Monthly Archives: August 2017

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SolarEclipseRoadTrip – Update [Back Home Safe and Sound]

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As it might be a few days before I have the time to really start blogging about this trip, I just want to post a short note here that we’re back home in Fritztown safe and sound. And here’s the … Continue reading

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Hurricane Harvey

A quick note from Sioux Falls/SD: my friends, my “silence” here is on my blog not due to any difficulties with Harvey, but due to the fact that I’m still travelling. As long as I’m on the road [we’ll be … Continue reading

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SolarEclipseRoadTrip [Ready to Roll]

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Basicallly, we’re ready to roll: the bicycles are loaded, and our baggage is in the car. If it wasn’t for the fact that we don’t like to leave after a full day but prefer to get some sleep and then … Continue reading

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SolarEclipseRoadTrip [Planning – Part 2]

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SolarEclipseRoadTrip [Planning – Part 2] One item that always needs to be done in preparation of a long road trip: have the car checked. I had that done last week. And the Escape also got new “shoes”. The old tires … Continue reading

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SolarEclipseRoadTrip [Planning – Part 1]

Well, I’ll have to start the roundabout way. This is the way all of it started: Mary had always wanted to see this spectacular natural event. I was somewhat more reluctant first, as it means quite a long road trip … Continue reading

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Galveston 2017 – “Good Bye, Galveston”

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For our last evening in Galveston we had wanted to have a good supper again, and in a nice location. So we decided on the “Fisherman’s Wharf” located next to Pier 21, kind of “in the shade of the Elissa”. … Continue reading

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Galveston 2017 – Impressions #4 [Just Pictures – More or Less]

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Somehow it’s time to try and wrap up my “Galveston 2017 Impressions”. Therefore I’m presenting a lot of pictures here, without much of a comment. Galveston 2017 – Eindrücke #4 [Einfach Bilder – mehr oder weniger] So langsam wird es … Continue reading

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Galveston 2017 – Impressions #3 [The Bishop’s Palace]

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When in Galveston, the Bishop’s Palace, aka Gresham’s Castle for it’s first owner, is an absolute must. It was built in the Victorian Style in between 1887 and 1893 for Walter Gresham, a local lawyer and politician,  and his family. … Continue reading

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New Tires (for an Old Car)

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Well, our car isn’t THAT old (yet), but still: it is a 2012 model. It still had its original tires, Michelin i.e., with just one replacement we had needed two years ago when we were on South Padre Island. Even … Continue reading

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Galveston 2017 – Impressions #2 [Tree Sculptures]

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Hurrican Ike, which hit Galveston on September 13, 2008, destroyed, either directly by the gale-force wind and the tidal surge, or indirectly afterwards by the saltwater, many of the old magnificent oaks in town. But some of them came to … Continue reading