This morning Herman and Tony joined us as we headed out for a day of “canyon-ing”… After another evening of listening to the entertainment at the band stand (western, gospel, and bluegrass music), we were ready to go exploring. Our destination for the day is 4 wheeling through 27 miles of one way, winding/twisting/ undulating /dirt/gravel, big rocks Talis Canyon. It was recommended by the rangers that we don’t make the drive unless we have a “high clearance, 4 wheel drive vehicle” in better than good condition (does that fit our little Chevy Tracker???). The weather couldn’t have been better (high 80’s to low 90’s) and with very few other cars on the drive. About half way through we pulled off to the side and had our lunch. Imagine how little we felt, the walls of this canyon climbing as high as 300 feet above us, and as close as 10 feet on each side of the car, it was humbling... Overall our drive through the canyon took us about 4 hours so when we got back to our motor homes we were ready for a cool one and a chance to totally relax. Seeing as how Herman and Tony have traveled to Holland many times over the years after they themselves first arrived, we had many tales to exchange. We also had a chance to learn much more about their personal experiences during World War II, again a very sobering experience. I have read many books, letters from the soldiers from all sides of the war, watched newsreels, and visited many war museums while traveling through Europe, and yet to hear their personal stories…let’s not have any more wars, please!!!