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  • Day16

    Hitting the road

    November 15, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    We hired a car in DC and hit the road heading south through Virginia. We spent the night in Blacksberg which is a University town and we found a delightful diner called Lefties that had some delicious craft beers that they brew on site. We also went to the movies and saw Orient Express and ate a crazy amount of american candy!Read more

  • Day3

    Zwischenfälle vor Woodstock

    June 27, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 22 °C

    Hanno schreibt:
    Nachdem Bernd gestern erfolgreich randaliert hat und unsere Zimmer-Klimaanlage aus dem Fenster geworfen hat 🤓, ging es nach gutem Frühstück auf kleinen Straßen nach Woodstock/Virginia. Immerhin 304 Meilen. Leider die Hälfte der Strecke im starken Regen. Strassentechnisch und landschaftlich sehr schön, wie im Sauerland, nur deutlich länger. 90 Meilen vor Ankunft musste noch ein Reifen aufgepumpt werden; die Reparatur verschieben wir auf morgen. Morgen früh wird auch Hans zu uns stoßen, dann ist das TAT-Team komplett!Read more

  • Day4

    Die Gefährten (oder war das woanders?)

    June 28, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Hanno schreibt: ab heute sind wir zu viert: Hans ist zu uns gestoßen. Nach Reparatur von Bernds Reifen (da müssen wir noch mal bei) sind wir zuerst den Shenandoah Skyway gefahren und haben anschließend den Blue Ridge Parkway begonnen. Beides sind Straßen auf dem Kamm der Appalachen auf ca. 1000 Meter Höhe. Der Unterschied zu deutschen Verhältnissen: beide zusammen sind ca. 1000 Kilometer lang. Das lässt mich nachdrücklich erkennen, was wir uns tatsächlich vorgenommen haben: die Dimensionen hier sind gewaltig.
    Die beiden Strecken sind für Motorradfahrer überwältigend : gut gepflegt, guter Asphalt, mit flüssig zu fahrenden Kurven ohne Ende, kaum Verkehr, ab und zu Tiere (Rehe, Bären, Squirrels etc.), grandiose Landschaften, und das auf 1000 Kilometer! Ich schaue schon mal bedenklich auf mein Reifenprofil: ein wenig 😇 müssen die noch halten!
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  • Day2

    Calisle-Middletown

    June 26, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 24 °C

    Heute ging es bei herrlichem Motorradwetter weiter auf dem TAT.
    Auch war heute mal ein Stück dabei was ein wenig Action in sich hatte.
    Auf der Fahrt hatte ich mehrere Begegnungen mit Murmeltieren, Eichhörnchen, Kaninchen, und "weiss nicht was das waren, sind grösser als ein Reh, aber kleiner als Dammwild".
    Leider war ich immer zu langsam beim Fotografieren.
    Nur hier (siehe Bild 1) war ich schneller😁😁😁😁😁
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  • Day4

    Woodstock - Ruanoke

    June 28, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 25 °C

    Da es gestern mit unserem Treffen nicht mehr geklappt hat waren wir auf heute morgen verabredet.
    Bernd hätte einen Platten deshalb waren die Kollegen gestern Abend sehr spät dran.
    Heute fuhren den Georg Washington National Forest danach den Blue Rige Parkway welcher 800 km lang ist.
    Während der Reise haben wir ein deutsches Pärchen aus Traunstein getroffen welche seit 2 Jahren unterwegs sind (www.schneckerl-unterwegs.de) Viele Grüße von den 4 Bikern Bernd,Franz, Hanno, Hans.
    Im Park hatten wir mehrer Begegnungen mit einer Art Springböcken und Streifenhörnchen, welche unter lebensmüden Umständen die Fahrbahnseite wechselten. Sogar Meister Petz den Bär haben wir zu Gesicht bekommen.
    Was ist sonst noch passiert:
    -vor lauter übereifer beim Tanken in die Säule gefallen (Seitenständer nicht ausgeklappt)
    -meine KTM machte Zicken, wahrscheinlich ein Unterdruckproblem
    -Franz Reifen verliert immer noch Luft
    Heute Abend haben wir Bernd's Geburtstag nachgefeiert. Das Alter wird hier aber nicht verraten😎.
    Auch hier nochmals Danke von dieser Seite🍻🥂🍻🥂
    Zuletzt hatten wir auch noch eine Begegnung mit einem "Raumschiff". ET lässt grüssen.
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  • Day16

    3.2 Going out with the boat

    September 8, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    It’s really cool, if you have the chance to go out with the boat whenever you want. Well, weather and tide are to be taken into consideration.

    And if you are lucky, you see dolphins and an wonderful sunset. NICE.

  • Day17

    Jamestown Settlement

    June 13, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    great museum, lots of interactivity and reacting, all staff dressed as it would have been at the time and performing activities that would have been done then, e.g. making canoes, netting, etc...
    ships, though replicas build in last 20-30 years are sail-worthy and are in use regularly for sailing trips (the 3rd was on actual trip when we visited).
    and everyone very friendly.
    Pics:
    - Susan Constant main ship (71 on board)
    - indian dwelling
    - canoe making in progress
    - Susan Constant passenger deck
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  • Day110

    WASHINGTON, D.C.

