And Back to Tennessee

We had so much fun the last time, we headed down again to see family, and spend some time doing the touristy things. The baby didn’t get to meet all of the family the first trip down, so that was a priority this time! After family time, we went to the Hollywood Wax Museum in […]

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Parrot Mountain

Far away, in the depths of Tennesee tourist country, there is a place called Parrot Mountain. It is literally a mountain of parrots. (Okay, maybe it’s more like a really big hill, but still, lots of parrots.) We took a little family trip to Tennesee so Bridgette could visit with the grandparents, and since Parrot […]

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Biltmore Estate

I have wanted to see Biltmore since I found out it existed, and we finally made the trip down. We stayed in Asheville, which is a bit too hippie-ish for my liking, but Biltmore was pretty amazing. The area has been getting a lot of rain recently, and when we first arrived, the driveway to […]

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New York City

In the time of my recent silence, I took a trip to New York City! It’s so close to me, and yet I’ve never actually explored the city. I did pass through one time to get on a cruise ship, but I won’t count that. I didn’t have much of a desire to go before, […]

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Baden-Baden, Germany

The final leg of our Germany journey, and perhaps the last scrapbook style post. Maybe, I still have pictures and things to say, but they aren’t as organized as just saying I went someplace. But anyway, can you believe I stretched these posts out so long!? I can hardly believe it…  exactly a month ago, […]

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Schloss Hohenbaden

When we last left on off, we were traveling in from France on the way to Baden-Baden, Germany. Our goal was to see the ruins of Schloss Hohenbaden before the sun was gone. This castle was unique from the others we saw because there was no tour, no real restrictions, and was unmanned by any […]

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Exploring the Backroads

We spent the night in Cologne, and were planning to get to drive to Baden-Baden in the morning, but when we were describing our plans to our new German friend, he told us to take a detour. He lives in the Rhineland area of Germany, and he encouraged us to get off the highways to see […]

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Hotel Schloss Wilkinghege

We decided that it would be ideal to stay in a castle for at least part of our stay in Germany. For our time in Muenster for the Stallion inspection, we decided it was the right time. We stayed at Hotel Schloss Wilkinghede.   Once upon a time (1311), it was an old moated castle. After […]

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Heidelberg Castle

Sick of pictures of castles yet? I know I’m not! I think I’ve found a new obsession… I love exploring castles. It’s fascinating to walk through them and think about the people that used to live there. It’s incredible that these structures are still standing today. Who knew that piling a bunch of rocks up would […]

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