Category Europe 1992

Europe 1992 – Jessica’s Hungarian Birthday, Part Four

We would spend five full days at Francois and Heike’s, marveling at how all of our lives had changed in the eight years since our last visit in 1984.  In that time, we’d all had children, purchased homes, and pretty much settled into the careers that would sustain us through adulthood. This connection to Francois […]

Europe 1992 – Jessica’s Hungarian Birthday, Part Three

We left on October 18th heading to Prague, figuring it would take us a couple of days of driving as we were going to take smaller roads and make a stop at Aggtelek National Park, which is a couple of hours northeast of Eger.   Aggtelek is the first Hungarian national park to be dedicated to […]

Europe 1992 – Jessica’s Hungarian Birthday, Part Two

Leaving Vienna behind, we embarked for Budapest on a gloomy overcast day.  I was under the weather and so Joanna did the lion’s share of the driving that day.  It’s important to remember that for the next week or more, we’d be traveling through areas formerly under communist control, and that tourist related services we […]

Europe 1992 – Jessica’s Hungarian Birthday, Part One

Eight years would pass before we would visit Europe again.  In those intervening years: I returned to working at ASUCLA, We purchased the Wade Street house from my parents, Jessica was born in 1988, One day while I was making copies at ASUCLA Margaret Snow tapped me on the shoulder and advised me to keep […]