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.
I thought same. Headed to Albuquerque this fall, the Petroglyph National Monument not on agenda. Made arrangements for a private company to do a day trip to Petrified Forest, then headed northeast to Sandia Peak Tramway, back into town with a stop at the Pueblo Cultural Center. Additional stops along the way of interest to me. Can't imagine being that close and not seeing these sites. Will have some time following day before program to see Old Town and meet the group in the evening. RS can only fit in so much each program but at least most jumping off points are in cities where one can explore on their own before meeting up with the group.