Oh. Good. Lord.
Green cabbage has done it again! You win... you always do...
For those who don't know what I'm talking about, there's a thing called a Green Cabbage Tour in Northern Germany A.K.A. Gruenkohl Tour. It's one of the strangest things I may have ever heard of, but when it's explained... you kinda just think... Okay! Why not?!
Here's the deal:
You get a group of people together (typically larger groups, ours just being almost 200 employees of Engelbrecht).
You meet up, outside, in the freezing cold, prepared to walk and drink... excessively (I mean, how else are you planning on standing the cold weather?).
You then end at a destination to eat Gruenkohl (green cabbage) and lots of meat. I can honestly say I had a large pile of green cabbage, plus 5 different kinds of pork on my plate. No lie.
You then party some more.
As an American, it's about the craziest thing you've ever heard. There's nothing like it in the U.S. But, like I said, when explained... you just nod your head and say, "Sure! Sounds like fun!"
I was at the Green Cabbage party for the past two years, so I knew the drill. But I gotta say, I was not prepared. It's about 48 hours later, and I'm still paying for it. The kilometers of walking on just about the coldest day of the year, the drinking, the dancing, the drinking, the dancing. It takes a toll on the body! Even my 24-year-old body!
However, for my last Tour... I have to say it'll be something in Germany that I will miss! It's some of the most fun I've had!