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Published: August 29th 2010
Day 8-Sailing Day
Ditto on the weather. How long can this last?
Today we sailed all day without stop. There were two river locks, known here as the Iron Gates, that we passed through. This, I guess was the technical highlight of the day. I missed the second as I chose to get a massage. We passed through the lock as I was getting my back rubbed down. I did not see a thing but Jackie said it was interesting as there was a large hydro power plant at the site and the lock bypassed the dam.
The most scenic highlight was area known as Danube’s Gorges. These were impressive. We were also surprised to find their version of Mount Rushmore. I can’t remember who was the face carved into the mountain side but it was a little spooky seeing the eyes over the ridge sneaking a peak at us. In the evening we were treated to a full moon. Wow, it was nice with the reflection off the Danube.
We are meeting many people on Board and during the tours. We are about the fifth youngest people on the cruise. The younger are all members
Check the guy in the back with an Auburn hat on. His name was Tom too. It was nice to call War Eagle from time to time with someone who understood.
of the same family. It seems that grandmother is making her first cruise since her husband died and she brought the entire family….two daughters, two grandsons, and one son-in-law. They are from Minnesota and have been quite a story on this cruise. The boys are about 12 and 16 and completely spoiled. Their mother is a b…… The grandmother is not much better. The second daughter and her husband are different…they are fun. But enough about that.
Tomorrow we arrive in Belgrade, Serbia…yes, it is the same place as Belgrade, Yugoslavia but, as you know, there is no longer a Yugoslavia. That’s a long and interesting story. I’ll get to that later.
We also are going through a time change tonight. We are now seven hours ahead of Atlanta. Tomorrow we drop back to six hours.
Stay around for more….
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