When you look in the inside back page of the OLLI learning group schedule to see what trips or events are available; do you ever wonder who those field trip facilitators are? Well, wonder no more. We are Peg Boyce, Louise Schloss, Tina Leydon, Jerry Burress, Joe Rafti, Clark Engle and other members who have organized field trips on occasion. We love traveling and we are an adventurous group, stimulated by our curiosity. While our combined travel experiences have probably touched nearly every continent, we also have a great interest in the natural and cultural beauty of Arizona and our neighboring states.
Some of the field trips we have facilitated have been to the Phoenix Art Museum to see The “Rembrandt and the Golden Age of Dutch Masters” and other shows, the Challenger Space Center in Peoria, several Broadway musical plays including “The Phantom of the Opera” at the Gammage Auditorium in Tempe, Basha’s magnificent Western and Native American Art Museum, live opera beamed from the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York to Scottsdale, the Riordan Mansion and the Arboretum in Flagstaff, and Prescott area events and museums.
We are constantly checking the newspapers and other media to keep up on what events are coming to the Phoenix area and other parts of Arizona. While we are satisfying our own curiosity we hope to discover events and places that will educate and entertain our OLLI members and friends.
Should you have a suggestion for a day trip please notify the OLLI office, and if you would care to become a field trip facilitator, we say, “Welcome Aboard!”
Submitted by Jerry Burress