To everything, there is a season.
People value different things in the course of a lifetime. Our values have changed dramatically a few times. Some people crave security…we've been on that track. Get the kids raised, start the 401K, work really hard, and hope for the best. That's where we come from.
I used to think I needed things. A nice house, cute car, nice TV, the usual. None of those things make you happy. Kids and grandkids make you happy but you cannot live your whole life through them. As much as we
love them, they will grow up and have their own lives and not need us so much anymore.
Now that we have come to this stage in our lives where nobody depends on us but ourselves, we have the freedom to explore. We have come to value experiences more than things and our adventures reflect that. We are lucky enough to both feel the same way about how we travel. You will rarely find us on any arranged tours, preferring instead to do a lot of research and do our wandering on our own. We are, The Wandering Grandparents!
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- Budapest We were really looking forward to visiting Budapest. This city lived up to it’s reputation as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Budapest is also easy to navigate on public transportation and very walkable. The walkable part we proved by taking one day to see all of the major sights we wanted to ... Read More
- A trip back in history and another awesome day in Nürnberg. Head east from Nürnberg for about an hour and you can see some beautiful farming communities and countryside on your way to Bad Windsheim. The Bad in the name of the town means that there is a hot spring there but we didn‘t go to take the waters as they say. Achim and Sandy were ... Read More
- Nürnberg part 2 Today we set out to put ourselves in the heart of history. Years ago I read a series of books called The Hangman‘s Daughter Series. The series was about a family of executioners in Baveria in the 15-1600‘s. Written by a descendent of such a family named Oliver Potzsch. I really loved the amount of detail these ... Read More
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