Notes from the Fox Den

by Josie Fox

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of the Fox Den!

Some exciting news has come to my attention and I just have to share it with you. A travel/study project offering a tour to biblical and archeological treasures of ancient civilizations in Greece is scheduled to take place in March 2019.

Unfortunately, Mr. Fox and I will not be available to take this tour due to work and schedule conflicts, but it is such an amazing opportunity that I felt compelled to share the word.
The tour will provide a crash course in ancient Greek history, early Christianity and education of the origins of the Western World.

The itinerary will include seven of the 18 UNESCO heritage sites of Greece, including the Acropolis, Corinth, Epidaus, Olympia, Delphi and many other places. Those participating in the tour will have an opportunity to develop their own respect for the county’s history and beauty while learning about the influence Greek culture had on democracy, classical literature, mythology, language, science, medicine, art, architecture and sports.

The cost for the land portion of the trip (airfare will need to be purchased separately through your preferred airline) is just $2,090 for a 10 day tour. This fee will cover the ground transportation, double occupancy room in four star hotels, entrance fee to all sites visited with the tour, two meals per day, an English speaking tour guide and taxes and fees. A deposit of $590 is required by Nov. 1 to secure a spot with the remaining portion due in full no later than Jan. 2, 2019. Participation in this tour is open to the public.

I already know several individuals from the area that are signed up and I must confess I am slightly envious. I am secretly plotting to find a way I can sneak into someone’s suitcase.

If you are interested in going on this grand adventure, but want some more details, a free information seminar will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 and again on Saturday, Feb. 2 in room 208 of the Ornelas Health and Physical Education Center on the TJC main campus.

You can also receive information about itineraries and registration forms online at or by contacting Dr. Khosrowshahi at (903) 510-2279 or by email at or Ben Mims at or at (903) 683-0066.

“I would like to give people an opportunity to see a broader perspective of the world and gain knowledge on how our civilization developed.” said Mims “This tour is a way for me to do that.”

For any of you that are able to take this trip I expect lots of pictures to be emailed to me so I can post them on the Cherokeean website and feature a group shot on e community page of the paper.

I hope you all have a great week!