Monthly Archives: April 2011

Saturday Spotlight on Ohio: The Hot Dog Shoppe

When I first started this blog I posted about places in Ohio I would like to visit. I have visited some of them since then, but there are still many places on my list. Now as my time here is … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: German Easter decorations

A German Easter tradition is decorating trees with eggs. My parents and I were in Nürnberg a few days before Easter, which meant most establishments were closed. While walking around town in Albrecht-Dürer-Platz, there was a well decorated in Easter … Continue reading

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Visiting the Valley of Fire

After visiting the Hoover Dam for free, Jon and I were excited to head out to Valley of Fire State Park, northeast of Las Vegas between Interstate 15 and Lake Mead. We took the scenic route to get there, with … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Schloss Hellbrunn

Schloss Hellbrunn was the summer palace of the prince archbishop of Salzburg. Markus Sitticus built this palace, and he liked to play tricks on his guests. Some of those tricks happen here, at the outdoor dining table.Water shoots out from … Continue reading

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Postcard arrival: North Carolina, Germany

I have sent a handful of postcards in the last month, but I haven’t yet received any in return. I hope they arrive soon! I particularly like cards that show parts of the world I am unfamiliar with, like this … Continue reading

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Hanging out at the Hoover Dam for free

The Hoover Dam is one of those iconic, American sights I didn’t want to miss on a trip to Las Vegas. The art deco decorations, the bright blue waters of Lake Mead, the tons of concrete (concrete was delivered in specially … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Colosseum

The first thing I did upon arrival in Rome was visit the Colosseum. It’s one of those places you have to see in both daylight and in the dark, and I think it was the loveliest at this moment in the … Continue reading

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