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26 Sep Posted by in Culture, Driving, Family Life | Comments

When Germans Visit America

When Germans Visit America

I married a smart man… a very smart man (after all, he did choose to marry me, right?). Unfortunately he is not modest about his intelligence. And as such, I have no reservations holding back the chance to make fun of him when he makes a culturally stupid mistake. Thankfully he is a good sport ...

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20 Apr Posted by in Driving, Family Life, Sports | 1 comment

Go-Karting in Germany… Sebastian Vettel, HELP!

Go-Karting in Germany… Sebastian Vettel, HELP!

Last weekend we had a neighborhood outing. The guys scheduled a private session at a nearby go-kart track (Kart Arena Moenchengladbach). When Kay told me about it, my initial response was, “What makes you think you’ll be able to attend?… Why not me?” With a new baby and toddler at home, I don’t get out ...

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11 Jan Posted by in Driving | Comments

Secret Agent? Paparazzi? Or just plain trouble?

Secret Agent? Paparazzi? Or just plain trouble?

Camera one? Or Camera two? I personally prefer the Hollywood sunglasses look over the paranoid, “Crap! You got me!” look. I wish I could say these were stealthily-taken photos obtained by the enemy during my American spy operations in Deutschland. I’d even rather say these were candid pics taken during heartwarming-Kodak moments abroad. Unfortunately, these ...

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28 May Posted by in Driving | Comments

Motorway Emoticons

Motorway Emoticons

Kay always spots the cool signs while driving… like the temporary sign we saw last month just before entering the Netherlands stating that the-drug-I’m-not-allowed-to-mention-on-this-blog was prohibited to be brought into Germany. And that this substance is only allowed to be sold to Dutch residents. The sign came and went so fast, I wasn’t able to ...

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08 May Posted by in Driving | 1 comment

It Must be True Because My Husband Says So (Episode 2) – The Parking Disc

It Must be True Because My Husband Says So (Episode 2) – The Parking Disc

Calling dibbs on an enhancehanced version of this…The Parkscheibe (Parking Disc) This is a form of one type of parking meter here in Germany. When you see one of these signs…  It means it is limited-time parking and you put the parking disc in your dashboard window signaling what time you parked in your spot. ...

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04 May Posted by in Culture, Driving, Sports | 4 comments

How Bikes can save us.

How Bikes can save us.

Today I stumbled upon the below Graphic and after writing about  American Fuel Prices and Biking in Germany I thought this is a perfect summary. Luckily it is published under a Creative Commons License so I can share it with you. I am slowly trying to rid my biking fear on roads. Especially with a toddler in ...

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13 Apr Posted by in Driving | 1 comment

Wagons – The German Sleeper Car

Wagons – The German Sleeper Car

I used to joke about how much I hated minivans and made it a point to steer clear of them on the road. My motto was, “They drive too slow and erratically because they are paying more attention to the kids in the back than what’s happening on the road.” I used to tease a ...

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09 Apr Posted by in Driving | 3 comments

Die Autofahrt…

Die Autofahrt…

I was going to first entitle this article, “Das Auto Fährt…” But since Kay corrected my original spelling error (not shown here), he came up with the above title. Which I think is even more AWESOME. As Americans we don’t see “Die Autofahrt” but instead…Die Auto Fart. They are really stinky. (And please, unless you ...

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