This is a revised work in progress with constant additions!!! Next Travel Club Meeting Sep. 6 @ 10 am
Satellite Beach Pelican Park Clubhouse at 1495 A1A 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
Ginny Springs is a privately owned park which has tubing, swimming and snorkeling in a pristine environment!
The Great Outdoors was voted the best new Restaurant in Florida and is located in a former 1800’s Opera House converted into a two story restaurant which reflects the High Springs outdoor activities which it is named and located in.
High Springs is a nostalgic look at old Florida known for Quaint and colorful shops, cafes, Southern décor and Oak Trees with Spanish Moss!
$50 Rate includes transportation and park entrance! Tube rentals and lunch are extra! Bring Sun Screen, Swim wear and change of clothes.
Van for 8 to 14 passengers or Bus for larger groups! Leave Walmart Viera 7:45am and Sam’s Club Cocoa West Side Entrance at 8:15am Returns around 9-10pm.
We’ll start the day in quaint Mount Dora visiting the Lakeside in of the 1880’s with its famous rocking chairs overlooking Lake Dora. Mount Dora is more known for its resemblance to a New England town than the South. The town features shops, lighthouse, yacht club, restaurants, nostalgia, antiques, Amish ice cream, miniature doll houses, and a Sears Mail Order house. The Donnelly House is a striking piece of Victorian Gothic architecture located directly across the street from Donnelly Park. Yalaha German Bakery looks like an Alpine Scene out of Hansel and Gretel in the Black Forest. Speaking of the Black Forest have you tried their cake at the Yalaha Bakery? The Bakery exports Breads including the 7 Grain Wheat bread all over the US. Try the Liverwurst Sandwich from the Deli or the Chicken Raspberry Salad sandwich. It’s all good.
The Wine Stomp at the Lakeridge Winery is a throwback to the famous scene in “I Love Lucy” where she stomps on the Grapes in an Italian Vineyard. Here you have the opportunity to take your shoes off and compete to see who can get the most juice out of the grapes. There is also an opportunity to learn about the more modern process that is actually used to make wines today, along with a tasting and a festival with musical acts and a view of the Vineyards.
Rate $49 members $55 guests Leave Suntree 8am SB 8:15am and CB 8:45am
22th Annual Caladium Festival Lake Placid Florida Includes Bus tour of the Caladium Growing Fields with a Rancher, Decorated House Competition Winners and Life size Murals. Virtually all of the World’s Caladiums are grown here in Lake Placid, Florida. If you travel to Tulip time in Amsterdam or the Chelsea Flower Show in London, the Caladiums will still be from Lake Placid. The Mural Society contributes to the beauty of our town and helps preserve our colorful history. 36 murals grace the sides of buildings around town and even the trash containers have color and style. $59 members $65 guests Leave 7am Suntree , 7:15am SB and 7:45am CB Return around 7 to 7:30pm
Lunch on own at Inn at Chicanes Restaurant on the Inn at the Lakes Resort in Sebring overlooking the gardens! A bonus stop at either a Fudge or Candy Factory will be included.
Saturday September 1 The Largest Exhibition of Mummies ever!
Tampa MOSI Museum of Science
Inside every mummy is a story waiting to be told.
Mummies of the World, the largest exhibition of mummies and related artifacts ever assembled is a compelling collection, presented with reverence and dignity, including ancient mummies and important artifacts from Asia, Oceania, South America, Europe, as well as ancient Egypt, dating as far back as 6,500 years.
A fascinating mix of old and new, this never-before-seen collection bridges the gap between past and present with contributions from 21 world-renowned museums and organizations across seven countries. Embark on a journey into the extraordinary world of mummies and mummification. Through modern science, engaging interactive and multi-media exhibits featuring 3-D animation, explore how mummies are created, where they come from and who they were. Using state-of-the-art scientific methodology, discover how modern science enables researchers to study mummies through innovative and non-invasive ways, offering unprecedented insights into past cultures and civilizations. What secrets do mummies hold about the past…and what clues do they bring us for the future? A journey awaits as we unravel their mysteries
Leave Suntree 8am, SB 8:15am and CB 8:45am returning around 7-8pm. Members $59 Guests $65 includes admissions, transportation and IMAX theater show.
