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German Alps in the summer

July 19, 2013

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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

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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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