Monday, November 21, 2016

Travel with Tater Tours to the Northeast for Fall Foliage in October 2017


TATER TOURS TO THE NORTHEAST FALL FOLIAGE OCTOBER 4th – 16th, 2017
Note: Trip is sold out with a long waiting list

Oct. 4th
(Wed): Fly day only into Albany, New York Airport. Hotel Accommodations at the Desmond Hotel for 3 glorious nights! (518) 482-4045 Full or Continental Breakfast included and free shuttle from airport. Short meeting that evening
at 7:00 p.m. (For those coming in early, you can hopefully do a walk from hotel.)

NY State Capitol - Albany
Oct. 5th (Thurs.): Drive to downtown Albany for Capital Historical Walk. This walk follows city sidewalks past historic buildings/monuments/museums: Capitol Building, Empire State Plaza, Executive Mansion, restored city homes, & pedestrian bridge to Hudson River. In the afternoon, participate in the Clifton Park Walk. Trail on local streets & sidewalks through neighborhoods & short unpaved woods trail. Return to our hotel.

Oct. 6th (Fri.): Drive to Williamstown, Massachusetts Walk. This walk passes through the Williams College campus, Williamstown Theatre, Williams College Art Museum,
the Clark Art Institute and the picturesque Village of Williamstown. In the afternoon, drive a short distance to Bennington, Vermont for another great walk. Between
two mountain ranges (Taconics to the West and Green Mountains to the East) Bennington is one of Vermont's oldest & most historic towns and trail is on city sidewalks. Return to hotel.

Oct. 7th (Sat.): Drive to Woodstock, Vermont to participate in a very picturesque town and National Park walk. The 5KM trail passes historic village & Billings Farm Museum at less elevation. A couple of walks to choose from for the 10KM walk. Drive to Montpelier, Vermont for hotel accommodations for 2 nights at the Comfort Inn & Suites (802) 229-2222 Continental Breakfast included.

Mt. Mansfield, Vermont
Oct. 8th (Sun.): Drive to Stowe, Vermont for another picturesque town and country walk.
It has been said that Stowe is "a little bit of Austria in Vermont." Walk is along a stream, on Stowe recreational path, through wooded area; spectacular view Mt. Mansfield, VT's highest peak. In the afternoon, put our “tourist hat” on and visit Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and Cold Hollow Cider Mill. Return to our hotel.

Oct. 9th (Mon.): Depart our hotel and participate in the Montpelier Capital Walk. All routes pass
many homes & businesses with interesting architectural styles. The 10k and the 5k
Capital routes include the State House, interesting architecture, National Register Historical Properties. In the afternoon, drive a short distance to Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks 
to see how maple syrup is made. Continue to Concord, New Hampshire where we will stay at the Start/Finish, Holiday Inn, (603) 224-9534 No Breakfast included.

Oct. 10th (Tues.): Participate in the Concord Capital Walk at your convenience. The Trail includes the State Capitol, historic downtown Concord & President Franklin Pierce manse & grave site. In the afternoon, drive to Portsmouth, New Hampshire and our hotel, which is the Start/Finish for the Portsmouth walk for three nights (603) 436-7600. Full Breakfast included.

Will determine if we can check into the hotel before we do the walk. This Event highlights long history of Portsmouth, first settled as "Strawbery Banke' in 1630, & its role in War for Independence, Civil War, & its current role as one of New Hampshire's few seaports.

Oct. 11th (Wed.): Drive to Augusta, Maine to participate in a 5KM Capital Walk. This event Passes State Capitol, historic fort on river front & part of arboretum. On our return, stop at LL Bean for a short shopping spree! Continue our drive to Kennebunk for another great walk! This event walk passes by St. Anthony’s Monastery, a stretch of Gooch's Beach & to Dock Square. Return to hotel.

Oct. 12th (Thurs.): Drive to Salem, Massachusetts for a “bewitching” walk. Historic Salem is noted
for 1692 Witchcraft hysteria, its maritime tradition & architectural splendor of
its McIntire Era Federal homes. Salem frigates opened Far East trade & provided
wealth which produced America's first millionaires. Trail passes Derby Wharf Lighthouse & Maritime Nat'l Historic Site & Nathaniel Hawthorne's House of Seven Gables.

In the afternoon, drive a short distance to Gloucester for another great walk! Oldest seaport, still an authentic working waterfront community. Many museums, scenic vistas, shops & restaurants along route. Return to hotel.

Oct. 13th (Fri.): Drive to Boston, Massachusetts for this historic Capital walk. (We will be
 spending all day in this great city!) You can do one or two walks! (Head Tater pays
for just one walk!) Boston Freedom Trail Walk is on downtown city streets &
walkways, passing the State Capitol and exploring a plethora of historic sites, monuments, museums and landmarks; one short, steep hill. Boston, known as America’s Walking City, is rich in history & tradition. (The other possible Walk is the Back Bay walk.) Late in
the day, we will drive outside of Boston, Brockton, for hotel accommodations at the Holiday Inn Express (508) 588-6300 Continental Breakfast included.

