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  • Day16

    Woodstock Harley-Davidson

    August 13, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

    So... Don from Woodstock Harley saw us riding thru town, saw the Kiwi flags on our bikes & followed us as he thought we were lost. We pulled up at an auto parts garage looking for plates & then he pulled up behind us & invited us back to the shop for a coffee. 😁 More American friendliness - good guys 😎Read more

    Cherie Kemp

    Wow!! That's amazing!!

    8/14/19Reply
     
  • Day17

    Illinois State Fair

    August 14, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    This was on at Springfield Illinois. On route 66. We were told it was the big thing to see here. Tried my first corn dog & battered cheese stick. Absolutely disgusting & never having another one of either of those. Listened to the Gettysburg address from Abe Lincoln. He was fantastic, loved his job & spoke only in the first person. Incredible. Also picked up this little kinda ten's machine, real small that I'll start using on my leg (explain that later too). 31deg here need some free way riding on this part. Loud pipes save lives 😎Read more

  • Day187

    Chicago

    April 23, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 9 °C

    Mit dem Zug von dem frühlingshaft blühenden Washinton nach dem noch kahlen Chicago d.h. fahrplanmässig knapp 17 Stunden Zugfahrt plus 90 Minuten Verspätung.
    Es ist eine interessante Stadt: Natürlich die Architektur und ausserdem gute Museen. Erstaunlich, wie viele europäische Künstler in den amerikanischen Museen hängen. Auch Hodler und Böcklin haben den Weg nach Chicago gefunden. Ausserdem gibt es 3 Quartiere, in denen man viele Murals findet.
    Meine letzte Station auf der Reise ist New York. Wieder mit dem Zug.
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    Francoise Martinides

    Hallo Irmgard, super cool, all die bemalten Fassaden. Und die Museen, das ist echt etwas für dich! Wünschen dir eine gute und interessante letzte Woche in den Staaten. Komm gesund und munter wieder zurück! Es liebs Grüessli us Schaffhuuse vo Markus und Françoise

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  • Day16

    Atlanta - Paul Bunyon

    August 13, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    This is definitely a tourist town & looks pretty munted. Got a pic with the famous Paul Bunyon & the not quite so famous me 🤣 Not quite sure what Paul's famous for...

    Global Adventures

    His big sausage?????

    8/13/19Reply
    Global Adventures

    Looks like he missed leg day a bit too often😂😂😂

    8/13/19Reply
    Noldy Rust

    Or his bunyons?

    8/14/19Reply
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  • Day157

    Boston & Chicago

    September 10, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    In Boston und Chicago waren wir jeweils zwei Nächte und haben zum Abschluss der USA nochmal zwei schöne Städte gesehen.
    In Boston sind wir dem Freedom Trail gefolgt, einem Spazierweg durch die Stadt, der an allen wichtigen Gebäuden und historischen Ecken entlang führt. Zum Beispiel gibt es hier alte Friedhöfe und Kirchen aus der Gründungszeit und die USS Constitution aus dem Unabhängigkeits Krieg.
    Nach Chicago sind wir dann unsere letzte und längste Zugfahrt (20 Stunden) über nacht gefahren. Am ersten Abend haben wir meinen anderen Austausschüler und seine Freundin getroffen, die in der Nähe von Chicago studieren und es war sehr schön ihn wieder zu sehen. Am nächsten Tag haben wir dann den Millenial Park mit der bekannten Skulptur "the bean", den Navy Pier und die Michigan Avenue erkundet. An unserem letzten Tag, weil unser Flug erst um 7 Uhr abends war, haben wir noch entspannt an einem (künstlichen) Strand am Lake Michigan ein bisschen Zeit totgeschlagen.
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    The Bean kenne ich aus einem Film. Und Zach kenne ich vom Austausch. Danke für den Bericht. Mama

    9/15/19Reply
     
  • Day16

    The Gemini Giant - Wilmington

    August 13, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Here's the start for us of Route 66. Not too far out of Chicago but we had no intention of driving in there.

    Cherie Kemp

    Haha great you are seeing a lot of different things eh?

    8/14/19Reply
    Fran Jackson

    That t.shirt has clocked up a few miles. Is it your favourite??

    8/14/19Reply
    Cherie Kemp

    It's probably the only one he took with him 🤣🤣

    8/14/19Reply
     
  • Day13

    Firepit hamburgers

    July 9, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 84 °F

    David help GrandDad load up the little Scion car on the trailer, so tomorrow morning we’ll be ready to drive to Fisher and go to the weekend a Garage Sale.

    After watching Home Alone, we cooked hamburgers out on the grill.

    GrandDad also showered David how the black water worked.

    And we finished the day with Some’mores! Delicious!
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    Laura Folk

    What joy!

    7/10/20Reply

    Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal! (Home Alone) [Diego]

    7/12/20Reply

    I know It's not Christmas yet, but it's still a good quote from the movie! :D [Diego]

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  • Day5

    Exploring Chicago

    May 3, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    New hotel is much smaller than the Sheraton at San Fran but can’t complain. Breakfast included so #winning
    Today we started with a walk to Millenium Park. We stepped outside the hotel and wanted to get back inside asap!! It was sooooo cold. It was sunny, but the wind felt icy! Walked down magnificent mile and took in all the buildings - it’s a beautiful place. Up ahead we saw a Nutella store!!!! Well that called for a hot chocolate which was next level great! Now we were much warmer and really ready to explore. A few sculptures, beautiful greenery and great views of the city as we headed down to Lake Michigan. It’s such a pretty city!
    Next we got on the ‘L’ and headed to Wrigley Field to watch a baseball game! Chicago Cubs vs St Louis Cardinals. Here we were sitting in the shade so froze our butts off. Again there were cup holders which was exciting haha and all those guys walking around selling peanuts, beer, hot dogs - just like in the movies. I don’t know how anyone could hate cricket and like baseball. Didn’t do much for me but it was a good experience.
    Our next stop was Navy Pier and a ride on the Ferris wheels with some more great views.
    Did some souvenirs shopping! We went in a mall, and had to show ID twice and then get a wristband as proof of age. It was ridiculous and pretty hilarious
    Finished off the night at Kingston Mines - a blues bar which was great. Something different and was really fun.
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    Courtney Krope

    Chicago looks awesome🔥 up the cubs! Should of given u my book moneyball to read u would of felt like billy beane ⚾️

    5/4/19Reply
    Barbara Aspinall

    He looks so lonely.

    5/4/19Reply
    Barbara Aspinall

    This is where Gene Hackman chased the drug dealer in The French Connection

    5/4/19Reply
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