Subject: Introduction
Greetings From Los Olivos,CA

This is Ole and I'm returning to the list after an absence from the group for awhile. In the way of re-introduction, my wife, Maria, and I enjoy travel around the states, around western Canada, and Europe. Have made three trips to Europe, '94, (six weeks), '98, (five weeks), and '03, (eleven plus weeks.) Three weeks of last year's trip was an organized Rick Steves Europe Through The Backdoor tour of Italy. The rest of the time, we used a rail pass to explore France, Spain and Portugal. In '98 we back packed, the other two times we used carry-ons with small day packs. We enjoy for the most part the independent style of travel, making all of our own arrangements, some in advance and some on the fly. We're a 60+ couple looking to make one more multi-month trip to Europe before tackling the Pacific Rim countries. Have used both film cameras and digital for recording the trips, plus a couple of other high tech items, no computer though. Have a website recounting in words and pictures our time in Italy last year if you care to take a gander.

Ole Gunderson Los Olivos, CA