Author Archives: Morgan

Thailand Trip

Morgan flew to Thailand for his GM project the week before Bremen Freimarkt. The same project is being rolled out in the ZF plant in Rayong, Thailand at the same time as the Brazil project (with start of production a few months … Continue reading

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Katie’s Birthday

So today was Katie’s birthday. It was actually pretty cold for an August day – especially compared to our normal South Carolina standards for August. We celebrated at a local restaurant that specializes in Crepes (savory and sweet). I surprised … Continue reading

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First Trip to Brazil

Soon after Mathias left to go off to College for his first semester at Vanderbilt (super proud of him), Morgan also hopped on a plane and traveled to Brazil for his new project in Sorocaba with GM building the front corner modules … Continue reading

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China Trip – Shenyang to Beijing Train

Saturday I woke up a little late since I set my alarm for weekdays only by accident. It was actually quite nice to get some rest since I was quite tired during the week getting over the jet lag. After … Continue reading

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China Trip – Beijing Sight Seeing

After waking up on Sunday I hopped in a taxi and headed to the center of Beijing. The taxi driver tried to trick me and take a super long route all the way to the north of the city before … Continue reading

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China Trip – Shenyang

Katie and I took the train to Dusseldorf this past weekend to start our travels. After checking Katie into the local Holiday Inn (she was flying on Sunday and I was flying on Saturday) we ventured out into the rain … Continue reading

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More South Africa Trip Pictures

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Pilanesberg National Park Pictures

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Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth, SA was really nice. It is a town on the southern  coast in a large bay with nice beaches and beautiful views. We arrived Thursday morning after a short flight from Joburg. The place we stayed at is … Continue reading

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Dubai and South Africa

Monday morning Katie and I registered our new address and new car at the city building. After we grabbed a great breakfast at the Remarque hotel. Katie dropped me off at the main train station where I took the train … Continue reading

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Beautiful German Skies

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Training Trip – Day 14

Today I had a good breakfast and then attended mass at the main Catholic Cathedral St. Petrus in Osnabrück. It is a magnificent church. I got some odd looks since I went in my sport coat and not in a … Continue reading

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Training trip – Day 13

This morning only after a few hours of sleep I met up with Derick, his girlfriend and another friend from the Netherlands. We drove over to Bad Iburg to meet with some other co-workers at a really cool restaurant called … Continue reading

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Training Trip – Day 12

Tonight was the Chassis Systems Business Unit Christmas party. We met at the Bahnhof (main train station) and started with some Glühwein to stay warm. After a short walk in the rain we made it to the main event avenue, … Continue reading

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Training Trip – Day 8, 9, 10 and 11

This week was more training at work and a couple of visits to the Weinachtsmarkt. It snowed a good bit and was pretty cold but at least the snow made everything look pretty. The food at the work canteen is … Continue reading

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Training Trip – Day 7

Today I visited Philip’s parents in Bad Iburg with Philip and his girlfriend. The town of Bad Iburg is beatiful with an old castle near the city center. Philip’s parents were very nice and even had a Nikolaus present for me! … Continue reading

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Training Trip – Day 6

Today I slept in and then went downstairs for an easy breakfast. I still cannot get over how good the bread is here. After breakfast I hopped in the car and drove all over Osnabrück to try and figure out … Continue reading

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Web Article about Weihnachtsmarkt in Osnabrück

http://www.weihnachtsmarkt-deutschland.de/weihnachtsmarkt-osnabrueck.html This was the google translation so it is a little rough but gives you a good idea of what the Weihnachtsmarkt is. “Accompanied by the scent of freshly roasted almonds, the historic Christmas market in Osnabrück occurs from 26 November … Continue reading

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Training Trip – Day 4 & 5

Yesterday I had line balancing training all morning and then started meeting with the other departments in the afternoon. Very interesting jobs and it always amazes me at how much goes into building a car. Met with Project Controlling and … Continue reading

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Training Trip – Day 3

Today was another good day at work. It snowed a good bit over night so the car was covered when I woke up. Lunch was good with a pork cutlet, fried egg, skillet potatoes and onions with a pickle. Started … Continue reading

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