Monthly Archives: May 2015

Boat Trip, Day Twelve

On the previous day’s bus ride, we listened to these 10-year old Bulgarians.  She won the European equivalent of “America’s Got Talent,” and the twin boy piano players ain’t too shabby either: *** [Uffda, I guess even in a Cyrillic … Continue reading

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The Fabulous Armadillos

. . . and they were “fabulous,” aided and abetted by Collective Unconscious (the three guys on the right) in a Tribute to the Eagles. *** [The anticipation mounts . . . unfortunately for photo takers, the lighting didn’t.  It … Continue reading

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Golden Gophers Coaches Caravan

[It was Wednesday.  Temperature over 80.  Really?  A day of a thousand other things going on, but so it happens.  And here they come – to the Alexandria Golf Club.] [An avid Patchouli fan was there . . . apparently … Continue reading

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Boat Trip, Day Eleven

Bulgaria [We landed in Vidin and immediately began a one hour bus trip to Belogradchik.  Yes, we’re in Bulgaria now, where the Cyrillic alphabet was invented.  Remember that for your next trivia contest.  My Latin name is spelled “Tom Obert,” … Continue reading

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Boat Trip, Day Ten

Danube River [All day cruising the Danube on now Thursday, April 30, through the “Iron Gate,” famed in song and story, with Serbia and the Balkan Mountains on the starboard side and Romania and the Carpathian Mountains on the port … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Weekend With BAT

Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale, Wednesday & Thursday [Brenda and BAT are road warriors, through a hub somewhere in the Great American Southwest.  They travel hither and yon to bring joy, music, and entertainment to the teeming masses (and sometimes … Continue reading

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Boat Trip, Day Nine

Serbia [The daily ritual.  The Super was always the first one on the bus . . . because she has to be! She would use various apparel and carry-ons to “hold” seats for the other seven of us.  But by … Continue reading

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