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Ecurb's Travels
« on: June 30, 2016, 05:11:46 PM »
Sorry I'm posting so much tonight.  Tomorrow my mujer and I leave for Montana, where we will rent a car and drive into Alberta and BC, Canada.  Trying to beat the heat in Texas.  When I land it in Montana, it will be my 50th state.  I will have been to every state in the USA, plus all 254 counties in Texas, and after the trip I'll have visited 4 Canadian provinces, 6 Mexican states, and about 25 countries.

Next year we are doing a Viking river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest - my only new country there will be Hungary.  My bucket list is looming larger - I want to see as much of the world as I can before I check out.  We'll be gone two weeks.  Cheers.

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Re: Ecurb's Travels
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2016, 05:30:18 PM »
Not a problem, most of us want you to post more anyway!  Have fun on your vacation, I will be envying you every day.
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Re: Ecurb's Travels
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2016, 06:39:44 PM »
Happy trails!  :wave hi:
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Re: Ecurb's Travels
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2016, 07:00:48 PM »
Have fun!  :wave hi:


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Re: Ecurb's Travels
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2016, 08:59:38 PM »
Sounds awesome, have a great time.
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Re: Ecurb's Travels
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2016, 10:30:00 PM »
Sorry I'm posting so much tonight.  ...
You never, ever have to apologise for posting too much!

Have a great trip :D
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Re: Ecurb's Travels
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2016, 01:48:21 AM »
Have a good trip, Bruce!

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Re: Ecurb's Travels
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2016, 08:37:21 AM »
Safe travels!

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Re: Ecurb's Travels
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2016, 09:12:54 AM »
Thanks to all!

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Re: Ecurb's Travels
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2016, 12:27:22 PM »
 :wave hi:

Have fun! :daddance:
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Re: Ecurb's Travels
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2017, 07:25:23 PM »
One week until my super vacation.  My wife and I are flying business class (United Polaris) from Houston to Amsterdam.  Two nights there, then boarding a Viking cruise ship going down the Rhine, to the Main, then on a canal to the Danube, and finally ending up in Budapest, Hungary.  Anyway, 15 days on the boat, two in Amsterdam and an extra night in Budapest. Pulling out all the stops.  5 countries total: Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovakia (just passing through Bratislava without stopping), and Hungary.  I've never been to Slovakia or Hungary, so that's new.  One day trip to Munich when we stop at Regensburg, Germany. Never been there before.  I see lots of beer and wine in my future. We bought the drinking package, so I have my work cut out for me to make sure Viking loses money on me.  Probably not possible.

We are coming home on Lufthansa, also business class.  I'm totally disconnecting from work for a total of 19 days, including one night I'm spending in Houston. I'll learn that I can live without them, and they'll learn they can live without me. Hope I have a job when I get back.  I'm leaving after work on the 27th, so you won't hear from me until July 17.  But I'll try to post some photos when I get back.

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Re: Ecurb's Travels
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2017, 08:12:51 PM »
But I'll try to post some photos when I get back.

You better.  Have a great time, Bruce!
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Re: Ecurb's Travels
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2017, 09:58:22 PM »
That sounds like a wonderful itinerary. I have been to all those places, but somehow felt quite at home in Regensburg (not because of the Nazi connections!). I was stranded in Budapest once for 2 days, because the airport was closed due to snow. Another time I was lucky enough to be in Munich one year for the Oktoberfest, which I can recommend. I really love Munich -  try to visit the excellent Science Museum.

Have a great time!

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« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2017, 10:00:41 PM »
I can invite you for a coffee or a beer, since I'm living in the Rhine-Main area.
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Re: Ecurb's Travels
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2017, 10:28:35 PM »
...  But I'll try to post some photos when I get back.

Looking forward to them!!! Enjoy.
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