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Heidelberg and Home…

The last day in Europe was cold and dreary, which perfectly mirrored how we all felt about leaving.  We had a beautiful ride through Germany’s Black Forest on the way to Heidelberg.  Our first stop in the city was at the castle, which was first erected in the 12th century.  Though most of it was […]

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Luzern and Mt. Pilatus

Today was AMAZING!  We decided to go into Luzern early because the sky was overcast and we figured it wouldn’t be a good view on top of Mt Pilatus.  That was the best decision of the trip! (Thank you Donna!)  We started our time in Luzern with a tour led by Bonnie, but that quickly […]

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Neuschwanstein Castle, Innsbruck, Lichtenstein and Luzern

We’ve had two more adventurous days!  We awoke yesterday to several inches of snow on the ground, and even more falling from the sky.  Though it made the driving slow, we easily made it to our first destination of the day – Neuschwanstein Castle.  Commissioned by King Ludwig II, the castle is perched high in […]

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Salzburg and Munich

The last two days have been quite a whirlwind.  We awoke very early on Sunday morning and set out for the Mauthausen concentration camp.  Three years ago, Kendra and I visited Auschwitz-Birkenau, yet even having been to another concentration camp, I was still not prepared for the emotions I felt in Mauthausen.  It was almost […]

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Valentine’s Day in Vienna

Happy Valentine’s Day! We had an easy morning that started with a breakfast of cornflakes, bologna, cheese, bread, juice, coffee and tea.  The kids were a bit surprised by the warm milk, but it didn’t stop them from clearing through the food.  While the kids were eating, I read them emails and messages from home, […]

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Willkommen to Vienna!

We had an easy flight into Vienna, and got to catch a glimpse of the snowcapped mountains that surround the city.  I was very excited when the first thing I saw upon departing the plane was a Starbucks!  Kendra and the kids moved along to baggage claim while I grabbed a quick mocha.  After picking […]

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The Eagle has landed…

Well, LHS Crew has anyway. We’re hanging out in the airport in Amsterdam waiting to board our next flight to Vienna. The flight was good – most of the kids slept. We’re all still a little sleepy, but excited for Vienna! One funny story so far was when Rachel was asked whether she wanted chicken […]

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