Photographs of our visits in Europe


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Fountain, Lucerne Switzerland


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Lucerne Switzerland


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Lucerne, Switzerland
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Lucerne, Switzerland



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Lake Lucerne


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Doentown Lucern


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Downtown Lucerne

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Downtown Lucerne


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City Square, Lucerne




We decided to tour the country side and visit the land of William Tell. We stpped for our lunch, that we had brought with us. It constited of potted meat spreaded on hard rolls. We could hear the tinkling of the cow bells in the pasture. The liftig of the fog over th Alps was a beautiful thing to watch.


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Countryside outside of Lucerne

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Fog rising above the Alps, Lucerne


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Ferry on Lake Lucerne


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Another View of the Lake


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Looking down at the lake


When we toured Southern Germany and Switzerland, one of our favorite places to stop overnight was Baden-Baden, Germany. Baden in German means baths. Whether it is true or not, but it is said that when the king was asked what to call the city, he stuttered


"Baden-Baden" and so the name. It is famous for its casino and this where the royalty of Europe come for their so called baths, but spend more time gambling than bathing. I waned to go inside and If I were thrown out, I could always brag that I was thrown out of the best casino in all of Europe.


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Our Hotel in Baden-Baden


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Here I am at Baden-Baden, Germany in1967


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..Front Entrance


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These pictures show the size of the casino

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The Right Side of The Casino



July fourth, 1967, Ellen wanted to buy a baptising dress for one of her nephews and the best place to but a great quality one was in Luxemburg, Luxemburg. Altlay was at the midway point from Koblenze and Luxemburg. The highway is called Hoen Strasse meaning High Road. It was built by Hitler as a means to invade Belgium. Luxemburg is where General Patton is buried and every Fourth of July. The people of the city celebrates what the U. S. means to them. It has the largest military cemetery in Europe.We decided to visit the cemetery and was surprised to find this ceremony.

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Memorial Stone for the Fallen Heroies


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Visitors Lisiting to the Opening Statements by Various Dignitaries, Including Our Ambassador.


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Our Ambassador on the Left with two of Luxemburg's Counterparts


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Steps Leading to General Patton's Site

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Reviewing the Honor Guards


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We took time to tour the city and were amazed at the beauty at its beauty



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Views of Luxembourg City, Luxembourg


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Main Street from Trier



City Square


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High Road from Trier Toward Luxenburg

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Roman Catholic Church

Service Clubs at the military bases are great places for service member and their families. At my base, one of the things that they had were tours. They had one-day to seven-day tours. They included bus fare, sight seeing and two meals a day and the cost was $50-75. In 1968, we went to Paris France via Luxemburg for five days. During our free time between scheduled sight-seeing tours, we were able to do a lot of sight-seeing on our own.
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Paris, France, 1968


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Park with Government Building in Background

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Posing at the Eiffel Tower


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Ellen at the tower


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Eiffel Tower

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Layafette Statue


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Triuphant Arch

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Napoleon's Tomb


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Napoleon's Casket

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Notre Dame Cathredal


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Inside the Cathredal

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The Rose Window



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Another Window


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The Hallway


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The Altar




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The Louvre
No Picture Taking Inside

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Lafayette's Tomb


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Parisian Policeman

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Turtle Square


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Also, in 1968, the Catholic church at our base sponsored a tour to Rome, Italy.
It included overnight train fair, five days in Rome, hotel with two meals a day, two sight-seeing

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Julius Ceasar


  tours per day for four days with one day free time. The cost was $75 per person. On our free day, Ellen and I went to the Island of Capri. Our cost was $20.

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Moses Statue in the Vatican Church


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Two Policemen


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The Catacombes

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The Tower Near the Pantheon





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The Archbassilica of St. John Latern


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The Pantheon


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Julius Ceaser Monument

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The Ampitheater


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The Roman Arch


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The Collisium

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The Trevi Fountain


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Ellen Waiting for the Capri Ferry in Naples


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Leaving Naples


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Approaching the Isle of Capri

Our tour was cut short for the sea was begining to be very turbulent. The ferry ride back was harrowing to say the least.



Our Taxi to the city of Capri



Our next tour was in Amesterdam with our dear friends Sergeant and Mrs. Ruff. It was for three days and a side trip to Edam, the makers of the famous Edam Cheeses.

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Charles and Mrs. Ruff and I in Amesterdam, Holland 1969


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On Board the sight seeing canal boat


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Along the Main Canal

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Anne Frank's House

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The narrow little building behind the front car is only twelve feet wide
and four floors high and is considered the smallest house in Holland.


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Passing by another canal boat


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Approaching the harbor

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Some parked barges

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Harbor Scenes


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On the Way Back


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Canal Tour Debarking


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The Same with Mrs. Ruff


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While waiting for the bus to take us to Edam, a parade just happened to be marching by'

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The little village of Edam where the villagers still wear the early traditional clothes and an international reputation for cheeses


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Three villager are waiting for our arrival

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They were very friendly and willing to pose.


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Entering the cheese factory

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Two Villagers who were very wiling to pose.


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Ellen and I with two new friends



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A demonstration of cheese making


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Three happy tourist who enjoyed this trip to this tiny world renown village


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