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Browsing Archive: August, 2014

August 27th - Work? What's that?

Posted by Bill Bickford on Wednesday, August 27, 2014,
What do they mean I have work to do today?  I swear, what am I?  A machine?  I've only had not much to do for the past month and been going to places like Prague, Europa Park, castle exploring and other things.  How am I supposed to find time to work while I'm busy with other things? 

Actually it's nice to have some things to do again as it's been very frustrating doing trivial work and busy jobs.  Got a few more days of actual work left and I will be on my way home.  YAY!!! 

Anyways, heading...
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August 23rd - Europa Park 2

Posted by Bill Bickford on Sunday, August 24, 2014,
            Well, well.  Seems I can't stay away from Europa Park.  It really is a very cool and well themed park and it's easy to find things to do that I missed on my first visit.  However, this visit, I took my leisurely time and found the attractions and rides I missed the first visit a little over a month ago. 

I did manage to video their poor attempts to copy Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean and The Haunted Mansion and I'll be adding those to the site.  I do have to say as well, ...
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August 17th - The Castle

Posted by Bill Bickford on Monday, August 18, 2014,
Well, after numerous attempts and being thwarted each time, I finally made it to the castle that inspired Walt Disney to build his castles in his theme parks, primarily Sleeping Beauty's Castle but you can also see it in Cinderella's Castle as well.  I have to say, after seeing it in person, I can see why it inspired Walt because this is an inspirational castle.  It took me a couple of hours to get to it and even a few attempts as mentioned before but it was worth it all.  I had to hike up a ...
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August 12th - Happy Birthday

Posted by Bill Bickford on Tuesday, August 12, 2014,
Today, we are having a birthday.  It's been an interesting few years to say the least but we are standing as tall as ever and feeling good and looking good too.  :-)  Happy Birthday Mr. Bickford!!!

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Aug 10th - More Prague

Posted by Bill Bickford on Sunday, August 10, 2014,
What a totally incredible weekend.  I know I'll probably use that word a few other times to describe my trip but it's impossible not to use it so often.  The city itself is an amazing metropolis of history and modern combined.  There are buildings that are centuries old and some that are relatively newer.  I walked on The Charles Bridge, toured The Prague Castle, was lucky to catch the changing of the guard there as well, visited The Old Town Center and so much more.  It was a trip that meant...
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August 8th - Prague

Posted by Bill Bickford on Friday, August 8, 2014,
So here we are...Prague.  Somewhere I've been wanting to go for many years and I am finally here.  It looks so amazing as well.  I can't wait to start exploring tomorrow and see all the history there is here.  I can't believe I'm actually here.  I spent over half my military career training to fight a war against these people and now I'm visiting.  Awesome!!

Also had a very cool day the other day where I spoke to an old friend I hadn't in many years. Also had a BLT that was righteous. 

Until p...
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August 2nd - Castle ruins

Posted by Bill Bickford on Sunday, August 3, 2014,
So while I was planning on visiting the castle that inspired Walt Disney to build his castles, I overslept and decided on going somewhere more local and closer to where I was.  That choice turned out to be the Ruins of Hohenurach Castle.  I have to say, I saw the castle standing on top of a mountain and knew I had to climb up there to get to it.  While at first the mountain didn't look too tall, I learned how steep it got in some places.  I hiked for probably 5 miles or more but after climbin...
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August 1st - Hello August

Posted by Bill Bickford on Friday, August 1, 2014,
Well, here we are now in the beginning of August and things are cruising along.  It's the BBP birthday month as well so there's something to celebrate.  Also the fact that we will be back home later this month after completing the project we've been working on here in Stuttgart, Germany.  While it's been fun and exciting at times, it'll be nice to get back to the states and just in time for the best time of the year.  Epcot Food and Wine Festival will be starting roughly a month after we retu...
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