Monthly Archives: August 2018

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RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Day 7 [Arriving at the “Breath of Fresh Air” BnB in Hendersonville/NC]

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As said in my previous entry, it had started to rain again shortly after us leaving the Pickens trailhead of the Doodle Trail, but later it became sunny again, with a blue sky and some white and puffy clouds. The … Continue reading

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RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Day 7 [The Doodle Trail in Pickens/SC]

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That day our travelling-plans made for a short distance only [124 miles], from Helen/GA to our new base for a few days, the “A Breath of Fresh Air” B&B [which we had booked via AirBnB], in Hendersonville/NC, with a short … Continue reading

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RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Days 5 & 6 [Two Helen Restaurants]

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Now that I’m done describing Helen itself, our hotel, and our trips, it only remains to report about the two restaurants in Helen we went to for supper, the Hofbräuhaus and the Troll Tavern. RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Tag 5 & … Continue reading

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RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Day 6 [Helen: Visiting the Tallulah Falls]

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The day before, as I said in my article about our trip to Brasstown Bald, Popcorn Overlook, and the Old Sautee Store, we had given up on hiking around in the Tallulah Falls State Park because it was pouring with … Continue reading

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RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Day 5 [Helen – The Nacoochee Mound and an Indian Romeo-and-Juliet Story]

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Not far out of Helen, at GA 75, formerly the Unicoi Turnpike, which in itself follows the route of an ancient Indian trading-path, we find an old Indian burial mound, the Nacoochee Indian Mound: RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Tag 5 [Helen … Continue reading

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Bread and Beer

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I’m always – even if I have been buying them for quite some time now – about the enormous size of the Ciabatta breadrolls we get at our local supermarket. Well, actually I think they’ve grownoever the time. Here’s what … Continue reading

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Last night, between 9 and 10, it started to rain, and this morning our rain gauge showed 1.3 inches: we’re so happy! And to tell the truth, we’re also happy that we were not hit like nearby Uvalde County, where … Continue reading

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Meanwhile Inside the House – Got Myself Beer Glasses and a Coffee Maker

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In the last few days I got myself a few new items: two beer glasses and a coffee maker. In der Zwischenzeit drinnen im Haus – Biergläser und Kaffeemaschine gekauft In den vergangenen Tagen habe ich mir ein paar neue … Continue reading

Hot, Hotter, Enchanted Rock – Update

I just found out in our local paper that this record temperature was not all it got to lately, but that it was even hotter a few days later, on July 23, when it was a blazing hot furnace of 155 – right: onehundred and fifty-five! – degrees Fahrenheit on top of the rock!

Heiß, heißer, Enchanted Rock – Update

Gerade habe ich in unserer Lokalzeitung gesehen, dass dieser Rekordwert noch längst nicht Alles war, sondern dass es ein paar Tage später, am 23. Juli, dort wahre Hochofentemperaturen hatte, von sage und schreibe 68 – richtig gelesen: achtundsechzig! – Grad Celsius oben auf dem Felsen!

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Hot, Hotter, Enchanted Rock

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On Thursday, July 19, it was an incredible 133 degrees Fahrenheit on the summit of Enchanted Rock, just about 17 miles from here. Heiß, heißer, Enchanted Rock Am Donnerstag, dem 19. Juli, waren es unglaubliche 56 Grad Celsius auf dem … Continue reading