Ah, where to start? So much information, my head is still buzzing. Think I'll start where we started - in Luxembourg City.
Our visit started like most visits Bryce and I have to new cities. With him trying to get "the lay of the land" and me trying to regain homeostasis from all the over stimulation a new environment brings. And as we usually do, we walked and walked and walked and saw the city mostly on foot. I love that. Bryce charging on, muttering things like, this is the street we drove in on from the airport, it also goes to the park. So, the city center must be over there. Me, lallygagging behind like a 2 year old looking at all the pretties.
Our week was extremely busy. We *DID* find a house. And we *DID* find a school for our oldest. Good thing too because in Luxembourg, by law, all 4 year old's must be in school. We also had dinner with 2 of Bryce's colleagues who have been in Luxembourg for 2+ years. Their insight was invaluable as was their patience in answering our thousands of questions. Both couples love living in Luxembourg and want to extend their contracts there. They said over and over again what a great city it is for raising kids.
Our relocation assistant was amazing. A move of this magnitude would be incredibly difficult without the aid of a relocation service. She drove us around to view apartments and houses. Set up school appointments and drove us to them. Took me to a shopping mall and grocery store. Helped us start a bank account. Amazing. I'm so very very thankful.
In between all of our appointments we took a day to go sightseeing, driving all around the country. Sounds crazy, but remember Luxembourg is a tiny country. Only 51 miles (82 kilometers) from north to south and 35 miles (57 kilometers) east to west - smaller than Rhode Island. We also saw a movie, Batman Returns. And yes, we found My Little Ponies in Luxembourg. They are much cuter in French - Mon Petit Poney.
More tomorrow . . . and the next day
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