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.
A layover has never been more exciting. My flight on Icelandair proved to be very successful, flying from London to Denver, via Reykjavik, Iceland. I arrived just little before midnight, went through customs (getting another stamp in my passport, woohoo!!) I was able to sleep a little on a terminal bench in a quiet area, … Continue reading Reykjavik, Iceland
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.
Reggie is a fuzzy furry welcome---a neighbors Mommy kitty bore a cute litter and once weaned, needed new homes and thus, Reggie came into our lives. Reggie arrived about a month ago and what a joy!!! Reggie brings much love and excitement, entertainment and laughter to our house with his antics, playful behaviors, and has … Continue reading Reggie, The curious kitty
What an absolutely wonderful way to experience a small village then by drinking the local fair. The barkeep here at Motodrom is super friendly and very helpful. She obliging gave me some of the local history here in Kirschbaumwasen, Baden Wurtamburg, Germany. Well worth seeing and spending the day here, great natural scenary with wonderful … Continue reading Motodrom
The German word 'Schloss' has many meanings in English, it can mean 'castle' 'Manor' 'Estate' and so many more things!!! This particular 'Schloss' was residence of some nobility and a politcal statement of the noblemans success. The upper floor also hosts an amazing array of musical playing devices from the late 19th century and early … Continue reading Schloss Bruchsal, Bruschal, Germany
According to the Golden Legend, the narrative episode of Saint George and the Dragon took place somewhere he called "Silene", in Libya; the Golden Legend is the first to place this story in Libya as a sufficiently exotic locale, where a dragon might be found. In the tenth-century Georgian narrative, the place is the fictional … Continue reading The Legend of…St. George, the dragon slayer
A day 'ruined' when taking an alternate route back to my abode. Absolutely Stunning!!! I never found this place on a map for tourists or anything but with some digging, some history was learned and stumbling upon some ruins is a treasure---life off the beaten path sure has some old perks. The people in … Continue reading A day in Ruins, Waldkirch, Germany
I admit it, I am a coffee and postcard addict. I crave to sample and savor beans and caffeine wherever my feet go, taking a moment to send a postcard to a friend or family member. I also collect ‘smashed’ pennies, kind where you insert a coin and a payment, turn the crank, and … Continue reading Creativity and Coffee