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2022

VINEYARDS OF THE

RHINE & MOSELLE

 

 

May 28 ~ June 7, 2022

 

from $6158

Prices include roundtrip airfare from Tulsa, OK.

$1,000 deposit per person can be made on your credit card with no additional surcharge.

After so many months of dreaming of a Grand Escape, are you Good to Go? Join us as we head to Germany for a lovely 7 night cruise on the Rhine and Moselle plus 2 pre-nights in Amsterdam aboard the AMA Certo.

AMA Waterways is giving us a great value for the price. Don’t miss out, things are selling quickly as everyone is ready to see the world!

Make your reservations now by calling Carolyn at 918-786-5222 or join us for a travel pre-view show at the Good to Know meeting August 11th to hear more about the cruise and have your questions answered by our AMA Waterways representative.

Escorted by Patti Beth Anderson


 

Are You Ready to Travel?

Join Good to Go with Patti Beth as we partner with Grand Escapes Travel to cruise America on the beautiful American Queen Steamboat. This is a vacation to slow down, take a deep breath and take life as easy as the scenery slips by. We will take in the sights cruising from Memphis to St. Louis. Motorcoaching from Grove, OK to Memphis, TN, we’ll stay overnight and then join our ship the very next day.

 We have several ports of call with the unique “hop on/hop off” style of shore excursions that American Queen offers. Their own motor coach follows us from port to port. Then you will have the luxury of getting on the coach as it runs a continual loop in the city from attraction to attraction. Hop off and stay as long as you please, go back to the ship for lunch, hop on and go see other places. It’s a wonderful system that allows you the chance to be on your own timeframe. Plus… the “hop on/hop off” style of shore excursions are all included!

The food is all things you will recognize, prepared by an award winning culinary team. It’s like a nice restaurant for every meal… without the need to dress up. Want something more casual? Then grab a quick meal at the buffet and eat on deck and remember: there is unlimited beverages and open bars! The staterooms are beautiful with antiques, flowers and charm everywhere. This slower pace will invite you to enjoy an ice cream while lazing in the porch swings on deck. There is plenty of entertainment onboard, from shows to music to lectures... something for everyone.

We have had nothing but compliments as we have cruised on American Queen. We invite you to take advantage of this opportunity to go with a group, and leave the driving and details to us. If you are ready to travel and would like to see more of America this year, then enjoy this great price and go with us! Call Carolyn Williams at Grand Escapes Travel at 918-786-5222 or her mobile at 918-791-1904.

  • Proof of covid vaccine required
  • Final payment due when making reservations.
  • Call Carolyn now!

Kenya Wing Safari

$7,898 per person, double occupancy

(Single Supplement is an Additional $1,998)

Note: all photos depicted here were taken by Good to Go With Patti Beth travelers on previous Kenya Wing Safaris!)

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip airport transfers including gratuities
  • Roundtrip international airfare to Nairobi, Kenya (checked baggage fees are not included)
  • 8 nights accommodations while on safari at the finest luxury hotels, lodges and tented cabins
  • All sightseeing and admissions as detailed in the attached itinerary
  • All park fees
  • Kenya Visa Fee is included
  • Day room at the Boma Nairobi Hotel prior to your return flight
  • 3 meals daily while on safari
  • Welcome to Africa dinner at the world famous Carnivore Restaurant in Nairobi
  • 2 intra-Kenya flights
  • Transportation by safari cruiser - limited to 6 passengers per vehicle
  • Services of an expert safari driver/guide in each safari cruiser
  • Porterage of one full size suitcase per person
  • TRIPS safari bag, ticket wallet and luggage tags
  • All government taxes and fees

 

Call today to reserve your space for this special
“Kenya Wing Safari” with TRIPS!!!

