May 12, 2000 Mindy graduated from High School. May 26 Ron turned 40. To celebrate they took a trip they had both wanted to take for a while. May 17-23, they went on a week long tour of South-Eastern Germany. Landing in Frankfurt, they rented a car, and drove the Autobahn to Bodensee (Lake Constance) and spent a week going where the wind (or chance, or whimsey) blew.
The only plan was a guide book, an English-German dictionary, and a reservation at a Bed and Breakfast in Uberlingen.