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      7 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
Two hours left!!
Wednesday, September 09, 2015      5 comments

I only have 2 hours to put the final 'finishing touches' on everything before my BFF picks us up to take us to the airport for our trip ... Read more
Europe 2015 - Copenhagen, Denmark, Cologne, Frankfurt - and home!!
Wednesday, September 02, 2015      3 comments

The past few days, I've been blogging about our upcoming trip plans - we leave next week so I'm getting ready, packing, etc, so it's definitely on my mind. In fact, I think a trip has three phases, each of which is really fun in its own way - th... Read more
Europe 2015 - Back to Germany - Nuremberg, Rennsteig Trail and Berlin
Tuesday, September 01, 2015      3 comments

I left off yesterday telling you about our plans to visit Prague - after we leave there, we are heading back to Nuremberg [Germany] to see and do things we didn't have time to do or see last time we were there. That's our theme - finish up previ... Read more

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