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Munich, Germany—Neuschwanstein castle

◊  When we arrived in Munich it was very rainy. We had already bought tickets to go to Neuschwanstein Castle  So we did go in the rain. It was not a good experience for me. I could not see the outside of the castle because of all of the clouds and the inside was a...

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber

   The next stop for us after Frankfurt was in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, a  charming town dating back to medieval times complete with the big wall around it. It was really beautiful, full of cobblestones, kind of hard to roll because it was steep in parts. I needed...

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Germany, Rhine Valley boat ride

 We met up with family friends in Frankfurt and had a wonderful meal together the first day here.  Schnitzel  with traditional German green sauce (yum!) and coffee for all! Our first day out from Frankfort, we took a boat ride through the Rhine valley on the Rhine...

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Off to Germany and Austria!

I am leaving soon for a wonderful trip that I’ve been planning for months. I’ll start in Frankfurt, Germany,  do a loop passing through Munich, Salzburg, Austria, Vienna Austria, back through Nurenberg to Frankfurt.   I’ll fly out of Frankfurt to Dublin, Ireland to...

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Long Beach, Washington— Excellent!

Long Beach Peninsula has a boardwalk that is 0.4 miles long connected to an asphalt trail that goes for more than 8 miles. All of this is wheelchair accessible. If you want to get out on the sand, the City of Long Beach loans two different types of beach wheelchairs,...

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The Grotto, Portland, OR

The Grotto is a 62-acre Catholic sanctuary in southeast Portland, Oregon that is meticulously curated by the Servite monks that live there. Among the tall, old-growth cedars, firs and ferns, artistically designed faith shrines, saint statues and carvings, and the...

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