May 12th – Banana Milk Comes From the Yellow Cow

Captain’s Log: Day 5

Guten Guten Morgen!
(Double the good)

Also, the title of this blog post is a quote, credit to my sister Lamar for inventing this expression!

I think I finally semi caught up on sleep with about 6 hours tonight! So I’m feeling pretty refreshed now!

Today is Faurecia Day, meaning I gotta take a lot of notes on the company so we can do well on our presentation.

Today we are all going to breakfast together at a place that serves Weisswurst Frühstück, translated to White Sausage Breakfast. Now I can’t eat the sausage because it contains pork, but they have other options (mainly pretzels and some other vegan things but we’ll see once we arrive)

Me Perfectly Blending in with the Flowers 🤫😉

Yea just got back from breakfast, and I ate 2 pretzels 😭.  No biggie tho! We took a bus back home!

Following this, I headed out to a small grocery store with Nate to just browse a bit, and I found the Banana Milk sitting in the refrigerator (Cover Image Available) I immediately had to grab it to see what it tasted like in Germany, because as a child it was one of the greatest things to me ever.

My honest thoughts were it was delicious, and definitely a good way to make up for the lack of a breakfast I had!

Anyways, we headed out to Faurecia, and before entering we had to go through some really high security! There was a gate, with a guard inside making us sign our name on the roster before entering, and signing a legal document confirming that we wouldn’t touch anything or take any photos (No company thus far has been this strict)

We also passed what I like to call, the Spezi Mobile. The greatest car of all time!

And if I’m being honest, it felt like the longest day ever. There was about 4 presentations of back to back information, that made up the grand majority of the whole tour. In total lasting about 5 hours!

Faurecia specializes in a lot of work with engines and zero-emission strategies to make vehicles more sustainable. I could tell you more, but it would take away from the light informative attitude of this blog so let’s keep it short and sweet 😄

(As a matter of fact, this will probably be the shortest blog for the whole two weeks)

Faurecia HQ Augsburg Branch

Anyways, after leaving Faurecia, we were waiting for the bus outside, and me and the boys were pretty bored from the events of the day so we decided to have a little fun with the trucks on the road.

We’re not entirely sure what inspired this idea, but our inner 6-year-old came out and we were signaling all the truck drivers to honk their horns, and a majority of them did! It was so fun!

In Dr. Feick’s words, “This was something I literally did as a three year old,” but we just had to keep going for the good times that we will surely laugh at in the future 😂

Finally we got back to the hotel, and we went to a restaurant that was Maxi’s recommendation. Maxi is a German student working hard to organize the trip, and in all honesty, he’s awesome. The restaurant was called Das Wirtshaus unter dem Bogen, so I decided to get some pasta today (They didn’t have any chicken schnitzel unfortunately 😕)

But it still tasted great!

Penne Pasts with Roasted Red Peppers, Spinach, and a Cashew Sauce.

Anyways that’s all for today thanks again for coming back! Tomorrow is the last company, GROB Werke, I look forward to telling you more about it!

Gute Nacht!

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