Monthly Archives: June 2016

A Wild Moose Chase

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

Newport VT

Nulhegan River

in Silvio O Conte wildlife refuge

in Danville Notch State Park

no moose but plenty of red winged blackbirds

gorgeous lillies

Mt Washington

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A little drive through Canada

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

Toronto

 

french speaking gulls

Prescott on the St Lawrence


city park in Toronto

graffiti?

the depressing dodo – royal ontario museum

roses in Niagara

dueling falls

horseshoe falls

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On Lake Erie

Rondeau Provincial Park – Ontario 

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Kaffe, Bier, Food – Germany

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.

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Pizza in Dresden

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Bratwurst Neuschwanstein

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.

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beer at the Joseph Roth Diele bar

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Currywurst

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Pure Origins in Berlin

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Coffee in Dresden at the Ontario Steak House

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Beer house in Dreseden

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Starbucks has the best location in Nurembergs

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Rothenberg

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Little Pub outside of Rothenberg

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Sights from Deutschland – 2016

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Quintessential Bavarian Town

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Frankenkirche – Munich

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Heidelberg University

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Rothenberg

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Bavarian King Palace in Munich

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Market Day at Nuremberg

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Dresden – the Zwigler – The crown of Bavaria and Poland

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Dachau

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Dachau

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Neuschwanstein

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Nuremberg

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On the Tauber River

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The Tauber

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Sandstone in the Heidelberg Walls

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From Elizabeth’s gate Heidelberg Castle

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Heidelberg

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Rothenberg

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