An Adventure A Day

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

Apples in Belgium and Pumpkins in Germany – we celebrate the harvest season European style

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Believe it or not, Oktoberfest kicks off in Munich this weekend. Yes, it actually kicks off in mid- September. What began as a celebration of the marriage of King Ludwig I to Princess Therese in October 1810, has grown to a beloved cultural festival. From mid-September to the first weekend of October, a festival is held at …

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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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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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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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As a child, I loved spending time on the farm. I have so many wonderful memories I’ve made there, but my absolute favorite thing to do was to wake early and bring the cows down from the night pastures. It was a highly sought after activity. My cousins and I would all vie for a …

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Sunday’s overcast morning may have transitioned to a rainy afternoon, but we managed to fit in an early visit to the Regensburger Dult before the weather turned. According to the website, the Dult, has occurred in Regensburg since the 10th century as a combination of a market and a fest. It is a much beloved tradition, …

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First holidays in a new home are difficult. Sometimes you need to adjust your traditions to fit a new circumstance. Sometimes change seems the most consistent thing about our holidays. While this was our fourth German Easter, it was our first in Bavaria. We weren’t sure exactly how to celebrate. It was a good time …

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