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Versailles day trip from Paris
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Marlene Hench Oct 18, 2007.

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"Swiss myths. These are funny. http://j.mp/1l0sQKD"
Mar 25
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Toe socks, cute dogs and dinner in the Swiss Heartland

Saturday, April 24, 2004.  It was overcast with a temperature of 48 degrees Fahrenheit.  The predicted high for the day was 60 degrees Fahrenheit with sun and clouds.  On the way to the train station, we saw Albert picking up his mail, and Berit cutting tulips and forsythia.  Her uncle and cousin from Norway were flying in.  They would be here at least a week.  The Norway flag was up.  We spent the day at Thun.  It was market day.During one of our many train trips, I had noticed a young girl…See More
Feb 18
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50 years ago on a Friday

50 years ago on a Friday, it happened. A few years later I was stationed at Dyess Air Force Base, Abilene, Texas.  It was November, 1967.  I had just received my discharge from the United States Air Force.  My plan was to take a bus to Dallas and see where history was made.  My camera that day was a simple Kodak Instamatic 124.  Included in the video are photos of Dealey Plaza that I took on November 8, 1967.  In 1995, Eleanor and I went on a road trip across country to Yellowstone and the…See More
Nov 19, 2013
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Our reunion with Houcine. 2010 Paris Untour

Our reunion with Houcine.  2010 Paris UntourOne of the perks of traveling that we enjoy very much is making new friends. This took place during our 2010 Paris Untour. "Our reunion with Houcine at Le Palais du Fruit, rue Montorgueil, Paris, France. 24 Avril 2010. Our gifts to him were photos we took during our last visit in 2008. Houcine would always give us a strawberry when we stopped by to shop. Of course, we would then ask for two containers of strawberries because they were so good. The…See More
Oct 29, 2013
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Incident at Luzern

Incident at LuzernMarch, 2002März, 2002The pedestrian bridge over the Reuss River in Luzern.  This is a favorite spot for the swans to gather for handouts from the tourists.  Back in 2002 Eleanor was standing at the entrance to this bridge, when some Italian tourists exited a parked car and started…See More
Oct 16, 2013
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Planplatten Alpine Tower April 12, 2004

Swiss Heartland UntourPlanplatten Alpine Tower  April 12, 2004Monday, April 12, 2004.  After walking the Valley of the Waterfalls on Easter Sunday, we decided that this was to be an easy and relaxing day for us.  Our window thermometer showed 42 degrees Fahrenheit.  Outside it was overcast.  For breakfast we…See More
Oct 11, 2013
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Swiss Heartland - A lunch to remember

A lunch to rememberMonday, March 18, 2002Montag, 18 März 2002It was our very first Untour to the Swiss Heartland.  Our chalet was located in Sachseln.  We chose to take the train to Grindelwald that day. The scenery around this city is most impressive.  But the fondest memory we have of…See More
Oct 3, 2013

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What is your favorite place in Europe so far?
Paris, France and Swiss Heartland
Where would you most like to go next?
Tuscany
Tell us about one of your favorite places to stay on an Untour. Do you have a favorite host? Apartment? Village?
Chalet Berit in Sachseln, Switzerland. Berit and Albert Greutert are more than Untour hosts. They are probably the nicest people we have ever met.
Do you have any special interests or hobbies that you follow when you travel?
Photography
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I told a lady in Meiringen "Ich spreche nur ein bischen Deutsch" (I only speak a little German), which of course resulted in a 10 minute conversation about the weather and Locarno (I think!).
Which Untours have you already done?
Swiss Heartland 2002, 2004
Paris 2008, 2010
What advice would you give others considering an Untour?
Try it! You'll like it!
What is your favorite Untour? (so far)
Swiss Heartland

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Toe socks, cute dogs and dinner in the Swiss Heartland

Saturday, April 24, 2004.  It was overcast with a temperature of 48 degrees Fahrenheit.  The predicted high for the day was 60 degrees Fahrenheit with sun and clouds.  On the way to the train station, we saw Albert picking up his mail, and Berit cutting tulips and forsythia.  Her uncle and cousin from Norway were flying in.  They would be here at least a week.  The Norway flag was up.  We spent the day at Thun.  It was market day.

