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Travel Clubs, Aug. 23, 2013

Golden Empire Sam’s RV Group

Our August campout was held at the Bodega Bay RV Park in Bodega Bay. Our hosts arranged an excellent tour of the Coast Guard facilities at Doran Park. We were able to tour two Coast Guard ships both on the inside and out.

Our next campout will take place the second week of September at the 49er Ranch in Columbia. There will be a Tuesday tour of an Indigenous Organic Reserve.

If interested in our group please ontact our membership chairman at 530-477-1799 or his cell at 530-263-2035 for more information on how to join our chapter.

Roadrunners of Nevada County

Sept. 17: Exploring Mare Island. Tour guides will share their vast knowledge of Mare Island and the significant contributions workers at the shipyard made to US war efforts. We will experience a number of attractions on this historic island including Officer’s row and the Admiral’s mansion, see the 26 Tiffany stained glass windows in St. Peter’s chapel, visit the artifacts museum and the dry docks along the waterfront. Lunch is included on the island. 7 a.m. Park & Ride, 7:30 a.m. SPD.

Oct. 18: Apple Hill. This Roadrunner favorite trip includes BBQ chicken lunch with apple pie a la mode at High Hill Ranch. You also get an apple fritter to go. Then we’ll tour some orchards and visit craft vendors along the way. 7:30 a.m. Park & Ride, 8 a.m. SPD.

Dec. 4 and 5: Beach Blanket Babylon. Tour includes overnight accommodations at the Radisson Fisherman’s Wharf, Show ticket, lunch a Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. on Pier 39, breakfast day on day two. Free time for shopping.

Feb. 23 through March 1, 2014: Death Valley and Las Vegas. One night at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Bakersfield including breakfast. Two nights at Treasure Island, Las Vegas including one dinner buffet. Night Light Tour on Fremont Street in Las Vegas. Two nights at the Furnace Creek Resort Inn with daily breakfast, BBQ dinner “Under the Stars” first night. Dinner in Oasis Room second night. One full day of Pink Jeep Trekking including boxed lunch. Tour of Scotty’s Castle in Death Valley. One night at Creekside Inn in Bishop, Includes breakfast.

For information and/or reservations call Ronnie at 530-272-1830 (home) or 530-205-6157 or email, or Hallie at 530-272-5467 (home) or 916-214-8746 (cell) Make all checks payable to THE ROADRUNNERS and mail to Carrie Larson, 282 Cornwall Ave., Grass Valley, CA 95945.

Happy Trails Travelers

Trips to Reno Silver Legacy on Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8 and Dec. 13. We’re a fun group. You are served coffee and fresh pastries. We play bingo on the way. If you wish to join us, call Laura for more information and reservations at 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:

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 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

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