*** SUMMER 88 - 11 weeks ***

SCHIPHOL-AMS - BOSTON - BOS - 5531km/3457mi - .. ....

After last year I did make a re-schedule of the "87-Greyhound-trip"
Boston to Montreal was the first add-on. Stayed in Boston for a few days and enjoyed on my bus ride
towards Montreal the scenery of New England (Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont)
In Sault Sainte Marie a southern route through Green Bay was the other detour

Scott picked me up in Iron Mountain. Amberg & the hay-ride was next.
This 'Northern Treasure' will become a good spot in the coming years

After the 'goodies' in Wisconsin I'm heading to Duluth, Grand Forks and Winnipeg
In Winnipeg back on the '87 trail
Stop in Medicine Hat, to say hi to Willem & Klaasje Santbergen from Vollenhove
I knew Willem from the Laboratory and VVVV, we did run several hydraulic scale models
They visit their family - Winters - in Medicine Hat, it's also Klaasje's BD
After this nice break the Island is on the list

Mill Bay'88 - Vancouver Island - BC

Knew MARG since '82, Mill Bay was just Mill Bay in those days
Nowadays it's really remodelled with "Concrete and Asphalt" Hh....mmmm ?
The lower part of Vancouver Island did lose his charm !!!
Last times I did visit Marguerite was in Calgary-Dec 1998 and Duncan-Jul-2004

SEATLE - SEA - AMSTERDAM - AMS 7818km/4886mi - .. ....

My friends in the USA were always wondering "Do you have a job ?"
told them with a BIG smile :-)
"Everything is according the rules of my employer"
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F I F T H   T I M E   I N   N O R T H  A M E R I C A
1988 - 11 weeks - across North-America to Vancouver Island
11 weeks - across North-America to Vancouver Island - overview - 1979 - 1980 - 1982 - 1987 - 1988
Stops in Boston (Motel), Montreal (M), Mattawa (M), Blind River (M),
Amberg (Scott Hurst), Green Bay (Scott Hurst), Duluth (M)
Medicine Hat (M), Red Cliff (Jopie & Ted Kolmetz), Revelstoke (M) and Mill Bay (Marguerite)

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Salmon Arm (Bill & Anita Murray née Wellman), Calgary (Gaylene Wellman)

Left Schiphol (AMS) on 29 May 1988 with Martinair to Boston Logan Airport (BOS)
Out of Boston I went by bus to Montreal to catch the Greyhound, I was forced due a strike to take the train to Mattawa
I hitch a ride of 186 km to Sudbury from where the bus schedule was running without problems
In Amberg, WI I met the townfolks while staying at Scott's cabin on the Pike River
Debbie, Mark, Wendy, Jack, Norma, Gordy, Dan, etc ... became long-time friends in that area
A couple of days later I took the bus out of Green Bay, WI to Duluth, MN while seeing rural Wisconsin
Overnight Greyhound bus ride of 1662 km - Duluth, MN to Medicine Hat, AB via Grand Forks, ND and Winnipeg, MB
Willem and Klaasje Santbergen from Vollenhove did visit their relatives in Medicine Hat, AB
Willem Santbergen was my colleague on the Laboratory for years
Small world ;)
From 14 Jun 1988 till 25 Aug 1988 at Marg's place in Mill Bay, BC - Bas Kooijenga from Middelie was there too.
Drove together with Marg to Calgary in a small truck to supply daughter Gaylene with some furniture
we did stop twice in Salmon Arm / Enderby at Bill & Anita Murray née Wellman (Marg's older sister - b.1923)
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Anita and Marguerite are still with us. Gaylene lives in Crofton, BC on Vancouver Island
while Bas is farming in Martensville, SK. I'm still in touch with them - info PATS - 17 Aug 2017

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