Oct. 14th (Sat.): Drive to Newport, Rhode Island for this great walk. Route explores Newport’s
 374 years as a seafaring community & includes harbor area with many yachts; waterfront shopping district; Victorian architecture; historic sites; and renovated
portion of famous Cliff Walk with magnificent ocean vistas.

In the afternoon drive to Providence for Capital Walk. Two 5km loops. Paved, somewhat hilly route features restored historic homes, impressive State House, Brown University, revitalized downtown including a river walk & mall with many fine restaurants.

Drive a short distance for our hotel for 2 nights at our last hotel of the trip, Hampton Inn & Suites (401) 739-8888 located in Warwick, Rhode Island, near the T.F. Green Airport Continental Breakfast and free airport shuttle. (WE ARE FLYING OUT OF PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND!)

Oct. 15th (Sun.): Enjoy our last day driving to Hartford, Connecticut for Capital walk.
 Downtown/Riverfront walk includes Old State House (designed by Charles Bullfinch, in 1796), the gothic revival state capitol, plus Wadsworth Atheneum (one of oldest art museums in country). Two bridges over the CT River. The U.S.S. Hartford bell is located on Constitution Plaza. Return to hotel in Warwick!

Oct. 16th (Mon.): FLY DAY ONLY BACK TO HOME DESTINATIONS!

$50.00 will reserve your seat on this great trip (Non-refundable) Does not include any airfare Completely sold out with waiting list!

Price Per Person: (EXCLUDING $50.00 DEPOSIT!)
Single: $2350            Double: $1600          Triple: $1300

Payment Schedule:
March 31st: Single - $1175  Double - $800  Triple - $650
August 1st:  Single - $1175   Double - $800  Triple - $650

The cost of the trip will include:
  • Fully Escorted Deluxe Bus Transportation 

  • 12 nights of Hotel Accommodations at 3 star hotels 

  • Continental Breakfast or Full Breakfast included in all hotels except Holiday Inn, Concord 

  • All Taxes and Tips, including the Bus Driver and Tour Escort 

  • Refreshments for the trip 

  • Credit Only Walk Fees for 17 Walks 

  • Entrance Fees into Ben & Jerry’s and Morse Farm of Maple Sugarworks 


Make checks payable to Mary Ptacek and send to the following address: 
Mary T. Ptacek

2748 Canarsy Ct.

Henderson, Nevada 89052 


Travel to the Midwest with Tater Tours in September 2017


TATER TOURS TO MIDWEST STATES (CAPITALS & MORE)
SEPTMEBER 5th  – 18TH, 2017

Note: Trip “Sold Out” with a short waiting list!

Sept. 5th (Tues.): Fly day only to Kansas City, Missouri Airport.  Hotel Accommodations at the Drury Inn & Suites for 4 glorious nights! (816) 880-9700 Full Breakfast included and free shuttle to/from airport. (4:30 am – 11:00 pm)  Free hot foods and cold beverages at 5:30 Kickback.  Short meeting that evening at 7:00 p.m. (We will return to this hotel on our last night together.)

Sept. 6th (Wed.): Drive to downtown KC for the Monuments Walk that will take you past several monuments honoring veterans, firefighters, trail blazers and many others.  In the afternoon, participate in the Westport Walk that will take you through the beautiful Roanoke Neighborhood, which includes some of the most beautiful old homes in the KC Area. You'll also walk by the home of famous artist Thomas Hart Benton. The walk then continues into Kansas (great border crossing!) as you pass by world famous KU Medical Center. The walk then heads through one of the oldest neighborhoods in Kansas City as you return back to enjoy the food and food in Westport.  Return to hotel.

Thomas Hart Benton Historic Home
Sept. 7th (Thurs): Drive to Topeka, Kansas for Capital Walk.  This walk will be through shaded, residential areas of Topeka as well as the downtown area. It will be mostly city sidewalks or paved streets on fairly flat terrain.  In the afternoon, drive to Lawrence, Kansas for walk that will lead through shaded, residential areas of Lawrence as well as the downtown business.  Part of the trail will have hills as it goes through the University of Kansas main campus.  Return to hotel.

Sept. 8th (Fri.): Drive to Jefferson City for Capital Walk.  This walk follows city sidewalks and a paved path through a pretty wooded park and Capitol building. It features a stroll along the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River Valley. Return to our hotel.
           
Sept. 9th (Sat.): Depart our hotel and drive North to Winterset, Iowa for walk.  This walk you may climb Clark's Tower for a view of Iowa's rolling terrain. Walk by the birthplace of John Wayne and one of the covered bridges of Madison County.  Continue to West Des Moines for hotel accommodations at the Drury Inn & Suites (515-457-9500) Full Breakfast included.  Free hot foods and cold beverages at 5:30 Kickback.
           
Sept. 10th  (Sun.): Participate in the Des Moines Capital Walk.  The trail goes through the Capitol Gardens, around the State Capitol and several war memorials on the Capitol grounds. It tours the East Village featuring unique shops and eateries and crosses the river to go through downtown Des Moines and the Pappa John sculpture park and re-crosses the Des Moines River on the Principal Riverwalk pedestrian bridge.  Return to our hotel. 

