Category Archives: Friends

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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Nürnberg: First Impressions

We (all twelve of us) arrived in Nürnberg at 12:27 p.m. on a train from Munich.  What a group. Twelve people and at least twenty-four assorted pieces of luggage.  Craziness.  After only a few misturns, we found taxis and were … Continue reading

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Munich Birthday

The sole reason for heading to Munich on December 5th was to help a new friend celebrate her 80th birthday. Renate and Jim are friends of Dave and Claire’s and we have met them several times through Dave and Claire. … Continue reading

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A Little Night Music

No, I’m not talking about Mozart’s piece by that name, although one could be forgiven for doing so here in Vienna.  Instead, I am speaking more generically about music heard in the night.  In our case, it was the Breslau … 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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Wilderness Travel: Glacier Express – Day One

I got up at six thinking that I would do yesterday’s blog entry.  The first thing I did, of course, was to look out the window.  Oh, my gosh, there it was:  The Matterhorn. The weather has been so universally … Continue reading

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London: Day 5.51/2 – Knightsbridge Pub Walk

As you can deduce from the photo above, we did make it out Friday night for the Knightsbridge pub walk.  Claire was our guide and she was excellent.  Learned about compulsory sales of private property way back in the mid-1800’s … Continue reading

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London: Day 2.5: The Long March

None of us slept well Monday night.  ARGH!!!!  When I wandered out of the bedroom at 6:15 a.m., Kris was already up, had made a pot of coffee and had drunk about half of it.  The two of us made … Continue reading

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