This is a revised work in progress with constant additions!!!
Next Travel Club Meeting Feb. 6 @ 10 am at Satellite Beach Pelican Park Clubhouse
at 1495 A1A. Travel Club Meetings now feature Travelogue slide shows
on past and future destinations. Monday Travel Desk is open Mondays from
11am to noon at the Freedom 7 Cocoa Beach Country Club. Travel Club benefit:
Free door to door transportation with vacations or cruises of 7 days or longer
booked through the club! 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!
This slice of Historic Sites includes a visit to colorful Ybor City which was the spot that ties its past to Cuba, Teddy Roosevelt, the Spanish American War and the original 1905 Columbia Restaurant. In modern times Ybor has seen a re-birth of cultural activities and has become the artistic hot spot of Tampa. The showplace is still our lunch spot, the original Columbia Restaurant which is like a mini visit to Spain including museum quality art, tile and décor. At the Tampa Bay History Center-The Visitor can walk through an old cigar store selling such brands as Have-a-Tampa and watch movies on Florida’s first peoples, the cigar industry, and the Florida Seminoles. The museum is home to The J. Thomas and Lavinia W. Touchton Collection of Florida Cartography and includes displays of maps from bygone eras that are absolutely fascinating. Other treats include information on Florida Crackers (including a replica home) items from WWII, and information on the individuals and families that contributed to Tampa’s heritage. Source-Florida’s Historic Places Illustrated by Tim Ohr and Michael Sanders. The tour includes admissions, tour guide, transportation and a driving sightseeing tour of the area.
Members $59 Guests $65 Leave Suntree 8am SB 8:15am and CB 8:45am return around 7pm.
February 10-The 110 acre Gatorland is long considered to be the “Alligator capital of the World”. It has one of the world’s largest exhibits of giant gators. You’ll also see free-flying lorikeets (Australian parrots), pink flamingoes and much more.
The Gator Jumparoo show has made this attraction world-famous. You will be amazed as dozens of 13-foot gators leap out of the water and perform for their supper. And check out the gator wrestling, where the craziest of daredevils step into the ring to tangle with one of these fearless reptiles. It’s man versus beast and quite a sight to behold.
Other highlights This place has thousands of gators, but trust me, there’s something in the air here as well!! Photographers from around the world journey to the 10- acre bird sanctuary section. This refuge is home to many rare, endangered and protected species of birds. The preserve offers birdwatchers a unique opportunity to get up close and personal on an elevated walkway that winds through the alligator breeding marsh. Source: from More One Tank Trips with Fox 13’s Bill Murphy Their sanctuary is also lush with wild orchid and ferns. Eateries on property include Pearl’s Smokehouse, Gatorland Snack Bar, Ice cream shack, Coffee Shop, General Store and Fudge Kitchen. Tupperware World Headquarters – Kissimmee / Orlando FL – I’m CONFIDENT You’ll Enjoy Your Visit! If you’re driving down the Orange Blossom Trail (aka Route 17 / 92) just south of Orlando proper and see this Fountain of Friendship you know you’ve reached the Tupperware Brands World Headquarters.
$59 includes entrances, tours, guide, transportation and taxes.
Leave Suntree 8am SB 8:15am and CB 8:45am The ride to Mount Dora is just under two hours through rural Florida with many Plant Nurseries, Wekiva Springs Park and Florida Black Bear Crossing signs on the last portion between Sanford and Mount Dora. The Rennigers Antique Extravaganza is considered one of the top ten in the nation. Over 1400 vendors congregate there to show off their wares three times a year. The indoor area is open weekly with many local vendors with interesting shops featuring Antique Books, Musical Instruments, Military Artillery and Collectibles. The area is hilly so although the inside displays and the area featuring 50's memorabilia, old gasoline pumps and signs like Sinclair plus agricultural equipment are on land easy to traverse some of the surrounding vendors extend into the hills and pastures. Participants who wish to spend the entire day (apx. 5 to 5 and ½ hours can do so easily at this show. However, those who are less mobile might prefer the driving tour through Historic Mount Dora to see the lake, lighthouse, Gothic Victorian Donnelly House and park, and the quaint and colorful shops and boutiques of the downtown area (apx. 3 square blocks). On route to our lunch spot the Yalaha Bakery, we will pass the Dora Canal once called the most beautiful mile in the World and the Mission Inn Golf Resort which resembles a Spanish Mission with soft green hills and a lake overview. The Blue Bayou Farm Store sells Amish products just a short walk from the Bakery. In Mount Dora, The Amish Ice cream parlor or the Coffee Shop by the 1880's Lakeside Inn with outdoor rocking chairs is a great stop for a snack. Those taking this tour around the area will still have a few hours left over to check out the Extravaganza and meet up with their friends who chose to spend the entire time at Rennigers. We will start the tour with a drive up to get closer to the flea and farmer markets which have excellent prices on plants and arguably the best tomatoes you’ve ever tasted. Whether or not, you have long ago given up buying and selling antiques and collectibles, Rennigers is somewhere special to see and experience. Member Rate $45 per person includes transportation, guided sightseeing tour and entrances to Rennigers Extravaganza. Guests $50 Return around 5:30pm.
