Travel

The new look for Travel…
As we begin to open up the world of travel again, I’m beginning to think about what that might look like for us.
These are some of the things you may experience as a little different!

1. I will eliminate the use of reusable name tags.

2. Face masks will be highly recommended for use on the bus.

3. We will disembark the bus using airplane dismissal style instead of switching sides.

4. While the bus has installed hand sanitizer at the entrance and the rear of the bus, you may want
to bring a small personal container for times you are not on the bus.

5. Buffets will likely become more obsolete and be replaced with travelers being served.

6. For the immediate future, we will have less people on the bus.

 

Monday Morning Memories

Since we are still limited in the area of travel and folks seem to be missing the adventure, I thought I could offer
an opportunity to travel back in our historical archives and enjoy the adventures of the past. I will select a poem from
a past trip and read it each Monday morning at 9:00 a.m. beginning on August 3 rd. You can enjoy listening by going
to Ann’s Adventures page on Facebook. I will live stream at 9:00 a.m. If you are not available at that time, you can
always listen to it later.

 

 

Ikea – Fall Shopping                     
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020
Cost: $35.00 per person
Departs: 9:00 a.m. @ Clio K-mart
Status: Seats available!
If you’ve heard about IKEA, but have never been there or you would like to go again, now is your chance!  This
shopping experience is not like any other store.  They have everything for the home… (no clothes!)  There are small
items as well as big furniture items.  We will have the entire luggage bays to bring home any great bargains you might
find!  The restaurant on the premises is currently closed but the bistro is available for takeout for a break or for lunch.
Please wear comfortable walking shoes.  Bring your blue Ikea bag and your orange “family” membership card if
you’ve been before.  You are welcome to bring a cooler if there are frozen food items you’d like to purchase from the
grocery section.
A reminder that Ikea accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.  No personal checks are accepted.  We should
return about 3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

 

Christmas For The Birds; A Whodunit – Turkeyville # 1
Date: Monday, November 16, 2020     Cancelled

Christmas For The Birds; A Whodunit – Turkeyville # 2
Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020    Cancelled

Please note: It is with great sadness that both of our Christmas Turkeyville Trips have been cancelled.  We
received notification just as we were updating the website !  The staff at Turkeyville was hanging in there with
hopes of making these trips happen.  We will look forward to hearing about their 2021 Season with high hopes that it
will be a better year for all of us!

 

Starbright Christmas – Petrolia # 1
Cancelled – Rescheduled for 2021!

Starbright Christmas – Petrolia # 2
Cancelled – Rescheduled for 2021!

Please Note: As of this update,  the Canadian Border has extended their closing until November 21, 2020. We will
keep you posted.

 

Christmas Lights to Delight!              New!
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020
Cost: $36.00 per person
Departure: 5:00 p.m. from Clio Kmart
Join us for an evening of Christmas lights at a couple of different venues. We will play Christmas music on the bus
and enjoy the light displays that the bus can drive through!
Approximate return time will be 9:00 p.m.    Wear your favorite Christmas sweatshirt !!

 

An Elkhart Christmas Experience!                New!
Date: Tuesday – Wednesday, December 15 – 16, 2020
Cost: $265.00 per person double occupancy
Departure: 9:00 a.m. from PNC Bank
This trip is planned with safety in mind for the Holiday Season.  We will experience the delights of the Elkhart area
including Linton’s Enchanted Gardens “Holiday Village” and the Christmas Feast Dinner and the Shipshewana
Majestic Noel.  This amazing show is filled with non-stop equestrian adventures of all kinds featuring some of the
most beautiful horses anywhere.  Along with incredibly talented riders from all around the world.  This show also
features lovely and death-defying aerialists, performing jaw dropping routines, high in the air, with a blend of beauty
and grace combined with danger and bravery that will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions!  You’ll witness all
the festive lights that make Christmas so grand, you’ll sing along with world class vocalists to all your favorite
traditional songs of the season, as well as some new favorites!  You dance along with the Yuletide dancers as
they do their part to spread Christmas cheer and you will laugh at our hilarious comedy throughout the show,
including a moment when a cow thinks he’s a reindeer!  Mostly, you will be transported back to your childhood, and
experience a feeling you may have forgotten about for many years…that childlike innocence and excitement that
only the Christmas season can bring.  Christmas is without a doubt the most special time of the year, and “Noel” is
proud and honored to share with you the real Reason we celebrate Christmas, the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ!
“Noel” features one of the largest living nativities anywhere, complete with a re-creation of the stable and
manger in Bethlehem where the savior was born.  A glorious Angel on horseback heralds the Lord’s coming as
wise men from the East with real life camels come to witness the blessed miracle, as well as the townspeople
with their sheep, goats, donkeys and cows.  The powerful music and narration of our nativity scene, and the message
of hope and everlasting life that it brings will change your life!

