The Rick Steves tours seem to attract a congenial type of traveler. Everyone had a sense of adventure. We liked how they embraced the tenets of the "through the back door" philosophy in different ways.
One nice aspect was that the tours are non-smoking. This was not, however, a prudish group. Many of us enjoyed what became sort of a tradition on this trip: An evening "cocktail" hour, which mainly entailed sharing adult beverages and other treasures we had found in town or at the duty-free shop. It was fun to chat and get to know our fellow travelers.
This was as delightful a group of people as one could hope to travel with. We hope we see them again someday.
Left to Right: Carla, Becky, Bill, Sandy, Jerry, Frank, Anne, Janet, John, Phil, Carol, Rollie, Mary, Alan, Tony, Jerry, Joan, Brenda, Sue, Grant, Sue, Farrell, Charlene, Keith, and Dawn.
Leader of the Merry Band,
Carla and Becky, Oregon
Brenda, Grant, and Farrell, Washington
Janet and Jerry, Virginia
Phil and Carol, Oregon
Sue and Jerry, Washington/Oregon
Intrepid bus driver,
Sandy and Bill, Massachusetts
Good luck mascot,
Sue and Alan, Oregon
Anne and Frank, Florida
Rollie and Mary, Oregon
Dawn and Keith, Idaho