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Bastogne, Belgium

Columbus Day weekend was a 4-day weekend for me and we spent it exploring Bastogne, Belgium and the surrounding area. This was the first photo I took on the trip and I had to include it because I’d never seen anything like this before, but maybe I’m living a sheltered […]

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Champagne on a Beer Budget

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 wine made from grapes from the Champagne region of France can be called […]

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Colmar, France

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 drive from where we live in Germany. We left home just before noon on Friday […]

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Dresden, DE

The second part of our long weekend to celebrate our 16th wedding anniversary was spent in Dresden. I had previously spent one night in Dresden in 2009 with my friend Morissa before I moved to Germany.  We had been to Oktoberfest in Munich and then spent a few days in […]

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Nancy, France

The weekend of July 12th we made a little trip to Nancy, France and stayed for 2 nights.  I had been wanting to go there for quite some time because we’ve passed signs for it numerous times on other trips over the past couple of years.  The reason it caught […]

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Dinkelsbühl, DE, The Romantic Road

While we were in Rothenburg ob der Tauber the weekend before Christmas, we made a side trip to the town of Dinkelsbühl, which is about 35 minutes south on what’s called The Romantic Road.  The Romantic Road (Romantische Straße in German) is about 220 miles long and has lots of […]

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