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EUROPEAN SOJOURN 6 (Reprise): Don’t step on my blue denim tennies

Although Jerry is a genius at packing, actually making things fit into suitcases, we didn’t follow our Viking packing tips very well. They said we should bring sun hats or visors, but since I didn’t want either, Jerry didn’t take … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN 4 (Reprise): EUROPE at periscope depth

Our stateroom: Our stool: Our porthole was above my head (I’m “five-foot-one and a shrimp”) and I had to drag the stool over between the bed and the wall and stand on it to see out. I’m pretty sure most … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN 1 (Reprise): Getting underway Monday–Viking cruise down Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers, 2014

(Note: “Rhine” and “Main” rhyme. And no, “Rhine” is not pronounced “rain.”). Jessica and Jerry Renshaw, Long Beach, California I’m going to take a break from issues and intensity for a few weeks–but not from interesting people and cultures–and re-live … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: Johnny Reb’s (Day 23)

  Before we left Long Beach, we were telling the manager of our favorite BBQ place about our upcoming trip. He was enthusiastic, making us promise to bring back pictures. “If we can have one of your sacks with your … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: Bulgarian double wedding (Day 20)

Vidin, Bulgaria. Jerry and I were sick; our colds had gone into bronchitis, with bone-shaking coughs, especially Jerry’s, which kept waking him up at night. In Belgrade, I had suggested we not go on the bus tour but he would … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: Blade in mist (Day 19)

On our misty day cruising down the Lower Danube, Jerry took this shot of a lone and ghostly wind turbine on a cliff above us. When we got home and mentioned it to friends from Arizona, they described a semi … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: “A Taste of Balkan” (Day 18)

Between preparing, serving, clearing away and washing up after all our breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and multiple-course 2-hour dinners, the kitchen staff managed to roast and slice all kinds of meats, chop and mince ingredients for all kinds of salads, saute … Continue reading

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