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Merry Christmas

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Frohe Weihnachten A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all my visitors here. Ein Frohes Weihnachtsfest und ein Glückliches Neues Jahr allen meinen Besuchern hier. May this lighted Christmas tree be our hope for the next year: let … 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 8 [St. Louis]

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We had reserved this day for St. Louis itself, since despite all our bicycling plans we also didn’t want to neglect the “sights by the wayside”. RailTrailsRoadTrip – Tag 8 [St. Louis] Diesen Tag hatten wir uns für St. Louis … Continue reading

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RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 7 [Fantastic Dinner at Porter’s Steakhouse]

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As said before, we had our supper just around the corner, at Porter’s Steakhouse. RailTrailsRoadTrip – Tag 7 [Ein fantastisches Abendessen im Porter’s Steakhouse] Wie schon gesagt, zum Abendessen waren wir im, gewissermaßen gleich um die Ecke, im Porter’s Steakhouse. … Continue reading

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RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 7 [Old Chain of Rocks Bridge]

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As mentioned in my previous post, now it only remained to cross the Mississippi again, just as little as about 1 mile on the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, to then meet Mary on the other, the Illinois side, where … 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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Light the Night Christmas Parade

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Yesterday we had our annual Christmas parade here in Fredericksburg and despite the weather [it was raining off and on all afternoon and evening] we went to watch it. Light the Night Weihnachtsumzug Gestern hatten wir unseren alljährlichen Weihnachtsumzug hier … Continue reading

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First Day of Advent

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With these pictures I wish all my readers a good and happy Advent-time: Der erste Advent Mit diesen Bildern wünsche ich allen meinen Lesern eine gute und frohe Adventszeit: We always take turns opening our two advent calendars. This year, … Continue reading

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RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 7 [Madison County Transit Schoolhouse Trail]

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I’d call this the first “real” day of bicycling because we did 4 different trails in Illinois and Missouri, or at least parts of them [Madison County Transit Schoolhouse Trail, McKinley Bridge Bikeway, St. Louis Riverfront Trail und Old Chain … Continue reading