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Category Archives: Kaiserslautern

Life on Vogelweh and in the surrounding Kaiserslautern Military Community base/post areas (Ramstein, Landstuhl, Sembach, Kleber)

Getting Screened at the Army Wellness Center & Treated for Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Since my blood pressure had been high the last few times I had been at a doctor, hypertension (high blood pressure) runs in my family, and multiple family members have had strokes, including an aunt who passed away at an age younger than I was at the time, my husband Read more →

A Slice of American-Tasting Pizza in Germany: Pizza Attack

1 1-1 pizza attack

On New Year’s Day last year, I decided to make a day of hanging out in yoga pants and cuddling with my dog. After a little while, I got hungry and decided the only thing that sounded good was pizza. In particular, I was missing Papa Johns, from which we Read more →

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Gir and Apollo in their bandanas.

Last year, my husband wanted to stay home and have a quiet Christmas Eve and Christmas, so that’s what we did. Since I had been up ’til about 0700 playing Borderlands 2, I slept til about 1300 when my husband asked if I wanted to go to the store. He Read more →

Visiting Author: Clare Dunkle

clare dunkle books

Around the time we were getting ready to move to Kaiserslautern, someone told me about a monthly writer’s group that meets at the Vogelweh library on the first Thursday of every month. At the time, it was called Authors’ Emporium, but the name has since been changed to Write Club. Read more →

Moving Within Germany Part 7: Things I Love About the New Apartment on Vogelweh Family Housing in Kaiserslautern

snow

The Balcony I love the balcony. It’s pretty awesome to have a door to open to get some air in the apartment, instead of just the windows and to give the dogs a few minutes of fresh air when it’s cold without having to take them all the way downstairs Read more →

Moving Within Germany Part 6: Final Steps & Adjustments in the Move to Kaiserslautern

kaiserslautern license plate

Our last steps in moving within Germany from Heidelberg to Kaiserslautern were to get the dogs registered, to  get the car registered (with me on it this time), and to adjust to little differences in the handling of trash and recycling from the Army post we had lived on to Read more →

Moving Within Germany Part 2: Vogelweh Housing Offers

vogelweh family housing floor plan 3 bedroom and 2 bedroom

Whether you’re moving to Germany and recently arrived or are moving within Germany, the way the military housing list works is that they give you a housing offer when you come up on the top of the list, and you have 24 hours to accept or decline. If you decline or don’t answer, Read more →

Moving Within Germany Part 1: Kaiserslautern Housing Brief & Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Screening

rainbow over vogelweh family housing

We knew we would be moving within Germany at some point not long after we got to Heidelberg in November 2011 as it was scheduled to close in August 2013. I had written about the process of moving to Germany on military orders and decided to write about moving within Germany Read more →

Dinner at Zur Dicken Emma Preceded By a Gas Mishap

At the end of June, some of my grad school cohort got together for dinner at Zur Dicken Emma (The Big Emma), a restaurant in Ramstein-Miesenbach. My husband declined to go with me, so I went on my own. This would be the first time I had gotten gas on Read more →

Online Shopping: Who Ships to APO/FPO Addresses? (Part of the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop)

Today is the second day of the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop hosted by Toni of One Chocolate Box. Today’s topic is “anything related to Christmas shopping”. I do most of my shopping, Christmas and otherwise, online. No lines. No crowds. No being out in the cold. It’s easy to price Read more →

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