Yearly Archives: 2012

How’s the Remodel Coming?

It’s going very well indeed.  The incredible thing is that the contractor gave us a project plan in August, and here we are in December and as of last week we were slightly ahead of schedule.  I told you we … Continue reading

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Miltenberg and Wertheim

Our tour of Miltenberg, a beautifully preserved medieval village on a bend of the Main, began about 15 minutes late, not bad considering how much time we lost getting through the locks.  Here’s part of Miltenberg, showing the remains of … Continue reading

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The Day of Locks

July 19 was the day we found out about locks – river locks, that is.  We had been on the lower and middle Rhine, which have no locks; we went through one lock in the delta, and that was it. … Continue reading

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Ducks on the Lake

I don’t have pictures, because when I walked over to the library to return some books, I didn’t think to take the camera – or the binoculars, and that was a mistake too.  I walked back along Lake Merritt (the … Continue reading

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The Condo

So we’re living in a rental condo while the remodel continues apace.  I haven’t lived in a rental since I think 1976.  My biggest problem before the move was the fact that we couldn’t look at the place until the day … Continue reading

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Thoughts About the Cruise

I want to pause in my mad posts of photos, and just discuss the cruise a little.  I've been on cruises before, and they're all different.  On this one, not only was the ship brand new (this was its first … Continue reading

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Cruising the Middle Rhine

As I review my Marksburg post, I realize I misstated the smooth organization of the cruise on July 18.  I mentioned we stopped at Andernach. The daily what's-happening letter for the 18th doesn't mention Andernach at all.  We were supposed … Continue reading

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Remodeling

This has been going on since the first of October, but Jim wouldn't let me blog about it because he didn't want to advertise to the world that the house was empty.  (He overestimates the audience of this blog.) Now … Continue reading

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Marksburg

On July 18, the Embla stopped at Andernach and decanted several busloads of passengers to drive to Marksburg; the ship then continued on to Koblenz where we met it later in the day.   This leapfrogging was common (and didn't always … Continue reading

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Touring the Dom

What with our trips to England and Wales, and now to the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary, I've seen a few cathedrals.  So far, the Dom in Cologne is the most vertical cathedral I've seen.  The immediate visual impression … Continue reading

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