 

Join us and embark on the trip of a lifetime on a Kenyan Wing Safari! Safari, which means “journey” in Swahili, is an experience you’ll never forget and we have worked to ensure every detail has been arranged to perfection. Not all Safari programs are created equally, and this 5 Star program is unlike anything you have experienced. There are many factors that affect the quality and cost of a Kenyan Safari. You’ll find that the TRIPS Kenya Wing Safari will exceed your  expectations. From the moment you land and exit customs, you’ll be cared for, and about, in ways you never expected. Your TRIPS Safari Director and Team will greet you and assist with your transfer to your five-star Nairobi Hotel. Over the coming days, as you travel from the northern reaches of the Aberdare National Forest to the world famous Maasai Mara in Southern Kenya, you’ll find the people to be warm and friendly and the animals beyond imagination. You’ll be greeted with a heartfelt ‘Jambo!' as you travel throughout the country, and you’ll soon return the greeting smiling just as broadly as the Kenyans you come in contact with. Countless TRIPS travelers return home commenting that their Kenya Wing Safari changed them in such unexpected ways. Surely, there’s great excitement in seeing elephant, lion, cheetah and giraffe in the wild. What few imagine is how the people of Kenya have touched them, from the school girls you meet and women who create beautiful wool rugs to your safari guide who is the best in business. It truly is the people of this Magical Land that enchant and entice so very many to return! We invite you to join us and experience the unexpected during this five-star Kenya Wing Safari!

  • An initial $750.00 deposit is required to hold space on this tour on a first come/first served basis.
  • This deposit is fully refundable up to July 22, 2022.
  • Final payment is due in the TRIPS office on or before July 22, 2022.
  • Therefore, please make sure that payment is submitted to Good to Go With Patti Beth at least 10 days prior to this date.
  • 100% non-refundable as of July 22, 2022.

Make checks payable to:

Good to Go With Patti Beth
P.O. Box 450818
Grove, OK 74345-0818
Phone (918) 786-3318

Itinerary

October 31, 2022 - Your Journey Begins
Today you’ll depart for Kenya with a connecting flight, beginning the trip of a lifetime!

November 1, 2022 - Jambo Kenya
Upon arrival in Nairobi, you will be met by your safari director and assisted with your transfer to your five star hotel, home for the next two nights. You might choose to relax by the pool briefly before settling in. Overnight: Nairobi Serena Hotel (or similar)

November 2, 2022 - Blixen’s “Out of Africa”
This morning after breakfast, your safari team hosts a pre-safari briefing at the hotel before you depart for Sheldrick Wildlife Elephant Orphanage. Learn about the most successful orphan-elephant rescue program in the world, where tiny new-born elephants that have lost their mothers are brought, raised and taught how to be ‘elephants’ again before being integrating back into the wild. This hugely successful program has saved nearly 200 baby elephants, and you’ll surely be touched by their remarkable efforts. Then you’ll visit the home of Karen Blixen of “Out of Africa” fame, hearing fascinating stories about her life as you enjoy a tour of her home. Next, you’ll visit the Kazuri Bead Factory that began as a tiny workshop with two local women hand-making beads. It soon blossomed into a ‘factory’ employing mostly single mothers who lived nearby, providing them with a steady income. You’ll watch as these women hand make each bead that’s then fired and made into stunning bracelets and necklaces. Today, Kazuri beads are sold around the world, often at prices upward of $90 per necklace. You’ll have an opportunity to buy these beautiful, one-of-a-kind creations for a fraction of the retail price. After your first day in Kenya, return to the Serena with time to relax and refresh, before departing for your special Welcome-to-Africa dinner at the famous Carnivore Restaurant! Overnight: Nairobi Serena Hotel (or similar) (B/D)

November 3, 2022 - Your Safari Begins
After breakfast you’ll depart Nairobi and your Safari begins! You’ll ride through lush tea and coffee plantations to the beautiful Aberdare Country Club where you’ll enjoy a delicious buffet luncheon. Be on the lookout for the resident peacocks, as they love to preen and grab your attention. Enjoy the views before setting out as part of a special group to The Ark. Set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park, The Ark overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick that attract a host of awesome wildlife. Modeled after Noah’s Ark, The Ark has four viewing decks with balconies and lounges to provide superb game viewing from the comfort of the lodge. This is indeed a special place as the animals come to you! You’ll enjoy a delicious dinner here, then you might choose to settle in one of the decks and watch. Elephants, cape buffalo, bushbucks, warthogs all come to put on a show. If you’re lucky, a leopard or rhino might put in an appearance - you’re in the midst of the forest, so who knows what you’ll see? In fact, more than one TRIPS traveler has been known to stay up all night watching - but if you do choose to catch some sleep, there’s even a buzzer in your room to alert you to special sightings. Here’s a perfect introduction to the wildlife of Kenya! Overnight: The Ark (or similar) (B/L/D)

