Travel

 

 

 

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.

 

Coping…

A video series on “Coping” will be offered at Ann’s Adventures on Friday, March 12th . This four week series
was offered in February. Several people had to miss one session or another due to weather, appointments or other
reasons. I am offering a chance to view the missed weeks at the times below on March 12th.

This video series features one of America’s most popular and entertaining speakers, Clayton Barbeau. He
presents an insightful picture of the basic dynamics of the human personality. He uses humorous anecdotes shaped
in life’s laboratory to describe how people cope successfully with life’s emotional challenges.

The four sessions will include:
9:00 a.m.    Coping with Ourselves
10:30 a.m.  Coping with Others
12:15 p.m.   Coping with Loss
2:00 p.m.    Coping with Feelings

The hour long videos will conclude with discussion facilitated by Ann Anderson. “This series is beneficial for
everyone, especially when dealing with stress and emotional issues. It helps many people realize a different
approach to the issues and relationships they face on a daily basis. It also opens up new thoughts for discussion.”

 

Turkeyville Special Event!           
Date: Saturday, March 6th, 2021
Cost: $80.00 per person
Departure: 9:30 a.m. from Clio Kmart
Status: SOLD OUT !!
“It Might As Well Be Spring; A Hopeful Cabaret” Cornwell’s Professional Dinner Theatre is announcing a
“Unique Show” featuring a lineup of powerhouse Michigan singers as they present an uplifting and upbeat vision of
the future through a mix of Broadway classics and fun cabaret favorites! This narrated concert will provide much-
needed laughter and smiles as we turn the page to 2021.

The trip includes the wonderful turkey dinner we all know and love. This is a one-time event and we’ve been
invited to come and check it out!

 

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:  NOW !!
Cancellation Protection: $40.00 per person due w/ deposit
Departure: 6:30 a.m. from the PNC Bank
Status: A few seats maybe 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      Itineraries & info will be mailed the second week of March

 

Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Sale # 1 and # 2
The Annual April event has been cancelled for 2021!  This event will be held in 2022.  I will refund your payment
or you can have it held until 2022. Let me know your choice.

 

Meijer Gardens – Butterfly Exhibit          New!
Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Cost: $68.00 per person
Departure: 9:30 a.m. from the Clio Kmart
This trip will get us in the mood for spring. We will visit Meijer Gardens and the special Butterfly Exhibit. The trip
will include a luncheon voucher in the cafeteria, a tram ride through the grounds (weather permitting) time to explore
the conservatory and the grounds and the motorcoach transportation. We should return to Clio around 5:00 p.m.
Dress for the weather. Brightly colored shirts or sweaters attract the butterflies if you want them to land on you! Bring
a camera if you want to capture the beauty of these unique butterflies. There will be some time for the gift shop as well.

 

Horrocks Farm Market         New!
Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Cost: $35.00 per person
Departure: 9:30 a.m. from the Clio Kmart
We are offering an opportunity to go shopping at this amazing Farm Market in Lansing.
We will have time for shopping for fruits, vegetables, meats and cheeses and more! There is a deli where you
can purchase lunch. Wine tasting and beer tasting is also available. Where else can you enjoy a glass while
shopping? Bring a cooler if you want to bring home items that would be better off being kept cool. There is a new
coffee shop area with tables and chairs.
They also have items for your gardens and yards! There is lots of room under the bus!
We will depart about 1:30 to head back to Clio. This is a great opportunity to get items for the spring season.

 

Shades of Ireland
Dates: April 22 – May 1, 2021
Status: Hold your final payments for now… this trip has a high probability of being cancelled. We are waiting for a
decision from the sponsoring tour company.
If it is cancelled, I am considering offering it again in 2022 or 2023. The dates for 2022 are within one week of
our return from the Rhine River Trip. There are several travelers that are signed up for both trips. Please let me
know your thoughts.
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. A passport is required for this trip!
* Please hold your final payments until a decision is made about this trip.

 

Ikea – Fall Shopping         New!
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Cost: $35.00 per person
Departure: 9:00 a.m. @ Clio K-mart
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 open with limited seating and 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.

 

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!
 

