Chris and Laura Spear continued a summer family heritage tour with a trip to Alaska, ending in Nome, Chris’ birthplace. They didn’t find gold, but they did mine a treasure load of family history.
August travels found the Stow Independent with Elaine and Jim Lally to Salisbury, New Brunswick, Canada for Elaine’s annual family reunion.
In August, the Thall family – Rich, June, Aaron, Jason – visited Pont du Gard, the best extant example of Roman aqueduct bridges.
It was constructed 2000 years ago as part of a 50 km aqueduct carrying water from a spring in Uzes to the Roman city of Nimes in what is now southern France, near Marseille. The three tiers of arches carried the aqueduct over the Gardon River 48 m (160 ft) below and spanned 275 m (902 ft) at the top. The Nimes Aqueduct is estimated to have supplied 200,000 m3 (44 million gallons) of water per day.
The family was vacationing with son, Aaron, who lives in Geneva.