The Trip Continues

Deutsch-Amerikanische Freundschaft (-sreise) nach Mexico

Jan 5, 2022 Our friend Heike from Germany has had her KLR650 stored in my shop for two years, waiting for Covid restrictions to ease and allow her to return to the States. Finally in November, the US began allowing foreign visitors again, and she quickly booked a flight to Texas. We had discussed a […]

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Happy Holidays

As the world continues to react to this pandemic in ever-changing ways, we reflect on the past year of our travels, and acknowledge that we have only so much control over our destiny and destinations. Like everyone, we had other plans for 2020 and 2021, but we’re thankful for the travels we were able to […]

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Another Traveler on a 250cc Motorcycle Drops By

December 9, 2021 Dan stopped by this week on his way through Texas. Well, actually, Dan broke down very close to here, and posted a message looking for some help. By the time I saw it, he had already had several offers, and was well on his way to repairing his bike. A few days […]

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Home, for now….but likely not for long

We’ve been home for ten days now. We had originally intended to travel to the northeastern US before returning home, but due to a commitment in Austin in early October we decided to head south early. Our amazing housesitter who took care of our home and cats for five and a half months was due […]

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September 23, 2021 This leg of our travels ended up being a bit shorter than we had originally intended. We arrived home about three weeks early. Well, not quite home…we have a housesitter taking care of our home and cats, and our original agreement was through October 15th. Therefore, we are housesitting for others in […]

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It’s Not Just About The Places We Go

Over the years, we’ve seen some beautiful places during our travels. Some because of natural beauty, and others because of the local culture. The more miles we acquire, the more we come to appreciate not just the places, but the people we meet along the way. I have a lot of special memories of people […]

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Speed Touring, Part Deux

September 16, 2021 After a good night’s sleep, we pack up without making breakfast or coffee, because we are headed to a place that has five cent coffee. From Wall, we head south to the Badlands. On the way out of Badlands National Park we see three things that catch our attention: The first is […]

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Speed Touring

September 15, 2021 I flash back to that scene from National Lampoon’s Vacation where Clark Griswold is trying to get the family back in the car quickly at the Grand Canyon. His wife says “Don’t you want to look at the Grand Canyon?” and he turns, faces it, nods a couple of times and says […]

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Close Encounter

September 14, 2021 From Greybull, Wyoming, we were headed towards the Black Hills of South Dakota. But we stopped a bit short of Deadwood at the Devils Tower. This large rock butte is probably most famous from the 1977 Stephen Spielberg movie “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”. The campground below the base of the […]

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Key to The Highway

September 12-13, 2021 Okay, stick with me here. This song reference is a bit harder to actually tie in, but it stuck in my mind, so here we go. We had a short day, riding from Idaho Falls to West Yellowstone, actually stopping just short of West Yellowstone at a KOA campground. This gave us […]

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