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Road Scholar Participant Blogs
 
Firsthand Accounts of Lifelong Learning Across the Globe
 
Now you can hear firsthand from Road Scholar participants about their experiences across the U.S. and around the globe!
 
 
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Program #1384 | Sept. 14-19, 2014
 
After lunch, many of us explored the Georgia Sea Turtle Center which serves as a hospital for ill and injured sea turtles. In addition to viewing the many exhibits, we were able to observe an operation on a loggerhead turtle and see the concern with which the caregivers returned the turtle to his tank in the hospital.
 
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Program #15211 | Sept. 7-12, 2014
 
Dinner tonight is lobster! A few people chose to have steak, instead, but I was eager to have a lobster dinner - after all, we're in Maine, learning about the history of the lobstermen of the region!
 
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Program #12145 | May 18-29, 2014
 
There's a stir in the air this morning as we hop on our bicycles and put the two-night stay at our countryside Dessau hotel in the rear-view mirror. We'll get our first glimpse of the Elbe River today; even cross it via a ferry.
 
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Program #4909 | September 28 - October 6, 2013
 
Bryce Canyon being closed, our leaders had a plan B for today and it was terrific. The first half of the day we biked from Ruby's Inn to Kodachrome State Park along a fairly light traffic highway. Weather was again gorgeous and we had more scenic views of the geological beauty.
 
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Program #21404 | June 8-13, 2014
 
During the six days that the program lasted, I took hundreds of photos of redwood trees, but none of the photos I took could portray the sheer awesomeness of being in the presence of these magnificent creations!
 
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Program #20996 | June 8-13, 2014
 
After five days of doing nothing but hitting golf balls, playing golf, talking about golf, watching golf and reading about golf, you'd think that by day six it'd be time for some tennis. Au contraire. Having arrived a casual golf fan, I'm leaving a little bit addicted.
 
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Program #20612 | March 13-29, 2014
 
We danced our way across the street to experience the Cuban musical style and rhythms of changüí. The manager of the Casa de Changüí explained to us that the sounds of chang�� consist of a marímbula, bongos, tres (Cuban guitar), güiro and one or more singers. After becoming acquainted with the instruments, we were treated to our own private concert complete with a guest appearance by our driver Willie on the maracas!
 
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Program #21305 | February 17 - March 1, 2014
 
We headed to the port to board our ship, the Louis Cristal. For the next four days, we will be sailing around Cuba on her as she makes her inaugural season on this run. We will be amongst the first Americans to circumnavigate Cuba by cruise ship!
 
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Program #21309 | January 22 - February 7, 2014
 
After dinner Ernesto, our indigenous guide, paddled us across the lake and into a long U-shaped canal in search of caymen � small crocodiles though they can grow to five feet in length � and other wildlife. On the return trip to the Lodge, the air was soft and the stars bright, and cicadas and frogs were in full voice. We were too lulled by the shush-shushing of Eduardo's paddle to talk.
 
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Program #14734 | April 21-26, 2014
 
Chef Nick Landry, who had a wide variety of experiences in his impressive culinary career, guided the group through today's lunch preparation of mixed green salad with spiced walnuts and strawberry vinaigrette, New Orleans style barbeque shrimp with creamy smoked cheddar polenta and fresh apple cobbler with sweet potato crumble. Do I have to tell you that everything was delicious?
 
 
The opinions expressed in the participant blogs linked to on this page reflect the opinions of the blog writers themselves and not necessarily those of Road Scholar or Elderhostel, Inc.
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