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12 Images of Normandy Today, Part One: Omaha Beach

12 Images of Normandy Today, Part One: Omaha Beach

| April 16, 2015 | Reply

The Normandy region of France is today a breathtaking place, peaceful and quaint. It is hard for me to imagine what it looked like when my grandfather’s landing craft landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day–and surely 19-year-old him could never have thought, my granddaughter will visit this as a tourist destination; my great-granddaughter will run and play on […]

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Michelstadt’s Fachwerk

Michelstadt’s Fachwerk

| April 14, 2015 | Reply

One of my favorite local towns to visit just to enjoy the feel of traditional German architecture, quaint cobblestone roads, and pure charm, is Michelstadt. (Incidentally, they host a lovely Christmas market!) Here are just a few pics from a recent visit to the town for its Easter Market (also charming!) There’s just never a […]

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Heads Up About the Frankfurt Marriott, for German Expats

Heads Up About the Frankfurt Marriott, for German Expats

| April 10, 2015 | Reply

Just a heads up for the many expats living in Germany: the Frankfurt Marriott requires a passport upon check-in. This affects those of us who live in and travel around Germany on a regular basis and don’t carry a passport on us every single day. When I went to check in and they asked for […]

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Scenes from Luxembourg

Scenes from Luxembourg

| April 9, 2015 | Reply

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg is a beautiful city, the new juxtaposed above the old. Here are just 7 pictures from the day we recently spent there:                 More pics on instagram!    

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French Toilets

French Toilets

| April 2, 2015 | 2 Replies

To add to the blog post 14 Things You Need to Know About European Hotels, I would like to discuss French toilets.  So far, all hotels have had separate toilets and shower/sinks.  The toilet is in a closet-like room, just the toilet, toilet paper, and you.  The sink and shower are in a room that could be […]

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The Difference Between Me & My Husband

The Difference Between Me & My Husband

| March 28, 2015 | Reply

Paul went to the bathroom at a restaurant. After he returned, I went to the bathroom. After I returned, Sequoia headed down. Paul and I then had this conversation: Me: I hope she doesn’t walk into the urinal. Paul: Is that what you did? Me: Yeah…it was an awkward bathroom layout. Paul: You didn’t read […]

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