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Comment by howard maxwell tritt on August 31, 2010 at 4:14pm
Going to Lloret was fun, but that's a completly different story. A bunch of us from the 3/2 ACR S-3 hooked up on a religious retreat one winter, somewhere in the early 1980s. The trip would cost several thousand dollars to pull off now. So... we get a bus ride from Amberg to Berchdesgaden, a room for the weekend at the Gen. Walker, and free meal tix for the B'gaden Hof Hotel. The catch was that we had to pay $25 and sit in on a "religious" discussion on Saturday night. No problem! From B'gaden, a bus would run us across the border into Austria for 5DM and drop us at a different ski resort every day. I think we did this a coouple of days. We had to pay our own lift tix, but back then the $ was relatively strong. I will forever remember the locals calling out "Look x-country" because Eddie Cavanaugh was knocking out some beautiful telemark turns. They had never seen it before & neither had I. The whole trip was one of those special times that make having spent 8 glorious years in Germany some of best times of my life. I still have the lift tickets!
Comment by Jeff Harrington on March 22, 2010 at 9:06pm
Just wanted to say hello to all at this group
Comment by Robert Perry on June 29, 2009 at 2:00pm
The Lord is doing great things in my life .praise be to the Lord my wife and me got baptized on April 20 what a great feeling BP
Comment by Tom C Morse on December 13, 2008 at 4:55pm
Well now that I have time to support this group.
These two photos is the bunch that had a rare opportunity to have a vacation in Spain. It took all day by bus to get to Laret-DiMar (spell?) we stayed there for 5 days with two additional for travel. We were white as a ghost from the cold weather and many training days. By the third day, we were all red as lobsters from the sunny days on the beach.
With all the bar hopping and sleeping late we couldn’t find time to take advantage of the free meals provided by the hotel. So we drank lots of Sangria and filled up with french-fries from the local venders on the streets. As we bar hopped, we would get dragged in by sellers on the streets offering free first drinks and by the time you were passed five bars we were to drunk to do anything then sleep or chase girls on the beach.
It was a great time for all of us, to get away from the cold, hard work and plain hardship. To not be told anything or be asked to do guard duty, just play and drink.

That is why it was called religious retreat, an old term for those needing R&R.

I know of some who also went to England, the Alps, Netherlands and other places.
I would have done others trips but when those trips were offered, I didn’t have the money or time to see more of Europe.
Now, I am so glad that I was able to do at least one.

Comment by Tom C Morse on December 2, 2008 at 11:46am
This picture I posted is Materhorn. An engineer her went there for vacation in 2005. This is all I have for now, when I am at home and have some time; I will post photos and story of Laret-Dimar, Spain were a bunch of us at E troop partied for a week.

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