BAR HARBOR — The Jesup Memorial Library and MDI YMCA are bringing back the Thursday “Talks & Walks” program starting Oct. 2 at 10:30 a.m. when author Martha Barron Barrett visits the library to discuss her book, “Slow Travel.”
Martha Barron Barrett’s writings reflect her love of challenge and change. “Slow Travel” confronts age, gender, a modest purse, and months of world travel without organized tours. Barrett contends that youth is not a prerequisite for adventure. At ages 65 and 75, she and her partner, Sandy, pulled up deep New England roots, sold their house, acquired a couple of new knees, tossed their doubts and fears out the window and made a plan.
They spend part of each year in Maine and part in an exotic place, like New Zealand, South Africa or South America. “Slow Travel” shows how these ladies find the wherewithal – financial, physical and spiritual – to pursue a dream.
The program is free and open to all. Attendees will receive a free day pass to the MDI YMCA. After the program or on another day, come to the YMCA and walk the track or work out in the fitness center.
Contact Angela Balacco at 288-3511 or [email protected]