Next week Iâ€™m heading back to Germany to visit my family and reconnect with my home country. Itâ€™s become clear over the past 25 years that I must see, feel, smell my roots on a regular basis to avoid serious bouts of homesickness.
Weâ€™ll bike, walk, hike, ride boats and the train, drive my fatherâ€™s twenty-plus year old station wagon. Weâ€™ll eat fifteen-hundred different foods, try new wines, the house special of a mom and pop winemaker, weâ€™d never find in the stores here. Weâ€™ll meet old friends weâ€™ve known for 40 years.
Best of all weâ€™ll see my father, my daughter and my sister, nephews and brother-in-law. Family is what itâ€™s all about.