Dear Family & Friends,Another day at Goodwood and a great day too!!Now I know some of you do not know about the Goodwood Revival so let me give you some history...Goodwood is the estate of Lord March... In the 1930s his father Lord Freddie March let the RAF use his open fields as a bomber base for WWII. Many of the great air battles of Britain were launched...
Dear Family & Friends,Today is our last day in London for a while. In the morning we took a bit of a walk and had a nice breakfast.. We finished up our laundry and made plans for tomorrow.In the afternoon we went to visit the RAF Museum in Hendon, north London. A great display of air craft from WWII and a complete...
First the big news..... Dear Family & Friends, Bonnie and I have had a long and successful career as owners and operators of XKs Unlimited, but 44 years is a long time! We would like to announce that we have sold XKs Unlimited! It is time to move on. We have kept XKs Motorsport, the restoration division which is my first love....
October 15th Saturday?Dear Family & Friends,Yesterday we said good bye to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. I loved the area but riding a motorcycle there is challenging to say the least.. When it is over, no matter how difficult it is, you always look back and say, “WOW that was fun”.. We took off in the morning and rode about 45...
Saturday Oct. 22ndDear Family & Friends,It seems as we approach the end of our adventure time is really going by fast..We spent two enjoyable days in Strausbourg, France.. I would highly recommend the city for a stop on any tour of Europe. It is located on the Northern edge of France right along the German boarder, so it has mixture of French and German culture there. It is a very old city with classic old architecture, a 1000 year old cathedral, a beautiful town square and gentle flowing canals throughout the city. A great place to stroll around. I took several long walks while there and thoroughly enjoyed myself.. Easy to get lost there with all the twisty streets but I completely turned off my navigational responsibilities and left it up to Duane.. We always eventually got back to our hotelOur hotel is a grand old hotel in classic European fashion. Lots of wood details and paneling and an elevator that looked like it was built in the 1800s. An all wood and glass elevator with a wrought iron gate.. Even though it was very old, it worked most of the time.. There were a couple occasions I had to walk the five floor of stairs to get to my room.After two days there it was time to keep moving.. Since we were both tired of riding in big cities and the country side here is so beautiful I booked us rooms in Luxembourg in the small village of Diekrich. It was an easy 2 3/4 hour ride from Strasbourg and the last hour was through some beautiful country lanes passing along villages and forests.. A bonus is the Luxembourg National Automobile Museum was two blocks from our hotel!. The ride was easy and mostly dry ( a few sprinkles) but as we go father and father north and it is getting to be late fall it is getting COLD! Today it never got out of the 40s range and with the wind chill factor it certainly felt cold. (even with all our riding gear and electric jackets)Once we arrived we checked into our hotel and walked around town. That took about ten minutes. We had lunch and I went for a walk on my own. During my walk I passed by the Luxembourg National Car Museum.....
Mad Ludwig as he was know built this fabulous castle in the late 1800s.. He actually tore down a 13th century castle on this very site to build what was supposed to be the "Ultimate" castle... Well it started out that way but became so expensive to build that he was tossed out of his kingship and the ministers...
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http://avvantg.tumblr.com/Here is something you might enjoy unrelated to my travels.....I had to share this new blog site by my daughter Sarah... You are going to love it...it combines:-High fashion in clothes and architecture-Classic Porsches-Beautiful women-Morgans-Classic Jaguars-Beautiful photography-Classic motorcyclesWhat more is there to life?? I am very proud of her
Friday July 13th Dear Family & Friends, Today was our first full day in Lake Como and it did not disappoint. But before I get into our day I would like to discuss some social issues of Italy since I like to observe different cultures. First, one of the things I am really starting to miss about home is going to a...
I have been on many long motorcycle trips and there is always a point after say four weeks and 4000 miles where you get tired, the ride that day was not that good and you just say to yourself "what the hell am I doing here??" But I have learned to ignore that feeling because all it takes is...
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