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“Dayaways” and “Mini Vacations”
“If you’ve got a hobby we’ve got a tour”
Dayaway Travel Club
This is a revised work in progress with constant additions!!! The Next Travel Club
Meeting is October 4 @ 10 am in the Satellite Beach Pelican Park Clubhouse
Located at 1495 A1A. Travel Club Meetings now feature Travelogue Slide Shows
about past and future destinations. The October Meeting will feature Kimberly Foy of Collette Vacations
discussing various tour destinations including the National Parks (which she was a tour guide for),
Peru’s Machu Picchu and the Passion Play in Oberammergau
The Travel Desk is open Mondays from 11am to noon Freedom 7 Cocoa Beach Country Club.
Travel Club benefit: Free door to door airport and cruise port transportation with individual
non-group vacations or cruises of 7 days or longer booked through the club!
(Groups usually choose one location for transfers)
Free travel consulting by CTC (Certified Travel Counselor) And Cruise, Tour and Vacation
Discounts available to club members! Transportation is by Van or Motorcoach according to group size!
Groups of 10 to 12 can order their own pick up spot or even their own Van tour departure.
Handicapped and Impaired Travelers are welcome aboard!
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Autumn in the Smokies September 23-September 28 (Only 2 seats left) 6 days 5 Nights
Margaret Mitchell House Atlanta (Author of Gone with the Wind)
Chihuly at the Biltmore
3 nights accommodations in the Smoky Mountains
2 nights accommodations in Atlanta area
The Dillard House Restaurant
Tour of the Smoky Mountains National Park
3 dinners and 5 Breakfasts
Leave Walmart Viera Murphy’s Gas Station 8am
Leave Cocoa Beach Country Club 8:35am
6 days 5 Nights Day 1 Travel to Georgia with overnight accommodations at Atlanta Best Western Southlake Inn 1-770-961-6300
Day 2- Continental Breakfast at Best Western
Mid-Morning Tour of Margaret Mitchell House Atlanta (Author of Gone with the Wind)
Afternoon Travel to Pigeon Forge Tennessee in the Smoky Mountains Accommodations at La Quinta Inn Pigeon Forge Dollywood 865-429-3010
8pm Dinner Show at Hatfield’s and Mcoy’s
Day at Dollywood Park followed by Comedy Barn Show
Day 4 Continental Breakfast at La Quinta
Tour Chihuly at the Biltmore Estate Asheville, North Carolina
Day 5 Continental Breakfast at La Quinta
Morning Check out for tour through the Smoky Mountain National Park including the Welcome Center Movie and Newfound Gap ending up at the Cherokee Indian Reservation with browsing and shopping time here before a fabulous meal at The Dillard House Restaurant
Day 6- Continental Breakfast at La Quinta enroute back to Florida with a stop at We’re Nuts known for chocolate covered Pecans and other Georgia Specialties plus Carroll’s Sausage and Country Store
October 7-This facility has some of the largest Buddhist Statues in the Country!
One Day Meditation Retreat -
The White Sands Buddhist Center is pleased to announce that there will be a retreat for English speakers at our monastery on Sunday, Oct 07, 2018. We cordially invite you to participate in this meditation retreat. - Donations are thankfully accepted.
9:00 am- Meeting (intro to WSBC)
90:45 - Interfaith Prayers
10:00 - Teachings by Ven. Khai Thien, Ph.D and Rev. Morris
11:00 - Sitting meditation
12:00 - Lunch in Mindfulness
1:00 pm- rest
2:30 - Practicing Meditation
3:30 - Discussion (Questions and Answers)
Other sites in the area include Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, Agricultural sites in Mims, The Moore Memorial (Some of the original members of the Civil Rights movement before the 60’s) and the new Mural Project.
