In September 2010, we joined our
good friends Nancy Jo and Chuck Powars, Ann and Frank Morgan...
..for a boat ride on the Danube River...a full blown river cruise
Sailing started in Budapest Hungary aboard the good ship Avalon
Our first notable city was Bratislava, Slovakia.
We actually did not pull in...and I wish we had.
A few years ago I had visited Bratislava on business....great city.
Slovakia was part of Communist Yugoslavia.
Bratislava on the right was connected to free Austria on the left,
divided by the Danube River.
The high turret tower was the Communist vantage point....
.....to stop defectors with aquatic skills.
Today, Slovakia is the fastest growing economy in Europe.