Category: Life

Aug 28

Quadcopter Training Day Four – JJRC H8C

It has been four days now since I started messing around with quadcopter and I think I am doing very well.  I am no longer crashing into the ground and I am able to control the drone much better.  I am able to fly at high altitudes and even perform 360 degree flips with the …

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Aug 25

Quadcopter Training Day Two – JJRC H8C

So I have decided to start messing around with Quadcopter drones cause I really enjoy the videos I see others making. It gives me the feeling that I can actually fly! The wife has seen me eyeing an expensive one at the Ramstein PX and to my surprise she told me to go ahead and …

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Jul 12

History of Me

When I go out Nordic Walking by myself I always listen to my favorite music, enjoy nature, and I do a lot of thinking about life. I think about the places I’ve been, things I’ve seen, people I’ve known, events I’ve experienced, and dreams for the future. As is often the case, my thoughts wandered to my ancestors and …

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Jul 04

Happy Independence Day 2016!

This 4th or July let us all pause to remember what this holiday is all about. FREEDOM and LIBERTY for all! Freedom and liberty for all races, religions, nationalities, genders, gays, lesbians, bisexuals…..EVERYONE! Let us begin today to embrace the true meaning of FREEDOM and LIBERTY by eliminating bigotry,racism, and discrimination in our own lives! …

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Jul 04

Making the Final Move to Android

After almost two years since jumping off the Apple iPhone wagon I am ready to begin making a complete break from Apple products. The path to this decision has not been straight and the ride has been bumpy but I am now used to Android and look forward to moving forward and watching it develop. …

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Jul 03

Top Secret Lost Place – Sankt Martin Bunker

Yesterday Sabine and I attended the Cave St. Martin Geocaching Event Cache where were took a tour of a Cold War Bunker which is now a “Lost Place”. The location is actually a bunker that was intended to be a Top Secret military communications bunker which was built by NATO during the Cold War. Construction began …

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May 29

Completed the Geocaching 81 Matrix!

I finally finished the 81 Matrix by finding a cache at an almost 800 year old castle and had to climb into the hole they used as a toilet back in the 13th century. Here is my log: http://coord.info/GLN4J0FT. To complete this matrix you must find at least one cache for each Geocache Difficulty and Terrain …

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May 28

Luxembourg American and German Cemeteries and Memorials

In My Heart You Live Again. Even the German Soldiers had loved ones.

Today Sabine and I visited the American and German Cemeteries and Monuments to pay our respects to the American and German Soldiers who gave their lives in service to their countries. The Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial is near Hamm which is a bit Northwest of Luxembourg City. The US Army 5th Armored Division liberated …

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May 22

Bert’s 1999 DiamondBack Sorrento SE Bicycle

I would like to share today my 1999 DiamondBack Sorrento SE bicycle. I bought this bike back in 1999 at the US Army PX in Hanau Germany. It had been a long time since I had owned a good bike and I figured it was time to get one so I could ride. The Sorrento …

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May 21

Bert’s Hydroponic Garden Version 2016!

Well I started my hydroponic garden up. Started putting it together last weekend and now it is running pretty good. Have one more spicy pepper plant to add. No tomatoes this year since this probably our last summer here I didn’t want to go to the trouble of building up a tomato house.