An Adventure A Day

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

I noticed as I was driving around yesterday, that my little Bavarian town has begun the process of decking the halls for the holidays. Before living in Germany, I maintained a strict rule of absolutely no Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving. It becomes a little more difficult to resist the early pull of the holidays when …

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This week, the travel theme at “Where’s my backpack?” is Belonging. As a military family, this is a theme that is on our mind, not only when we travel, but each time we fit the contents of our lives into moving boxes and prepare for life in a new community. One of the top questions in everyone’s mind is, …

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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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I’ve been neglecting this space for the past couple of weeks, I’m terribly sorry about that. You see, I’ve been getting in a bit of family travel. My children are on the German holiday schedule, and here in Bavaria we’re just finishing up a two-week Pfingsten (Pentecost) holiday. It was a very busy two weeks. First we spent 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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