We’ll drive through the 2 million LED lights of light displays before spending the night at the Holiday Inn
Express in Elkhart.  On our 2nd day, we will visit several places including an Amish Wind Chime Maker, a
Mennonite Jam/Butter Maker, a Basket Maker and a popcorn shop.  Another unique stop will be a camel Dairy
Farm.  We’ll enjoy a great Amish wedding feast before heading home to Clio.

This new experience to get us in the Holiday mood will be lots of fun.  The show has over 3500 seats and we will
be able to be socially distanced while enjoying it!

Since this is a late addition to our schedule, full payment will be due to reserve your seat. We need to provide the
hotel a room list by December 1st, so if you’d like to go, give us a call and get your name on the list.
Single price: $310.00 Triple price: $$240.00 per person

 

 

Christmas Mystery Trip                      
Date: Sunday – Tuesday  December 27 – 29, 2020
Cost: $385.00 per person double occupancy
Departure: 8:30 a.m. from PNC Bank
Deposit: $85.00 per person
Balance due: November 25, 2020
Cancellation Protection: $40.00 due with deposit
$345.00 per person – triple
$460.00 per person – single
Status: SOLD OUT !!
This annual trip will be filled with a variety of stops and new places to go. It includes 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts,
2 lunches, and 2 dinners. All the activities and events are also included! This trip is a relaxing getaway after
Christmas! The kids and grandkids have gone home. Now it is time for you to relax and enjoy.
Dress for the weather, luggage tags will be handed out at the bus, and we should return home around 9:00 p.m. on the 29th.

 

WELCOME 2021 !!

 

Canadian Brass……  Cancelled                                        
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021

 

Ark Encounter & Creation Museum
Date: Friday – Saturday, March 26 – 27, 2021
Cost: $248.00 per person (double occupancy)
Deposit: $75.00 per person
Balance due: February 15th, 2021
Cancellation Protection: $40.00 per person due w/ deposit
Departure: 6:30 a.m. from the PNC Bank
Status: 10  seats available!
The trip includes a self-guided tour of the Creation Museum which brings the pages of the Bible to life; a visit
to the Ark Encounter which allows you to go at your own pace through the life-sized reconstruction of Noah’s Ark; 1
night stay at the Hampton Inn, 1 breakfast and 1 luncheon buffet; and the motor coach transportation.
Single $322.00; Triple $244.00

 

*** New Info ! —  Date and time change ! ***

Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Sale # 1
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Cost: $80.00 per person
Departure: 6:00 a.m. from the Clio K-mart
Status: Seats available!
This day trip is headed to Fort Wayne for the Annual Vera Bradley Outlet Sale at the Memorial Coliseum. This
annual event draws people from far distances to shop for items marked 40% to 60% off. This is a ticketed sale and
the days are broken into 2 hour shopping segments that allow a limited number of people inside at a time. They have a
special arrangement for groups and we will be admitted through a special entrance as well as have our own check
out space and not have to stand in the long lines with everyone else.

Our shopping time is 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. We will include lunch in the price and then head home with a
restroom stop at the Michigan welcome center. We should return about 6:30 p.m.

