Monthly Archives: May 2015

Boat Trip, Day Eight

Croatia [The Croatians are coming, the Croatians are coming!!  On board to check everybody’s passport – apparently my passport photo still looked enough like the current me to pass muster.  Fortunately, their records did not show my past history of … Continue reading

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The Great American 3-fer!

Today’s softball sections began with . . . [The Super preparing the field?] [I arrived late . . . yes, it was a previously scheduled eating event.  The game was in the bottom of the 4th and our Cards were … Continue reading

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The Other Great American Pastime

MOTU [MOTU @ SAWA, last Friday.  Dave Strom, keyboards, and Bill Engebretson, drums, of local Components fame; and Wally Warhol, steel drums and trumpet, of local Finestra fame.] Salty Dogs [Salty Dogs @ Carlos Creek Winery, last Saturday.] [Photography by … Continue reading

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The Great American Pastime

May’s weather can best be characterized as gawd awful . . . and then came yesterday! [A beautiful day for a ballgame!  I hadn’t been to a Cardinal baseball or softball game all spring . . . we were either … Continue reading

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Boat Trip, Day Seven

[Our first river trip was to Kalocsa.  It is one of the oldest towns in Hungary, noted for its paprika.  It’s population is only 18,000 . . . so think Alex plus La Grand township.  Our first stop was at … Continue reading

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Boat Trip, Day Six (Part II)

Boat It only took a week, but we’re finally there . . . [Since my “whoop-dee-doo for my Subaru” cub reporting on river cruising has elicited inquiries regarding such, the following is offered as a public service. This was our … Continue reading

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Boat Trip, Day Six (Part I)

Budapest [St. Gellert on the Buda side of Elisabeth Bridge.  Not surprisingly, he’s on Gellert Hill. We’re in a bus now for a guided tour of the city on Sunday morning.  This brought some consternation to the cruisers who wondered … Continue reading

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