Daily Archives: March 29, 2019

Four Weeks And Counting . . .

As I’m posting this blog, four weeks from today we will be about 6 hours into our flight from Houston to Frankfurt, Germany, on our way to Budapest, Hungry, and the beginning of our European vacation.

That flight is about 9 hours 45 minutes, and then after a 3 hour 35 minute layover, we’ve got a 90 minute flight on to Budapest, arriving on April 27th at about 1:45 in the afternoon. So a total journey of almost 15 hours.

Then, counting our two pre-cruise days, we’ll spend four days in the Budapest area before heading on to Vienna.

We can’t wait.

Glad We Didn’t Go

Over the years Jan and I talked about visiting the Grand Canyon Skywalk on the Hualapai Indian Reservation, located between Las Vegas and Kingman, AZ.

Grand Canyon Skywalk

But we didn’t, for two reasons. There was no way Jan was getting out on a piece of glass dangling over a 1000 foot drop. Even if’s supposed to safely hold over 800 people, and they only allow 120 on it a time.

And at the time, the way the tickets worked, she had to buy a full ticket, even if she didn’t go out on it. Though I think that’s changed now.

For my part, I would have no problem going out on it, but there’s apparently one more catch. You’re not allow to take a camera, phone, or anything else out with you. So no pictures of your own. Just high price ‘professional’ photos of your visit.

But maybe Jan had the right idea, since yesterday, Thursday, a tourist from Hong Kong was taking  photos along the unfenced edge of the canyon, stumbled, and fell 1000 ft to the bottom of the canyon.

Grand Canyon Skywalk 2


Tomorrow we’ll do some prep work for our Sunday rig test drive. Things like checking that the slide will come in without problems, and that the refrigerator will switch over to propane. Luckily the last couple of days the rain chances have dropped from 60% to 20%.

So hopefully it will stay somewhat dry.

Thought for the Day: 

If necessity is the mother of invention, why are so many unnecessary things invented?