Monthly Archives: July 2013

Schwartzkockel

I know, you’re wondering, “What the heck is a Schwartzkockel and how the hell am I supposed to pronounce that without having someone say Gesundheit!?” See the photo? That’s Schwartzkockel and I staggered up to the top of it today … Continue reading

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Kitzbuhel

This morning, in a classic act of placing carts in front of horses, I stopped at a sport outfitter on my way to the train station and bought a waterproof cover for my rucksack (yes, I shall be using the … Continue reading

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Sublime and ridiculous

So yesterday, I was wilting – literally melting in the heat like a cheap brand of milk chocolate. Today my hands almost froze on my hiking poles – as for drying out – let’s just say that I may never … Continue reading

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Garmisch Patenkirshen

I don’t think I have ever felt so exhausted after a hike. Never. Not in my life. I feel like I have survived Everest – and all I did was a bit more than 4 hours this afternoon up to … Continue reading

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Thoughts in the wee hours

Curses on jet lag! Here it is:3am and I am wide awake. Oh we’ll, at least I am putting the waking hours to good use: that is, if you consider writing bits of drivel good use. Other useful things I … Continue reading

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Augsburg

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  I’ll be at the airport in less than 2 hours. Whew! The hardest thing I had to do today was drop Abby off. It was when she tried to follow me back out the door and to the car … Continue reading

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One more sleep

    Question: will I get any sleep tonight? Answer: one can only try. Last night was tough enough, not helped by my mother calling at 3 a.m. thinking she was dying (yes, she is a drama queen but she … Continue reading

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Dog drama

  Oh the drama! After 8 p.m. last night I found out that my dog sitter wouldn’t be able to take Abby after all. Eek! Instant stress. My first thought: I’ll handle this tomorrow. My second thought: what? And not … Continue reading

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4 more sleeps

  That’s right – 4 more sleeps until I get on a plane. Getting excited? Shoot, I’d say the word “excited” doesn’t begin to cover it. I hope to become dead calm by the time I get to the airport. … Continue reading

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