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My homepage is a project to familiarize myself with Content Management Systems (CMS). I'm using an open source CMS system from Joomla!. Please visit the link to Joomla for details about development and newest releases. I recently changed my template to make my website mobile friendly. The same content will be displayed differently depending on device attributes and screen size. 

I also added a Photo Album Software from jAlbum to my website. All our pictures can be found here. I changes my jAlbum skin to a mobile friendly skin. The same photo albums are now displayed differently based on device attributes and screen size.


In January we did a 3 day weekend trip with our Harley's Owner Group (HOG) to Tombstone. During this trip we went for breakfast to a ghost town called Lowell just south of Bisbee. After breakfast we went to Chiricahua National Monument. Here is the link to the pictures from this trip.

Last week in January we went on a road trip to Padre Island, Texas. It took us 2 days to get there. We had rented a vacation rental with balcony facing west on the intracoastal waterway. We had a a great week of relaxing vacation with lots of fresh seafood. The sand on the beach is very fine and perfect to drive on. See pictures. Here is a little video from my drone.

End of March we went camping for a week in the White Tank Mountains.The White Tank Mountain Regional Park is a large regional park located in west-central Maricopa County, Arizona. Encompassing 29,271 acres (45.736 sq mi; 118.456 km2) of desert and mountain landscape, it is the largest regional park in the county. The bulk of the White Tank Mountains range is located within the park's boundaries. There are plenty of hiking trails within the park. Here are some pictures from our camping trip.

You are probably wondering why there are no pictures from a vacation in 2020 on the website by the end of February. Instead of going on a vacation we invested the money in a new patio. The old stained concrete patio didn't look good anymore and we found a company at the Home and Garden Show in Phoenix. They did a great job rejuvenating our patio. See pictures in the photo album of the backyard

Beginning of March we went for one week camping in the Saguaro National Monument west of Tucson. During this trip we visited Old Tucson Studios. This was one of the first movie towns build in Arizona. Many movies have been filmed here. On another day we went to the Sonora Desert Museum

With Covit-19 there will be no vacation trips this year. If there are any I will post an update here. 

With the money we saved during the quarantine, no travel, no eating out, etc. I bought myself a new toy. A DJI Mavic Mini drone. The drone arrived on Thursday and I did some tests flying around in the house. That is possible because the drone came with propeller guards. I bumped into the wall only once. Today (29-May) I flew the drone for the first time. We went to our park in the morning and took off on a soccer field. Here is the link to the video from my first flight.

Over the summer we took our travel trailer and moved to the Juniper Ridge RV Resort north of Show Low, AZ. Show Low is at an elevation of 6,000 feet (ca. 2.000 m) and a lot cooler than in the desert in Phoenix. We did a lot of motorcycle rides with friends in the White Mountains of Arizona and in the neighboring New Mexico. Not too far away from our RV resort there is the Petrified Forest National Park. An other trip we visited the La Posada Hotel in Winslow, AZ. La Posada was the last of the great Fred Harvey / Santa Fe railroad hotels. It opened in 1930 as a masterpiece of Mary Jane Colter. La Posada is on the national nd state registers of historic places.

2020 is coming to an end and we wish all our friends and family a Merry Christmas and a better 2021.