African Safari Travelogue to be at the Blount County Public Library

MARYVILLE, TN  (April 23, 2012)   Lions and elephants and giraffes…and more exotic wild animals will be featured in a travelogue slide presentation at the Blount County Public Library on Monday, April 30, at 7 p.m.

Free and open to the public, the program is at the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville.


If you are thinking of taking a safari or if you would just like to know what a safari is like even though you have no current travel plans, you’re invited to this presentation.

Dr. Steven Watts and his wife, Linda Christensen, enjoy planning trips and traveling to see different parts of the world while also photographing nature and then sharing their experiences with others.

South Africa, particularly the Kruger National Park area, was among the places high on their list to visit.  Kruger National Park is about the size of New Jersey and is home to a wide variety of African birds and animals.  The travelogue will have pictures of many of these wild creatures in their native habitat along with gorgeous vistas of the South African landscape. 

Dr. Watts and Linda have also traveled to Holland, the Galapagos Islands, Belize, many of the U.S. National Parks (Everglades, Bryce, Zion, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone), the Canadian Rockies and Ireland. They have presented their travelogue of the Galapagos Islands at the library and to several other groups.

Dr. Watts, a chiropractor, and his wife, Linda, celebrated their 30th anniversary of chiropractic practice this year and say they have no plans to retire.

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