Marc here. Much like soccer, I got everything I could set up for Vincent to play ice hockey in Schaffhausen prior to us even arriving in Switzerland. In fact, the very first thing that Vicki and I did on our first visit to Switzerland was to meet someone to get a tour of the ice… Continue reading The International Youth Hockey Experience
Marc here. Last year, Vicki went to Oktoberfest in Munich with girlfriends. She spent a night in Davos with girlfriends. She spend a long weekend in Iceland with girlfriends. I was due a guy’s trip somewhere. I have my good friend Paul to thank for planning a weekend in Wales for a rugby match. The… Continue reading Guy’s Trip: England vs. Wales Rugby in Cardiff
Marc here. When we were planning our move to Switzerland, I thought I could make the transition easier for Vincent by lining up opportunities for him to continue to play some of the sports he enjoyed in the USA. I reached out to 2 different football (soccer) clubs in Schaffhausen via email, months before our… Continue reading Swiss Soccer/Football
Marc here. Vicki chose Budapest as a potential long weekend destination in December based on the recommendations of some Hungarian friends and what she had read about the Christmas markets there. She probably figured I would reluctantly, or at least, unenthusiastically tag along because it a new, different place to experience, even if I’m not… Continue reading Winter trip to Budapest
When Vicki went to Oktoberfest last year on a girls’ trip, I thought that my chances of making it to Munich in September became very small. I was thrilled when a group trip was put together. Of course, Vicki did most of the planning, reserving a table for dinner and identifying a suitable hotel. There… Continue reading Oktoberfest, again!