End of the Year

So at the end of the year, WordPress sends you a link to this fun little stats page to review your year in blogging. And as I was checking out my stats for 2014, I realized that I kind of dropped off the face of the WordPress world for the last few months of the year. Although it is nice to see that some people actually read my blog every once in a while, I don’t particularly write posts so that I can see how many readers I can get; that’s just not what this blog was created for. It’s more so that I can track our journey through life and give anyone who wants it, a glimpse into what we are up to.

Since my husband and I jumped the broom 2 1/2 years ago, we have been farther and farther away from our loved ones than I ever imagined I would be. Thus, I wanted to start a blog so that if anyone wondered what we were up to way out here, then they could hop on over and read about our adventures. I suppose that means that I need to get better about writing about our adventures then, huh?

So here goes… a long overdue update of what’s been going on lately.

December in Germany is wonderful. When we first heard we were moving here, we decided that we wanted to stay in Germany for our first Christmas to experience how they celebrate the holiday. The thing that we enjoyed the most about this holiday season over here is the Christmas Markets. Almost any day that C had off work we would venture out to a new market. The Christmas markets consist of booths set up, usually in the city center or old town, where vendors are selling handmade Christmas decor, trinkets of all kinds, beautiful woodwork and pottery, a large variety of food and hot drinks, and so much more (depending on the size of the market).

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Christmas tree at the market in Strasbourg.

After the Christmas market season was over, we took a short trip down to Munich. The city is huge and there was so much to see and do, unfortunately we didn’t get to everything that we wanted to, because of time and weather, but it was still a great trip!

We started off our visit kind of on a somber note, by stopping by the Dachau Concentration Camp, just outside of Munich. It was definitely not a fun place to visit as it was very sad and surreal to see a place where such devastating events happened, but we felt like it was important to see. That night, once we got into Munich, we just walked around the city center and had dinner at the legendary Hofbrauhaus that has been there since 1589. The next day we checked out the BMW museum and Olympia Park, where the Olympics were held in 1972. After that, we visited St. Peter’s Church, ate a very late lunch, and headed home. It snowed while we were there, and the roads were bad on the way home, turning our 4 hour drive into a 7 hour drive… But we made it home all in one piece and now have a good trip to Munich to look back on.

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Dachau Concentraion Camp. “Never Again”

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BMW World and BMW Museum

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Front of St. Peter’s Church decorated for Christmas.

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