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So, In Conclusion…(part 1)

Mercedes Benz Museum

All good things must end (except chocolate).  After careening around Bavaria for a couple of days, we returned to Stuttgart for the final leg of the “Porsche Spring Treffen” (we learned that ‘treffen’ only means ‘meeting’, not death-defying driving experience.  How disappointing.)   Continue Reading →

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Praise the brakes & Pass the beer!

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“Let’s fly, Eagles!”  These 3 words will be forever burned in my memory as the Official Start of the Birthday Which Shall Not Be Named.   Continue Reading →

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Munich Miscellany

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Sometimes public art should stay private

Today, a gathering of random observations (because my brain has been addled by Bavarian pretzels and can’t come up with a unifying theme for this post): Continue Reading →

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Somewhat Batty in Bavaria

Schloss Herren Chiemsee

Schloss Herren Chiemsee

When it comes to deranged despots, it’s hard to beat Germany’s history.  One of my personal faves is Mad King Ludwig II of Bavaria (he of Castle Neuschwanstein fame). Continue Reading →

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Munich in 3 Words

 

Order.  Drink.  Enjoy.

Order. Drink. Enjoy.

More to come.  Once the hangover wears off….

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Uniroyals – Big Wheels on the River

Something was in the air.  The Uniworld crew was hushed and all a-twitter at the same time.  Under intense questioning, Jan, our hotel manager, caved.  Royalty was coming aboard and joining our happy little cruise for 3 days!

Jan, being forced to eat until he spilled the secret

Jan, being forced to eat until he spilled the secret!

 

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Now for the ‘lockin’ …

 

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A rather ominous looking lock

You might be wondering how a huge river boat cruises from Amsterdam to Budapest, since there is a 1332 foot change in altitude and the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers do not intersect in any passable place.  Then again, if you’re like me, you’ve never given this a thought and you blindly get onboard and hope that on the ‘downward slope’ the ship doesn’t suddenly plunge 1332 feet and ‘presto!, you’re in Budapest’!  This, of course, doesn’t take into account that the ship has SOMEHOW ascended 1332 feet, since, as we all know, (you do know this, don’t you?) Amsterdam is below sea level. Continue Reading →

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