Friday, December 15, 2017

Tater Tours to the Great Lakes - July 2018


TATER TOURS TO THE GREAT LAKES
Note: PASSPORTS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS TRIP!
JUNE 19th  – JULY 2ND, 2018

For 2018, all trips are "Sold Out." Please email the Head Tater to be put on the waiting list.

June 19th (Tues.): Fly day only to Cleveland, Ohio Airport. Hotel Accommodations at the Hampton Inn for 2 nights! (440) 617 - 6306 Hot Breakfast included and free shuttle from the airport. Short meeting that evening at 7:00 p.m.

June 20th (Wed.): Drive to downtown Cleveland for the Downtown Walk.
This walk takes you past many historical sites in downtown Cleveland, plus Browns Stadium, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Great Lakes Science Center, Progressive Field, Quicken Arena and Cleveland State University. There is a great view of the Cleveland Lighthouse and the Cuyahoga River. (Might allow enough time to visit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.) Return to hotel. If time allows, after dropping people off at the hotel, we may drive a short distance to Berea, close-by for a walk for those wanting to do a 2nd walk for the day.

June 21st (Thurs.): Drive to Conneaut, Ohio for year round event. This walk takes you through downtown historic Conneaut, along a Lake Erie beach (boardwalk & sand), through a marina and the harbor area. Enjoy a stroll along the beach with an opportunity for bird watching. The trail goes by an old train depot that has been turned into a railroad museum. Continue to Erie, Pennsylvania for the Presque Isle State Park Walk. Most of the trail is on paved surfaces with some grass. Hotel accommodations at the Fairfield Inn. (814) 868 - 0985 Continental Breakfast included.

June 22nd (Fri.): Drive to Buffalo, New York for War of 1812 City Walk . Beautiful Buffalo at confluence Lake Erie, Buffalo River & Erie Canal. Continue onto Niagara Falls, Ontario (Canada Side – cross border) for 3 glorious nights at the Best Western, Fallsview, just a 5 minute walk to the Horseshoe Falls area. (905) 353 - 7220 Full Breakfast included.

June 23rd (Sat .): Depart our hotel and drive to Niagara - On - The Lake for Permanent Trail 072. Return to Niagara Falls and our hotel and participate in Permanent Trail 071, hopefully starting walk from out hotel.

June 24th (Sun .): Drive to Toronto for Capital Walk, Permanent Trail 288. Day of sightseeing and walking! Return to Niagara Falls and our hotel.

June 25th (Mon.): Depart Niagara Falls and Canada and travel to Port Huron, Michigan for sanctioned event. Hotel accommodations at the Holiday Inn Express (810) 662-3400.  Continental Breakfast Included.

June 26th (Tues.): Depart area and start journey to Mackinaw City with a stop in Frankenmurth, Michigan to visit the Christmas Store and a short walk downtown for lunch. Continue to Mackinaw City for 3 glorious nights! Hotel accommodations at Holiday Inn Express, (231) 436-7100. Continental Breakfast included.

June 27th (Wed.): Participate in the Mackinaw City year round event in the morning at your convenience. This is a town and trail walk through the Historic Mackinac area, shops, North Country Trail, Mackinac Island ferries, Historic Mackinac lighthouse and fort, world famous Mackinac Bridge. In the afternoon, we will all board ferry over to Mackinaw Island for walk and sightseeing! Return to Mackinaw City at your convenience and walk back to our hotel. 


June 28th (Thurs.): Drive to the Upper Peninsula area to participate in sanctioned walk in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Return to our hotel in Mackinaw City.

June 29th (Fri.): Drive to Traverse City, Michigan for sanctioned walk. Continue our journey down the West Side of Michigan to the city of Grand Rapids for 3 glorious nights at the Hampton Inn & Suites (616) 575-9144. Hot Breakfast included.

June 30th (Sat.): Drive to St. Joseph, Michigan for year round event. The trail is on paved roads and sidewalks. It goes through historic neighborhoods, along the shores of Lake Michigan and historic Silver Beach, past the Saint Joseph North Pier Lighthouses, and through the charming downtown area. Continue in the afternoon to South Haven for year round event. The trail is on paved roads and sidewalks. It takes you along the shores of Lake Michigan, past marinas, museums, and quaint shops, through historic neighborhoods, and past the South Haven South Pier Lighthouse. Return to our hotel.

July 1st (Sun.): Drive from our hotel to Grand Haven for sanctioned walk. Return to
Grand Rapids to participate in another sanctioned event. Return to our hotel.

