November 2017

Thanksgiving weekend full of Christmas markets!

Wednesday, November 22: Basel When you do something two years in a row, can you start to call it an an annual event? I think I will. This trip was our second annual Thanksgiving-Christmas Market holiday weekend with Greg & Carroll! Last year we were in Vienna (Vicki was a part of that one too), […]

The Authentic Athens Marathon

I’ve never been that interested in running a marathon. My mom ran a number of them some years back and the training she put in for them, didn’t seem enjoyable to me. A lot of miles and running for hours on end. I thought that if I’d ever do one, I’d want to have a […]

Amsterdam and Brussels - Part 2

Friday, November 3 I didn’t want to lose the whole morning again, so I set out for my run at 8am. I haven’t yet talked about the bikes in Amsterdam. It’s a crazy scene! It’s the most striking thing about the city. There are bike lanes on every street and there is a constant flow […]

Amsterdam and Brussels - Part 1

Tuesday, October 31 It has been a busy few days! Avery and I arrived back in Sofia on Sunday night. We were welcomed by Brian at the airport and by our good friends, The Brannigans and Daphne, at our house. Then, last night, Brian threw me a little birthday celebration. He also made a delicious […]