An Adventure A Day

Because "life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all" – Helen Keller

Four years ago, we glanced nervously around us as we pushed two trolleys of precariously balanced bags, car seats, and a double umbrella stroller through the doors of the Stuttgart Airport into the great unknown. We had arrived in Germany, two adults, two toddlers, three cats and a dog. We weren’t sure of what awaited …

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Friday Photos: Relics

July 18, 2014


This week’s WordPress photo challenge is images inspired by the word Relic:

Here are just a few I found on a recent walk in beautiful Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

A Relic of labors past:

Hay stacks line the fields in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Hay stacks line the fields in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

 

A Relic of glories past:

 

Olympic Ski Jump in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a silent reminder of the 1936 Winter Olympics.

Olympic Ski Jump in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a silent reminder of the 1936 Winter Olympics.

 

A Relic of Olympics past:

 

Stairs in the 1936 Winter Olympic stadium in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Stairs in the 1936 Winter Olympic stadium in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

How would you like to spend the day in the Stone Age? Walk on wooden streets, suspended just above the water. Visit the tiny huts and larger community buildings people once called home. Would you like to discover how these families lived, ate, and survived? Along the Northern shore of the Bodensee (or Lake Constance), …

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A German friend recently asked me, “What kind of training did you receive from the military before you moved to Germany?” The short answer to this question is…. None. While the military does offer classes, we were at a stateside location where they were not available. Most OCONUS (outside the continental United States) locations offer a …

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