I’ve spent a lot of time in the woods of the northern states of the U.S., but I’ve never seen a moose. So yesterday I set off on 300 mile journey visiting the sites in Vermont and NH that have the highest moose sightings – knowing ahead of time this would be about the adventure and not really about the moose.
Along the way, I ran into a family from Michigan that spent over 2 hours last night in their car camped out by a Moose Crossing sign. They were irritated, no moose showed up.
Another man said that at Moose Alley near the Canadian border, people park there at night and wait.
My barista at the coffee shop Moose Muck said that a couple from New Zealand stopped in to the shop and asked to see the moose!
What these people and others don’t understand is that it’s not really seeing the moose that is important, but being where the moose are. They live in beautiful places filled with treasures. That is the true meaning of going on a Wild Moose Hunt…
Big Falls near Troy VT
in Silvio O Conte wildlife refuge
in Danville Notch State Park
no moose but plenty of red winged blackbirds
From Windsor to London and Toronto to Montreal, this series of photos try to capture a first glimpse of a beautiful country.
at the market
in Fort Wellington
french speaking gulls
Prescott on the St Lawrence
city park in Toronto
the depressing dodo – royal ontario museum
roses in Niagara
Rondeau Provincial Park – Ontario
My first trip to Germany. I was expecting and ate plenty of Spatzle, Schnitzel, and Pretzels. I was worried there wouldn’t be any coffee shops. Plenty of coffee and the other food was fantastic. The pizza in Germany is very good, my favorite was in Dresden. The Doner kebabs were outstanding everywhere. Of course the beer and sausages were top of the line. The Apple Cake was delicious.
Pizza in Dresden
In St. Louis, Missouri we have a local brewery (Schlafly) that makes a good Kolsch. I get teased from my German friends that Kolsch in Germany is a lightweight beer – almost like a wine cooler. But, I still like to buy Schlafly’s version, and I enjoy it.
The first beer I ordered in Germany at the Joseph Roth Diere restaurant was a Kolsch they were highlighting. My friends ordered other more “weighty” choices. The bartender brought out these giant steins of beers to my friends, and then brought me the thin but elegant glass of Kolsch. The bartender saw my look of dismay, and laughed heartily. I think this verified my friends warning. Live and Learn.
beer at the Joseph Roth Diele bar
Pure Origins in Berlin
Coffee in Dresden at the Ontario Steak House
Beer house in Dreseden
Starbucks has the best location in Nurembergs
Little Pub outside of Rothenberg
Quintessential Bavarian Town
Frankenkirche – Munich
Bavarian King Palace in Munich
Market Day at Nuremberg
Dresden – the Zwigler – The crown of Bavaria and Poland
On the Tauber River
Sandstone in the Heidelberg Walls
From Elizabeth’s gate Heidelberg Castle