Category Archives: Texas


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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Two weeks ago the city started to widen Lower Crabapple Road just in front of our property, i.e. from the intersection of Frederick Road and Lower Crabapple Road to the city limits. Not that it entails very much work and … Continue reading


First Video This Year of a Fawn

Well, we kept hoping it was going to happen, and today there was the happy moment: I was able to capture a fawn and his mama on video! Of course, I don’t know which one it was. Perhaps neither of … Continue reading


Saengerfest and Bike Your Park Day

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It’s a weekend full of events hereabouts – way more than the two mentioned in the headline. But these were the only two I managed to attend. Sängerfest und Bike Your Park Day Dieses Wochenende war vollgepackt mit Veranstaltungen hier … Continue reading