Tuesday, January 6, 2009

2005 Retirement Year - West Coast Car Trip, Southern Germany and Caribbean Cruise.

2005 August - Four week trip by car to the West Coast. We helped move Erik from the Chicago area to Seattle where he started his first job. We drove with a few stops to Seattle but spent time in Seattle and visited relatives in the Portland OR area then down the coastline of Oregon and back up towards Vancouver Island BC where we also visited a relative. On the way back we made stops and stayed in Yellowstone, Bad Lands and Mount Rushmore.Link to some pictures from the West Coast Trip.

Yellowstone Park USA

2005 May - Southern Germany. Meinhard retired in April. We flew to Munich and then traveled for 4 week with a rental car around the Southern part of Germany - Stuttgart, Black Forest, Freiburg, Bodensee, Salzburg and back to Munich. This was our first long trip after retiring.
2005 January - A Caribbean Cruise with Finnish Friends.