This trip feels like a trip to the Rural South but you’re still in Florida only with larger trees, small hills and some scenic countryside views and great small restaurants.
Florida's first ladies may have lived centuries apart, but there's one place where you can see them all – well, sort of.
Pioneer Florida Museum and Village in Dade City houses a collection of 42 dolls replicating Florida's first ladies in their inaugural gowns, starting way back with Rachel Jackson, wife of Florida "territory" governor (1821-1822) and future U.S. President Andrew Jackson. The newest addition is Ann Scott, wife of current Gov. Rick Scott. Mrs. Scott's doll debuted.
The only first lady missing from the inaugural gowns collection? Carole Crist, who was not yet married to Gov. Charlie Crist (2007-2011), when he took office.
The museum's dolls aren't the only attractions that'll make you ooh and aah. Other highlights of the 16-acre property include:
This dinner theater has a great reputation and is almost the last dinner theater of its kind in the State. It’s a three hour drive that we break up in Brooksville on route and Tarpon Springs on the return. Members $80 Guests $85 includes Show, Meal, Taxes, Transportation and Sightseeing Tours. Leave Suntree 6:45am SB 7am and CB 7:30am with a return around 7pm
50’S AND 60’S REVUE
The return of a new and improved favorite!
Thursday, September 20
Audiences young and old have loved our classic revues and the most popular of all those shows have been our spectacular jukebox shows. This season not only do we revisit the great music and dancing of the 1950’s but we continue our musical journey into perhaps the most creative period in our Nation’s history – the sizzling 60’s! This is an unforgettable bonanza of music, dancing, and laughter – jam-packed with the 50’s sounds of such greats as Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Dave Brubeck, Ritchie Valens, Connie Francis, as well as the 60’s sounds of The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Patsy Cline, Simon and Garfunkel, The Mamas and the Papas, Bob Dylan and much, much, much more. This revised and expanded version is a Show Palace premiere and is not to be missed.
This 50,000 square-foot museum contains equipment, memorabilia, vehicles, and weapons from America’s wars, starting with a World War I battlefield trench. A Japanese aircraft carrier and a German Outpost are also on display. The personal diaries and memorabilia of the late Colonel Lenard J. Schroeder have recently been added to the museum’s archives. Colonel Schroeder was a local hero who served during the D-Day Invasion of Europe. On June 6, 1944, US troops and their allies landed on a 50-mile stretch of beach in Normandy, France, and began the liberation of Europe from occupying German forces. More than 160,000 troops directly took place in the invasion. The museum honors them and other brave men and women who had served the country in combat and combat support.
Heritage Village has more than two dozen restored structures on the grounds of this 21-acre living history museum. The buildings represent life in Pinellas from the Civil War through the 1930’s. A ramble through the shaded pine forest on a serpentine brick walkway reveals everything from an 1850’s log house, a railroad depot, a red caboose, a church, a one room schoolhouse, to an early mercantile store, a 1920’s service garage, all capped off with a couple of over-the-hill outhouses, and a sugar-cane grinding mill. Costumed, docent-led tours are available through some of the houses. The centerpiece of the park is the two-phase Pinellas County Historical Museum.
Leave Suntree 7:45am SB 8 and CB 8:30am with a return between 7 and 7:30pm.
Members $49 Guests $55 ($10 off for Military with ID)
A natural landmark attraction for many years is the Devil’s Millhopper which is sometimes called the upside salad bowl because of its’ abundant greenery. This includes a nature walk down a number of steps with many lookout points along the way. Lunch will be at Satchel’s Nationally renowned Pizzeria with Subs, salads and Pastas. Believe or not this was a former junkyard (excuse me antique collectors depot) which gained National attention during the weekly CBS broadcast of the Gators on SEC Saturdays when a sports announcer couldn’t stop raving about Satchels. The University Museum of natural History is the best in the State with wonderful exhibits and dioramas of our past and the Harn Art Museum in the same complex has several art collections and an original Monet. Option-If you’re into butterfly’s today is the day for a release of several exotic species in the Amazon Butterfly Garden at the same cultural complex. Leave Suntree 7am SB 7:15am and CB 7:45am with a return around 9-10pm.
