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Must See Hikes in Southern Arizona

"If you don't know where you want to go, it doesn't matter which patch you take." - Cheshire Cat, Alice In Wonderland I'm still in denial that it's the end of October 2018! I was looking back on 2017, which held a lot of surprises and lessons for our family. In December of 2016 we… Continue reading Must See Hikes in Southern Arizona

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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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The Country That Stole My Heart

"It's a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realize what's changed is you." - F. Scott Fitzgerald Oh where to begin?! A piece of my heart is, & always will be, in Greece. I was so sad to see the fires going through… Continue reading The Country That Stole My Heart

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Antwerp, Belgium 🇧🇪

"Travel expands the mind and fills the gap." - Sheda Savage Over Easter weekend we decided to head to Antwerp, Belgium. Justin had gotten his EU license and wanted to buy some equipment from Rogue Fitness, who has their European headquarters in Antwerp, he debated on paying for shipping, but I had absolutely no problem… Continue reading Antwerp, Belgium 🇧🇪

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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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Getting Lost In The City of Water

" Traveling is the ruin of all happiness! There's no looking at a building after seeing Italy." - Fanny Burney So a week after accepting a housing offer, we hopped on a train and went to Italy! When we got back reality, we realized we had no furniture, internet, and still only one car. Since… Continue reading Getting Lost In The City of Water

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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