Our first trip to the US as Visa Applicants was our honeymoon. We went to Florida for one week and it kind of felt like a trip to our own future. Okay, we are not planning to move to Florida, but anyway going to America felt like stepping into Doc Brown’s Delorean. It started when we arrived at Miami International Airport. Us waiting in line for the passport control made every officer suspicious. We were giggling like little children, while imagining us standing in line at the US Resident counter next year. On the drive to our hotel I started to pick out the car I want to buy when living in California. And that was just the beginning of our holiday. We couldn’t stop connecting every little cool thing to our life abroad. A trip to the supermarket ended in our little “Do we have this in Germany”-Quiz. It was a joy to watch TV Series like Desperate Housewives in english and “live”. And in the movies our only thought was: “Yes, we don’t have to watch bad translations anymore very soon”! This wasn’t a normal holiday for us. It wasn’t a relaxing honeymoon like it should have been. It was exciting. We actually made plans for our future life. For our American Dream! And when we finally read the word Greencard on an ad on the highway which said that Greencard owners (along with tourists and US residents) were allowed to travel to the Bahamas for a day, we nearly freaked out. The moment we arrived back in Germany depressed us both. For the first time in my life I wasn’t happy to return home. Because in my heart America already kind of feels like home! This makes the decision we both made for our future a bit easier. Yes, it’ll be brutal to leave our families, our friends and our lifes here in Germany, but we already left pieces of our hearts in America and I guess we will have to pick them up very soon! And this actually is the only thought that keeps us going right now: We will be back soon, America!