An Adventure A Day

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

Someone once mentioned in passing that a somewhere in Bavaria was the largest horseback procession in Europe. They didn’t mention much more than that, but my curiosity was immediately piqued. At the time we lived quite a distance from Bavaria, so I tucked the information away and forgot about it. Until this year. Bad Kötzting is …

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A Toast for Memorial Day Weekend

May 24, 2015

Here’s to other meetings, 
And merry greetings then;
And here’s to those we’ve drunk with,
But never can again.

  

Friday Photos: Intricate

May 8, 2015


The photo challenge this week at WordPress takes a look at what Intricate means.

As you may know from earlier posts, we are moving this summer. Planning a move naturally involves keeping track of multiple details, but when you are planning a move to another country, and working in three languages, planning becomes more Intricate.

This week, instead of choosing an old photo to suit the theme, I thought I would try to take a new photo to capture the essence of what Intricate means to me at this moment in time. It is the intricate balance of old and new. It is standing with one foot in the present and one in the future. It is trying to do all of these things in more than one language. It is the Intricate process of preparing to transition cultures.

Stop by WordPress and learn how others are interpreting the meaning of Intricate.

Do you know the difference between a flower and a weed? I’m sure you believe you do. I know I did. I was told all my life that certain plants – no matter how lovely the bloom were worthless and needed to be culled from the garden. They were mowed over, discarded, ignored. It wasn’t …

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I’ve driven past the large brown signs for several years now. The signs on the Autobahns that indicate the presence of cultural attractions and regions. I’ve seen signs for castles, museums, Carpland, Spargleland – you name it. But one that’s intrigued me beyond the others was the sign for Hundertwasserturm. The tower looks more like …

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This week, the travel theme over at Where’s My Backpack takes a look at Youngsters, a wonderfully appropriate theme for springtime. Of course, the best place to catch up with youngsters in the spring of the year is at the Zoo. Last year, we took a trip to Tiergarten Nürnberg. The Nürnberg Zoo is a lovely day trip, …

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Last May Day we headed out to Donaustauf to observe a traditional Maibaumaufstellen – raising of the Maypole. Why are Maypoles raised? No idea. From what I’ve read, it is most likely a continuation of ancient pagan rituals, but where those rituals originated is not known for certain. The traditions vary from place to place, and …

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