Monthly Archive: June 2016

Jun 28 2016

Babe had a hard day

That was the subject line of the first of a series of 5 emails with photos from Volker. “Babe had a hard day” I didn’t even have to look at the contents to know why. Volker has been zeroing in on the area that prompted this journey in the first place. The notorious panel behind …

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Jun 28 2016

Well what do you know! Seems I’m a German Citizen

I wrote about the question of German citizenship last week and how my daughter Kayla prompted this. The hunt involved looking through a paper archive and uncovering a number of very interesting documents. Well I can now report that it looks like I’ve been a dual Canadian-German citizen for some time without knowing it! I …

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Jun 25 2016

Westfalia Restoration Week ?

I’ve enjoyed writing about things other than how my trusty camper Babe’s restoration is coming along. I do have an update or two to write about on the restoration front though and I guess it’s overdue. First a little background… The Gap My last blog entry on the topic was April 19th which was a …

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Jun 20 2016

Tripping back in time

My “baby” Kayla triggered a whole bunch of things. She’s such a trouble maker 😉 It kinda started with the idea of her looking into being eligible for German citizenship. It extended into a visit with Mom today to spend some time together and talk through family lore / history. Then it got down to …

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Jun 19 2016

A Tour of Leica Camera AG

<Warning… long post!> This story likely started some time in 1950 when Ernst Leitz II and his sons decided to expand the Leitz Factory footprint beyond Wetzlar, Germany. I’ve read this had a lot to do with the destruction caused by the 2nd World War along with the threat posed by the Soviets. I wasn’t …

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Jun 18 2016

Luminato – It’s not always about the bus

While I have photos to share about how Babe is doing I thought I’d take an opportunity to write about something else for a change :). Come explore Luminato with me. The Luminato Festival is celebrating its 10th year. This is the first time I’ve ever been. Andrea had a race planned for today but …

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