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A Slower Pace of Life in Germany

We live in a little German village where shops close their doors early in the evening and all day on Sunday.  The sun doesn’t set until after 10pm this time of year, and that leaves plenty of daylight for folks to go on leisurely after-dinner walks and bike rides with their families (which they do). […]

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One Month in Germany

Jet Lag

One month ago, yesterday, we arrived in Germany, disheveled, exhausted, bleary-eyed, and slightly bewildered.  As we were herded through customs with other PCSing families in what felt like a scene from The Walking Dead, all of us mumbling, dazed, and stumbling like zombies from the awkward weight of our luggage, I caught my first glimpse of our new area through the foggy terminal windows. […]

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San Antonio Mission Trail | Mission Concepcion

Mission Concepcion San Antonio Mission Trail

This post is part of the San Antonio Mission Trail series.  Click here to learn more about San Antonio Mission National Historical Park. The first stop on our self-guided tour of the San Antonio Mission Trail was the beautiful Mission Concepcion (Neustra Senora de la Purisima Concepcion).  Originally built in East Texas in the 1700s,  the church […]

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White Sands National Monument

White Sands National Monument

I’m not sure what I was expecting the first time we drove out to visit White Sands National Monument. Just an hour-and-a-half day trip from El Paso (driving through either Alamogordo or Las Cruces), it had been on our Fort Bliss bucket list for a while, and I can honestly say I hadn’t thought much about it until we […]

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San Antonio Mission Trail | Mission San Jose

Mission San Jose San Antonio Mission Trail

This post is part of the San Antonio Mission Trail series.  Click here to learn more about San Antonio Mission National Historical Park. Having first visited Mission Concepcion, our expectations were set pretty high for the second stop on our self-guided tour of the San Antonio Mission Trail, and we were not disappointed.  Mission San Jose (San […]

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Progress, Preparation and Pretzels

Pretzels, Germany

Since I last wrote, things have been falling into place rather quickly.  With orders in hand, we’ve scheduled dates to have our household goods and unaccompanied baggage packed and picked up, made our travel and temporary lodging arrangements, and the boys received their blue passports (for leisure travel) in the mail. We’ll be leaving a […]

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