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“Who do you think you are?” A search for roots.
Thursday, June 27, 2013      14 comments

If you’re a celebrity you may be highlighted on a TV special. If you’re not, you’re on your own. I’m writing today to explain my recent 1000 mile journey to the coal regions of Pennsylvania. After my recent blogs from Europe (Vienna, Brat... Read more
Incident at the buffet
Wednesday, June 26, 2013      24 comments

This is in the “none of my business” department but several days later I’m still wondering about the implications. DH loves buffets. He likes to “get his money’s worth.” I like them too and usually can find a variety of options that work ... Read more
A woman – A soldier – 150 years ago
Tuesday, June 25, 2013      62 comments

Now this was one strong woman, Kady Brownell Here’s a little bit about her ... Read more
A Tale of Two Dinners
Monday, June 24, 2013      11 comments

I learned a lesson last night as I tried to eat healthy while on the road. There are more options available than there used to be, but you will pay more comparatively than will your less cautious traveling companions. Last night we were fi... Read more
From the Danube to the Susquehanna – Rivers of the World
Sunday, June 23, 2013      22 comments

DH & I are on the road again, but this time much closer to home. Yet, looking at this photo, if I didn’t put a caption on it, I might think it was somewhere along the Danube ... Read more
“I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now”
Saturday, June 22, 2013      38 comments

So sang “The Byrds” in 1967 - Today is my birthday, my 66th! It’s hard not to feel old. Age group racing regularly puts me in the 60+ category even though younger people get 5 or 10 year groups. It’s like they’re telling me, “Sorry lad... Read more
City Girl Goes Country (Part 9) $30 worth of peppers?
Friday, June 21, 2013      18 comments

I think that’s what’s growing on my deck. I’m basing my estimate on my blog entry of May 4th (The $3 organic pepper) which I wrote when I investigated the price of organ... Read more
City Girl Goes Country (Part 8) One Month Later.
Thursday, June 20, 2013      22 comments

I took this photo before we left for Europe I was trying to highlight the fence that DH built to defend our produce from the local wildlife. My last 11 blog entri... Read more
One final caution about river cruising
Wednesday, June 19, 2013      20 comments

We never expected that this sculpture that greeted us in our Vienna hotel would “come to life” during our cruise. Unlike large ocean going cruise ships, on the river... Read more
Finally the Black Sea and Romania!
Tuesday, June 18, 2013      18 comments

After 12 days on the Danube, we took a “short cut” to the Black Sea through a canal that saved about 200 kilometers (120 miles). The country was very rural and popul... Read more
Rick Steves was right - Check out those less traveled places.
Monday, June 17, 2013      21 comments

If you’ve seen his documentaries on the Travel Channel, one segment is titled “Surprising Bulgaria” and I agree. I was quite surprised – pleasantly so. I began my trav... Read more
How to run when there is no land - A whole day on the Danube
Sunday, June 16, 2013      21 comments

Throughout our trip I managed to run a few miles in each country usually staying in sight of the ship. There were always local people out doing the same. However, one day we traveled through a scenic, though sparsely populated, area with... Read more
A warning to tourists – “walking in this area you risk your life”
Saturday, June 15, 2013      21 comments

No, this is not about crime or violence. Sailing the Danube to the Black Sea is lovely now that all countries are at peace. There are beautiful panoramas as long as you ... Read more
Do you remember Yugoslavia? Capital-Belgrade – controlled by Tito?
Friday, June 14, 2013      23 comments

If yes, then you must be over age 40. 7 countries make up that territory now – Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Kosovo. Unlike the “Velvet Divorce” of the Czech and Slovak Republics in 1992, the Balk... Read more
The Hungarian Countryside – Look how happy I am and that’s not even DH
Thursday, June 13, 2013      25 comments

Although Budapest is a beautiful city, I was pleased that our cruise including excursions to the countryside. The young man in the photo above is one of the highly tr... Read more

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