Category Archives: Germany

Bamberg Part 2

While in Bamberg we also made a point of visiting the Altenburg Castle.  Apparently this castle was first mentioned in 1109 (dang, that’s old) and was not used really as a primary residence, but rather as a safe haven for locals during dangerous times as well as an outlook point and for protection of the […]

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Days go by….

One right after the other.  Geez, sorry for the long absence.  I can’t believe it’s been so long since my last post!  Wow, where do I even begin?!  So to (hopefully) avoid boring you all to tears, let’s just do the “in a nutshell” rundown of what’s happened the last couple months. March was a […]

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Weekend adventure

Making it to Gummersbach, Germany has been on our ‘to do’ list since moving here.  Seeing the town from where your last name originates is a must do.  Never mind that our American way of saying the name is barely understood here.  Or that Quinn thinks our last name is just Bach.  Yes, better to […]

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Ice Ice Baby….too cold, too cold.

Ain’t that the truth.  For reals.  People, it.is.cold.  Like go to Nuremberg to see your friend who is visiting and buy a new coat cold.  Like, eat potato soup every day of the week and layer up! cold. I know you all know this; clearly it’s making the news back in the States.  And oddly […]

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Hey you entrepreneurs…

I might have stumbled across something brilliant.  First let me give you the back story on how I came across this idea. I finally found a place to get my hair done.  It took me about 10 months.  Which, you know, is both a long time and a short time depending on how you’re counting, what […]

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The rest of Katie’s visit…in a nutshell

So many awesome, hilarious, really good things happened while Katie was visiting that I haven’t even touched on yet.  In an effort to not drag out the posts on summer, making them last till, you know- next summer, I’m going to try to summarize the rest of Katie’s visit in this post.  Here we go! […]

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Idstein…Take Two.

Ahem.  Where was I??  Before I was so rudely interrupted by the deletion of most of my post, I was showing you Idstein.  You guys, this town was seriously so adorable.  Like, people get to live here? adorable.  Anyway, continuing on…             Okay, so hopefully these pictures give you some sense […]

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Come and gone…

Our first visitors in our “new” house (since moving in Janurary) just left today.  My parents were here for just over a week and it was fantastic.  Of course the time always goes too quickly and there is always more you wish you could have fit in- but, I am grateful for the time they […]

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As American as…blueberry cookies.

Happy Fourth of July…a day late!  Not exactly celebrated here, understandably so I guess.  Over the last few days I sort of sadly (and almost stupidly, I mean duh) came to the realization that Fourth of July would come and go here without much fanfare.  And while I did take time out to think about […]

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Bracing for the storm…

Of Hessentag.  Every year in the Bundesland (state) of Hessen there is a party, festival, outrageous number of people herded into one particular city- whatever you want to call it.  This year it’s in…wait for it….Oberursel!  That’s right everyone, we will be the lucky recepients of over a million (anticipated) visitors between the 10th and […]

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