Travel Clubs, July 26, 2013 |

Travel Clubs, July 26, 2013

Golden Empire Sams RV Club

Our chapter has monthly meetings and participates in a number of events for the community. Our next event will be held at Bodega Bay RV Park August 11 to 15, 2013.

This will be a fine time to escape the summer heat. There are many activities going on in that area. Contact our membership chairman at 530-477-1799 or Cell 530-263-2035 for more information on how to join our chapter.

Roadrunners of Nevada County

Sept. 7: 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.

Oct. 24: Missiles and Mammals. We’re going to the Marin Headlands to tour decommissioned Nike Missile Station SF88, have a picnic lunch by the beach and tour the Marine Mammal Center – all within a mile of each other near Fort Cronkite. Fall is traditionally a beautiful time of year by the coast and this should be a fantastic excursion. 7:30 Park and Ride, 8 a.m. SPD.

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

Our next trip to Reno Silver Legacy is on Aug. 9. These trips are the second Friday of each month. You are served coffee and fresh pastries. For information and reservations, call 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:

Filoli, ’Frisco, Basque and Beach: Aug. 21 and 22. A Bay Area mini-vacation with something for everyone. Trip includes roundtrip coach from Grass Valley, tours of The Bourn Mansion at Filoli and the gardens; San Francisco Architectural/Historical Tour, overnight on the beach in Pacifica, meals at the South San Francisco Basque Cultural Center, The Moonraker on the beach and Delancey Street Restaurant on the S.F. Embarcadero and all gratuities.

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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