Bier Trip to the Homeland Part VI: Wishin’ and Hopin’

We had two days blocked out for our trip into the Bohemian and Moravian countryside.  I had been referring to this portion of the trip as the “black box:”  I had no idea what it held, could be good or bad, and I made no promises.  That being said, I still felt a great dealContinue reading “Bier Trip to the Homeland Part VI: Wishin’ and Hopin’”

Bier Trip to the Homeland Part IV: A Brief Separation in Time and Space

The journey to “the homeland” has begun in earnest!  After soaking up the culture of the Bavaria for the past few days,  today we boarded a bus and drove to Prague in the Czech Republic.  The purpose of the Munich part of the trip was to get a taste of what our ancestors’ German culturalContinue reading “Bier Trip to the Homeland Part IV: A Brief Separation in Time and Space”

Bier Trip to the Homeland Part III: Old is a relative term

Over the past couple of days the group has experienced some sights that have messed with my notions of time and space.  In terms of space, the drive from Munich’s airport to our hotel let me to wonder why on earth we’d traveled all this way to come back to southern Wisconsin.  The landscape isContinue reading “Bier Trip to the Homeland Part III: Old is a relative term”

The Reason Why: A Brief Detour

I promise to get back to blogging our trip during a bus ride tomorrow.  Today I was excited to receive word that I am the adult winner of the “Little House, Big Story” essay contest, sponsored by Old World Wisconsin in recognition of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s 150th birthday.  Here is my submission. —- The ReasonContinue reading “The Reason Why: A Brief Detour”