Category: Recreation and Hobbies

Apr 03

Geocaching in the Schächelwald

Today Sabine and I  did some Geocaching to get do our daily walk and I found a small Power Trail called the Schächel which is short for Schächelwald. The trail was about four kilometers long and consisted of eight Traditional Caches, one Multi-Cache, and one bonus Mystery cache. The walk was very slow, about 36 minutes per mile …

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Mar 28

Geierlay Suspension Bridge – Germany’s Longest Walking Suspension Bridge

Today Sabine and I visited the Geirlay Hängeseilbrücke (Suspension Bridge) in Mörsdorf Germany which is the longest walking suspension bridge in Germany.  Travelling by car takes about 1 1/2 hour from Hütschenhausen following Autobahn 62 to Birkenfeld and then Landstrasse 269 to Landstrasse 327 to Hahn and then Landstrasse 421 to Kappel where you get back on …

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Feb 28

Geocaching – 20160227

Got out with a few Geocaching friends yesterday to do some of the most favorited geocaches in Germany.  I was picked up by Apoll0x and Teak73 we headed out to Bensheim in Hessen where the caches are.  When we arrived at the starting point we were met by Mitchsa & firefly70  and Blind Eagles. Four of the caches were …

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Feb 24

Trip to Metz France – 20160221

Wifey wanted to get out of the house and walk around so we drove about 90 minutes to Metz France. Everything was closed so we just walked around and did some window shopping.  Enjoy the photos!

Jan 30

New Saddlebags and Sissy Bar for Sabine’s Suzi

I got a great deal on eBay on some OEM saddlebags and a tall sissy bar for Sabine’s 2003 LC1500 Suzuki.  Normally would have cost about $1000.00 but I got it all for under $300.00  These are unused OEM parts!!  So cool! I love riding this bike as much a my Harley-Davidson Road Glide. Sabine …

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Jan 03

My 1990 Volkswagon Jetta Flair

This is the first nice car I bought in Germany.  I got it from an older American gentleman whose wife drove it. I had this car when I retired from the Army and drove it from Meerholz to Mannheim everyday for over two years. Very fast little car. One of the unique things you can …

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Dec 13

180 Pounds! Milestone Number Two Complete

Had a good week in regards to my fitness and weight loss program.  On Wednesday I weighed in under 180 pounds and reached my second milestone! I am getting close to my goal of 170 pounds now The weight loss is going slower now and I can go two or three days without any weight …

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Dec 06

Sabine Can WALK!!

For over ten years now my wife Sabine has had pain in her feet most of the time when she walked a long distance.  This has always been very concerning to us because we like to be active and we were both afraid it would get to the point where she would need a wheelchair. Well in …

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Dec 02

New Personal Walking Speed Record!

Yesterday for my lunchtime walk I decided to walk the track by my office and try to break my walking speed record. The result….I totally killed it!  I normally walk cross country with a few hills and different terrain. I figured walking the track, which is level and has uniform terrain, would give me a …

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Nov 23

20151123 – Fastest Lunchtime Walk

I really kicked it into high gear during my lunchtime Nordic walk today. I Nordic walked 4.5 miles with an average pace of 15:13. Miles two and three came in right under 15 minutes. I am very happy about this progress since when I started walking back in September I was lucky to do a …

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