Beginning on September 6th and ending on December 21st we're off to visit our 6th continent - South America. It's amazing to think that this is our 5th straight year of overseas trips and we will have visited over 60 countries. Join us as we experience Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and Mexico.
LINKS TO PREVIOUS TRIPS
To read about other countries we've visited, just click on the following links:
Latvia, Lithhuania, Ukraine, Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, Greece, Egypt, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Ethiopia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, South Africa, U.A.E. and Denmark.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Natalie's Graduation and Visit to Ottawa
DR. NATALIE BERGER, PH.D.
After two long driving days from Denver, we met Natalie and her fiance, Adam, the next morning in Paw Paw, Michigan where his folks live and where the wedding will take place in early September. We followed them to Michigan State university in East Lansing and attended a wonderful luncheon for the students getting advanced degrees in the psychology department. Then we moved on to the Michigan State basketball stadium for commencement and finished up the day with a lovely dinner with Adam's parents and Natalie's advisor.
Natalie with other PH.D. psychology candidates
Natalie and her fellow psychology PH.D. recipient, Britny
Natalie and Britny with their advisors
Adam and Annie
At the stadium just prior to commencement.
The PH.D. candidates sat in the center surrounded by the masters' degree candidates.
Couldn't resist this photo. It's how we first spotted Natalie.
Love her orange shoes!!
What a gorgeous couple.
ON TO OTTAWA
Right after dinner we drove for a few hours and then spent the night just across the Canadian border. It was the easiest border crossing ever. We were the only car and he asked "Where are you from"? "Where are you going"? and "How long are you staying"? followed by "Thank you" and handed us back our passports. I hope going back into the States is as easy and quick!
The next morning we headed out early for another long drive to Ottawa to visit Annie's brothers and childhood friends.
THE MacDONALDS at Paul and Gloria's house.
Andrew, John, Paul, Annie and Keith
Paul, Annie and Keith
Keith, Annie and John looking at the MacDonald photo albums John created.
Back Row: Andrew, Paul, Keith, Paul's wife Gloria
Front Row: Steven, Annie, John's partner Mary, John
Dinner with lifelong friends at Lina and Dan Hunt's lovely home.
Christine, Mary Pat, Lina and Annie (Can you believe Mary Pat, Lina and Annie have been together since kindergarten!)
The four spouses:
Michael, Mike (not here because he was birthing lambs - seriously!), Steven and Dan
Why is the short guy always in the middle?
Next up: Albany, New York (the state capital) and then down to Brooklyn to see Nina and her fiance.