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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Disc Golf

Disc Golf is an American invented sport (it's been said that it was first played at Pendleton King Park in Augusta, GA, a course we have played on.... not quite as impressive as saying you've played at St. Andrews, but still neat nevertheless), so we are pretty excited that there are a few courses in the area. Well, kinda- the two closest courses are an hour away, but we don't mind the drive. 

We went to Mainer Volkspark, and it was quite apparent that disc golf isn't as well known in Germany. Take this photo for example:


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Verdun

The biggest advantage of only one of us having a job and not having kids is to do whatever we want on a whim. So one day last month, when Craig had two days off, we woke up and I said, "I want to go to France and learn about World War I history" And so we packed our bags and set off for an adventure.

One thing that I like about doing things on our own is stumbling upon things you didn't plan to. It kinda makes me feel like an explorer (I know, I'm sure thousands of people have seen the same stuff we have, don't burst my bubble.) For example, we were near Verdun and I really had to go to the bathroom. We pulled off onto a wayside/picnic area. I walked about 20 feet into the woods and I realized I was standing in a World War I era trench!