We will start the day with a tour through the cobblestone of quaint Deland, sometimes called the Athens of Florida. The downtown area is dotted with cafes, boutiques and art galleries. The sights include murals, mansions, a clock tower and a restored neighborhood project featured in Southern Living.
Lunch will be Dutch treat at Cooks Restaurant. This was the original Holiday House which later became a chain started by Wilma Cook, a former water ski champion who has authored two popular cook books.
The afternoon will be a guided tour of the spiritualist camp known as Cassadega, which was founded over 100 years ago and has been designated a historic district on the National Register. It has reached national popularity and curiosity due to the philosophy of spiritualism and the number of well known medium readers located there. You do not have to agree with the philosophy in order to appreciate the culture and history of the area.
The trip is on Tuesday, 25 February and the cost is $51. The bus leaves the PAFB Southern parking lot at 8 a.m. and the IRCC At Ease Club at 8:30, returning about 6 p.m. Call Mary for reservations at 321-784-8934. Mail checks, payable to MOAACC, to Mary Dunagan, 3221 S. Atlantic Ave, Apt 603, Cocoa Beach FL 32931. Payment is due 10 February.
The sights will also includes Lake Helen, Englewood Victorian Plantation, Colby Memorial Temple, and Lake Colby Park.
Sample listing of some of the year to year entertainment at the Festival subject to change. All the attractions; Bluegrass, Racing Pigs, Comedy, Magic and Country stars of one of the World’s largest Strawberry Festivals plus a short driving tour of the Southern style homes in the historic district. “Jump” The Ultimate Dog Show is a non stop, action packed, Canine Thrill Show that showcases Incredible Dogs and their Handlers performing amazing stunts to upbeat music that will thrill audiences of all ages. Most of the performing Pet Stars have been adopted from various Animal Shelters throughout the US, as we stress the importance of Pet Adoption. Plenty of crowd participation and amazing Novel Pet Tricks. This Show will be a must see, HIT! The last stop is for flats of strawberry’s and the best strawberry shake in the World at the Giant Parkside Market and Nursery. Today’s concert lineup includes Jimmy Sturr and the Orchestra on the Wish Farms Soundstage Performing at 10:30 am. “James W. "Jimmy" Sturr, Jr. is a polka musician, trumpeter/clarinetist/saxophonist and leader of Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra. His recordings have won 18 out of the 24 Grammy Awards given for Best Polka Album. Sturr's orchestra is on the Top Ten List of the All-Time Grammy Awards, and has acquired more Grammy nominations than anyone in the history of musical polka awards. His band is arguably the most popular polka band in America, and have their own TV show on the RFD-TVnetwork, a network devoted to rural America.” The Gothard Sisters From fast fiddle numbers to singing ballads and Irish dancing, The Gothard Sisters are three sisters who are champion Irish dancers and musicians. The trio uses their talents to perform entertaining shows featuring country, Irish, flamenco and rock music. Simply a good time for everyone! Located in the Borden Dairy Strawberry Tent.
Show Times: TBA Members $55 Guests $60 Leave Suntree 7am SB 7:15am and CB 7:45am. Return 6-6:30pm.
This area is uncharacteristic of Florida in that you are viewing a blanket of colors from above looking down into a Ravine which was a WPA project. There are old fashioned rope bridges, numerous trails, however, you need not be very mobile to view it since there are photographic overlooks throughout the park. A stop is made at the Artesian Springs at the bottom of the trail. Other highlights of the town include a WWI memorial décor on the bridge overlooking the St. Johns River, Florida’s oldest diner, antique shops, hanging live oaks and Antebellum Plantation homes. The way back includes some sights at picturesque Crescent City along the St. Johns River. Members $55 Guests $60– includes transportation, admissions, tour and guide. Leave Suntree 7:45a, SB 8a and CB 8:30a Arrive back around 6:30 p.m.