July 2nd (Mon.): FLY DAY ONLY BACK TO HOME DESTINATIONS FROM GRAND RAPIDS AIRPORT! (Free shuttle from our hotel)

$50.00 will reserve your seat on this great trip although the trip is “SOLD OUT” with a waiting list. Does not include any airfare …..

Price Per Person: (EXCLUDING $50.00 DEPOSIT !)

SINGLE: $ 2550 .00                         DOUBLE: $ 1700 .00           TRIPLE: $ 1400 .00

PAYMENT SCHEDULE:

SINGLE:          January 15th - $ 1275 .00              May 1st - $ 1275 .00
DOUBLE:       January 15th - $ 850 .00                 May 1st - $ 850 .00
TRIPLE:         January 15th - $ 700 .00                 May 1st - $ 700 .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
- Ferry Ride over to Mackinaw Island

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

Tater Tours California Coast and More - September 2018


TATER TOURS CALIFORNIA COAST & MORE TRIP
SEPTEMBER 8th – 21st, 2018

For 2018, all trips are "Sold Out." Please email the Head Tater to be put on the waiting list.

Sept. 8th (Sat.): FLY DAY ONLY TO SACRAMENTO , CALIFORNIA AIRPORT ! Hotel accommodations at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Sacramento Airport for one night only! (916) 928 - 9400 Continental Breakfast included and free shuttle service from the airport. Short meeting that evening at 7:00 p.m.

Sept. 9th (Sun.): Depart our hotel and drive a short distance to the Sacramento Capital Walk. The route goes through historic “Old Sacramento” and the Capital Building and passes Sutter’s Fort, the old Governor’s Mansion and many more.



Continue onto the San Francisco area to our hotel for 3 nights, Hampton Inn, (650) 755 - 7500 Continental Breakfast included. This hotel is located in Daly City, just North of the San Francisco Airport and South of the San Francisco Downtown area.

Sept. 10th (Mon.): Participate in the 1st California Coastal event, the Golden Gate Bridge! This walk will take you across this famous Bridge! In the afternoon, travel to the western part of San Francisco to participate in the Lands End and Beyond event. This event provides Spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance and walks by the San Francisco Cliff House, Sutro Baths and Ocean Beach. Return to our hotel.

Sept. 11th (Tues.): Drive a short distance for the Colma Cemetery walk. Many of the San Francisco’s history makers are interred here. The cemetery has beautiful, museum quality monuments and spectacular views. Possibly in the afternoon return to the Fisherman’s Wharf for year round event. Climb the hills with the cable cars. Walk down Lombard, “the crookest street in town.” Return to our hotel.

Sept. 12th (Wed): Drive to Santa Cruz to continue with the California Coastline week with a walk that takes you through the Natural Bridges Park and then along the Santa Cruz coast and to the wharf area. Hotel accommodations at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Santa Cruz for two nights. (831) 420 - 0777 Continental Breakfast included.

Sept. 13th (Thurs.): Drive a short distance for the Capitola event . This walk meanders through beautiful Ocean front residential areas. Discover garden paths through “Little Venice”. Climb Up the cliff side stairs for breathtaking views of the ocean as you continue around the Quaint tourist town. In the afternoon, drive to Nisene Marks State Park to visit the Beautiful Coastal Redwoods. Return to our hotel.

Sept. 14th (Fri .): Continue our journey South along the coastline to the Monterey area. Participate in the Historic Monterey event with historic buildings along the route. In the afternoon participate in the Lovers Point event . Explore the Monterey Peninsula by the Bay along paved recreation trail. (Possibly see seals and otters, views again spectacular!) Drive 22 miles to our hotel for 3 nights, Best Western Plus, (831) 751 - 6411 located in Salinas. Continental Breakfast included.

Sept. 15th (Sat .): Participate in two Pacific Grove events today! Return to the coastline for the Pacific Grove town walk. The historic Point Pinos lighthouse is featured on this walk. In the afternoon, participate in the Pebble Beach walk. See fabulous houses and wonderful views of the Spanish Bay golf course! Return to our hotel.

Sept. 16th (Sun.): Drive back to the coastline for the Carmel Mission and Town event. This walk passes the historic Carmel Mission, winds through a park and then down Main Street, passing quaint shops and restaurants. In the afternoon, participate in the Point Lobos State Reserve event. More difficult walk with dirt paths, rocks and pot holes but a MUST walk !  (THE FINAL WALK ON CALIFORNIA COASTAL ADVENTURE). Return to our hotel. 


