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Old 07-03-2015, 10:26 AM   #2161
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Old 07-03-2015, 02:12 PM   #2162
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Old 07-03-2015, 05:45 PM   #2163
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Are there bears to worry about in the Sierras?
Fatal Bear attacks in North America

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List..._North_America

Recent article on what to do in the event of a bear attack, plus a cool video of a Grizzly climbing on the hood of a car in Yellowstone this year. (We'll be in Yellowstone later this year and I prefer my bear encounters to be much further away than this).

Who, What, Why: What should you do if you encounter a bear? - BBC News
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My reason for being excited today:

DH and I are going on a San Francisco Road Scholar trip in September. I've been watching airfare for months (sick of it), hotel rates in Monterey Beach area to stay a couple nights after the RS experience (sick of it), etc.---we finally decided to drive.

It will be such a great road trip. We both love road trips and this means no more dealing with that other stuff (that I am sick & tired of).

On road trips, we use Priceline and Hotwire to find a hotel when we are about 3 hours away.

I really feel good about this. We have the days; we are retired. : )
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Old 08-02-2015, 12:24 PM   #2166
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Just about ready to go. Ten days in Ontario cottage country, five weeks in Greece and a weekend in Paris on the way home.

And even better....we have an election and we will be tuned out of most of the campaign rhetoric, adverts, and B.S.
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Old 08-02-2015, 01:26 PM   #2167
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Just got back from a couple of weeks in Europe, and discovered why everyone I know who has been to Prague is utterly in love with it.

Probably the most beautiful and interesting city I've ever seen (it even beats Brugge in Belgium, IMHO).

The Czech Republic is now on my short list for a repeat visit soon.
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Old 08-02-2015, 02:12 PM   #2168
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Just got back from a couple of weeks in Europe, and discovered why everyone I know who has been to Prague is utterly in love with it.
As much as we loved Prague, (a lot), DW & I loved Budapest even more.
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Old 08-02-2015, 02:15 PM   #2169
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As much as we loved Prague, (a lot), DW & I loved Budapest even more.
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I think Budapest is beautiful...and a potential ear worm:

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Going to Belgium later this month for 8 days, 3 days in Brugge and the rest in Brussels. Hope to do a couple of day trips from the latter.
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Old 08-02-2015, 02:34 PM   #2171
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As much as we loved Prague, (a lot), DW & I loved Budapest even more.
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I knew about Prague and was not disappointed. But Budapest was an unexpected jewel.
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Old 08-02-2015, 03:47 PM   #2172
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a potential ear worm
As if I don't have enough tunes going around in my head......good thing it's not cluttered with thoughts!


Added: Now DW & I have his 55 minute live vid playing.

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Same here. We're headed to Tucson to pick up our new to us 5th wheel.

It's a 40footer so we have lots of practice ahead in an empty parking lot to learn how to pull it and more importantly park it!
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But Budapest was an unexpected jewel.
Cruising on the Danube into Budapest in the evening is really quit stunning. They light up the parliament building, the Buda Castle, Gresham Palace, Matthias Church, and quite a bit more.
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Going to St Anton, Austria in February with DW to ski. I'm also going to be skiing in the same way it all started - nordic. Bringing my telemark skis. Free heel is the only way to go.
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Old 08-06-2015, 04:15 AM   #2177
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Just got back from a couple of weeks in Europe, and discovered why everyone I know who has been to Prague is utterly in love with it.

Probably the most beautiful and interesting city I've ever seen (it even beats Brugge in Belgium, IMHO).

The Czech Republic is now on my short list for a repeat visit soon.
If you liked Prague, you'd love Budapest. It's not got so many English revelers out for wild nights as Prague. And it's even more beautiful. It's hard to beat the Budapest grunge bars in the Summer--about as good as it gets for those with a Bohemian nature.
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Same here. We're headed to Tucson to pick up our new to us 5th wheel.

It's a 40footer so we have lots of practice ahead in an empty parking lot to learn how to pull it and more importantly park it!
Remember that when you're towing your rig, you really don't need a bunch of dialogue (from the wife.) It takes concentration and an attitude to "think big." It's not enough that you look right and left, but you've also got to look up.

Don't ask how I know. But it cost my insurance company $17K.
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We're heading to Copenhagen 8/25 for 3 days before getting on NCL Star for a cruise to Germany, Estonia, St. Petersburg, Helsinki and Stockholm. Then flying to Oslo and getting on Norway in a Nutshell--2 trains and a fast ferry thru the fjords to Bergen, Norway.

I hope the actual trip will hold up to the preparation we've done online.
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...... to Bergen, Norway.
There's a nice (semi-vertical) hike up to the overlook in Bergen.....or you can hike the road, (we just took the roadway back down), both ways:

http://1drv.ms/1KSJY4K

(That's the Star in the harbor.)
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