12 & 13 July ’04, Monday & Tuesday. Our thoughts were to go into Budapest for the morning but instead….we stayed in bed. Well, what would you do ??? So staying in bed a little longer just fit our agenda for the morning. Now, that it was getting so late and our “Budapest Pass” was about ready to expire we decided to hit the road and travel up the Danube a little ways. We made it a whopping 15km out of town and we are now camped in Szentendre on the Danube “Bend”.
This just happens to be one of Hungary’s most historic stretches. For centuries, Hungarian kings ruled not from Buda or Pest, but from the Danube Bend. As close as we are to Budapest, Szentendre is a colorful, storybook and cute Baroque village and it just happens to be packed with tourists. From what we read, Szentendre is the most “touristy” town in Hungary….well here we are, right in the middle of them all. Today, we walked into town and there was a number of tour buses and tour guides doing what they do with all their tourists.
As it was, we just listened into a couple of explanations of this and that, but other than that the day wasn’t too crowded and we had a good time just exploring on our own. After a leisurely lunch, we watched a power boat go in circles with a tuber behind giving the tuber a wild ride. Back to camp and right into the laundry.
We didn’t have a dryer here but the sun was out and the wind was more than mild so everything worked out just find. I barbecued chicken legs and thighs and Louise made up some pasta for dinner…..THIS IS LIVIN !!!! Tomorrow….up the road.