By 1985 we had established a tradition of traveling to Europe more-or-less every other year on a PVS ski trip led by Bob & Margaret Wyckoff. In 1985 the trip was to two areas in France: Val d'Isere and Alpe d'Huez. Val d'Isere was famous as the home of Jean-Claude Killy. Alpe d'Huez is famous for a grueling section of the Tour de France. As an added bonus, we had two days in Paris following our skiing.

For a hysterical overview of the trip, read the trip report as filed with the International Herald Tootbune (opens in new window). Jim and I had a marvelous time collaborating with others in a variety of watering holes to produce this little gem.

The group was so large that it was divided into two sections: Standard & Deluxe. Jim and I chose the Standard option and were pleased with our choice.

There are a couple of ways to follow us on our trip. I've tried to make the narrative a complete summary, but I've used many links to other web sites to provide additional details and sometimes pictures. You can either stick with the basic narrative or explore the various links. At the time this album was created the links were all valid, but the WWW is in constant flux and that can change. If you encounter broken links, please send us some email.

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