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Our Complicated 2012

This is the third draft of this post… It’s hard to explain how 2012 was both awful and awesome.  So, I’ve decided to focus on how the awful parts really turned out to be pretty awesome in the end. We … Continue reading

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Oh Just A Weekend In The Swiss Alps

Our friends Shane and Si have this strange way of inviting us to things.  Here is an example.  It starts with Shane stopping by my desk at work. “Si and I are going to this awesome masked ball in Vienna … Continue reading

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Our Anniversary in London

Ryan had to go to England so we squeezed in a trip to London for our anniversary.  We hadn’t planned anything other than seeing a show.  We had wanted to see Jersey Boys since our engagement weekend in NYC a … Continue reading

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Vienna, Austria

We went to Vienna for the masked ball (below) but there was so much more to Vienna.   I didn’t realize just how eventful this trip was until writing this post The first thing we did upon arrival in Vienna was … Continue reading

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Something About London

This morning I kissed Ryan goodbye in a warm, cozy London hotel room.  I stepped out into the rain where the doorman hailed a cab for me at 5:15am. There is a lot to say about our weekend trip to … Continue reading

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Weekend in Würzburg

Our trip to Würzburg was a last minute decision.  Planning around Ryan work-related trips has become increasingly difficult so we had to get creative. Since Ryan had to head south to Bavaria on Sunday anyway and Würzburg was on our list, … Continue reading

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Fairytale Night in Vienna

The Rudolfina Redoute is the oldest, most traditional ball organized by a student fraternity.  The Rudolfina Redoute is the only masked ball that still survives today in Vienna.  The ladies wear masks until midnight and can invite the men to … Continue reading

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How Do You Steer This Thing?

Looks like Ryan and Brian are having fun, right?  We were just getting started! When we heard there was a 4km toboggan run down the mountain, we were all intrigued.  Who doesn’t want to go sledding down a beautiful mountain … Continue reading

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Thoughtful…

That’s my husband.  Last summer, when I learned that I had an issue with gluten, neither of us knew anything about it.  We didn’t know what gluten was or where it was found.  We read and researched for weeks.  We … Continue reading

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Cross-Country Skiing

When we talked about writing this blog, I asked Ryan how he would describe cross-country skiing.  The first thing he said was “challenging.”  The second thing, “addictive.”  It was certainly both for us.  In the days after our first two-hour … Continue reading

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We’re Sorry!

The last few months have been kind of crazy and we are really far behind on our blog.  We know that our families rely on this blog for the details of our trips and the crazy things we learn in … Continue reading

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Istanbul Not Constantinople

For Ryan’s birthday I surprised him with a Turkish Dinner, Turkish music, belly dancing and a trip to Istanbul! While he was away for a few days on a work-related trip, I learned some belly dancing from a website and … Continue reading

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Before it’s Wine…

Ryan didn’t know what he was getting us into when he forwarded the email to me about the grape picking event that another American organization here was putting together but he did remember that I mentioned wanting to do it.  … Continue reading

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Bucket List – A Work in Progress

Those who know me, know that I like lists. That might be an understatement since a co-worker recently had to go through some of my old notes when my box was sent to her by mistake and she told me … Continue reading

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Baden Baden

This is the Friedrichsbad bath house, the primary reason for visiting Baden Baden.  We’ve thought about taking a drive to the Black Forrest for a while and we’re so glad we finally got around to it even if it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Christmas in Paradise – Part 3

A couple of days before Christmas, Ryan’s mother, Joelle very thoughtfully planned a family party to introduce Danette to the family and allow Ryan some time to reconnect with aunts, uncles and lots of cousins he hadn’t seen for a … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago…. She Said Yes

We planned to spend the weekend in New York City to celebrate our two-year anniversary.  We had lots of fun, romantic activities planned.  We drove up to NYC on a Friday and had awesome sushi that night in a tiny … Continue reading

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Christmas in Paradise – Part Two

After a few days at the bungalow in Grand Baie, we went back to the plateau (marked on the map below) to spend the rest of our trip and Christmas with Ryan’s mother.  We were so thankful to have so … Continue reading

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Île aux Cerfs

During our trip to Mauritius, we took a day trip to Île aux Cerfs.   Île aux Cerfs is a tiny island near the east coast of the island of Mauritius.   As a special Christmas gift to our selves (we decided when … Continue reading

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Christmas in Paradise – Part One

In December we traveled to Mauritius to spend Christmas with Ryan’s mom, meet the most of Ryan’s maternal side of the family and see where Ryan grew up.  People usually ask us, “Where in the world is Mauritius?”  So, we … Continue reading

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Marche aux Puces de Saint-Ouen

We love to visit antique markets.  Even if we have no plans to make a purchase, we can spend hours looking though the antiques.  You could spend days browsing through  Marche aux Puces.  This is the largest antiques market we … Continue reading

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Friday Night Train to Paris

The luxury of living in Germany is that on a Friday night after work, we can take the train to Paris (or any other beautiful European city).  We have already been to Paris a few times but nothing about it … Continue reading

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My Exceptionally Sweet Husband

My husband has many talents.  Giving the perfect, memorable gift is certainly one of them.   His timing always seems to be perfect too.  Our cat Fisher is a great example.  Fisher was the first birthday gift Ryan ever gave me … Continue reading

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