November 4, 2022 - Home to the Big Five
As the sun rises over the jungle-like terrain of your tree hotel, you’ll awake to the sounds of a xylophone being played along the corridors of the lodge - this is your wakeup call. Enjoy breakfast and a last look at this special place before you head out to your next destination, stopping along the way at the Girls School in Nanyuki. Return travelers will recall this heartwarming visit, as the girls put on a bit of a singing and dancing show for you. Continuing on with no more than six traveling in each safari vehicle, you’ll enjoy the changing scenery as you cross the equator traveling from the Southern to the Northern Hemisphere bound for the remarkable Sweetwaters Serena Tented Camp. This sheltered oasis, with luxury tents clustered around a waterhole and salt lick, enjoys spectacular views of the lush and golden plains beneath the snowcapped peaks of Mount Kenya. After checking in and enjoying lunch, set out on an afternoon game drive. Home to the ‘Big Five’, the private conservancy is a habitat to nearly 100 black rhino, several hundred bird species, giraffe, zebra, cheetah, jackal and more. Back at camp, enjoy a charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and safari luxury. Dine tonight in the Rhino Restaurant, housed in the former manager’s home of this once-colonial farm located in central Kenya. Overnight: Sweetwaters Camp (or similar) (B/L/D)

November 5, 2022 - Samburu Game Drive
Depart the camp after breakfast bound for the northern region of Kenya and the Samburu/Shaba/Buffalo Springs National Reserve. Other safari programs often overlook this wonderfilled region, but Samburu is amonge East Africa’s most fascinating game parks. You’ll arrive at the Sarova Shaba Lodge in time for lunch. Set amidst the trees along the Ewaso Nyiro River, you’ll be sleeping the next two nights in the heart of the Shaba Game Reserve - the “Born Free Country” that Joy Adamson called home for many years. After lunch, you’ll have some free time to relax by the refreshing pool or wander around the grounds of the lodge before setting out later this afternoon for your next game drive.

The waters of the Ewaso Nyiro river draw wildlife in great numbers, and Samburu is visited by large herds of elephants, drawn by the promise of water. You’ll see species that are unique to the Samburu area such as the reticulated giraffe, beisa oryx, Grevy’s zebra and the graceful long-necked gerenuk. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a leopard relaxing in a tree in the late afternoon sun. This most elusive of cats is just one of the rare and beautiful creatures you’ll spot in Samburu. After an exciting game drive, return to the lodge for dinner and enjoy the evening recounting your amazing day! Overnight: Sarova Shaba Lodge (or similar) (B/L/D)

November 6, 2022 - Samburu Game Drives
Today you’ll set out on morning and afternoon game drives giving you the opportunity to see more of Samburu’s typically northern species, such as the Somali ostrich and the vulturine guinea fowl. The forests along the riverbanks are home to over 300 species of birds, and lions are also frequently seen here. You’ll find that the vivid colors and sharp contrasts between bush, sky and sand make Samburu a photographer’s favorite. Between game drives, you will have the unique opportunity to visit a Samburu village. After being welcomed with song and dance, you’ll hear about the everyday lives and culture of these proud nomadic people. You’ll be allowed to enter a Samburu hut built by the women of the tribe, and learn how they survive in this desert-like land. Be ready with your cameras as Samburu Warriors dance to rhythmic chanting highlighted by a series of spectacular vertical leaps. Both men and women are adorned with colorful dress and elaborate beaded necklaces and head gear that are distinctive to their tribe. This village experience is truly not to be missed! Overnight: Sarova Shaba Lodge (or similar) (B/L/D)

November 7, 2022 - Marvelous Maasai Mara
After breakfast, travel to the local airstrip for your flight over the Great Rift Valley and onto the unspoiled savannah of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. You’ll arrive at the private airstrip of the Mara Safari Club, your luxury tented camp for the next two nights.  Enjoy lunch by the river before relaxing on the deck of your tented cabin this afternoon. Then you’ll set out for an afternoon game drive. Widely considered to be Africa’s greatest wildlife reserve, the vast grassland plains are scattered with herds of zebra, giraffe, gazelle and topi, as elephants and buffalo wallow in the swamp areas. The Mara has been called the “Kingdom of Lions,” and these regal and powerful hunters dominate these grasslands. Cheetah are also a common sight in this awesome natural wonder, a place where Maasai warriors share the plains with these mighty cats. Keep your binoculars and cameras ready, as the Mara has the richest concentration of wildlife in Kenya! Overnight: Mara Safari Club (or similar) (B/L/D)

