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The Roman Empire’s Greatest Defeat was in the Backyard of my Ancestors

One of the greatest battles in the history of the world occurred in the backyard of our Theler ancestors.  Well, maybe not quite in their backyard. But the church where my great great grandfather was baptized is only six miles … Continue reading

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Rhine River Cruise, Day Two: Speyer

We went on two excursions on our first day in Germany: Speyer, a small town with a huge cathedral,  in the morning and the famous old college town of Heidelberg in the afternoon. From the ship we walked through the … Continue reading

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