It’s literally the hottest June day EVER in Germany with temps over 100-degrees F. We don’t have air conditioning throughout the house (just a few bedrooms and the attic), so it gets stifling.Continue reading
Without her mother there to break out in a hearty rendition of Hasselhoff‘s ”Looking for Freedom“, I fear Miss C‘s trip to Berlin won‘t be much fun for her.
My sweet girl left this morning for her class graduation trip to Berlin. Apparently, I’m the only parent who asked for a trip itinerary. Martin, who is the president of the school’s parent-teacher group, laughed at me.Continue reading
Another reason we bought this house on the hill … such a great spot to watch a storm roll over the hills and into the valley…
We visited the Stasi Museum in what was the headquarters campus of the MfS (the Ministry for State Security) to spy, terrorize, manipulate and control its own people in East Germany. I paid a little extra to get the photography button.
This is a display depicting the enemy: Western culture, Iron Maiden, and agents of NATO. I would not have been well liked in Eastern Germany.Continue reading
6:05 a.m. –I am definitely not a morning person, but we are up very early for a flight, running away to Berlin for the weekend to celebrate our anniversary and my birthday (later this month), so yeah, I‘m on board with my favorite travel partner.Continue reading
I ran in the Schönbuch forest yesterday. It’s where the last King of Württemberg and his wife Princess Charlotte lived after his heartbreaking abdication of the throne in 1918.Continue reading
It’s that time of year again!!! The Tübingen Fasnet Parade is a chance to chase out the winter witches and goblins. What a fun afternoon! This tradition and the city dates back centuries, and the energy is always so good. Although one of the kids was pretty over it after about 15 minutes (I’ll let you guess), the rest all seemed to have a great time!Continue reading
Research indicates there is growing negative sentiment in Germany against Americans, mostly on the political side, but nevertheless, my family (to include those in the States) continues to take our role as ambassadors VERY seriously.
This is the box my father in Ohio sent to my brother-in-law in Bavaria.Continue reading
A blustery walk to my car this evening.
Construction starts next week for a two-story garage by the medical clinic. It should be done in two years, which means it will be done in 2027.