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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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09 May Posted by in Sports | 3 comments

Biking in Germany – Episode 2 – For Whom the Bell Tolls

Biking in Germany – Episode 2 – For Whom the Bell Tolls

There is  a joke in the US when teenagers first get their driver’s license that all other drivers should be ware. Although there aren’t bike licenses in Germany, my fellow bike path users should be ware of the American Wicked Witch… I now have a modern day bike basket, but instead of a little dog, ...

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06 May Posted by in Sports | 2 comments

Death by Bitch-Slap?

Death by Bitch-Slap?

Have you ever had one of those days where you just felt like something big was going to happen? Like you were going to see something you weren’t supposed to? Today we went to the Fortuna Düsseldorf vs. MSV Duisburg soccer (Fussball) game and I was excited to see the last game of Fortuna’s season. ...

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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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21 Apr Posted by in Sports | Comments

Gatorade or Beer? – The Drink Choice of the Champions

Gatorade or Beer? – The Drink Choice of the Champions

If you just won your title championship game for the second year in a row, which would you prefer to celebrate with afterwords? Gatorade, as the US teams do… Or Beer? I think I would choose the latter. And with this large, estimated 5 liters of beer, do you: a.) Drink It.  b.) Poor it ...

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11 Apr Posted by in Family Life, Sports | Comments

A Fußball match in our household – This is how we watch (Spoiler Alert! Dortmund:FC Bayern match)

A Fußball match in our household – This is how we watch (Spoiler Alert! Dortmund:FC Bayern match)

This afternoon a neighbor asked me if Kay was planning to watch the Dortmund:FC Bayern (Münich) match tonight. I said that I thought so. The way I understood the conversation was that the neighbor was asking if Kay wanted to watch with him, so one would imagine that he was inviting Kay over to his ...

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01 Apr Posted by in Family Life, Sports | 1 comment

From Four Wheels to Two – Biking in Germany

From Four Wheels to Two – Biking in Germany

When I lived in Washington State, one of my favorite outdoorsy things to do was go quading. Whether riding in the dunes in Washington or Oregon with a group of friends, or throwing dirt on the trails, motorized 4-wheelin’ was a hobby and a sport. This may be boring for some, but this is a ...

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11 Mar Posted by in Culture, Sports | Comments

Soccer in Dusseldorf vs. the Seattle Sounders

Soccer in Dusseldorf vs. the Seattle Sounders

Ok, so Fortuna Düsseldorf wasn’t playing the Seattle Sounders. Unfortunately, I have only been to one professional soccer game in the US (Seattle Sounders vs. Chicago Fire) back in April of last year. So this is the only American match to which I can compare the European games I’ve seen. However, I can proudly claim ...

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