Recent Posts

  • The Mediterranean Island of Cyprus

    The Mediterranean Island of Cyprus

    Sean I and visited Cyprus for a week in November.  This is the first time in I don’t know how long that we’ve spent 7 nights in one location on vacation.  Normally we do extended […]

  • Bastogne


    Columbus Day weekend was a 4-day weekend for me and we spent it exploring Bastogne, Belgium and the surrounding area.  Bastogne is about a 3-hour drive from our house.I wasted no time in starting to […]

  • Colmar, France and the Alsace Wine Route

    Colmar, France and the Alsace Wine Route

    The weekend of September 27th, we spent 2 nights in Colmar, France.  We had been hearing great things about it for a couple of years and finally decided to go.  It’s just under a 3-hour […]

  • Four Festivals

    Four Festivals

    One of the great things about Germany is its plethora of festivals throughout the year. We have gone to three big festivals and one tiny festival in the last month alone. The first big one […]

  • Meuse-Argonne and Montfaucon

    Meuse-Argonne and Montfaucon

    On our way home from Reims, we planned to visit two World War I sites run by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC).  Our first stop was the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial.  The Meuse-Argonne […]

  • Reims, France

    Reims, France

    We spent the long Labor Day weekend in Reims, France.   Reims is one of the centers of the Champagne region. Although the term “champagne” is often used to generically describe sparkling wine, legally only sparkling […]

  • Dresden


    The second part of our long weekend to celebrate our 16th wedding anniversary was spent in Dresden, Germany.  I had previously spent one night in Dresden in 2009 with my friend Morissa before I moved […]

  • Schloss Moritzburg

    Schloss Moritzburg

    On our way from Görlitz to Dresden, we stopped to visit Schloss Moritzburg (Moritzburg Castle).  It’s about 8 miles outside of Dresden.  The castle was built between 1542 and 1546 and it was originally a […]


Blogs by Location


Recent Flickr Photos