November 8, 2022 - More Maasai Mara
Today, you’ll get a closer look at the Mara with two extensive game drives. On plains dotted with acacia trees, you’ll see enormous herds of grazing animals and spot lion, hyena and cheetah hidden amongst the brush. As you drive off-road in the tall grass, you’ll spot giraffes, elephants and zebras grazing. Back at the lodge, delight in watching the hippos that live directly beneath the cliff where your luxury tent sits. Your luxury tented lodging comes complete with a wooden deck, canopied beds, a full bathroom and all of the romance and unique atmosphere of the classic safari of years gone by. The Mara is also the perfect spot for you to experience your own balloon safari! This optional excursion lifts off at dawn, lifting you up to marvel at the mist rising over the land and your thrilling bird’s eye view of the spectacular scenery. As your balloon drifts slowly and silently above the plains, the rivers fan out in every direction with giant herds of wildlife grazing silently beneath you. When you reluctantly return to earth, celebrate with a champagne breakfast right there on the veldt, a glamorous and most fitting conclusion to your romantic flight! Overnight: Mara Safari Club (or similar) (B/L/D)

November 9, 2022 - Onward to Nairobi
After breakfast and a last fond look at the Mara, you fly back to Nairobi and check into your day room at the Boma Nairobi Hotel. The afternoon is free for relaxing at the hotel before your safari team assists you with your transfer to the airport for your evening flight home. Asante Rafike ~ Thank you, friend! (B)

November 10, 2022 - Farewell to Kenya
After flying through the night, you’ll connect to your onward flight this morning arriving in the US today. The memories of your Kenyan Wing Safari will last a lifetime, and we are delighted to have shared our Kenya Wing Safari with you. Welcome Home!

  • Please note that itineraries are subject to change.
  • Passports are required for this tour.
  • Kenya Visa fee is included.
  • Trip cancellation/interruption Travel Protection is available and recommended. Check with Patti Beth for details.

The taxes, fuel surcharges, and other fees imposed by airlines and cruise lines have been included in the cost of your tour as of printing on January 3, 2022. Any increases in these fees or baggage fees imposed by any air carriers or cruise lines are the responsibility of the individual passenger. TRIPS makes arrangements with airlines, hotels and other independent parties to provide travel services you purchase. We do not own or operate any of the accommodation, transport or other facilities used in connection with our programs. We therefore cannot accept liability for negligence of the staff of these organizations. These parties are independent suppliers over whom we have no direct control. TRIPS is not liable in the event of any failure by any person or company to render any transportation, accommodation or other travel service provided on tours, or for expenses incurred due to delays caused by weather, strikes, war, civil disturbances, natural disasters, flight delays, government actions, mechanical failures or any acts of God. TRIPS cannot assume any responsibility for flight delays, cancellations or missed connections and is not liable for any expenses or consequences resulting therefrom, and such expenses are to be borne by the traveler. Specific airline Conditions of Carriage will apply. These conditions are the subject of International Agreements and may limit or exclude liability. The participant waives any claim against TRIPS for any damage to, or loss of, property or injury to, or death of, due to any act or negligence of any airlines, surface transportation companies, hotels or any person rendering any of the services or accommodations included. TRIPS cannot be held responsible for any claims, losses, damages for delay of baggage or other properties, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment, upset and disappointment, distress or frustrations, whether physical or mental, resulting from the act or omission of any party providing services. The participant assumes and understands that all travel has inherent risk that may result in injury or death and that participation in activities, including but not limited to: driving, hiking, walking, touring, visiting archaeological sites, walking on uneven surfaces, riding on rough roads, rafting, boating, riding in helicopters, on trains, boats, swimming, horseback and any other activities. The information contained in this brochure and online has been compiled with all reasonable care, is accurate to the best of our knowledge and is given in good faith. All services are subject to the laws of the countries in which services are rendered. Payment for any TRIPS tour shall constitute consent to all provisions in these Terms & Conditions and is binding on all travel participants.