In the evening, if you so desire, participate in the Trestle Bridge Walk which is an out and back on hard surface Heart of Iowa Nature Trail. Converted rail trail crosses the Des Moines River on the beautiful 13 story High Trestle Bridge. Lighted bridge is spectacular at night. Because of heavy bike traffic a flashlight and/or reflective clothing is a MUST at night.  Return to our hotel.

Sept. 11th (Mon.): Drive to Omaha, Nebraska for walk.  This trail is on city streets and asphalt paths along the Missouri River, through Historic Old Market, through the Heartland of America Park and through the ConAgra Campus - a lovely park like business complex. You will pass many life size and some larger than life size statues and sculptures depicting the pioneers westward movement.  Continue onto Lincoln, Nebraska for hotel accommodations at the Best WesternPlus Hotel (402) 438-0088 Continental Breakfast included.

Sept. 12th (Tues.): Participate in Lincoln Capital Walk.   The trail goes through the business area and downtown Campus of the University of Nebraska, Haymarket and Capitol, residential areas.  Continue on to Manhattan, Kansas for walk.  The Start/Finish is our hotel, the Holiday Inn Express (785) 320-7454 Continental Breakfast included. 

Participate in the walk at your convenience. The 10K walk will have some inclines as it goes through the Kansas State University campus. The 6km course will be highlighted with businesses and churches built out of native limestone.
           
Kansas State University
Sept. 13th (Wed.): Drive to Bartlesville, Oklahoma for walk.  The 5K and a 10K historic walk is in downtown Bartlesville. See the Frank Lloyd Wright skyscraper! Continue onto Tulsa for hotel accommodations for two nights at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, (918) 879-1800, the Start/Finish for the Historic Downtown Walk.  Continental Breakfast included.

Sept. 14th (Thurs.): Participate in the Tulsa walk from our hotel in the morning. The BOK Center is a 19,199 seat multi-purpose arena, the Mayo Hotel hosted such notables as Charlie Chaplin, Mae West, JFK. Art Deco decorates several buildings throughout downtown. Blue Dome Station was the first in Oklahoma to have hot water, pressurized air and car wash. John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park memorializes the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 and tells the story of the African American role in building Oklahoma. 

Continue to Oklahoma City for Capital Walk.  10k/13k includes the Oklahoma National Memorial honoring the victims of the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P Murray building.  5K includes the walking trail at the Oklahoma History Center. Return to Tulsa and our hotel.

Sept 15th (Fri): Drive to Fayetteville, Arkansas for walk.  The 10K follows a part of the Frisco Trail through the downtown square (farmer's market, shops, restaurants, and Christmas light displays), down historic Dickson Street and through the University of Arkansas campus. The 5K walk follows a bicycle/pedestrian paved trail along a stream, passing woodlands and city parks.  Continue onto Fort Smith for afternoon walk. 10k and 5k routes take in the National Historic Site grounds where some of the points of interest are Trail of Tears overlook along the Arkansas River, reconstructed gallows where Judge Isaac Parker sentenced 79 of the 86 men executed here.  Also, the parade grounds, museums, libraries, churches, and downtown area are along the way. 

Hotel accommodations for 2 nights at the Holiday Inn Express, (479) 444-6006 at the Van Buren area of Fort Smith.  Continental Breakfast included.

Sept. 16th (Sat.): Drive to Little Rock, Arkansas for Capital Walk.  Trail includes the State Capitol  Building, Old State House, Governor's Mansion, and the Clinton Presidential Library. Two pedestrian bridges across the Arkansas River provide a panoramic view of the city. The River Market is usually bustling with activity and many shops and restaurants are available.  Return to Van Buren and our hotel.

Sept. 17th (Sun.): Start our journey back up North to Kansas City, Missouri with a stop in Joplin for a walk. Walk winds through downtown Joplin, through Landreth Park over paved greenway paths, and the historic Murphysburg residential area notable for its restored Victorian-era homes.

Return to our Hotel at the beginning of the trip, Drury Inn & Suites – Kansas City Airport (816) 880-9700 Full Breakfast included and free shuttle to the airport.

Sept. 18th (Mon.): FLY DAY ONLY BACK TO HOME DESTINATIONS FROM KC AIRPORT!

$50.00 will reserve your seat on this great trip to the Midwest.  Does not include any airfare.

Trip “Sold Out” with a short waiting list!

Price Per Person:  (EXCLUDING $50.00 DEPOSIT!)

