First Hard Hike of 2018

Brauneck is a mountain for the heart. I don’t mean your sappy soul; I mean that muscle pumping in your chest that will be in your throat by the time you’ve hiked halfway up this steep mountain. This is our fourth or fifth time here. It’s only 12-15 pop songs away from Munich depending on […]

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I Heart Hiking

Why, you might ask, do I heart hiking so much? It’s one of my favorite things to do in the world. If I could eat, sing and write while hiking, I’d be in Heaven. Wait. I sometimes do indeed do all these things while hiking. And juggle too. Not really. But wow: I’m in Heaven. […]

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Bavaria’s Fraueninsel

A view of the Alps from FrauenchiemseeThere’s a lake in Bavaria that’s called the Bavarian Mediterranean Sea or das Bayerische Mittelmeer in German. We go there at least once a year. It’s a popular destination for a day trip, and its real name is Chiemsee of course. I have no idea how it gained its […]

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