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,

Dave Fox

 

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,

Mathieu

 

Bob, Oregon

 

Sandy and Bill, Massachusetts

 

Tony, Oregon

 

John,  California

 

Charlene, Oregon

 

Good luck mascot,

Sven

 

Sue and Alan, Oregon

 

Anne and Frank, Florida

 

Rollie and Mary, Oregon

 

Joan, Oregon

 

Dawn and Keith, Idaho

 

 

2007