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18th June 2011

Sean, i see your "austrian look" and can't help but compare it to your recent "florida keys look". a nice complement!
17th June 2011

I would give anything to see the glass blowing demonstration! We started our cross country trip today. Looks like you're having a great time.
16th June 2011

We went to Auschwitz. We didn't stay very long because Gary was so uncomfortable. He lost distant relatives in concentration camps. They should never be removed. I am glad you took your students there, Erin. It is the only way future g
enerations will feel the truth first hand. Remember our German exchange student, Johannes? He told me he didn't believe the Holocaust actually had occurred. Keep up the great trip comments and pics! We love it!
15th June 2011

Wow, you saw a lot of Dachau! I was there back in the summer of '02 but don't recall having such an intimate experience there. Very cool, my friend.
15th June 2011

Hi Erin, Sean, Tony, JB, Carolyn, Kayla & Hannah - I'm moved by your descirptions. Thanks for taking the time to write - I feel like I'm part of the experience :)
14th June 2011

Sounds...long. Well im glad you all are there and safe. :). I canmot wait until I can hear all about it , but until then enjoy every moment!! I love you JB and Daddy anf I cant wait to see you!
14th June 2011

PS Mr. Gatfield thank you for not being lazy like your tour guide! :)
13th June 2011

Wow, what a rollercoaster spectrum of emotions on day one of your trip! And Sean, I love your writing style! Can't wait for more updates from you two!
13th June 2011

Urine in a subway smells the same in any language doesn't it? Photos are wonderful of course, and ahhh the memories of Multnomah Falls! Love you!
13th June 2011

OMG. What a wonderful description of your day in Munich. Rain is not always a bad thing, and it shows in your stunning pics. Thanks again for taking the time to share.
13th June 2011

Thanks for your great descriptions! I was squirming in the airline seat with Sean, and tasting the great food and seeing the sights with Erin! Love the pics!
From Blog: Day 1 on Tour
13th June 2011

Rothenburg, seriously?! I was there back in July 2002 - crazy! I'm so glad the trip is starting out so well! Tonight my cousin and I returned from our 140-mile bike trip. I have never been this sore - or proud, haha. Pics are on FB. Anyway,
enjoy the week, my friend!
From Blog: Day 1 on Tour
12th June 2011

Sounds like a real adventure getting to Frankfurt. The storms here in Chicago the morning you came through were really something. I don't think we actually saw any sunlight until about 11a.m. We get some impressive storms here, and this wa
s right up there with the best of them. I think the temperature dropped almost 40 degrees from the day before.My own story getting to Frankfurt was about 3 weeks ago when I was traveling from San Francisco, through Frankfurt to Manchester City in the UK. We were delayed 5 hours leaving SF and then 3-4 hours into the flight, the man 2 seats over from me in first class began to have breathing problems. Both a doctor and nurse were on board, but despite their and the crew's best and extraordinary efforts, the situation worsened over about an hour, ultimately resulting in the man's death - very sad... We were diverting to land at Halifax, Canada to get him to a hospital, but aborted that after he died. About 15 minutes after this man died, another man collapsed in the business class lavatory and they had to tear the door off and pull him out and attend to him. We again began to circle before going out over the ocean, not knowing how the 2nd man would progress. Turned out he was stabilized pretty quickly and we went on to Frankfurt. We arrived to have the Frankfurt police, airport officials, customs, the US embassy and airline representatives greet the plane and the man's wife. United Airlines gets big points with me for how they handled everything. That said, we were now 7 hours late getting into Frankfurt and missed our connection to Manchester, my rebooked tickets were to the wrong city and had to be reworked. At this point we were now 25 hours from leaving the hotel the previous morning in San Francisco with several hours to go. In the end, we got to Manchester at 1:00 a.m. - 37 hours door to door and then 6 hours after that greeted clients to host them for a day at the Manchester United premier league championship game. Flew to London that night for meetings the rest of the week until the ash cloud from Iceland threatened so we headed back to the US a day early. t was a long trip.....Enjoy Europe in spite of the travel ordeal - there's always Tylenol PM to get you to sleep and give you a bit of new energy for the day ahead... its well worth it! Have fun! Love, Aunt Kristi
12th June 2011

(Sean here) Wow, our story pales in comparison to yours! That is truly a crazy travel story. We are having a great time overall, and appreciate you following along. We will keep as up to date as we can when bouncing from place to place.
12th June 2011

Wow! What an experience. I share your struggle with trying to get comfortable on the plane. An admirable, but likely unachievable goal. Nevertheless, I'm pleased to hear you arrived safely. Hopefully there can be a nap soon to catch up. Lo
ve, dad
12th June 2011

I bet you were thinking how much you would have enjoyed those two extra hours sleeping in your own bed instead of sitting in the Boise airport! Hopefully the excitement of new places will carry you through until you can catch up on some re
st.
12th June 2011

Now that reads like a great day touring, in spite of the lack of sleep! I almost feel like I'm there with you. Great pics too!!Thanks for the time to update the blog. As always it's amazing.
From Blog: Day 1 on Tour
11th June 2011

Guten Tag! Looking forward to the pics from Germany...haven't been there...but hear that it is beautiful. Don't miss picking up an authentic nutcracker or two!
10th June 2011

hey erin and seancongrats on the first link of your excursion! what fun. i'll look forward to following along with your updates and wonderful photos that you do so well!
10th June 2011

Kaia & Jack up at 0530 each a.m VERY eager to play. I am not as eager, but we go out and do a Dog Jog so they have lots of time to p, p, p, & p. (Pee, Poo, Play and Play) They are doing great, hope you are too! Love you so much.
8th June 2011

Hope you have the trip of a lifetime, sunny & happy every day. God bless
7th June 2011

Ooo, travel tags, haha! I'm so excited to read about your exploits abroad!
22nd July 2010

Yes, how did Kaia climb up this rock wall???
20th July 2010

I think this is one of my favorite pictures so far!! Thanks for sharing you trip with us. I forwarded your blog site to my parents and they have been following along as well. My dad is ready to go. He just needs a copy of your itinerary!

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