Work Hard, Play Hard

Hello All! I’m back!

Last you heard from me I ran the Berlin Marathon at the end of September. It’s now November. I took October off from the blog, and for good reason, as I was resting, recovering, and then partying along the east coast of the USA.

After Berlin, my father, who came to watch me run, stayed with us in France for a couple weeks. So a few trips were made around Europe until we all flew back to the US in the second week of October.

In this period of time (5 weeks), I’ve visited 11 specific cities/towns, 10 states, 5 countries, and 1 district. Amazing! I can’t imagine covering all of it with you, nor do I want to bore you, but I’ll do my best to make a brief recap for ya.

This week will be Part 1: pre-USA.

Colmar, France

The quaint town on the eastern side of France, close to Strasbourg. Known for alsascien architecture, cuisine, and the seasonal Christmas Markets.

Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
La Petite Venise
La Petite Venise
Alsacien Food
Alsacien Food
Colmar, France
Colmar, France

 

Nancy, France 

I’ve visited Nancy, which is 45 Minutes south of Metz, before on my own (click here to read about it). However, I liked it enough to bring my dad down to see it for a day.

My dad and Porte de la Craffe
My dad and Porte de la Craffe
Porte Stanislas
Porte Stanislas
Notre-Dame de l'Annonciation
Notre-Dame de l’Annonciation

 

Verdun, France 

Known for it’s WWI battle, the small village holds several memorials for the French Military.

Fleury-Devant-Duoaumont
Fleury-Devant-Duoaumont
Duoaumont Ossuary
Duoaumont Ossuary
Le Fort de Duoaumont
Le Fort de Duoaumont

 

Luxembourg 

A small country that boasts beautiful countryside and plenty of historical value throughout.

The Luxembourg American Military Cemetery and Memorial
The Luxembourg American Military Cemetery and Memorial
Château de Vianden
Château de Vianden
Beaufort Castle
Beaufort Castle
Beaufort Castle
Beaufort Castle
Dad and I at the Beaufort Castles
Dad and I at the Beaufort Castles
Inside Beaufort Castle
Inside Beaufort Castle

 

London, England 

A place I’ve been to several times, but my dad has not. We decided to cross the channel for a weekend.

Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge
The Mall
The Mall
Kensington Palace
Kensington Palace
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace

 

I’ll continue Part 2: USA next week where we trekked along the east coast for 3 weeks!

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