On October 9th, 2021, we went to Lübben, Germany and stayed until October 22nd 2021 to visit our son, daughter-in-law, and grandson. Lübben (Spreewald) is a town of 14,000 people, capital of the Dahme-Spreewald district in the Lower Lusatia region of Brandenburg, Germany.

We flew with Lufthansa. Travel was fraught with difficulties. We needed to register with the German authorities, but I could not because Lufthansa had made my name into one-word Sherrylynn instead of Sherry. Lufthansa said they could not change it. This caused me a great deal of difficulty registering with the German health authority because I didn’t have a matching name. The German health authority notice says that we could end this quarantine if we test negative within a certain period. In the English language to end something means you must have begun it. Guessing they may have used Google translate. This caused another anxious day or two trying to figure this one out. We didn’t need to quarantine, we are triple vaccinated. Lufthansa kept changing the flight times and gates. One of the papers said departure was on the 21st of October and another one on the 22nd. Apparently the 21 was the year. It was not clear to me; consequently, I under booked by one day for both the car rental and the hotel and had to correct that while in Germany. I’ll cover Corvid test issues in future posts.

We rented a nice little ground floor apartment at Adebarsoase Adebars Oasis – Accommodation: Oasis 1 (adebarsoase.de). The garden in the back leads to fields and the river Hauptspree. There was mist and frost there on the first morning.

First of many posts on Germany.


Greenbrook Nature Sanctuary small private place on the Palisades in New Jersey that we can get access to with a key because we are members. I added a circle created using polar coordinates in Photoshop to the picture of the falls.

Monmouth Shore

After our visit to Chessequake State Park I decided to eat dinner at the Drifthouse in a fancy resort by Seabright. The meal was lovely. However, they stuck us in an empty corner as if we were unsuitable clientele.

After dinner we made a short stop at Seven Presidents Park. I noticed an an area set aside for tern nesting. The wavy, wispy clouds were like spin sugar and as the sunset approached the highlights on the ocean picked up a blue and violet tints.

Green-Wood Doors to Eternity

It’s a terrific place for doors. This 5th in the series of Green-Wood Cemetery posts is for Thursday Doors: For Dan at https://nofacilities.com/2021/09/23/superior-street-doors/

Green-Wood Landscapes

I will be posting a series of images over the next few days created from the photographs that I made on September 16, 2021. Most will be in black and white. These are not straight conversions from color to black and white. I edited them to create the mood I was after.