Historic Rains

The temperatures are in the nineties. Sunshine fills the crevices in the piazza and it is difficult to remember that four of our five weeks in Europe were cold, windy, and most of rainy. June of 2013 brought record flooding to areas of Austria, Germany, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. We spent our first day … More Historic Rains

Riesling Country

Visions of summer vacations have flowed through my mind for most of the last semester this year due to an unusual amount of stress that accompanied the school year. I couldn’t wait to sleep in, see some sights, and then read. Well…. it hasn’t happened in just that way. Our first week was spent in … More Riesling Country

Frankfurt, Germany

We stayed one night in Frankfurt, Germany the city of banking, and Apfel Wein (apple wine.) Our German friend Uschi took us around the old part of the city explaining that unfortunately most of the older buildings had been bombed in World War II. The Germans rebuilt this small area of the city that includes … More Frankfurt, Germany