 

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 due with deposit
Final Payment due:  April 1, 2021
Departure: 8:00 a.m. from PNC Bank
Status: Over 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.
We will see a brand new show…
“After one too many burnt batches of bread, two too many crooked quilts and a few more gardening glitches
than a person can handle, Rachel Miller decides to step out of her comfort zone on the farm and see how ‘the other
half’ lives. After all, she’s seen the Telemundo soap opera actresses on the TV at Walmart. How hard can this acting
thing be?!?!?  But after trading in the “Amish apple dumpling” for the “Big Apple”, Rachel finds out the grass
isn’t always greener on the other side. In fact, there may not be any grass at all!  You’ll laugh a lot and may even cry
a little as you follow the Amish girl, a fading Broadway star, and a handsome stranger in their quest to find the best of
themselves. Love, laughter, and the lights of Broadway brighten the stage in The Best of Me! … A new musical
comedy – the newest show to join the decade of hits produced by Blue Gate Musicals.”
Single: $315.00 Triple: $240.00 per person

 

Right Bed, Wrong Husband – Turkeyville        New!
Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Cost: $80.00 per person
Departure: 9:30 a.m. from the Clio Kmart
A fast-paced, side splitting farce that you can take to the bank! Ted is a young, penniless bachelor whose uncle
holds the strings to his trust fund. In order to increase his meager allowance, Ted hatches a plan to convince his
uncle he has gotten married. When his uncle shows up unexpectedly Ted has to work double time to convince his
uncle that his best friend’s wife is, in fact, his own. Things might have gone smoothly, until Ted’s actual fiancée
arrives, as does the maid, along with the neighborhood drunk who likes to sack in with Ted. Filled with slamming
doors, mistaken identities and all the naughty antics you can cram into the show.
This trip to Turkeyville will include the turkey dinner, transportation, and the show. We should return between
6:00 and 6:30 depending on traffic.

 

Authentic Alaska …
Date: June 7 – 22, 2021
Updated info! I am keeping an eye on the status of the Canadian border in order to determine the success of our
trip to Alaska in June. Norwegian Cruises are under a no sail status through the end of May. This makes it a
challenge to know what to plan. Based on many of your calls, it sounds like many prefer to wait until June of 2022
and be able to do the entire trip – land and sea! I know everyone will have varying opinions, but I’m willing to listen
and take into account your thoughts on this trip.

 

Lancaster – Queen Esther
Dates: Monday – Thursday;  July 12 – July 15, 2021
Cost: $570.00 per person double occupancy
Deposit: $100.00 per person
Final Payment Due: May 26, 2021.
Cancellation Protection: $60.00 per person due w/ deposit.
Status: A few seats may be 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, motorcoach transportation, 2 dinners, 3 breakfasts, 2 shows, the Chalk
Artist, and more!       Single price: $735.00 Triple price: $515.00 per person

 

Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park
Date: July 19 – 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: Over half full.
This trip will include round trip, non-stop air from Windsor to Calgary. Since this trip involves crossing the
Canadian border, we are currently waiting on the status of the border reopening to international travelers. We will
keep you posted as we hear any updates. Detailed flyers are now available!
Single occupancy: $5139.00
Triple occupancy: $3649.00

 

Godspell – Turkeyville        New!
Date: Thursday, July 29, 2021
Cost: $80.00 per person
Departure: 9:30 a.m. from the Clio Kmart
A ragtag group of misfits help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling
techniques and hefty doses of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is
employed as the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the
Crucifixion, Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.
This trip to Turkeyville will include the turkey dinner, transportation, and the show. We should return between
6:00 and 6:30 depending on traffic.

 

New York City
Date: Sunday – Saturday; August 1 – 7, 2021
Cost: $1750.00 per person double occupancy
Deposit: $250.00 per person
Final payment due:  June 1, 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 2 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.
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 15, 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.
Branson is a delightful place to visit as the entire area seems to focus on God, family and country! It is an upbeat
community which has a variety of musical styles to share! If you’ve never been, this is a great opportunity to go! If
you’ve been at Christmastime, this is a great way to see the area in the fall!
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

 

Lion King                        Updated Info!
The Stranahan Theatre has notified me that this amazing show will be moved to the end of September. If you can go
on the new date, great!  If you cannot, please let me know you need a refund.
Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 (waiting confirmation)
Cost: $135.00 per person
Departure: 3:00 p.m. from Clio Kmart
Status: A few seats may be available!
“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.

