Remembering trips from past gone byPublished 4:30pm Saturday, June 2, 2012
Conway Twitty, John Denver, Kenny Rogers,Wayne Newton, Red Skelton, Roger Whitaker, Anne Murray, Andy Williams, Bobby Vinton, Doc Severson, Bill Cosby, Andre Reiu, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Johnny Mathis, Daniel O’Donnell.
Were you with us at some of these shows? We reminisced about these shows and the past 25 years this past week on a return trip to Gasthof Zur Gemutlichkeit in Minneapolis.
One of our most popular trips was visiting the Amish and eating in their homes in Littleton, Iowa. We also enjoyed Czech dinners that were also in Iowa, which included a day tour of Winnebago motor coach company and a last stop at a farm home where a couple lived in a five-story silo. These outings were the beginning of our many travels.
We started our mystery trips early on and they have remained very popular, with some years taking two motor coaches.
Our Tours have included extended destinations to Hawaii, Alaska both land and cruise, Ireland, Costa Rica, Italy, Germany, Austria, Rome, riverboat cruises and Branson, Mo.
We’ve made extended travels in many directions throughout our beautiful United States. The motor coach traveling still seems to be popular because of the convenience.
When the Mall of America opened its doors in the Twin Cities, we had three buses on the same time and day. We joke about leaving someone, but actually most travelers know each other through the Mower County Senior Center and our monthly newsletter that lists our travel plans. A grandparents trip each year with grandparents and their grandchildren is also a popular trip each year.
Offering gift certificates for our travels is very popular. Our motto is “We plan trips for the fun of it.” And that we will continue to do.
The June Newsletters are now available with complete information on other trips planned. Our trips all depart from the southwest corner of Wal-Mart.
•Thursday: Old Theater in Excelsior, “Fox on the Fairway.” Departs at 8:30 a.m.
•June 19: Inge Schmenke at her Villa Comengena farm site in Iowa. You will love spending the day with her. We can add more to our list if interested. That is due by June 5. Departure is at 8:15 a.m.
•June 26: Okoboji, Iowa. Enjoy the best of one of Iowa’s most popular resorts. Departure is 11 a.m. and return time will be after the 8 p.m. summer show. Fee is due by June 11.
•July 12: Annual Mystery Trip. Fee is due by June 21.
•July 25: Chanhassen Theatre “Zanadu.” A high-energy musical which take place in the 80’s. This is due by June 25.