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42 selecttraveler.com S E P T E M B E R / O C T O B E R 2 0 1 6 W H E R E w e ' v e B E E N The Damascus Community Bankís Prime Time Club explored the Caribbean for 12 days aboard a Panama Canal cruise. The group members toured ports in Aruba, Columbia, Grand Cayman and Panama. ìThis was an amazing trip to experience the operations of the Panama Canal locks. Entering at sea level, our ship was lifted 85 feet through three separate locks before entering Gatun Lake. A few of our travelers rode the train in Panama, a few opted to take a small boat through the canal on the Pacific side, and another group stayed on board so they could see the locks up close. I am always happy to share their excitement.î — RUTH B. JOHNSON, PRIME TIME CLUB DIRECTOR TRIP: Panama Canal Cruise TOUR OPERATOR: Islands in the Sun Cruises and Tours DATE: March 2016 damascus community bank DAMASCUS, MARYLAND For 15 days, the Traveliní With the Tide alumni members immersed themselves in Egyptís wonders without the large crowds. The tour included stops in Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel, the Nile River and Lake Nasser. ìOur trip to Egypt was truly incredible. Our group was able to have once-in-a-lifetime experiences nearly alone in many of the monu- ments and temples. The opportunity to witness such spectacular history without a crowd was magical. We also had the opportunity to visit with local families and artisans, eat delectable regional cuisine and see stunning papyrus paintings. The entire group took a hot-air-balloon ride over the Valley of the Nobles in Luxor. We look forward to returning to Egypt in 2017.î TRIP: Egypt and the Eternal Nile TOUR OPERATOR: Odysseys Unlimited DATE: February 2016 university of alabama TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA — ASHLEY OLIVE, ALUMNI EVENTS & TOUR COORDINATOR

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