Last week Gene and I took to trip to South Dakota and decided to do a few things that some visitors may not have time to visit or experience. One of these places was visiting a memorial and piece of the Berlin Wall. It is called Memorial Park and is located on Rapid Creek adjacent to The Monument (formerly known as the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center). The park holds one of America’s largest Berlin Wall exhibits (two large slabs of the wall), Memorial Pond, Flood of 1972 Memorial fountain, several other sculptures, a band shelter, and Legacy Commons. It is a very special and touching exhibit. Along with the wall exhibit, there are many interpretive monument stations explaining why the wall was built, and how it was eventually taken down.
Living in Colorado for a few years now I have heard some of the controversies about whether Denver has an underground city. I did some searching and couldn’t find anything concrete, however, I did find quite a bit of information about other cities around the world that do have underground cities. Thus, I decided to share this information and hope you may find it interesting too. If you know of or want to share other underground cities, please feel free to share in the comments below.
As we were getting ready to head to Germany in May of 2018 a co-worker and I were talking about driving on the Autobahn. This conversation somehow led us to talk about driving on the left side of the road versus driving on the right side of the road. Even though German drivers, as well as most of Europe, drive on the right also, it made me stop and think why some countries drive on the left. The only time I remember us driving on the left-hand side was when we were in England and Wales. It was quite an interesting experience, lol It also made me wonder how many countries actually do drive on the left. So I did a little research. Continue reading “Which Countries Prefer Left Hand Drive Over Right Hand Drive? Why?”
As you may have seen over the last few weeks, we spent part of the month of May in Europe. One of the areas we stayed in the most was Munich, Germany. While there, we felt like we had to go and visit Dachau Concentration Camp. We had heard so much about it in history class, and in the media, but had to see what it was all about. Of course, we also planned a visit to Hofbrauhuas knowing we would probably need a happier evening, and something to clear the palette so to speak. We were definitely right on that assessment. Continue reading “The Dachau Concentration Camp – Munich, Germany”
In May of 2018 we were spending a couple of weeks in Europe for our 20th anniversary. While we were looking forward to spending a few days in Vienna in Austria and Prague in the Czech Republic, we were going to be in Munich Germany for a little more than a week. I can’t tell you how excited I was to finally get to Germany. This city looks so amazing and interesting. I have German ancestors and couldn’t wait to wait to visit some of biergartens, try some local fare, and see some of the amazing landscape. As with the other cities, we have a few things planned but also wanted to mix in a few free things while in the area. Therefore I eagerly did some research and found quite a few free things. Thus I decided to share with all of you in case you are planning your own trip to Munich. Here is the list of my top 7 free things we hope to do on our trip (in no particular order). I will also let you know which places we visited and share a little about our experience while visiting.
I am so happy to be able to share some posts of some of the exciting things we did while in the Munich area in May of 2018. One of the more enjoyable things we did was visit the Hofbrauhaus. We needed it after touring Dachaus earlier in the day. I can happily say a few beers definitely helped us get back in the holiday spirit. 🙂
I cannot express how much we enjoyed our visit to Germany and running around Munich. It was our 20th anniversary trip in May of 2018. and it was incredible. Sadly it rained a lot, which limited some of the things we could do outside. However one afternoon we were able to visit Marienplatz Square and see the Glockenspiel clock. It was really interesting and we had a great time walking around the square. Eventually, we make our way to Viktualienmarkt Farmers Market. It was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Continue reading “Viktualienmarkt Farmers Market at Marienplatz Square – Munich, Germany”
During our trip to Europe in May of 2018, we were able to visit Austria and check out their city building, the Rathaus. However, one of the things I was looking forward to while visiting Austria was seeing the Danube River. I don’t know if it intrigued me because it was in Europe, or if it was because it flows through more countries than any other river in the world. All I know it that is was unique and I couldn’t wait to see it. Continue reading “Danube River Views in Vienna, Austria – Unique and Amazing”
Last year we spent a wonderful week in New York City. The city is always amazing, but it is truly magical at Christmas. Besides the beautiful tree at Rockefeller Center and decorations everywhere, they also have many Christmas Markets. We were lucky enough to be able to explore two of them while we were there, Bryant Park and Union Square. They were both incredible,but I think I liked the one at Union Square a little more. Continue reading “Union Square Holiday Market – An Annual New York Tradition”