An Adventure A Day

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

Friday Photos: Cover Art

October 31, 2014

This week, the  WordPress weekly photo challenge, Cover Art got me thinking about Reenactors, who could be described as people who “cover” the lives of other’s. For this week’s challenge, I went back in time to the first Ritterfest (knight’s festival) we attended. I couldn’t resist sharing these today, giving them a twist on some classics.

“An Upstate New Yorker in an Austrian King’s Court”

Inspired by Mark Twain’s ” A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court”


“Tales from the Jacobsweg”

Inspired by Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales”


“The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval Germany: A Handbook.”

Inspired by Ian Mortimer’s “The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval Europe, A Handbook for Visitor’s to the Fourteenth Century.”

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Living abroad presents an interesting challenge when it comes to holidays. Do we maintain our special days and traditions, or do we celebrate like the locals? If you’re anything like us, you’ll come up with an interesting mix of both. This works well when we’re celebrating something that is wholly one or the other. Take …

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Early Saturday morning, it dawned on me. There was less than a week remaining until Halloween, and I had yet to take the children to get pumpkins. If we were going to carve Jack-O-Lanterns, we’d need to find our perfect, beautiful pumpkins today. No problem, I thought to myself. I remembered seeing a rather large display of …

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Travel Theme: Numbers

October 25, 2014

This fall, we took a trip to Munich’s Tierpark Hellabrun. While we loved seeing all of the exotic and unusual animals there, our favorite stop was visiting the goats in the petting zoo. The goats are far from shy and gave the children quite a laugh as they ate out of their hands. As you can see that the goats have figured out where the treats come from, and they don’t always wait around for visitors to feed them.

The central location of the Zoo makes it an ideal family day trip. You can find more information on the zoo at its website.

The travel theme this week at “Where’s my backpack” is Numbers. To see what numbers others have captured in their travels, you can visit here.

Friday Photos: Refraction

October 24, 2014

It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to post something for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. Here’s my interpretation of this week’s theme: Refraction. You can find more interpretations here:

There are a few things here in Germany I will never quite get right. I will never figure out which garbage is being collected on garbage day without first checking to see what my neighbors set out. I will always dial a wrong number, because I will never figure out the proper prefix for a …

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