Thomas Sanders ’61 and his wife, Yvette, cruised around the Antarctica Peninsula, “where it was cold and other-worldly but unbelievably beautiful!”
“We went on vacation to Paris in May 2019. We visited the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre and ate plenty of pastries, but we couldn’t leave without taking a picture with our Clemson flag in front of the iconic Eiffel Tower.”
Amy Richardson Murray ’79 and her husband, Steve, were in Israel during April and May 2019. “Our Israeli bus driver, ‘Money Mike,’ keeps a Tiger Rag on display in his bus and often sports a Clemson cap!” writes Murray.
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.”
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.
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!”
Benji Pace traveled to Rome, Italy, and Athens, Greece, in April 2019. He visited the Colosseum, the Vatican and Pompeii while in Italy and the Acropolis of Athens, Poseidon’s Temple and Delphi while in Greece.