Swift summer still features plenty of traveling

Published 11:13 am Saturday, July 27, 2019

This summer seems to be passing us by, but we are still taking advantage of many opportunities for fun times and fellowship.

On Wednesday we will be watching “Mamma Mia”  at the Chanhasssen Dinner Theater.

We will be departing at 9 a.m. from the Walmart parking lot. With two buses that day, please make certain that you know which bus you are scheduled to ride.  If still interested you may want to check to see if there are late cancellations.  Call our travel number at 1-507-438-3846.

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This production is hugely popular this year.

Our summer has also seen us visiting the Austrian Lady in Iowa. She continues to delight our group with her fabulous meal, her unique Austrian style home, and her presentation of her life after leaving Austria.

“Lush Country” at the Ives Theater in Bloomington, Minnesota, was our next outing. We started off our day with a barbecue buffet was a real summer-like treat. There was country music, with a seven piece band and vocal entertainers singing country music at its best.

July had us boarding the airplane for the long-awaited trip to the Scandinavian countries of Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

It was our good-fortune to experience such great weather for all the sites we visited. We will be sharing our tour through these beautiful areas soon.

Upcoming trips

• Aug. 11: Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. 

This stop will feature the Jan Garber Big Band.  You will also be delighted vist the Surf, which has stood the test of time and still hosts many events throughout the year.  We will take you around to the highlights of Clear Lake, Iowa, which includes  memorabilia  from  Buddy Holly.

We will have time to enjoy the  history and dance to the sweet sounds of this grand ballroom.

The Surf Ball room is also the site of the book, “Stars over Clear Lake.”

This fee is now due with openings still available. We will depart at 3 p.m.

• Aug. 20: Our annual mystery one-day trip.

We’re hoping to once again take you to a new destination.

Fee is due by Aug. 1.

Bus departs at 8 a.m. and will return about 6 p.m.

• Aug. 26:  Minnesota State Fair.

We will take a motorcoach there, which includes your tickets. Its Senior Day, so come and join us at opening day of the Minnesota State Fair.

• Sept. 14: Riverboat cruise narrated and with music, a buffet lunch on the Paddleford in St. Paul.

These trips do fill quickly so it’s never too early to sign.

• Sept. 28: Annual Cranberry Fest in Warrens, Wisconsin.

This is the chance to tour the bog and spend the day at a flea market featuring over 850 venders,  including many vegetable stands antiques.

A schedule for the remainder of our year is available in our monthly newsletter. Use our mailing address: 1002 16th St Sw. Austin, 55912 or a phone call.  Come see us on regular scheduled times at the Mower County  Senior Center at 9:30 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.