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Beth Ruyle & Craig Hullinger

Updated August 1, 2003

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We are Back !!!

Beth Ruyle and Craig Hullinger have completed their sabbatical.

We spent 6 months traveling around the world. We checked out our roots, and had a very good time. Beth is now back at Ehlers and I am back to my consulting practice. In the immortal words of a famous Country & Western singer, we said,

“Take This Job and Shove It, I ain’t workin here no more”.

Well, now we are back to work. Beth and I thought it was time to recharge our batteries, and we have. Now we have to work to earn our boat space on spaceship earth.

We traveled from January through June, 2003, and went to Hong Kong, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos,Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, England, Ireland, Belgium, France, Germany, Norway, Denmark, and Sweden. We drove Beth’s red convertible sports car in Europe. Any road will do when you don’t know where you are going.
We met lots of great people.

We have traveled west around the world. This corrected a problem I created when I went east around the world in 1971 on leave from the Marines in Vietnam. I have been screwed up ever since, and this trip unscrewed me. Of course, now Beth is screwed up, requiring an additional trip back around the world, which will unscrew her, but rescrew me up. You get the picture.

Beth and I did not get very far on our spy/romance novel starring our significantly embellished ourselves and our adventures. I had wanted to go to more adventurous places such as Iraq, Saudia Arabia, Russia, Africa, etc for back ground material, but Beth said no. The woman has no sense of adventure. I have volunteered to go back on active duty with the Marines for the Iraq, but so far they have said no, telling me between the lines that I am too old and fat. But my Walter Mitty fantasies may work themselves into the spy/romance yarn if we ever get started.

Be good, or at least careful.

RuHu Beth Ruyle & Craig Hullinger


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  • Ancient Athens and the Acropolis (1 KB)
    February 10 - 13: Anxious to leave the Far East for "homier" Europe, Beth and Craig are spit on by the heavens.
  • England & Wales (2 KB)
    England & Wales
  • Goodbye USA. Hello Hong Kong! (4 KB)
    January 7 - 9, 2003: Beth and Craig prepare for departure, meet a potential terrorist, and go touristing around Hong Kong.
  • Our Ancestral Village in Norway, Vik & Bagn (17 KB)
    We visited our ancestral villages of Vik, Bagn, and Seljord, had a fine time with our cousins Aslak Tronrud and his fiance Linda Davidson, and checked out the ancestral farms of our great great grandparents
  • Tropical Thailand (11 KB)
    January 14 - February 8, 2003: Craig relives his "almost" snakebite. Beth feeds monkeys. Craig goes kayaking. They get tattoos??
  • The Venerable Bede at our ancestral church (2 KB)
    We visited our ancestral church for the first time at Monkwearmouth, England. St Bede, the famous monk who wrote the first history of England, was at the monastery. Two other Saints were at the monastary. Our GGGGGGG Granfather Harlan was baptized here in 1650. The Vikings burned the monastary, but the church is still there.
  • Stuttgart and the Riviera (2 KB)
    February 27 - March 12, 2003 Beth picks up "BB" her new car. They tour the Riviera making those readers stateside very jealous. And Craig discusses the Cherry Bomb incident.
  • We are back June 26, 2003 (1 KB)
    The party is over. Beth and I are back on June 25, 2003. Now we have to go back to work.
  • Vive la France! (3 KB)
    The intrepid explorers visit castles in the Dordogne and Loire Valleys and opine on the Knights Templar. Upon returning to Italy, Craig is attacked by wild boars.
  • War and Remembrance (3 KB)
    Traveling during warm time, and getting told to urinate on the plants.
  • Alsace, France - The Wine Country (1 KB)
    Alsace - Beautiful country, charming timbered towns, great castles, trails, too much wine
  • Beth shows how to shop for a discount (1 KB)
    Beths method of getting shopping discounts is for the birds. One terrorist pigeon
  • We met our cousins in Switzerland (4 KB)
    Our ancestral home near Lake Hallvil, Switzerland, is beautiful. And our cousins are great people
  • La Bella Italia (5 KB)
    February 13 - 26: Roma (Rome), Firenze (Florence), Siena, San Gimignano, Venezia (Venice) and Como. Make sure to read about the Carnivalesque "Rape of Craig" in Venice.
  • England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland (8 KB)
    Having a great time - Wish you were here. Very nice, very green, very wet.
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