Want to hear about the escapades of a 2,000 mile road trip in Patagonia (Chile/Argentina)?
Let's go to the U of M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the Turner Senior Resource Center, Suite C, 2401 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor. $8.00.

Torres del Paine, Southern Chile.

"Experience a three-week photo trip through Patagonia with OLLI colleagues Bill Roberts and Van Harrison. The 2,000 mile road trip (including 1,000 miles on unpaved roads) started at the southern end of the continent of South America. They traveled north through Chile, Argentina, and back into Chile. The varied geography included the Strait of Magellan, Torres del Paine (mountains), the pampas (dry steppe), glaciers, the Andes and the continental divide, temperate rain forests, volcanoes, and ocean fjords. After Patagonia, they spent a few days in central Chile: Vina del Mar, Valparaiso, and Santiago." - See more at:

The Turner Senior Resource Center is located at 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C in Ann Arbor. The building is between the Islamic Center and Key Bank. You may enter the parking area from either Plymouth Road or Traverwood Dr. The Center's entrance is on the west side of the building, facing the Islamic Center. Handicap parking is available. An AATA bus stop is located nearby on Plymouth Road.

There you go. Now you know where the 2000 mile trip began! Very exciting.

Ferdinand Magellan became the lst European to navigate these straits in 1520 as he sailed "around the world."

His ship sailed on with the survivors. He didn't make it. He was killed in the Phillipines at the age of 41. Around 30 of the original 260 men and one of the 5 ships made it back to Spain.