Biking Linz, Austria to Grein, Austria -- 2013-09-03

Mauthausen concentration camp is very sober, depressing to visit. Yet, we cannot forget what humans did to each other. The concentration camps did not start as death camps! They started as merely holding centers for political prisoners... for years... with no charges, no jury. Eventually torture was used to extract information. Deaths were covered up as "shot while attempting escape".

Many people think this can't happen again today, especially in America. Yet, what is Guantanamo Bay prison? Political prisoners held for over a decade, no charges, torture, no due process. NSA spying on the world. What is America becoming?

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  Mauthausen Concentration Camp

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  gas chamber cremation to hide the bodies

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  Sue with colorful bike shorts. Typical outdoor cafe.

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  Gabriel is a TON of fun! Bob!

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  Another dam and locks...

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  Gabriel (riding sweep) checking in with our location. Shadows -- which means !Sunshine! We're finally in Austria per Norbert with blue skies, blue Danube, gorgeousness :-) Gabriel, Bob, Keith at the top of the hill at Klams.

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  Gorgeous views. All downhill from here to the hotel!

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  Keith going into Schorgi for pastry. It was very yummy! Gerrie and Annie, Debra at the next table. Great thing about biking 4-5 hours per day, you can eat ANYTHING and not gain weight :-)

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  Gorgeous view from the bakery. We're in Grien here. Hotel is 20 feet away, awesome location. Fun!

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