Travel Clubs: Aug. 15, 2014 |

Travel Clubs: Aug. 15, 2014

The Golden Empire Sams RV Group

Our group met July 7 through 10 at Cromberg. Our members enjoyed decorating their rigs with red, white and blue for the 4th of July.

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 530-263-2035 for more information.

Roadrunners of Nevada County

Sacramento Esquire IMax Theater, Sept. 17: We will see a double feature documentary: “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” and “Galapagos: Nature’s Wonderland,” both in 3D. The show starts at 10 a.m. with popcorn and soft drinks during intermission. Following the movies, we will have lunch at the nearby Old Spaghetti Factory. 8 a.m. Park & Ride, 8:30 a.m. SPD.

Sunday brunch at Grand Island Mansion, Nov. 2: Fabulous buffet champagne brunch. Tour of Mansion. On way home, we will visit Sutter’s Fort. 8 a.m. Park & Ride, 8:30 a.m. SPD.

Holiday show “The Spirit of Christmas” at the Eldorado, Nov. 20-21: The most loved Christmas show of all comes to Reno and the Eldorado. Featuring glittering costumes, a dazzling cast and the highest kicking chorus girls this side of the North Pole.

Start Christmas in style as Santa and his merry helpers take you on an unforgettable nostalgic Christmas journey. Songs include “White Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Chestnuts Roasting,” “Jingle Bells,” “Away in a Manger,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “Let it Snow,” “Silent Night,” “Deck the Halls,” O Holy Night,” and many more traditional holiday favorites. Price includes overnight accommodations, breakfast buffet, cocktail party, show ticket, dinner voucher, motor coach transportation and driver gratuity. 10 a.m. Park & Ride, 10:30 a.m. SPD.

Holiday Lights at Gilroy Gardens and Barrangos, Dec. 12 and 13: Get into the holiday spirit with a visit to Gilroy Gardens when it’s all lit up for Christmas. First we have a delicious holiday dinner with turkey, ham, and all the traditional “fixins” including dessert. Then you’re in for a treat as you stroll among the holiday displays and lights on an easy well-lit path. You can take your time and take in all the sights as the park closes at 9 p.m. We’re staying overnight at a Holiday Inn in Gilroy. The next day we tour Barrango in South San Francisco, where they make holiday decorations and Christmas trees for shopping centers, malls, civic buildings and more.

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

The Nevada County Travel Club (NCTC) turns unique travel experiences into wonderful memories for the citizens of Western Nevada County.

We have 35 years of experience planning and then enjoying 1 to15 day tours and cruises for our members and their friends, neighbors and families. There’s always room for more and we encourage YOU to join us in our adventures. Get started with a phone call to President Jean at 530-272-4411 or Tour Director Brenda at 530-432-5301.

Tours are added monthly so GET UP, GO and GROW with NCTC! Tours for the coming months are:

Friday, October 24: Annual Halloween Mystery Tour – Roundtrip coach available from Grass Valley, Auburn and Roseville.

Wed., Dec. 10 through 14: Pure Holiday Magic at Reno’s El Dorado including two nights of lodging, two breakfasts, one dinner, one expanded cocktail party, holiday musical performance, all taxes and gratuities.

Jan. 21 through 28: Paradise Village in Nuevo Vallarta. All Inclusive Golf Getaway (non-golf package also available).

Feb. 8 through 17: Highlights of Florida including The Keys, Everglades, East and West Coasts and Orlando.

March 8 through 13: Las Vegas and Death Valley from one Las Vegas hotel.

Highlight for 2015, May 16 through 26: Alaska Cruise on Celebrity’s Infinity. Round-trip from San Francisco.

Due to the popularity of “flightless” cruising, this cruise sells out quickly.

Call our Tour Director to get on board. Coach shuttle to and from San Francisco will be arranged. Curb to curb service and then sail under the Golden Gate to Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point, Juneau, Tracy Arm Fjord, Victoria and Astoria.

Gra Neva A’s

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.

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