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Tuesday May 21st, 2019 – Join Us for wines and food from Around the World followed by a short travel presentation from Winnie Bowen, local author of two recently released travel books.
After questions and answers Winnie will be available to sign her two new books. Winnie’s companion books are perfect for anyone, whether you’re a beginning traveler or well-seasoned traveler.
Seating is limited so call now, 512-819-1536 to RSVP. The first ten reservations will receive a free copy of one of Winnie’s books.
Winnie has a very different “off the beaten path” perspective than most and enjoys sharing the joys, surprises and fun of her many experiences.
Tuesday May 21st, 2019
5:30 to 7pm
Grace Heritage Center
811 South Main Street
Georgetown, Texas 78626
This is a free event, RSVP required. Call 512-819-1536 to reserve your spot.
The first ten reservations will receive a free copy of one of Winnie’s books.
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Some of Ms. Bowen’s memorable moments include a visit to Nuremberg Room 600, Normandie, Flanders Field, Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance, Sydney’s Opera House, Trinity College’s Book of Kells, original Gutenberg Bibles in Mainz, Orkney islands Shara Brae and Italian POW church, four concentration camps, Midway goonies, sunrises at Machu Picchu and Uluru, a multitude of palaces, forts, cathedrals / churches, rain forests, jungles and so much more.
Arriving on Midway Island she couldn’t understand why everyone was so excited about the lone gooney bird that had arrived the same day.
When she left 3 weeks later, after participating in a couple of research projects there were a million and a half goonies on the island. They were everywhere!.
These Laysan albatross mate for life and return after a four-month sea adventure to find their mate. She never tired of watching these big birds fascinating mating dance.
Winnie says ,”Normal people take the train to Agua Calientes, overnight it, and take the old school bus up to Machu Picchu the next morning.”
With her son she made the 4-day trek over the Inca road entering the site through the “Sun Gate, once the only entrance.”
At altitudes of 10,000 to 13,000 feet above sea level, she admits it was the most strenuous thing she’s ever done. Very few American make the trek and those who do are much younger than she was.
In fact everyone in her small international group were younger than her 46-year-old son. The sunrise as it burned off the morning mist was a mystical experience she’ll never forget.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more and buy two of the best travel books written by one of Georgetown’s own. Call 512-819-1536 to RSVP.