Transition, follow me suggestions

I am in the process of transferring my blogs to a new webhost, so I will not be posting for a short period of time. Meanwhile, follow me and Some Guy’s Hat on… Continue reading

V8 Hotel Review: Rooms awesome, service not so much

Last night we stayed in a theme room at the V8-Hotel in Stuttgart’s Motor World.  This is a very difficult hotel to review, so I’ll break it down by the great, the average, the… Continue reading

London Blog

During the last weekend of May, we headed to London for a few days. The lowdown… For this particular trip, I decided to splurge on a room with a view. The Marriott County… Continue reading

First Grade in German school: a year in review

Although I am behind on travel posts, I want to take today, Sequoia’s last day of first grade, to look back over the school year in pictures (and a few video clips).  This… Continue reading

Brief Notes from the World Cup Win

Very quick notes from a small town the morning after the World Cup win… This, in our newspaper holder this morning: At the end of the game, fireworks surrounded the house in every… Continue reading

TOP 9 CRAZY GERMAN FESTIVAL RIDES YOU COULDN’T PAY ME TO GO ON

German summer festivals last from a few days to a week or so. Trucks roll into town and crews begin erecting giant rides that you’re not comfortable riding in a permanent amusement park,… Continue reading

Germany flag side dish for the 4th of July

Today is the Germany-France game. I haven’t forgotten that it is also the birth of a nation, my home nation, and for that I am wearing the appropriate colors. In fact, this afternoon… Continue reading

Launching Science Lessons

Today Sequoia and her friend Noah came out of school giddy from the last class period. “We didn’t have religion today,” Noah gushed. “We walked to the playground!” At my child’s elementary school, where… Continue reading

Top 7 Ways an Ex-Pat in Germany Recognizes the World Cup is Happening

1. The 80-year-old neighbor lady raises the German flag a week out. 2. Your first grader didn’t have regular classes the day after the World Cup opened–The entire school walked to a Fußball… Continue reading

Language Win

Yesterday as the kids were leaving Sequoia’s party, a little girl, Emma, came up to me and asked (in German, of course) if I’d seen her pink jacket.  I had not.  I began… Continue reading