Motorworld: A Car Lover’s Dream

Stuttgart is a car lover’s paradise. Both Mercedes and Porsche are headquartered here, and BMW isn’t too far away, either. Ralph and I have been pragmatic with our car selections through the years (no lie, I think most fondly of my Honda Odyssey minivan!) but we can still appreciate a beautiful car. The boys do, […]

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Waterfalls and Alpine Slides

It’s been raining EVERY SINGLE DAY here, which makes it extra important to take advantage of rare pockets of sunshine. Sometimes it pours in the morning, sometimes it pours in the evening. Sometimes it pours all day long. So that’s one reason why this day trip to the town of Triberg felt so magical – […]

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Grocery Shopping in Germany

When most of us travel, we bypass the most mundane aspects of life in another country – paying bills, registering kids for school, getting a new phone plan. And you should – because after all, you’re on vacation. Who wants to do those sorts of things? But when you move to a new country, there’s […]

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Village Visit: Herrenberg

Now that we’re finally here in person, one of my favorite things to do is explore the different villages in the Stuttgart area. I’ve seen these names on maps for months, but there’s no comparison for being able to actually walk around. And truth be told, we really did arrive at the right time, because […]

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Beer Fairies in the Black Forest

After driving into Stuttgart on Saturday to snag a deal on an iron and hair dryers from a departing military family, we were craving time in nature. It was a hot, hot weekend and our hope was that the canopy of the trees in the Black Forest would provide a nice respite from the blazing […]

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The Mundane and Noteworthy

This past week, I’ve been paying attention to Logan and Brady and their observations about our experience in Germany so far. It’s the boys’ first time out of the U.S., so it’s a treat to see life through their fresh eyes. Here are a few of the things they’ve remarked about: Sugar cubes. “I always […]

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First Impressions From Our First Three Days

It’s Friday morning, and I’m waking up refreshed and motivated to get some stuff done! My congestion is slowly easing up and I’m no longer under the grip of the cold meds, which just made me feel foggy all day long. Time to shake it off! While the last few days have seemed a bit […]

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