We will make picture stops in the Space View Park Mercury 7 and JFK tribute in Titusville on the return trip back in the afternoon. Leave 8am Walmart Viera near Murphy’s Gas Station Return apx 4:30 pm Members $35 Guests $40
Monday October 8- Webster Giant Flea Market and the House of Presidents
Webster, Lakeridge Winery & Clermont’s White House
A town full of Antiques and Collectibles on Mondays! While traditional Markets are opened on Weekends this town has taken the lead and differentiated itself with a Monday only giant marketplace. The result is the Granddaddy of flea markets with an old fashioned atmosphere and an area of collectibles and Antiques along with a Farmer’s Market, Indoor area, garden plants and bargain row. Although not everything is a good deal here this place has real price bargains not seen in traditional shops or markets. There is an upscale area of Antiques differentiated by various colored roofs on the buildings. The Lakeridge Winery sits atop the Vineyards in an almost hilly area of Clermont in Central Florida. The tour of the facilities includes the giant vats, the back view of the spacious grounds and a sample taste session that leaves you happy that you’re not driving and the driver’s not drinking. The Winery shop is loaded with nice gift ideas also. The Miniature White House and Wax Museum greets you with a picture taking opportunity of a majestic looking Abe Lincoln. Most people walk away from this attraction saying I had no idea this was here. The surprise is the detail of the miniatures for viewing which took over three decades to complete. Here you will see a model of the Whitehouse as it was being built during the time of George Washington, the original China patterns of recent First Ladies, the Insignia and themes as they changed with Presidents such as the Nautical JFK and the Western motif of Reagan and all of the Presidents in Wax plus a great deal more and at a much closer view than the Pennsylvania Avenue Whitehouse. Members $60 Guests $65 Leave Suntree Red Ginger 6:45am Satellite Beach Schechter Center 7am and Cocoa Beach Country Club 7:30am Returns around 6:30 to 7pm
Join the “Dayaway Travel Club” to
Tarpon Springs and Brooksville
7:45a Leave Walmart Viera Murphy’s Gas Station
10 a.m. You will notice the larger and higher trees in the Historic Southern Victorian influenced Brooksville. The murals of the old fire station dalmations, 50's soda shop and the civil war scenes are on display at this Southern styled town.
12: p.m. Dine overlooking the Sponge and Shrimp docks or from any of the many cafes on the marketplace which are reminiscent of those found on Ermou Street in Athens. For those with a flair for cooking or eating we will make a stop at Halki Market which features International Imported foods and those famous Greek Cheeses. Costas Restaurant serves a fish dish which covers the entire plate.
2:PM Ride on a sponge diving boat ride from the docks to learn about the Greek Fishing community and witness a sponge dive with good photo opportunities. Next we drive past St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church on Pinellas Avenue, the Bayou which is the scene from the annual epiphany after browsing the quaint and colorful shops.
4:30 p.m. Homeward bound to arrive around 8 to 8:30 PM after a long but satisfying day.
$70 members $75 guests
Rate Includes: Transportation, Tolls, taxes, admissions, Florida Greeters tour director, boat ride, sightseeing tour & gratuities! Lunch is on own.
Cancellations: Full refund until one month prior to departure. $10 charge up until two weeks prior to departure. No refund for unused portions or cancellations received within one week prior to departure unless a substitute is provided. All prices and itinerary are subject to change based upon availability!
October 20th Florida Bear and Wildlife Festival in Umatilla and the Ocala National Forest
The Ocala National Forest is a treasure of Natural Diversity and although we can’t see all of it in a day trip we keep returning to learn and see more of it piece by piece each year.
This Annual event takes place in Umatilla, FL in Lake County
Booths will provide information on the surrounding Ocala National Forest, Alexander Springs and other Natural areas nearby.
Field trips are provided by the Park Service Rangers which require the ability to hike for about a half a mile. Members $49 Guest $55 includes transportation and Festival Leave Walmart Viera Murphy’s Gas Station @ 8am returning about 7pm
At 1:00 P.M. Join the Friends of the Carr Cabin on a tour to the Archie Carr Cabin in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service to experience the forest of long ago.
The structure, built in 1938 on 46 acres of scrub and forest on Lake Nicotoon, was donated to the Ocala National Forest in 2007 along with the land by Archie’s brother, Dr. Tom Carr, a noted radio-astronomer and physicist. We hope by sharing the specifics of the cabin, it’s restoration, and the surrounding landscape, we will help enlarge the natural and cultural richness of Florida.
Sunday October 21 Cassadaga Halloween Season in Cassadaga Spiritual Community
The Spiritualist camp known as Cassadaga was founded over 100 years ago and has been designated a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places. The Architecture is a mix of New England Cobblestone Village and Southern Magnolia Outback. The sights of Lake Helen and Cassadaga include: The Cassadaga Hotel re-built in 1928, Englewood Victorian Plantation Home, Colby Memorial Temple (built 1920), 100 wooden homes, the New Age Cassadaga Camp Bookstore and Lake Colby Park. On Sundays, a church service is open to the public with lovely traditional hymns and an enlightening service. Also, on Sunday an open reading session is viewable at no charge where spiritualists and those studying the art will choose participants in the audience to communicate with and relay messages and feelings from those no longer with us in the flesh. The Bookstores are well stocked with new age and meditative items and books. The choices for lunch are Sinatra’s Ristorante in the Cassadaga Hotel or a quicker option is the homemade food offered before the audience readings in the Colby Memorial Temple for donations. If you are interested in a private reading the names and numbers of the readers are posted in several places including the Hotel and the Bookstore.
