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Brad’s Le Tour de Normandy

Brad’s Le Tour de Normandy

Last weekend, Brad travelled to France to participate in a three day bike ride through Normandy. This wasn’t just any bike ride though.  It was the Liberty Ride–400 cyclists from surrounding European countries riding to commemorate the 70th anniversary of...
Mainz Christmas Market

Mainz Christmas Market

This year was our first visit to the Mainz Christmas Market. We have visited Mainz various times since moving to Eltville and love the energy that fills the city; it is both historic, yet modern. The Christmas Market proved to be no different. Set in the historic...
Wiesbaden Sternschnuppenmarkt

Wiesbaden Sternschnuppenmarkt

A visit to the Wiesbaden Twinkling Star Market has become a yearly tradition for our family. Nestled right in the heart of one of Europe’s oldest spa cities, Wiesbaden, the Market is easy to love. It offers all of the things that are traditional of a German...
Rüdesheim Christmas Market

Rüdesheim Christmas Market

The Rüdesheim Christmas Market is one we go back to every year. It takes place in the heart of Rüdesheim am Rhein (on the Rhine), a quaint, wine producing German town that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A visit to the Rhüdesheim Christmas Market allows for many...
Our Summer Trip to Austria

Our Summer Trip to Austria

When Brad and I chatted about where we wanted to vacation this summer, there was one place that we both agreed on–Austria. We had the opportunity to travel there last December and we absolutely fell in love with it. This trip, with summer in full bloom, had a...
Nathan’s First Camping Trip

Nathan’s First Camping Trip

Camping is something that Brad and I have enjoyed doing throughout our almost 14 years of marriage. Now that we have Nathan, we have been waiting for the perfect time to introduce him to the great outdoors. This past summer seemed like that perfect time. So, we picked...
What We Did – When in Rome

What We Did – When in Rome

Our trip to Italy was quite an adventure. Note to travelers: It rains in October. We stayed dry in Rome, but the rest of our trip was quite a soggy mess. So much so, that we had to cancel a stop in Venice (they were in 5 extra feet of water!). Rome, the capital of...
Day Trip to Koln

Day Trip to Koln

On my birthday this year, Brad and I took a day trip to Koln (also known as Cologne). We headed out mid-morning and made the hour and half drive up from the Wiesbaden area. The day was dreary, but at least we were able to get in a few hours of sight seeing before the...
Brunch in Downtown Wiesbaden

Brunch in Downtown Wiesbaden

This morning we woke up and hit the pavement. We walked downtown to have brunch with some people from Brad’s work and their spouses. The food was good and the company was even better. Brad and I both had an entree that included: 2 fried eggs, a few strips of...
Auf Wiedersehen American Arms Hotel!

Auf Wiedersehen American Arms Hotel!

We are so thrilled that the new Army Lodge was made available so shortly after our arrival to the area. The official opening of the Wiesbaden Lodge has been long-awaited by many. The project, like many overseen by the government : ), has endured its share of glitches....
Deutschland, Here We Come!

Deutschland, Here We Come!

Although our flight left Boston about 30 minutes late, we made our 5:30 a.m. arrival thanks to some super piloting and a tailwind. Brad and I must have still been running on adrenaline, for we were off the plane quickly and anxious to find our boys. It took a good 15...
Life is a Highway…Part 4

Life is a Highway…Part 4

Ahhh…Raleigh to Norfolk, VA. Although the shortest drive of the road trip, it seemed like one of the longest. Go figure. It did prove to be a sweet ending to our jumbo journey. Our good-bye’s took longer than we had anticipated that morning, so that put us...
Life is a Highway…Part 3

Life is a Highway…Part 3

The road to Raleigh seemed like it would never end. The 1, 000+ miles from Kansas to Raleigh had us yearning for a place to park for a few days (rest areas were not an option). Although happy to have missed the brutal snowstorm that pounded the south just days before...
Life is a Highway…Part 2

Life is a Highway…Part 2

After a few hours at Niagara Falls, we headed south. Our next destination would be Olathe, Kansas. Due to the high mileage between NY and KS, we did stop for the night once we entered Indiana. The drive down was pretty uneventful. I shared some of the driving duty...
Life is a Highway…Part 1

Life is a Highway…Part 1

With the mover’s job complete and the car packed, we said good-bye to our Nashua address and hello to life on the road… We were hoping to begin our trip earlier than 10:30 p.m., but we were at the mercy of our movers (you can read all about that story in...
Moving Day!

Moving Day!

One would think that packing up a one bedroom apartment would take three movers a few hours to complete, but not in our case. Our 4-5 hour job ended up taking 10 1/2 hours! It was quite the long day. Brad and I were up early that day to finish organizing things for...
Newport Rhode Island – Fall Fun

Newport Rhode Island – Fall Fun

This was a very nice trip on a beautiful fall day. There were quite a few people out and about as it was Columbus Day. Our trip down to Rhode Island was interesting as the road signs on the way were quite a mess. In our attempt to turn off and stop at a...
New England To-Do’s

New England To-Do’s

Here is our list of places to go and things to do in New England. There are so many fun things to do and we want to accomplish as many as we can. So, this is the list setting our goals. If you think we are missing something important, please let us know! As we work...
A Day in Washington DC

A Day in Washington DC

After a late night at the baseball game we woke up on Saturday morning. Our bus took us to the Hiroshima Memorial and the Arlington Cemetery. What an amazing sight! I am sad to say that our time there was limited. From there we went to the National Mall where we...
The Red Sox at Baltimore

The Red Sox at Baltimore

This past weekend, Brad and I went on another adventure. I must say that I TOTALLY LOVE TRAVELING! This trip included a bus tour to Baltimore and Washington, D.C. We loaded the bus at 7 a.m. on Friday. Our bus ride this time was on one of the charter buses with roomy...