“Paper Airplane” Sculpture, Lincoln, Nebraska

posted in: Lincoln, Nebraska, USA | 0

Find out why a 14,000-pound metal "paper" airplane sculpture with a 20-foot wingspan stands as a playful piece of public art near the airport in Lincoln, Nebraska. Photos, too!

Lee’s Chicken Restaurant, Lincoln, Nebraska

posted in: Lincoln, Nebraska, USA | 0

Let's have fried chicken for lunch at Lee's Chicken Restaurant in Lincoln, Nebraska. Home cooking, friendly staff and a homey atmosphere make this oldest operating restaurant in Lincoln a fun and welcoming place.

Aschaffenburg Germany Christmas Market

posted in: Bavaria, Europe, Germany | 1

Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2014: A visit to Bavaria's Aschaffenburg for their annual Christkindlmarkt. This German Christmas market has all you would expect: gifts, ornaments, music, holiday food, and, of course, snow!

More Nederland, Colorado, in the Rocky Mountains

Additional information about Nederland, Colorado: the covered bridge, Frozen Dead Guy Days, Carousel of Happiness, circus train coffee, Tungsten Trail and a little history.

How to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner in a Foreign Country – Pt. 2

posted in: Bavaria, Europe, Germany | 4

Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2012: I challenged myself to create a more-or-less authentically traditional American Thanksgiving dinner in my little corner of Bavaria in Germany. I had to find the ingredients then convincingly put everything together. I think I did fairly well, and my Polish friend agreed!

Thanksgiving in a Foreign Land 2014

posted in: Europe, Germany | 0

Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2014: Ever wonder how to pull off a Thanksgiving dinner in a foreign country? I have done it a few times, and the challenge of finding the right ingredients is a big one. Here is 2014's event. Living in Munich at the time, my husband and I invited some German friends and one Aussie to celebrate this most-American of holidays!

Celestial Seasonings Tea Company Prairie Dog Preserve

posted in: Boulder, Colorado, USA | 0

Surrounding the Celestial Seasoning Tea Factory in Boulder, Colorado, is a densely populated prairie dog preserve. This post tells you why it's there and shows you a few pictures of the cute western rodents.

Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory Tour, Boulder, CO

posted in: Boulder, Colorado, USA | 2

On a few acres outside Boulder, Colorado, you'll find the Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory. You can take a free factory tour, visit the cafe for free tea samples, and buy herbal teas and tea-related items in the gift shop. This family-friendly destination is open year-round.

Oktoberfest Opening Procession (Einzug der Wiesnwirte)

Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2014: Everyone knows Oktoberfest: the biggest beer party in the world. But do you know that the opening procession is for the workers? Horse-drawn beer wagons adorned with flowers and hops vines, plus all the brewery workers, beer tent wait staff and anyone serving up the suds in any way get to parade down the streets of Munich to lead the crowds to the official opening of the grandest beer party you've ever seen!

Niwot, Colorado

posted in: Boulder, Colorado, USA | 1

A unique, artsy community, Niwot, Colorado, is named for an Arapaho Chief whose name means "Left Hand". Niwot honors its Old West past while cultivating contemporary art, community events, restaurants and an eclectic array of shops and galleries.