From my earliest working days I envisioned taking an extended around the world trip once I retired. In recent years I melded this with a more recent dream which was to bicycle the great rivers of Europe from source to confluence. I retired from Bonneville Power Administration in January of 2018 (hence the river theme) and lived out my dream from July through December of 2018. Most of my bicycle miles were put on in Europe. As the weather turned for the worse in late September I headed south to Morocco, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, and Hawaii. I bicycled in most of these places but also got in a little hiking. I returned home to Portland in time for Christmas.