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3:00 PM    Park and meet at the Grove Senior Center at the corner of North Cherokee and O’Daniel Parkway in Grove, Oklahoma.
3:15 PM     Pick up at Jay WalMart (let us know you will meet us there!)
4: 30 PM  Dinner this afternoon will be at 28 Springs, located in the historical area of downtown Siloam Springs, AR
8PM  We have reserved seats at the Baum Walker Hall at Walton Arts Center.
Let’s take a step back in time when entertainers took the stage to croon songs to which we understood the words! Close your eyes… it’s Frank Sinatra. Singer Michael Andrew has many credits to his name. He was the headline singer and band-leader at the world famous Rainbow Room atop Rockefeller Center in New York City. He also performed that coveted role at Merv Griffin’s “Coconut Club” across the country in Beverly Hills, California. While on “Larry King Live,” Merv called Michael Andrew “one of the great singers of all time.” And we get to experience him live in Fayetteville!
11:30 PM(estimate) We will arrive back to Grove.
$79 per person due in full with reservation


 

March Mystery (March 4 - 6, 2019) You know we can't tell you anything about it, but take a look at the flyer and maybe you can glean some clues from our Fearless Leader's poem...

From $689 per person, based on double occupancy  pp dbl occ = two people sharing a hotel room)


 

INCLUDES

Roundtrip airfare from TUL, OK, All intra-China flights, Deluxe hotels and cruise, Daily group sightseeing, Professional tour director, Well-selected guide in each city, 29 meals (B-breakfast; L-lunch; D-dinner), Group baggage handling, Escorted by Patti Beth Anderson

Tour Highlights

Great Wall UNESCO HS (UNESCO HS), Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven & Summer Palace, Hutong Tour & local home visit, Peking Duck Dinner, Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Ancient City Wall, Small Wild Goose Pagoda & Xi’an Museum, Tang Dynasty Dinner Show, Giant Pandas, Yangtze River Three Gorges, Master of Fishnet Garden, Boat ride on Ancient Grand Canal, The Bund, The Old Town of Shanghai, Shanghai, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Acrobatic Show

Hotel & Cruise Accommodations

Beijing: Capitol Hotel (5-star) | Xi’an: Hilton High-Tech Xi’an (5-star) | Chongqing: Hilton Chongqing (5-star) | Yangtze River: Victoria Anna (5-star) | Shanghai: Hongqiao Jinjiang Hotel (5-star)

Note: Due to circumstances beyond our control, the itinerary, hotels and cruise are subject to change without notice.

This trip is packed with activities, meal, incredible sights, sounds and smells from one of planet earth’s oldest nations. You will be thrilled with all we see and do and Ping & her husband Chris Lee do a wonderful job arranging everything for us. The last time we offered this was back in 2006. There’s a good chance this might well be the last time we offer it. Incredible temples. The Great Wall of China. The mysterious Terra Cotta Warriors. If these are part of your bucket list. Call us today!

PRICE pp dbl occ - $ 5954 Single occ rate - $ 7229 Insurance (highly recommended) - $388 pp

ChinaPlusTours: The tour is operated though ChinaPlus Tours (located in Irving, TX), which is a reputable tour company specializing in package tours to China and serving travel clubs since 2000.

Price: $89 pp  Due in Full with reservation. must have (minimum) 25 travelers to go.

Includes Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation, Lunch @ Crystal Bridges, Tours & Admissions, Driver’s gratuity, Escorted by Patti Beth

ITINERARY

8:30am     Depart Grove Senior Center @ corner of North Cherokee & O’Daniel Pkwy in Grove

11:30am  Lunch at Crystal Bridges

5:00pm     Depart for Grove

6:00pm     Arrive back in Grove

 

Let’s take the opportunity to visit the world class art museum in our area.Crystal Bridges was founded in 2005 by the Walton Family Foundation as a nonprofit charitable organization for all to enjoy. Philanthropist and arts patron Alice Walton chairs the Museum’s board of directors. The building was designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie and opened to the public on
11-11-11. Even if you have visited the museum, the collection is ever changing.

