Saturday, May 13, 2017

Favorite German Towns

I may be leaving Germany, but I am encouraging all of you to come and visit so you can experience yourself the amazing sights, countryside and history Germany has to offer.  I have lived in several areas of Germany and have traveled to many more. From the metropolitan cities to the quaint villages, I have enjoyed them all. Some of my favorite places that I recommend are areas that are close to where I have lived. These include Trier, Bernkastel, and villages along the Mosel River. I also recommend Garmisch for the mountains and beautiful countryside as well as Rothenburg to experience a step back in time within the walled city. It’s never too late to travel to Germany whether you are retired or not!!

Here are a few of my favorite out of the way places that you may want to visit:

Traben Traubach



Mosel River Valley

Rothenburg ob der Tauber


Fun Activities:

Monday, May 1, 2017

Things I'll Miss


It is the beginning of May and my time as a
    DoDDS teacher is nearing the end. As I frantically try to complete all the retirement paper work, pack out my house, teach, and everything else that needs to be done, I have had to remind myself to stop, breathe and take a look around. I still live in Germany! I have had the privilege to see the beauty, culture and many sights this country has to offer. I have enjoyed the fields full of flowers and mountains of snow, the spring green and colorful autumns. I have visited castles and cathedrals that are centuries old.  I have driven 100mph on the autobahn! I have eaten many varieties of schnitzel, black forest cake in the black forest, and gotten fresh bread from the neighborhood bakeries. And I have celebrated many Christmas’ at markets all around the country. I may have lived here for many years, but I still have to pinch myself as a reminder that it has not been a dream. The endless paperwork will not get the best of me!!!

Beauty of the country


 Christmas markets

 Respect for the environment, their animals, and trees! 


 Pace of life

 Age old traditions

 Autobahns & Public Transportation


 Bakeries (fresh bread)