Shortly after receiving the last sentinel event email, I received another one of those “check the calendar and make sure it’s not April 1st” emails. My branch followed up the Germany offer with a note that the OH position at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii was also going to be vacant at the end of the year. Aeyoung was even more excited at the prospect of Hawaii so we seriously considered that job for about twenty four hours before deciding on Germany. Hawaii would be great at least for awhile, but the cost of living is prohibitive and we both felt that the novelty would wear off after awhile and we might feel stuck there. Having been to Europe and always wanting to go back to travel, I was confident that we would both love our time over there. There are dozens if not hundreds of places in Europe that immediately spring to mind when I think of travel. Not to mention that I love the European vibe : history, culture, food, architecture, women, wine, song, lions, tigers, ligers, etc.