The SS Groote Beer makes port in Rotterdam 1966

This was my first experience of overseas travel. After SJSU University graduation 1966, I decided to go to Europe and Russia on a special Educational Program. A friend was waiting for me and this was a good place to start. I hitch-hiked to New York and caught the ship 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 after the program 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.