Category Archives: Outdoor Fun

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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Walnuts and More Walnuts

One thing I have started doing more now that I live in Poland compared to living anywhere else in the world…if I can pick it, I will do something with it.  I have done apples, plums and now walnuts!! Polish … Continue reading

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Tomato Rut

Yet another perk of us moving last summer into this new house is that we are able to have a nice little container garden in the front part of our house.  When we were living in the US we always … Continue reading

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Wooden Shoe Flower Pots

As you know I have been CRAZY busy getting my over grown yard into a beautiful yard for all the summertime BBQ’s we like to do with friends! I am putting the final touches on it and yesterday’s creation was … Continue reading

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Spring has Sprung in Poland

I think winter is officially gone (at least I am hoping so) and spring has sprung in Poland. As there was plenty to do inside my house got chores, it was just too nice to do anything inside. First stop, … Continue reading

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Where did winter go?

Yesterday I had to head over to the Tourist office here in town to pick up some brochures for some new pen-pals that the girls got from a program that they are participating in(more about it in another post).  I took … Continue reading

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Perfect weather for sledding

This week and next the kids are out of school for winter break!  We have had the perfect mix of weather for sledding the last 2 weeks.  Last week we got lots of snow and this week the weather is … Continue reading

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What is that white stuff?

Guess what started falling from the sky here in Poland this afternoon? It is the middle of January and short of 2 days in early December we have not had any snow.  So I am beyond excited to finally get … Continue reading

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Hotel’s in Bolesławiec, Poland

Before Christmas a few friends and I headed out to the Polish pottery mecca, Boleslawiec, Poland do a girls weekend trip of shopping. Since it was an overnight trip that meant we needed to stay at a hotel.  I just … Continue reading

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Poland’s Best Ski Spots

Poland’s Best Ski Spots  When you think of ski holidays, Poland may not be the first place that comes to mind. Yes, it might not compare to the French Alps or Whistler or Vail, however you’d be surprised just how … 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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BINGO Time

One of the fun things I miss about the US is the game BINGO!   Growing up in North Dakota bingo was a game that was played quite often for fundraisers with church groups, youth groups or other charity groups. … 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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One of the many perks

Days like to today are one of the BIG highlights of living here in Poland, All Saints Day! One of the many perks of living in a different country is learning about their traditions and customs.   From living here … Continue reading

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Halloween at the Zoo

Saturday late afternoon we headed to the zoo just down the street from our house for a Halloween at the zoo or Pumpkin Festive party that they were hosting.  We have been driving past the sign that they had the … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Jackpot

This morning I really wanted to get my front of my house finally finished decorated for the fall.  I had it half done with flowers and a few small pumpkins that I got from a friend the other day but … Continue reading

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A day for the dogs

While my family back in the US is getting snow, here we are in Poland wearing jeans and just sweaters because the weather is so beautiful.  Today high temperature was 68 degrees Fahrenheit which was a perfect day for the … Continue reading

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The Bydgoszcz Half-Marathon

Well my husband is one race closer to reaching his goal of 50 half/whole marathons by the time he reaches 50 as of yesterday because he ran the Bydgoszcz half-marathon. What made this run a bit easier compared to most … 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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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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What another festival?

What another festival in town?   Yep, just down the street from us is a park(our version of NY Central Park) and they had a festival promoting the different local agencies/charities in the community, along with lots of crafts and … Continue reading

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Fog + Spiders = A fun walk

This morning I figured out the first negative of living out in the country, if you want to call it a negative.   When there is fog you do not see a thing in front of you! But the positive … 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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Another day, another festival!

I happened to be shopping at one of the local malls Thursday and I stumbled upon this…  Yes, it was a little festival selling traditional Polish stuff and a few other things.  After looking at the flyer it looked like … Continue reading

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