Happy Easter, Happy Spring!

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Here’s a happy spring crocus for you!

Happy Easter and all the other joyous spring celebrations happening this time of year (not including tax day)!

Today I don’t have a destination to report, but I am reminding you of my latest book, Traditional Old-World Easter-Egg Coloring Techniques, available in Kindle and print form on Amazon, along with all my other books. This book has full, step-by-step instructions for boiling and blowing eggs, then coloring them in traditional ways, not that supermarket egg-coloring-kit way. This is really fun, especially for kids. Get yours today! read more

Daytrip to Kulmbach, Germany

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It’s still winter here, despite a couple of weeks of unseasonably warm weather in early February and despite the fact that Easter happened. Though I’m sure spring will show up any day now, most days are still cold and windy with little or no sunshine. Yesterday was no exception, but I don’t mind the cold weather. So I hopped a train for a daytrip to nearby Kulmbach. I’d heard it was a nice little place to visit and I’d passed it often on my way to Kronach, Nuremberg, Bayreuth and other destinations. So I figured it was about time to look into it. Here is all I had ever seen of Kulmbach as the train passed through:

Yes, those are cases and kegs of beer. Kulmbach has a giant, famous brewery and they ship it far and wide. You may even be able to find it in the States. Their brands are Kulmbacher, EKU, Mönchshof and Kapuziner. All of which I can personally vouch for.

Kulmbach is also well known for its well-preserved medieval Plassenburg castle high on the hill above the town. I’d visited the castle many years ago and plan to again in the near future. However, that was not my destination on this trip. I had downloaded the self-guided walking tour of the old village from the town’s website and wanted to do it for myself, taking photos along the way, of course! read more