Our trip to see King Tut and the wealth of Egypt

Published 5:00 pm Saturday, March 12, 2011

It will be a display of the riches as we plan a tour to the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul for the Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs.

King Tut was the most popular of the Egyptian pharaohs. Crowned at the age of nine, Tutankhamun was trained for this role has pharaoh, though he died at a young age. More than 100 artifacts in several rooms are on display including a mummy. A 10-foot statue of the golden pharaoh along with a 17 inch statue of his father are included in the display. The exhibit has been in planning for over five years and is the largest display they have ever held at the museum. Every artifact in this exhibit truly is a masterpiece.

We have also made reservations at the Omnitheater film on mummies that is showing during the exhibit.

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We will enjoy coffee and a pastry along with lunch available at the museum. This is open to the public and all ages are welcome to come. Details available.

On April 7-8, we, will be traveling to Isle Casino, in Waterloo, Iowa. You have requested this, a return trip to a like-new’ site in Iowa. Bring swimsuits, and enjoy a relaxing two days out with friends. Entertainment that evening will be the “Creative Sounds.” Sign-up by March 24.

For a tour like no other, we will be visiting Washington D.C. May 11-19. The trip will include four full days in Washington D.C. with a step-on guide that will be with us for two of those days to show us all the highlights including the World War II Memorial, White House, Iwo Jima Monument, the Capitol, Embassy Row, Lincoln Memorial, and much more. There will be 14 meals included in this deluxe motor coach trip. A stop at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitors Center will also be on our schedule. A trip to Washington is a patriotic trip as you feel you can go back in time and relive what so many have fought and died for in serving our country.

We will be at the Old Log Dinner Theater in Excelsior for our first local outing for the presentation of “On Golden Pond.” A choice of entrees and seating will be available. A long time favorite theatre with a country-like setting.

On May 31 we will be visiting Gainey Mansion with a special tour of the Minnesota State Orphanage. The trip will also include a lunch.

This will be a rare visit to the mansion which is now owned by the St. Thomas College.

The orphanage in Owatonna will be hosted by one of the last living residents there who will share their life, and take us on a tour of their cottage, with a visit to the cemetery.

Our Minnesota Twins are getting ready for their next big season in the beautiful Target Field. We will be taking two trips again this year. The first will be June 29 for a 12:10 p.m. game against the Los Angeles Dodgers and we will return on Aug. 25 for another 12:10 p.m. game. This time the Twins will be taking on the Baltimore Orioles.

Leave the driving and parking to us.

If you have questions call our travel number at 507-438-3946 and 433-9391.