Dreams Fulfilled

From Minnesota Alumni Magazine Summer 2014

Steven and Susan Myre

When Steven and Susan Myre retired, they took up a lifelong dream. “It’s been on our bucket list to visit all seven continents,” says Steven (B.S. ’72, Pharm. D. ’75). And that’s how they found themselves on a cruise to a destination most people shiver to even think about: Antarctica. They found it breathtaking. The two piled into small, inflatable Zodiac boats for a close-up look at penguins, icebergs, and Antarctic wildlife. “It was so serene—almost magical,” he says.

Access to amenities like the small boats is one of the chief advantages of group travel, Steven explains. “The intricacies are taken care of,” he says. “It’s busy work—but it takes a lot of effort.”

With Antarctica concluded, the couple has visited each continent. But that doesn’t mean they’ve slowed down on travel: They’ve just signed the papers for a trip to Europe later this year.



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