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MHC Class of 1957: Mini-reunion in Morocco, March 2009

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S: Mt. Holyoke College: Class of 1957 Mini-Reunion in Morocco , March 2009

FC: Mount Holyoke College Class of 1957 Mini-Reunion in Morocco: March 19 - April 1, 2009

1: Standing: David Ries, Susan Rosenheim Hughson, Brian Larson, Audrey Taylor MacLean, Dorothy Stage, Nancy Hicks, Lars Stage, Susan Long Quainton, Mildred (Nug) Nighswander Larson, Carol Olson, Amy Liss, Ellie Shanbaum Azenberg , Gisela (Gigi) Koch-Weser O'Brien Squatting: Barbie Guidera, Jan Laing Hetterly, Beth Ries, Jane Peteerson Sitting: Rachid Qasbi

3: Our Guide, Rachid Qasbi, | Our Driver, Mokhtar | Rabat Meknes Fez Midelt Erfoud Merzouga Tinghir Ouarzazate Marrakech Safi Casablanca | In training, Yasin,

4: Morocco 101 at the Center for Cross Cultural Learning (CCCL) | Dr Abdelhay Moudden, Co-Founder | Farah Cherif | Farah Cherif, co-founder & Susan H, Lars | David, Beth, Brian, Nancy | Jan, Susan Q | Gisela

5: Gisela and Ellie visit the Mhamdi family. Little Soufiane took the above picture of his mother with Gisela's Camera | March 19 - 20

6: Rabat | March 20

7: Dinner at CCCL | Overview of Moroccan Music by the Akkaf Brothers | Barbie, Mildred and Brian with CCCL staff

8: Departed for Fes via Meknes, known for Damascene silver inlay work and embroidery. | March 21 | City Gate, Rabat | City Wall

9: Moulay Idriss: Lunch in Baraka Restaurant

10: Roman Ruins at Volubilis

11: March 21 | Front Row: Ellie, Beth, Jan, Barbie, Gisela Middle Row: Nancy, Audrey, Amy, Carol, Susan H., Susan L. Back Row: Lars, Dorothy, David, Mildred, Brian

12: Fes | Hotel Palais Jamais (above) and one of the royal palaces (below) | Fes

13: 12 centuries old Medina For sale (left) a madrassa (above right) and a mosque (below) | March 22

15: In the Medina: 12th century former madrassa La Medina Restaurant where we had lunch, Rug store housed in an ancient palace, Medina from rooftop | March 22

16: Tannery and Leather Works: Fes

17: Early morning morning visit to Initiative Nationale pour le Developpment Humaine. dealing with women's issues and founded by King Mohamed VI with continued support by Mohamed VI (top right)followed by lunch in the Medina and discussions with a university professor and some students. | March 23 | Dorothy, Student, Barbie, Jane

18: Shaping tiles for mosaics | Tile Factory, Fes

19: March 23

20: Fes | March 24 | Hotel Palais Jamai, Fes | Leaving Fes

21: Left: Ifran, a popular resort in the Atlas Mountains | Right: Monkeys on the way to Erfoud,with Rachid, Gisela, Jan

22: Crossing the Mid Atlas Mountains | March 24

23: Lunch in Midelt Dorothy, Lars, Barbie, Ellie

24: Road to Erfoud;

25: Dinner Guest? | What's wrong with this painting? | March 24 | Audrey, Nancy, Mildred Jan, Susan Q., Carol | Arrival at Chergui Hotel n Erfoud: Welcome with Gnaoua music

26: Rachid and our local guide | In the Casbah | Mach 25

27: Photographing a palace garden

28: Erfoud: fossils factory | March 25 | The famous outdoor souk (market) in Rissani Closed Wednesdays ( Oh Oh it's Wednesday today) | March 25

29: Homes in the Casbah

31: Jan and friends | March 25

32: Entrance to the Casbah

33: March 25

34: Barbie and Jane | Lunch at Chergui Hotel, Departure for Merzouga | March 25

35: Fording the Ziz River in jeeps | Last paved road before the desert

36: A well for the villagers | Agriculture | March 25

37: Desert Irrigation on the way to Merzouga | Schematic plan for system

38: Driving to the tents

39: Two real Berbers and one wannabe | Susan H | Rachid

40: Arrival at the Merzouga dunes | Jeep driver Achmed wearing protection from dust

41: One hour over the dunes into the sunset followed by dinner and Gnaoua music | Beth | March 25

42: Sunrise, and breakfast in the desert | March 26 | Ellie | Gisela

44: March 26 | Back Row: Susan Q., Ellie, Sue H., Audrey, Nancy Front Row: Jan, Barbie, Gisela. Beth

45: Semi-nomads Girls are weavers

46: Fording the Ziz River back to Erfoud

47: Road to Marrakech: more irrigation projects: underground water tunnels | Semi-nomads: Selling fossils | March 26

48: Nancy, Brian, Mildred | Beth, Carol | Lunch at Restaurant Yasmina, Tinghir in the Todra Gorges | March 26

49: March 27 | Kasbah Taourirt partially restored | Rachid and Local Guide | Quarzazate

50: March 27 | "Les femmes qui Brodent, les hommes qui tisse" | Embroidery and weaving cooperative on the road to Marrakech

51: March 27 | Gisela

52: AtlasMovie Studios where many American films are shot, most recently "Babel" | Ouarzazate | March 27

53: March 27

54: Natural Oases

55: Marrakech

56: Crossing the High Atlas Mountains | March 28

57: Marrakech | Palais Bahia | Majorelles Gardons | March 28

58: Medicinal herb factory | Police check | Gisela and Carol | Brian | David | Achmed with police , and pol | March 26

59: March 28

60: March 28 | Marrakech

61: Road to Essaouira | Sheep eating and digesting argan nuts | March 29

62: March 29 | Ouangaha: Argan oil cooperative

63: Essaouira | March 29

64: Essaouira | Working with ancient thuya wood burls

65: Lunch at Chez Sam, Essaouira | March 29 | Essaouira

67: March 30 | Safi | Pottery factory

68: Jane making beautiful water color sketches

69: March 30

70: On the road to Casablanca | Nancy's foot

71: March 30

73: Casablanca | Jewish Museum | Hassan II Mosque | March 31

74: Farewell dinner Barbie thanks Rachid for a wonderful trip! | March 31

75: A sampling of Jane's marvelous pictorial record of the trip

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  • Title: MHC Class of 1957: Mini-reunion in Morocco, March 2009
  • 11 members of our class, with three spouses, two relatives and one friend enjoyed a wonderful trip in Morocco, sponsored by The Center For Cross-Cultural Learnig based in Rabat.
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