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DD1 off to Germany!

June 28th, 2010 at 06:21 pm

We put DD1 on a plane Saturday bound for Atlanta then to Germany. I am very excited for her! This trip is an exchange student program. We hosted Kathrin in October and her family will now host DD1. The cost is a plane ticket, a passport and spending money. Not too shabby! We were well under our weight limit for her suitcase. We came in at 43.8 on a 50lb limit. I was very impressed as her luggage included gifts for the host family. So all in all, this is a frugal experience for my daughter! Her Papa paid for her plane ticket and various family members "slipped" her a few dollars. She also saved most of her paychecks and now has over $1000 available if she needs it. She laughed and said she would never spend that much money. And it is true! She is a true cheapskate and I couldn't be prouder when I say that! Smile I can't wait to hear all of her stories and see all of her pictures! So far she has gone to a World Cup party. Germany won! She said people were screaming and throwing beer on each other! Haha! There are no smoking restrictions there, so she is having trouble with her allergies. She also said everyone drives crazy. Sounds like so far it has been a blast. Today she goes to school with her host. They have the same climate there as we do here and they do NOT have air conditioning in schools! Yikes!
Sorry, I'm rambling. Not too much about finance, just a little! Will post other things like financial goals later.

8 Responses to “DD1 off to Germany!”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    Sounds like she is having a wonderful time!!

  2. Miz Pat Says:

    What a wonderful experience. And she is learning German as well? KEWL!

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Fabulous life-altering experience for her! I think, as a frugalite, she'll be shocked at the costs in Europe.
    I hope she has a great time!

  4. momcents Says:


    What a wonderful experience for her! I'm sure she'll have a blast!

  5. north georgia gal Says:

    How long is she over there for? I am sure she will enjoy herself! This is such a neat program!

  6. frugaltexan75 Says:

    What a fantastic experience to have!

  7. Jerry Says:

    Germany is a fantastic place and I am sure that it will lead to a terrific experience for her. What part of the country is she visiting? It's so great that you have the insurance of her staying with the family of the girl you hosted... great program, indeed.
    Jerry

  8. boomeyers Says:

    Jerry, she is in Stuttgard, I believe a suburb of Ludwigsburg.
    Heard from her yesterday. She loves it!! Does'nt want to come home! :-)

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