July 22 – Arrive in Dusseldorf, Germany after an overnight flight. Hang out in Dusseldorf for the day and then take a night bus to Poland.
July 23 – Arrive in Poznan Poland and visit with a friend of Younes and his wife.
July 26(ish) – Go to Gdansk, Poland and visit more of Younes’ friends.
July 29(ish) – Travel to Latvia and visit with another of friend of Younes – a lovely, lovely lady who refers to herself as Younes’ Latvian mother.
Aug. 4 – Late night flight back to Dusseldorf.
Aug. 5 – Meet my parents, brother and nephew at the airport. Chillax at the airport hotel for the day.
Aug. 6 – Pick up rental cars and tour Cologene, Germany.
Aug. 7 – Drive to Heidelburg, Germany, where the family reunion will take place.
Aug. 8 – Family reunion, aka Treffen. A note about this – thanks to the efforts of my late grandfather and his counterparts in Germany, the American branch of the family have kept in close touch with the descents of our ancestors who stayed in Germany while our direct line immigrated to the US. Every five years, the German branch has a big family reunion and American family often makes the trip across the pond to attend.
Aug. 9 – Visit with German relatives on my mom’s side of the family. These are the German descedants of my great-great-grandfather’s brother.
Aug. 12 – Younes and I fly to Morocco with my parents, nephew, aunt and uncle.
Aug. 13 – Begin our long 4×4 trip to Younes’ hometown.
Aug. 14 – Visit Younes’ family in his home town.
Aug. 18 – Parents, nephew, aunt and uncle fly back to Germany and then back to US. Meet my cousin and her friend and travel around Moroccan cities.
Aug. 25 – Other aunt and uncle meet us. Travel around Morocco together.
Sept. 2 – Send off relative, then fly back to Dusseldorf.
Sept. 5 – Flight back to US for Younes and me.