Monthly Archives: June 2005

Lüneburger Heide

This past weekend, we explored Germany a bit more.  This time, we stayed closer to our home in Hamburg by exploring the Lüneburger Heide.  This is a very flat area south of Hamburg with lots of farms, forests, and heath.  … Continue reading

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Another Week Gone

Well, I’ve just finished living my sixth full week in Germany.  I like it. I’ve become settled in a regular schedule, which is nice.  However, I haven’t quite gotten to the point of taking it for granted.  One example was … Continue reading

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Days of Wine and Romans

Upon leaving Luxembourg on Saturday the 11th, we spent the next day and a half in the beautiful Mosel River valley.  The Mosel River valley is one of the great wine-producing regions of Germany, and has some of the oldest … Continue reading

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What Language are We Speaking Now?

We left Aachen early Friday evening, after Jenny finished work.  The rest of the day was an experience in languages.  Within a few hours, we had to be ready to read road signs in German, Dutch, German, French, German, and … Continue reading

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Perpetuity

The alleged abuses and religious desecrations at Guantanamo are disturbing if true. However, what really upsets me about the Bush Administration’s approach to the Guantanamo situation is their total disregard for American traditions of due process and Constitutional rights. In … Continue reading

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The City of Charlemagne

We started our weekend with a day in Aachen, the capital of Charlemagne‘s empire.  It’s a small city, but it’s lively, with a large student population and a nice old city in the center.  It was the site of a … Continue reading

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1000 miles, 4 countries, 1 weekend

Jenny and I had quite a weekend.  We drove over much of the northern half of West Germany, exhausting ourselves while enjoying beautiful valleys, ancient Roman cities, good food, and (of course) wine.  We also spent a night in Luxembourg, … Continue reading

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Heading out again

Jenny has to work in Aachen tomorrow, so we decided to make a weekend of it.  Our plan is to drive to Aachen this evening after my class is done (it should be about a 5-hour drive).  Then, she’ll work … Continue reading

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Weekend in Berlin

We had a great time in Berlin over the weekend.  I love the German rail system (when it works, not when it strands Jenny overnight).  We took a fast 90-minute train there Saturday morning, and another fast train back Sunday … Continue reading

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Heading to Berlin

We’re about to head off to Berlin for a couple days.  Jenny’s never been there, so it should be fun.  We don’t have any specific plans, but we’ll probably explore the city with the Fat Tire Bike Tours. We almost … Continue reading

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