Monday, January 13, 2014

The last part of our European Honeymoon I shared was our day at Oktoberfest. Obviously we didn't just go to Munich and drink. We also did some sightseeing.

The second day we were there we went to Dachau. Located a few miles outside of Munich, Dachau was the first Nazi concentration camp and is now a state run memorial site. Dachau opened in 1933 when Hitler rose to power. At first Hitler used it to hold his political prisoners and then all enemies of the Third Reich. It has also the distinction of being the training camp of for the SS. All of the worst leaders of SS spent time there.

They're torn done all but one of the barracks but you can still see some of the old sleeping quarters and grounds. When we were there we noted how close was it was to the town. Jonathan and I were shocked to see that German people could deny knowing what was actually going on at the camp. Also it was so cold while we were there and it wasn't even winter time. It really made us picture the type of horrible conditions the camp's prisoners were subjected to.

We also did a little sightseeing in actual city itself. It was really cold that day and we had do a little souvenir shopping so we didn't get a lot of photos but here a few of my favorites. 

And that concluded our time in Munich. Next Salzburg!

The Year In Review: 2013

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Even though it's the first day of 2014 I still don't feel like a whole year has passed. Compared to 2012, this year was a year of settling in. 2012 was a year of change; we got engaged, bought our first home and got married. 2013 wasn't as crazy but it was still exciting. Poseidon came to live with us and we finally took our long awaited European honeymoon.

I dislike doing the traditional resolutions for the new year. You know... lose weight, save more money... but I still like making a resolution. I try to come up with ones that I can actually keep and ones that will actually make my life better. A few years ago my resolution was to be more adventurous. That year I went in a hot air balloon (big deal when you're scared of heights) and shot a gun. This year my resolution is to be more present in the moment. I want to stop stressing the small stuff and just enjoy the moments as they happen. I mean is it really a big deal if the dirty dishes are still in sink?

Anyway if you want to see how 2013 went for us you can check out our monthly roundups here.