Christmas Markets

Well, this blog entry is a bit late in coming but we have been busy.  Germany at Christmas cannot be matched.  We flew into Bonn to visit the markets with Bethany and were not disappointed.  On Saturday we woke early even after a late night arriving from the airport; this is an Avi trait.  The […]

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Rembrandt and Ryan 

The kids and I drove up to Madrid this morning… deep into the heart of Madrid and the famous Museo de Prado. Parking in a nearby underground lot was surprisingly cheap and there was no line at 2pm when we arrived!  I had read many a travel guide that said to expect huge queues, but […]

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More Sunny Adventures

Yippee!!   Germany finally feels like spring.   So, we have crammed in all those fun outdoor adventures that we wanted to do last week.   The first highlight was a great outdoor living history museum where we walked between local ‘villages’ to see the different styles of home and farm in the Rhine area.  It was great!  […]

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The sun came out

Finally it is sunny in Germany!   So, we are out and about!!! Thursday was actually kind of cold, so we went to the local history museum to learn all about Neanderthals, and cave man times, and Roman occupation.  The museum was very classy, but had a super fun kids area that focused on cave-man life.  […]

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Easter at Phantasialand

This Easter we are in Germany visiting Aunt Beppy!  So, the kids had fun decorating her traditional German Easter tree.  We also blew out eggs (made a frittata!) and dyed the shells.  Then we decorated them with sparkles and ribbons.  This time of year is pretty here with lots of daffodils, tulips and hyacinth bulbs blooming and […]

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Spring weather

The last two times I visited Bethany in Germany it was spring break and Easter time.  The weather was beautiful, warm, and sunny. I suppose I just figured that was spring here. Not so.  This go around … after getting here via space-a from korea, no less …. The weather is crappy. It’s not just […]

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Biking to school

Today I loaded up the kids and we biked over to Bethany’s school just in time for lunch.  We had spaghetti and a souvlaki-type dish with german-y yogurt and salad.  Pretty good.  Zoe was then invited to join the Kindergarten class for their egg hunt after nap and library time.  So, she stayed in the […]

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Zoe Bike Day!

This morning Zoe went on a long bike ride with me following in the stroller.  She did amazing following the bike rules, dinging when she wanted to go around someone (usually me), pulling over for others, and crossing the street.  In fact, she was having so much fun we decided to collect flowers to press […]

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New Stroller

Our Merebe Korean stroller has served us well.  The back wheel, however, got pretty busted so I took it apart and the ‘axle’ is bent!  The guys on the airplane or all the cobblestone must’ve done a number on it.  I can’t bend it back.  I think I can replace it with a nut and […]

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