My last few days in Berlin were a whirlwind. Well actually, more like the last 2 weeks were a whirlwind. The Carrolls and I managed to cram about as much excitement as possible into a very small window.
In between sightseeing, we took time to enjoy a sunny day with a picnic by the river.
Some teammates and friends met up for dinner at The Bird. It’s a great place for real Amurican style burgers. Actually- back it up…This places serves real American style beef patties and toppings…but English muffins serve as the buns. Have to admit, not sure I’m won over by the muffins- but it’s still a darn good burger.
A trip back down to Unterhaching for the Bundesliga Championship Match. After 5 sets of b,attling Berlin emerged victorious, and a certain tall Australian was awarded MVP. Watching both teams killing themselves out there has to be one of the best sporting moments I’ve experienced. A redemptive end to a tumultuous season. With a mixture of teamwork, perseverance and desire the boys in orange got it done. Hats off to Haching though; it really could have gone either way.After a long day of cheering, celebrating oh and 15 hours on a bus, we still wanted to do something special on my last full day in Berlin.
We made our reservations, and went up to visit the Reichstag dome. I can’t recommend this more highly. Not only is it free, but the views are incredible and the audio guide is fascinating without stifling you with too much superfluous information.
Tuesday I flew back to the USofA, and I’m currently recuperating from all of this aforementioned action. Can’t wait for my next foray onto the European continent.