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.
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.
Au revoir, Savoie! We all agree this week will go down as one of the best family vacations, even with Martin’s shoulder injury and the closed tobogganing run. Both situations forced us out of our comfort zones, but we discovered things we really enjoy!
The people here are so patient and warm, and we will be talking about the food and scenery for awhile. If you can get here, we highly recommend a visit to this part of France! We will certainly be back.
In 1944, as the Allies were moving in towards Modane, the Germans tried to destroy the railway tunnel, which was an important connection to nearby Italy. During the detonation, this blockhouse lifted and landed intact 98 feet away from its original location.
It’s going to be awhile before my coccyx forgives me for today. I tried snowboarding for the first and only time in my life.
We all made it up the mountain this morning. Martin grabbed a pedestrian pass, intent on watching (and documenting) our ski and snowboard lessons. We were motivated. It was gonna be a good day, ya’ll!!!
It was an unexpected Girls Day out on the slopes, and we had a blast. And no injuries! So proud of my young ladies and their willingness to try new things. I don’t think we’ll be paragliding down with our skis any time soon (as others did above us), but maybe in a year or two?