    July 18, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 23 °C

    Thanks to my taste for crime fiction, I had imagined Washington to be a city full of crack addicts on every corner, rampant crime, and sad homelessness. I am so pleasantly surprised! Well, maybe it is, but definitely not in the tourist hot-spots, and also no signs of it in Arlington, where we are staying. It's all clean, wide streets, organic markets, and fresh air. The Metro is the cleanest and easiest of all we have traveled. No one has asked us for cash and it feels okay to sit on the subway seats and there are no unpleasant city smells.

    Today we walked from the Capitol down the long National Mall to the Lincoln Memorial. We caught a few glimpses of the White House on the way back to the Metro. But 20,000 steps on we were too tired to tourist further. Good thing we have a week here. Sooooo much to do!

    MONDAY:
    Washington is great (apart from our president, who is a national disgrace). There’s so much to see, do, and learn. Nonetheless, we are never at risk of taxing ourselves. Caught up with my cousin, Matt, & his lovely family on Saturday. Very nice to see him after something like 20 years (& I hope I didn’t refer to him as Tony too often- the Lewis boys definitely look alike!) Another highlight was catching up with Michael & Tonya, fellow debate-team/ speech & drama nerds and v close friends from high school. They have gone on to live spectacular lives and I had no idea how much I missed them. Could have spent all day chatting.

    We have toured the US Capitol, the Library of Congress, visited the White House, and played at the Smithsonian Museum of American History. And we haven’t even made a dent!!
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  • Day9

    Dynamite Tour of Washington DC

    November 22, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 3 °C

    This morning we were collected by Brian from Bi-Partisan Tour Company, to start our tour of Washington. Although we had visited a number of places the day before, we were happy to return to them. Brian runs an excellent tour. He is passionate about Washington and history, and he tells a great story. We started off at the 2nd World War Memorial, followed by the Lincoln Memorial and the Korean War Memorial. We then briefly passed by Arlington Cemetery, which is located across the Potomac River, the Airforce Memorial, and the Pentagon, which is huge. Around 15,000 staff work there, and about 4,000 contractors - the busiest Starbucks is located at the Pentagon!

    We then crossed back over the Potomac and went to the Jefferson Memorial, which is surrounded by cherry blossom trees and sits on the shore of the Tidal Basin (so it was very chilly and windy). During the construction of the Jefferson Memorial, a number of ladies chained themselves to the cherry trees in protest of them needing to be chopped down for the Memorial. To deal with this, President Roosevelt ordered his staff to prepare tea, coffee and cake for the protestors and, within a couple of hours, the ladies needed to be excused, so that was the end of the protest and construction proceeded. Next we went to the Roosevelt Memorial and the Martin Luther King Jnr Memorial, and we were able to walk between them along the Tidal Basin. Once again we have had great weather - blue sky and sunshine - although a bit nippy!

    After a lunch break we visited the front of the White House, then onto the Einstein Memorial, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Vietnam War Veterans Memorial - which is a wall that is cut into the earth and slopes down into the ground. All 58,272 war casualties are listed on the wall in the order they died. There was a competition for the design of this Memorial, and it was won by a recent graduate - all 9 judges agreed on the design from 1,500 entries. It is both a somber and powerful Memorial. We then headed back down the National Mall towards the US Capital Building on the Hill. The view down the Mall to the Washington Monument through to the Lincoln Memorial is quite breathtaking. We also saw the Grant Memorial and the Peace Monument. Brian then drove us through Chinatown and dropped us at the International Spy Museum.

    The International Spy Museum was very interesting and a bit of fun. On entering you are asked to pick an alias that you must memorise the details of and be tested on. I was Gary Wozniak, 25 years, Canadian Citizen, born in Waipau NZ, a teacher who was in Singapore for 90 days for work.

    There were lots of the tools of the spy trade on display, and biographies on some of the most notorious spies through the ages up to current times. There was also a special exhibit - "Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villians" which was very entertaining.

    We then headed back to the hotel and stopped in at "The Hamilton" for dinner. Once again, we had a big day, walking over 13,000 steps.
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  • Day1351

    USA Tour - Washington/Virginia

    November 23, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 0 °C

    First full day in Washington today so decided to go out and check the landmarks out. DC is bigger than what I thought... started off at the Whitehouse, completely underwhelming, couldn’t get anywhere near it really and it’s not even That big. Then I moved onto the Washington monument but that was closed for repairs. Ended up by the WW2 memorial which was actually pretty good, then I walked down to the Lincoln memorial which as memorials go is pretty fucking good. A lot bigger than what I expected even though it looked big in planet of the apes and team America. Also managed to see the Vietnam war memorial, the Korean War memorial, Martin Luther King JR memorial, Franklin Roosevelt Memorial, DC War Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, The Pentagon (couldn’t get that close to it though unfortunately - TEAM SNOWDEN) Arlington Cemetery, JF Kennedy gravesite, The Tomb of the forgotten soldier and then my favourite... the US Marine Corps memorial. It was a looooong day and many many miles where walked. But it was a great day that I really enjoyed, I think it helped that it was relatively quiet as people where still celebrating thanksgiving. Picked up a McDonald’s on the way back cause that’s a local thing to do...Read more

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