Sept. 17th (Mon.): Drive from Salinas to Morro Bay for year round event. This beautiful walk includes Natural History Museum, shoreline parks and historic Morro Rock . Continue onto San Luis Obispo for another walk that starts from our hotel. This walk is home to historic Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolos a, also walking along a beautiful vibrant tree - lined downtown. Hotel accommodations for one night at the Holiday Inn Express, (805) 544 - 8600 (Soon to be called the Kinny Hotel) Full Breakfast included

Sept 18th (Tues): Depart San Luis Obispo and drive to Santa Barbara for year round event. Route now includes more of downtown Santa Barbara, including the Presidio of Santa Barbara, parks, and Santa Barbara City College. For those who still prefer a "beach walk," the previous trail that walks out and back along the Pacific Ocean - West Beach, Palm Chase Park, Stearns Wharf, and East Beach - is still available. Continue to Thousand Oaks for one night at the Best Western Plus, (805) 497 - 3701 , Continental Breakfast included.

Sept 19th (Wed .): SLEEP IN! Depart our hotel and drive a short distance to the Reagan Library for Tour. Enjoy this self - guided tour of grounds and museum! Continue our journey to the Los Angeles Airport area and our hotel for 2 nights, Fairfield Inn & Suites, (424) 290 - 5000 Continental Breakfast included.

Sept. 20th (Thurs . ): To end this fantastic journey , finish with the Griffith Park and Griffith Park Bridle Path walks. The first walk starts at the Observatory so you can do as much of this walk as you would like. The views a re spectacular! The 2 nd walk starts at the Gene Autry Museum of the American West. What more can I say! Return to our hotel!

Sept. 21st (Fri .): FLY DAY ONL Y BACK TO OUR HOME DESTINATIONS !!
 (Free shuttle service to airport)

Thank you everyone for your deposits!

Price Per Person: (EXCLUDING $50.00 DEPOSIT !)

SINGLE: $ 3300 .00                   DOUBLE: $ 2100.00

PAYMENT SCHEDULE:
SINGLE:    February 28th - $ 1650.00      July 15th - $ 1650 .00

DOUBLE: February 28th - $ 1050 .00      July 15th - $ 1050 .00

The cost of the trip includes:
- Fully Escorted Deluxe Bus Transportation by Delta Bus Company
- 13 nights of Hotel Accommodations
- Continental Breakfast or Full Breakfast included in all hotels
- Entrance Fee in to Ronald Reagan Library
- All Taxes and Tips, including the Bus Driver and Tour Escort
- Credit Only Walk Fees (18 walks)

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

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Tater Tours Canadian Convention and More! May 22nd – June 4th 2018


Tater Tours Canadian Convention and More!
May 22nd – June 4th 2018

Important note: Passports are required for this trip. And, you must have medical insurance that can be used in Canada May 22nd – June 4th.

For 2018, all trips are "Sold Out." Please email the Head Tater to be put on the waiting list.
May 22nd
(Tues.):  FLY DAY ONLY TO PORTLAND, MAINE
Hotel accommodations at the Holiday Inn Express in Portland, Maine. (207) 775-3900 Continental Breakfast and Free Shuttle Service from the Portland Airport. A Get-Acquainted meeting will be held that evening.

May 23rd (Wed.): Depart Portland and travel North, (lose one hour) crossing into Canada to Fredericton, New Brunswick to participate in Permanent Trail PT128 (In
Canada, year round events are called permanent trails.) The route takes you across the Saint John River to the North Riverfront Trail, Carleton Park, with a view of Fredericton. Our hotel is the Start/Finish for the walk, Crowne Plaza Lord Beaverbrook Hotel, (506) 455-3371. Full Breakfast Buffet included.

May 24th (Thur.): Depart hotel with a stop in Sackville, New Brunswick for a scheduled traditional walk event. Continue our journey to Halifax, Nova Scotia for 4 glorious nights at the Atlantica Hotel, the host hotel for the Canadian Convention. (902) 423-1161 Deluxe Continental Breakfast Buffet included.

NOTE: The Canadian Convention walks and socials are not included in the
tour price. Please go to http://www.walks.ca and on the homepage, scroll down to see information about the 2018 Convention. Press on “click here”
to download the brochure for the Convention. Please send in registration form to appropriate address. (MOST SOCIALS SELL OUT, EARLY
BIRD DISCOUNT PRIOR TO December 31, 2017.)

