Eric Hi, I'm Eric Grivel and I'm the "dad" of the family. I'm 46, which my kids think is ancient, but y'all know different of course.

Taking a trip around the United States has been a long-time dream of me; it is something I remember thinking about before we ever came to the U.S., before I even met Nicoline.

We started actually planning for this trip two years ago, in February 2005, when we created a private website with notes and ideas. Last year we decided on the summer of 2007. All through the 2006-2007 winter we have been researching different destinations.

Read all of Eric’s Trip Diary.