Category Archives: Our adventures

Kayaking the Brda River

Last Saturday a friend of mine coordinated a kayaking trip down the canal and river that goes through Bydgoszcz.  I grew up canoeing so I was in complete heaven when she offered. Our first house here in Bydgoszcz was right … Continue reading

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Is that a Goose?

It is the time of year here in Bydgoszcz where a lot of restaurants serve a lot of goose dishes and I love goose, so I am in heaven now when we eat out.  The other weekend there was a … Continue reading

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Boleslawiec Polish Pottery Festival Day 2

Yesterday’s blog post I show you how fabulous last Saturday was for me in Boleslawiec, Poland during their annual Polish Pottery Festival.  Well Sunday was just as fabulous! It was another fun day and my feet were so sore from all … Continue reading

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Boleslawiec Polish Pottery Festival Day 1

Oh I have no words for how AWESOME my weekend was!  I went with another friend to the annual Polish Pottery Festival in Boleslawiec, Poland.  This festival is 5 days of ceramics, concerts, parades, exhibits, handi-crafts, antique market and a … Continue reading

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Red Bull Air Race in Gdynia

Last Sunday we went back to one of my favorite areas of Poland…the Gdansk/Sopot/Gdynia area.  Yes, the wonderful beaches they have up there is just one of the reasons why we love going up there.  We went up there for … Continue reading

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Copernicus Science Museum Time

As you could tell by my last post we spent the latter part of last week in Warsaw, Poland. For all of you who sent me messages, THANKS!  She made it safely to the US and is already enjoying shopping … Continue reading

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A day at the Photo Museum (Muzeum Fotografii)

Last week a few friends and I headed down for a tour of the local Photo Museum here in Bydgoszcz. I drive by it all the time, so when one of them suggested that we go check it out, as … Continue reading

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Time to run the Torun Santa Half Marathon

Well my husband added another Half Marathon to his completion list.   Sunday he ran in Torun, Poland in a really unique one, a Santa or “Mikolajow” themed one.  Every runner received a long-sleeved red shirt and a Santa hat … Continue reading

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Time to Visit…Andar Polish Pottery, Bolesawiec, Poland

Last weekend I mentioned that I went Polish pottery shopping with a few friends in Boleslawiec, Poland.   One of my favorite stores there is Andar’s.  Yes, their store is off the main path but I promise you it is worth … Continue reading

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Who doesn’t like Polish pottery?

So this weekend, I sneaked away from the kids and went with a few friends to the Polish pottery mecca, Boleslawiec, Poland! Yes, I L-O-V-E Polish pottery.  Since my first trip there 5 years ago, I have been hooked.  No, my … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day Poland

Happy Independence Day Poland! National Independence Day is the most important Polish national holiday. On November 11, 1918, after 123 years of captivity, Poland regained its independence. The date of 11 November was announced a national holiday in 1937. Since … Continue reading

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To go out with a bang…

I realized yesterday, I never push the “Publish” button on this post!  So it is a few weeks late but hey better late than never, right? Well for the final day of the summer break we headed south about 30 … Continue reading

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Time to visit….Torun, Poland again

What a lovely day was today!  Not because it was 68 degrees (20 Celsius) but because I got to check out once again one of the prettiest cities here Torun, Poland! Yes, I have been to Torun more times than … Continue reading

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What a weekend!

So yesterday I mentioned that we headed down south to Poznan for the volleyball tournament and to meet up with our other kind of, sort of kid, Rachael who just flew back but we had other highlights too over the … Continue reading

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Volleyball is back in Poland!

Woo Hoo, women’s volleyball is back in Poland! This weekend we headed down to Poznan to watch the kind of sort of start of the 2013/2014 professional Polish women’s volleyball season.   Are we volleyball junkies?  In a weird sort … Continue reading

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Off to another beautiful walk,

The other day a few of the wives from my husbands work and I got together and were off to another beautiful walk doing a city tour of the old town area of Bydgoszcz.  Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate … Continue reading

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Time to Visit… Wieliczka Salt Mine, Krakow, Poland

Time to Visit… Wieliczka Salt Mine, Krakow, Poland A while ago during Easter break we spent a few days in Krakow, Poland.  One the top of our bucket list of places to see there was the Salt Mine.  We have … Continue reading

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Time to visit…Piła Half-Marathon

As I have mentioned before, my husband as a goal of doing 50 half/full marathons before he turns 50.  So on Sunday we headed west to a town called Piła here in Poland for yet another marathon. We have been to Piła … Continue reading

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Time to visit…Ritzville, Washington

One of the main stops during our trip to was my husbands home town Ritzville, Washington.  It is small town about an hour and off outside of Spokane, Washington.  If you have driven in Washington you more than likely have … Continue reading

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Time to visit…Polish Festival of Taste in Gruczno (Festiwal smaku Gruczno)

Yesterday we headed out to check out a local festival.  This one was all about FOOD, Polish festival of taste in a village just down the road from us in Gruczno.  I will have to admit one of the reasons … Continue reading

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Close encounters of the BUFFALO kind

In my last post you saw this picture… Well here is the story behind the picture… Then I quickly but in a slow motion started walking backwards towards the girls and to get them.  The buffalo was just walking slowly … Continue reading

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Time to visit…Yellowstone National Park

Time to visit…Yellowstone National Park During our holiday back in the USA we did manage to take 1 day to ourselves and actually not see one family member!  Crazy I know but we were to close not to take one … Continue reading

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I am leaving on a jet plane

I am leaving on a jet plane…. OK not really, but I did 3 weeks ago back to the USA to visit family and friends.  We had not been back as a family in about 4 and half years, so … Continue reading

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Time to Visit…Efteling

Where?  Here… Efteling is an amazement park not quite in the middle of The Netherlands.  I L-O-V-E the characters from this park.  They are very popular in the Dutch culture.  It is based on the old fairy tales but with … Continue reading

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What do I miss about The Netherlands?

What do I miss about The Netherlands? Last week we were back in The Netherlands for a week and the girls and I did some exploring and visiting old friends. Over the week I realized how much I miss The … Continue reading

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