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My 40th in Germany!

As the years fly by, my birthdays have certainly lost some of their significance. Not in a depressing “ain’t it awful” kind of way, but in an “it’s just not as exciting” kind of a way. I am grateful to be forty. I think it is a wonderful “milestone” age. Spending my birthday in Germany makes it that much cooler. Spending it in Germany with Wendy and Shelby sends it over the top.We have had a tremendous amount of fun. We began our journey in Heidelberg. It was a fabulous city, albeit a bit touristy. We took a 15 mile bike ride to the town of Ladenburg in which there were no tourists. It was fun to venture off on our own. This tour is called  “Once Upon a Fairy Tale”, so as you can imagine we have experienced various activities that support that theme. We have toured three castles so far and been to many of the locations that the brothers Grimm used as an inspiration as they gathered tales from all over Europe.Experiencing the culture of this beautiful country has certainly widened my perspective. I have committed myself to stretching my levels of emotional comfort and a trip like this certainly accomplishes that goal. As our journey continues, I am looking forward to the further broadening of my perspectives.


  1. Barbara Klasel says:

    Every few decades a birthday becomes a moment in life. And it seems you have found one at 40.
    There are more to come.
    You have a beautiful family and from your picture, the little boy I remember has grown into a handsome man.
    Happy Birthday !
    Barbara Klasel

  2. Heather Lewis says:

    Happy Birthday Clint! I’m so glad to see all of these pics. Have a wonderful rest of your trip. Love ya

  3. Steve Winkelmann says:

    Happy Birthday! Your new blog is awesome. Enjoy your trip.

  4. Kelli says:

    Happy happy Birthday!

    Looks like you’re having a great time, miss you guys and can’t wait to hear all about it!

  5. Alison says:

    Happy Birthday! I’m so glad you guys are having so much fun. It looks awesome there. I love you!

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