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Meeting in Austria

Monday, June 10, 2013

I wrote yesterday that our trip included 2 anniversaries. DH and I celebrated our 46th but itís also been exactly 50 years since DH (on the left) met another freshman engineering student after their chemistry final exam at Brooklyn Polytech. Now theyíre walking the grounds of Schoenbrun Palace in Vienna, a long way from Brooklyn.

They met 2 high school girls that summer of 63 and the rest is history.

Here we all are in Vienna.

Our friends married in June 1966 so between us thatís 93 years of married life.
We live on opposite coasts now so the best way to see each other in person is to meet on vacation.

We spent 3 days in Vienna seeing the sites and eating very well. Fortunately right outside our hotel was a beautiful park where I ran each morning along one of the canals leading to the Danube.

We were lucky to have good weather and our ship was just ahead of the heavy rains that caused flooding on the Danube and halted river traffic. Many places that I ran were underwater a few days later.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MERRYMARY42 6/10/2013 9:57PM

    I know you had a wonderful time, and I am looking for my brochure, perhaps it is an e-mail Princess Cruise Line, and it leaves Sept 2, I am sure there were other dates, but that is the one I wanted, not I am looking at an ear surgery, and there will be no flying for a few months, replacing my ear drum, so not sure what we are planning, but will get back to you

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KANSASROSE67 6/10/2013 5:38PM

    How wonderful to have stayed close to your friends after all this time! I was in Vienna during college and James will be there later this summer. Beautiful city!

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JESSICABOOTY 6/10/2013 4:41PM

    What a great time you had! A new place to visit on my list! emoticon

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AUGUSTDRAGON 6/10/2013 11:53AM

    How wonderful.

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BOOKAPHILE 6/10/2013 11:33AM

    How great to spend time with folks you love as you explore new places together. Your photos were fun to look at.

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DR1939 6/10/2013 10:33AM

    Love Vienna. Spent a week there in June 2001 and 4 days in 2005. Cleanest subways we had ever seen. No trash even after the evening rush hour. Schoenbrun is an interesting palace. Did you eat at the restaurant on the grounds? We quite enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to the rest of the pictures. Hope you visited Szentendre near Budapest. Lovely little artist colony.

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MYSTERYROSE74 6/10/2013 10:15AM

    What a pretty place to visit! I love seeing vacation pictures.

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    Thank you for sharing!

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SLIMMERJESSE 6/10/2013 9:50AM

    It's one of my fave cities.

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LINDAKAY228 6/10/2013 9:00AM

    Oh what an awesome trip! Amazing the relationships that can last so long, both the marriages and also the friendships!

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CBLENS 6/10/2013 8:55AM

    Love the friendships that span the time.

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KELLIEBEAN 6/10/2013 8:51AM

    This is really nice! How wonderful for all of you and to be able to go for runs in such a specatacular place.

Thank you for sharing.

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CELIAMINER 6/10/2013 8:37AM

    Thanks for sharing the memories and the pictures! Good for you for running when you could and for not stressing over the food and drink. Cheers!

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KANOE10 6/10/2013 8:30AM

    I loved your pictures. How fun to be with good friends you have known for 50 years. Good for you getting a run in while vacationing. I loved the food in Austria!

Thanks for sharing. I have been married for 41 years and feel blessed. What a great way to celebrate both anniversaries.

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WILSONWR 6/10/2013 7:59AM

    It's great to be able to share such adventures with close friends!

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ONEKIDSMOM 6/10/2013 7:22AM

    Love the history. Life has such turns... how great to stay in touch with life long friends!

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WATERMELLEN 6/10/2013 7:17AM

    What a wonderful story! If obesity is contagious (from hanging out with others who eat too much) it seems to me good marriages might be too . . . we also love to spend time with couples who still genuinely enjoy each other's company!

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JSTETSER 6/10/2013 7:08AM

    Great trip!

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DOVESEYES 6/10/2013 7:02AM

    Lovely to be able to share it with you. Thankyou

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COCK-ROBIN 6/10/2013 6:44AM

    Beautiful! Wish I was there.

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TORTISE110 6/10/2013 6:22AM

    This is lovely! It's so great to have friends who have known us for so long. I'm glad mostly you are having fun!

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