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We aren’t big shoppers. We don’t have a lot of stuff. When we travel we like to bring home reminders of a different kind. We collect receipts, train tickets, bottle tops, basically anything that we get along the way. When we get home it becomes a collage. Below are some examples.

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Don’t call it Luxemberg

Up  before the sun this morning and on the train bound for the great mystery of Luxembourg.  Let us not gloss over the trip itself.  The route took us along the banks of the Rhine and Mosel Rivers. First class scenery all the way: fairy tale villages with vineyards running up the hillsides, castles, boats, fog, you name it.  A more

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Happy Re-unification Day!

The only thing that makes us wish we lived in a hotel is a solid hotel breakfast.  The Hotel Cristall came correct with their spread.  Sweet breads, savory breads (including the wet looking black one with the nuts in it that Kellie likes), fruit, multiple cheeses (creamy and sliced), yogurt, cereals, two kinds of juice, and a pitcher of coffee more

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Luckily, we didn’t need to rely on our alarm to wake us up with the sun; Liam and Aden’s crack of dawn playing session ensured we didn’t sleep in too late. 

It was a little sad to leave the warm hospitality and family comfort of Susannah and Shane’s home.  After a getting the kids all riled up and drinking some coffee, more

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Awoke this morning to the screams of little boys and homemade pancakes.  Jon used the opportunities to “officially” meet his nephews even he’d met them casually a year earlier.  By 10:30, it was time to head to Bamberg for the day.  Unfortunately, Susanna, Aden, and Liam could come along.  More about them later.

Bamberg, the travel books and websites don’t do more

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