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Shirley Thornton
  • 81, Female
  • Paradise, California
  • United States
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  • Catherine Titus
  • Lance & Chris
  • Linda and John Clausen
  • Barbara Roy
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  • Kemp
  • Doris M
  • Paul
  • Judy and John Zankowski
  • Johana Thornton
  • Joan and Bruce
  • Ryder Doty
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What is your favorite place in Europe so far?
Switzerland
Where would you most like to go next?
Tuscany - when they build a rail system like Switzerland. And I love the grapes (crushed, bottled and aged!!!)
Do you have any special interests or hobbies that you follow when you travel?
Hike, walks, rock climbing and getting lost.
Which Untours have you already done?
Switzerland - Heartland and Oberland; Kuchl, Austria, Germany on the Rhine (Bacharach), Hapsburg tour
What advice would you give others considering an Untour?
Do it now!! I did my first Untour in Sarnen, Switzerland in 1985. Dress in layers and enjoy your railpasses instead of a car wherever possible!
What is your favorite Untour? (so far)
Switzerland

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What Untours means to me

This is a first attempt for me at writing for all to see. Pretty scary and I'm sure it will sound like a 4th grade composition! Have to write though as I'm tired of seeing on the screen "you haven't written your blog yet"

Of course it's all about travel which has been a passion for me since I was little girl and was allowed to take the train alone several times from Bridgeport, CT to Stamford, CT. And I was only 8 years old! Years later there would be the Greyhound bus trip from MA to…

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Posted on August 6, 2007 at 2:32pm — 7 Comments

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At 9:58pm on July 15, 2007, Powen Shiah said…
Hi Shirley! Welcome to the Untours Cafe. One of my favorite activities when traveling is also getting lost. Sometimes it's because I have a poor sense of direction (thank goodness I live in Philadelphia where the streets are laid out in a grid), but other times getting lost just means not having planned out somewhere specific as a destination. Some of the most interesting experiences are while wandering around.
At 12:28pm on July 16, 2007, Pete and Maggie Haggart said…
Good to see you at the Cafe. Switzerland is our favorite spot in Europe and we hope to come back again and again (only three times so far) - especially after we our "fill" of the "thrill" of driving in Europe!
At 1:10pm on July 16, 2007, Jean and Fred Agneta said…
Hi Shirley, great picture of you!!! Can't wait to see you again in 2008--- Keep travelling!!!
At 1:22pm on July 16, 2007, Jean and Fred Agneta said…
Hi Shirley, Marilee can send you the pages you need to figure out what to do on Untourscafe. I printed out each page, and followed the directions. Plus
another person, Ann came to my rescue about writing a trip log and inserting pictures here and there in the trip log. Have fun, its a great site!
Jean and fred
At 9:05pm on July 16, 2007, Bill Kover said…
Welcome aboard Shirley! Happy Traveling!
At 12:51pm on July 17, 2007, Vance Roy said…
Well Shirley, I knew the neighborhood would go to pot sooner or later. I've sent you a pic of me at the 50th reunion by email.
At 6:07pm on July 17, 2007, Ryder Doty said…
Hi Grandma!!! Enjoying some aged and bottled grapes?
At 6:15pm on July 19, 2007, Joan and Bruce said…
Hey Shirley, good to see you! I need friends! Trying to figure out how to add that "friend tag". It was a treat being in Sachseln with you this visit. Hope it happens again.
At 5:23am on July 22, 2007, Eleanor - 'El' said…
Getting lost was a favorite pastime my mother and I had. We would stumble across a beautiful scene or an interesting place while "lost." It was easy to become "found." All I did was head in the general direction from whence we came. A familiar road or place would appear eventually. Those "losts" became some of our fond memories.
At 1:45pm on July 28, 2007, Joan and Bruce said…
I can smell the garlic from here! Did you have a good time at the Garlic Festival? Love Ryder's photos. Good photographer. Bet you have an itch about now to return to CH!

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