SINGLE:          $2450.00      DOUBLE:  $1700.00  TRIPLE:  $1500.00
                       
PAYMENT SCHEDULE:       

SINGLE:          March 10th - $1225.00                    July 1st - $1225.00              
DOUBLE:        March 10th - $850.00                      July 1st - $850.00
TRIPLE:          March 10th - $750.00                      July 1st - $750.00    
                                               
The cost of the trip will include:
          Fully Escorted Deluxe Bus Transportation
          13 nights of Hotel Accommodations
          Continental or Full Breakfasts included in all hotels
          All Taxes and Tips, including the Bus Driver and Tour Escort
          Refreshments for the trip
          Credit Only Walk Fees for the whole trip

Make checks payable to Mary Ptacek and send to the following address:

Mary T. Ptacek
2748 Canarsy Ct.
Henderson, Nevada 89052
(702) 523-4920
mtptacek@msn.com

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Travel to Canada's Maritime Provinces with Tater Tours


TATER TOURS TO MARITIME PROVINCES!
(PASSPORTS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS TRIP)
(TRAVEL MEDICAL INSURANCE IS NEEDED IF NOT COVERED BY US
INSURANCE INTO CANADA)
JULY 11TH – 28TH, 2017
This trip is sold out and has a waiting list.
 
July 11th (Tues.): FLY DAY ONLY TO PORTLAND, MAINE!   Hotel accommodations at the Holiday Inn Express, Portland Airport for one night only! (We will return to this hotel on our last night together.)  Continental Breakfast included and free shuttle service from/to the airport.  Short meeting that evening at 7:00 p.m.
           
July 12th (Wed.): Depart our hotel and drive into Canada to Saint John, New Brunswick for permanent trail walk. (Year Round events in Canada are called Permanent Trails). We will participate in Permanent Trail #170 (10K) The walk is at the Saints Rest Beach Causeway and Irving Nature Park perimeter trails.  Drive a short distance for hotel accommodations at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites located in Saint John New Brunswick for 2 nights!  Continental Breakfast included.

July 13th (Thurs.): Participate in Saint John #246 Permanent Trail from our hotel at your convenience.  This walks to the Reversing Falls Visitor Information Center and
all the sights of downtown. Spend all day enjoying this walk!

Reversing Falls
July 14th (Fri.): Depart our hotel for the 3 hour ferry ride from Saint John to Digby, Nova Scotia http://www.ferries.ca Disembark the ferry and drive to Annapolis Royal and participate in #99 Permanent Trail.  Continue onto Halifax, Nova Scotia for hotel accommodations for 3 nights at the Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Hotel.  Hot Buffet Breakfast included.

July 15th (Sat.): Participate in Halifax Harbourside/Universities #35 Permanent Trail and Point Pleasant Park #206 Permanent Trail.  Lots of Sightseeing to do on these walks! We will be spending all day in Halifax!  Return to our hotel.

July 16th (Sun.): Drive to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia for a sanctioned walk and then onto Peggy’s Cove for sightseeing! http://www.peggyscoveregion.com Return to our hotel.

July 17th (Mon.): Drive to Bible Hill, Nova Scotia for #172 Permanent Trail.  This trail walks through an agricultural college and lovely gardens.  Continue onto Sydney, Nova Scotia for 2 night hotel accommodations at the Hampton Inn. Continental Breakfast included.

July 18th  (Tues.): Participate in two Permanent Trails today!  In the morning, #243 Louisbourg.  A new coastal trail that has great viewing areas of Louisbourg Harbour and Fortress Louisbourg.  In the afternoon, travel back to our hotel to participate in Sydney #59 Permanent Trail.

July 19th (Wed.): From North Sydney depart on a 6-8 hour ferry ride to Channel-Port-Aux-Basques, Newfoundland.   Hotel accommodations for one night at the St. Christopher Hotel, overlooking the harbor.  Full Breakfast included

July 20th (Thurs.): Start our journey on the west side of Newfoundland, making a couple of scenic stops near Corner Brook. (NO volksmarches today!) Continue to Deer Lake, Newfoundland for hotel accommodations for 2 nights at the Holiday Inn Express.   Continental Breakfast included.

July 21st (Fri.): Depart our hotel and drive into Gros Morne National Park for a 2 part  sanctioned walk. We will walk from the parking lot for the Western Brook Pond Tour that is approximately 3 kilometers one way to the boat. (6KM Round trip) The trail takes you over the fragile coastal plain. You can walk along and examine the variety of plant life and possibly wildlife.  Read the interpretive panels along the trail.  We will take the two hour boat ride, hopefully seeing wildlife, waterfalls and the glacier carved land-locked fjord. Second part of the walk is after the boat ride, walk down to the beach for a roundtrip 4KM walk.  Return to our hotel.
           
July 22nd (Sat.): Depart our hotel and drive to Corner Brook for a sanctioned walk and then continue down to Channel Port-Aux-Basques for our hotel for one night, St. Christopher’s Hotel.  Full Breakfast included. 
           
July 23rd (Sun.): Depart down the hill for the 6-8 hour ferry ride back to North Sydney, Nova Scotia. Upon returning to North Sydney, drive a short distance to Sydney, to the same hotel, Hampton Inn.  Continental Breakfast included. 
           
July 24th (Mon.): Drive to Baddeck, Nova Scotia to visit the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. This museum contains the largest collection of Bell’s artifacts and inventions. http://www.pc.gc.ca. After the self-guided tour, we will participate in the Baddeck #247 Permanent Trail.  Continue onto New Glasgow, Nova Scotia for hotel accommodations at the Holiday Inn Express.  Continental Breakfast included.
           
