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I'm retired. Travel a lot.

Gotta Love Vienna!

This is the city of Mozart, baroque buildings and art; and great food! Known for strudel and tortes Vienna is home to the Sacher Torte only available at the Hotel Sacher — we also had coffee and incredibly rich hot … Continue reading

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Lookin Forward to Vienna

Four years ago I spent Thanksgiving in Vienna. This time I had a day! And it was marvelous! The visit began with a walk around the city. One is quickly reminded of why Vienna looks like a mini- Paris: broad … Continue reading

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Bratislava, where is it?

On our way we traveled through the first lock: It took forever because we had to wait for others to pass first– it was pretty cool once we entered: After a few hours we were on our way again! The … Continue reading

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Where am I?

After flying for nearly 10 hours I finally arrived in: Yup, I’m right here in beautiful Budapest (two cities — one is Buda (south of the Danube and Pest (Pesht) to the north. For over two days I’ve wandered over … Continue reading

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Imagine That!

St. Petersburg, FL has s growing list above average art museums. One of my new favorites is the “Imagine Museum”. This Contemporary Studio Glass museum is barely a year old. It’s exhibits were thoughtful, dynamic and beautiful — the museum: … Continue reading

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The Other Side of the Coin

The second floor of the Holocaust Museum was taken over with an exhibit on Wulf Wolodia Grajonca aka Bill Graham– the famous Rock and Roll impresario: Wulf, er, Bill came here from Germany via France in order to escape the Nazis … Continue reading

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Sad, But True

It’s seems rather odd how often I’m compelled to see life’s downside; yet enjoy wherever I may be. Today was one of those days. St. Petersburg, Fl was warm and the air felt like spring. So why was I compelled … Continue reading

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Getting out of Dodge

After a terrible winter escaping to Florida for a couple of weeks was just what the doctor ordered! Spending time near Sarasota — home of this statue: based on the famous Life Magazine photo of this event reminds one that … Continue reading

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Bits ‘n Pieces…

Spending two plus weeks searching for Route 66 artifacts is generally fun. Fun, that is, if both hunters are in the search together. Well, as the end of the journey got closer I could see that I was into it … Continue reading

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The End (sniff) of this Journey

You know how you look back and wonder if you would reach a particular goal? You know how you look back and realize that goal has been achieved? We had simultaneous feelings. We made it to — sunny California. Before … Continue reading

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