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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 #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?
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April 24 - May 3, 2014
We started our amazing day with a visit to the largest flower auction in the world. It was overwhelming to enter a building that covers an area of 220 football fields � there are more than 34 million flowers traded there daily! Flowers come from all over the world including Kenya, Ethiopia, Israel, and Belgium.
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Program #12831 | December 21-26, 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed the program. The accommodations and the food were excellent. The mix of sightseeing, lectures, and free time was just right. The group leader and lecturer were knowledgeable. And, as always, our fellow travelers were interesting and interested. What a great way to end 2013!
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Program #9068 | December 6-9, 2013
During the furious snow storm, our group leader Fred spent a 1/2 hour in the blizzard flagging down taxis for us to take. Eventually, we made it to the Barnes Foundation.What a remarkable place! Originally, it was built outside of Philadelphia by a rich eccentric named Dr. Arthur Barnes. Living at the beginning of the 20th century, he became an avid art collector, but rather than displaying his works by artist or time period, as most museums do, he created ensembles based on the principles of color, form, line, and light.
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