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Austria Here We Came

Leaving Telfs in the morning, we headed for Innsbruck and learned we had two choices of travel. One was a railroad ferry which we’d traveled before. This means putting our car on a railroad bed and, while riding inside, travel through a mountain. Since the ferry was pricey, we decided to drive through the mountains. […]

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Matterhorn in Zermat – Thrill of a Lifetime

My sister and I stopped to enjoy the flowers as we walked toward the famous Alp, the Matterhorn.  Though not the largest or tallest Alp, its shape is distinctive. I’d never been in Zermat and was surprised to learn that visitors cannot drive into the town. Only residence and service vehicles can use the streets […]

Waterfall in Lauterbrunnen

The Schilthorn Alpine Mountain and Village of Lauterbrunnen

Near Grindelwald is another village called Lauterbrunnen that is known for its waterfalls and the cable car system that takes visitors up to the top using three different cable cars. The town itself is restaurants, hotels and shops catering to visitors who want to mountain climb and also visit the Schilthorn, rising to 2, 970 […]

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Grindelwald in the Swiss Alps

We found the perfect hotel for our stay in Grindelwald a short distance from the downtown area.  Grindelwald is a Swiss village and the setting for mountain climbers and glacier walkers to visit the Jungfrau and the Eiger, two of the larger Alpine mountains. This view is from our balcony but it gets even better. This breathing […]

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A Taste of Switzerland

Nothing is more beautiful than the venues in Switzerland. The Alps are amazing and the small towns nestled around them are unique. Before we hit the Alpine area, we stopped in two major cities—Bern, the captial, and Lucerne. We arrived in Berne on a rainy day.  We decided to make the best of it, and […]

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Black Forest in Titisee and Todtnau

Our final day in the Black Forest took us to three interesting villages — Titisee, Neustadt and then to Todtnau. The lake in Titisee is a tourist area with lovely beaches and boating on the Titisee lake surrounding by this lovely park. We enjoyed dinner here at a place called Bruggen Restaurant.  Here we could look out […]

Black Forest Museum

Have you visited the beatuiful Black Forest?

The Schwarzwald, known to us as the Black Forest, is a unique area of Germany known for its thickly wooded forests, lakes and waterfalls, its cuckoo clocks and its wonderful schwarzwald-kirche kucken, which means Black Forest Cherry Cake. It’s luscious and made as excellent no where else. The black forest got its name from the […]

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Journey Across the Pond – More in Heidelberg

Our second day of vacation to Europe, we stayed in Heidelberg, Germany because the town is filled with so many interesting things to see. From the Heidelberg Castle terrace (in the first set of photos), you were able to look down on the town and two of the major landmarks were ones I mentioned.  The […]

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Journey Across the Pond – Rudesheim and Heidelberg

One thing I love to do is share some of my photos with family, friends and wonderful readers.  This blog will provide highlights from our 18 day trip to Germany, Switzerland and Austria. My husband and I love to travel and we’ve been blessed to enjoy many trips to numerous countries in Europe. One of our […]

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The Joy Of Books – Adventure, Experience and More

Books bring us amazing experiences. They take us to new places and allow us to explore new ideas, try new things. Sometimes when they end, we feel we’ve lost a friend and we want the story to go on forever. I’m guessing you feel like that too when a book catches you and touches your […]