Mike Kearney is a former Clinton City Councilman who also travels. He writes a column periodically for the Clinton Herald about those excursions.An interesting first stop for people going to the Romantic Road in Germany at Würzburg from Frankfurt is Mespelbrun. This charming place is midway between the two cities. It has a castle built on an island surrounded by high hills.
Two years ago I wrote about the ASHHS (American Schleswig-Holstein Heritage Society) conference in Eckernfoerde. That conference was recently held in Clinton's sister city Erfde, a town smaller than Clinton and primarily agricultural, located close to the geographic center of Schleswig-Holstein about 60 miles north of Hamburg.
I recently visited North Hesse to see the town of Bad Arolsen. This town has a modest population of 15,400 and was first mentioned in 1131 when an Augustinian nunnery was established there. The nunnery was secularized in 1526 and in 1655 became the residence of the Counts (later Princes) of Waldeck.
@kileykoscinski In fairness, every national broadcast of a Pens game leading up to the Olympics mentions her when they talk about him. If Lindsey Vonn's brother went to the X-games, he would be cast as "the brother of Lindsey Vonn." Phil just happens to be more famous than his sister.
Bob Nutting told the team he wants to win World Series number 6, and I believe him. But there's a big difference in "wanting" to and "trying" to. I *want* to win the Powerball. But if I don't buy a ticket, I have zero chance.
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