When my family was here over Christmas & New Years, Christian brought out his kites one day at Chris’ urging. I think the last time that Chris got a chance to fly the kites was back in Düsseldorf in 2014. We biked over to the island (Insel Grafenwerth) in Bad Honnef and despite the very… Continue reading Kite Flying
Two weekends ago, the Rhein River swelled and caused some flooding along its banks. It was due to lots of rain in western Germany & warmer temperatures in the south, which caused snow melt. This level of flooding happens every two to ten years and the Germans have a plan in place for when it… Continue reading The Rhein
2018 is off & running! My family left the middle of last week and Christian started up on his consulting project this week. We had such a fun holiday, that I didn’t want the time to end! Here’s a little recap of our time: The Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains) is a mountain range that lies near… Continue reading Happy New Year-2018!
I know Christmas is a couple days past but I didn’t have time to share how I decorated this year. Although, I really don’t change things up that much and the house decorations look similar to last year’s & the year before! I still need to document it on the blog. Christian sometimes says something… Continue reading Christmas Decorations 2017
We are celebrating this year at our house in Bad Honnef! This is actually our first year being home for Christmas. We moved into our house in December 2014. My mom & brother were here to help us move in and then right before Christmas, we drove down to Fiesch, Switzerland to celebrate with Christian’s… Continue reading Merry Christmas!
Each year we choose a different city to visit during the Christmastime to experience the Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas market). Two years ago, we visited Nürnberg and last year, Vienna. This year, when I googled best Weihnachtsmarkt in Europe, Dresden showed up as one the places to visit. Christian and my mom arrived back in Germany from… Continue reading Dresden Weihnachtsmarkt
We tried to get into the holiday spirit the weekend after Thanksgiving in Charleston. Houses that had pumpkins on their front stoops now had the pumpkins sitting by the curb waiting for the trash. The wreaths were switched out and lights were hung outside. Although, the weather was still warm (upper 60’s) & the sun… Continue reading Holiday Festival of Lights