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Autumn Certainly Has Arrived, …

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… even if, at 81 Fahrenheit this afternoon, it didn’t exactly feel like it. But the trees in our garden do show it: Der Herbst ist mit Sicherheit eingetroffen, … … auch wenn, mit 27 Grad heute Nachmittag, es sich … Continue reading

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My New Toy

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Yesterday I got it: a new lawn tractor. Mein neues Spielzeug Gestern habe ich mein neues Spielzeug becommen: einen neuen Rasenmäher. Our old one, which we got in 2007, was getting more and more prone to repairs, and lately its … Continue reading

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La Tequila Jalisco

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On Wednesday, Mary had just come back from China and we didn’t want to cook ourselves, we tried a relatively new Mexican restaurant here in Fredericksburg, the La Tequila Jalisco. You’re right: this time it wasn’t to be “real” Texan, … Continue reading

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SolarEclipseRoadTrip [Some Further Notes]

Let’s just start with the (enormous) distances, a feature that still amazes me whenever we travel. SolarEclipseRoadTrip [einige weitere Anmerkungen] Fangen wir einmal an mit den (enormen) Distanzen, einer Tatsache, die mich immer noch, obwohl ich doch schon seit fast … 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 11 [From Enid/OK back Home to Fredericksburg/TX]

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017: All good things (must) come to an end – eventually – and so this ist he last day now of our SolarEclipseRoadTrip. Once again I woke up without an alarm, at 6:05AM, while Mary slept on … Continue reading

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SolarEclipseRoadTrip – Day 10 [From Sioux Falls/SD to Enid/OK]

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Monday, August 28, 2017: Slowly but surely our SolarEclipseRoadTrip is nearing ist end and the day today promises to be a real “Road Trip”. So as to be home in two days we really want to get mileage done today … Continue reading

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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