The Cincinnati Two-Step: Roller Coasters and Baseball

The Cincinnati Two-Step: Roller Coasters and Baseball

The last time I went to Cincinnati for something other than Kings Island amusement park was a Social Distortion concert at Bogart’s in 1996. The last time I went to a Reds game Dave Parker was still playing for them. In other words, I’ve grossly shortchanged one of Indianapolis’ nearest neighbors. Julie wanted to ride… Continue Reading

Hungary Wrap Up: 10 Days in Budapest

Hungary Wrap Up: 10 Days in Budapest

As we made our way south to Croatia and the Adriatic coast, we stopped in Budapest for ten days. Budapest was on our “must visit” list from the beginning of the trip. Though we had been a bit burnt out on cities having recently spent time in Vienna, Brno and Prague we really enjoyed our… Continue Reading

Slovakia Wrap Up: Hiking and Hot Springs in Ružomberok

Slovakia Wrap Up: Hiking and Hot Springs in Ružomberok

I’d been to Czech Republic twice now but had never visited her ex-spouse Slovakia. Julie hadn’t been there either. We were headed to Budapest. We could have just spent an afternoon in Slovakia’s capital Bratislava and checked it off our list but that seemed like the cheap way out. After consecutive weeks in Nürnberg, Prague,… Continue Reading

Austria Wrap Up: And by Austria I Mean Vienna

Austria Wrap Up: And by Austria I Mean Vienna

Our plan for Austria included some time in the Alps so we could do some alpine hiking during the quiet summer months. Time and money didn’t allow this so our visit to Austria was cut down to just Vienna. We knew it wasn’t going to be cheap but Vienna was between where we were and… Continue Reading

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