Thursday, November 15, 2018

End of Year Update

November 15, 2018

End of Year Update for Tater Tours:

Just a quick update as 2018 comes to an end:

It has been another great and memorable year for Tater Tours! The Head Tater is working hard now on completing the brochures for all the 2019 tours.  FYI, I have added an extra trip for 2019 with a trip to Orange Beach, Alabama to participate in the President's Walking Weekend! (Feb. 15th - 18th) This was a very last minute decision for I wanted to help out the club that was devastated by recent Hurricane Michael in October, Emerald Coast Volksport Club. (Losing all of your year round events (except for one) can really put a hurt on your club!  So with the help of the Georgia Walkers and Pensacola Club, they are going to sponsor this great walking weekend!  If interested, contact Mary @ . This trip will include the states of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Brochure forthcoming with prices and dates.

I have completed the Phoenix Festival (Vancouver, Washington in May) and AVA Convention in Albany, New York (in June)  Brochures will be posted shortly.  Both are sold out with waiting lists.  I should have the New York City & Long Island Tour completed shortly. (in October) Then I have just the Hawaii trip (in November) to pull together.

After much "Soul Searching" Mary has decided to stay with her company, Tater Tours for a couple more years but she has not come up with a schedule for 2020. 

A couple of years ago, Microsoft outlook had troubles with updates and my Tater Tours contact lists were affected.  I know that several of my "Regular TOTS" were deleted from the emailing list, so I beg you to send me an email to verify that you are on the list!  Thanks

I would love to wish everyone a very "Happy Thanksgiving" and a very "Merry Christmas".  Thank you for all the support that you have given me for the past 24 years!


Wednesday, July 11, 2018


 Tater Tours Update:

Head Tater on the Great Lakes Tour!

So far, 2018 has been a great year for Tater Tours!  We have completed 2 trips thus far, the Canadian Walking Convention in Halifax, Nova Scotia and the 5 Great Lakes Tour.  Lots of memories were made!  I have 2 remaining trips, the California Coastal Adventure and More in September and also my North/South Carolina & Georgia trip in October.  Waiting lists for both trips are still in place. 

Now to update everyone on my four 2019 trips:

1. Phoenix Festival & More on Vancouver Island, B.C. in May:  Dates are tentatively set for April 30th - May 12th.  Work is progressing well with the itinerary and this is what I have so far:  Fly into and out of Seattle, Washington, take the ferry ride over to Vancouver Island, via Anacortes, Washington.  Tour Butchart Gardens and then participate in the Walking Weekend with our fellow Canadian & American friends!  After the walking weekend, we will stay on the Island and participate in several walks (permanent trails) for the remainder of the week before we return to Anacortes on the ferry and finally Seattle.  As of this article, I only have 8 seats remaining. 

2. AVA Convention in June (pre and post activities)  Tater Tours will be attending the walks prior to and after the fantastic Convention that is still being finalized.  Will be working on this trip as more information is being released.  Unfortunately this trip is already "Sold Out" with a long waiting list.

3. New York City & More in October:  Tentative dates are from October 10th -17th.  Return to the Big Apple and participate in the 4 year round events besides lots of sightseeing, to include Circle Line Ferry Tour around the City, breathtaking views of the NYC skyline and of the Statue of Liberty! Also included will be a Broadway Show and a tour of the USS Intrepid!  We will possibly doing two year round events on Long Island!  Short waiting list started.

4. Hawaii to include Maui and still the Big Island in November: Tentative dates are November 6th - 16th. Returning to the Hawaiian Islands with a repeat of my 2015 trip with a few changes.  Email me for 2015 brochure, tweaking the trip with I am sure an increase of price.  Long waiting list started.

Tater Tours is slowing down, possibly getting ready for retirement!  As of now, no trips are planned for 2020 but that could easily change.  In other words, a lot of "Soul Searching" is happening!

So there you have it!  The latest and greatest with Tater Tours!

From the desk of Tater Tours!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

2019 Tater Tours Update

For those who plan ahead, here's news on our 2019 tours.

1. Phoenix Festival Vancouver Island, BC Canada.  The dates for the Festival are May 3rd—5th.  People will fly into/out of Seattle, Washington.  Add a few days prior and then tack on a few days after.  Taking $50.00 non-refundable deposits now! Currently 28 people signed up!

 2. AVA Convention in Albany, New York June 8th –15th.  Sold Out with waiting list started!

3. Trip back to New York City in October!  This trip requires a $100.00 non-refundable deposit because of the Broadway Show! The New York City walks besides Circle Line Ferry Tour around the 5 Boroughs!  40 people already signed up!

4. Return to Hawaii!  Walks on the island of Oahu with lots of sightseeing! Then onto the Big Island of Hawaii and then end on the island of Maui! Can you believe 35 people signed up!

2017 Photos: Florida Tour

Panama City Boardwalk with some TOTS

John (Now Southeast Regional Director) with Head Tater

Panama City Pier

Group Picture along the beach at our hotel!

Finally a few Tots hanging out with Mickey!

2017 Photos: Mid-Atlantic Tour

Cherry Blossoms in Delaware

Fort McHenry Monument Area in Baltimore

World War II Memorial in DC

Some Tots being a little crazy!

Judy Stroud finishing her 51 Capitals!

Mid-Atlantic Group Picture

2017 Photos: AVA Convention

Some Tots with Crazy Horse Memorial in background

AVA Convention Group picture at Crazy Horse

AVA Convention sign in for Walk

Pat & Dee from Philadelphia finishing their 51 Capitals with Helena, Montana!

Willie Nelson's cousins on the Tater Bus

In Salt Lake City, Utah, a MUST!  Iceberg Drive-In

2017 Photos: Canada's Maritime Provinces

Some Tots at the St. John, NB Irving Park boardwalk

Annapolis Royal, NS with a couple of our Canadian friends

Picturesque village of Peggy's Cove

Head Tater with Guide at Louisburg Fortress

Our guides in Newfoundland

Maritime Group Picture

Famous 150th Anniversary Sign in Charlottetown, PE

Reesa trying to be Anne of Green Gables