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German Alps in the summer

July 19, 2013


Expectations were high as we left the picturesque city of Salzburg, Austria to drive to Bavarian village towns in Germany.  Earlier that week, on a bicycle tour to see the Sound of Music filming sights, we were informed that the opening sequence of the film –  a famous scene in movie history filled with striking images […]

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My Grandfather’s Journey back to Germany

May 6, 2013


Jim and I with our grandparents in Munich

In 1953, a recently married 21 year old from Tower City, Pennsylvania graduated from trade school. Life was good and his future was taking shape. His priorities were clear…find a good paying job in his trade, save some money for a house, and most importantly do everything he could to prepare and provide for his […]

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Cycling through Berlin

December 10, 2012

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My first time visiting Berlin, Germany was in September of this year.  The city is dynamic and we had a wonderful time. Of course I learned about World War II and the aftermath of it throughout my studies, but actually visiting a city that has all that history makes it an incredibly powerful experience. And […]

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