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Mespelbrunn Again

Mespelbrunn Again

| May 28, 2015 | Reply

I’ve blogged about adorable Mespelbrunn before.  It’s a water castle in Bavaria, part of which you can tour–the rest is still used as a residence to this day.  I wanna live in a water castle.  I also want a family crest.  But I digress.  Here are a few pics from yesterday’s visit to the moated castle, […]

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Random Updates

Random Updates

| May 21, 2015 | Reply

As I wind down from a long weekend in Poland, just in time to prepare for a long weekend in Colmar, France, I am organizing organizing, prioritizing, and everything-izing.  Recent updates: SOME GUY’S HAT Last month, I checked off another pin on Some Guy’s Hat by visiting the Frankfurt Zoo. That leaves me, and Some Guy’s […]

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So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Good Night

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Good Night

| May 16, 2015 | Reply

As we pulled up to our Boleslawiec hotel after spending the day in Wroclaw, we were impressed by the beautiful antique auto sitting by the steps of the half of the hotel where our room sits. When we got into our room, we could both hear and feel the music directly below us. At first, this […]

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All we wanted was coffee and crepes

All we wanted was coffee and crepes

| May 16, 2015 | Reply

This morning while I was in the tub, Paul walked down to the breakfast room to get himself a cup of coffee, without which he cannot function in the morning. A full room of old Polish ladies had taken over the place, and there was no coffee. Yesterday the coffee situation was also less than […]

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A Conversation for V-E Day

A Conversation for V-E Day

| May 8, 2015 | Reply

Today, 08 May, is V-E Day, or Victory in Europe Day.  This year marks the 70th anniversary of the day Allied forces accepted Nazi Germany’s surrender.  Just last week, I was in Florida for the 90th birthday of my grandfather, Angelo Yerace (known to me as Poppop), who took part in the Invasion of Normandy […]

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Images from Ghent

Images from Ghent

| May 8, 2015 | Reply

Ghent, Belgium was such a nice surprise.  One day I was just looking for a pitstop between Normandy and home, when I noticed that Ghent had a Marriott.  Well, if there’s a Marriott in this unfamiliar city, there must be something to see, right?  Was there ever.  I’ll admit that when we drove into the city, […]

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