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Village Talk: 101 Days Across America – The Joys Of Retirement Camping

July 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In January, newly retired Village members Kate Derrick and Tom Lochhaas left Newburyport on a coast-to-coast camping trip that ultimately lasted 101 days over almost 10,000 miles. They camped with their 15-year-old Australian shepherd mostly in state and national parks, and enjoyed exploring by bicycling, hiking, and kayaking. While they slept in their 10-foot camper, they spent most of their time outdoors.

They met wonderful, interesting people, saw all manner of wildlife, ate regional cuisine, enjoyed live local music, and explored museums and trails everywhere. They will share photos of their experience across America while giving tips based on what they discovered about the many joys of life on the road, unplugged from the media, and living in the present. If you’ve ever wanted to take such a trip, or just to live vicariously through others who have, you’ll not want to miss this armchair adventure!

Before retirement, Kate worked in college textbook publishing, and Tom is an author of three books and numerous magazine articles.


Newburyport Senior/Community Center
331 High Street
Newburyport, MA 01950 United States
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