Nearby Lake Helen Picture stops include the eyebrow house, The Victorian Ann Stevens House and the Cabin on the Lake. Cassadaga Picture Stops include Lake Colby, the Church, The Cassadaga Hotel, and some architecturally interesting homes and decorations. The return trip includes a ride along a Street in Sanford with some Southern Porches, White Wrought Iron, Overhanging Oaks and a small town southern feel to the homes on cobblestone streets. Leave Walmart Viera Murphy’s Gas Station at 8:15am and return around 5pm. 10-10:30 am Healing by touch 10-11:30 am Church Service with very good singing and fellowship 12:30-1:30 Open Messaging Service (like watching the John Edwards TV show in person) Members $45 Guests $50 – includes transportation, Public Readings, Services, Healings and Guide. * It is a good idea to bring some singles which can be used as donation tips during the Reiki Healing, Church Service and Public Readings.
Friday October 26th
Depart Suntree 9am SB 9:15am and CB 9:45am with a 6 pm return
Members $50 Guests $55 includes admissions, parking, tolls and transportation.
October 27th Withlacochee River Tour
December 8th and 9th- Christmas Spectacular Overnight *Limited Availability*
Tour of Fort Lauderdale including a visit to World Famous Jaxson’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlour and a city Tour with a stop at a the largest indoor Flea Market on route. Tonight is the outstanding views of the long running Jungle Queen Dinner Cruise with the decorated Houses along the New River. Some of the people who have lived on this waterway included Ray Croc of Mcdonalds, Oscar Mayer Weiner, Wayne Huisinga of Blockbuster, Auto Nation and The Miami Dolphins plus the Six Million Dollar Man. Overnight at La Quinta Motel , Todays highlight is the 35th annual Christmas Paegent show at the over one block venue of the Fort Lauderdale Baptist Church. This is an event in itself which is a like a combination of the Modern Radio City Music Hall Show, The Singing Trees and the Passion Play wrapped up into one matinee. Members $260 per person double occupancy or $335 single occupancy. Deposit $100 Balance Due November 1 Leave CB 8:45am SB 9:15am and Suntree 9:30am returning around 6pm. Rate includes Tour Guide, Accommodations, Admissions, Boat Ride, Christmas Show One Dinner and One Breakfast
*SOLD OUT* December 13th High Tea at the Grand Floridian High Tea at the Grand Floridian and Christmas Decorations High Tea at Disney’s Grand Floridian and Holiday Decorations The award winning Grand Floridian property is reminiscent of the Henry Flagler Gilded Age Era and is Disney’s top rated hotel. The lobby at Christmas time usually has a giant gingerbread house, miniature railroad exhibits and a hundred-foot decorated tree in an ornate two story area. The garden is adorned in Poinsettias creating a blanket of color over the manicured gardens and topiaries. We will visit to view Holiday Decorations including the Pacific Northwest Splendor of the Disney Wilderness Lodge with running stream in Lobby flowing to outdoor waterfall and Tour of Disney’s town of Celebration. Celebration is a new town designed in the old style with Victorian and Mount Vernon style architecture, front stoops or porches, picket fences and an old fashioned cobble stone street town center. The Stained Glass Windows and Nativity Exhibit at Mary Queen of the Universe in Lake Buena Vista has a museum of Christianity, a gift shop with olive wood products, a meditation garden, an outdoor candle memorial and the History of the Bible in large Magnificent Stained Glass Windows. members $90 Guests $95 Leave Suntree Red Ginger 8:15am Satellite Beach Schechter Center 8:30am and Cocoa Beach Country Club 9am Return 8pm
4 days 3 nights in Key West December 16 to 19, 2018
The Florida Greeters Dayaway Travel Club
Presents “The Everglades, Florida Keys and Key West”
A Fully Escorted 4 day & 3 Night Tour limited to 10 passengers
Day 1: Depart 8: am from Walmart Viera and 8:20am from Satellite Beach Schector Recreation Center, Walmart Viera with three short shopping stops along the way or way back including the Sawgrass Mills (world’s largest outlet mall) the Rain Barrel Artisans colony, Key’s Souvenirs and Shell shop. We will make a stop in the Everglades National Park Visitors Center to learn more about the importance of this unique Ecosystem. Robert is here is the name of a major large fruit stand in the Nursery area of Homestead, Redland and Florida City. We will drive directly through the River of Grass known as the Everglades with its’ fierce Melelucas along the way. Drive along the Overseas Highway with the Atlantic Ocean on your left and the Gulf of Mexico on your right. Here you will learn about the history and importance of the Ecosystem, and every island over 42 bridges. Make sure you bring your camera for the scenic picture stop at Channel # 5 overlooking the bridge. Early Dinner on route for the outstanding Sunset at Lorelei Restaurant and Cabana Bar overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. This evening we check into the 3 Diamond Best Western Hibiscus one block from Duval Street.
