I was born and grew up in Mainz, Germany, and married Kathie after moving to the US. I am in church work and Kathie is a ER nurse. After seeing Kathie's home island of Kauai, Hawaii, I wanted and promised to show her my country of origin. This dream came finally true after several years of talking and plannig. Our trip was from Aug 29 (Kathie's birthday) to Sept 16, 2013. We covered about 2000 miles (3200 km), went to see my family in Mainz and Munich, Reformation sites about Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingli, and the Anabaptists in Germany and Switzerland, traveled the Romantic Road from Würzburg to the royal castles at Füssen, went up to the Zugspitze, drove all too briefly through portions of Austria and Switzerland, and back to Mainz via the Black Forest. It as an unforgettable, once in a lifetime experience for both of us!! We met wonderful, very personable hosts, and we thank God for His guidance and protection in our travels, and for the beauty of His creation.