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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

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SolarEclipseRoadTrip – Day 9 [Sioux Falls/SD: Afternoon in Falls Park]

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Sunday, August 27, 2017: After a short respite in our motel we got off again, to town. We had really wanted to go back and explore Falls Park and the spectacular waterfalls as well as the sculptures of the “sculpture … Continue reading

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SolarEclipseRoadTrip – Day 8 [Grand Forks/ND to Sioux Falls/SD]

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Saturday, August 26, 2017: Today it was to be another day on the road. To begin with: Mary had chosen Sioux Falls because that city, too, had nice bicycle paths, and because from here it was only a short side … Continue reading

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SolarEclipseRoadTrip – Day 6 [Billings/MT to Grand Forks/ND – Part 2]

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Thursday, August 24, 2017: Ok, let’s go on. At 12:23PM we cross the border between Montana and North Dakota, but – unfortunately – can’t stop on the Interstate to take a picture of the state sign. We drive on through … Continue reading

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SolarEclipseRoadTrip – Day 4 [Casper/WY: Fort Caspar]

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017: On this day we had planned -besides in the evening celebrating our anniversay with a nice dinner –  to ride our bicycles on (part of) the Platte River Parkway, and a convenient starting point was Fort … Continue reading

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SolarEclipseRoadTrip – Day 1 [Fredericksburg/TX to Denver/CO]

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Saturday, August 19, 2017: As we had planned, we got up really early, I at the “unchristian” time of 03:45 am, and Mary at 4, because we had expected really congested roads on the Saturday before the solar eclipse [the … 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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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