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An American Embassy Goof and Indoor Pool in Frankfurt, Germany

An American Embassy Goof and Indoor Pool in Frankfurt, Germany

We had to make a trip to the American Embassy in Frankfurt in order to update the girls’ passports, which were getting too close to expiration to use for our upcoming travel plans. We had made an effort to update their passports several months earlier when we visited the states, but were disappointed to learn that we had to re-furnish the girls’ original birth certificates. Long story short—the...

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Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace

Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace

We spent a day visiting the Ludwig II’s most noteworthy castles in Bavaria. Ludwig II became the King of Bavaria (what is now Southern Germany) when he was only 18 years old, and he is most remembered for his contribution to Germany’s extravagant architecture, and not to politics.  He poured his own private funds (and those borrowed from his family and whomever would give him loans) into...

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Adventures in Innsbruck, Austria

Adventures in Innsbruck, Austria

It’s hard not to fall in love with Austria and Southern Germany when everywhere you look, you think you’re in a storybook. We stopped briefly in Innsbruck for an afternoon to walk around. Innsbruck is located halfway between Munich and Verona (Italy). We didn’t make it to either one this Fall, but we will someday. It’s kind of picturesque…don’t you think? It’s located in Western...

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Oberammergau and Mittenwald, Germany

Oberammergau and Mittenwald, Germany

After our lovely diesel/gasoline mixup, we landed at our reserved room in Oberammergau during the late night hours. Thank goodness we already had a place lined up—because we have learned that you don’t want to be searching for a room late at night in Germany (good luck finding one)! This place happened to be a room rented on a family farm. We had to walk through the family’s home and up the...

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Hitscherhof Farm Fest in Germany

Hitscherhof Farm Fest in Germany

We enjoyed a visit in late Fall to the Hitscherhof Farm Fest, which is located in between the villages of Thalweischweiler Froeschen and Rieschweiler, southwest of Frankfurt, Germany. Jared’s Aunt and Uncle often go to this festival in late September, so we were excited our visit coincided with the festival! The festival has a Farmer’s and Craft Market with more than 80 participants. A lot of...

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The Diesel/Gasoline Mixup

The Diesel/Gasoline Mixup

Well, it happened. Trust me, it’s a mistake you never want to make. I am fortunate to have a husband that pampers me in many ways, and one of those ways is in never requesting that I filled up a vehicle or drive, unless I want to. Well, I never really want to. So—when we stopped at a gas station in Innsbruck, Austria, Jared was filling us up when suddenly he stopped the pump and said to me, “Oh...

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A day trip to Wissembourg, France

A day trip to Wissembourg, France

My husband’s Aunt and Uncle live in Germany, near the border of France. Luckily for us, this meant we could stay with them as a base as we traveled Europe, and they treated us to their company on some great day trips, as well!  This particular day they invited us on a day trip with them to Wissembourg, France, which is located on the Northeast corner of France. Here we are, leaving...

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Winchester Mystery House

Winchester Mystery House

In March we had the chance to visit the Winchester Mystery House near San Jose, California. If you’ve never heard of this place, you’re in for a treat!   The Winchester House is an extravagant Victorian house built by the Winchester Rifle heir’s widow in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. She married William Hirt Winchester in 1862, and in 1866 their infant daughter died of a mysterious...

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Visiting the California Redwoods and Oregon Beach

Visiting the California Redwoods and Oregon Beach

One reason we picked Southern Oregon to establish our home base is because it is a reasonable distance from some of the best excursions the US has to offer. Face it—if you’ve ever been to the Northwest—you’ve probably fallen in love with it. At least we have! In January we decided to make a day trip over to the coast to experience our first exploration of the redwoods near Crescent City,...

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Liechtenstein Gorge in Austria

Liechtenstein Gorge in Austria

What a treat it was to discover one of the longest and deepest wild water ravines in the Alps—the Liechtenstein Gorge in Austria! The gorge is obviously ancient, but it was first developed as a tourist attraction in the late 1800’s by local residents. Water has cut through the rock here to create a chasm that is 300 meters deep (nearly 1,000 feet)! After paying the entrance fees we started along a...

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Visting Bavaria’s Königssee

Visting Bavaria’s Königssee

In the far southeastern state of Germany’s state of Bavaria is a beautiful natural lake, Königssee. When we arrived to the lake, we found a huge parking lot that was thankfully not all that full. We’ve heard this place can get extremely busy, so we sighed a breath of relief. We walked by the little tourist shops towards the lake shore… and I again contemplated the purchase of some...

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Till the Cows Come Home

Till the Cows Come Home

While visiting the amazing Hohenwerfen Castle in Austria, we stumbled across an Israeli couple who mentioned they were headed to a “Cow” Festival in the nearby town of Wagrain. They said it was a celebration for the cows coming home–returning from grazing in the mountains for the summer. A festival about cows?!  Ummm—why not?! (After all, my husband did grow up on a dairy farm!) Off we...

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