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May 15, 2015 - Butterfly Garden

We had one of those “WOWSER” days today. We visited the incredible Schloss Sayn butterfly garden in Bendorf. Nestled in a romantic castle park of Sayn with old giant trees, ponds and streams, we enjoyed walking for an hour before we even went inside. In 1987, this small exotic paradise, which is housed in two glass pavilions, was founded by Prince Alexander and Princess Gabriela zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn. The awesome plants were as beautiful as the butterflies. They have banana trees, hibiscus and other tropical plants with thousands of...

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May 14, 2015 - Walking Tour of Bendorf

We enjoyed our walking tour with Christi today, she showed us all around town. She also showed us a butterfly garden we plan to return to. We loved the lake and the park. I am adding pictures of several Egyptian Geese, new birds for my bird list. I also added my first Jackdaw, a bird in the crow family as well as an Eurasian Blackbird. This blackbird has a bright orange beak and a beautiful voice, he sounds like a robin to me. We will be making a lot of repeat trips to this awesome lake, it is perfect for birding and it’s right around the...

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May 12, 2015 - Bendorf, Germany

This is a quick update to let everyone know we have safely arrived in Bendorf, Germany. We will be here for the next month before moving to another town in Germany. I am adding a few pictures showing the awesome house we rented, another one from Airbnb.com for only $795 per month. This one is decorated high end and even has a huge fish pond in the back, two sitting areas and patios. We hit the jackpot with this one. We are looking forward to resting for a few days before the exploring begins. Check back later for much more from Germany.

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