Leavenworth is a small town that almost didn’t make it. Then, in the mid 1900’s community leaders decided to update the downtown area into a Bavarian theme. Brilliant! The little town now hosts over a million visitors every year. I had been wanting to visit Leavenworth, Washington ever since we traveled to Bavaria, Germany.
This was my 8th year counting birds for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count. Some years I venture out to find birds at wetlands or local parks. This year, I only counted birds at home. We had a little snow, which I think kept some birds in hiding. Also, I didn’t get out as often as I sometimes do. So, although I spotted a number
The first Saturday in September is International Vulture Awareness Day, so my bird pick for this month is the Turkey Vulture. They are often mistakenly referred to as the Turkey Buzzard. They are also often frowned upon because of their gross habit of eating roadkill. I, however, appreciate their clean up efforts. Also, they prefer their meal already dead which means my chickens and goats
Twice, the kids and I, ventured away from Old Town and explored an area in eastern Nuremberg. Europe has so many wonderful historical buildings, monuments and museums. As much as I love exploring all those places and want my kids to have exposure to it, I also understand my kids are kids. I want them to have just plain fun and not remember our trip