“Dayaways” and “Mini Vacations”
“If you’ve got a hobby we’ve got a tour”
This is a revised work in progress with constant additions!!! The Next Travel Club
Meeting is Wednesday, November 6 @ 10 am in the Satellite Beach Pelican Park Clubhouse
Located at 1495 A1A. Travel Club Meetings now feature information about past and future destinations.
Optional Lunch after meeting will be at the Around the World Café at 119 5th Avenue in Indialantic.
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!
Congratulations! Today is your day.
Sunday October 27 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. Leave Walmart Viera Murphy’s Gas Station at 8:15am and return around 5:30pm. 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 $50 Guests $55 – 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.
AMERICAN INDIAN ARTS CELEBRATION
Friday, November 1 2019
For several generations the elder Seminole tribesman told me that the only way the past was preserved was through story telling.
The dream was to have a permanent structure in order to educate their youth about the history of the Seminole Indians. Now, finally that dream is fulfilled in the form of the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki (to learn) museum and they are sharing it with you and me. Now the coins, weaponry and artifacts that we found with Seismographic scanners from the Seminole American wars have found a permanent home in the nation’s largest display of the life and culture of the Florida Seminoles.
Every year in early November, the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum hosts our annual American Indian Arts Celebration (AIAC) on the Museum grounds in the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation. Enjoy traditional and contemporary arts and crafts, dance and music of the Seminole, Southeastern and other Indian tribes from across the country. Along with the Native American vendors, Special Presentations and Wildlife Shows, admission to the festival includes free parking and entrance to our award winning museum.
The sensational backdrop for this event is the scenic Florida Everglades, The rich blue skies, verdant fields, and miles of sawgrass and hammocks provide the ultimate setting for this amazing celebration.
Leave Walmart Viera Murphy’s Gas 8am Palm Bay Walmart I-95 Murphy’s 8:25am Return 9 to 9:30pm
$65 includes transportation aboard Deluxe Mini Bus. tour guide, festival and museum entrances
Lunch is on your own at the Swamp Water Café which tastes much better than it sounds with a high rating from Robert Tolf author of Discover Florida and former food critic for the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel featuring Seminole Fry Bread, Indian Chile Taco, Bison or regular Burger and other specialty items on the Reservation.
Micanopy Fall Harvest Festival Sunday November 3
Micanopy Florida is a scenic location for a fall arts and crafts festival. Micanopy is the town that time forgot. This quiet little town bustles with activity as the vendors pour into town and fill Cholokka Boulevard. Many local artists, crafters, and musicians participate in the festival, as well as other artists from across the southeast. The tradition and ever evolving quality of the show attracts a broad range of the buying public. Along with the two hundred displays of arts and crafts there are many other attractions. The main stage plays host to a variety of good time music throughout the festival
For those who wish to see some of the scenic surrounding area we will have a sightseeing tour
Lunch on own at Pearls Country Store and Barbecue
Plus Paynes Prairie Preserve overlook (Involves a short hike)
Plus Farm and Ranch Roads
Members $60 Guests $65 includes Transportation, Tour and Preserve Entrance
Friday, November 15th The Center for Great Apes in Wauchula Florida
We are limited to the number of participants so book early (first paid first serve)
The Sanctuary Habitats
In the midst of the tropical forest surroundings, the chimpanzees and orangutans each live and play in one of the twelve large three-story high domed enclosures. The largest of these outdoor living areas are from 50- to 80-feet long and 34-feet tall. The habitats provide plenty of running room, climbing space and height for swinging through their environment. All outdoor ape habitats have a variety of climbing structures and swinging vines as well as numerous toys, tubs, culverts, and enrichment devices. Additionally, there are three other enclosures for quarantining new arrivals and a special ape habitat for our handicapped and geriatric apes.
Members $80 Guests $85 includes Transportation and Entrance Donation Leave Walmart Viera Murphy’s Gas Station 8am and Cocoa Publix at Subway 8:20am with an approximate 8pm return
2 Spaces left Thursday, November 28th Thanksgiving Day Buffet at the Mission Inn Resort and tour of the Villages Complex Members $105 Guests $110 includes Transportation, Taxes, Gratuities and Tour of the Villages and Buffet featuring 7 Stations of the most creative culinary treats in a setting reminiscent of a Spanish Mission. The new section at the Villages is “Brownwood Paddock Square” based on our Florida Cracker History. The Villages has been for a few years the fastest growing city in the Country. They have also doubled since 2010. The Polo Grounds are modeled after the scene in My Fair Lady at the Ascot Races. This trip has scenery, history and Amazing food with no dishes to clean up. Leave Suntree 9am, SB 9:15am and CB 9:45am
Saturday, November 30
Lake Wales Nature Preserve and Train Depot History Museum
Atop Florida’s largest “ancient island,” we protect plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth
Tiger Creek Preserve is a place of mystery and contrasts. It sits on the eastern edge of the Lake Wales Ridge, one of Florida’s “ancient islands.” Separated from the mainland long ago by a shallow sea, the Ridge is peninsular Florida’s oldest and highest landmass. Fast forward to the present day, this ancient separation is the reason why the preserve has one of the highest concentrations of threatened and endangered plants and animals in the country. Some exist nowhere else on Earth.
