ISU Magazine

Volume 40 | Number 1 | Fall 2009

What Lies in the Depths

Cover Story:

The helicopter ride alone is worth the trip. It’s like flying into a real-life Emerald City. We glide over a vast expanse of green jungle and blue sky, dotted with hills once mistaken for volcanoes, now uncovered as ancient Mayan pyramids covered in dense tropical forests.

Kings and movie stars have made this trip, but now it’s my turn. I turn to my daughter, Madi, and share what must have been on both of our minds.

“We’re not in Kansas anymore.”

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