I'm a veteran of 25 plus Road Scholar Programs -- all of which I have enjoyed (some more so than others). My recommendation is a forum for participants to suggest possible new programs to be offered by Road Scholar. On my last program (In the Footsteps of Lewis & Clark from Missouri to Oregon), several of us discussed possible programs that it would be great if Road Scholar would consider. Unfortunately, there does not seem to be a mechanism to communicate this to Road Scholar -- hence, this topic in the discussion forum.
Several of us on my last program were kicking around ideas for new programs. The one that most of us thought would be excellent would be one focused on Historic Route 66. A couple of others that I would like to see offered are:
1) offerings focused on the state of Oklahoma (there is an excellent program that I did a couple of years ago focused on Essential Arkansas) -- it would be great if there were similar offerings for some of the other less well-known states - Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, etc..
2) more offerings on the US presidents - I've completed the program in Ohio and Virginia focused on the Presidents. It would be great if there was a program focused on the New England presidents (the two Adams, JFK in Boston, Coolidge in Vermont and Pierce in New Hampshire) or other presidents.
3) the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona
4) other less known / popular national parks
Fellow scholars, what would you like to suggest to Road Scholar to consider for future offerings? Please chime in. Also, it would be greatt if Road Scholar developed a discussion group to offer suggestions for new programs, modifications to existing programs, etc.
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A few years ago you had a hiking trip that included climbing Mt Katahdin in Baxter State Park in Maine where the Appalachian Trail ends (or begins depending on the direction you are going) which was very popular.t We have never had to my knowledge a trip to Springer Mountain, Georgia, the other end of the AT. I'd like to see both trips added to the Road Scholar repertoire.
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