Cambodia: Tom Doss ’71

During a trip to Mainland Southeast Asia (including Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos) in March 2019, Tom Doss ’71 and his wife, Joyce, visited Siem Reap/Angkor, Cambodia, to explore the temples of Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, Angkor Tom and Bayon built in the 12th and 13th centuries.

“The temple area was covered by jungle for many centuries until French naturalist Henri Mouhot discovered them around 1860,” writes Tom. “Since then, many countries around the world have been involved in their ongoing restoration.”

Seattle: Carrie Trebil ’08

Carrie Trebil ’08 joined other Main Street South Carolina directors in Seattle for the Main Street Now Conference. She was also able to visit the Olympic National Forest and got a panoramic view of the city from the iconic Space Needle.

No one noticed her holding the Tiger Rag during this group photo: Jonathan Irick, Molly Willard, William Freeman, Howie Owens, Lara Hudson, Katharine Spadacenta, Carrie Trebil ’08, Michael Lisle, Doug Polen, Suzy Moy, Jenny Boulware.

Colombia: Kayley Seawright ’14, Kate Gasparro ’14 and Brittany Pifer ’14

Kayley Seawright ’14, Kate Gasparro ’14 and Brittany Pifer ’14 visited Ciudad Perdida (“The Lost City”), a Colombian ruin in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta region.

“The only way to get to the ruins is a trek. Ours lasted for four days, averaging 34,000 steps, 339 flights of stairs and 12.8 miles per day,” writes Kayley. “Imagining the stories within these ruins dating back to 800 CE, some 650 years prior to Machu Picchu, and interacting with the indigenous people was humbling. This was once home to as many as 8,000 people and wasn’t even discovered until the late 1970s!”