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  • Day32

    Packed and ready to go

    March 29 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Last minute things together, copies of itinerary for Peggy, little bit of US cash, some Euros and even some English pounds (transfer in LHR on my way to Rome) may need a coffee at 8a. Jerry is ready too!

  • Day27

    Rome & Tuscan Countryside!

    March 24 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Starting to gather my things together. 6 days until I depart for Rome via London. Going in a day early so I can get ready for the upcoming week. Glad to have this opportunity to tour Rome for a few days then head to Tuscany with day trips.
    Some people have a 'Flat Stanley' or a flamingo they travel with, I have Jerry, my minion. I won him on my first fam trip to Universal Studios. He also has the same name as my dad, so it's like I'm sharing these experiences with him.Read more

  • Day5

    Blue Ridge Parkway, oder: gib Gummi

    June 29, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Hanno schreibt:
    Heute: Blue Ridge Parkway, wurde gestern schon ausgiebig beschrieben.

    Allerdings stellten wir heute morgen fest, dass unser Flickversuch nicht komplett erfolgreich war. Also: zum örtlichen BMW-Händler (wegen des Torx-Schlüssels für das Hinterrad, der natürlich nicht im Bordwerkzeug der 1200er enthalten ist). Dort, nach weiterem erfolglosen Flickversuch, entschied sich Bernd für einen neuen TKC 80. Also ging’s erst mittags wieder los. Das ganze hat uns so erschöpft, dass erst mal ein Nickerchen anstand.

    Obwohl wir heute zelten wollten, haben wir uns für eine standesgemäße Unterkunft entschieden. Die gestern: kv. Ich füge mal hinzu, dass ich mich ganz wohl dabei fühle, heute NICHT zu zelten, da wir eben einen RICHTIGEN Bären in freier Wildbahn gesehen haben. Der von gestern war noch heranwachsend.

    Bernd gönnt sich gerade noch eine zusätzliche 100km-Runde. Warum, kann er Euch selbst schreiben. Ich petze ja nicht. 😉
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  • Day5

    Ruanoke-Blowing Rock

    June 29, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Nach einer Nacht in einem "Loch" müssten wir uns Vormittag um einen neuen Reifen für Bernd bemühen. Leider war der Reparatur Versuch am Vortag nicht von Erfolg gekrönt.
    Als wir Mittags dann los gekommen sind ging es weiter auf der Blue Ridge Mountain Street. Mittag müssten wir ein wenig Bubu 😴 machen da die letzte Nacht ja so toll war.
    Auf der Tour haben wir heute einen ausgewachsenen Bären gesehen, imposante Erscheinung 🐾. Leider waren wir wieder zu langsam mit dem Fotografieren.
    Beim letzten tanken hat Bernd seinen Rucksack vergessen so ist er gerade nochmals zurückgefahren. Wir haben uns derweil in einem Motel eingecheckt. Jetzt warten wir um dann noch gemeinsam zum Abendessen zu gehen.
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  • Day44

    Great Smoky Mountains Nationalpark

    April 14, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Von Myrtle Beach haben wir uns auf den Weg zum Nationalpark in North Carolina gemacht. Erster Halt war der Sliding Rock im Pisgah National Forest . Das Wasser war arschkalt, aber wir sind trotzdem gerutscht 💪🏻
    Auf dem Blue Ridge Parkway ging es Richtung Great Smoky Mountains Nationalpark. Wir hatten uns vorgenommen zu wandern. Also wurde fix gegoogelt und dann ging es los. Der Rainbow Falls Trail hatte viel zu bieten: Bären (aus sicherer Entfernung), Rehe (standen uns im Weg) und Wasserfälle 😄Read more

  • Day12

    3.1 Waves on the Outer Banks

    September 4, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    First day in Norfolk and immediately left to go to the beach house in Waves on the Outer Banks.
    Best weather I had there, ever. And this is my 6th, 7th, ... 8th time there? Not sure. But it was super cool. Also the company was quite enjoyable.

    However, the Outer Banks suffer from strong hurricanes and the rising tides. Luckily, our house is in third row and not at the ocean front, which makes it more protected.

