Rick and Dave had known each other as kids growing up in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood. They were buddies through grammar school, Boy Scouts, high school, and college.
Some photos from the 1953 Europe Trip:
|End U.S. Zone, Germany|
|Between Florence & Venice|
|Theater, Hanover, Germany|
|Arc de Triomphe|
|Rick in Bavaria|
|Aunt Ev., Huddersfield, England|
|Westminster Bridge, London|
|Crossing the North Sea|
|Brenner Pass, Austria|
In 2003, they made the same trip: two semi-mature guys, same countries, same roads when possible, vintage type scooters, take pictures in the same locations to see the changes, look up the same people—(well, those that are still around), drink in the same pubs.