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Garden Miscellanea

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On Friday, I tried out “my new toy“, our new lawn tractor, and I was quite happy with it. It runs smoother and faster than the old one [though, with it being faster, I have to hold onto it even … Continue reading

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Autumn Certainly Has Arrived, …

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… even if, at 81 Fahrenheit this afternoon, it didn’t exactly feel like it. But the trees in our garden do show it: Der Herbst ist mit Sicherheit eingetroffen, … … auch wenn, mit 27 Grad heute Nachmittag, es sich … Continue reading

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My New Toy

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Yesterday I got it: a new lawn tractor. Mein neues Spielzeug Gestern habe ich mein neues Spielzeug becommen: einen neuen Rasenmäher. Our old one, which we got in 2007, was getting more and more prone to repairs, and lately its … Continue reading

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La Tequila Jalisco

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On Wednesday, Mary had just come back from China and we didn’t want to cook ourselves, we tried a relatively new Mexican restaurant here in Fredericksburg, the La Tequila Jalisco. You’re right: this time it wasn’t to be “real” Texan, … Continue reading

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SolarEclipseRoadTrip [Some Further Notes]

Let’s just start with the (enormous) distances, a feature that still amazes me whenever we travel. SolarEclipseRoadTrip [einige weitere Anmerkungen] Fangen wir einmal an mit den (enormen) Distanzen, einer Tatsache, die mich immer noch, obwohl ich doch schon seit fast … Continue reading

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SolarEclipseRoadTrip [Some Numbers and Data]

Finally, to finish my account of that road trip, I want to add a few figures and data: SolarEclipseRoadTrip [Einige Zahlen und Daten] Abschließend zu dieser Tour noch ein paar Zahlen und Daten: We did 3,796.8 miles in these 11 … Continue reading

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SolarEclipseRoadTrip – Day 11 [From Enid/OK back Home to Fredericksburg/TX]

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017: All good things (must) come to an end – eventually – and so this ist he last day now of our SolarEclipseRoadTrip. Once again I woke up without an alarm, at 6:05AM, while Mary slept on … Continue reading

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SolarEclipseRoadTrip – Day 10 [From Sioux Falls/SD to Enid/OK]

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Monday, August 28, 2017: Slowly but surely our SolarEclipseRoadTrip is nearing ist end and the day today promises to be a real “Road Trip”. So as to be home in two days we really want to get mileage done today … Continue reading

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SolarEclipseRoadTrip – Day 9 [Mopping-up Our Visit to Sioux Falls/SD]

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Sunday, August 27, 2017: Now it only remains to “mop up” our days in Sioux Falls with some pictures I couldn’t really fit into my previous postings, even if that does not exactly follow the chronological order. SolarEclipseRoadTrip – Tag … Continue reading

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SolarEclipseRoadTrip – Day 9 [Sioux Falls/SD: A Stroll along “Sculpture Walk”]

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Sunday, August 27, 2017: After we had had our fill – with good food and with the wonderful pictures of the waterfalls – we wanted to see at least some of the fantastic sculptures in downtown Sioux Falls, but before … Continue reading