Crystal Bridges’ permanent collection spans five centuries of American masterworks ranging from the Colonial era to the current day. Included within the collection are iconic images such as Asher B. Durand’s Kindred Spirits, Norman Rockwell’s Rosie the Riveter, and Andy Warhol’s Coca-Cola — each reflecting a distinct moment in American artistic evolution—as well as major works by modern and contemporary American artists, including Georgia O’Keeffe, John Baldessari, and James Turrell. The permanent collection, which continues to grow through acquisition, is on view year-round & is enhanced by an array of temporary exhibitions.

 We expect the gardens and trails to be blooming and beautiful. Our visit includes a guided tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright house, an example Wright’s classic Usonian architecture. The word “Usonian” was derived from an abbreviation of “United States of North America.” Wright created this term to describe a distinctly American style of residential architecture he developed during the Great Depression to be within the reach of the average middle-class American family. Crystal Bridges acquired the house in 2013. The entire structure was then taken apart and each component was labeled, packed, & moved to the Museum, where it was reconstructed in 2015.

Lunch is included at Eleven, the restaurant at Crystal Bridges. The chef specializes in modern American comfort food with an emphasis on traditions that hail from the “High South” region…the Ozarks. The robust cuisine of Eleven not only nourishes, but tells a story—a story of the American spirit, inspired by the artworks, natural surroundings. After plenty of time to enjoy Crystal Bridges, we have a guided driving tour planned to highlight some of Bentonville’s new and old businesses!

Then we will wind down our day at the 8thStreet Market a community-focused food hub, where a spirit of creativity meets entrepreneurship. They support small and midsize local farmers, and we will enjoy some tastes and touring. A fun day, full of learning, beauty, great tastes & good times!


 

The Kentucky Derby 4 Days May 2-5, 2019

The Kentucky Derby is America's most extravagant springtime sports party, and one of her most celebrated events. While there is a horse race at the heart of this spectacle, there are many other intriguing aspects within this Louisville tradition. It is a festival and fashion show, it’s about Bourbon and Horses, Mint Juleps and Riverboats, and it’s about time you see it!

Tour Highlights:

  • The Kentucky derby – reserved seats
  • derby day riverboat race – Belle of Louisville vs. the Mary M. Miller
  • Bourbon, Barbecue and Country Music
  • Louisville Slugger Museum
  • The Hermitage Thoroughbred Nursery
  • lunch at Claudia Sanders Dinner House
  • Undulata Horse Farm
  • Derby Hat boutique
  • Bourbon & Chocolate hotel reception
  • “off to the races” dinner party with Kentucky Derby Museum
  • Three nights First Class lodging
  • Three Hotel breakfasts, one lunch, two dinners
  • All taxes & tips on these services
  • Motorcoach transportation & driver’s gratuity
  • Derby motorcoach parking
  • Churchill Downs VIP Fast Access Pass
  • Escorted by Patti Beth Anderson

Per Person Prices

  • $2,429 double (per person, 2 in room)
  • $2,299 TrIPle (per person, 3 in room)
  • $2,269 quAd (per person, 4 in room)
  • $3,259 sIngle (per person, 1 in room)
  • $200 per person to confirm reservation
  • second payment of $300 due January 1, 2019
  • balance due in full March 1, 2019
  • Credit cards accepted at no additional charge

With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly re-imagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck, cheering “Les Miz is born again!”  An unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish.


 

We have put together an incredible trip to Greece, visiting the ancient ruins and walking along the footsteps of St. Paul. This trip takes in all the major sites and includes four nights onboard a Greek cruise, a visit to Santorini, Kusadasi (Turkey) and Corinth. This trip is an incredible combination of faith-based as well as historical adventures. From $5998 pp dbl occ.


 

Again... it's so top secret that Patti Beth won't even tell Doug where it's going! But, you can be assured (as always) that you'll have a great time and be glad you did!


 

 
 
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