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Travel Clubs, Dec. 27, 2013

Golden Empire Sam’s RV Group

The club camp-out of Nov. 10 to 14 was hosted by Len and Pat Fuson at the Feather Falls Casino KOA in Oroville.

The event included games and potluck dinners.

A brief business meeting was held on Wednesday with a local dinner outing afterwards.

If you are interested in attending one of our camp-outs, please contact our membership chairman, Roger Lilly at 530-477-1799 or 530-263-2035.

We meet Monday to Thursday on the second week of the month with luncheons held in December, January and February.

We are a friendly group and welcome new members.

Happy Trails Travelers

Join us on our trips to Reno Silver Legacy on Jan. 10 and March 14, Thunder Valley on Feb. 14, Feather Falls on Apr. 8 and May 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.

Roadrunners of Nevada County

Las Vegas and Death Valley, Feb. 23 to March 1: Lunch at Hilmar Cheese Factory, one night at Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Bakersfield, including breakfast on the way to Las Vegas.

Two nights at Treasure Island in Las Vegas including one dinner buffet.

Take a Night Light Tour on Fremont Street in Las Vegas.

Two nights at the Furnace Creek Ranch Resort with daily breakfast and barbecue dinner “under the stars” on the first night, dinner in Oasis Room the second night.

One full day of Pink Jeep Trekking including boxed lunch. Enjoy a tour of Scotty’s Castle in Death Valley. Stay one Night at Creek Side Inn in Bishop including breakfast.

Visit Manzanar Historical Site and stop at Erik Schat’s Bakery before heading home.

Transportation, and all gratuities are included.

Wonder Valley, March 31 to April 3:

Located 45 minutes east of Fresno, Wonder Valley seems like worlds away, nestled in the foothills near the entrance to Kings Canyon National Park.

It’s an all-inclusive guest ranch with many outdoor activities including bicycle riding, horseback riding, boating and more.

We’ll be doing two off-site excursions as well. Cost of the trip includes motor coach transportation, driver gratuity, lodging, all activities and admissions, all meals  except lunch on the way there and back and two cocktails of your choice per day.  This is a fun place to spend time with a fun group of people.

May 15 through 15: Santa Barbara, “America’s Riviera.”

Tour inclusions: Two nights at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort. Stay one night at Hadsten House in Solvang, Professionally guided tour of Santa Barbara, dinner cruise on the Condor Express, lunch, tour and tasting at Eberle Winery included, Trip also includes lunch at Harris Ranch, breakfast daily, luggage handling and driver gratuity.

For information and/or reservations, call Ronnie at 530-272-1830 (home) or 530-205-6157 (cell) or email, or Hallie at 530-272-5467 (home) or 916-214-8746 (cell) For more information, visit

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.

Call tour director Brenda Shilling at 530-432-5301 for information.

Tours now available for reservations include:

Rose Bowl Parade: Celebrate the new year with us Dec. 29 through Jan. 2, 2014, at the famous Pasadena Rose Bowl 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 round-trip 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

December 15 was our annual Christmas dinner and instillation of officers. We had a wonderful turnout and great food at Apple Alley.

We have a Christmas lights tour coming up. The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. January 23 at Penny’s Diner.

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