Looking back on the Danube and also at the Moon’s eclipse in Wayne, PA USA

So, it’s my last Danube trip post here.  Thursday, October 9, 2014.  We traveled 20 hours on Monday, October 6th.

We are still having difficulty staying awake past 8PM and getting up really early (like 5AM), but feeling “normal” in all other regards.  As we go out to walk here, we are not seeing any palaces or major Cathedrals in Wayne, but it’s so charming to see the Fall begin with the Maple trees and have the air so crisp.  We enjoy this Victorian town and appreciate its architecture and sidewalks so much from the time we lived here, raising our family.

Our friends, Blair and Dennis, who taught us blogging are traveling in Greece in a totally different and relatively unscripted way, compared with our Danube excursion and the walking tours that we usually do.  Dennis uses maps, which I had forgotten, and I wanted to post a map as a part of this blog, too.

map Danube cruise 2014Here’s our route.  This is by road (Google didn’t give me a choice by river), but approximates the Danube route pretty well.  That detour to Krumlov, Czech Republic, was out of the way.  I think it was worth it, but it may not get a majority vote from the rest of our 8 troopers.

The boat’s stops are highlighted by bulls-eyes next to the names of the towns/cities where we docked.  And, the bus trips to Cesky Krumlov and Prague are there, too.

The other major event as we re-settle here in the USA was a major moon happening in the early hours of Wednesday.  We are a moonstruck family and this was terrific as I could rest my long lens camera on a brick wall to act a bit like a tripod to get these shots.

I thought I would share them with you here as my “thanks” for being followers of this blog.  Peace.

DSC_1218 As it started, I thought we were going to lose it to the clouds.DSC_1225  DSC_1235DSC_1251This is about an hour after it started and about 6:30AM.DSC_1254Almost gone.DSC_1260This one is really not easy to see the moon, but you can see Wayne’s tallest building – The AT&T Tower on the right – where Nancy worked when I married her in 1964.

DSC_1262There was an entire “Second Half” of this event, wherein the shadow recedes from the moon and uncovers its beauty once again.  But, in our part of the US, it was obscured by the sunrise…which was its own kind of beautiful.

Auf Weidersehen!


Lifelong Philadelphia area Realtor. Now a 13-year citizen of Sanibel, Florida. Married to Nancy for 54 years. Three children (2 in Devon; 1 in Steamboat Springs, CO) and 5 grandkids (1 in college/1 working). We are helping with charities involving poverty, kids and education. Helping to lead Captiva's Chapel by the Sea.


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