Grandpa in Garmisch

This is a pure reflection piece for me, but I think it’s worth sharing. My Grandpa Rich passed away 5 years ago today. I always think about him during this time of year, not just because of the anniversary of his passing, but because of the November Veteran’s Day holiday as well. For a few …

Almabtrieb

Origins of the word:“alm” means a high mountain pasture“treiben” means to herd or drive“Almabtrieb” is the driving of animals away from their mountain pastures Mid-September marks the beginning of autumn in the Allgäu region. Leaves of the large maple trees begin to change color and the animals must return to the valley after a summer …

Dhara the Dutch Bike

So let me tell you about Dhara, my trusty Dutch Bike purchased off of Facebook Marketplace… If I had to sum her up in a few words, I would say she is sturdy, practical, stylish, and low maintenance. I’ll go out on a limb here and say that she is my most favorite acquisition since …

A day trip from Garmish-Partenkirchen to the Eibsee

Our first weekend in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, we were eager to get exploring. It was a particularly hot summer day here, about 30 degrees Celsius (thats about 86 degrees in the King’s digits) and the perfect day for a swim. I had been fantasizing over pictures of the Eibsee since we were in the first stages of …

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A hard and fast reset

In the weeks leading up to our international move to Garmisch, Germany, we were busy selling a house, packing all our things, preparing for a new job, figuring out logistics of traveling with a dog, saying goodbye to family, celebrating with out of town friends, and trying to maximize our last days in a city …