European Travel Suggestions and Warnings

So far, my husband and I have had wonderful European travels with some unexpected moments. We witnessed a parade of bagpipers in Edinburgh, and a few days later, rebooked our flight due to weather and drove 440 miles (708 km) from Edinburgh to Gatwick Airport in a snowstorm through the dark Scottish Highlands. https://youtu.be/uMDLy3PaFSY Scottish [...]

Who Am I?

I mentioned in my previous post that I’m interested in learning more about where I come from. I’m fascinated with genealogy and DNA. It’s amazing what science can do in determining a person’s lineage. In December, I requested a DNA test kit from Family Tree DNA, which arrived last week. I followed the instructions, put [...]

Still Celebrating

Today is the continuation of my birthday celebration. If you missed the first post, click here to check out how things began. The day after my birthday, we decided to go to Salzburg, Austria. I assumed Salzburg was a smaller city like Cesky, but it’s fairly big. The weather was hot and the tourism ran [...]

A Week Long Birthday Celebration!

For my 50th birthday, we rented an apartment in Waldkirchen, Germany near the Austrian and Czech Republic borders. It was a perfect location since we had planned to visit three big cities: Český Krumlov, Czech Republic; Salzburg, Austria; and Munich, Germany. Of course, we went during a very hot and sweaty week with lots of [...]

Enjoy Your Surroundings

Sometimes I forget to just BE in the moment. To look around and appreciate what’s around me. When I do, I wind up being and feeling pleasantly surprised. And I also want to share the experience with others. I’m going to bring you on a little journey. This journey consists of one of several bike [...]