 

Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash – Turkeyville #1         New!
Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Cost: $80.00 per person
Departure: 9:30 a.m. from the Clio Kmart
From the songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success,
rowdiness and redemption, and the healing power of home and family. More than two dozen classic hits – including
” I Walk the Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune – paint a musical portrait of the
Man In Black that promises to be a foot-stompin’, crowd pleasin’ salute to a unique musical legend! Though he is
never impersonated, Johnny Cash’s remarkable life story is told through his music, delivering a concert that will both
move and exhilarate!
This trip to Turkeyville will include the turkey dinner, transportation, and the show. We should return between
6:00 and 6:30 depending on traffic.

 

Vermont & New Hampshire – Fall Colors               
Dates: Friday, October 1 – Saturday, October 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
Status: 10 – 15 seats available!
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!
Fall color in New Hampshire and Vermont is outstanding! The Finger Lakes region of upstate New York
is also incredibly beautiful! Pictures of the area are great, however being there can easily take your breath away!
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 !
Single price: $3,449.00       Triple price: $2349.00 pp
Detailed trip flyers are available!

 

Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash – Turkeyville #2        New!
Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Cost: $80.00 per person
Departure: 9:30 a.m. from the Clio Kmart
From the songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success,
rowdiness and redemption, and the healing power of home and family. More than two dozen classic hits – including
” I Walk the Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune – paint a musical portrait of the
Man In Black that promises to be a foot-stompin’, crowd pleasin’ salute to a unique musical legend! Though he is
never impersonated, Johnny Cash’s remarkable life story is told through his music, delivering a concert that will both
move and exhilarate!
This trip to Turkeyville will include the turkey dinner, transportation, and the show. We should return between
6:00 and 6:30 depending on traffic.

 

Utah – Mighty 5 National Parks                    
Date: Saturday, October 16 – Saturday, October 23, 2021
Cost: $3299.00 per person double Occupancy
Deposit: $250.00 per person
Cancellation Protection Included (Value $150.00)
Final Payment Due: July 15, 2021
Status: SOLD OUT !!  Wait list started !!
*** 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 available !!
Single: $4199.00     Triple: $3099.00

 

Mackinac Island & Grand Hotel                   
Date: Monday, October 25 – Thursday, October 28, 2021
Cost: $850.00 per person double occupancy
Deposit: $200.00 per person
Final Balance due: August 20, 2021
Cancellation Protection: $60.00 per person due w/ deposit.
Status: 12 seats available
This trip includes 3 nights at the Grand Hotel, the motor coach, ferry boat to and from the island, carriage ride
around the island, afternoon tea & cookies, many other activities and classes and entertainment, 3 dinners, 3
breakfasts, and lots more. It is like a ‘land cruise’ with many included activities like fudgie bingo, movies, contests, a
cocktail reception and more. This year’s trip will also include 2 Grand Buffet Luncheons and lots of sales since
it is the end of the month. This trip offered in cooperation with MRPA (Michigan Recreation and Parks Association).
Single price: $1095.00

 

Mighty Mississippi River Cruise #1        
Memphis to New Orleans
Dates: Saturday, November 6 – Wednesday,  November 17, 2021
Cost: Per Person for double occupancy is dependent upon the room you choose on the ship. Those who moved their
money from their 2020 reservation will receive a $600.00 credit from the cruiseline. Detailed flyers are available and
have been sent to those who opted to move their deposits to 2021. Please let me know which room type you are
interested in having and if the new dates will work for you! Since several people opted to receive a refund, there are
seats available at this time.
Status: Seats available!
*** You must have a TSA approved ID for this trip!
This trip includes: transportation by bus to and from the Amtrak Station in Chicago, The Amtrak coach seat from
Chicago to Memphis and New Orleans to Chicago, the Mississippi River Cruise on the American Queen, 1 night
in Memphis, 1 night in New Orleans, shuttles to and from the hotels and the cruise docks, port fees, luggage
handling, pre-trip departure meeting, shore excursions, gratuities, meals on board the Duchess, a visit to
Graceland in Memphis, 2 breakfasts, and cancellation protection.

