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Message from Travel:  In the months ahead, we could have changes and you need to be prepared to be surprised.  Travel groups know because of COVID, lack of workers, state and local guidelines, etc., situations change.  Traveling, at least for now comes with plenty of unknowns.  By the time we visit a planned destination it could be closed.  Venues we thought would be closed could be now be open.

In both advertisements and general communications transparency is the key.  Diane, our vendors and I want travelers to know the trip may not always go exactly as planned.  But what is always a definite is we will work to make sure even with unknowns, we are doing everything to make sure you all have the best trip possible regardless.  If substitutions ever have to be made--we thank you for your patience and understanding.  

Sara Wax, Travel Coordinator

                                                                        UPCOMING SINGLE DAY TRIPS                                                                            

      

                                                                                          

Aug. 24, 2022    Wed.         Veranda--Hayes Concert Series,  Fremont

Aug. 26, 2022     Fri.            Toledo Mudhens Game 

Sept. 1, 2022      Thurs.       September Lunch Bunch

Sept. 13, 2022   Tues.         Perch Fishing on Lake Erie

Sept. 22, 2022   Thurs.      Age of Steam Roundhouse

Oct. 5, 2022       Wed.         Castle Noel

Oct. 13, 2022     Thurs.      Fall Amish Trip

Oct. 18, 2022     Tues.        Shopping North Olmsted Mall

Nov. 1, 2022          Tues.          "Cats"  Cleveland

Nov. 5, 2022       Sat.           Dinner with the Presidents   

Nov. 18, 2022     Fri.            Christmas Connection IX Center

Nov. 27, 2022     Sun.          Cleveland Pops Orchestra/Choir

Dec. 14, 2022     Wed.        Christmas Lunch Bunch                                               

   

 

UPCOMING MULTI-DAY TRIPS

                                                                                                                                       

                                                                               

                                                                                         

Sept. 3 -10, 2022                                                                                        VERMONT & NEW HAMPSHIRE

Nov. 30 - Dec. 3, 2022                                                                              FRENCH LICK RESORT - CHRISTMAS

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CLEVELAND POPS ORCHESTRA
"HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR"


Sunday, Nov. 27 2022
Depart @  11:00 AM
Return after 2:00 PM show & dinner
Cost is $63.00 (Meal extra) due at sign up 

The Cleveland Pops Orchestra is the best!  Director, Carl Topilow performs the highest quality symphonic pops music to entertain and enrich a wide audience.  The Holiday spectacular will truly get you in the spirit!  

Join us for a Sunday afternoon of traditional and popular holiday music and song matched with the magical blend of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra and Pops Chorus.  Enjoy more music and magic in teh Connor Palace lobby before show and during intermission, a very special holiday treat!!

We will eat after the show-the Browns play at home that day, so we will probably eat in teh suburbs.  

AGE OF STEAM ROUNDHOUSE MUSEUM
Discover the Glory Days of Railroading!

WHEN:  Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022
DEPART:  8:00AM
RETURN:  6:30 PM
COST:  $68 (meal included) Due at signup

We will be traveling to Sugarcreek to visit the wonderful "Age of Steam" Roundhouse Museum.  The Age of steam Roundhouse Museum is an immersive trip back into the era of steam locomotives.  The museum consist of an 18-stall reconstructed brick roundhouse, the largest private collection of steam locomotives in the world including over 20 historic steam locomotives and a full functioning back shop where skilled museum staff continue to preserve, restore and repair steam locomotives.

Several people have told me that this is a wonderful venue and Ohio is very fortunate to have such a museum.

Join us for a full family style chicken and beef dinner at Dutch Valley Restaurant and Bakery.  These freshly prepared meals beat fast food by a country mile!  We will also have time for a little shopping.  

