April through June, 2018

Our time in Pacific Beach and three weeks of travels to Europe allowed us to miss some of the snow back home. Goals of our Europe trip included seeing the North Face of the Eiger, taking the train to the Jungfraujoch, and visiting some of the places Gary's mother and step-father had been stationed in Germany. Ironically, that meant much of the early portion of the trip was spent in snowy places like the Zugspitze (pictured here) and Swiss Alps (pictured below).

Our travels included Switzerland, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary. The last portion of the trip was a cruise down the Danube with Pauline's sister Jan and bother-in-law Mike. A few favorite parts of the trip were the orchestra in Vienna, touring Bratislava, an organ concert in Budapest, and the architecture in Budapest.