 

*** New Info ! — Date and time change ! ***

Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Sale # 2
Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Cost: $80.00 per person
Departure: 6:00 a.m. from the Clio K-mart
Status: Seats Available!
This day trip is headed to Fort Wayne for the Annual Vera Bradley Outlet Sale at the Memorial Coliseum. This
annual event draws people from far distances to shop for items marked 40% to 60% off. This is a ticketed sale and
the days are broken into 2 hour shopping segments that allow only a limited number of people inside at a time. They have
a special arrangement for groups and we will be admitted through a special entrance as well as have our own check
out space and not have to stand in the long lines with everyone else.

Our shopping time is 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. We will include lunch in the price and then head home with a
restroom stop at the Michigan welcome center. We should return about 6:30 p.m.

 

Shades of Ireland
Dates: Thursday, April 22 – Saturday, May 1, 2021
Cost: $4128.00 per person double occupancy
Status: Seats Available!
Deposit: $829.00 per person (includes insurance)
Final Payment due: February 21, 2021
This trip includes 10 days exploring Ireland and is offered with Collette Vacations.  It will include 13 meals:                                                 8 breakfasts & 5 dinners. This trip will also include your insurance (329.00 value), round trip air, taxes and fees and
hotel transfers.  Highlights include: A Castle Stay, Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Farm Visit, Killarney, Jaunting Car Ride,
Galway, Ring of Kerry, Blarney Castle, Waterford Crystal, Kilkenny, Dublin, an Irish Evening and yes!  You can even
kiss the Blarney Stone!      Flyers are now available!          A passport is required for this trip!
We do have some people looking for roommates. So, if you are interested, give me a call!
Single rate: $4728.00      Triple rate: $4098.00 per person

 

Beautiful – the Carol King Musical
Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021
Cost: $110.00 per person
Departure: 5:00 p.m. from the Clio Kmart
Status: Over half full !!
This Broadway musical, BEAUTIFUL, tells the story of Carole King, superstar. Her music would become the
soundtrack to a generation. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she
reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. It wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. BEAUTIFUL tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom. Along the way, she made more than BEAUTIFUL music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
This trip includes main floor tickets for the 8:00 p.m. show at the Fisher Theatre and motor coach transportation.
We’ll make a supper stop (on your own) on the way to Detroit.

 

French Lick Resort – Spring Excursion
Date: Monday – Friday,  May 10 – 14, 2021
Cost: $1299.00 per person double occupancy
Deposit: $100.00 per person
Cancellation Protection: $80.00 per person due w/ deposit
Status: Seats available!
This trip includes 4 nights at this historical hotel, 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners, a step on guide history tour,
a Historic Landmarks Walking Tour of French Lick Hotel, an Elephant Encounter, French Lick Scenic Railway,
Leisure time at Resort, Gasthof Amish Village, Monastery Immaculate Conception, Historical Walking Tour of West
Baden Springs, and Patoka Lake Wildlife Cruise.  This resort is located in the southwest part of Indiana and
should be full of spring flowers blooming everywhere!
Flyers are now available!      

 

Shipshewana in the Spring!
Date: Monday – Tuesday;  May 17 – 18, 2021
Cost: $260.00 per person, double occupancy
Deposit: $75.00 per person
Cancellation protection: $40.00 per person
Final Payment: due April 1st, 2021
Departure: 8:00 a.m. from PNC Bank
Status: Almost half full !!
This trip includes 1 night lodging at Farmstead Inn, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast, the show ticket, and visits to the flea
market or the shops in town, a bakery, a cheese shop and the bulk food store. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring
a hat, and dress for the weather. Many people like to bring a cooler in case they buy items at the bulk food store that
need to be refrigerated.
The show will be “Half-Stitched”. What could possibly go wrong when an Amish widow decides to teach a small
weekend quilting class? Cultures collide and personalities conflict when six loose threads and an Amish widow spend
a weekend together learning a little about quilts, and a lot about themselves. This Broadway-style musical will have
you bent over laughing, fighting back tears, and humming along to unforgettable melodies. This show is based on
Wanda Brunstetter’s novel The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club, which premiered in Shipshewana, Indiana in 2012.
Single: $315.00 Triple: $240.00 per person

