London Heathrow – Homeward Bound – July 18, 2013

The tremendous geographic scope has taken us from Paris to Sweden with a whole lot of Europe in between. The sweep of history began at Lafayette’s Tomb and on to the Normandy Beaches and D-Day to the end of World War II in Europe in Bavaria at the Eagle’s Nest and Bad Tolz.  Not forgetting the Archduke, we traced his fateful path from his castle to Sarajevo and the flash point of the First World War.  This has been a Grand adventure!

I have received so many encouraging notes along the way.  So, thank you, merci, danke, dekuji, hvala, and tack sa mycket!

Halmstad, Sweden (Southwest coast)

July 16, 2013

Three of my Swedish cousins:  Goran, Marie, and Anton Pehrsson (daughter Malin was not there) Goran's great, grandmother and my great, grandfather were brother and sister.

Three of my Swedish cousins: (Left to Right)  Marie, Goran and Anton Pehrsson (daughter Malin was not there)  They are at their beach cottage near Tylosand, which is the most relaxing place on the planet.
My great-grandfather and Goran’s great-grandmother were brother and sister.

Thieves Hole - my favorite beach hide-a-way.

Thieves Hole – our favorite beach hide-a-way.

This was the family farm that my great-grandfather, Johann Carlson, left in the mid-1880s when he was only 18 years old. He was  bound for America and eventually settled in Denver, Colorado.

This was the family farm that my great-grandfather, Johann Carlson, left in the mid-1880s when he was only 18 years old. He was bound for America and eventually settled in Denver, Colorado.

The view from my hotel window overlooking the Nissan River.

The view from my hotel window overlooking the Nissan River.

 

 

 

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About Jeff Lowdermilk

I have traveled to Europe several times over the last few years to follow my grandfather's path as detailed in his World War I diary. My grandfather was an American Infantryman who survived the war. This has been an adventurous journey of self-exploration. The friends I have made along the way and experiences gained have greatly enriched my life

2 thoughts on “London Heathrow – Homeward Bound – July 18, 2013

  1. Quiles Michel

    In French, we say “” travel broadens the mind “,” I understand better why you have such vitality. You are the youngest modern explorer. Your grandfather can be proud of you. I admire you, you’re great.
    Your friend French.
    Welcome back to the house and next year with Jack for the 70th, ok?
    Michel, southeastern France.

    En Français , nous disons “”les voyages forment la jeunesse””, je comprends mieux pourquoi tu as une telle vitalité. Tu es le plus jeune explorateur des temps modernes. Ton grand père peut être fière de toi. Je t’admire, tu es génial.
    Ton ami Français.
    Bon retour à la maison et à l’année prochaine avec Jack pour le 70th, ok?
    Michel, Sud-Est de la France.

  2. Jim Persing

    Jeff,
    Thanks for the wonderful pictures and narration. It’s has been fun and a learning experience, too, following your travels.
    Jim

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