 

Mighty Mississippi River Cruise #2          
Memphis to New Orleans
Dates: Saturday, November 20 – Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Cost: Per Person for double occupancy is dependent upon the room you choose on the ship. Those who moved their
money from their 2020 reservation will receive a $600.00 credit from the cruiseline. Detailed flyers are available and
have been sent to those who opted to move their deposits to 2021. Please let me know which room type you are
interested in having and if the new dates will work for you!
Since several people opted to receive a refund, there are seats available at this time.
Status: Seats available!
*** You must have a TSA approved ID for this trip!
Other than the price and date, this trip is the same as Trip # 1. We will be gone over Thanksgiving on this trip,
but everything will be open for our trip.
A Detailed Packet with registration form and itinerary is available at the office for either trip # 1 or #2. Pick one up or call to have it mailed to you.

 

A Capitol Christmas – Washington DC           
Date: Thursday, December 9 – Monday, December 13, 2021
Cost: $1439.00 per person for double occupancy
Deposit: $100.00 per person
Cancellation Protection: $85.00 per person with deposit.
Final Payment due: October 1, 2021
Status: Seats available!
Join us for this opportunity to visit our Nations’ Capitol at Christmas. This trip includes the motorcoach
transportation, 4 night’s lodging, an all day sightseeing tour of DC, Evening Illumination Tour including the National
Tree, National Cathedral, Christmas at Mt Vernon, 3 Dinners, 4 Breakfasts, a performance of “A Christmas
Carol” at Ford’s Theatre, a performance of NSO Pops Concert at Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, a visit to
Cambridge, Ohio for Dicken’s Victorian Village and see how mannequins are made, and the Cambridge Museum
of Glass.
Detailed flyers are available !!
Single Occupancy: $1889.00 per person
Triple Occupancy: $1289.00 per person

 

Dashing Through the Snow – Turkeyville        New!
Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Cost: $80.00 per person
Departure: 9:30 a.m. from the Clio Kmart
The Tannenbaum’s are trying to make it back home to Michigan in time to celebrate Christmas with their family,
but when a blizzard descends on the Midwest, they are forced off the roads. With all the rooms in every hotel filled
with holiday travelers, they are forced to camp out in the lobby of a small, family-owned inn. Feeling discouraged,
but determined to make the best of it, the family meets their fellow stranded travelers, and finds the holiday spirit in the
most unlikely of places. Featuring holiday favorites such as “Jingle Bells,” “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer,”
” O Holy Night,” and many more, this heartwarming night of song, family and laughter is the perfect way to kindle your
Christmas spirit!
This trip to Turkeyville will include the turkey dinner, transportation, and the show. We should return between
6:00 and 6:30 depending on traffic.

 

 

2022 !! 🙂

 

 

 

Jewels of the Rhine River & Tulip Time
Date: Wednesday, April 27 – Saturday, May 7, 2022
Cost: See flyer… depending on room you choose
Trip Insurance included! ($450.00 value)
Deposit: $850.00 per person
Free Airfare if deposit received by 3/31/21
The per person price ranges between 5,000.00 and $7250.00 depending on the room type you select.
Status: As of this printing, there are 5 cabins available on the Riviera Deck.
Think ahead to 2022 and cruising down the Rhine River while visiting Switzerland, France, Germany and the
Netherlands! Plan now and save with early sign-up! Call for a detailed flyer. Choose the type of cabin you’d like and
let’s start dreaming of that vacation you’ve been waiting for!
This trip includes the opportunity to visit 4 countries, 23 meals, free airfare, 2 nights hotel in Lucerne, Switzerland,
7 nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice onboard the Emerald Waterways Star-Ships, complimentary regional
wines, beer and soft drinks with onboard lunches and dinners, and many shore excursions with English-speaking
local guides. Spring will be a great time to visit these countries.
Those who register after 3/31/21 will add $750.00 per person for airfare.
You will need a valid passport for this trip. We will be partnering with Mayflower Tours.

 

 

Oberammergau… Passion Play                 
Date: Monday, August 15 – Saturday, August 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
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!

 

 

Ideas?     What do you think?

