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Budget Treasures Travel Club February 2014

  • Feb 6, 2014 · 6:00 PM
  • Ross U-Hill Library

The Galapagos Islands came to the attention of the world when Charles Darwin published “Origin of the Species” in 1859. However, they were known to mariners hundreds of years earlier and to giant tortoises thousands of years before that. The islands are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site referred to as a “unique living museum and showcase of evolution.” They provide a scenic volcanic landscape that is home to a host of animals including marine iguanas, land iguanas, penguins, sea lions, and the blue-footed booby. Our presenter, Richard Lion, will relate his experiences as an independent traveler to this fascinating destination.

The next presentation will be Thursday March 6th where we  will explore India - 

We look forward to seeing you in February!

Terry, Richard, David, and John

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  • Terry

    Great presentation - very interesting!!

    February 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Beautiful images, and appreciated the details about going on such a trip.

    February 6, 2014

  • Michael

    As soon as I walked in the door, some guy sticks a can in my face saying, you have to
    donate $2 I didnt mind paying,, I wasn't
    running on $2 it could have waited. The presentation was great

    1 · February 6, 2014

  • Gabriela

    Great presentation on the Galapagos! Host was very knowledgable and informative. Hope I can make it to the next presentation on India!

    February 6, 2014

  • Bill S.

    Sorry...last minute afternoon change in plans. So now must look forward to meeting the group next opportunity. :-).

    February 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, just to cold. See you next time.

    February 6, 2014

  • Debbie

    Question: since this will be my first meeting with this group, is it more a presentation of various destinations or is there any mingling and discussion about planning trips together? I already know where all I want to go so don't need any new ideas....

    February 6, 2014

    • david van t.

      Debbie, There will be a program on the Galapagos. There is always a chance to mingle and explore new ideas. I have been to 244 countries and still learn something each meeting.

      February 6, 2014

    • Debbie

      David, Thanks for your reply. I love learning new things and have no doubt that I would learn something new by attending this meeting or any other future meeting. Since it is only 1 degree right now and will be getting colder as the sun goes down tonight, I am going to pass on the meeting tonight but will try to make the next one in March. Thanks again for being so kind to clarify things for me.

      February 6, 2014

  • Debbie

    I am still planning on attending as long as the parking lot is not iced up. I slipped & fell on my knee cap in December & can't go through something like that again as it really slowed me down.

    February 6, 2014

  • cld2ndhalf

    Sorry but have a houseguest and will be leaving early tomorrow morning! I am sad to miss this destination :)

    February 6, 2014

  • Adarsh

    I am most likely to attend. Thanks Donna for checking
    Adarsh

    February 6, 2014

  • donna

    Are you still having this meetup tonight? the icy roads are a concern...

    February 6, 2014

    • david van t.

      Most definitely will have the meeting.

      February 6, 2014

  • Dean

    Sorry to miss this one! I was in Ecuador and Galapagos in 2009 and the islands are truly spectacular.

    January 29, 2014

  • Gabriela

    If I can switch my work schedule around with my airline to have that day off I will attend. I'm interested and excited to learn more about this destination!

    January 22, 2014

  • Terry

    I forgot to mention in the posting that the next meeting will be March 6th on India.

    January 22, 2014

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