March 23- Winter Park Art Festival and Winter Park
Travel to the 54th Annual Winter Park Art Festival and enjoy over 275 artists from around the World selected from over 1400 applicants. Award $$$ exceed $67,000.00 Categories include Clay, Drawings & Graphics, Fiber & Leather, Glass, Metal, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Watercolor, & Wood. The Entertainment Stage at the Park has a slate of Live Music provided in conjunction with Radio’s WLOQ Smooth Jazz and Orlando Leisure Magazine. Those who wish to spend the entire time at the Park Avenue area Festival will be dropped off and have a full 5 hours there. Those who wish to take a sightseeing tour of Winter Park will still have 3 hours at the festival. The tour of Rollins College includes a look at the beautiful architecture of the Knowles Memorial Chapel and the Cornell art center. We also have a picture stop with a realistic bronze statue of Ben Franklin sitting on a bench near the Walk of Fame which features a collection of stones from the birthplaces of the famous some of whom have visited the campus. The Winter Park Village is a proto-type community mixing shops, boutiques, and cafes with urban style living. In other words you could live right above the cheesecake factory. The Azalea Park looks directly over Lake Maitland in a serene and scenic setting near the beautiful Mansions that dot the landscape of Winter Park. Then you will return to the Art Festival with a greater understanding of why Winter Park and its festival have evolved into one of the premier communities and shows in the Country. Leave: Suntree the Centre at Suntree 8:45am Leave Satellite Beach Schector Center (corner Patrick and Jackson) 9am Leave Cocoa Beach Country Club at 9:30am Return around 6 to 6:30pm Members $50 Guests $55 includes tour and transportation. The Morse Museum with Tiffany Collection is free today.
Saturday, March 29 – Morikami Japanese Gardens Hatsume Festival in Delray
In its 34st year, Hatsume Fair features three stages of continuous entertainment including taiko drumming, martial art demonstrations, children's activities, and Japanese Folk Tales and more!
Also included are avenues of artisan booths, plant sales, anime dealers, Asian and American food vendors and Garden! Members $50 includes admissions, tour and transportation.
We have a limited amount of seats for the Jersey Boys Broadway across Florida Series in the Bob Carr Theater Orchestra Seating Row D & E Members $140 Guests $145 includes transportation and show. Easter Brunch meal at choice of Cheesecake Factory or Brio Tuscan or several other Restaurants at the lovely Mall at Millennia is extra. Leave Walmart Viera 9am for Millennia and the matinee starts at 1pm.
Presents a 7 Night CARIBBEAN CRUISE
to the Dutch and Spanish Caribbean
on board the MSC DIVINA
Saturday Space Coast Lv. AM Miami 5PM
Sunday At Sea Monday At Sea
Tuesday Philipsburg, 7am-5pm St. Maarten
Wednesday San Juan, Puerto Rico 7am-4pm
Thursday At Sea
Friday Great Stirrup Cay 8am-4pm
Saturday Miami AM Space Coast PM
Deposits: $100 per person Balance Due: 3/1/2014
Cancellations: Full refund until two months prior to
Departure. We suggest trip cancellation protection to avoid
penalties! For reservations call 321-259-6300 or
Interior Staterooms Category 1 $899
Oceanview Outside Staterooms Category 2 $919
Balcony B1 $929 Larger Balcony B2 $969
Rates include round-trip motorcoach transport, port taxes, and government fees.
It’s a fantastic way to learn more about Marineland Dolphin Adventure’s unique and fascinating history spanning nearly 75 years, starting prior to its 1938 grand opening as an underwater film studio, and featuring actual materials and artifacts from the park’s extensive archives. Generations have enjoyed historic Marineland Dolphin Adventure, and now you can relive those glory years too – in and around our new, modern facility. Guests will also have the opportunity to see and learn more about Marineland’s pioneering work in aquatic animal research and the advancement of life support systems for aquatic environments, which today is an advanced science. Finally, guests will also enjoy new exhibits featuring live animals of the Southeast region of the United States, and will absorb information on the importance of the Gulf Stream, ecosystems, conservation and invasive species like lion fish, green moray eels, jellyfish, lobsters and other species wreaking havoc on native populations along the eastern seaboard. embers $55 Guests $59
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Rates Includes: Transportation aboard air-conditioned Motorcoach or Van 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.