TOLEDO MUD HENS 2022
Friday, August 26, 2022
Depart: 3:30 PM
Return:  after game
Cost:  $63 All Inclusive (Due at Signup)

Your Toledo Mud Hens are Division Champs, they clinched the inaugural Triple-A East Division title!  So we want to see how they will do in 2022!

On the evening we will attend, they are going against "Louisville Bats" he Cincinnati Reds affiliate.

We were in the nest last year and our travelers like the area so i have booked us again for the All-American party favorite meal and seats.

It's not too early to plan your family outing.  This is a FAMILY TRIP which means everyone pays the same amount for this trip whether they are members or not.

GREAT BIRTHDAY GIFT IDEA!!

 
GREAT NORTHERN MALL
North Olmsted, Ohio

Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Depart: 8:30 AM
Return: 6:30 PM
Cost: $24 due at signup (meal extra)

 
Located just 5 minutes from Cleveland Hopkins Airport, Great Northern Mall serves the west side with convenient, comfortable, and family friendly indoor shopping.  Anchored by Dillard's, Macy's, JC Penney's, Dick's sporting goods, and a 10 screen Regal Cinema.  Great Northern features 120 quality retailers.  The mall has full service dining options and food court.  I will also take anyone interested to "Marc's" discount store.

Come get started on your Christmas shopping! 

 

DINNER WITH THE PRESIDENTS
Marion, Ohio

DATE:  Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022
DEPART:  4:00 PM
RETURN:  9:30 PM
COST:  $59.00 (meal included) Due at signup


 

The Marion County Historical Society presents dinner with the Presidents (and other special guests).

Guests will dine on presidential favorites and have the opportunity to discuss life in the White House with former United States Presidents.  

Featuring a buffet dinner of favorite foods of the featured Presidents taken from the White House cookbook.  Following the buffet there will be presentations from the featured presidents.

NOTE:  Seats are very limited and therefore we need to have early registration for this trip.

Sign up begins March 7, 2022

VERANDA
Hayes Concert Series-North Coast Band
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Depart: 5:30 PM
Return:  after 7:00 PM concert
Cost: $9.00 (due at sign-up) (ice cream included)


 
North Coast Big Band--will be performing toe tapping tunes of the World War II era and more.  Last year they had a wonderful female singer doing many famous sounds and show tunes.  We will enjoy ice cream before the show.  Just a fun, short trip.  Come enjoy!
NOTE: Please bring a lawn chair for seating on the expansive lawn.  We do have a few extra if you don't have one.  The museum bathrooms will be available.  If there is inclement weather the concert could be cancelled and a refund credit will be given.  We will NOT be going to Fremont to eat dinner as we have done in the past.
PERCH FISHING on LAKE ERIE
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Depart: 6:45 AM
Return: Approximately 6:00 PM
Cost: $120.00 (Due at signup) (Lunch included)

 
We have chartered the "Miss Cindy" for our group of anglers.  Fisherman's Wharf Bait and Tackle is taking care of all the arrangements.  They will have the boat stocked with water, pop, bait, box lunches and rods.    We will pool all the catch, have it cleaned and divided evenly between our fishermen.  You DO need to have an Ohio Fishing License.  If you need to purchase your license go to ohiodnr.gove (our staff can help you if needed), or you can go to Walmart and purchase it.

Our bus will take you to the dock and pick you up at the dock when done fishing.  Bring your own adult beverages - everything else is included.  We have a limited number of seats--sign up will begin April 4th at  8:30 AM in person or 10:00 AM by phone.

FALL AMISH TRIP

Thrusday, October 13. 2022

Depart: 7:30 AM

Return: 7:30 PM

Cost:  $61 Due at signup (Meal included)

JOIN US AS WE TRAVEL TO SEE AMISH COUNTRY!!

