Vicarious Voyagers XVI [S-15-61]

Presenter:Rita Goldberg, Ruth Kreuzer, Cynthia Coleman, Lynn Ekfelt, Nils Ekfelt, Don and Nancy Potter, Don Potter
Location: Potsdam Civic Center: Community Meeting Room (2 Park St.)
Classes: 4 Sessions 1.5 hours
Dates: Mon 2:00 PM 03/30, 04/06, 04/13, 04/20
Status: CLOSED

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Voyage vicariously to exotic places with our world-traveling presenters via their slide shows. Cap: 80

"Super SOARer" and honoree for her "Outstanding Contributions to SOAR," Ruth Kreuzer is herself an avid world traveler and photographer. Four adventures await you (in this order):

  • "Around the Baltic Sea" – Mark and Cynthia Coleman. Islands, dunes and lagoons, Teutonic Knights’ castles, medieval Hanseatic cities, landed aristocrats’ palaces, peasant villages, classical and art-nouveau architecture and a Russian naval port. Both Mark and Cynthia are retired from SUNY Potsdam. Since 1970 they have travelled extensively in Eastern Europe and Soviet Successor states.
  • "Native American Lands of the Southwest" – Don and Nancy Potter. Deserts, canyons, mesas, caves, cliff dwellings, pueblos, kivas, native architecture, art and science, and native people in CO, NM, AZ. Since their first trip in 2010 (with Road Scholar), Don and Nancy have returned four times on their own to study the southwest native cultures. This May, they are going again to the Southwest. Don is a retired lineman, electrician, salesman. Nancy is a retired accountant.
  • "Sketches of Spain" – Ruth Kreuzer and Rita Goldberg. History, art, architecture, museums, cathedrals, music, cooking, bulls. Stays in Barcelona, San Sebastian, and Madrid, with side trips to Pamplona, Bilbao, Burgos, and Toledo. Rita organized an educational travel program to Spain for alumni and friends of SLU. Ruth, along with three others with ties to SLU (and SOAR), went along as a friend. Ruth and Rita are retired faculty members from SLU. Rita splits her time between Canton and Madrid, Spain.
  • "Walking the Gentle Paths of Switzerland" – Lynn and Nils Ekfelt. Mountains, valleys, villages, and cities, flora and fauna, chocolate and cheese. Lynn and Nils traveled on their own by train from Zermatt to Zurich, and then joined a two-week Road Scholar program with day hikes out of the small towns of Appenzell and Engelberg. Lynn and Nils are both retired from their faculty jobs at SLU.

NOTES: 1) Come to any or all of the Vicarious Voyagers XVI presentations; 2) Allow extra time to find a parking spot and/or for walking; please do NOT park in the IGA parking lot – those spaces are for customers!

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