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9/29/2014

 

 

 

 

Erynn and Doug's Picture Albums

World Map USA Canada Central America & Caribbean Europe South America Africa Asia Australia

[ USA | Canada | Central America & Caribbean | Europe | South America | Africa | Asia | Oceania ]
[ Chronological List of All Photo Albums ]

Provence, France - June 2014

Berlin, Germany - May 2014

Rome, Italy - April 2014

Athens, Greece - January 2014

Israel - December 2013

Boleslawiec, Poland - December 2013

South Korea - September 2013

Crete, Greece - August 2013

Venice, Italy - June 2013

St. Petersburg & Moscow, Russia - May 2013

Marrakech, Morocco - January 2013

Turin, Italy & the Piedmont - November 2012

Barcelona, Spain - October 2012

Lisbon, Portugal - May 2012

Above are links to photo albums broken up by region from some of our wonderful holiday adventures. An endless honeymoon as it were. Just move your cursor over an are of the world and click to be taken to that section. Erynn and I have been lucky enough to go to many places in the years we've been together. But I believe what makes us the most lucky are our wonderful friends and family. So most of the collections below are of trips involving us and our friends. If you'd like a full size/resolution version of the pictures just send me an email.


Homeland Security Rant: Most of the above trips were done after September 11. Certain aspects of airport security changed dramatically, namely the length of time required to check-in for a flight and to get through security. However, Erynn and I test one new security measure every time we fly. I remember a time before 9/11 when it wasn't uncommon to have to show ID two or three times before boarding a plane: at check-in, at security, and at the gate. It didn't always happen, but it happed enough that I never thought twice when it did. With the changes enacted by the Department of Homeland Security, we only show ID once before we go through the x-ray security check point. The person that checks the name on the ticket versus the ID is not a TSA employee, but rather a government contractor. The airlines rely on this "service" completely and don't do their own ID verification. What is the purpose of all this ranting? I can count on one hand out of all the trips we've taken where the person checking IDs actually noticed that Erynn name in her passport doesn't match the name on the ticket!!! When we got married, she got her name changed in the back of the passport, but the face page is her maiden name and the people never check. It always shocks and amazes me at this lapse in security. I could get any female on the plane as long as I book the ticket with my surname and not hers. (July 23, 2005)