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Gratitude and Letting Go

Thursday, November 26, 2015      3 comments

I am very grateful for my life, my husband, my home and I feel extremely lucky because things could have turned out so differently - so I am always aware of the saying 'There but for the Grace of God go I' when I see others in less fortunate cir... Read more

You are more important....

Saturday, November 07, 2015      10 comments

than the number on the scale!!... Read more

Sod Rooftops in Germany

Tuesday, November 03, 2015      3 comments

In one village in Northern Germany, not far from Lubeck, we saw quite a few homes with sod rooftops - intriguing! From what I understand, this roof system is common in some traditional areas in Scandinavia and of course, Lubeck is one of the cit... Read more

Halloween at the zoo

Sunday, November 01, 2015      5 comments

As usual, Halloween at the zoo was very popular - we all dress up in costumes and have games, a scavenger hunt [with questions to answer about the zoo animals], prizes and of course lots of candy and other goodies to give out to the kids. Some o... Read more

Forest Mushrooms in Germany

Sunday, November 01, 2015      5 comments

We hiked in a lot of places across Germany during our trip and I couldn't hope but notice that there were mushrooms EVERYWHERE we went - different kinds with a variety of sizes, shapes, colors and quantity. Here are some pictures I took - I don'... Read more

Another adorable Gothic town in Germany - Lubeck

Thursday, October 15, 2015      7 comments

We stopped for one day and night in Lubeck, which is the starting point for my virtual trip across Germany and also the birthplace of one of our close friends in Germany - it's in the far north side of the country, on the Baltic Sea, and is very... Read more

The adorable village of Bamberg - part of my Virtual and Real trips to Germany!

Sunday, October 11, 2015      7 comments

We stopped for a couple of hours in the village of Bamberg on our way from Nuremberg to the next stop on our trip, which I'll tell you about another time. The main reason we stopped in Bamberg is because I have started doing a 'virtual walk' thr... Read more


Wednesday, October 07, 2015      7 comments

We stayed in a somewhat nondescript hotel because the place we really wanted was booked and a number of other places we checked were also booked - seems like a lot of people wanted to visit Nuremberg at the end of September!! So our room wasn't ... Read more

Quick stops in Dresden & Leipzig

Tuesday, October 06, 2015      3 comments

On our way to Prague, we made a quick stop in Dresden - we had been through there before but decided this trip to take a little time to drive around the city and make a quick stop somewhere for coffee and just to have a break from driving. We se... Read more

Visiting Friends in Prague

Monday, October 05, 2015      7 comments

Last week we visited a friend and his wife in the beautiful city of Prague, Czech Republic. We love visiting them as they are totally wonderful people and they seem to enjoy us being there as they are always excited to talk with us and do things... Read more

Raptors in Germany

Sunday, October 04, 2015      6 comments

I really like raptors so I was very happy that we got to visit a place called Falknerei am Rennsteig, which rehabilitates or rescues injured hawks, owls, etc. They also have a large collection of 'education birds,' which are used to help people ... Read more

Hiking on the Rennsteig Trail

Tuesday, September 22, 2015      5 comments

I've wanted to hike on this trail for a long time but when we were here in 2013, my knee was completely messed up and I could barely walk, thanks to all the cobblestone streets and stairs in Europe. Well, what's a girl to do?? 1. Get a new ... Read more

Gottingen, Germany

Thursday, September 17, 2015      4 comments

We are spending a few days in the little town where my husband lived for a year and a half or so in the early 70s - he worked as a translator and took some classes at the university, He had studied German in college but 'perfected' his language ... Read more

Koln Flora - visiting the botanical garden

Wednesday, September 16, 2015      7 comments

Another place we visited with our friends was the Koln Flora, which is a huge botanical garden next to the Zoo in Cologne - we walked quite a bit but only saw a small part of it so we plan to go back with our other friends when we return to the ... Read more

Germany - Florscheim am Main and Koeln [Cologne]!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015      5 comments

So far we are having a great trip with only a few glitches and we are so glad we came here. We spent our first night in a little town called Florscheim am Main - our hotel was the Karthauser Hof, which has been run by the same family for more th... Read more

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