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And So It Begins, Over One-hundred Years Ago…

Excerpt from "Rising From the Plains"

by: John Mcphee

"On October 20, 1905, the two horse stage left Rawlins soon after dawn – not a lot of time for stretching out the comforts of the wonderful Ferris Hotel. Eggs were packed under the seats, also grapes and oysters. There were so many boxes and mailbags that they piled up beside the driver. On the waybill, the passengers were given exactly the same status as the oysters and grapes. The young woman from Wellesley, running her eye down the list of merchandise, encountered her own name: Miss Ethel Waxham."

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Rising From the Plains

Where We Began

The history of The Wild Calls

It cannot be told unless we go back to the beginning when the first seeds of the Love clan were planted in the Wyoming prairie. A family of Geologists that would literally help define the landscapes of this great western state. From this humble opening act comes one Charlie Love. Charlie’s years as a Geologist/Archaeologist and college professor led him to develop a course for his students that included the hands-on experience of traveling the Wyoming back country. By seeing firsthand the awesome power of the Earth and the time needed to shape our surroundings, his students received what some would call a graduate level education in just four days.

Fast forward 40 years

As a student of Charlie’s, I took “the trip.” I was enthralled by Charlie’s knowledge and the scenic wonders we explored. We walked and talked, picked up fossils and rocks. All the while, our some would say “nutty professor”, explained each object as if he was describing a long lost friend. Seeing a line of adults standing by a roadside cutout holding outstretched hands like kids showing off something sparkly made a lasting impression on me. When Charlie announced his retirement I knew that we could not let this be the end of these Geologic journeys. We would create a company and spend not just four but seven days exploring his world. We would do it in style, no sleeping on the ground, a bus that was customized for learning in comfort and evenings filled with stories of the panoramas we soaked in and the concepts we covered.

Come with us as we explore Charlie’s lifelong passion, ever changing with the passage of time, his world beckons.

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Where you come in
Because of Charlie’s passion for education we don’t deal in just a typical vacations but offer life changing travel experiences. When you journey with us you will soon discover that you are on a guided exploration as one of the scientific participants and not just a spectator. We will challenge you to observe, think and ask questions. Our trips cover a broad range of science and history and our guide’s vast treasure trove of knowledge may just inspire you to become the next Indiana Jones.

Whether it’s a trip somewhere in the Rocky Mountains, the American Southwest, a distant country or remote tropical isle you are going to be part of an expedition of learning. Why are the mountains there? What force shaped the rivers course? How did the prehistoric people live? What do these ancient bones tell us? Professor Love will help you develop these and other questions into the thoughts and ideas that are sure to follow. Join us and let’s explore the planet together.

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