Hugh Miller Cottage, Cromarty, Scotland


 I was so very blessed to get to spend a whole day touring the childhood and adulthood home (for a while) of Hugh Miller, geologist, reformer, stone mason and Scots. Truly an amazing experience!! I used my National Trust for Scotland pass to tour it, which is awesome.

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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

One Cool Cucumber Salad


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Wintery wonderland


https://youtu.be/ait3RPQw2vU   Meeting new and fun people is always nice--and what better place than to meet them in my German courses. Tatenda is from Zimbabwe and desired to adventure more here in Germany so we headed off together, enjoying lunch first, and then to the Monastary Ruins in Frauenalb for a wonderful and fun afternoon … Continue reading Wintery wonderland

Kirch & Kloster (Ruins) and town of Bad Herrenalb


Video Link A fellow tourist summed it up perfect (excerpt from German Eagle) The Cistercian monastery, origin of the town, was founded in 1149 by Berthold III von Eberstein and his wife Uta. It became economically successful, in the 14th and 15th century it prospered. However, the end came soon: In 1525 farmers plundered it, … Continue reading Kirch & Kloster (Ruins) and town of Bad Herrenalb

Turkish Delight–Döner


A definite 'must' in Karlsruhe--a family restuarant/locally owned business that is just simply amazing!! Located on Kronenplatz, Karlsruhe, Germany, it is a must for any local or traveler. The Döner Teller is filled with shaved, roasted meal,  a yogurt dressing atop a fresh salad,  a potato side with a orange sauce..incredible. The falafels were also … Continue reading Turkish Delight–Döner

Kneipp Bath


Spending time with my sweetheart is such a joy--I asked a local woman what the open-air foot/leg bath and arm bath-trough was intended for--and she answered (with a smile) that it is for health and refreshment....exactly what we needed on a hot, hot summer day. Thomas and I sluffed off our shoes and went for … Continue reading Kneipp Bath

An exchange student and an American come together again


Way back when, okay, so in 1996 and 1997 my family hosted an exchange student from Germany--and we have kept in touch all these years. Before leaving Colorado, I wrote to Jenny, telling her I would be moving to Germany--and she came to see me. The last time I had seen Jenny in person, I … Continue reading An exchange student and an American come together again

Coffee with Old and New Friends, Waldbronn, Germany


Jenny and I wrote text messages back and forth over the past few weeks--and she has come down this weekend  see friends, myself included, as we all live in close proximity. Jenny's friends, whom she knew from travels and summers working abroad in Spain,  are hosting Jenny and her lovely girls and boyfriend this weekend, … Continue reading Coffee with Old and New Friends, Waldbronn, Germany