Update End of August 2012
Kati joined me in South Caroline and to start our drive up to Pennsylvania. We first went to Ashville, NC and then hit parts of the Blue Ridge Parkway. We stopped in Virginia to see my childhood friend, Phil and then at the last minute went and stayed in Washington, DC. And then on to Clearfield where Kati met my parents for the first time. We walked to the bakery, bought antiques, visited Parker Dam and saw some of the leaves start to change. We went to State College and had a great time with cousins Skip and Janet and then we headed back south. It was a fun time and we were able to explore areas and see things like the Natural Bridge and the Blue Ridge Parkway that we had not done before.
Update End of July 2012
Kati surprised me for my birthday and her and I, Andrea and her boyfriend Chris, and Michael and Chris's son Stephan went to Ocala State Park to go camping. We camped, cooked out, and went Canoeing. Not knowing how difficult the canoe trip was going to be, we were totally unprepared for the 7 hour journey down a river that included alligators and tough waters. It was rated as one of the top 5 most difficult canoe trips in the country and we tipped over many many times, within feet of alligators. We all vowed to never do that again, but it was a very wild experience that tested us all. Then we left the forest and went zip lining. This was great and we zip lined over the highest and the longest zip lines in Florida. We all loved it and had a great time.
Sunday evening we got home from an amazing trip to London, Rome, Florence and throughout Tuscany and Venice. We are working to put up all the pictures up. You can go to our 2012 tap and there will be a link to our site showing some amazing pictures. Since it was Kati's birthday, and really her first time to London and throughout Italy, it was really special. We don't have anything planned upcoming, until July when we plan on riding our motorcycles from Florida to PA = Close to 3000 miles round trip.
Kati and I spent last weekend in Estes Park, CO and visited Rocky Mountain National Park. We were able to see Elk and stayed in a cabin with a river near by. It was great. Also, the super moon was out and it was great to see it at 12,000 feet elevation. Then we went to Silverthorne, CO and we saw big horn sheep, Bison and on the way to Aunt Millies house near Denver we visited Dinosaur Ridge and saw dinosaur tracks and bones. Click here to visit to see our latest photos. And next stop, England and Italy.
We just got back from our Christmas trip to Germany. We visited Kati's parents, explored Frieburg and Bavaria and had a great time. It was a great way to end 2011 and start 2012. Click here to visit our site and see our pics.
Michael and Kati started this online travel journal mostly for our friends and family. Also, we hope this is an inspiration for those that love to travel and want to explore the world. If you ever see us, just say hi, as we love to meet new people, explore new places and learn about new cultures.