According to Wiki, "A red-eye flight is any flight departing late at night and arriving early the next morning. The term red-eye derives from the fatigue symptom of having red eyes, which can be caused or aggravated by late-night travel."
Well, I have red eyes alright and it isn't from crying for an hour after the last hugs were given, nor was it because my feelings were hurt from Michelle clapping as we were leaving (see picture), and it wasn't from flying alone on a red-eye with two young children in which only one slept.
Shortly after landing back in Germany, my German translator (Jason) and I headed to Unterturkheim to see an eye Specialist. Turns out I met a Virus in the U.S. that wanted to travel back to Germany with me and hang out for a couple of weeks. Needless to say, my new friend is a big pain in the Ar-sh not to mention the eyeballs and seems to be immune to all the antibiotics the ER in DC fed him. Because I always attach the "good" pictures of me and friends, I felt it would be discriminating not to attach an "ugly" picture of me and my new friend.
I have to remind myself that life is not always easy on either side of the ocean, but I do have a choice about the attitude I take when dealing with 'not so easy or fun'. So my choice last night while Jason and I were walking around looking(me with half an eye) for the klinik für Augenheilkunde, discovered a cute area of Unterturkheim. My new friend got a great eyeballs view and also thought it would be worth coming back to 'see' one day...
|My "new friends, V" and I!|