Struy Guest House, Cozy place to stay in Inverness


The Struy Guest House has honestly been the very best accommodation that I have stayed in while traveling and adventuring. The property manager, Kasper, has been super friendly and accommodating, the premises clean and neat, everything is tidy, and it is very affordable. I love that it is located about a Mile from downtown Inverness, … More Struy Guest House, Cozy place to stay in Inverness

Giving a Schwarzwald tour


Woohoo!! My Grandfather came to visit me….and I marked off another item on my dream-list. I gave a family member a tour!!! Yes, it is true and I found it fun and exciting. My Grandfather visited from Sunday through Tuesday evening here in Southwest Germany and willingly adventured with me around the area. We had … More Giving a Schwarzwald tour

St. Martins Church, Ettlingen, Baden-Wartümberg, Germany


One lovely, very sunny (and thus hot day), I leisurely went into St. Martins to enjoy the shade and for prayers.  The church was silent, in reverence of peace and quiet–the church being void of other humans. I bolted upright from a very bizarre sound, not from the ding dang dong of the musical bells, … More St. Martins Church, Ettlingen, Baden-Wartümberg, Germany

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 … More Kneipp Bath

A cool summer meal


Cooking is like snow skiing: If you don’t fall at least 10 times, then you’re not skiing hard enough. Guy Fieri Summer Pasta Salad..My Recipe 1 pkg spirally pasta–cooked accordingly to the package directions–drained and cooled 2 small ripe tomatoes, chunked 1 can of sliced, pitted black olives Sunflower Oil 6 large basil leaves, minced … More A cool summer meal

The Porcelain Palace–


Amazing day!! The chapel is not normally open to tourists-visitors but today, with special perimissin, Thomas and I not only got a tour of the private chapel on estate grounds but I also was given the opprotunity to cross something off my bucket list–our guide ENCOURAGED me, with full permission (without me even asking) to … More The Porcelain Palace–