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Moo-Morial

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As in 2015 we today took part again in the Keith Hagel Moo-morial 5K Pasture Dash, a trail fun-run/walk for the entire family, here in Fredericksburg/TX, on the grounds of the Hagel dairy farm. The money raised goes to support … Continue reading

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RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 9 [St. Louis/MO – Hermann/MO]

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Even if it would have been a short distance only – according to Google Maps 92.3 miles [1 hr 41 mins] if we had taken I-70. But on the one hand we usually avoid the big Interstates, preferring the smaller … Continue reading

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RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 7 [St. Louis Riverfront Trail (North)]

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As I have already said in my previous posts about this day, I then, after the McKinley Bridge Bikeway, took the St. Louis Riverfront Trail under my wheels – not the whole trail, though, which begins at the Gateway Arch … Continue reading

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RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 7 [McKinley Bridge Bikeway]

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As said in my previous post about our RailTrailsRoadTrip we then drove to the beginning of the McKinley Bridge Bikeway, to cross the Mississippi by bicycle. RailTrailsRoadTrip – Tag 7 [McKinley Bridge Bikeway] Wie im vergangenen Bericht schon gesagt sind … Continue reading

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RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 6 [Along the Mississippi on Illinois 100 ]

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This morning we woke up at around 7:30, and after refreshing myself and dressing I went downstairs for breakfast before Mary. Well, to tell the truth, it was just some coffee first, in a modern and not very homey but … Continue reading

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4 Inches of Rain Overnight, …

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… and “our” creek looks like this: 4 Zoll [101 Ltr/Quadatmeter] Regen über Nacht … und “unser Bach sieht so aus: From the left you see the run-off from the street [it runs in the ditch parallel to our property … Continue reading

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When We Were in Port Aransas Lately, …

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… we did not only eat, even if it may seem so from my previous posting. Als wir neulich in Port Aransas waren, … … haben wir nicht nur gegessen, auch wenn es – geht man nach meinem vorherigen Beitrag … Continue reading

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Flash Flood

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Well, it wasn’t exactly a flash flood yesterday late in the afternoon during a thunderstorm, but it was still surprising to us how fast our normally dry creek [it’s a “wet weather creek” only] can rise in a downpour – … Continue reading

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Our First Wildflowers

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I’ve mentioned it in comments on other blogs before: we don’t have as many wildflowers as we’d like to have. In fact, we have a few only, in spite of the fact that we put out seeds last autumn and … Continue reading

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Under a Texas Sky

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Today, shortly before noon, a group of Hereford cattle were resting under the oaks on the LBJ Ranch.