Twisting and Turning Expectations

“On Fridays, the flannel family rides the ferry to the pumpkin patch to pick the perfect pumpkin.” Both of my sisters were home for the weekend, and following my brother’s suggestion, we had just arrived at the local pumpkin patch across the river. Naturally, before we could select our pumpkin, we decided to find our … Continue reading Twisting and Turning Expectations

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Once Upon a Dream

“Is this real life?” We asked ourselves this question several times while meandering through vineyards and quaint German villages with colorful flowers in full bloom on our way to the Hambacher Schloss (Hambach Castle). It just seemed too picturesque and fairy-tale like to be real. This past weekend two other JYMers and I traveled (in … Continue reading Once Upon a Dream