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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

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Galveston 2017 – Impressions #1 [The Strand and Neighbourhood]

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For my further narration about our trip to Galveston in April this year I don’t want to use the diary-style type of narration I employed for our “RailTrailsRaodTrip” of October last year, i.e. narrating about each day’s exploits separately, but … Continue reading

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Galveston 2017 – Birthday Dinner at Gaido’s

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When I read Mary’s diary again, about what all we did in Galveston on April 5th, my birthday, I was in two minds if I should start writing about the way that day went, and only then, later, about our … Continue reading

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Birthday Trip to Galveston [1]

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Having finished – finally – describing our “RailTrailsRoadTrip” from October last year, I can no proceed to writing about the short trip we took to Galveston in April this year, to celebrate my (70th) birthday. That will very likely be … Continue reading

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RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 18 [The Final Day, Oklahoma City/OK – Fredericksburg/TX]

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In short: as I didn’t have a good night and still felt bad all morning, we decided not to ride our bicycles in Oklahoma City but to cut the trip short by one day and head straight home. RailTrailsRoadTrip – … Continue reading

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RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 17 [Beatrice/NE – Oklahoma City/OK]

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Everything comes to an end eventually, even a wonderful holiday, and so this was the first day of our way back. RailTrailsRoadTrip – Tag 17 [Beatrice/Nebraska – Oklahoma City/Oklahoma] Alles kommt einmal zu einem Ende, unausweichlich, und so war dies … Continue reading