Armchair Travel Series

September 8, 2020 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Instructor: Various

Enjoy Armchair Travel adventures with LearningQUEST friends who have travelled on wonderful trips and have great pictures of the sites they enjoyed. Sep. 8 South American Adventures Mary Ann and Ed Stasiak travelled in Peru from the very modern coastline to the Incan capital, to a city of Incan VIPs hidden in the Andes and will present interesting facts about Andean life then and now. They visited Galapagos Islands and Ecuador, including Quito, the capital of Ecuador. In a week-long cruise among the Galapagos, they took daily excursions into the natural habitats of blue-footed boobies, sea lions, iguanas, and giant tortoises. Sep. 15 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta And Native Culture Attendees will visit the International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque and learn about native culture as they hear about Barbara Staggs’ and Emilie Saile’s adventures with Road Scholar. Class members will not want to miss seeing the many specially shaped colorful balloons and the exciting balloon ride. Sep. 22 Tanzania: The Great Migration Bob Baccus will show animals, birds, and public life from Arusha, Tanzania, to the Serengeti. Program includes the Great Migration where 1.5 million wildebeest and 0.5 million zebras go from Middle Tanzania to Southern Kenya to eat the grasslands. Pictures include the entire cycle of life where lions stalk the baby wildebeest, then the hyenas follow the lions, and finally the vultures follow the hyenas. Includes a video of a number of animals and birds set to African music. Sep. 29 Soul Of Tanzania Barbara and Gary Hitt offer a multimedia presentation of the trips they took to Tanzania in 2005 and again in 2020 (to share the adventure with their granddaughter for her senior trip). In addition to seeing exotic wildlife on game drives and taking a hot air balloon excursion, they also spent a day with the indigenous Hadzabe tribe (one of the last true nomadic tribes in Africa), whose members still survive exclusively on the traditional lifestyle.