Our Annual Fundraising Event — The Travelogue

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2020 Travelogue 

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January 18, 2019         

Marlin Farrah: “Spain and Portugal”    

Loveland High School Auditorium 

First we stop at Southampton, a port city famous for it’s connection to the RMS Titanic. We’ll then explore England’s southeast coast, starting in Dover. We’ll then visit Canterbury, and then to the site of the battle of Hastings, and also enjoy Beachy Head, Brighton and Portsmouth. Southern England sits upon a foundation of caulk, and there are miles of white cliffs towering above its beaches. We’ll also travel to Canterbury, Brighton, and Portsmouth, a major city along England’s south coast. From SE England, we’ll then continue our journey, exploring the West of England. Starting in the Cotswolds, and then south to Wells, Glastonbury, and the prehistoric stone circles of Stonehenge and Avebury. Wrapping up this journey to southern England, we travel to London, one of the greatest and most fascinating cities in the world. 


February 15, 2020 

Sean Cassidy: “Burma: Reflections On A Hidden Land”  

Loveland High School Auditorium

Myanmar, also known as Burma, is a sovereign state in South East Asia.   Bordered by Bangladesh, and Thailand. forms an uninterrupted coastline along the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. The military junta was officially dissolved following a 2010 general election, and a nominally civilian government was installed. While former military leaders still wielded enormous power the Burmese military have taken steps toward relinquishing control of the government. After 15 of 21 years house arrest, the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and political prisoners, has improved the country's human rights record and foreign relations, and has led to the easing of trade and other economic sanctions. In a flawed but largely credible national legislative election in November 2015, Aung San Suu Kyi's party won a majority in both houses. Burma's first civilian government after more than five decades of military dictatorship was sworn into office on 30 March 2016.

March 21, 2020 - CANCELLED due to Covid-19    

Marlin Darrah  “Southern England”  

Loveland High School Auditorium

CANCELLED due to Covid-19! From Lisbon is Portugal’s capital, we are on to Sintra, Fatima, and Cascals. Located in a place that should belong to Spain, the famous British Crown Colony of Gibraltar stands at the northern side of the Gates of Hercules.  In Spain, the city of Seville lies at the heart of the most fascinating region in Spain—Andalusia. The city of Granada is the jewel city of lovely Andalusia. From there we travel to the visually rich Spanish coastal cities of Valencia and Malaga; and to the beautiful Spanish island city of Palma de Mallorca. Then north to the rugged and beautiful Costa Brava region, and to the town of Cadaques. Nearby is Barcelona, a city that sizzles with creativity and inspiring sites, from medieval to contemporary. 


April 18, 2020  CANCELLED due to Covid-19                       

Rick Ray: “The Road to Namibia”      

Loveland High School Auditorium

CANCELLED due to Covid-19  Most people have never heard of Namibia even though they may know the world map very well. And yet it is one of the safest and most visually stunning countries in all of Africa. Sitting on the West coast north of South Africa and East of Botswana, Namibia is poised to become the “next big thing”

tourist destination for world travel. Our journey will start in Cape Town South Africa with a full excursion around this beautiful city and the world-renowned Cape of Good Hope. Then we will journey north into the deserts, wild coastline and fabulous safari parks of Namibia. From there, we travel along the famed “Skeleton Coast” where the carcasses of both ships and humans remind us of the human frailty of man when pitted against the vast uncharted Atlantic Ocean. Finally, we will end our journey at the famed Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River, on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia, 

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