Travel Clubs, Feb. 21, 2014 |

Travel Clubs, Feb. 21, 2014

The GraNeva A's

The Gra Neva A's have had a great winter of tours with the help of the weather. We had a fantastic tour to the rice wetlands to see the Tundra Swans and many other birds … and it is so close! Next we had an extremely informative and pleasurable tour of the Van Howd Sculpture Gallery. It is right in our own backyard, Auburn. We have an upcoming tour to Sacramento Air Museum and the New State Artifact Museum in March.

Our next meeting will be at 7 p.m. on February 27 at Penny's Diner in Grass Valley.

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Nevada County Travel Club

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

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Tuesday, March 18: Docent tour of SFO Ferry Bldg, deYoung Museum's Bouquets to Art and Delancey Street Dinner.

Saturday, May 3: Genoa, Nev. Cowboy Festival and Dinner at Red's Old 365.

May 10 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 10: Mary Poppins Matinee in Sacramento with round-trip transportation.

August 5 through 10: Coach tour of mid-Oregon. This trip has too many features to list all, including Ashland performance, Scandinavian Festival, Evergreen Campus, Oregon Gardens, Safari.

October 28 through November 5: Nine-day Collette Vacations' CUBA with round-trip air from Sacramento. Visit Cuba legally to explore the natural beauty and culture and history and people.

For more information, contact tour director Brenda Shilling at 530-432-5301 if you want to join these explorations with us!

The Golden Empire Sam's RV Group

The Golden Empire Sam's group met February 12 at the Black Bear Restaurant in Auburn. Our members enjoyed a very nice lunch and attended the monthly meeting. At the meeting it was announced that our club was named Good Sam NorCal Chapter of the Year. This is quite a honor. Our next camp-out will be March 9 through 13 at Feather Falls Casino KOA in Oroville.

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! For more information, call 530-477-1799 or 530-263-2035.

Happy Trails Travelers

Join us on our trip to Reno Silver Legacy on March 14, Thunder Valley on Feb. 14, Red Hawk 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.

Flower Power, Apr. 22: A visit to the San Francisco Flower Mart with professional guide, Gary Holloway. Buckets of water will be provided in the luggage bays of the bus to hold your fresh flower purchases.

Lunch at Bechelli's Flower Mart. In keeping with the flower theme, we'll visit the Haight Ashbury area, learn about its hippie history and even have a little time to peruse some nifty shops.

Finish the day with a visit to Flora Grugg Garden, a unique nursery with rare and exceptionally durable plants, books and garden furnishings.

Savor Santa Barbara, "America's Riviera:" May through 15.

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.

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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