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Of English Canals

In 2008, Dorothee and I spent several weeks in the U.K., primarily to attend the Goodwood Festival of Speed While driving through Great Britain and Scotland, we spied an unusual little car on several occasions, one that I couldn't identify. After some further research, we learned this car was a Nissan Figaro.. built only in 1991, and never imported to the US. In fact, the Figaro was built in very limited numbers (20,000 total) and intended primarily for the Japanese market. But over the years, well over 4,000 of these right hand cars found their way to England, thanks to ...
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On the Road Again

Not to rest on our laurels after our 3,000 mile bike trip to Sturgis, SD, my buddy Nathan and I decided to take a shorter trip in September (2015) over the Texas border to Louisiana. Again, a full narrative of our trip can be found at: www.austinmotorscene.com/on-the-road-again/ ...
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Sturgis 2015

As I've rekindled my interest in motorcycling over the past 4 years or so, it has seemed that I should make the trip to the Sturgis annual bike meet at least once. I checked that off the bucket list this past August, accompanied by my biker buddy Nathan Gibson: Full details of our trip can by found on my OTHER blog: www.austinmotorscene.com/sturgis-2015/ ...
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Spain and France – 2015

Dorothee and I have traveled to a number of European countries... England, France, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Italy.. but have never been to Spain until July 2015. Our flight was to Barcelona, where we spent several days and met up with our good friends (and fellow worldwide travel companions) Dietmar Panten and Britta Behmer from Munich. From there it was overland by rental car through southern France, then returning to the Spanish Atlantic coast and then overland back to Barcelona. We loved every minute of the trip, but both agreed that our 4 days in Zaragoza, Spain was definitely the ...
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Out of Africa in 15 minutes

In the spring of 2014 Dorothee and I took a trip to South Africa to visit our good friends Roley and Ina Noffke, who live on the outskirts of Johannesburg. It is a fatiguing trip... 19 hours flight time from Washington D.C. to Johannesburg, including a short fuel stop at Dakar, Senegal. We traveled via air with Roley, Ina, and Ina's 91 year old mother (who was amazingly spry) to Kasane, Botswana, located on the Chobe River, just adjacent to the huge Chobe National Game Park. Later, we drove by highway to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Ina and Roley were the ...
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