Thursday, June 30, 2016

Leaving Budapest

 We had a wonderful time in Budapest!  The cruise on the Danube last night was so beautiful with all the buildings and bridges lighted. Today we are headed for the Plitvice National Park in Croatia for one night.  It appears on the agenda as a long bus ride, but Rick Steves Tours always breaks that up with interesting stops. We have been told that bus drivers in Europe are required by law to take a break every 2 hours so we know each leg of the trip will be no longer than that.

It was so good to spend time with Laslo Bozsoky yesterday and hear about his ministry in this part of the world. He told us some fascinating stories of answered prayer.  We went with him to see the second largest synagogue in the world--only the one in New York is larger.  It was very beautiful!  The Tree of Life sculpture that commemorated those lost in the Holocaust and the surrounding memorial to them and the 'righteous gentiles' who helped save many Jews, was touching. We then had one of the best dinners of our trip in a restaurant in the Jewish Quarter.

It has been a great trip so far and we are doubly blessed because our friend, Michel, from Omaha and our grandson, Parker, are also traveling with us so we love being able to share it with them.