Oh wow, I can’t believe I haven’t posted for almost 2 months. Here is a brief recap of the Rigadizzle house happenings.

We wrapped up our trip to Southern Germany with a day trip to Salzburg and Halstatt, Austria. I have posted a few more pictures of our trip from April. This first picture is of Don and the giant pretzel, we both ate one for lunch that day.

The center photo is in Salzburg, you can see the Medieval Fortress that sits above the old town. I love Austria and Salzburg is one of my two favorite cities in Europe so far (the other one is Prague)..

The last picture is of Halstatt, one of Europe’s oldest towns (800 B.C), in fact there was Halstatt before there was Rome! Until 1875 you could only travel to the town by boat and it still has this peaceful far away feeling to it. Both Don and I agreed this was our favorite day of our trip, we will definitely be visiting Halstatt again. We planned to visit Switzerland the next day, but we woke up to rain and fog and knew that we wouldn’t be able to enjoy the view like we wanted, so we stayed in Garmisch and shopped and rested instead.

Since then, we have been extremely busy. I planted my garden in late May. Early June brought freezing temperatures that zapped my little plants. They are slowly recovering.

Don had the awesome opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. with several other service members from Ramstein to accept the Installation Excellence Award. He toured the Pentagon and several other National Monuments. This was the second time he has been to the states since we moved here 3 years ago and he really enjoyed being on home soil! He also had a chance to visit his sister KT who lives near D.C with her husband and 2 boys.

June has been a busy month with Don’s always unpredictable work schedule. I am also super busy taking 2 classes right now, and after this term will be 1/2 way through my Master’s program! I am finding 2 classes and working full time to be a heavy load, but I am still able to enjoy everything right now.

Don and I are taking golf lessons at the golf course on base. It is a basic introduction course that covers etiquette, and the basics. So far we have worked on putting, chipping, and of course our swing. We wanted to find a sport that we could learn together and we are really like it so far.

That brings us to the present, we are enjoying the summer and hope to make a day trip to Europa Park, our favorite amusment park for the 4th of July. I will keep you posted!


2 thoughts on “Recap

  1. Jim and I took golf lessons shortly after he joined the Navy. We really liked golfing and bought our own clubs. Jim didn’t have much time to golf in WA, but we were hoping to pick it back up again over here. We brought our clubs clear across the Atlantic only to find that there is no base golf course. I know that may seem unheard of to Air Force people, but such is life in the Navy! 🙂 Glad you are enjoying it!

  2. Your sister had a pretty good outing the only time she tried it (on a 9-hole par-3 course). I, on the other hand, could use all the lessons I can get.

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