During one of our many train trips, I had…

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Posted on February 17, 2014 at 8:30pm

Speaking Deutsch in Switzerland

Eleanor and I have been trying to practice German words and phrases for our trip to Switzerland.  This morning I said "Here's a phrase you should remember "Sehr erfreut" which means "Pleased to meet you."  Eleanor said "I'm not going to remember that."   I said "I'll probably say it first.  So you just repeat what I say."  Eleanor: "I'm not going to remember the pronunciation."  Bill says to Eleanor: "Okay, just say DITTO!"  Eleanor says to Bill "What's the German word for "Ditto."  I don't…

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Posted on January 27, 2014 at 10:08am

It All Started With Escargot

An Untours Moment.  2010 Paris Untour.  It all started with escargot.  Admiring the food of our table mates led to a friendly international conversation.  Bistrot de la Place, Place du Marche Ste Catherine, Paris, France.  May 1, 2010.

Posted on January 25, 2014 at 5:07pm

My oh my! Which one do I buy?

My oh my!  Which one do I buy?  Michele at Buehler's store in Interlaken, Switzerland.  2004 Swiss Heartland Untour.  There was so much in that store besides Swiss Army knives that we ke pt coming back to browse. …

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Posted on January 9, 2014 at 10:33am

50 years ago on a Friday

50 years ago on a Friday, it happened. 

A few years later I was stationed at Dyess Air Force Base, Abilene, Texas.  It was November, 1967.  I had just received my discharge from the United States Air Force.  My plan was to take a bus to Dallas and see where history was made.  My camera that day was a simple Kodak Instamatic 124.  Included in the video are photos of Dealey Plaza that I took on November 8,…

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Posted on November 18, 2013 at 6:00pm

Comment Wall (61 comments)

At 7:18pm on June 20, 2007, Marilee Taussig said…
Hey! Yay!!! I should have known....one of the first to hop on board is Bill (and Eleanor? or should she have her own page?)
At 1:09pm on June 22, 2007, Vance Roy said…
Hi Bill and Eleanor,

Isn't this great?
At 3:56pm on June 22, 2007, Vance Roy said…
One of the best Idyll ideas in a long time.
At 8:05pm on June 22, 2007, Robert W. Miller said…
I'd be delighted to be your firend, but when I try to click on the incoming message, nothing happens. I'm puzzled and frustrated.

Bob
At 5:00pm on June 23, 2007, Pete and Maggie Haggart said…
Just visited your page Bill and really like your photographs of people and places.

Pete
At 10:30am on June 25, 2007, JimS said…
Bill,
The camera is a Canon XTi with a 100-400mm zoom lens. That's my "bird" lens.
At 3:45pm on July 18, 2007, Cathrin Baumbach said…
Bill, with all this family history you should probably put a Prague/Budapest/Vienna Untour on your list. You now know who to talk to.
It was a great pleasure to meet you in person!
At 2:28pm on July 20, 2007, Joan and Bruce said…
Hi Bill: Go to Edit Your Page Theme. You can experiment with the themes, and choose your own colors.
At 7:23pm on July 21, 2007, Mary Lou Grier said…
That's my Grandson, Bill. He graduates from boot
camp next Friday, July 27th, his 18th birthday is
July 28th, and on July 30th he will begin tech school
at both Lackland and Camp Bullis, for several
months. The Guard wants him to get a college
degree, so he will probably start in the Jan. 2008
semester. What is truly interesting about my
grandson, Jon, is that my son and his wife just
adopted him 1 1/2 years ago when he was 16! He
had been in foster homes since the age of 5, so this
is truly a mission of love for them. He is very smart, a real computer whiz.

My son, Jim, flies a challenger jet for FlexJet, a
time-share company, so he is gone a lot and my
daughter-in-law has almost the full load and
stress of suddenly raising a 16-year-old!
At 11:08am on July 22, 2007, Pauline said…
Bill,
The umbrella is a gift from the Times to new subscribers. It was a timely regifting from a friend who subscribed.

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