Mar 05

Vier Tage Karnaval im Kolle

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Karnaval ist angefangen! Wir sind fur vier Tage zu Koln abgefahren. Das Bild is von der Dom im Zentrum.

Dec 20

Stats – Part 2: Cars

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Cool cars driven in the US: BMW 330i (2006) – My car BMW Z4 3.0i (2006) – Danielle’s car BMW Z4 3.0i (2010) BMW M3 Convert. (2006) BMW 135i (2007) BMW X3 3.0 (2008) BMW 328i (2009) BMW 335d (2009) BMW 335i (2010) BMW 528i (2009) Audi A4 Convertible (2006) Audi A3 S-line (2008) Audi …

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Oct 15

Stats – Part 1

Time for some good old statistics: 14 friends from Holland visited us in Austin Joel + Maurits and Kostas Michel Johan Petra Arnout Sven Angelique Anna Xavier Christian Ronald Rob 10 family members visited us in Austin Maarten and Lori Jos and Margreeth Ton and Lisette Laura and Bjorn Stefanie and Nicky THANK YOU GUYS …

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Sep 30

Trip to Shiner!

The famous Shiner Brewery!

World famous SHINER, the home of the “German” Spoetzel Brewery, the only place in the world brewing the original Shiner bock. Of course all our dutch readers probably have no idea what shiner is (unless you visited us in TX) but it’s one of the more famous micro-breweries in Texas. The tour was free, but …

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Sep 25

On the fairway!

Golf swing

Of course I had to put the new golf set to the test and invited my STE buddies for a round of golf on the local golf links. We visited the Jimmy Clay course in South East Austin and a few days later Falcon Head in Beecaves. Both are very nice courses which you can …

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Sep 23

My new golf set

New Callway X22 golf set

Golf  equipment is a lot cheaper in the US especially if you do some research online. I decided to buy an Iron 5 to SW set from the Callaway X-22 series. It a solid, high quality set with steel shafts from 2009 (in 2010 they released the X-24’s). This allowed me to pick up the …

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Sep 20

Goodbye Parties

Rooftopbar In Austin

Another great weekend weekend in Austin… it’s a bit sad we will miss our friends, but new adventure awaits! We started  the weekend with a goodbye party from work as 4 employees were leaving ST- Ericsson that week. After a few rounds of beer we ended up in the Broken Spoke, a must visit for …

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Sep 18

Visit to Lytle – Shooting

Aim for the disk!

Adriana and Matt invite us for a trip to the world famous town of Lytle as CALK OIL is headquartered here. However, we didn’t drove for 110 miles to do business but for some good old TX BBQ, skeet shooting, swimming and more. So, let’s skip the swimming/BBQ pictures and go straight to the shooting …

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Sep 14

New tools: Canon PowerShot S95

The new Canon S95

Canon recently released a new compact camera: the Powershot S95. it’s a great compact size cam with an F/2.0 lens!  This means better pictures, even in low light conditions. Secondly, it has the Hybrid IS option, a 3″ screen, full manual settings, 10 megapixel CMOS sensor and HD 720p recording capabilities…   hence you guessed it. …

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Sep 12

Bike ride – Obstacle course!

Just one of the many obstacles on the trail

Last weekend was great, working for APA!, poker with friends, dinner with the wife, a bike ride and shooting some balls @ the driving range with my colleagues. Life is not so bad here. This time I was by myself on the mountain bike in Emma Long Park, something I rarely do because it is …

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