July 25th (Tues.): Depart our hotel and drive over the Confederation Bridge to enter the province of  Prince Edward Island. Continue to Summerside for Permanent Trail #169. This trail follows the wooded country land into the quiet nature trails in Rotary Friendship Park.  Travel to Charlottetown, PE. and our hotel for two nights, The Best Western, the S/F for Permanent Trail #167 Full Breakfast included. 
           
July 26st (Wed.): Start our journey today heading north to visit the Anne of Green Gables Museum and Home. In the afternoon, drive back to our hotel to participate in walk from our hotel at your convenience.
           
July 27th (Thurs.): Start our journey from Charlottetown all the way back to Portland, Maine!!! Must go through Customs so this will be a long day!  Hotel accommodations at the first night hotel of this trip, Holiday Inn Express, Portland. Continental Breakfast included.

July 28th (Sat.):          FLY DAY ONLY BACK TO OUR HOME DESTINATIONS!!  (Free shuttle service to airport)

$50.00 will reserve your seat on this great trip! (Non-refundable)

Price Per Person:  (EXCLUDING $50.00 DEPOSIT!)

SINGLE:          $3200.00      DOUBLE:  $2400.00  TRIPLE:  $2100.00               

PAYMENT SCHEDULE:       

SINGLE:          January 25th - $1600.00     May 20th - $1600.00                      
DOUBLE:        January 25th - $1200.00     May 20th - $1200.00
TRIPLE:          January 25th - $1050.00     May 20th - $1050.00          
                                   
The cost of the trip will include:
          Fully Escorted Deluxe Bus Transportation
          17 nights of Hotel Accommodations
          Continental Breakfast or Full Breakfast included in all hotels
          All Ferry excursions
          Entrance Fee into Gros Morne National Park, Western Brook Boat Tour, Anne of Green Gables Museum & Home, Alexander Graham Bell Museum.
          All Taxes and Tips, including the Bus Driver and Tour Escort
          Refreshments for the trip
          Credit Only Walk Fees (14 walks)

Make checks payable to Mary Ptacek and send to the following address:
Mary T. Ptacek
2748 Canarsy Ct.
Henderson, Nevada 89052

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Travel to the AVA Convention and More with Tater Tours


TATER TOURS TO THE AVA 2017 BILLINGS CONVENTION & MORE
JUNE 1ST – 15TH 2017
Note from Mary: Since I do not know anything more about the Convention at the time of publication, the fees for the walks, socials and meetings themselves are not included in the total price.
You can go to the following website for more information as it becomes available.
http://2017avaconvention.org/

"Sold Out" with a waiting list of 10 people

June 1st (Thurs.): Fly day only into Denver Airport. Hotel Accommodations at the Holiday Inn Express for just 1 night! (303) 574-1300 Continental Breakfast included and free shuttle from airport. Short meeting that evening at 7:00 p.m.
     
June 2nd (Fri.): Drive to Custer, South Dakota (Mickelson Trail North) for our 1st walk of the trip. Walk on George S. Mickelson Trail from store to north on old Burlington Northern Railroad.  5K walkers doing town walk do not need trail pass. Visit 1881 Courthouse Museum. Follow city streets for many special programs and view life-size buffalo street corners.  Continue onto Hill City, South Dakota for our hotel accommodations for 2 nights at the Comfort Inn & Suites. (605) 574-3535 Continental Breakfast included.


June 3rd (Sat.): Drive to the famous Crazy Horse Memorial Walk.  Spend most of the day here and then drive to Mount Rushmore for sightseeing.  Return to hotel.
     
June 4th (Sun.): Depart our hotel and drive to Rapid City, South Dakota for President’s walk. Trail is easy walking on city sidewalks past President Statues and bicycle paths. Continue our journey to Buffalo, Wyoming for hotel accommodations for 1 night at the Hampton Inn & Suites (307) 684-8899 Continental Breakfast included.

June 5th (Mon.): Attend the 1st AVA Convention Walk in Buffalo, the William J. Mentock Trail in Buffalo.  This walk meanders along the Clear Creek through the forest. Continue onto Billings, Montana for hotel accommodations at the Host Hotel for the AVA Convention, Red Lion Hotel and Convention Center for 5 glorious nights! (406) 248-7151 Full Breakfast buffet included.

June 6th (Tues.): Drive back to Little Bighorn Battlefield for 2nd AVA Convention Walk. Explore the history of the Battle. Walk up and down the ravines where one of the most famous battles in history took place.  Return to our hotel.

June 7th – 9th (Wed. - Fri.):  Attend the AVA Convention, meetings, walks and socials!
 (Not included in tour price)
      June 7th: (Wed.) Yellowstone River Walk
      June 8th: (Thurs.) Brewery Tour
      June 9th: (Fri.) Swords Rimrock Park Trail
     
June 10th (Sat.): Drive to Red Lodge, Montana for AVA Convention Walk and then continue to Cody, Wyoming for hotel accommodations at the Holiday Inn, (307) 587-5555 Full Breakfast included.

