Subject: New member from somewhere in the USA
Forwarded by Moderator - Welcome John and Linda, but please tell us where you're from

My wife and I enjoy traveling and have been doing as much as we can for the past twelve years. We traveled to Colorado and China this year. We spent a month in China, starting in late September, and visited Shanghai, Suzhou, Xian, and Beijing on independent tours with another couple. We also spent ten days cruising the Yangtze River starting in Nanjing and ending in Chongqing. We were very impressed by the magnitude of the Three Gorges dam project and the impact it will have on the people and the environment. We enjoyed China very much and plan to return in the future to see other areas. Our trip to Colorado was at the end of May. We wanted to see the Rocky Mountains and spent most of the trip traveling from Denver, to Leadville, to Aspen, Gunnison, and Grand Junction, and then returning to Denver for our flight home. It was beautiful weather every day and we enjoyed hiking around the Maroon Bells the most. In the past we have traveled to Europe on six different occasion and find that we like northern Italy the most. We typically take the train and don't rent cars. This is probably why we enjoyed Venice enough to make it a destination on two of our trips. John and Linda Niemi