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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- 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
- Nürnberg part 1 Had a very full and fun day in one of our favorite cities in the world. Nürnberg is a walled city in northern Bavaria, about 110 miles north of Munich it is Baveria’s Second largest city. The first known mention of this city was in 1050. The old town of Nürnberg is still surrounded by ... Read More
- Travel Day! Here we go! Up at 4:30 and too excited to go back to sleep. Time to play with the puppy that will be huge when we see her next in two weeks. Enjoy some much needed coffee and take the last stand up shower until we get home. One of those things we take for ... Read More
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