Travel and Adventure

Friday, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Library 1533

Richard Peter, Terry Moss, Tom Dole

The sharing of travel experiences serves as an excellent aid in both the planning and execution of travel plans. Others' experiences, both good and bad, can help take much of the mystery and hassle out of our own travel adventures.

In this seminar, members can meet informally to share such experiences, listen to speakers on travel subjects of interest, and perhaps find companions willing to team up on particular tours.

This is an open, drop-in seminar limited in attendees to the number of chairs available as determined by Fire Department regulations. You cannot sign up in advance. Get there early to get a seat!

PLEASE NOTE: No food and only certain drinks are allowed in the library.

Sept. 4: Italian Volcanoes
Did you know that there are four—actually five—volcanoes in southern Italy? Richard Fuller did his best to summit these peaks in May and will describe his travels and adventures en route. Mounts Etna, Stromboli and Vulcano are still active and Mt. Vesuvius last erupted the year that Richard was born. And then there's Julia, which since 1831 has appeared and disappeared in the Mediterranean between Sicily and Tunisia.
Sept. 11: On Safari in East Africa
In July, Richard and JoAnn Peter spent two weeks on safari in Kenya and Tanzania, watching thousands of animals as they went about their lives (and occasionally, their deaths). There are few thrills that can compare with hearing the deep roar of a lion or the cry of a hyena in the night, with nothing between you and them but a canvas tent flap! They also had the opportunity to meet Maasai tribespeople, dodge tse-tse flies and chill out in a lodge on Lake Victoria.
Sept. 18: Canoeing the Missouri River
Share Liz Clemons and Pat Sayer-Handley's eight-day wilderness adventure as they canoed the White Cliffs stretch of the Missouri River in Montana, traversing the same waters as the Lewis and Clark expedition. They'll touch upon the rich history, abundant wildlife and magnificent beauty of this 107-mile stretch of river.
Sept. 25: Exploring Cuba
In two trips (2007 and 2010), Steve Lavezzo takes us on an 835-mile tour of Cuba, from one end of this island nation to the other, visiting the homes of Cuban friends. We'll show Cubans in their daily lives, learn some history and see plenty of pre-1961 cars. In addition, we'll discuss the Russian influence in Cuba and how Venezuela plays an important role in Cuba today.
Oct. 2: Argentina and Patagonia
Lynn and Marshall Wilkins
Oct. 9: The Balkans
Terry Moss
Oct. 16: Austria, Germany and Barcelona
Bob Seyfried
Oct. 23: Travel Photography
Tom Blackburn
Oct. 30: TBA
Nov. 6: Driving the Perimeter of the USA
Doris Keller
Nov. 13: Spain
Cecile and Nancy Aird
Nov. 20: Greece
Ed Sherman
Nov. 27:
Thanksgiving Break; No seminar.
Dec. 4: Southern Africa
Ed Weiss