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Wedding Anniversary Dinner

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Yesterday, on our anniversary, our most-liked restaurant here in Fredericksburg, the Cabernet Grill, was closed, unfortunately. So we decided to do something quite different than that posh restaurant: we went to Cooper’s in Llano, to an archetypically Texan “barbeque joint”. … Continue reading

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Seven Years Ago to the Day …

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… was the happiest day in my life, when Mary, upon the question “Do you want to take this man as your husband”, answered, “Yes, I do”, and we got legally married. Here’s the marriage license: Genau auf den Tag … Continue reading

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Best Kasseler Ever …

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… or very nearly so was the Kasseler we had yesterday, from the pork chops I had smoked on Saturday. I might have had equally good or even slightly better Kasseler in Germany, but definitely nowhere here in the US, … Continue reading

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A Whole Day of BBQ-ing Pleasure

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Well, not 24 hours, but – preparations included – it was more than 9 hours, from before 10 AM till after 7 PM, but still it was pleasure and not work, since most of the time it was just watching … Continue reading

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More BBQ-Fun – Continued

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After we had done the chicken on our BBQ pit on Friday afternoon/evening, we decided to try steaks [1 prime New Tork Strip and 1 prime Ribeye] yesterday. Let’s start with some self-crticism: they didn’t turn out exactly as I … Continue reading

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More BBQ-Fun

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Since it had been a while without BBQ [the last one we had was on Independence Day], we decided to break our BBQ pit out again yesterday and have some chicken and veggies. Let me start with the finished product: … Continue reading

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Largest Deer Herd So Far

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Yesterday afternoon we had the largest herd of white-tailed deer in our yard so far. This pictures shows 19, if I counted correctly, and we had more on other parts of the property, including two bucks. So I guess we … Continue reading

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Beneficial Summer Rain

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Yesterday, in the afternoon, we had a thunderstorm here for about 2 hours – not bad at all, but, on the contrary, with a wonderfully beneficial rain [we had 1.1 inches], that even made – true to its name – … Continue reading

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The Copa Kings Performing in Fredericksburg

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Yesterday in the evening there was another of the summer concerts arranged by the PCAA [Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance] in the Adelsvereinshalle on the Marktplatz here in Fredericksburg. This time it was the Copa Kings, an Austin/TX-based jazz band that … Continue reading

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Fundraising BBQ in Albert/TX

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Yesterday, in the evening, we drove to Albert, a very small community [population 7] in the neighbourhood, on Ranch Road 1623 between Stonewall and Blanco, which nowadays is known more for its historic dance hall [88 years old] than for … Continue reading