Considering several options for next February 2022… someplace warm?  Check out these suggestions!

Gulf Shores, Alabama 9 day trip
Including Huntsville, AL; U.S Space & Rocket Center – world’s largest space museum, and learn about future of
U.S Space Mission; Burritt Mansion – awesome views; Harrison Brothers Hardware – shoppers delights and
glimpse into Huntsville’s past; Overnight… Cullman, Al; St Bernard Abbey Monastery & talk about “Life as a
Monk”; Ave Marie Grotto – “Jerusalem in Miniature” ( incredible!) To Gulf Shores – 3 nights; Free morning
Dolphin Cruise; Alabama Gulf Coast Music Hall…….www.alabamagulfcoastmusichall.com; Tour of Fairhope
Tour two Castles – Storybook Castle from HGTV and Mosher Castle; Beautiful downtown; Bellingrath Gardens –
Mobile; Perdido Queen Riverboat Dinner Cruise. Tour Alligator Alley Farm; To Monroeville – Visit Old Courthouse
Museum and step into setting of “To Kill a Mockingbird” – the novel praised for its sensitive treatment of a child’s
awakening to racism and prejudice in America’s South; To Selma and meet Dianne Harris for guided tour and tour
of Brown Chapel AME Church. Dianne was a student activist with firsthand knowledge of the area’s Civil Rights
Movement; Overnight – Montgomery, Al – 2 nights; Hyundai Motors Factory Tour;
Tuskegee Airmen – learn about the African American men and women who served in the Army Air Corps during
World War II and the “Tuskegee Experience”; Harriett II Riverboat Dinner Cruise; Birmingham “Ground Zero” Tour
of Civil Rights Movement; the Institute and Sixteeth Street Baptist Church; Last night in Nashville area

San Antonio, Texas 6 day trip

Visit the Institute of Texan Culture; Drury Plaza Hotel Riverwalk 5 nights, Go Rio Cruises – we will board our boats
at the Riverwalk entrance of the hotel for a delightful ride through the well-known Riverwalk! It is beautiful at night!
SAS Shoes Factory Tour – learn about this American Made Product and how the shoes are made. Visit their
delightful store. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Mission Trail. We will visit the five missions including the Alamo.
The Alamo is 4/10ths of a mile from our hotel and approximately a 10 minute walk. By visiting this mission last,
you can spend as much time there as you like and return to the hotel whenever you choose. Explore the Riverwalk;
the Visitor’s Center; free time; Gonzales, Texas – home of the “Come and Get It Cannon”; Visit the museum and
the Jail; Gruene, Texas This historic town has a variety of specialty shops as well as many historic buildings to
explore. It is also home to the Gruene Hall where many country legends have performed. This town is on the
National Register of Historic Places. Gristmill River Restaurant. Austin, TX – visit the State Capitol; lots of free
time to explore the Riverwalk. And more…

Costa Rica 9 day trip

San Jose, Costa Rica lush forests and stunning waterfalls, exotic wildlife; coffee plantation;Guanacastenand it’s
sandy beaches; Monteverde Cloud Forest; butterfly garden and hummingbird gallery; Lake Arenal Cruise; a
riverboat rip in a panga (a covered canoe); topiary garden and so much more… experience the culture and the
food. And more…

Discover Panama 9 day trip

A land of contrasts, remote rainforests; rich history; diverse wildlife; spectacular coastlines; board dugout canoes
to visit an Embera indigenous village; as “Keepers of the Rainforest” the Embera strive to preserve their heritage
and shar traditional techniques of home building and handicrafts; learn a traditional dance, share a meal; Panama
Canal Cruise and pass through two locks; visit Miraflores Locks Visitor Center; Anton Valley – delve into history
and biodiversity; visit a frog conservation center; orchids; butterflies; hike a rainforest trail and see an amazing
waterfall; meet local artists, cigar rollers, whimsical masks, and wearable works of art; visit a local farm; learn
about cooking at a clay oven bakery; and more…
Let me know if any of these adventures sound appealing. The suggestion with the most interest will have me
making more detailed plans…

Note: While South Africa was on our schedule in February of 2020, I am holding off on that trip due to the variant
Covid strains that have surfaced in Africa. Perhaps more time will let that get under control.