Success! We made it, and now all we have to do is the paperwork. (Sending off the Antopol story, making an insurance claim for the break-in in Gotenburg, and updating this darn website.) We drove over 17,000 miles (28,000 kilometers), and shot over 35,000 photos. (Yes, more than thirty-five thousand.)

As you can imagine, it is a lot to process, and we are nowhere near done. But, in the meantime, take the 50¢ Tour. (Caution - it has lots of photos and may take some time to load, but there is a surprise at the end.)


 

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Europe. Everyone's done it - including us. We decided to do it a little differently. Rack up some new countries. The fringes. Eat. The things we've not seen before. Eat. Visit friends. Eat. Dig into roots. Eat. Paprika Festival - where we eat. Oktoberfest - where we...uh...drink. (OK, so we've been to Oktoberfest before. So what?) Through the wondrous generosity of Roswitha's family, we will be borrowing cars to drive around.

We don't have a real itinerary, but the trip breaks down (don't use that phrase!) into 5 phases. They are approximately:

Phase 1:

May 1 - 29
Graz, Sicily, Malta, Sardenia

Roswitha & Rosi

RÔD TRÍPPE! Phase 1
Phase 2:

May 29 - June 15
Prague, Berlin, Poland, Slovakia,
Scott's Roots (Belarus)
,
Roswitha's High-School Reunion

Roswitha & Scott

RÔD TRÍPPE! Phase 2
Phase 3:

June 16 - July 30
Spain, Andorra, Portugal, Canary Islands,
Menorca, Mallorca, Gilbralter, Lourdes, Lascaux,
Bordeaux, Cognac
Azores, Morocco

Yolanda (partially), Roswitha & Scott

RÔD TRÍPPE! Phase 3
Phase 4:

July 30 - September 15
Louvre, Belgium, Ireland, England, Wales, Scotland,
Norway, Sweden, Finland, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tallin

Roswitha & Scott

RÔD TRÍPPE! Phase 4
Phase 5:

September 15 - October 1
Paprika Festival (Hungary), Serbia, Romania, Oktoberfest
Roswitha's High-School Reunion, Roswitha's roots

Roswitha & Scott

RÔD TRÍPPE! Phase 5

We hope to be providing frequent updates to these pages as we go, so you can live vicariously. Of course, if you want to do it non-vicariously, and want to meet up with us (like Yolanda, a phase 3-ite), let us know by email. (It's over there on the left of the home page.) Also, if you live in Europe, and want to meet up with us (or give us a place to stay...hint, hint, hint), that would be great. Also, if you have suggestions on places to go, or to miss, we welcome those as well.

These dates are really approximate, and can shift at a moment's notice, with the weather, or after days of argument.

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