May 25th (Fri.): This day will offer for you 2 possible Permanent Trail Walks that start right from our hotel. (Pay on your own for I did not know what people wanted to do.)

Do at your convenience ......... One event will take you past two Universities, the harbor front boardwalk and residential/commercial locations. The other event will take you to the magnificent Point Pleasant Park. Maybe take a tour along the Harbor area. Meet and Mingle Social that evening for those that registered.

May 26th (Sat.): Participate in the CVF President’s Walk! Lots of Sightseeing to do in the afternoon. (How about a visit to The Citadel or a Harbor cruise) That evening
is the Banquet for those that registered.

May 27th (Sun.): Participate in the Convention Walk from the hotel. If you so desire, the bus in the afternoon will drive across the bridge to the Dartmouth side to participate in a guided walk on the outstanding Salt Marsh Trail. Return to our hotel and start thinking about packing those suitcases for our departure in the morning.

May 28th (Mon.): Depart the Halifax area and drive to Truro, Nova Scotia to participate in the Permanent Trail PT028. The town is home to Mt. Allison University with the route passing numerous beautiful old homes and Waterfowl Park.
        
Continue our journey to the Cape Breton Island area and the entrance to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park and the village of Cheticamp. Hotel accommodations for 2 nights at Laurie’s Inn (902) 224-2400 Full Breakfast Buffet included.

May 29th (Tues.): For the next couple of days, with the help of the Cape Breton Island Hoppers, there will be 4 sanctioned (IVV/CVF) events located on or near the Cabot Trail.

Today’s walk will start close to our hotel and is at the Main Entrance of the Highlands National Oark, the Salmon Pools. Explore the Acadian Village of Cheticamp in the afternoon. (A nice walking trail is available for your walking pleasure across from the Seaside Whale Watching Center. Sorry, the tours do not start until after we are gone.)

May 30th (Wed.) Depart Cheticamp area and enter the National Park with an event on the beautiful Skyline Trail. Might have some box lunches prepared for this day! Continue the Drive inside the park on the Cabot Trail where there will be several great views and photo ops!

Participate in another walk event at White Point. Continue onto Ingonish Beach for hotel accommodations for one night at the Keltic Lodge (902) 285-2880. Continental Breakfast included.

May 31st (Thurs.) Begin our last walk in Ingonish Beach, possibly from Keltic Lodge. The event
is called the Middle Head/Fresh Water Lake Trails. Continue onto Sydney, Nova Scotia for hotel accommodations for 2 nights at the Cambridge Suites, (902) 562- 6500 Breakast Buffet included. (S/F for Sydney walk)

June 1st (Fri.) Depart our hotel and drive to Louisbourg for Permanent Trail PT243. (We will be doing a revised walk, starting from the Visitor Center and walking one way to the Louisbourg Fortress.) Upon arrival we will have a one hour guided tour
of the Fortress. Depart the area and return to our hotel to do Sydney Walk, Permanent Trail PT059.

June 2nd (Sat.) Depart the Sydney area and exit the Cape Breton Island and drive to Moncton,
New Brunswick for Permanent Trail PT048. The Start/Finish is our hotel, Crowne Plaza Hotel, (506) 854-6340. Breakfast Buffet included. Participate in the event at your convenience. The walk takes you through downtown Moncton and along the Riverfront Trail.

June 3rd (Sun.) Start our journey back to the USA, with a stop and the Border and then continue back to our hotel (gain one hour) in Portland, Maine, Holiday Inn Express, (207) 775- 3900. Continental Breakfast and Free Shuttle Service to the Portland Airport.

June 4th (Mon.) FLY DAY ONLY BACK TO OUR HOME DESTINATIONS!

$50.00 will reserve your seat on this great trip! (Non-refundable)
(Everyone has paid this deposit. If you decide not to go, the deposit is non-refundable and Non-transferrable.)

