Dave and Mary Sue Naegele Galvin have lived in Seattle for 40 years. They’ve rarely traveled back East, except to care for elderly parents, and haven’t been back to Colby since they graduated. Dave has kept in touch with Byrd Allen over the years. Last August Dave finished a 5,000-mile bicycle ride across the country, after retiring in April 2016. Mary Sue stayed home and continued to pay the bills. Along the way he visited Binkie Cammack Closmore in Hugo, Minn.; Michael Lynes in Eastford, Conn., and Bar Harbor, Maine; Byrd Allen in Exeter, N.H.; Jim and Sally Hawk Gibson in Fryeburg, Maine; and Carol White ’79 on Chebeague Island, Maine, who was a freshman geology major when we were seniors. “It was an amazing trip, made especially so by the kindness of strangers across this country. See Dave’s website galvindbiketrip.org for details of his adventure. “Come visit if you’re ever in Seattle; we live on a houseboat on Lake Union.” * Ed Walczak attended the wedding of Jeff Frankel’s son in Phoenix in October. He describes Jeff’s home in Phoenix as “a veritable palace.” Ed was at the top of Mount Pilatus in Switzerland in June, at Omaha Beach in Normandy in September, and Beijing in January was next on his itinerary. * Vinnie Cassone spent his summer having and recovering from total knee replacement. Continuing to recuperate this fall, he was on sabbatical from his position as chair of biology at the University of Kentucky and spent his time writing and doing research in the lab. * Charlie LeRoyer had a good, but very dry, summer in mid-coast Maine. He took a fun one-week road trip to Nova Scotia and PEI in July and another to Quebec in October. He hasn’t figured how to emigrate to Canada yet! Charlie plans to spend April in southwestern France. After losing their 15-year-old golden retriever and their 31-year-old Morgan horse last year, they’re now empty nesters. In November Charlie had a great hike with Dan Sexton on Ragged Mountain in Camden. * Alan Polackwich ’73 retired from law in August 2013 and now works part time with NBC/Golf Channel and Fox Sports as a spotter at professional golf tournaments. “This is a low-level job which pays terribly, but puts me inside the ropes, helping the broadcast team, at some of golf’s biggest events.” Events he recently worked include the Ryder Cup, FedExCup playoffs, the U.S. Open, and the Players Championship. * Laurie Fitts Loosigian enjoys doting on their new grandson, born mid-summer, who lives across the road from their apple orchard. There was only bad news for apples in their region last fall, due to unseasonably warm temperatures the previous winter followed by freezing temperatures in April and a severe drought last summer. They hope for a better year ahead for Apple Annie. “After caring for mom Fitts in our home, we’ve found a wonderful, small memory-care home for her, which allows us to enjoy our newfound retirement freedom. We’ve settled on a month retreat in Venice, Fla., each winter for the time being. We feel fortunate for our good health.” * Peter Luckey serves as senior pastor of Plymouth Church UCC in Lawrence, Kan. Last October Peter was surprised when Dr. Robert Reuman’s grandnephew Dan Reuman, professor of ecology at the University of Kansas, recently joined the church where Peter serves. Dr. Reuman was one of his most beloved professors at Colby. Inspired, Peter preached a sermon celebrating the significant impact a professor can have on our lives—a celebration of the importance of education and the importance of universal access to it. Read the sermon at plymouthlawrence.com/?sermons=why-does-education-matter-to-god.