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Post travels to Great Britain

Earlier this fall, Kathleen Zersen (Heiss) picked up a Post and tucked it away in her suitcase to travel with her on a six-week trip to Great Britain. 

“I started out at London, England, then went to Scotland, Ireland, and Wales,” said Kathleen. “What a beautiful trip.”

She traveled with a friend from Arizona, Diana Yarbrough, who is from England.

Kathleen loved taking her trip, and wished she’d done it sooner. Her travel tip? “Travel while you’re young!” she said.

Thanks so much for taking us with you!

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Post travels to Rocky Mountains

The Post traveled to the top of Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, 11,800 feet, well above the timberline, with Mary Ann Misner and John Cornell, both of Cedar Springs. This was part of their two and a half week trip exploring the Rocky Mountain region – from Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, to Salt Lake City, Utah, to northern Red Lodge, Montana, to Durango, Colorado.

They drove over several mountain passes that were above 10,000 feet, including the million dollar highway of Durango through the mining towns of Silverton and Ouary. One of the hightlights of the trip was watching a horseback rider and two dogs on top of a mountain above the timberline in northern Wyoming, herding a large herd of sheep (approximately 500) across the road in front of them. They also saw wild mustangs in Montana before traveling over Bear Tooth Pass into Yellowstone National Park, and about 200 buffalo in the park. Arches National Park was also beautiful, with the evening sun shining on the arches.

The most dangerous part of the trip was dealing with a herd of free range cattle in the middle of the road after dark. Unlike our Michigan deer, their eyes didn’t shine in the headlights and they didn’t dash out of the way. The cattle have the right-of-way there, and if you hit one you have to pay the rancher. The cattle seemed to know this. At night time, they recommend driving slowly or not at all, if you ever have the chance to visit free range country in this beautiful area. 

Thanks so much for taking us with you!

Are you going on vacation? Take the Post with you and snap some photos. Then send them to us with some info to news@cedarspringspost.com or mail them to Post travels, PO Box 370, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. We will be looking for yours!

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The Post travels to Beijing

From October 4-13, The Post traveled with the Bauer family and others to China. “We were in Shanghai and Beijing on a business trip,” explained Tim. “While in Beijing we visited Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City, along with The Great Wall and The Temple of Heaven. This picture was taken in front of the wall that surrounds the Forbidden City, which was the emperor’s palace.”

Pictured from left to right is Tim Bauer, Shelley Bauer, Ana Bauer, Melissa (Bauer) Dykman, and Randy Badge. 

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The Post travels to Canada

Pictured left to right: Kim Gillow, Claire Burbank, Mary Balon, Terry Hardie.

Kim Gillow and Mary Balon, of Cedar Springs, met Claire Burbank and Terry Hardie, of Jacksonville, Florida, in Seattle to start a week-long adventure in the Canadian Rockies. They travelled by train to Vancouver then took the Canadian ViaRail overnight to Jasper, Alberta. They awoke to 6 inches of snow in the mountains. After a stop in Jasper to purchase boots and coats, they spent the next five days roaming the area, including a stay at Sunwapta Falls and a visit to the Columbia Ice Fields. The scenery was breathtaking, the food delicious and the people were warm and welcoming, they said.

Thank you, Kim and Mary, for taking us with you to the Canadian Rockies!

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The Post travels to Peru


Surprise for Tom Mabie

Tom and Claudia Mabie recently traveled to Peru. While there, Tom celebrated his 80th birthday! As a surprise gift, his two daughters and a son-in-law joined them. The celebrating began in Urubamba at Huacatay, Tom’s favorite restaurant, and continued throughout the week as the group traveled to Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Pisac, Tipon and Cusco. Some of the group also visited Machu Picchu and the Nazca Lines.

Happy birthday, Tom, and thanks for taking us with you to Peru!

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The Post travels to New Zealand

Karol (Rogalewski) Niederer and her husband, Tom, went to New Zealand in June 2017, where it was wintertime. This photo was taken at Te Anau Lake, where a boat cruise takes you to the glowworm caves. Glowworm caves are only found in Australia and New Zealand. The worms glow to attract prey and mates.

Tom and Karol toured the south island for about three weeks. It was a once in a lifetime experience with the snowcapped mountains, glaciers, rain forest, oceans, and wildlife.

Karol grew up in Cedar Springs and has taught at the New Beginnings High School for the past 30 years. New Beginnings is the alternative high school for Cedar Springs Public Schools. Traveling adds experience she can share with her students.

Thank you to Karol and Tom for taking us with you!

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The Post travels to Italy

Steve Reed in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

The Post recently traveled to the Tuscany region of Italy, with Steve and Judy Reed, of Cedar Springs.

The couple flew into Milan and then stayed in Montecatini and visited several cities and villages throughout the region. They took one day and explored the ancient walled city of Lucca and visited the town of Pisa, where they saw the Leaning Tower of Pisa and other attractions. Another day they drove to the Chianti region, where Chianti wines are made and visited the town of Greve and tried the area’s wine and olive oils. They also took the train to Florence, where they visited the Uffizi Gallery and saw many works of art from well-known Renaissance artists, including Leonardo DaVinci, Michaelangelo, Botticelli, Caraveggio, and others. Towards the end of the week they took the funiculare (cable car) to the top of Montecatini Alto, a mountaintop village that sits high above Montecatini Terme (where they stayed). On their way back to Milan, they visited the city of Parma, the home of Parmesan cheese and Parma ham (prosciutto).

Some of the buildings in the ancient walled city of Lucca.

Besides visiting the ancient towns and villages, the Reeds also loved trying the different types of dishes at the many pizzerias and Italian restaurants in the region, especially the trattorias (family-owned restaurants).

“We had a great time,” they said. “The people were nice, the food was excellent, and it was amazing to see many of the buildings and artifacts from a time in history that we’ve only read about.”

Thank you to the Reeds for taking us with you!

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The Post travels to E3 in Los Angeles

Chris Grondman, Cody Cook and Jacob Prahl of Cedar Springs traveled to the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, California and brought their favorite newspaper along. It was a three-day event that showcased many new gaming products, designs and concepts.

It sounds like a great time! Thanks so much for taking us with you!

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The Post travels to Hawaii

Cayden Steinebach and Emily Fishman pose in front of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park sign with their copy of The Post.

Curt and Carol Steinebach traveled with two of their children, Cayden Steinebach and Emily Fishman, to Hawaii in August and they took the Post along. They visited two of the Hawaiian islands; took a catamaran tour off the Na Pali Coast in Kauai; and also hiked some of the trails in Waimea Canyon in Kauai.  They also visited Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island (Hawaii) where they were able to see an active volcano. The family had a great time traveling Hawaii with the Post for the week!

Thank you to the Steinebach family for taking us with you. It sounds like you had a great time!

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Post travels to Big Bay

The Post recently traveled with Art and Linda Gould, of Nelson Township, to Big Bay, Michigan, on the shores of Lake Superior. They went there to visit with friends. While there, the couple said they had good weather and a good time.

Thank you Art and Linda, for taking us with you!

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