Saturday, December 29, 2018

2018 Photos: Canadian Convention

Some TOTS on the walk in Sackville, New Brunswick

Head Tater in Halifax following Winston Churchill

Some of the TOTS on Overlook in Cape Breton National Park

All the TOTS at Keltic Lodge in Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia

2018 Photos: Great Lakes


HEAD Tater with walking friends, John & Susan Osborn from Ontario!

Niagara Falls, Ontario

All the TOTS at Floral Clock outside of Niagara Falls

Mary with Tater DJ from Florida finishing her 50 States with Michigan
 

2018 Photos: California Coastline

Connie MaClean from Vancouver, BC and Cynthia Hines from Oklahoma finishing 50 States!

Mary & Reesa at the Golden Gate Bridge

Some TOTS resting after a walk in Nisene Marks State Park

Beautiful Pic in Point Lobos State Park

All the TOTS at Gene Autry Museum

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

2018 Photos: Carolinas and Georgia

Our guide Judy at North Carolina Arboretum

Tater Tours outside the Biltmore Mansion

Sightseeing at Magnolia Plantation in SC

Beauty at its best!

Sunday, December 23, 2018

PRESIDENT’S WALKING WEEKEND & MORE FEBRUARY 12 – 21, 2019

February 12 (Tuesday) Fly day only to Atlanta, Georgia Airport. Hotel Accommodations at the Drury Inn & Suites for 1 night! (404) 761-4900 Full Hot Breakfast
 included and free shuttle from airport. Short meeting that evening at 7:15 p.m. Free Hot Food and Evening Beverages!

February 13 (Wednesday) Drive to downtown Atlanta for Capital Walk. The walk passes the State Capital, MLK Center, Underground Atlanta, Jimmy Carter Library/Museum, and Georgia State University. 

Continue onto Montgomery, Alabama for hotel accommodations at the Drury Inn & Suites (334) 273-1101 Full Hot Breakfast included. Free Hot Food & Evening Beverages! (Gain 1 hour)

February 14 (Thursday) Participate in the Montgomery Capital Walk This event passes the Alabama State Capital building, the White House of the Confederacy, Martin L. King Memorial, several historic churches, a confederate cemetery and Hank Williams's grave site.

Drive to Gulf Shores, Alabama for our hotel for 4 glorious nights! The Start/Finish for the Alabama Walking Weekend, “The Lodge” located inside the Gulf State Park. (Brand New!) (251) 540-4000 Located right on the Gulf Beach!!

Feb. 15, 16, 17 (Fri. Sat. Sun.)

Walking Extravaganza in Alabama!! Participate in 6 walks in the local area. 2 walks in Orange Beach, 2 in Gulf Shores, one FloriBama, (Border Crossing!) and one walk in Fairhope! Brochure is not available at this time because of the short notice of having this walking weekend. As soon as information becomes available, I will pass onto everyone. (I am including registration and the Meet & Greet in the total price of the trip.)


February 18 (Monday) Drive to Fairhope, Alabama for the last walk of the President’s Walking Weekend. Continue our journey to Jackson, Mississippi for Capital Walk. New walk route has 2 loops. North loop goes past Belhaven University and Millsaps College and Eudora Welty home museum (5K). South loop goes past the Old Capital Museum, the Governor's Mansion and the Mississippi State Capital. Hotel accommodations at Holiday Inn Express-Downtown (601) 948-4466 Continental Breakfast included. (Hoping to start walk from hotel!)

February 19 (Tuesday) Participate in Jackson Capital Walk and continue to Baton Rouge, Louisiana for another Capital Walk. The trail will take you through the downtown area of Baton Rouge, past the capitol building and through Spanish Town. And finally continue onto New Orleans, Louisiana for hotel accommodations for 2 nights at the Drury Inn & Suites, (504) 529-7800 Full Hot Breakfast included. Free Hot Food & Evening Beverages! (No transportation to the Airport, must use Uber or Taxi.)

February 20 (Wednesday) Participate in the New Orleans year round event. Explore New Orleans,
it's riverfront, French Quarters, Bourbon St, and WWII Museum. (Hopefully start the walk from our hotel) Take a river cruise down the Mississippi River in the afternoon or visit the World War II Museum, if you so desire. (Not included)

Feb. 21 (Thursday) FLY DAY ONLY BACK TO HOME DESTINATIONS! (No free shuttle to the airport) Check with concierge!

