Making New Friends, Highlands of Scotland


The blessings continue to flow here in Scotland as I have made some wonderful friends along my journey. It isn't always about what you are seeing, it is about whom comes into your life and leaves a happy mark on your heart that creates the best experiences; may the memories and friendships continue to bloom.

The Adventures of Flat Stanley


Recently, I was blessed in being asked to be a Flat Stanley participant for a student in Tyro Elementary, Lexington, North Carolina. Here is a little back history Flat Stansley (compliments of this site.)   Dale Hubert first introduced The Flat Stanley Project to his students at Wilfrid Jury Public School in 1995.  The project's … Continue reading The Adventures of Flat Stanley

Neustadt an der WeinstraBe


A wonderful adventure with family!! My Uncle came to visit Germany from Maryland (and staying with his brother, my other Uncle). We all met up somewhere in the middle...in the lovely town of Neustadt an der WeinstraBe (literally translating into the "New City on the Wine Street" but it is truly an older city, being … Continue reading Neustadt an der WeinstraBe

Laufenburg and Leistal, Switzerland


What a wonderful adventure--driving through Freiburg, Germany (where we stopped for a Cappuccino), we continued on the #5 interstate, through border control/inspection, and into Switzerland!! We were able to change countries in a matter of about 2 1/2 hours, which to my American mind, is just outstanding and so surprising. I, with passport in tow, … Continue reading Laufenburg and Leistal, Switzerland

Saturday Evening Folk Concert, Schloss Gartenhalle


While walking to the tram one day,a poster, advertisement caught my eye. To my delight, it was featuring, showcasing an upcoming concert, featuring Folk Music from across the ages and the globe, instantly causing giddiness for me, even more so when I found that the event offered free entrance!!! Delightfully, Thomas and I dressed for … Continue reading Saturday Evening Folk Concert, Schloss Gartenhalle

Spring time, Baden Wurtemburg (Southwest Germany)


April marks the one year mark of my being here in Germany, wow, time sure does fly!!  The natural ways have thus also come full cycle since I have arrived with all of its beauty and splendor!!! The Earth is awakening, bring scents and blossoms of new growth and splendor!!! Check out the wonderful treasures, … Continue reading Spring time, Baden Wurtemburg (Southwest Germany)

JägerSchnitzel and PanniertSchnitzel @ Täglich Restaurant, Ettlingen


I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun. Charles R. Swindoll

Beer and Flammkuchen Night


A twist on a classic of Beer and Pizza night, Thomas and I enjoyed an evening out at Zum Hoepfner Pub in Ittersbach with Pilsners and Flammkuchen--Lecker!!! Lots of laughter and good times, listening to the tunes playing, chatter of fellow pub patrons, and enjoying a fun evening out.

Mixing it up with Coffee


  This evening Thomas and I drove to Karlsruhe to help reamp the battery as it had died (resulting in our car needing to be jumped) so we drove around, grabbed coffee at McDonalds (which tastes very different than the blend in the United States.)  A fun evening, taking a 'Sunday Drive' around the region, … Continue reading Mixing it up with Coffee

Coming to a close as the year winds down


2016 is winding down and coming to a close...and it has been an enourmously eventufl year for me. Upon reminiscing over the year, realizing just how much has occured over the past 365 days. The dream list, posted in January of this year, I successfully marked off several components. Here are just a few of … Continue reading Coming to a close as the year winds down