Travel with us as we journey into SOUTHERN LOUISIANA. We fill three short days with all types of sights and experiences including LONGFELLOW-EVANGELINE STATE HISTORIC SITE, AVERY ISLAND, TABASCO BRAND FACTORY TOUR, JUNGLE GARDENS & BIRD ISLAND, CONRAD RICE MILL, KONRICO GENERAL STORE, ROSEDOWN PLANTATION STATE HISTORIC SITE, and THE MYRTLES PLANTATION!
LOUISIANA PEPPERS, PARKS, AND GARDENS May 19 - 21, 2015
Nothing says SPRINGTIME like tulips in Pella, IA ... a charming village that celebrates its Netherlands heritage with a tulip festival in May! Founded in 1847 by 800 Norwegian immigrants, the village is transformed into a kaleidoscope of colors! Pella is the centerpiece of our trip … but there is so much more along the way including Precious Moments, Powell Gardens, Madison County & The Roseman Covered Bridge, Winterset (home of John Wayne, “The Duke”), the Amana Colonies, Hannibal (boyhood home of Mark Twain), Grant’s Farm, Springfield (Bass Pro Shop), and Branson!!
MACKINAC ISLAND & THE LILAC FESTIVAL June 10 - 18, 2015
Imagine a world without cars, trucks, or even the sound of motors. MACKINAC ISLAND is one of the few places in the world were anything powered by motors is not allowed. Come join us on our MACKINAC ISLAND & LILAC FESTIVAL adventure. We will travel to the top of Michigan where we will enjoy the lilacs and all that this historic island has to offer.
THE GREAT PACIFIC NORTHWEST June 30 - July 15, 2015
The Canadian Rockies and America’s northwestern states make up THE GREAT PACIFIC NORTHWEST! We’ll visit Amarillo, Colorado Springs, Cheyenne, Jackson Hole, The Grand Tetons, Yellowstone National Park, Banff, Lake Louise, Columbia Ice Fields, Vancouver, Victoria, Butchart Gardens, The Dalles, Boise, Salt Lake City, The Morman Tabernacle, Palo Duro Canyon, and the “Texas” Musical! Spectacular mountains and valleys throughout the Canadian Rockies … great PHOTO moments!
The beautiful ASPEN is the quintessential Colorado tree. Towns, streets, dogs and even beer have been named after this glorious tree. In the summer, the aspens provide shade for the Colorado state flower, the Columbine; and when fall foliage comes on the scene, Coloradans rejoice as the aspens' gently tinkling leaves turn a vibrant shade of gold. Because we are traveling BY TRAIN, we will see parts of this wonderful display that are inaccessible by motor vehicle.
Oranges, burgundies, reds, yellows and throw in a little green! VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, VERMONT, NEW HAMPSHIRE, PENNSYLVANIA, NEW YORK, the very BEST of Fall Foliage! We’ll visit Jackson (TN), Pigeon Forge, Natural Bridge, Shenandoah Valley, Toy Museum, Wax Museum, Drama Of Creation, Lancaster’s Amish, Bennington, Morse Farm, Shelburne Museum and Farm, The Baseball Hall of Fame, The Football Hall of Fame, St. Louis, NIAGARA FALLS, completing our journey in BRANSON for a dinner and show! You can’t beat this foliage!
LORETTA LYNN & THE NASHVILLE COUNTRY CHRISTMASNovember 29 - December 3, 2015
NASHVILLE, a beautiful Christmas Wonderland! We’ll spend THREE luxurious nights in the FAMOUS GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT HOTEL (Atrium View Rooms) with all of its grand decorations! There’s more! Reserved “Gold Circle” seating at the WORLD FAMOUS GRAND OLE OPRY, reserved seats for THE GATLIN BROTHERS CHRISTMAS DINNER SHOW, reserved seats to the brand new Broadway themed show at the Opry House, a three hour GUIDED TOUR through Nashville … MUSIC CITY USA, a Delta Boat Ride through the beautiful gardens of the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, shopping at the OPRYLAND MILLS COMPLEX, lunch on the GENERAL JACKSON SHOWBOAT, admission to Opryland Hotel’s TREASURES FOR THE HOLIDAYS Arts & Crafts Fair, and admission to ICE … Opryland’s display of Christmas themed ice sculptures! Of course you’ll be able to enjoy the hotel with its massive Conservatory and Delta Gardens, the Delta River and magical decorations! OH! We nearly forgot! Prior to this wonderful Christmas Adventure in Nashville, we will spend some time in Hurricane Mills, TN at LORETTA LYNN’S RANCH!
Evangelist Billy Graham took Christ literally when He said in Mark 16:15, “Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.” Mr. Graham has preached the Gospel to more people in live audiences than anyone else in history—nearly 215 million people in more than 185 countries and territories. Since the 1949 Los Angeles Crusade vaulted Mr. Graham into the public eye, he has led hundreds of thousands of individuals to make personal decisions to live for Christ, which is the main thrust of his ministry. This tour also includes the NASCAR Hall Of Fame, Atlanta History Center, and so much more!