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Visiting the “Salt Castle”

"Climb every mountain, ford every stream, follow every rainbow, until you find your dream." European cities never cease to amaze me. This past July, we spent a few nights in an Austrian city most have heard of - Salzburg.  This beautiful city's name is German and literally translates to "Salt [Salz] Castle [Burg]".  This city… Continue reading Visiting the “Salt Castle”

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A Goat Parade!

"Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale." - Lauren DeStefano No matter how old you get, there are always "first experiences" to be had. One of ours happened this weekend, at Naustadt Am… Continue reading A Goat Parade!

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New Years in London

"Dear Past, thanks for all the lessons. Dear Future, I'm ready!" So I'm a wee bit behind uploading and writing about our adventures. Stella started part day pre school and I didn't realize how tiring it would be to run around doing errands with Nora while she's there, then getting home and *trying* to clean.… Continue reading New Years in London

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Searching Through the Ruins! German Castle Ruins

"Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy." - Anne Frank It will never cease to amaze the history around us here! Being from the Midwest, we had history and beautiful sites to see, but most were never preserved. I'm sure at one point it was destroyed on purpose, so it… Continue reading Searching Through the Ruins! German Castle Ruins

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Fairy Tale Castles 

"Even on the worst days, there's a possibility for joy." - Kate Beckett  A couple weekends ago we traveled to Garmisch and, on our way home, visited Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau.  Neuschwanstein is the castle that, it's said, Walt Disney saw and based the Disney Castle off of. King Ludwig II is so interesting.  He is… Continue reading Fairy Tale Castles 

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The Little Details – Eremitage 

"If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I'll bet they'd live a lot differently." - Calvin, from the Calvin and Hobbes comics A couple weekends ago we wanted to do a little day trip, so we drove to Bayreuth to see the Hermitage Old Place, Hermitage Court Garden (an 18th Century… Continue reading The Little Details – Eremitage 

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Old Buildings In Dresden

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anais Nin As I listen to Justin and Stella play hide and seek downstairs and Nora is napping next to me, I figured I'd jot down this post quickly.  We accepted a house on Thursday in this lovely little town, so we finally have a… Continue reading Old Buildings In Dresden

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Parkstein – The Dormant Volcano and Fortress Ruins

"My favorite thing: Going where I've never been." - Kapten & Son   Today we decided to go on a little adventure to Parkstein.  It is a quaint town built on the side of a dormant volcano and next to fortress ruins.  On the peak of this volcano is an old church.  It actually reminded… Continue reading Parkstein – The Dormant Volcano and Fortress Ruins