Tag: holiday

Thanksgiving

We spent our Thanksgiving at a German friend’s house. It wasn’t intended to be “Thanksgiving dinner” (she’d extended the invitation without realizing the date) but that didn’t matter; it was just nice to have a meal with two wonderful people. She served creamy celeriac soup…

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Happy Fourth of July everybody! This is a day when I think a lot about home and what the 4th traditionally meant to me, which is all about being up at the lake. Grilling, suits and towels drying on the line, and getting together with…

New Year’s Day

We stayed at an (awesome) Airbnb sublet in Oakland these last couple of nights—that’s the building and our wheels—until packing it up on New Year’s Day to continue south through Big Sur. We kept with the beach picnic tradition and had a lunch of mackerel…

Fourth of July.

Last year’s Fourth was a scorcher; we picnicked in the Mauerpark with no shade. Afterwards, I went to a birthday party. It was one of those rare Berlin evenings when it stayed warm well past dark…and then a thunderstorm rolled in. Little did we know,…

Christmas in Germany.

Freiburg, Germany. It’s been quite an old world charmer, this Christmas: we drove through a snowstorm to the Black Forest, prepared a goose for dinner, walked with candles through the dusk along the river Dreisam, sang carols around the piano with accordion accompaniment, and opened…

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