Here is a loose version of our travel itinerary:
August 27th - September 3rd, 2009: Hugh and I fly to Munich from San Francisco. We will then rent a car and drive to Strausburg and visit the Margenot line. We will arrive in Paris August 29th and visit with Isabel for about a week. We are hopeful that the visit will include a trip to Normandy, Utah beach, Caen, Mont St. Michel, and the Paris sights - Louvue, Eiffel's Tower, Sacred Heart Basillica, and the Catacombs.
September 3 - 8, 2009: Slovakia: We will be driving from Paris to Trencin, Slovakia. We hope to arrive by the 4th. Andrea's sister's wedding is on the 5th. Hugh flys back to the U.S.A. from Munich on the 8th; he will need to fly to Munich on the 7th. I intend on keeping the car for a month, returning it to Munich on the 19th. During my stay in Slovakia, we will be visiting Peter in the North, and having family fun!
September 9 - 18, 2009: Slovakia with the family!
September 19 - 21, 2009: Germany: Me and my brothers will be partying at Octoberfest in Munich, Germany!!!! We will be dropping the car off once we get to Germany. The rest of our travels will be by vlak/train.
September 22 - 24, 2009: Czech Republic - We will hit Stare Maestro and all the famous landmarks. We will drink pivo in the beer halls.
September 25- 30, 2009: Poland - Krakow sounds like the highlight of Poland, but we must see Warsaw and Poznin, our father's hometown.
October 1 - October 8: Ukraine - I am very excited about visiting Lviv, Kyiv and Odessa! I want to see the Black Sea.
October 9 - 17, 2009: Croatia - We will hit Zageb, Split and Dubrovnik. We will be hanging in the Adriatic Sea, swimming in the waters, climbing over old roman ruins, drinking and eating and having a relaxing time.
October 20 , 2009: Munich, Germany - fly back to the U.S.A.