Tag Archives: Germany

Bamberg Part 1

Recently we snuck away for a couple of days to spend some time in Bamberg, Germany.  This is in the Bavaria region about 2 hours away (unless you end up stuck in a completely obnoxious re-route intended to SAVE YOU TIME but instead leaving you driving in circles to get around some construction that obviously […]

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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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Hessentag 2011…done.

I’m a little late with this recap, but I’ve been meaning to tell you about Hessentag.  So, the overall conclusion is: it was fine.  Fun while it lasted but nice to have things back to normal around here.  Driving was a complete pain- don’t even get me started on the obnoxious 20 minute detour I had […]

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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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It gets me every time…

I’ve gotten used to lots of things over here.  And I don’t mean “Oh, feel sorry for me.  It’s been such an adjustment”…blah, blah, blah.  No, just literally, you adjust because you have to.  Life goes on.  You figure things out, you do things a new way, and pretty soon you forget how it used […]

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To market to market…

To buy a fat hog.  Just kidding.  NO hogs were purchased.  We did however take a lovely walk through town yesterday which included going to the local outdoor market.  On Saturdays there is a small market set up in town with lots of different produce and fresh meats and cheeses available.  There are also flowers, […]

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