Today--Friday--is departure day. Alhough initially I was not pleased with the Rochester-Chicago-Brussels-Budapest itinerary, in light of hurricane Irene coming up the east coast this weekend, I think the cosmic muses must have been watching over me. The Rochester-Chicago plane at 3 pm is still scheduled to depart, and I presume the 5:30 pm plane to Brussels will be using the great circle routes over Greenland, etc. Of course, this is easy for me to say sitting at my desk before I pack my laptop in my carry-on. Anyway...the destination sometime Saturday afternoon is the lovely city of Veszpre'm (accent mark over the "e")--an ancient university town built on several hills, population today about 63,000Veszprem .
Here's a brief look at my destination and the statues of King Stephen, founder of Hungary, and his wife Queen Gisela. --Monica Weis SSJ