Drive Across Germany To Czech Republic

Driving across Germany was an experience, meaning driving the Autobahn was intense – I had to be paying close attention at all times to make sure I was properly participating in the flow of traffic. There were breaks from driving on the main highway because of construction, so there were times of driving through small…

Kassel, Germany – An Unexpected Surprise!!

The drive from the Netherlands, across Germany to Czech Republic, we decided to break down over two days.  Our plan was to drive at least 6 hours each day  – then find a place to stop in between. Kassel was where we landed, in between.  We found a room at the B&B Hotel Kassel. Here…

Amsterdam, Netherlands – Red Light District!

Today we set out to the famous Red Light District! We took the train into town that brought us to Amsterdam Central. First stop – breakfast!!!! Then finding our way to the Red Light District! I’ll categorize our adventure by themes: Food: This food is not unique to just the Red Light District – it’s what…

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Under the influence of Amsterdam, we welcome you!! Right away I noticed the friendly embrace of the Netherlands.  While Germany is beautiful, the Christmas markets amazing, the food yummy,,,the vibe in most of the areas we were in, were not so energized.  While most everyone was helpful and nice, stoic and subdued are the adjectives…

Cologne, Germany – Christmas Markets At Night!

We returned to see the Christmas markets at night! Our first stop was to get something to eat for supper at Maredo!  Michael and I shared this tenderloin steak that was cooked to perfection with a soft, tender inside and a crispy outside! Dogs were allowed inside the restaurant!  This is a Parson Russel Terrier…

Cologne, Germany – The Train Adventure!

After the Christmas Markets we decided to take a random train ride and see what happens…. We didn’t travel very far.  We didn’t understand the announcement in German that we were at the last stop.  We didn’t pay attention to the fact all people exited the train. Then suddenly all the lights flicked off.  The…

Cologne, Germany – Christmas Markets & Cologne Cathedral

Michael and I’s hotel in downtown Cologne is on the Rhine and walking distance to the Old Town Christmas Market, the Cathedral Christmas Market, the Harbour Christmas Market and the Cologne Cathedral. Tonight we walk through the Harbor Market!!  More pictures to come!! Merry Christmas!!! S, xo Old Town Christmas Market:   Cathedral Christmas Market:   Cologne Cathedral:…

BACON!!!!!! I’m So Excited!!!!!!

Sorry…..just had to share….because living in a Muslim country means VERY limited access to pork bacon and now in Europe, I am going to eat pork bacon until I pass out!!! S, 😀 😀 😀

Reason Number #1,345,999 Why I Love My Husband…..

A woman always loves a man who breaks the rules…….and yes, they marry them because if they didn’t, they would get bored with their rule abiding husband and have an affair with a rebel……. Doubt me….Princess Leia picked Hans….not Luke……(yes, Luke was her brother….but she didn’t know that at the time…..and she wouldn’t have picked…

Regensburg, Germany – St. Emmeram Church

This was what we found when we went looking for the Thurn und Taxis Christmas Market early Monday morning before we left Regensburg for Cologne. St. Emmeram Church Here is what we saw as we walked trying to find our way into the market: We walked in…thinking we were in the market?? And this is what…

Cham, Germany – Christmas Market

We drove into Cham with our first stop of wanting to find a map of Germany.  What we stumbled upon was the Saturday morning awakening of the Christmas market! The food was SO tempting but we just had breakfast!  I bought a beautiful ceramic butter dish!  What was truly wonderful were smells of the food…

Miltach, Germany – Breakfast At The Train Station

Wrapped in thick duvets, we woke after a delightful sleep, to snow!!  Our day was off to a perfect start! We were starving and it was time for breakfast!  We hopped into the car and drove into town. Miltach, being a very small town, had one new and popular cafe located at the train station….

Miltach, Germany – Our Beautiful Airbnb Home For The Night

The first night of our Christmas Break started in Miltach, Germany. We landed in Prague, picked up our rental car and off we went to this little southeastern German town, not far from the Czech Republic border. Our Airbnb home for the night was located on a hill. But I am getting ahead of myself!…

The Joy of Children

“Children are not things to be moulded, but people to be unfolded.” ~ Jess Lair This quote describes perfectly those moments during my day when I connect with a child and see them as the little person they are in their joys, struggles, hopes, and hurts while they find their way each day as they…

Visit to the Al-Farden Family Farm

The Al-Farden or spelled Alfarden family is known for luxury cars and precious jewelry.  These are pictures of a visit to their farm to see the animals! The farm is located in the Al Khor area of Qatar, in the middle of the desert.  Once off the main highway, then driving down a long, narrow…

Sharing Smiles!

This is International Week at work.  Today was the highly anticipated parade of flags where, at an assembly of the entire school in the main gym, every country represented at the school is walked in a parade.  There were over 80 flags!  Smiles energized with school spirit and national pride were everywhere!! But there was…

Saddam the Falcon

This is International Week at work.  There are two traditional Arab tents set up on campus, with a falcon at each one.  I was lucky to have spent some time with one falcon named Saddam. This falcon was purchased in Iraq, and is about a year old.   I didn’t ask how much Saddam cost…