Yesterday was the first of our group goodbyes. We did our last run with the Munich Hash House Harriers. It was a nice run/walk through the Ebersberg Forest near Kirchseeon. One of the things we'll miss living in England - easy public transport to wilderness locations. Okay, the Ebersberg Forest isn't exactly wild per say, but there are wild boars living in it, and it's easy to find yourself in a remote spot. We gave the Hash group laminated song sheets for the down-down circle as a good-bye present. Don't worry if you don't understand, what was important was that the other Hashers understood and appreciated them. They in turn gave us a Bavarian and Munich calender, two cute little porcelain dolls in Bavarian traditional costume and a bunch of pictures of all of them, which is what we had requested. The dolls were to represent how G and I looked on our wedding day.
After dinner at a local restaurant, we said our goodbyes to everyone. Lots of hugs and kisses and hopefully visits on both sides. As we were going home, G was a bit down, obviously more saddened by the whole thing than me. Which is very ironic, considering I'm the one who has been Hashing in Munich for well over 10 years, as compared to his 4. But it's probably the fact that he's going over to England on a regular basis for work, so the reality of the move has sunken in to him. For me, even though there are moving boxes all over the house, it's still not quite real. It'll probably hit me hard when it does though. Munich has been a big part of my life, and the Hash House Harriers too.