Members $65 Guests $70 includes museums, Nature park entrance, tour and transportation.
Sebastian River Jungle Cruise
The River Queen sails up the Indian River Lagoon, under the US1 bridges and up the beautiful
winding south fork of the pristine Sebastian River. We typically see Bottle Nose Dolphin,
Manatee, Alligators, turtles, and a variety of wild birds including Osprey and Bald Eagles. (Approximately 2.5 to 3 hours) Leave CB 7:45am, SB 8:15a and Suntree 8:30am with a 5 to 6pm return.
Members $65 Guests $70 includes boat ride, transportation, tour and guide
Holland America’s Maasdam Roundtrip Europe Sailing
Guests to Gamble Place can step back in time to experience the same pristine environment that James N. Gamble (of Procter & Gamble) found so inviting during his first visit to the area in the late 1800's. This 175-acre property, included in the National Register of Historic Places features an historic home, cottage and Citrus Packing House. The "Florida cracker-style" house, named "Egwanulti" (a Native American word meaning "by the water"), was built in 1907, and was used as a winter retreat. The once privately-owned Citrus Packing House is the only one currently in existence in its original location In addition to the buildings; visitors can observe wildlife, ancient cypress trees and beautiful azalea blossoms.ion in Florida. This vanishing piece of history is significant to Florida and our visitors. Members $49 Guests $55 includes admissions, tours and transportation Leave Suntree 7:30am SB 7:45am and CB 8:15am with a return around 5pm.
Tue., October 23 – Norman Rockwell “Behind the Camera” Exhibit, Vero Beach
Visit the Vero Beach Museum of Art and view the thousands of photographs Norman Rockwell created as studies for his iconic images. Rockwell was a natural storyteller, who envisioned his narrative scenarios down to the smallest detail.
Early in his career Rockwell employed professional models but he found that their static poses made naturalism difficult. He adopted photography as a tool in the late 1930s, and began to call on friends and neighbors to model for him. These amateurs turned out to be enthusiastic and cooperative, enabling him to capture better poses and expressions than any professional model. For Rockwell, it was a way to give his paintings the maximum authenticity possible.
Also view Pop Art Revisited – a 21st Century Perspective. It will be the inaugural exhibition in the Museum’s new Titelman Gallery. The works of art selected for the exhibition are important examples of the Pop Art movement, created by artists such as Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, Roy Lichtenstein and Jasper Johns, who drew their inspiration from popular culture and the visual language of advertising. The inventive creations on view in Pop Art Revisited will include images of astronauts and the first landing on the moon, a professional football player, a Campbell Soup can, a portrait of Grace Kelly, a “typical” suburban home of the sixties, and the famous L-O-V-E graphic.
Lunch will be at the Ocean Grill Restaurant located directly on the Ocean in Vero Beach, known for great food in a nautical atmosphere with a scenic backdrop.
Sunday, October 28, Halloween Season in Cassadega and Deland Cassadega is a community of Spiritualists which has an over 100 year old history, beautiful tranquil scenery, the old Cassadega Hotel with Room Spirits and not the kind you drink, readers, fortunes and more... On Sunday a church service is open to the public with lovely 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. On the return trip you will get a driving tour through the cobblestone streets of quaint Deland and the beauty of the Stetson University one of Florida=s oldest. Leave Suntree 7:30 AM SB 7:45 AM and CB 8:15 AM Return 5:30 to 6:30 PM Members $55 Guests $60 Includes Tour, Services, Public Readings and Transportation.
The Clearwater Marina is also home to Stingrays, Dolphins and Sea Turtles. A 90 MINUTE SEA LIFE SAFARI BOAT TOUR Hit the high seas! One of the most popular things to do at CMA. Join us aboard the Sea Life Safari for a 90 minute trip into our beautiful intracoastal waters. Look for dolphins, sea birds and other marine life as our staff narrates the scenic ride to a shell island. You'll witness data collection in action as we perform our net pull and pass around sea critters before releasing them back to the bay. A hands-on experience unlike any other cruise! Members: $70 Guests $75 includes boat ride, and combo ticket with admission to the aquarium, and transportation. *Based on a minimum of 10 participants! Leave Suntree 7:30am SB 7:45am and CB 8:15am with a 7 to 8pm return.
