The Black Forest

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Sep 062015
 
The Black Forest

Today we were going deep into the Black Forest. It is home to a very special cake, cuckoo clocks, dense evergreen forests and picturesque villages, and a place that inspired some of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. We were also excited to be meeting  Karl and Ingrid (relatives of a work colleague), who were going

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Sep 052015
 
Gengenbach - Gateway to the Black Forest

We now return you to the adventure already in progress. Since we had only been to a small area in Germany for part of a day with our friends, Niels and Jette from Denmark, Jeannie contacted Linda, a friend from her former job who has family in the Black Forest area. We connected with her

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Into the Alps

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Aug 232015
 
Into the Alps

The 2.25 hour train from Basel wove its way through the mountains and past small towns and villages to the city of Lucerne. We changed trains for the remainder of the journey to Alpnachstad where we boarded the worlds steepest cogwheel railway for the steep (45°+) ride to the top of Mount Pilatus (2,128 m

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A Swiss Treat

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Aug 232015
 
A Swiss Treat

Switzerland – home of the chocolate, cheese, watches, chard, army knives, bank accounts and the Alps. While living in the Eastern part of France, it is easy to take short trips into Switzerland. So Jeannie began her research of the area and possible 1- to 3-day trips that would give us some more quality time

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