Garden of Beasts – Berlin, Germany

Growing up my thoughts of Germany were mostly in regard to the quaint, romanticism of western Germany, Bavaria and the Rhine region, or about the contrasting atrocities of World War II. I remember being fascinated and confused by the Wall as a child and excited when it came down, but beyond that I never really thought about visiting Berlin. Then I read Erik Larson’s In the Garden of Beasts, and I found myself with a yearning.

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Through His Eyes – Berlin

Time is passing quicker than I thought possible these days. Not only are we winding down our days in Poland, but I realized the last time we posted a photo perspective from the kids was in Madrid. (And believe me, they’ve taken quite a few pictures since then!) What follows are snapshots taken and selected by Mr. N. Here is Berlin through our now 12-year-old’s eyes and lens: Continue reading

German Influence (And a new recipe!)

This is it! The last stop on our journey to Poland. While we had hoped to spend more time in Germany, it was not meant to be on this adventure. We did, however, enjoy a brief overnight in the beautiful city of Dresden.

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Galoucester

By Chef Dad (Mike)

Miss A turned eight at school last week.  At her school, the kids recognize summertime birthdays before they let out for the year, so each kid can have a little celebration.  Her birthday actually falls in July, but as regular readers of the blog know, we’re headed off on sabbatical in just a few short weeks, which means we’ve reached the end of second grade for our little girl, and sixth grade for our increasingly less little boy. Continue reading