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RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Planning

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As in the years before [our first was, btw, already in 2005, at that time to the south-east, as far as Florida] we wanted to do another “RailTrailsRoadTrip” this year, meaning we wanted to visit some states other than Texas … Continue reading

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Altstadt Brewery Commercial During Soccer World Championship

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When I watched the match Spain vs. Portugal recently, I was ever so surprised to see a commercial from our recently opened local Altstadt Brewery here in Fredericksburg/Texas: Altstadt Brauerei Werbespot während der Fußball-Weltmeisterschaft Als ich vor ein paar Tagen … Continue reading

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More Galveston Videos

As I wrote before, it was not only the “Carnival Valor” we could watch sailing by, but also the “When and If” and the “Lynx“. Here’s a video of those two beautiful vessels. Unfortunately, I again had to shoot the … Continue reading

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SolarEclipseRoadTrip [Some Numbers and Data]

Finally, to finish my account of that road trip, I want to add a few figures and data: SolarEclipseRoadTrip [Einige Zahlen und Daten] Abschließend zu dieser Tour noch ein paar Zahlen und Daten: We did 3,796.8 miles in these 11 … Continue reading

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SolarEclipseRoadTrip – Day 9 [Excursion into Iowa for the Ed Winkel Trail out of Sibley]

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Sunday, August 27, 2017: In my previous post I had already mentioned that we wanted to go to Iowa on that day, for Mary to get the about 7 miles she still lacked in that state. How it came about … Continue reading

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SolarEclipseRoadTrip – Day 8 [Sioux Falls/SD: Bicycling the Sioux Falls Bike Trails]

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Saturday, August 26, 2017: Well, as I said at the end of my previous posting: we didn’t stay in our motel room, but nearly immediately left again to drive to Falls Park and start our bicycling of the Sioux Falls … Continue reading

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SolarEclipseRoadTrip – Day 7 [Grand Forks/ND & MN: Bicycling the Greenway of Greater Grand Forks]

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Friday, August 25, 2017: Mary had chosen this trail, and with that also Grand Forks as one stop on our SolarEclipseRoadTrip, because we could here in one stroke get two states on our list of US-states in which we have … Continue reading

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SolarEclipseRoadTrip – Day 5 [Casper/WY to Billings/MT]

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017: Today was the day on which we wanted to continue travelling. As in Wyoming we were relatively far “up” north, and as it was not too far into Montana, our plans were to drive to Billings/MT … Continue reading

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SolarEclipseRoadTrip – Day 4 [Casper/WY: Bicycling the Platte River Parkway]

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017: As I wrote in my latest posting, we had planned to ride our bicycles on (part of) the Platte River Parkway on that day, and a convenient starting point was Fort Caspar, as it is located … Continue reading

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A Facelift for an Italian Beauty

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Even Italian beauties can do with a facelift now and then, especially if they’re vintage. Bicycles, that is! (Gesichts)verschönerung für eine italienische Schönheit Sogar italienische Schönheiten koennen manchmal ein Facelift gebrauchen, ganz besonders wenn sie schon ein älteres Modell sind. … Continue reading