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SolarEclipseRoadTrip [Planning – Part 1]

Well, I’ll have to start the roundabout way. This is the way all of it started: Mary had always wanted to see this spectacular natural event. I was somewhat more reluctant first, as it means quite a long road trip … Continue reading

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RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 18 [The Final Day, Oklahoma City/OK – Fredericksburg/TX]

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In short: as I didn’t have a good night and still felt bad all morning, we decided not to ride our bicycles in Oklahoma City but to cut the trip short by one day and head straight home. RailTrailsRoadTrip – … Continue reading

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RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 17 [Beatrice/NE – Oklahoma City/OK]

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Everything comes to an end eventually, even a wonderful holiday, and so this was the first day of our way back. RailTrailsRoadTrip – Tag 17 [Beatrice/Nebraska – Oklahoma City/Oklahoma] Alles kommt einmal zu einem Ende, unausweichlich, und so war dies … Continue reading

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RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 16 [Homestead Trail/NE]

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It’s been a long, long time since I last wrote about our RailTrailsRoadTrip in October 2016, but I think it’s really high time to finish this (before we go on another one in August this year). RailTrailsRoadTrip – Tag 16 … Continue reading

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RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 15 [Wabash Trace/IA]

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Talking of “Wabash” (Trace): it might be nice, while reading this post, to also listen to the song “Wabash Cannonball”. After all, it was this legendary fictitious train that gave the trace its name. Here the video with the version … Continue reading

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RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 14 [Chief Standing Bear Trail/NE]

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OK, let’s continue here: RailTrailsRoadTrip – Tag 14 [Chief Standing Bear Trail, Nebraska] OK, dann geht es jetzt hier weiter: Basically, the Chief Standing Bear Trail was quite similar to the previous one and again led me through a very … Continue reading

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RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 14 [Blue River Trail/KS]

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This morning I woke up quite early, even without having set an alarm: at 7 AM. Was it the fact that we wanted to do not one but two rail trails on that day? I don’t know. Anyway: I dressed … Continue reading

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RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 11 [Katy Trail]

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After a good and relatively long night we woke up between 7:30 and 8AM. It was still overcast and cool outside, but there was no more rain. For breakfast we again had some stuff from the breakfast basket and from … 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