By John Vanderplough |
Sixty years ago, on June 28, 1959, my delegation to the Children’s International Summer Village (CISV) at Honefoss, Norway, departed Michigan City, Indiana, U.S.A. We left Chicago’s Midway Airport and flew to New York City where we visited the United Nations headquarters. On June 30, we flew from New York to Oslo via Prestwick, Scotland; Hamburg, Germany; and Copenhagen, Denmark; using DC-7C and DC-6 propeller aircraft. After arriving in Oslo, we transferred by bus to Honefoss and reached the campsite there, Ringerike Folkehogskole, at 2 a.m. on July 2. The CISV adventure had begun.