June 11th (Sun.): Participate in the last AVA Convention Walk in Cody and then continue to Helena, Montana for hotel accommodations at the Holiday Inn (406) 443-2200 Full Breakfast included.
     
June 12th (Mon.): Participate in Helena Capital Walk from our hotel (hopefully) The route is on paved streets and includes the original Governor's Mansion, Last Chance Gulch, a restored miner's village, the Montana State Capitol, Montana Historical Society and many other historical landmarks.  Continue our journey to Idaho Falls, Idaho for hotel accommodations at Shilo Inn, (208) 523-0088  Full Breakfast included.
     
June 13th (Tues.): Participate in a scheduled walk hosted by Tater Tours from our hotel.  Walk up and down paved path along the Snake River.  Continue South to Ogden, Utah for walk. This event is on sidewalks and a paved scenic trail that follows the Ogden River from the city's main street to the entrance to Ogden Canyon.  Finally end our journey in Salt Lake City, Utah with hotel accommodations at the Hotel RL (801) 524-0312 Full Breakfast Included.
     
June 14th (Wed.): Participate in Capital Walk from our hotel.  Route includes Temple Square, the State Capital, Memory Grove & the City Creek Mall.  Visit Historic Temple Square and the Joseph Smith Memorial Building for a free movie (east of the Square. The Genealogical Building is across from the west entrance to the Square.

June 15th (Thurs.): FLY DAY ONLY BACK TO OUR HOME DESTINATIONS! (Free shuttle from hotel to airport)

$50.00 will reserve your seat on this Fantastic AVA Convention & More Trip. 

Price Per Person:  (EXCLUDING $50.00 DEPOSIT!)

SINGLE:  $2650.00     DOUBLE:  $1800.00              TRIPLE:  $1550.00               

PAYMENT SCHEDULE:    

SINGLE:         Jan. 15th - $1325.00   April 15th - $1325.00            
DOUBLE:       Jan. 15th - $900.00     April 15th - $900.00
TRIPLE:          Jan. 15th - $775.00     April 15th - $775.00  

The cost of the trip will include:
     Fully Escorted Deluxe Bus Transportation
     14 nights of Hotel Accommodations at various hotels
     Deluxe Continental or Full Breakfast at ALL hotels
     All Taxes and Tips, including those for the Bus Driver and Tour Escort
     Walk Fees(Credit Only) for walks other than those designated for the AVA Convention
     Refreshments and snacks throughout the trip

Make checks payable to Mary Ptacek and send to the following address:

Mary T. Ptacek
2748 Canarsy Ct.
Henderson, Nevada 89052
Any questions or concerns, call (702) 260-7333 or email me at mtptacek@msn.com

Monday, October 24, 2016

Travel to the Mid-Atlantic States with Tater Tours


TATER TOURS TO MID-ATLANTIC STATES
(CAPITALS & BATTLEFIELDS) 
April 18th - May 1st, 2017


April 18th (Tues.): Fly day only to BWI (Baltimore/Washington Airport.) Hotel Accommodations at the Holiday Inn Express - BWI Airport West for 4 glorious nights! (410) 684-3388 Continental Breakfast included and free shuttle to/from airport. Short meeting that evening at 7:00 p.m. (We will return to this hotel on our last night together.)

April 19th (Wed.): Drive to Annapolis for 1st Capital Walk of the trip. The walk is through the historic City of Annapolis, which is also the capital of Maryland and the home of the U.S. Naval Academy. In the afternoon, drive to Baltimore for Fort McHenry Walk.   Don't miss the short movie at the Visitor's Center. Everything is on the trail that makes walking in Baltimore special -- history, neighborhoods, the harbor and spectacular water views. Return to hotel.

April 20th (Thurs.): Drive into Washington DC for Mall Walk. The 7-KM trail leads you around the Tidal Basin and beside the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials. (Hopefully the Cherry Blossoms will still be out!) The 11-KM trail is along city streets and through monument areas with steps. In addition, the 17-KM trail takes you by the Supreme Court, through Union Station, and by the National Archives.  We will be here most of the day, so if you want to participate in the Iwo Jima Memorial Walk, you can but not included in tour price. This walk crosses the Potomac River twice, circle Kennedy Center, visit Arlington Memorial Cemetery and the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial), and explore Theodore Roosevelt Island. You can do all of these on the 12-KM option for this walk. Return to hotel.

April 21st (Fri.): Depart our hotel and drive to the Rockville, Maryland area for the Seasonal Kenwood Cherry Blossom Walk.  This walk goes through a beautiful neighborhood with lined streets of cherry trees.  Return to hotel.

April 22nd (Sat.): Drive to Dover, Delaware for Capital Walk.  This walk is stock full of historic buildings and sites. Delaware is the First State.  There's also a park with a lake, tree-lined streets, a very old cemetery and the State Legislature and Archive buildings. In the afternoon, drive to New Castle for Walk. Walk goes through the historical section of New Castle, along a paved greenway, and a paved trail along the Delaware River. Drive to near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for 2 night stay at Hampton Inn – Philadelphia Airport. (215) 966-1300 Continental Breakfast included.

