It was summer 1971. My sister had gone backpacking around Europe with a friend. I got stuck at home with a case of mono and two summer school classes. In spite of the mono, I somehow got an A and a B. In the meantime, ndozo had a falling out with her traveling companion and was on her own.
So, as a reward for the good grades and consolation for being sick most of the summer, my folks sent me to meet with ndozo and travel around Europe for the rest of the summer. Plane fares were low, but the dollar was not doing well. We did fine. We traveled cheap and had a good time.