Posts Tagged ‘beer’


The new year may have started over a month ago, but Mondays are the best for (re)starting things.

During my time away from the blog I covered a many thousand miles, celebrated my first American Christmas in 7 years, hiked in the Central Oregon desert, ate hundreds of tacos, drank tons of West Coast brews (Black Butte Porter), experienced the Polar Vortex, gained 5 pounds (winter blubber), made new friends, read stacks of books, had long talks with long-lost friends, found a new obsession or two, made plans, cancelled plans and mostly tried to remember to do, see, eat, touch, hear, make something beautiful every day.

May words and random experiences reign once again!!


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Who knew that the Rhine valley was so lovely? Or that Kolsch beer was so refreshing? Or that cycling to a medieval village could be so fun?

For three-ish days I got to experience down-home German fun with my LP, his friend and wife, their adorable children and the wife’s very German parents in their very German town of Dormagen. We were fed sausage at every meal and vegetables straight from their garden. Each afternoon I got to ride a bicycle, in the evenings we drank beer and I enjoyed the German hospitality the whole time.

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