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Analogue Adventures – Europe 1984 -Nurnberg, Germany to Vienna, Austria (& Blue Danube Cruise)

All photos taken on June 22, 1982.

Just the usual continental breakfast this AM, before getting on our bus. Did I mention how the seating arrangements were worked out on the tour bus? Each morning when we climbed onto the bus, we moved one row forward. Once we had had our turn in the front row, the next morning, we moved all the way to the back row.

I will also remind you that Enzo used the A/C sparingly to save on fuel. While we felt cool in the front row, it was hotter than the hubs of H— in the back row. Our turn in the back rows soon came and we did not like it. No, we did not like it at alllllll.

This morning, we were off to Melk, Austria, a drive of some 4 1/2 hours. We dined along the route near Linz. This time, we both had the Goulash soup and bread, as well as a salad and apple strudel. I had a beer and Patty had tea. We really learned to like Goulash soup while we were in this part of the world.

From Linz, it was a short drive to Melk, where we boarded a Danube steamer for an hour long cruise down the Blue Danube to Krems.

Melk Abbey from Blue Danube cruise near Melk Austria (built 1702-1736)
Schloss Schönbühel on Blue Danube cruise near Melk Austria (from early 12th century)
castle near Melk, Austria from Blue Danube cruise
castle near Melk, Austria from Blue Danube cruise
Hinterhaus Castle and vineyards along Blue Danube near Spitz, Austria (Built in 12th century)
town near Spitz Austria on Blue Danube
Spitz, Austria on Blue Danube
Wehrkirche St Michael in Weisenkirchen, Austria on Blue Danube (built 1500 to 1544)
Parish Church Weißenkirchen in the Wachau from Blue Danube River (built 12th to 16th century)
Stephenskirche, Dürnstein Austria
ruins of Castle Kuernrigee above Dürnstein, Austria on Blue Danube – Richard the Lion Hearted was imprisoned here in 1192 for a year when returning from the Crusades
Gottbeig Abbey above Krems, Austria on Blue Danube Cruise
Krems, Austria along Blue Danube
Blue Danube paddlewheeler at Krems Austria

From Krems, it was a one hour drive to Vienna, where we would spend the next 2 nights. We arrived in Vienna and stopped for supper in the Grinzing area of Vienna. The meal included salad, chicken, ham, pork and apple strudel, with wine. On the drive to our hotel, we found out the Eldorado hotel we were booked in had no room for us, due to our late arrival, so we were allocated to the lesser Novotel for one night. Thanks Enzo!

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Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

15 thoughts on “Analogue Adventures – Europe 1984 -Nurnberg, Germany to Vienna, Austria (& Blue Danube Cruise)

  1. The lack of A/C on the bus sounds awful, especially considering how much time you spent travelling. At least the day wasn’t a complete waste as it looks like the cruise was quite scenic. Glad to hear that you were able to find a different hotel to take you in.

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    1. Enzo was a character and a good match for Allison. They had run this tour many times and had the economics well in hand. The cruise was enjoyable, just being outside for a while, floating down a river we had heard of in song and movies. Thanks for reading Linda. Allan

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    1. Thanks Ann. I was surprised these photos looked so much better than what I was able to get from my 1982 Asia trip. We enjoyed our short visits to Germany and Austria. Perhaps one day, we will make it back. Thanks for reading and commenting. Allan

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