 


Willamae’s Branson Christmas

Includes

  • Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
  • Four (count ‘em 4!) shows and three included meals!
  • 1 night lodging at the Grand Oaks
  • Gratuities on included meals
  • Driver’s gratuity
  • Some Sur-Prizesand a Hoot of a time!
  • Escorted by Willamae!
  • $355 Per Person Double
  • $335 Per Person Triple
  • $326 Per Person Quad
  • $406 Per Person Single


By Cash, Check, or use your credit card (to pay in full) at the time of your reservations & pay no extra credit card fees!

Wahoo! It’s me, your ol’ pal Willamae! I’m so ‘cited about goin’ to Branson, Miz-er-ri fer Christmas I cain’t wait. So, we’re just gonna up and go in November! Take a peek at what all I got lined up fer ya over there!

November 15, 2022
8:00am   Yer D-lux motorcoach leaves sharply at 8, so git there to the Grove Senior Center on East O’Daniel Parkway in plenty of time to park, git your overnight bag to the driver, go back to your car to retrieve things you forgot, and then claim your seat for Branson, Miz-er-ri! Don’t eat this mornin’, cuz after we head out and cross the state line, we gotta stop in Ozark at Billy Gail’s fer breakfast. Billy Gail’s is well-known for its HUGE portions and delicious variety. From their famous Billy’s Belly Buster Breakfast to their jumbo 14” pancakes (that’s over a FOOT across!). Since ya’ll may want to share so this one, it’ll be on yer own dime.

2:00 pm Then we will slide into Branson fer Show #1: #1 Hit’s of the 60’s & 50’s Too Christmas Showat Clay Cooper’s Theater: “Join us for a high-energy Christmas party as we celebrate our 20thaward-winning season in Branson! In addition to your favorite 60’s tunes and holiday classics, you’ll also hear the sounds of Christmas performed 60’s style. The video, costumes, and decorations will get you in the spirit!”

5:30 pm Supper’s Ready! We will scoot on over the the SS Dockside Café & Pub fer a superb supper (included). Select from salmon to pulled pork, to grilled chicken salad and more!

7:30 pm We’ll duck into Andy Williams Moon River Theater fer Show #2:  Ozark Mountain Christmas Show. The Andy Williams Christmas Show has been a family Christmas tradition since it first appeared on national network television in 1967. We'll celebrate The Andy Williams Christmas Show in the splendor of the theater he built and loved, deep in the Ozark Mountains. This magical Christmas variety show features many of the songs, and family visits that made audiences fall in love with Andy’s Christmas at home. This year’s guests include some folks Andy hosted on this long running television show including international recording artists, The Lettermen, along with the pop group that inspired the hit television series, “The Partridge Family“, The Cowsills join in the fun. Charlie Green, who stars in Moon River & Me, the music & memories of Andy Williams, also pays a visit to Andy’s spectacular living room. Spectacular musicians, dancers, reindeer and surprise quests all gather round the Christmas tree to celebrate Andy’s favorite time of the year! After this big day, we will settle in at the Grand Oaks Hotel fer the night.

November 16, 2022
We will get around and eat breakfast at the hotel before checking out and going over to the Hughes American Family Theatre fer Show #3: Cassandre Christmas-The Voice of an Angel.

10:00 am 30 year veteran performers in Branson, Timothy and Cassandre Haygood put on a show unlike anything else in Branson. Cassandre’s stunning, world class voice and Timothy’s artistry of multiple instruments is backed by an incredibly accomplished band! The cast also features additional soloists and dancers, as well as the lush vocal harmonies of the Stardust Band. Dazzling costume changes and high energy production add to the fun!

12:30 pm Welp, it’s time to eat again! We will visit Jackie B Goode’s Uptown Café fer lunch (included) and then it’s time fer Show #4…. and what most will be waiting for… Daniel O’Donnell at the Branson Hillside Theater! Woo Wee! This feller has a voice that he could sing to ol Willamae all day long. Irish singing sensation, PBS star, and Branson favorite Daniel O’Donnell performs your favorite song LIVE on stage in Branson! “Daniel O'Donnell is a talented and beloved Irish singer. Each November, he comes to Branson to perform for several weeks at the Branson Hillside Theater.  After getting his start in his local church choir in Ireland, O'Donnell has had over 40 top hits. Daniel O'Donnell performs traditional Irish ballads and selections of pop, country, gospel and rock music.

Iffen we ain’t in the Christmas spirit going into December, I give up! We will head back west with a fast food stop and get home about 9:00pm


 

 
 
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