April 23rd (Sun.): Depart our hotel and drive a short distance to the Philadelphia East and West Walks. The East walk goes through the historic and waterfront areas of Philadelphia. See where the Declaration of Independence was signed by patriots of a very new government. You will pass by the house where Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence as well as Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and Betsy Ross house. Walk along the Delaware River waterfront, and through the Italian Marketplace.  The West walk goes through the historic and cultural areas of Philadelphia., past the grave of Benjamin Franklin, the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence was signed), City Hall, and           
various museums including the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum which the movie
"Rocky" made famous. Also included are the five original open-space parks that were
planned by William Penn in 1682.  Return to our hotel.

April 24th (Mon.): Drive to Morrisville, Pennsylvania for New Jersey Capital Walk. Trail starts in Morrisville, then goes across the Delaware River into the state government complex of Trenton, the capital of New Jersey. On the Pennsylvania side, the trail goes through the business district, and scenic residential areas. Summerseat which served as George Washington's headquarters is also on the walk, and a section along the towpath of the Delaware Canal State Park.  Continue our journey to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for one night stay at the Start/Finish, Comfort Inn. (717) 233-1611 Continental Breakfast included.
             
April 25th (Tues.): Participate in Capital Walk from our hotel at your convenience. The trail follows a portion of the Capital Area Greenbelt, going by the Railroad Station, thru the State Capitol Complex, by the PA State Museum, and crossing the Susquehanna River to City Island.  Continue onto Gettysburg for Battlefield Walk 1.  The 5K trail goes through portions of the battlefield fought over on the first day and into the west end of downtown Gettysburg. The 10K also goes onto the campus of Gettysburg College and the center of the downtown area. Continue to Frederick, Maryland for hotel accommodations for 2 nights at Fairfield Inn & Suites (301) 631-2000 Continental Breakfast included.

April 26th (Wed.): Drive to Sharpsburg, Maryland for Antietam Battlefield Walk.  One 6K starts at Visitor Center. It explores the West Woods and Bloody Lane. You must drive about 2 ½ miles from the Visitors Center to reach the start point above Burnside Bridge for the second 6k. This trail follows the First Attack and Snavely Ford trails. Trails are on paved roads and grass paths.  In the afternoon, drive to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia for walk.  A portion of the walk is along the Appalachian Trail and The C&O Canal and in Harper's Ferry National Park. Walk is on dirt paths, sidewalks and has a lot of hills and inclines and stairs.  Return to hotel.

April 27th (Thurs.): Depart our hotel and drive to Charleston, West Virginia for Capital Walk.  The Start/Finish is the Hampton Inn, but we are staying at the Holiday Inn Express (304) 345-0600 (We should be able to start the walk from our hotel) Continental Breakfast included.  The walk takes you through the downtown area of Charleston, through the Capital Complex, and along the river walk beside the Kanawha River. 

April 28th (Fri.): Drive to Charlottesville, Virginia for walk. Trail begins at the Visitors Center in the historic district and goes through the historic district of Charlottesville and though the University of Virginia campus.  Continue our journey to Richmond, Virginia.  Hotel Accommodations for 2 nights at the Holiday Inn Express (804) 934-9300 Continental Breakfast included.

April 29th (Sat.): Drive a short distance for the Petersburg, Virginia Battlefield Walk.  Trail is on natural surfaces completely within the park.  Continue on to Richmond for Capital Walk. 6/10 K routes include the Capitol Building, Governor's Mansion & Brown's Island. Pedestrian bridge across the James River provides a panoramic view of the city. 10K includes Virginia War Memorial, Canal walk & goes along top of the floodwall.  Return to hotel.

April 30th (Sun.): Start our journey back to the Baltimore area with a stop in Fredericksburg, Virginia for walk.  Walk through Historic Fredericksburg including the battlefield, along theRappahannock River, and through the University of Mary Washington campus.  Return to our Hotel at the beginning of the trip, Holiday Inn Express – BWI Airport West (410) 684-3388 Continental Breakfast and free shuttle to the airport.

May 1st (Mon.): FLY DAY ONLY BACK TO HOME DESTINATIONS FROM BWI AIRPORT
           
$50.00 will reserve your seat on this great trip to the Does not include any airfare …..
Trip “Sold Out” with a short waiting list!

Price Per Person:  (EXCLUDING $50.00 DEPOSIT!)

SINGLE: $2450.00   DOUBLE:  $1600.00            TRIPLE:  $1300.00

PAYMENT SCHEDULE:       

SINGLE:          Dec. 15th - $1225.00           March 1st - $1225.00                     
DOUBLE:        Dec. 15th - $800.00              March 1st - $800.00
TRIPLE:          Dec. 15th - $650.00              March 1st - $650.00           
                                               
 The cost of the trip will include:
·      Fully Escorted Deluxe Bus Transportation
·      13 nights of Hotel Accommodations
·      Continental or Full Breakfasts included in all hotels
·      All Taxes and Tips, including the Bus Driver and Tour Escort
·      Refreshments for the trip
·      Credit Only Walk Fees for the whole trip

Make checks payable to Mary Ptacek and send to the following address:

Mary T. Ptacek
2748 Canarsy Ct.
Henderson, Nevada 89052
(702) 523-4920
mtptacek@msn.com

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tater Tours to Alabama and Florida - February 2017


TATER TOURS TO ALABAMA AND FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 15TH – 25TH,  2017
Seats Still Available!

