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First day of 8th grade and Buckingham Palace

Roxi started school bright and early on this cool, overcast day. She was so excited! Registration went well yesterday. She met lots of new friends and hooked up with old ones. We’re not the new kids on the block this year. It’s weird to think that. The school drama department head announced the musical yesterday. […]

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Mad King Ludwig's Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein Castles

Mad King Ludwig’s Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein Castles

Wake up early if you want to visit “Mad” King Ludwig’s castles. From Munich, they’re a little more than two hours via train and bus. Oh, and prepare yourself for the crowds, though I must admit in June they’re not horrible. We took the 7 AM train from Munich to Fussen. That really doesn’t seem […]

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Prague: the Old Royal Palace

Prague: the Old Royal Palace

More from our trip to Prague last October… We visited the Old Royal Palace after seeing St. Vitus Cathedral. We actually weren’t planning to do more sightseeing that day because Mr. DJ still was feeling under the weather, but it didn’t feel right not to see the Old Palace. And just in case it’s confusing […]

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Chillingham Castle

Roxi has a very interesting British History assignment coming up, due sometime in May. Each of the students in her class was assigned a historic building to research and then model in some way (Legos, cardboard, styrofoam, wood). The teacher assigned Chillingham Castle to Roxi, knowing that she of all people would appreciate the fact […]

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Hampton Court Palace

Well, it turned out that Roxi had too much homework for us to take a short trip. This actually worked out well, because my crew got some good sleep this weekend. However, we did feel like we should do something, so we settled on an outing to Hampton Court Palace on Saturday. Some of the […]

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Aunt J does London

It was a bit cold today–but we bundled up and took the train into London. When we got into the city, we knew we had to hurry over to Buckingham Palace to catch the Changing of the Guards. Along the way, Aunt J noticed a double-decker bus. I thought I’d never take them for granted, […]

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Dover Castle, England

Dover Castle, England

We checked the weather reports for the weekend and planned to go to Dover on Saturday, but Mr. DJ (our designated long distance/highway driver) stayed up too late Friday night playing with his music. So, we saved our trip for the next day, soggy Sunday. Dover is located in southeastern England in the county of […]

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Saturday and Sunday

I can’t believe how beautiful the weather has been here! This past weekend was incredible: clear blue skies and 60-degrees. It was perfect weather to play tourist, so that’s what we did. Saturday, we toured Mr. DJ’s three offices. Pretty snazzy digs! We walked from the financial district to Tinpan Alley (sorry, Chris), and back […]

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