13 months in Baden Wurtemburg


Whew!! 13 months here have really flown by and now it is time for the next chapter!! A review in photos of all the fun I have experienced living abroad here in Germany.

Steinbach


A Small, quaint town in the heart of the Black Forrest, Thomas and I stopped at the Guesthause Hirch for a wonderful german meal, the church bells rang, and the service was nice, the food superb. A town that one can easily relax in and fully enjoy!!! A place to get a breath of fresh … Continue reading Steinbach

St. Barbara Capella Ruins, Langensteinbach, Badische History


The St. Barbara Capella (church) was built in the beginning of the 1300s in the town edge of Langensteinbach here in the Alb Valley. A little history (compliments of the a German information website) tells the story beautifully here: "The first documentary mention of the Barbara Chapel as "capella sanctae Barbarae" dates from 1432. The … Continue reading St. Barbara Capella Ruins, Langensteinbach, Badische History

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

Make an Impression


Make me an offer!!! Making a good impression ...with beautiful, original art. As seen in a January post I wrote,  I dream of selling an art piece of my very own, an adventure in eBay sales for sure!!! The price is currently at $700--but this is negotiable for sure, so make me an offer!! Van … Continue reading Make an Impression

Ettlingen Christmas Market


     

Riding the lines


Adventuring is so much fun, easy, and convenient while using the tram. I rode the rails today to view the country side during this love autumn season and the changing of the leaves in the Black Forrest. I stopped off in Bad Herrenalb and enjoyed a lovely breakfast at a Backerei--and warmed my hands with … Continue reading Riding the lines

Dinner Made Easy


Baking is vastly becoming one of my favorite methods of cooking--it does not require constant attention, stirring, and often, it does not even require multiple pots, pans, bakeware--which is super nice and easy peasy when it comes to cleaning up. Who really wants to spend extra time doing prep, maintence cooking and clean--up when there … Continue reading Dinner Made Easy

A Royal Event with the Margravine Sibylla Agusta


Margravine Sibylla Augusta and the residents. Okay,  a bit of time has lapsed (but what is a few hundred years between 'old' friends?) since the Margravine has passed away...but coffee with friends is still a rare, noble gift in her home. You read that correctly,  make no mistake...we enjoyed the royal treatment at the Margravine Sibylla … Continue reading A Royal Event with the Margravine Sibylla Agusta