Named after the pristine blackwater stream that forms its spine, the preserve contains hardwood swamps, hammocks, scrubby flatwoods, pine flatwoods, sandhill and longleaf pine/wiregrass habitat. It’s a land that must be burned in order to survive, and one where some animals literally swim through ancient white sands.
WHY TNC SELECTED THIS SITE
Tiger Creek Preserve is a critical link in a network of preserves designed to protect what is left of the Lakes Wales Ridge ecosystem. The oldest physical feature of peninsular Florida, the Ridge is a national hotspot of biological diversity and Tiger Creek Preserve is home to fascinating species. The preserve’s sandy soil also serves a critical role in water recharge.
Tiger Creek is home to two high-quality, seepage blackwater streams including Patrick Creek. A seepage stream gets its water from the surrounding uplands; the blackwater comes from the leaching of tannins from falling vegetation. Only two or three such streams with an intact hardwood floodplain exist in Florida.
Lunch not is at the Cherry Pocket Steak & Seafood Shak Fish Camp on the Lake (not included in the price)
The Lake Wales History Museum will give you the inside track on this area’s history and heritage through exhibits set inside a building built by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad in 1928.
Train Depot Museum
Originally a train depot, the Lake Wales History Museum features exhibits beginning with the foundation of Lake Wales in 1911 as well as the formation of the city, industry, places of interest and developments in the 19th century that led to the settlement of the area.
Members $55 Guests $60
Leave Red Ginger 8:30am SB 8:45am and CB 9:15am with an early evening return
* SOLD OUT* December 13- 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 $95 Guests $100 Leave Suntree Red Ginger 8:15am Satellite Beach Schechter Center 8:30am and Cocoa Beach Country Club 9am Return 8pm
*Limited Availability*` Christmas Spectacular
Drama, Show, History, Costumes, Decorations, and Holiday Songs at the Huge Baptist Church in Orlando on December 14th.
See the Double Living Tree, and feel the spirit of the season. A bonus stop will made to see the Mall of the Millennia Lit up and decorated to the max for viewing and lunch on own at PF Changs, Brio Tuscan Grill, The Cheesecake Factory, or one of the best food courts with multiple choices. We have booked seats to see the annual spectacular Christmas Musical Extravaganza in Orlando at 2pm on Saturday, 14 December. This two part show is like a combination of modern versus ancient celebrations of the Holiday. It’s has the size and spirit of a Radio City Christmas production with the Historic content of a Biblical Reenactment come to life.
Prior to the show you can shop and have a Dutch treat lunch at the famous Millennia Mall (which has a Food Court, Cheesecake Factory, P. F. Chang, Italian Brio, etc.)
We expect to return about 6pm.
The cost is $59 per person and includes the mini bus and show.
Gasparilla Pirate Fest Weekender, January 24 – 26, 2020
More than a Pirate Fest, a Pirate Theme Mardi Gras on a similar scale! TENS of THOUSANDS participate http://gasparillapiratefest.com/photo_gallery.shtml
Friday evening Pirate Party at Gaspar’s Grotto! (Dinner cost not included.) LIVE MUSIC – this is PIRATE CENTRAL!
Saturday morning stroll the Bayfront area to watch the ships & boats come in! Saturday afternoon it’s the famous Gasparilla Pirate Parade! INCLUDES VIP SEATING! Room to move around, private port-o-lets, concessions & celebrities nearby. Hang out at other party areas & STILL be guaranteed parade seats at 2:00 pm. Parade lasted hours last year & we bagged TONS of beads! Saturday evening more partying!
After check-out, Sunday afternoon Jazz Fest!
Two nights in the La Quinta hotel just seven miles from Tampa Bay! (Only six rooms available.) Round trip transportation provided from Brevard and transit to / from the Gasparilla Pirate Fest area. Vehicle is a large Ford Transit 15 passenger van with an aisle, operated by Dayaway Travel / Florida Greeters. You may imbibe on this vehicle! (BYOB).
First pick-up TBA (to be announced): Leave Wal-Mart Viera Murphy Gas Station Parking (I-95 exit 191 west).
Second pick-up TBA: Stop at Plant City for the top-rated Strawberry Shake in the Country according to the Food Network!
$275 per person double occupancy. Deposits $100 per person, Cancellations: No refunds within two months prior to departure unless a substitution is found. The tour includes accommodations, transportation, attraction admissions, taxes, 2 breakfasts, 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. Link to Trip Cancellation Insurance is available by request!
March 14-André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra – (limited availability) a musical phenomenon and one of the biggest solo male touring artists in the world! People cross States and even Countries to attend these events which are also known for watching Audience participants Waltz in the aisles. Our Center Seats are in Section 110 Row 9 which is about 10 rows lower than when we went in 2017.
Members $175 per person Guests $180
Leave Suntree Red Ginger 3:45pm Satellite Beach Schector Center 4pm and Cocoa Beach Country Club 4:30pm return 11 to 11:30pm. Dinner on own at Millennia Mall has a choice of Brio Tuscan, PF Chang, California Kitchen, Cheesecake Factory or a well assorted group of choices in the food court.
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