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 …
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, …
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”
The king greets his people during the royal procession
Inspired by Mark Twain’s ” A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court”
“Tales from the Jacobsweg”
It’s a long way from Canterbury, but we’ve got pilgrims on the Camino Santiago de Compostela.
Inspired by Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales”
“The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval Germany: A Handbook.”
It’s not Medieval England, and it’s not the 14th Century, but you’ll need to know your way around.
Inspired by Ian Mortimer’s “The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval Europe, A Handbook for Visitor’s to the Fourteenth Century.”
What do you think?
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 …
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 …
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, …
Have you wondered how I came to call this blog “An Adventure A Day”? Stick with me long enough, and I’m sure it will become rather clear. One thing I truly believe is the importance of trying something new each day. The size of the thing doesn’t matter, it’s the experience that makes the difference. …
As a child, I remember gathering delicate powder blue forget-me-nots by the handful. I stuffed the tiny blossoms into the paper cones I had haphazardly constructed. I left these small tokens for my neighbors to find on their doorstep. This was the way my mother taught me to welcome spring. Soon though, I outgrew this …
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 …