On the Road

Angel L. Rios ’16, ’18, a support contractor for the United States Antarctic Program, was stationed on the Earth’s southern-most continent from October 2022 to February 2023. “I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to live and work here supporting the science programs,” she wrote from McMurdo Station.





Patrick ’10 and Nicolette Spanner ’10, ’12 enjoyed a Covid-delayed honeymoon on Italy’s Amalfi Coast this spring. The image was taken as the couple hiked the famous Sentiero degli Dei, or Path of the Gods, an ancient trail that for centuries has linked the region’s remote coastal villages.





Nancy McKay ’68 and Kent Richardson ’70 this winter visited the Great Pyramid of Giza near Cairo, Egypt. Built in the 26th Century B.C. to house the tomb of Fourth Dynasty pharaoh Khufu, it has been known since antiquity as one of the “seven wonders of the world.”





Doug Kelley ’83 traveled to Hanoi, Vietnam earlier this year.





While on an Antarctic excursion this January, Bruce ’77 and Cyndi Christofferson paused for a snapshot near Red Rock Ridge, Antarctic circle: 66°33”S. Though the two had studied up on the region before their trip, Bruce Christofferson said that “no media or written descriptions can prepare one for the wonders encountered.”





During a two-week tour of Thailand this winter, Nancy Iris Martin ’84 paused for a photo in front of a bright red postal box in Bangkok.





Brendan Genther ’20 experienced the sunny beaches of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, this spring.




United States of America


On a cold January day in west Texas, Joanne Wright ’87 and Kevin Semler ’87 celebrated reaching the summit of Guadalupe Peak in Guadalupe National Park. “We had to hike through snow and persevere in 40 mile-per-hour winds to reach the top with our Eastern magazine,” says Semler.


During a trip to Hawai’i earlier this year, John Hausmann Jr. ’00 and his wife stopped by to say hello to EWU alumna Michelle Horton ’10 (pictured). Horton, who was featured in our Fall/Winter 2019 issue, is the founder of the Lōkahi Kailua Farmers’ Market in Kailua. “She’s a proud Eagle, and a super person!” Hausmann says. “We had a fantastic visit with her.”


David Sutton, ’73, took Eastern magazine with him on a “staycation” in his backyard in Spokane.