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Vienna: Back Where We Started

Tuesday evening, December 12, we arrived back in Vienna where we began our trip on November 30.  A lot of water has flowed down the Danube since then and we have been fortunate to have been floating down with it. … Continue reading

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Dürnstein and the Wachau Valley

We began today with more cruising.  I thoroughly enjoy the excursions that are planned for us but cruising is fabulous.  Our morning’s cruise was brief and had us docking at the tiny hamlet of Dürnstein in the Wachau Valley at … Continue reading

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A Full Day in Passau

Driving through the snowy Bavarian Forest Yesterday morning, we climbed onto busses in Passau and took off for our morning’s adventures.  Michael and I were lucky enough to get in the coach that had Eva as our guide. What a … Continue reading

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Vienna: Day 2

Our second day in Vienna dawned clear and chilly.  One of the things I wanted to do when in Vienna was to go to a different traditional Viennese coffee house each day.  Well, I missed yesterday and wasn’t particularly disappointed … Continue reading

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Wilkommen to Vienna

I hate it when I start seeing Christmas merchandise and decorations before Halloween.  I strongly dislike it when I see Christmas merchandise and decorations before Thanksgiving.  But I LOVE it when I see all things Christmas in December.  And I … Continue reading

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Munich: Day 6 – This is the End, This is the End, My Friend

Our last full day in Munich.  What to do before we have to begin the inevitable packing and looking homeward? We all agreed that we should start the day with cappuccini and pastries at our local bakery.  Why change a … Continue reading

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Munich: Days 4 and 5 – Miscellany

Late yesterday afternoon, after our infatuation with all things BMW began to subside and after we’d rested our feet a little and run the two-hour dishwasher cycle, Kris suggested that we go out for ice cream. Well, when he made … Continue reading

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Munich: Day 4 – A Very Necessary Change of Pace

Friday, another beautiful day.  We decided to do something different. I was happy to discover that the liquid on the floor of Kris’s room and in the bottom of the laundry basket in Kris’s room was only water and nothing … Continue reading

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Munich: Day 3 – More Oktoberfesting

A lazy morning but a beautiful one:  Blue skies and sunshine.  Too beautiful to stay in very late but we didn’t make it out to the street until 10:30. Explored a bit around our Ubahn stop of Hohenzollernplatz.  Everything looks … Continue reading

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Wilderness Travel: So Long, Farewell

The end of any trip is bittersweet and the end of this Swiss adventure is particularly so.  We didn’t know any of these people one week ago; we were just names on a list of program participants.  Now, after a … Continue reading

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