The first stop on our current cruise was the exotic Caribbean (not!) port of New Orleans. It was our first time there, and we did a bus tour, saw a concert at Preservation Hall and did LOTS of walking. It was interesting to visit, although as the day went on and the crowds got drunker, we had had enough. New Orleans…Check!
This past weekend, Kathy & I spent some time in Fredericksburg, Texas, which is the heart of Texas wine country. Didn’t know Texas made wine? Well, sure ’nuff they do!
We stayed at a lovely motel located at the Gillespie County airport called the Hangar Hotel. It is styled after a WWII hangar from the 1940s, complete with an Officer’s Club bar and an airport diner. It was a great place to hang out for a few days, watching the planes come and go, including an impressive number of business prop and jet aircraft.
We’re in Florida now, getting ready for another cruise that starts Friday. More photos in the works!
We passed this quaint village along the Danube in Slovakia. We didn’t stop but it still made for an interesting scene.
We had numerous views of the old city of Vienna, but when we were docked along the Danube we had a really nice view of the new part of town. In the afternoon the golden light really lit up the buildings. Despite the construction cranes it was still a lovely sight.
Weisenkirchen means “White Church” in the Austrian language, which is how this town got its name. Walking back from a tasting of lovely Gruner Veltliner wine one evening, I caught this view of the white church.
My apologies, but life sort of got in the way this past week or so and I’ve fallen behind in my posting. My photo processing is now complete so I will attempt to catch up quickly.
We visited the lovely town of Durnstein, Austria and I managed to catch this view of the town and the Danube in the distance.
We encountered numerous lovely scenes sailing on the Danube River. This was just one castle we passed, although it was certainly one of the most spectacular.
Kathy and I are currently in Prague, getting ready for a river cruise upon the Danube River starting tomorrow. This morning was the first and only opportunity I had to get out early to photograph this view of the Prague Castle and Saint Vitus Cathedral. I was rewarded with some nice morning light and a rising sun behind me illuminating the castle and the castle grounds.
I’m finding that the process to move photos from my camera to my phone is pretty cumbersome, so I may not be posting a lot over the next few days. But I will catch up with photos when I get home!
We spent a couple of days sightseeing in the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan, and as part of our rounds we stopped at the Eagle Harbor Lighthouse for some photos. The lighthouse is an important part of Eagle Harbor’s history and is a familiar icon for those who visit.
I would typically want to photograph a lighthouse at dusk with the beacon operating, but our timing did not permit that for this trip!
We’re on our way to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and stopped for the night in Mackinaw City. We took advantage of the 9:30 sunset time to head out to the shore of Lake Huron to photograph the Mackinac Bridge at dusk. There wasn’t much color but the bridge was quite impressive regardless!
Yes, the different spellings of the words Mackinac and Mackinaw are a little confusing, but I’m pretty sure I have it right! 🙂