Picking up where we left off…awhile ago! Salzburg was a great place to start our mini-trek into Austria, but we had one more stop in mind before catching a flight back. Hallstaat is a charming little mountain town built on a lake of the same name, and we were looking forward to exploring it!
I have not seen The Sound of Music. Mere swears that I would love it, as I do love both music and musicals, but it just hasn’t happened. Anyway, I’m more motivated to see it now that I know that it features such smash hits as The Lonely Goatherd, and a city as lovely as Salzburg. This is all a roundabout way of saying that Salzburg was awesome!
With another Oktoberfest in the books, Mere & I decided to get out of town and take a fall drive through Bavaria. The region is home to a number of beautiful lakes (“lake” is see in German; get it?!?), and we decided to stop by Chiemsee and Konigssee.
Here’s Part 2 of our Greek Road Trip! On Wednesday, we planned to drive due east into the heart of the country, ultimately stopping to see the monasteries of Meteora. That being said, we made sure to get up early so we could walk up to see Parga’s castle before we left!
At the end of August, Mere had a work trip down to Preveza in northwestern Greece. She ended up having a few days off, so I took a spur-of-the-moment trip down to join her! The trip down was more eventful that I would have liked, but after a *very* long Sunday, I picked her up […]
The push cart derby was exciting enough, but we had one more fun event to cap off our back-to-Maastricht weekend. The city had been constructing a new northern bridge across the Maas, and to celebrate its opening they staged a Sunday evening parade featuring Theater Titanick and Les Plasticiens Volants…i.e. giant dinosaur balloons and a […]
Mere & I were looking forward to a relaxing weekend after our whirlwind trip through the east coast, but there’s always time for something delightfully weird. I happened to see an ad for a Red Bull-sponsored zeepkistenrace (push cart derby) taking place in Valkenburg, which is just a 10-minute train ride away; of course we […]
On Monday morning, we bid a rainy farewell to Annapolis; I’m sure we’ll be again soon. Fortunately, we had planned one final treat before heading back to the Netherlands: a day-and-a-half in New York with Ellen!
Wildwood was a lot of fun, but we still had a week-and-a-half of grand touring left to do in the States! We kicked it off with a few days of much-needed rest and relaxation at Phil & Janie’s house in Sneads Ferry, and we only got there thanks to the first of *many* rides from […]