During our last visit to Germany we were going out on a family outing with the usual suspects. As we have a cool new little nephew my son asked me the following question:”Daddy, do we have the kid cart?” To which my chuckling answer was naturally….”the whaaaaaat?” So, any guesses what the kid cart is? … More Things a Germerican Kid Says #6
My wife’s sister lives near the University of Trier and in what has now become a tradition every time we visit, we recently took a family walk to the beautiful Petrisberg. Once a military base and prisoner of war camp, Petrisberg is now one of the nicest neighborhoods and best recreational areas in the city … More Petrisberg, Trier: From War to Recreation
As the Syrian refugee crisis begins to shrink from the headlines, thanks not only to apathy but also to terrorism and the craziest presidential election in U.S. History, I thought I would take a minute to fill you in on the status of the situation in one region in Germany. As is the norm for … More Refugees in Germany: A Report From the Inside
Today it rained all day. And by all day I mean aaaaallllll day like it loves to do in Germany, and what I forgot is how much I love rainy German days. Who doesn’t love a rainy day though? Chilling on the couch doing a whole lot of nothing is often just what the doctor … More A Rainy Day in Germany
Need a foolproof plan for a nice *Familienausflug? The zoo is a great way to spend the day with the family that you can always bank on. After all, what’s better than fresh air, funky monkeys, and a long walk through confusing pathways to bring a family closer together? If you find yourself in Southwest … More Do French Baboons Speak English?
We went to a French McDonalds today and you won’t believe what we found but a touch screen ordering system……. The European McDonalds are already better than the American ones anyway, especially when it comes to cleanliness and employee attire. But now you don’t even have to struggle through the adventure that is ordering food … More High Tech French Fries
As we are sitting on my father-in-law’s kitchen having a Bier and doing crossword puzzles, there’s a thought I can’t get out of my head. One of the most irreplaceable things from Germany is the beer, especially when I haven’t found Erdinger anywhere in Boise yet. There’s just something about it that American beer … More Erdinger in the Kitchen
Yeah, I know, I took another long break. But I had a good reason, I swear! What had happened was…. …actually life happened. We just got plain busy with house projects and work, you know…..life. Not to mention that I am continuing my education, did I not mention that before? No? Well now you know … More Unpause, Break’s Over!
That’s what the Germans say anyway, “Döner macht schöner!” Schön* is also a good way to describe our first day in Germany. After a nice rainy drive from Frankfurt we arrived in Trier to be greeted by my very excited sister-, brother-, and father-in-law. And since the Germans toast everything, a proper Anstoß* with a … More Turkish Kebab Makes You Pretty