Upcoming Overnight Trips
Do you like to escape the daily routine occasionally?
The out-of-town chairmen:
- Debi Deanovich
- Janice Hardy
have organized action packed weekends that have included a weekend at the beach, Canton, Natchitoches, and Salado’s Holiday festivities.
If you are interested in joining us on any of these trips, please contact:
- Debi Deanovich email@example.com
- Janice Hardy firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sandy Thomas SLThomas1964@yahoo.com
- Patty Sistrunk email@example.com
Come join the fun!
Christmas, 2018 December 6 – 9, 2018
Grapevine, the “Christmas Capital of Texas”
We will start our trip by carpooling to Grapevine, Texas. We will stay at the Gaylord Texan Resort, which will be decorated with over 2 million twinkling lights, 15,000 ornaments and a 54-foot Christmas tree. Tour a maze of ice sculptures hand carved from 2 million pounds of ice, including a crystal-clear Nativity scene. Shuttle to Historic downtown Grapevine for the Parade of Lights. Celebrate Christmas at Nash Farmhouse, have dinner at Texas Star Dinner Theater, watch the 1954 version of White Christmas and enjoy the Rocky Gribble – A Grapevine Opry Christmas at the Palace Theater.
The approximate cost of lodging at the Gaylord Texan Resort, based on 4 persons per room, $160.00 to $190.00 for the 3-night stay. This cost does not include a $22.00 per night parking fee. As always, the parking fee, cost of fuel and tolls for both directions will be divided among the riders in each car, when we return, and the vehicle has been filled up the last time.
Additional costs include: ICE Tour, Senior 55+ $20.99, Adult $27.99; Decorating Nash Farmhouse, $3.00 includes cookies and cider; Texas Star Dinner Theater, $59.95 (the menu is amazing); Palace Theater – (1) Movie – White Christmas $6.00, (2) Rocky Gribble – A Grapevine Opry Christmas at the Palace Theater, $25.00. We are working on discounts, if available. Deposits may be required to reserve tickets for a few of these events.
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact one of the committee members: Debi Deanovich, Janice Hardy or Patty Sistrunk.
**** All costs are approximate and/or subject to change. ****
Come sail away with us…….
April 1 -5, 2019
For our spring adventure, the CLC Overnighters has decided to take to the seas. Join us on a cruise to Cozumel on the Royal Caribbean “Vision of the Seas” out of Galveston for “4” nights beginning April 1-5, 2019.
You can enjoy a day on the beach, shop till you drop, try an “Out of this world” excursion, or simply stay on the ship (to make sure it doesn’t leave without us) (lol)…..it is entirely up to you.
Patty Sistrunk has been able to secure a block of rooms for us. She has the information on the various types of rooms and their cost. So if you are interested, please contact Patty at 225.571.4197 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, she can help you select a room and excursions.
Recent Past Events
Harvest Festival Bryan, TX August 8. 9. and 10, 2018
The first stop on our adventure will be Washington on the Brazos, where Texans declared their independence and adopted the State Constitution, before we head to our B&B at La Villa on the grounds of the Messina Hof Winery. The rooms are beautiful but will only accommodate 2 persons per room. Room rates are approximately $165.00 per night, plus tax. This includes complimentary Champagne Breakfast, a Wine and Cheese Reception and a tour of the facilities, followed by a special wine tasting. A $50.00 deposit will be required and may be non-refundable if you do not go on the trip.
Thursday morning, we head to Round Top for a docent guided tour of Festival Hill at 10 AM (cost $8.00). Festival Hill is an amazing place, where students from all over the world come to perfect their musical talents, after lunch, a little shopping, wineries, or whatever we find that looks interesting. On our way home on Friday, a quick stop at the Chappell Hill Lavender Farm.
Spicewood, TX May 2, 3, and 4
Tentative date Zipline through the canopy
We will start our trip by carpooling to Spicewood, Texas for a stay in a treehouse and a zipline through the trees. The cost of the zipline is $80.00 per person, and a discount of $10.00 is offered for groups of 8-19. A short drive to Dripping Springs, we will find several wineries, distilleries, breweries and the Texas Hill Country Olive Co. , and Westcave Preserve for some spectacular natural sites. This is a proposed trip, so events are still in the works, more information to come.
San Antonio River Walk Dec. 1, 2 and 3
We will carpool from Huffman, approximate travel time 3 ½ hours.
The San Antonio River Walk is a network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River, one story below the streets of San Antonio. We will be staying right on the River Walk, so just imagine an evening stroll or maybe a cruise to enjoy the impressive festival of lights during Christmas. San Antonio offers numerous museums, art and cultural centers, shopping, Pearl Brewery and do not forget the Alamo. They offer several “Hop-On Hop-Off” tour packages to explore the city on a double decker bus. Cost of lodging is approximately 123.00 – 164.00 for two nights, depending on room occupancy, plus a portion of the parking fee of 21.00 per night.
Mardi Gras Zestival February 3, 2018
This might be a good Spousal Event. We can carpool from Huffman or drive on your own, approximate travel time 1 ½ – 2 hours.
We will be viewing the parades and throwing beads to the crowd below from the balcony of the Jockusch Building as the guest of the Z Crewe of Galveston. The party price includes a full open bar, dancing, heavy appetizers, light lunch, dinner, snacks, water and soft drinks. You can throw your own beads or buy them at the party. Party hours are 12 noon through 12 midnight. You can come and go as we wish to explore the Strand.
Tickets are $127.59, including tax each person and include entry to the Strand area. If we can get a group of 10 or more, we get a 15% discount on tickets, $108.60, including tax per person. If you would like to participate in the discounted tickets, please contact a member of the committee as soon as possible. If you chose to stay the night in Galveston, you may want to book your room now, the availability of rooms is already limited, and prices are going up.
Pictures from recent trips
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