A trip through Lanesboro and Amish country

Published 6:01 am Sunday, June 5, 2016

We Are ready to take another tour with a guide to learn about the Amish culture.

On Thursday, we will head for the beautiful area of Lansboro, Minnesota. We will experience the unique Christian community lifestyle as we step back into time.

We also will have free time to wander through their antique and gift shops of Lanesboro. Lunch at a local Lanesboro restaurant, will be included as we will also have a chance to buy some of their homemade goodies.

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We will be departing at 8:30 a.m. from the Walmart parking lot, and return about 5:45 p.m.

We have a few seats available if you are still interested in joining us.  All of our travel is open to the public. We invite you to join us.

Upcoming trips

•June 29: “Million Dollar Quartet” at the Old Log Theater near Excelsior.

This Tony Award winning rock ‘n’ roll musical was inspired by the true story of when Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and Carl Perkins, cam together for the greatest jam session of all times. This new show is circulating around the country with huge revues and is selling out in the Twin Cities area. We will also be including it on our November trip to Branson, Missouri. We only have a few opening left for this trip. Dinner is also included. Departure time is 9 a.m.

•July 14: “Wizard of Oz” is the classical production we will be seeing in a return trip to the Marion Ross Theater in Albert Lea. It’s a great show for all ages, and who could forget the story line with Toto as he makes his way with Dorothy on the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City? We again plan a mystery meal with departure time of 4:30 p.m.

We have begun sign-ups and encourage you to ask a young one to join us.

 Looking ahead

•Oct. 4-12: Annual Fall Trip. This is a motorcoach tour to the southwest through Oklahoma, Santa Fe, New Mexico, three nights at the National Balloon Fest in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Denver, Colorado. Imagine 54 football size fields of balloons and many sizes, shapes and themes with morning descensions and late evenings attending the Special Shapes Glowde. Tours of the museums and the city with guides with have us learning much about the area and its culture. The sign-ups are in full swing. Information on all of these and others planned for 2016 are available at the Mower County Senior Center. Members will be sent monthly newsletters.