Day 2: Today enjoy a fully narrated trolley ride including all of Key West’s major sights with a choice of guided tours of Hemingway House or the new Butterfly and Nature Conservatory or Key West Aquarium for those who have already seen Hemingways... Browsing time will be allotted on Duval Street. An optional spectacular sunset cruise following or preceding dinner depending on the time of year will be made available. Our dinners in the Keys include the great dining at the Half Shell Raw Bar known for outstanding Crab Cakes. The ambiance here includes the Historic Seaport with all of the sailboats including the booze cruise, America’s Cup vessels, Fast Cat and the tall Schooner Masts.
Day 3: After Breakfast we will visit Truman’s little White House and do a walking tour of Hemingway hang outs. If you have already visited the little White House then you may wish to substitute the equally interesting Audubon House. We will also visit Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritville restaurant and shop on Mallory Square. After an afternoon at leisure at the hotel’s tropical pool and bar we will view the famous sunset at Mallory Square.
· Day 4: After breakfast on route home a stop at a Marina will be made for an interactive experience feeding the largest Tarpons you will ever see. Early Dinner at Mrs. Mac’s Kitchen in Key Largo or the Cauley Square Tea Room depending on time of the day. The final attraction is a choice between the three-acre National Historic Site which features an amazing coral castle or the Dolphin Research Center. Here you gain access to wander around the facility at your leisure and observe specialized animal sessions. From high flying athletics and dolphin fun facts to medical training and research, you get to see it all!
· Speak directly with our animal care and education staff who are always happy to talk with you about our animal family and marine mammals in general
· In between sessions, enjoy a variety of educational presentations in the Dolphin theater and on our causeway
· Visit our Veterans Garden
Members $800 per person double occupancy guests $810 Single Occ. Plus $300 Deposits $100 per person, Balance due October 16, 2018 Cancellations: $100 per person non-refundable with Reservations and no refunds within two months prior to departure unless a substitution is found. The tour includes: accommodations, transportation, attraction admissions, taxes, 3 breakfasts, farewell dinner on route home, and gratuities. All prices and itineraries are subject to change based upon availability. All times are approximate and there are no refunds for unused portions. We Highly Recommend Trip Cancellation Insurance!
December 22 Irving Berlin’s White Christmas Holiday Show
*First come First served for our limited amount of seats*
Based on the 1954 movie starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act in the process. It’s full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written—including “Happy Holiday”, “Sisters”, “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing”, “Snow” and the unforgettable title song.
Our first stop is the spectacularly decorated Mall of the Millenia . This is considered the most beautiful Mall in Florida and at Holiday time the exhibits really shine. Lunch choices include Tuscan Grille, Cheesecake Factory or PF Changs along with an upgraded food court with California Pizza Kitchen and Panera. Leave Mall of the Millenia at 1:15pm for the 2pm matinee at the half billion dollar theater known as Walt Disney Theater at Dr. Phillips Center. You are dropped off right in front of the mammoth facility so you have no concerns about parking, directions or tolls. Do not miss the view overlooking Downtown Orlando from the outdoor lookout on the third floor during the Intermission snack break. Members $140 Guests $145 Leave Walmart Viera Murphy’s Gas Station at 9:45am
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Rates Includes: Transportation aboard Mini Bus according to group size, port taxes, admissions, tour guide, &gratuities. Cancellations: Full refund until one month prior to departure. $10 charge up until two weeks prior to departure. No refund for unused portions or cancellations received within two weeks prior to departure unless a substitution is made. Separate Conditions apply to Multi Day Trips according to trip flyer or brochure. All prices and itineraries are subject to change based upon availability.