Price Per Person: (EXCLUDING $50.00 DEPOSIT!)
SINGLE: $2500.00   DOUBLE: $1700.00   TRIPLE: $1500.00
PAYMENT SCHEDULE:
Single: April 1st - $1250.00 December 10th - $1250.00
Double: April 1st - $850.00 December 10th - $850.00
Triple: April 1st - $750.00  December 10th - $750.00
Air Travel and travel/health insurance are not included in the Tour!
The cost of the trip will include:

                    - Fully Escorted Deluxe Bus 

                    - 13 nights of Hotel Accommodations 

                    - Continental Breakfast or Full Breakfast included 

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

                    - Refreshments for the trip 

                    - Credit Only Walk Fees except for the Canadian Convention 

                    - Entrance Fees into Cape Breton National Park 

                    - Guides and Entrance Fee into Louisbourg Fortress 


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


Mary T. Ptacek

2748 Canarsy Ct.
Henderson, Nevada 89052

Sunday, May 21, 2017

More Updates from Tater Tours

                                            Tater Tour Updates for 2017 & 2018

Spring has sprung, so lots of walking is in front of us(Including Tater Tours)  Not much has changed with the status of my tours, all of them are sold out for 2017.  Waiting lists for all the trips were initiated so I do not want to discourage people from being put on those lists. Nothing is required to be put on a waiting list ... just send me an email message!  You can always check the 2017 tours by clicking on the trip that is located on the right side of this page.

Maritime Provinces                            Midwest Tour                                 Northeast Fall Foliage

Trying to recruit a possible Tater!!
For 2018, as of now, I will be only doing 4 trips.  I have listed below the trips and tentative dates.

Canadian Convention:  May 21st - June 2nd
  The CVF Convention for 2018 will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Start and end the trip in Portland, Maine.  Visit New Brunswick, with walks in Hartland (the longest covered bridge) and Fredericton, the Capital.  Continue to the Convention with a stop in Truro, NS for a walk and then stay in Halifax at the host hotel for 4 glorious nights.  After the Convention, continue to the Cape Breton Island area for hopefully a couple of beautiful walks on the scenic Cabot Trail.  Return to the USA via Moncton and Saint John, New Brunswick.  Return to Portland, Maine.  Cost unknown at this time. Sold Out with waiting list.


Great Lakes:  June 19th - July 2nd
  Start our journey in Cleveland, Ohio and end in Grand Rapids, Michigan. For Lake Erie, walks in Cleveland, Erie, Pa., and Buffalo, NY.  Visit Niagara Falls for walks and sightseeing!  For Lake Ontario, walks at Niagara-on-the-Lake and Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Continue back into the USA, through Michigan with a couple of walks along Lake Huron.  Drive along the East Side of Michigan for sightseeing (walks?) and stop for Mackinaw City & Island walks.  Working on Lake Superior!!!  For Lake Michigan, a couple of possible sanctioned events possibly in Traverse City and Grand Haven.  Cost unknown at this time.  Guess what, I have openings!!!

California Coastline Tour: Sept, 8th - 20th  Start our journey to Sacramento, California and end  in Ontario, California.  Participate in Sacramento Capital walk before we leave for the San Francisco area for the start of the California Coastline walking week sponsored by the South Bay Striders and Bay Bandits.  Walks in the Santa Cruz area, Monterey and Point Lobos area.  After this great week, head South for possible walks in Santa Maria, Santa Barbara and then end in the Los Angeles area.  Cost unknown at this time.  Sold out with waiting list!

North & South Carolina, to include Georgia:  Oct. 17th 27th  Begin our journey in Raleigh, North Carolina and end in Savannah, Georgia. After doing the Capital Walk in Raleigh, head towards the mountains, Asheville area-for a couple of great walks.  Visit the Biltmore Estates!  Continue onto South Carolina for walks in Greenville and Columbia (Capital) before we head to the OCEAN, for some great walks in Charleston, Beaufort, Magnolia Plantation, Hilton Head and finally end in Savannah, Georgia, a historic city!  Cost unknown at this time.  Sold out with short waiting list.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Tater Tours Update on 2017 Trips

First of all, I want to wish everyone a "Merry Christmas & Happy New Year"!  With 2017 fast approaching, I would like to update everyone with the totals of the different trips. Most of the trips are still sold out, but as I have said before, sometimes people have to cancel and waiting lists come and go.  If you are thinking about any trip, please contact me and I can inform you of the status. 

1. Florida & Alabama:  Several seats still available.
2. Mid-Atlantic States: Sold out with short waiting list
3. AVA Convention:  4 seats now available
4. Maritime Provinces: Long waiting list
5. Midwest States: Sold out but have no waiting list
6. Northeast Fall Foliage: Sold out with waiting list

I am accepting deposits for 2018 trips, which are filling fast! 

Canadian Convention in May: 15 seats available
California Coastline Adventure in September: 20 seats available
North & South Carolina in October: Just started sign-ups with 15
Thinking of a Great Lakes Tour!

Head Tater







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