New Orleans – January 26-31, 2015 (7 days/6 nights)
Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler! (Let the good times roll!) New Orleans
lingers on the threshold between the Old World and the New, between
history and legend. Jazz streams out into the moonlight, French
doors open to the night breezes, sweet olive scents the air. Nearby
there is laughter, a cork popping, and café brulot aflame. Here, in
this little corner of the American South, where European traditions
blend with Caribbean influences, the history is as colorful as the
local architecture; the food is the stuff of legend. Come and
experience this corner of America with us!
San Antonio, TX – March 14-22, 2015 (9 days/8 nights)
We head to the Lone Star State making a stop at the Arkansas Arts
Center in Little Rock. We will be touring San Antonio and visiting
the San Fernando Cathedral, the King William Historical District, El
Mercado (an authentic Mexican market). After visiting the Institute
of Texan Cultures, we will go to the famous River Walk for a scenic
cruise. Our travels take us to Fredericksburg, “Jewel of the Texas
Hill Country” as well as visiting the National Museum of the Pacific
War, including the George Bush Gallery. A tour of the LBJ Ranch to
see the “Texas White House” is scheduled. Other sites we will be
stopping at are the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park,
“Queen of the Missions” at Mission San Jose, the IMAX Theater at San
Antonio Rivercenter where we will view “Alamo…The Price of Freedom”.
On our way home, we will stop at the Bob Bullock Texas State History
Museum, as well as the William J. Clinton Presidential Library in
Little Rock, Arkansas.
Lancaster Show Trip – May 18-23, 2015 (6 days/5 nights)
Details to be announced.
Rugged Rockies & Glorious Glaciers in the Canadian Rockies – July 27
– August 2 (7 days/6 nights)
This is a magnificent trip for those who have never been to the
Canadian Rockies. We will fly into Calgary (airfare included in
price of trip) and drive to Lake Louise. Day 2 provides a
spectacular journey north along the famed Icefields Highway.
Visualize azure blue glacial lakes, cascading waterfalls, glistening
streams and dramatic snow and glacier-covered peaks. Boarding a
gigantic Ice Explorer vehicle, we will tour the massive Athabasca
Glacier ending in the pretty alpine resort of Banff. A gondola ride
over the 7500 ft Sulphur Mountain will give you a panoramic view of
over 50 miles in every direction. Returning to the valley, you will
travel beside Tunnel Mountain and view the cascading Bow Falls, and
tour the Cave and Basin UNESCO Heritage Site. We will travel through
the wilderness of Kananaskis Valley known for its large population
of grizzly bears – this is truly “the road less taken”. A walking
tour of the Bar U Ranch, once the largest ranch in North America,
the Bar U is home to the largest herd of Percheron Horses in Canada.
We will stay in Waterton National Park in lakeside accommodations.
An international jaunt into Montana and Many Glacier International
Park offers a scenic journey through the tribal lands of several
American Indian tribes. Hold your hats! We will also experience a
thrilling ride in the famous 16-passenger open-roofed red buses
fondly referred to as “Jammers”. We will visit the Remington
Carriage Museum and enjoy a mini performance of the RCMP Musical
Ride at historic Fort McLeod. A short tour of Calgary and the
Calgary Tower before a special farewell dinner rounds out this
Airfare to Calgary is included in the price
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It’s A Mystery – August 21-23, 2015 (3 days/2 nights)
Where will we go? What will we do? Who will we meet? Everyone loves
a good mystery! Join us to see how this one unfolds!
Explore Door County – September 29 – October 3, 2015 (5 days/4
We are proud to present you with a captivating glimpse of Door
County Wisconsin. Door County has many things to offer to lure and
entice visitors from all over the world. We’ll experience many
things that this country has to offer including a Door County fish
boil. We’ll have a guided tour of the Birch Creek Music Center,
we’ll take an inside look at a local orchard that produces the
famous Door County cherries and we’ll take a ride on the famous
Cherry Train on Washington Island. On our way home we make a stop in
Lake Geneva to hop on the US Mail boat which has been featured on
NBC’s Today Show, CNN, in People Magazine and in the Wall Street
Journal. It’s a can’t miss attraction! Come along with us to see
Door County like you’ve never seen it before.
Louisville Christmas – December 1-4, 2015 (4 days/3 nights)
Experience Christmas like never before with the KaLightoscope
Christmas in Louisville. This incomparable attraction of glowing
light and color brings hand-crafted, larger than life luminaries
alive to create an incredible “walk through Christmas” experience
you’ll never forget. We’ll experience the hospitality that
Louisville is so famous for. We invite you to join us on this
spectacular Christmas tour which promises to delight and surprise
you with all it offers.
Looking for a gift for that hard-to-buy-for friend or relative?
Senior Services of Central Illinois is offering Travel Gift
Certificates in various amounts.
For more information or to make a reservation, contact Jean Welch at
217.528.4035, X129. SSOCI travel regulations apply. All travel
information is available on SSOCI website
[Text received; JEAN
WELCH, TRIP COORDINATOR, SENIOR SERVICES OF CENTRAL ILLINOIS]