‘Adirondackers Down Under’ Saturday

SARANAC LAKE – In March, Tasman Kanze, then 7, Ned Kanze, then 9 and their parents Debbie (activities director at Saranac Village at Will Rogers) and Ed (author, photographer and Adirondack guide) climbed aboard a Qantas jet and flew halfway around the world to Australia and New Zealand.

at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, the family will present a slideshow presentation, featuring digital photos of their travels.

During this monthlong adventure, the Kanze family visited natives, most of them who were acquaintances from their previous visits, and viewed many wild animals including wombats, Tasmanian pademelons, red-necked wallabies, eastern gray kangaroos, Tasmanian devils, spotted-tailed quolls, ring-tailed possums, koalas and duck-billed platypuses. Halfway through the visit, the Kanzes flew across the Tasman Sea for a week of adventure in New Zealand visiting old friends and sailing to the Hauraki Gulf to visit Tiritiri Matangi, an island sanctuary that provides home to some of the world’s rarest birds. The Kanze family also visited Director Peter Jackson’s famous Hobbiton film set.

This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Debbie Kanze at 518-891-7117.