This tour includes many sights to view such as the Hebrew Academy, Historic Temple Emanuel, The Public Mikvah (Water Ritual), The Holocaust Memorial, The Cuban Hebrew Congregation and the Schul in Bal Harbor along with a visit to the Jewish Museum. The JEWISH MUSEUM OF FLORIDA opened in 1995 in a former historic synagogue that housed the first congregation on Miami Beach. Built in 1936, the Henry Hohauser designed building that underwent a two-year restoration for $1.5 million, boasts Art Deco features, a copper dome and 80 stained glass windows. In 2007 the Museum expanded into the original 1929 synagogue next door after a one-year restoration for $1 million. Both buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2008, the two buildings were connected via a skylighted Bistro. The Museum is much more than beautiful buildings. It is a place that presents its own and traveling exhibits; sponsors cultural and educational programs; houses a Collections & Research Center reflecting nearly 250 years of Florida Jewish history; and communicates Jewish history, art, culture and values to Jews and non-Jews alike in an informal mode. The Museum is also a place where Jews of all ages and stripes discover and reaffirm their rich heritage – thus helping to strengthen Jewish identity and continuity. SO how did this all get started? You may already know if you are among those who participated in and enjoyed the exhibit MOSAIC: Jewish Life in Florida that traveled to 13 cities (1990-94). Depicting Florida Jewish history from 1763 to the present, this was a statewide grassroots project to collect material evidence from the time Jews were first allowed to live in the Sunshine State. Thousands of photographs, artifacts and oral histories were gathered from families and this collection continues now in the Museum, which was created as a result of the interest and support garnered from the original MOSAIC project. Where the traveling exhibit was the launch, the JEWISH MUSEUM OF FLORIDA further delves into the state’s rich Jewish history of yesterday and today – for the future. Whether your family has lived in Florida for eight generations, as some have, or just arrived – YOUR story is an important tile in the MOSAIC.
A TRAVELING EXHIBITION ON IMMIGRATION IS ALSO ON DISPLAY.
Leave Walmart Viera Murphy’s Gas Station 7:30am and Walmart Palm Bay Murphy’s Gas Station at 8am with a return around 9pm. Members $60 Guests $65 includes admissions, tour, guide and transportation! October 19th to November 30th
December 1, 2012- 10 Night MSC Cruise to the Islands of Aruba, Bonaire, Colombia and Panama-see separate flyer
A Fully Escorted 4 day & 3 night Tour
This private tour is limited to 7 passengers (2 seats available)
Day 1: Depart 8:30 am from Groups location 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 at the Whale Harbor Restaurant overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. This was voted by our tour participants as the best buffet they ever had on a tour bar none!!! This evening we check into the AAA
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. The trolley picks up at the Hotel.
Day 3: After Breakfast we will visit Truman’s little White House and do a walking tour of Hemingway hang outs. We will also visit Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritville restaurant and shop on Mallory Square near Fast Buck Freddys and the historic La Concha Hotel with the best panoramic view of Key West from the Rooftop. 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 known for award winning conch chowder, fish in tequila sauce and a Key Lime freeze or the Cauley Square Tea Room. The final attraction is the three-acre National Historic Site which features an amazing coral castle created by Latvian Ed Leedskalnin=s using nothing but homemade tools that he created from cast off parts, over the 20 years that it took to complete, not one witness has been found that saw construction in progress. Begun in 1920, the amazing structure, comprised of over 1,100 tons of coral rock, features a 9 ton gate and one-of-a-kind sundial. The story of the castle, seen by millions on television, is related for visitors at the site.
Members $800 per person double occupancy guests $810 Single Occ. Plus $270
Deposits $100 per person Balance due One Month prior to departure.
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Anchor you place in American Maritime History by coming aboard a full functioning, 1940’s era steamship. This maritime icon served in WWII and during the Korean and Vietnam wars. Experience an unforgettable voyage of discovery by exploring a restored ship of a bygone era. The American Victory ship now serves as a mariner’s memorial and museum. Relieve history and visit cavernous, three-level cargo holds, a radio room, hospital, gallery, weaponry, mess hall, engine room, and crew cabins, as well as photographs, medals, documents, and more.
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
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