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RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Day One [Fredericksburg – Pearl/MS]

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As said before: our plan was to leave by 6AM at the latest, but as it often happens, we didn’t quite manage that as that last few tasks in the house took longer than anticipated, and it was not before … Continue reading

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RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Preparations

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What else needed to be done, besides things as ordinary as ask the local post office to hold our mail and have the car checked: take our Fritz to the vet, since he has diabetes and needs his Insulin injection … Continue reading

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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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Precious Moments: Fawns, (Adult) Deer and a Wild Turkey in Our Back Yard

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While we were gone on our “RailTrailsRoadTrip” [more about that here at a later time], we really missed the “zoo”, especially the fawns that we know would be born, in our yard. So, after our return, we were happy to … Continue reading

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GDPR – DSGVO

The representatives in the European Parliament, whom I so dearly love because they (can) lead quite a luxurious life, travelling included, at my expenses and who come up with such important laws/regulations as the correct curve of a gherkin or … Continue reading

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Galveston – Foodwise

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I think I left the best for my last blog post about Galveston: the good food we had!  🙂  Well, we did have some seriously great food, especially on the occasion of my birthday dinner at Fisherman’s Wharf. But let’s … Continue reading

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Galveston – the Moody Mansion

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On our third day in Galveston at the beginning of April this year, after having sailed on board the “When and If“ during the Parade of Sails on my birthday, April 5, and after having been on board some of … Continue reading

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On Board Vintage Vessels – Just Pictures

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On the day after the Parade of Sails we went on board the tall ships and snooped around. A few pictures here from below decks: An Bord betagter Schiffe – Nur Bilder Am Tag nach der Parade of Sails haben … 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