 

Authentic Alaska
Date: Monday, June 7 – Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Cost: Is based on the room you select on the ship. There
will be four categories:
Inside: $5150.00 per person double occupancy
Oceanview w/ porthole: $5500.00 per person double occ.
Oceanview w/ window: $5550.00 per person double occ.
Balcony: $6300.00 per person double occupancy
Deposit: $1,000.00 per person
Status: 8 seats available !!
This trip includes 7 days land and a 7 night cruise through the Inside Passage. We will fly from Detroit to
Fairbanks, Alaska and the return flight will be from Seattle to Detroit. We will be sailing on Norwegian Cruise Lines.
The land portion of the trip will include two nights in Fairbanks, a city tour, a visit to the pipeline, a salmon bake,
the Sternwheeler Discovery Cruise, a lunch, two nights in Denali National Park, a tundra tour, Cabin Night, the
Domed Train ride, two nights in Anchorage, 1 night near Homer Spit and a chance to visit the Halibut Capital of the World.

The seven day cruise will visit Icy Strait, Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan. We will also cruise into a glacier.
This cost also includes cancellation insurance (300.00 value), your transfers from Clio to Detroit, transfers to the
hotels, and the bus back to Clio from Detroit!
*A passport or Enhanced Driver’s license is required for this trip!                                                                                                                      The cruise ship docks in Vancouver, British Columbia – Canada.
Detailed flyers are available. Call if you would like one sent to you. The registration form is included with the flyer.                             We do need your name EXACTLY as it is on your TSA approved ID for the airline reservation and the cruise ship.

 

Lion King                                       
Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Cost: $135.00 per person
Departure: 3:00 p.m. from Clio Kmart
Status: Half full !!
“Embark on an extraordinary coming-of-age adventure as Simba, a lion cub who cannot wait to be king, searches
for his destiny in the great “Circle of Life.” You will be thrilled by the breathtaking animation, unforgettable
Academy Award®–winning music (1994: Best Original Score; Best Original Song, “Can You Feel The Love
Tonight”) and timeless story.”
Join me for this phenomenal adaptation of Disney’s animated “Lion King” to the Broadway musical stage! We
have seats on the loge for the 7:30 p.m. performance at the Stranahan Theatre in Toledo. We will include a dinner
at the Spaghetti Warehouse before the show. You will be amazed at the animals on stage as they welcome the new
young cub.
If you had planned to go on this trip in 2020 and requested your money be moved to the new date in 2021,
but find this date does not work for you, please let us know!

 

Lancaster – Queen Esther                  
Dates: Monday – Thursday;  July 12 – July 15, 2021
Cost: $570.00 per person double occupancy
Deposit: $100.00 deposit will reserve your seat
Final Payment: Due by May 26, 2021.
Cancellation Protection: $60.00 per person due w/ deposit.
Status: 10 seats available !!
This year’s trip will include the production of Queen Esther at the Sight and Sound Theater. We will also visit
the Chalk Artist; visit Turkeyhill and make your own flavor of ice cream; and attend the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
which will be featuring “Beauty and the Beast!
Esther is described in the Book of Esther as a Jewish queen of the Persian King Ahasuerus. In the narrative,
Ahasuerus seeks a new wife after his queen, Vashti, refuses to obey him, and Esther is chosen for her beauty.
The king’s chief advisor, Haman, is offended by Esther’s cousin and guardian, Mordecai, and gets permission from
the king to have all the Jews in the kingdom killed. Esther foils the plan and wins permission from the king for the
Jews to kill their enemies, and they do so.
The cost includes 3 nights lodging, motor coach transportation, 2 dinners, 3 breakfasts, 2 shows, the Chalk Artist, and more!
Triple price: $515.00 per person; Single price: $735.00

 

Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park                       
Date: Monday, July 19 – Monday, July 26, 2021
Cost: $3899.00 per person, double occupancy
Deposit: $250.00 per person
Cancellation Protection is included ($150.00 value)
Final payment will be due June 9, 2021
Status: Almost half full
This trip will include round trip, non-stop air from Windsor to Calgary as well as transfers to and from the
airport; 3 nights in Banff, Alberta; 3 nights in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta; 1 night in Calgary;                                                    7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners; Sightseeing Tour of Banff National Park; Columbia Icefields Snowcoach; visit to Lake Louise & Chateau Lake Louise; Sightseeing Tour of Yoho National Park; Emerald Lake & Takakkaw Falls; Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump; Waterton Lakes National Park; Touring Glacier National Park & Going To The Sun Highway (USA); Boat Cruise on Waterton Lake; Luggage handling; tips and taxes on included meals; and cancellation protection. Detailed flyers are arriving soon.
Single occupancy: $5139.00 Triple occupancy $3649.00

 

New York City
Date: Sunday – Saturday; August 1 – 7, 2021
Cost: $1750.00 per person double occupancy
Deposit: $250.00 per person
Final payment will be due June 1st, 2021
Cancellation Protection: $150.00 a person due w/ deposit
Status: Almost half full
This exciting trip will provide an opportunity to visit New York City and includes 6 nights lodging and two breakfasts.
We will stay 4 nights at 52nd Street and Broadway in New York City at the Novotel! We will have easy access to many
attractions and theatres. The trip includes visits to the 9/11 Museum and Memorial, an all-day guided sightseeing tour,
Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, the Flight 93 Memorial and more! There will be an optional opportunity for the
World Yacht Dinner Cruise and a couple of Broadway Shows. Many meals are “on your own” because it is more
cost effective to offer this trip that way. There are many restaurants and deli’s within walking distance of our hotel.
Those who signed up for this trip in 2020 can leave their deposits / payments for the new date in 2021 and have first
choice for seats on this trip. If you prefer to cancel, we can open seats to others who may be interested.
Single Occupancy: $2500.00 per person
Triple Occupancy: $1600.00 per person

 

Branson Fall Extravaganza!
Dates: Tuesday – Monday; September 14 – 20, 2021
Cost: $990.00 per person, double occupancy
Deposit: $100.00 per person
Cancellation Protection: $80.00 per person due w/ deposit
Balance due: August 15th, 2021
Departure: 6:30 a.m. from PNC Bank
Status: Seats available!
Join me for this all new fall trip to Branson!  New shows!  Warmer weather!  Fall Color!  We will travel to the Ozark
Mountains and enjoy some fall color as we enjoy shows from the area as well as shopping in Historic Downtown
Branson, visiting the College of the Ozarks, and enjoying some great food!
This trip will be seven days, six nights, and include the motorcoach, 6 dinners, 6 breakfasts, 6 nights lodging, and
9 shows including The Duttons; Doug Gabriel; Clay Cooper’s Country Express; Hughes Brothers; Tribute to
John Denver; Irish Tenors & Celtic Ladies; The Presley’s; Johnson Family Strings; and CJ’s Classic Country and
Comedy. We will visit the historic downtown as well as the College of the Ozarks. We will stay at the Shrine Hotel on
the way to Branson and the Pear Tree Inn in St Louis on the way home.
Triple occupancy: $920.00 per person
Single occupancy: $1250.00 per person

 

Vermont & New Hampshire – Fall Colors                 New!
Dates: Friday – Saturday, October 1 – 9, 2021
Cost: $2549.00 per person double occupancy
Deposit: $200.00 per person
Cancellation Protection: $100.00 a person due w/ deposit
Balance due: August 1st, 2021
This 9 day trip will show you the splendor of fall colors in Vermont and New Hampshire as well as upstate New
York. In Vermont we will visit Hildene, the Green Mountain Rail, 2 nights at White River Junction, Quechee Gorge,
Cold Hollow Cider Mill, tour the Von Trapp Family Lodge, visit Ben & Jerry’s, Chutter’s Candy Counter (world’s
largest), and Cannon Mountain Aerial Tram. In New Hampshire we will spend 3 nights at Indian Head Resort,
and visit Winnipesaukee Rail, Mt Washington Cruise, the Cog Rail up Mt Washington, and visit North Conway. We
will visit the Finger Lakes Region, Sonnenberg Gardens, and more!
The cost includes 8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners, all lodging, the motorcoach and scheduled events. We will be
traveling through Canada to save miles and time!
*A passport or Enhanced Driver’s license is required for this trip!    We will be traveling through Canada.
Single price: $3,449.00 Triple price: $2349.00 pp
Detailed trip flyers are available!

