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Travel Clubs, July 5, 2013


Roadrunners of Nevada County

Sept. 7: Exploring Mare Island. Docent led tour of Mare Island includes the mansions of Officer’s Row, St. Peter’s Chapel with its 26 Tiffany stained glass windows, Mare Island Artifacts Museum, and the dry docks along the waterfront. Delicious hot lunch is also included. Bus pick up in Rough & Ready Park & Ride is at 7:15 and Grass Valley SPD at 7:30 a.m.

Oct. 18: Apple Hill. We like to go to Apple Hill on a Friday because many craft vendors are already there but the weekend crowds are not. Trip includes barbecue chicken lunch with apple pie and ice cream at High Hill Ranch and an apple fritter to go. After lunch we tour some of the other apple orchards and visit more craft vendors at various location. Bus pick up is 7:30 at Rough & Ready Park & Ride and 8 a.m. at SPD in Grass Valley.

Dec. 15: Cirque du Soleil: Amaluna. There is no better cirque show than the original, the one that started it all – Cirque du Soleil. Join us to see their new traveling show “AMALUNA” presented under the big top at AT&T park in San Francisco. Dinner is included after the show at Hometown Buffet in Pinole. Bus pick up is 8 a.m. at Rough & Ready Park & Ride and 8:30 a.m. at SPD in Grass Valley.

For information and/or reservations call Ronnie at 530-272-1830 (home) or 530-205-6157 or email jimandronnie@sbcglobal.net, or Hallie at 530-272-5467 (home) or 916-214-8746 (cell) halvern@sbcglobal.net.

Happy Trails Travelers

Trips to Reno Silver Legacy are July 12 and Aug. 9. These trips are the second Friday of each month. You are served coffee and fresh pastries. For information and reservations, call 530-273-9641.

Nevada County Travel Club

Sixty-one members of the Nevada County Travel Club cruised from San Francisco to Alaska in June, cruising the Inside Passage and Glacier Bay and visiting the ports of Haines, Sitka, Ketchikan and Victoria, B.C.

Day tours and longer land tours and cruises are available to residents of Nevada County, friends and family. Phone tour director Brenda Shilling at 530-432-5301 for information. Tours now available for reservations include:

Filoli, ’Frisco, Basque and Beach: Aug. 21 and 22. A Bay Area mini-vacation with something for everyone. Trip includes roundtrip coach from Grass Valley, tours of The Bourn Mansion at Filoli and the gardens; San Francisco Architectural/Historical Tour, overnight on the beach in Pacifica, meals at the South San Francisco Basque Cultural Center, The Moonraker on the beach and Delancey Street Restaurant on the S.F. Embarcadero and all gratuities.

New England Colors of Fall: Oct. 9 through 16. Tour includes round-trip air from Sacramento to Boston, roundtrip shuttles to/from airports, land tour including sites/sights in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, some gratuities.

These tours do fill so early reservations are encouraged.

California Coastal Cruise: Oct. 19 through 26. Cruise Princess’s Grand Ship under the Golden Gate and “hang a left” to the Pacific Ports of Santa Barbara, Long Beach, San Diego and Ensenada, Mexico.

Never cruised before? What a great, inexpensive cruise to get started with, no flights, no passports, no worries!

Cruise veteran? What a great, inexpensive cruise to relax and leave the planning to us — includes shuttle to and from San Francisco pier.

Celebrate the new year with us Dec. 29 through Jan. 2, 2014, at the famous Pasadena Rosebowl parade!

Tour includes Long Beach Westin Hotel accommodations, some meals, reserved float viewing pre-parade, Bandfest, reserved seats at THE PARADE, visit to The Getty Museum and a Gala New Year’s Eve Celebration, all with a guide to ease us through the traffic and crowds!!

Airport shuttles and roundtrip air Sacramento to Long Beach will be arranged for you.

Costa Rica: A world of nature including Tortuguero — April 17 through May 8, 2014.

Watch this space for upcoming day trips and 2014 planned tours.

The GraNeva A’s

We have already had an active spring of tours! And we will to continue through the summer. In April, we went to the Folsom Powerhouse, had a “ladies learn to drive day” and a tour of Eventful Acres and its tractor collection.

For information, email Denia at dgems@aol.com.

Golden Empire Sams RV Club

The Golden Empire Sam’s group met June 9 through 13 at the Red Bluff RV Park. Red Bluff had many places to explore with antique shops, fishing the Sacramento River, fine restaurants and a short drive to Lassen National Park.

If you are looking for a very friendly group that has a lot of fun activities, good food and friendly members, join us for one of our camp-outs as a guest. Call 530-477-1799 or 530-263-2035.


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