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May 08, 2006

MIT Alumni Association Travel Program

Rafting Adventure – Cataract Canyon, Colorado River, Utah
May 8 – 15, 2006

Break away from your daily routine and join fellow alumni for a rafting adventure in Utah, May 8-15, 2006, on the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon, a striated geologic work of art revealing millions of years of the earths history up close. Ride class III and IV rapids with knowledgeable and experienced tour guides, and choose from a variety of daily activities, including swimming, paddling inflatable kayaks, hiking, and exploring prehistoric Pueblo ruins. Many species of animals are found along the rivers edge, drawn to the only major source of water in the area. Finding shelter in riverside tamarisks, willows and cottonwoods, bighorn sheep, deer, and great blue heron can be seen, as well as ring-tailed cat, fox, beaver, and bobcat. End your day of adventure at a pre-set camp, complete with delicious meals, tents, and soft, inflatable sleeping pads.

Its time to refresh and reinvigorate, so come join fellow alumni for this extraordinary adventure. Further details on the trip itinerary, meeting the group in Moab, Utah, and how to register can be found on line at http://alum.mit.edu/travel/2006/cataract/

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May 17, 2006

Amtrak Bear (DE) Maintenance Facility Tour

The three premier Amtrak car shops (maintenance facilities) are in Delaware (2) and in California (1). The Bear, Delaware facility services the entire fleet of Acela, Metroliner, Viewliner, Amfleet II, and Superliner passenger cars and equipment from the Northeast Corridor and the Long-Distance Trains. We have been invited by David Gunn, former president of Amtrak, to visit and tour the Bear facility.

Please join us for a light meal and tour of the Amtrak Bear (DE) Maintenance Facility. Dan McFadden, Superintendent of the Amtrak Bear Maintenance Facility, will be our host. The tour is limited to 50 people so please register early. Dress appropriately for the industrial tour (no open toe shoes or high heels). Children 14 or older are welcome. Members and their guests are $15 each; non-members are $20 each.

Register online at: https://alum.mit.edu/smarTrans/user/Register.dyn?eventID=5513&groupID=158

Location: Amtrak Bear (DE) Maintenance Facility
                258 E. Scotland Drive, Bear , Delaware 19701
Time: 6:00PM – Light Meal (sandwiches, chips, slaw, soft drinks, and cookies)
                7:00PM – Tour of Bear Car Shops
Cost: $15 per Member & Guests
                $20 per Non-Members
For Further Information: Call Jim ...

Please make check payable to "MIT Club of the Delaware Valley", and Mail to: Jim McNeely, 259 Beverly Road, Newark, DE 19711, or Register/Pay online at: https://alum.mit.edu/smarTrans/user/Register.dyn?eventID=5513&groupID=158

Please reply no later than Monday May 15.

Posted by at 06:00 PM