 

Utah – Mighty 5 National Parks                    New Info!
Date: Saturday  – Saturday,  October 16 – 23, 2021
Cost: $3299.00 per person double Occupancy
Deposit: $250.00 per person
Cancellation Protection Included
Final Payment Due: July 15, 2021
Status: Over half full !
*** You must have a TSA approved ID for this trip !! ***
Please remember I need your name as it is on your TSA approved Identification and your birthdate. The name must match the airline ticket and I want to give them the correct information.
We will visit all five National Parks in Utah: Zion, Bryce, Capital Reef, Canyonlands, and Arches as well as many
other special sights and the landscape is incredible. We will fly in and out of Salt Lake City and also tour that city! A
stay at Red Cliffs Lodge in Moab is a true delight! This trip will include 7 breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 5 Dinners, airflight,
luggage handling, transportation to and from the airports, the motorcoach around Utah and more!
Detailed flyers are Coming Soon!
Single: $4049.00     Triple: $2949.00

 

Mighty Mississippi River Cruise #1   Rescheduled — Memphis to New Orleans
Mighty Mississippi River Cruise # 2   Rescheduled — Memphis to New Orleans
Watch for details coming soon!

 

Celtic Thunder: Ireland                    
Date: Friday, December 17, 2021
Cost: $86.00 per person
Departure: 4:30 p.m. from Clio Kmart                                                                                                                                                                      We will head to Detroit and the Fox Theatre to see Celtic Thunder: Ireland for the 7:30 p.m. show!  “Ireland” is
a brand-new revue show that revisits their most popular Irish and Celtic songs of the past decade and celebrates
the influence of Irish and Celtic music around the world.  The Celtic Thunder “Ireland” live theatrical show embodies
the essence of the Public Television darling, delivering a blend of lively, fast paced and upbeat songs “A Place in
The Choir” “The Galway Girl” and “Raggle Taggle Gypsy” classic ballads “Mountains of Mourne” and “The Wild
Rover” and renowned Irish love songs such as “She Moved Through The Fair” and “Danny Boy”.  All with a
special Celtic Thunder twist, of course.
We will make a light supper stop on the way to Detroit which will be “on your own”.

 

Oberammergau… Passion Play                 New Info!
Date: August 15 – 27, 2022
Cost: $7549.00 per person, double occupancy
Insurance is included (valued at $500.00)
Deposit of $1300.00 due to reserve your seat
A $50.00 early bird discount if paid by 11-10-20.
It began all the way back in 1633. Oberammergau was suffering from the Bubonic Plague. The surviving villagers
appealed for Divine intervention to save their families. They vowed that if God were to spare them, they would
perform a Passion Play every ten years. They say not a single person fell victim to the Plague after that. Keeping
their promise, the people of Oberammergau performed the first play in 1634 and have continued to do so throughout
the centuries.
Today, many of Oberammergau’s residents still take part in this powerful work of art featuring dramatic
performances, beautiful music and choral accompaniment. The residents of Oberammergau will again perform The
Passion Play in 2022.
This trip will visit Berlin, Hamburg, Marburg, Rothenburg and the Oberammergau Region. This newly
revised trip will include a high speed train between Berlin and Hamburg. The Passion Play will be a highlight. This
13 day trip includes 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 6 dinners. The airfare and luggage handling are also
included.
I do have someone looking for a room mate. We have limited seats available for this trip. Let us know if you are
interested!