We're back. Day five was spent docked in Linz, Austria with a day trip to Salzburg. It was a beautifull day! About 8 PM the Princess became violently ill with a gastrointestinal upset causing violent purging. I cared for her, cleaned up after her, and yes, gloated that I was not getting ill. At 12:15 AM it was my turn. I have never been so ill in my entire life!!!! Trust me when I say that I could have had both an upper GI series and a colonoscopy with no obstruction after the purging. Day 6 was spent cruising the Wachau Valley and we slept. As quickly as it came it was gone, and within 36 hours we were back to normal. Approximately 45 % of the ship became ill over a 5 or 6 day period. This is the only time I have ever returned from a vacation weighing less than when I left. Other than this, it was a great trip. Fellow pasengers were courteous, non abrasive, interesting folks. Europeans in general and the Austrians in particular were pleasant and upbeat. Cities, unlike those in America, were spotless, and the food was outstanding. All in all a great trip that did not warrant all of my "pre trip" agonizing. And no, Gritsar, the Gypsies did not turn me into the blood sucking vampire that you threatened me with.