Panama Cruise

Nana Sue and I are on a cruise through the Panama Canal.  We don’t actually go all the way through but go through turn around partway and then come back out.  A little puzzling but if you understand about the Panama Canal then you will understand.  A fantastic trip and we had a great time.…

Maschsee Lake Festival – Hannover Germany

Nana Sue and I decided to visit Haley this August of 2014.  We love Germany and it is probably my most favorite country to visit in the world.  (Dublin is my most favorite City in the world to visit though). Haley has an apartment very close to the city center and we stayed there all…

Steam Engine Train to the Top of Germany

Haley and I on our last day went on a steam engine train to the top mountain in Germany. The start of the trip was a little over an hour from Hannover and Haley used her QuickCar rental to get us there. The steam engine was built in 1931, during WWII and was completely refurbished…

Hannover Palace Gardens

One of the most beautiful places I visited during my visit to Hannover was the Hannover Palace gardens. At several of the museums we visited we found that there was a common King between Germany and England for about 130 years. This was due to Queen Ann not having any children and one of her…

Adjusting to life in the US

After being gone for so long in such a different environment like India and Nepal, coming back the US is surreal. Orderly driving (relatively), clean water, food that tastes normal, clean bathrooms, heated and cooled bedrooms, internet that works and works fast. Always having electronics charged and ready to go and a hot shower every…

Top for Fitibit

To help with our training for climbing Mount Everest the whole family has Fitbits. A fitbit is an electronic bracelet that tracks your steps, miles, and sleep cycles. The nice thing about Fitbit is that you can share your results for a 7 day average of your steps / miles. Today I was ahead of…