The SS Groote Beer makes port in Rotterdam

This was my first experience of travel. After SJSU University graduation 1966, I decided to go to Europe and Russia on a special Educational Program. It was my start. I hitch-hiked to New York and caught the SS Groote Beer to Rotterdam. This was a great adventure and I visited other parts of Europe as well, however this trip came to and end when my parents sent me word that i had received a letter from my Draft Board in San Diego requesting I return to the USA.