Cascade Presentation Series “Season Kick-off”REI Seattle, 222 Yale Ave. N Tuesday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m. Free!
Finding yourself leery of wildlife after watching this video? Come out tonight to hear about the kinder, gentler reindeer who relieve Seattle author Robert Goldstein’s solitude as he pedals across sparsely populated Lapland and slowly makes his way through the Arctic.
Robert’s presentation will intersperse comical insights into the mind of a solitary traveler with rich cultural and historical anecdotes of passing through forests littered with rotted fortifications, rusted tanks and mass graves—the detritus of Finland’s desperate defense against a massive Soviet invasion in the winter of 1939.
Robert’s first book, “The Gentleman From Finland, Adventures on the Trans-Siberian Express”, received the Benjamin Franklin Award for best travel memoir in 2006. For a sneak peak of his bicycle journey, check out his travel blog.
100 person max capacity for this free event, so be sure to arrive early!