Travel Clubs, April 4, 2014 |

Travel Clubs, April 4, 2014

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We had a wonderful tour to the California State Parks new Statewide Museum Collection Center ( and were totally amazed by the volume and variety of artifacts they have collected for over 100 years. The collections are archived in a huge building (260,000 square feet) that is temperature, humidity and light controlled. It is located on the west side of McClellan Park. There are four bays (160,000 sq. ft.) for the floor to ceiling shelving containing the archived artifact collections. There is also a Photographic Archive, an Archeological sorting and ID room in addition to many other speciality rooms. Our tour was thoughtful and very knowledgeable.

Our next tour will be to see the tulips at Ananda and then we are going to participate in the Penn Valley Parade.

Our next meeting will be at 7 p.m. on April 24 at Penny's Diner in Grass Valley. For further information check out our website at

Nevada County Travel Club

We are the oldest travel club in Nevada County. Members enjoy monthly luncheon meetings at 12:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the United Methodist Church in Grass Valley. Reservations are necessary by phoning Diana at 530-273-8369.

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At least one tour a month is planned and escorted by NCTC Tour Director, Brenda Shilling. Sign-ups are available three to four months in advance at the meetings or by telephoning the Tour Director at 530-432-5301. A variety of destinations, trip lengths and types of transportation are offered. Most tour prices are all-inclusive of transportation, meals, attractions, entertainment and gratuities.

We are now taking reservations from members, family, friends and readers of The Union for the following attractions:

May 11 through 18: Celebrity Cruise to Bermuda: enjoy the beautiful sea and sands.

June 12: Yes, we have tickets and round-trip transportation to Sacramento's "WICKED."

July 8: Mary Poppins Matinee in Sacramento with round-trip transportation.

July 31: Lake Tahoe Dinner Cruise.

Aug. 5 through 19: Oregon Road Trip.

Sept. 5 through 13: Historical Trains of Colorado.

Sept. 9: Day Tour to Graeagle, Portola, Nakoma and Big Springs Gardens.

Oct. 24: Halloween Mystery Tour.

Oct. 28 through Nov. 5: Cuba Tour.

If you would like to receive the monthly newsletter and/or try a 2014 tour, call 530-432-5301. NCTC members is a very sociable group of men and women who are adventurers.

Happy Trails Travelers

Join us on our trip to Red Hawk on Apr. 8 and May 13. You are served coffee and fresh pastries. If you wish to join us, call Laura for more information and reservations at 530-273-9641.

The Golden Empire Sam's RV Group

The Golden Empire Sam's group met March 9 through 13 at Feather Falls Casino KOA in Oroville. Our members enjoyed visiting the Chinese Museum, playing games and exploring the Oroville area. Our next outing will be April 6 through 10 at the Heritage RV Park in Corning.

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

Roadrunners of Nevada County

Santa Barbara, 'America's Riviera, May 12 to 15: Tour Inclusions: Two nights at Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort, one night at Hadsten House in Solvang, professional guided tour of Santa Barbara, dinner cruise on the Condor Express, lunch, tour and wine tasting at Eberle Winery in Paso Robles, lunch at Harris Ranch, breakfast daily, luggage handling and driver.

'Dancing Inferno' at the Eldorado in Reno, June 18-19: A celebration of the timeless hits from Abba and other Disco groups of the 70's. Package includes transportation, driver gratuity, hotel room, show ticket, dinner voucher good at any restaurant in the Eldorado, breakfast buffet voucher and cocktail party.

The Piano Guys, June 28: A highly successful musical group consisting of pianist Jon Schmidt and cellist Steven Sharp Nelson who perform their renditions of popular songs and classical music while accompanied by professional quality videos in the background. This concert is held at the beautiful Gallo Center in Modesto. Lunch at Pietro's Italian Restaurant in Lodi is included.

Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park, August 12 through 21: Tour Highlights Sunset Dinner Cruise on Lake Coeur d' Alene; exploring Glacier National Park including a Red Jammer ride across Going to the Sun Road and two nights at Many Glacier Hotel; stop at the Prince of Wales Hotel, one of the most photographed hotels in the world, overlooking Waterton Lake; two nights in Banff, with a full day and a half guided tour in and around Banff, to include Columbia ice fields Snocoach Ride, visit Chateau Lake Louise, and much more. Entire trip is by motor coach — no flying! Includes 16 meals. Payable by credit card or by installments. Trip insurance available. Call for color brochure with detailed itinerary.

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

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