1st Stop: Troyers for coffee and sweet treats
2nd Stop:  A quick shop or two
3rd Stop: Lunch at Der Dutchman all you can eat buffet of wonderful Amish food
4th Stop:  Walnut Creek Flea Market in Sugarcreek.  The market is located indoors, on one level, climate controlled and ADA complaint.  This is NOT and ordinary market.  They offer traditional Amish goods plus kitchen , table top goods, overstocks, sports products, air plants, leather goods, clothing from six months to 6XL handbags, jewelry, spices, teas, toys, meats, Tupperware and the list goes on.....
5th stop: bulk foods, etc. to end our day. 
CHRISTMAS CONNECTION BAZAAR
IX CENTER, CLEVELAND

When: FRIDAY, NOV. 18,2022
DEPART: 8:00 am
RETURN: 6:30 pM
COST: $38.00 DUE AT SIGN UP


 
The Christmas Connection is back! The 30 foot Santa is waiting to greet you!  You can shop, take a break to rest your feet and catch up on an old favorite Christmas movie in the movie area or enjoy the live entertainment.  Visit the Ohio lottery booth for fun, games, and prizes.  We always enjoyed this show and are glad to have an opportunity to take you there.  Your ticket is included for admission.  The vendors are gearing up for a great show.  Sign up for a fun day.  
CASTLE NOEL
Medina, Ohio
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Depart: 8:00 AM
Return: 5:30 Pm
Cost: $89 All Inclusive
Castle Noel is America's Largest Year-round Indoor Christmas Entertainment Attraction!  As seen on "Entertainment Tonight", the Travel Channel, Nationally on PBS, Fox 8 Morning Show, "Treasure Hunters Road Show", and many more!

Our group will take a private guided tour through Castle Noel.  Directly from Hollywood:  The entire Christmas Movieland prop and costume collection.  Hundreds of props and costumes from "The Grinch", "Elf, "Santa Clause 1, 2 & 3", "Jingle All The Way", "Christmas Carol", "Deck the Halls", and more.

New York Christmas Wonderland featuring millions of dollars in animated NYC Christmas window displays from Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, Lord & Taylor and Macy's.

The "I Had That" Toyland experience filled with toys you grew up with, that delights the child in all of us.

All their tickets say YOUTH because "they will make you feel like a kid again."  Castle Noel has so much to see and do.  New displays every year.  "Reflections Around the World" infinity room with incredible jeweled snowflakes.  New in 2019 the Gingerbread theatre.  Hold on as you enter your magical world through the North Pole Blizzard Vortex tunnel.  Go through "Sant's Chimney Squeeze: with 100,000 glass ornaments on the ceiling & 28' tall dancing Christmas Tree.  PLUS, "It Snows Inside!"

Experience Santa Klaus Mountain, ride the slide like Ralphie, but don't ask for a BB un, HO, HO, HO!  Mark Klaus has created Castle Noel for all ages to enjoy.

After our tour we will have lunch at Miss Molly's Tea Room.  Enjoying hot tea served as it should be.  A variety of sandwiches, soup and their famous strawberry pretzel dessert.  You will have time to shop at the restaurant and a couple of Medina square shops.  

A Fun Day out you don't want to miss! 
CATS
Connor Palace in Cleveland
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Depart: 2:15 PM
Return: after 7:30 PM show
Cost: $81.00 meal is extra



 
Join us for the opening night of "CATS".  We will also go to the Broadway Buzz, Joe Garry will be presenting his take on the show, which is always so informative.  
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER'S RECORD BREAKING MUSICAL SPECTACULAR THAT HAS CAPTIVATED AUDIENCES IN OVER 30 COUNTRIES AND 15 LANGUAGES, IS NOW ON TOUR ACROSS NORTH AMERICA!
Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music and stunning choreography.  Winner of 7 Tony Awards including Best musical, "CATS" tells the story of one magical night when and extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. 

Rediscover "CATS" - the beloved musical with breathtaking music including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater, "Memory."  Featuring new sound design, direction and choreography for a new generation, experience "CATS" for the first time as it begins a new life, or let it thrill you all over again!  We will eat before the show.  
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