A November Hike at Aachensee in Austria

Friday, we–and you know when I say “we” I always mean Oscar the Carpaccio Pounder because I don’t plan things, right?–so, we planned a spur-of-the-moment trip to Austria. We drove to Aachensee, just across the German border into Austria, then we hiked all the way to Gramaialm from the parking lot in Pertisau. When I […]

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The Last Rays of Summer

Every year around this time, Otto the Bavarian Zookeeper and I go through the same ritual. We begin to say things like “Well, Otto the Bavarian Zookeeper, this weekend will be our last opportunity to go hiking, so we should make the most of it, eh?” or “So, Otto the Bavarian Zookeeper, how about one […]

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Free Photo Friday — The Colors of Autumn

Fall. Autumn. The space between summer and winter. Balmy days. And Hallowe’en. Today’s free photos are all taken at the time of year when the colors deepen, the temperatures drop and we all start thinking about what we want for Christmas. Hey, have a photo! Yep, you can have these. They’re not much, but they’re […]

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Autumn at Achensee

I wasn’t in the mood for an excursion this weekend. I was just getting over a bad cold, and I have something called a Schleimbeutel Enzündung in my left shoulder, which simply means inflammation of the bag of mucus that serves as a cushion between the bones in my shoulder and my left arm bone. […]

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