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Ten years ago, when Joan Conn first stopped in Haiti during a sailing vacation to Cuba, she vowed she’d never return—the poverty and suffering she witnessed was too much for her. “It was traumatic,” she says. Eventually, however, she did go back so that she and her husband, Ray, owner of construction company Tri-Con Inc. in Blue Ash, could teach English classes.
Mature male gorillas, known as silverbacks, have Type-A personalities. “They’re hard-wired to be uptight,” says Ron Evans, team leader for primates at the Cincinnati Zoo. “Gorillas live in harems with one male for every five or so females. Those females are looking for someone tough who can protect them and their babies.”
For most of us, traversing Cincinnati involves zooming along asphalt roadways, passing gaudy strip malls, and navigating congested parking lots. Our mindless mission is simply to get from point A to point B as quickly as possible. But there’s another travel experience to be had in this town: paddling a boat down one of our many streams and rivers.