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Our Last Weekend of 2014

Cabin fever. It is something we have been feeling lately here in Germany. Cold, rainy days paired with our geriatric dog (who can't be left alone for very long) have had us longing for the days when we could just head outdoors and explore. Well, this past weekend...

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This past weekend, we celebrated Nikolaustag. Saint Nicholas Day is observed on December 6 here in Germany and in many Western European countries. Saint Nicholas, or Nikolaos of Myra, was known during his time for being kind and generous, giving to those in need, and...

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Domäne Mechtildshausen

When we are in the mood for visiting with farm animals (which seems like every other week), we venture to Die Domäne Mechtildhausen. There are so many great things about this place! It is not only a beautiful spot just adjacent to the airfield in Wiesbaden, but free...

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Bereit für Die Schule

It's time. It has taken me the better part of this year to come to terms with Nathan leaving the nest to begin school part time, but it is time. I will still provide the same nurturing environment that we call home, but the enrichment of learning Deutsch and the...

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Ponyland Ebental

Nathan loves animals. He doesn't necessarily love to touch animals, so I was really impressed that he actually rode one of the small ponies at our local Ponyland. I was even more impressed that such a place even exists! This place is such a treat. Aside from the pony...

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Fasanerie Wiesbaden

The Fasanerie (Pheasantry) is another amazing and absolutely free park here in Wiesbaden. Nate and I love the variety of animals that we can see (and sometimes pet), but we love the nature walk through the Fasanerie even more. Even though it lies in the city and is...

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Sunday Strollin’

On Sundays, we will often take a stroll around our little German town of Eltville. If we are out early enough, we grab a gourmet coffee and some fresh bread from the bakery, feed the ducks and wonder by the Bahnhof so Nathan can get his train fix. If it's late in day,...

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Fourth of July Weekend

Like many people, we were happy that our Independence Day fell on a Friday. That meant a long, three day weekend for our working dad. We were fortunate to spend the afternoon of the fourth, enjoying good food with some good friends here at our home. We enjoyed...

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