    If you are interested, you can book the house here:
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  • Day48

    Off to North Carolina

    May 21, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Nashville was awesome and we definetly want to go back. There is so much we didn't see and experience.

    We made it out of the KOA by 11. We even got a swim in the pool before we set off, as well as tenpin bowling and a swing on the hammocks. Our plan was to stop in Gatlinburg, a small mountain town that the locals at the festival said to visit. We were staying in a cabin at Asheville so we didn't need to set up a tent, so we could check in late.

    Well, Gatlinburg didn't happen. Brandon needed to go to the bathroom and we therefore we pulled off and stopped at Cummins Falls. What a great little surprise. It was a short walk to the overlook of supposedly one of the best swimming holes in North America. It was awesome and we will be back some day to swim in the hole and sit under the falls.

    We made it to the Asheville East KOA a bit after 7pm, losing another hour as we made it to the East Coast. We didn't have a tent to set up, as mom upgraded us to a cabin as she used to work at this KOA. It is a large KOA, and is has 2 lakes and has the Swannanoa River running through it. The KOA advertises about tubing down the river, but the river was fast and very high as they had over a week of rainy weather. No way could we let the kids go in there.

    Mom raved about the Pisgah brewery not far from the KOA, so we planned on eating dinner there, but we didn't realise they didn't serve food. Josh bought some beer to go and we went to the little town of Black Mountain and had an amazing dinner at Trailhead. It was the best dinner we have had out, felt healthy and tasty, and with 2 beers and dessert, with tip was $50. So affordable.
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  • Day51

    Drive to Nags Head North Carolina

    May 24, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 18 °C

    Today was all about driving. The kids from the campsite next door finally woke up (as Brandon wanted to wake them up for a few hours) to say goodbye.

    We had a 4 hour drive from ashville to chapel hill and then another 3.5 hours or so to Nags head.

    While on our trip Bruce, josh's dad, asked us to chat with Bea. Bea is an American who is engaged to Josh's cousin Calvin, who lives in Canberra. Bea just happened to live in Chapel Hill, NC, halfway between Ashville and Nags Head. Bea and I organised to meet for an early dinner.

    From Ashville we planned on starting our day with a walk to a waterfall Elisa's mom suggested and we thought that would be great to tire the kids out but, as we got to the parking lot of the walk,.Inara was already asleep.

    We made it to Chapel Hill a few hours earlier than planned and had a lunch with Bea rather than a dinner. She took us to a old style pharmacy which has a diner in it and a confectionary store. To enjoy the interesting old fashioned store we all had milkshakes. After lunch we had a walk around North Carolina University campus, with old heritage buildings, big old trees and lots of squirrels.

    The kids were great on the drive and was our longest of the trip. We made it to Nags Head about 8pm, 2nd to arrive. Elisa 's mom and husband made it a just a couple hours earlier.
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  • Day1

    Here in Raleigh Durham

    November 3, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    We have been in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina for a family wedding. My niece, a Duke graduate, and her fiance, also a Duke graduate, wanted to get married in the Duke Chapel. Reserving the chapel for a wedding ceremony is not an easy thing, but involves tents and sleeping outside for about a month before the release date for the month in which you want to marry. Very complicated, kind of like getting Duke basketball tickets.

    We decided to make a long weekend of it, and got here on Thursday. Dinner at Luna in downtown Durham was a great way to start off. The American Tobacco campus, home to all the big brands of US cigarettes, has been turned into a non-smoking tourist attraction. Fun to walk around.

    Friday was spent with good coffee, nice long hike on a trail through a lovely forest, lunch at Rose’s, best dumplings I have ever had. After the rehearsal dinner, we almost made it to the after-party, but decided to call it quits and leave the event to the young folks.
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  • Day1

    Wedding day, before the wedding

    November 3, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    After rain and clouds for two days, Saturday was gorgeous — sunny and cool, perfect for a wedding. Since the ceremony wasn’t till 3 pm, we had plenty of time to enjoy. Ben had heard a lot about a bakery/bread store, called Boulted Bread, which I can highly recommend. Hard for me to remember having eaten any better pastries. But we spent most of the morning and early afternoon at the North Carolina museum of Art. A former brownfield turned art museum and outdoor sculpture garden, it is a must-see if you come to Raleigh-Durham.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

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