Itinerary: 
Feb. 15th (Wed.):  Fly day only to Birmingham, Alabama Airport. Hotel Accommodations at the Hampton Inn & Suites. (205) 933-0444 Hot Breakfast included and free shuttle from airport. Short meeting that evening at 7:00 p.m.

Feb. 16th (Thurs.): Participate in the Birmingham, Alabama walk.  All routes include the historic Civil Rights district, Railroad Park and other points of interest.  Drive to Panama City Beach, Florida for President’s Walking Weekend.  The details for the 4 day event are still being finalized but it looks like at least 7 walks!  Hotel accommodations at the Panama City Beach Holiday Inn Resort for 4 glorious nights!! (RIGHT ON THE GULF BEACH (850) 234-1111)  Full Breakfast included. Brochure for the event forthcoming from the Club.

Panama City Florida
Feb. 17th, 18th, 19th & 20th (Fri. Sat. Sun. & Mon.) Walking Extravaganza in Florida!!          

Feb. 20th (Mon.): After the morning walk, continue our journey to Quincy, Florida for that “hard to get” letter of the alphabet!  This walk is mostly on sidewalks through the town square, suburbs and historic neighborhoods and is rated 2B due to hills. Drive a short distance to our hotel, Holiday Inn Express, (850) 875-2500 Continental Breakfast included.

Feb 21st (Tues.): Drive a short distance to Tallahassee for the Capital Walk! Walk Florida's premier Capital City walk through Capitol grounds, state museums, Florida State University Campus and downtown Tallahassee. Pass by the Visitor Center, FSU Circus, athletic training facilities, and Bobby Bowden Field mostly on sidewalks, promenades and greenways.  Continue onto Gainesville for year round event.  We are staying at the Start/Finish, the Holiday Inn, (352) 376-1661.  Full Breakfast included. The walk is around the beautiful University of Florida campus, home of the Florida Gators. The University is the oldest in the state of Florida.

Feb. 22nd (Wed.): Drive to “The Villages” to get that “hard to get” letter V.  The Villages is one of the fastest growing cities in the USA, It is a retirement community in central Florida south of Ocala.  The route is on sidewalks and multi modal trails provides views of the Cherry Lake/Lake Sumter, Lake Sumter Landing Town Square, gardens, residential, business, and athletic areas of The Villages. Continue onto the Orlando area for the Orlando North walk.  This walk route is a tree lined and shaded walk near lakes, through residential areas, through Loch Haven Park, and along Ivanhoe Antique Row.  Continue for a short drive to our hotel for 3 glorious nights!  Drury Inn & Suites (407) 354-1101 Full Breakfast and an evening of free hot food and cold beverages.

Feb. 23rd (Thurs.): Drive to and participate in the Lake Buena Vista walk. The walk is in an area near and in the new Disney Spring in Lake Buena Vista. Lake Buena Vista encompasses the eastern side of Walt Disney World. The walk takes you through the admin and new & unique Disney Spring shopping complexes.  In the afternoon, participate in one of the Celebration walks.  These walks are within the town of Celebration whose first residents moved there in June 1996.  The walk weaves by different areas including homes, wetlands, parks, lakes and businesses.  Disney took the best ideas and practices from yesterday's and today's towns and adapted them to Celebration.  Return to our hotel

Disney Springs
Feb. 24th (Fri.): Drive to downtown Orlando to participate in this walk.  See historic downtown Orlando, Lake Eola and its new art sculptures, City Hall, new Performing Arts Center, Amway Center, and the County Courthouse.  In the afternoon, participate in the Lakes Walk.  The Lakes area south of downtown Orlando displays 100 year old neighborhoods, seven lakes, and shaded avenues.  Return to our hotel.

Feb. 25th (Sat.): FLY DAY ONLY BACK TO HOME DESTINATIONS! (The hotel does not provide free shuttle to the airport!)

$50.00 will reserve your seat on this great trip to the WARMER WEATHER!! (Non-refundable)  Does not include any airfare.

Price Per Person:  (EXCLUDING $50.00 DEPOSIT!)

SINGLE:          $2100.00    DOUBLE:  $1500.00   TRIPLE:  $1300.00 
              
PAYMENT SCHEDULE:        
One Payment will be due on December 27th!                                         

The cost of the trip will include:
          Fully Escorted Deluxe Bus Transportation
          10 nights of Hotel Accommodations
          Continental or Full Breakfast included in all hotels
          All Taxes and Tips, including the Bus Driver and Tour Escort
          Refreshments for the trip
          Credit Only Walk Fees for all the walks

 Make checks payable to Mary Ptacek and send to the following address:

Mary T. Ptacek
2748 Canarsy Ct.
Henderson, Nevada 89052