Vicarious Voyagers XXIII [F-18-60]

Presenter:Ruth Kreuzer, Mark and Cynthia Coleman, Margaret Mauch, Barbara McBurnie, Eugene (Gene) Kaczka, Mike and Kathy Crowe
Location: Potsdam Civic Center: Community Meeting Room (2 Park St.)
Classes: 4 Sessions 1.5 hours
Dates: Mon 10:00 AM 10/22, Fri 10/26, Mon 10/29, Fri 11/02
Status: CLOSED

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Voyage vicariously to exotic places with our world-traveling presenters via their slide shows.

Honored as “Super-SOARer” (spring 2007) and for her “Outstanding Contribution to SOAR” (2014), Ruth Kreuzer herself has been an avid world traveler and photographer.

These adventures await you:

1) (Monday, Oct. 22) Mark & Cynthia Coleman – “On the Road in Picardy, Normandy, Brittany & the Loire Valley.” Highlights: Encounters with Peter Abelard, Joan of Arc, Jacques Cartier, Julia Child, François I, Leonardo Da Vinci, Rabelais and Catherine de’ Medici; View Gothic cathedrals, medieval fortresses, monastic complexes, renaissance châteaux, and formal gardens.

2) (Friday, Oct. 26) Barb McBurnie – “Paradise Found: French Polynesia – Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora (the most beautiful island in the world?).” Highlights: swimming with sharks and manta rays; getting up close and personal with a dolphin; watching the sunset from the most beautiful beaches in the world; learning about Tahitian Black Pearls, exploring some of the history from Captain James Cook to the Americans during WWII.

3) (Monday, Oct. 29) Gene Kaczka – “Magnificent Southeastern Alaska.” Highlights: Fantastic small ship cruise, from the former Russian enclave at Sitka, going north to Glacier Bay National Park, accompanied by Tlingit and Alaskan guides. Stopping often for wildlife: puffins and murres, sea otters, sea lions, and grizzlies - all with a backdrop of mountain scenery and calving glaciers. Each day revealing many reasons to “ooh” and “ahh.”

4) (Friday, Nov.2) Mike & Kathy Crowe – “Modern Turkey: The Land of Antiquity.” Highlights: Mersin, Istanbul, western Turkey on the Aegean Sea coast, and the area near the Greek Islands. Mike was an AFS exchange student in Mersin, Turkey, in 1962. He returned 3 times to visit his exchange “brother,” Atilay. Mike and Kathy both went on the most recent trip, which extended to Istanbul, and western Turkey.

NOTES: 1) Presentations span just two weeks: Mon.- Fri.- Mon.- Fri. at 10:00-11:30 in the Potsdam Civic Center: Community Meeting Room. 2) Come to any, or all, of the presentations. 3) Allow extra time to find a parking spot and/or for walking; please do not park in the IGA lot – those spaces are only for the shoppers.

Cap: 99

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