$50.00 will reserve your seat on this great trip to the HOPEFULLY WARMER WEATHER!! (Non-refundable)

Pricing does not include any airfare

Price Per Person: (EXCLUDING $50.00 DEPOSIT!)
SINGLE: $1650.00  DOUBLE: $1150.00  TRIPLE: $950.00

PAYMENT SCHEDULE: 
One Payment will be due on December 29th!

The cost of the trip will include:
  •             Fully Escorted Deluxe Bus Transportation (Gunther Charters!) 

  •             9 nights of Hotel Accommodations 

  •             Continental or Full Breakfast included at all hotels 

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

  •             Refreshments for the trip 

  •             Credit Only Walk Fees (11) All the walks and Meet & Greet for the Walking Weekend!

Make checks payable to Mary Ptacek and send to:
2748 Canarsy Ct.
Henderson, Nevada 89052
Phone: (702) 523-4920
Email: mtptacek@msn.com



TATER TOURS PHOENIX FESTIVAL VICTORIA, CANADA AND MORE TRIP APRIL 30 - MAY 12, 2019



PASSPORTS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS TRIP.

ALSO, MUST HAVE MEDICAL INSURANCE THAT CAN BE USED IN CANADA APRIL 30TH – MAY 12TH

April 30 (Tuesday) FLY DAY ONLY TO SEA-TAC AIRPORT IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Hotel accommodations at the Holiday Inn Express – Sea-Tac Airport, Seattle. (206) 824-3200 Continental Breakfast and Free Shuttle Service from the Sea-Tac Airport. A Get-Acquainted meeting will be held that evening.

MAY 1 (Wednesday) Depart Seattle area and travel North to Anacortes, Washington for the ferry Ride to Sidney, British Columbia. After our arrival on Vancouver Island, drive to Victoria for 5 glorious nights! Our hotel is the Royal Scot Hotel & Suites, (250) 388-5463 Full Breakfast Buffet included.

May 2 (Thursday) Depart hotel and drive to Butchart Gardens for a self-guided tour! Spend a few hours here and then return to our hotel for an evening guided group walk scheduled at the Coast Hotel, short distance from our hotel.

May 3 (Friday) This day starts the Phoenix Festival, located in the Elk Lake area. (About 1⁄2 hour Drive from our hotel)

NOTE: You can go the following website to see what is available for this long weekend: http://www.vvpf.ca This website has the schedule and walks available and much more! Also details on the walks AFTER the Festival.

Included in the tour price is the Registration for the Festival and the 2 Walks Each day. No Socials included! At this publication, I do not know if I will supply transportation to and from the Center for the Socials. I will be conferring with the Festival Committee about
the Registration.

On this day we will participate in the Broadmead Trails in the morning and Colquitz Trails in the afternoon. Return to our hotel.


May 4 (Saturday) Participate in Phoenix Festival! We will be doing the Mount Douglas Park Walk in the morning and Saanich Trails in the afternoon. Return to hotel.

May 5 (Sunday) Participate in the Phoenix Festival! We will be doing the Ocean Views Walk in the morning. In the afternoon, participate in the last walk for the Festival, Elk Lake Walk. Return
to our hotel.

May 6 (Monday) Depart our hotel and participate in the Colwood Walk. In the afternoon, participate in the Chemainus Walk and then continue to Nanaimo for hotel accommodations for one night at the Best Western Dorchester Hotel, (250) 754-6835 Full Breakfast included.
May 7 (Tuesday) Depart our hotel and participate in a 2 part Walk, 1st 5K in Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park and then in the afternoon the 2nd 5K in MacMillan Provincial Park.

Continue to Port Alberni for hotel accommodations for two nights at the BestWesternPlusBarclayHotel, (250)724-7171 Full Breakfast included.

May 8 (Wednesday) Depart our hotel and travel to the West side of Vancouver Island for the Ucluelet Walk. Then in the afternoon, participate in the Tofino Walk. Return to our hotel in Port Alberni.

May 9 (Thursday) Depart Port Alberni area and travel to the East Side of Vancouver Island for the Qualicum Beach Walk. Then in the afternoon participate in the Parksville Walk Continue onto Nanaimo for hotel accommodations for two nights at the same hotel, Best Western Dorchester Hotel, (250) 754-6835 Full Breakfast included.

May 10 (Friday) Participate in the Westwood Lake Walk in the morning and then the Downtown Nanaimo Walk in the afternoon. Don’t know if we can start the afternoon walk from our hotel. LAST WALK OF THE TRIP!!!

May 11 (Saturday) Depart our hotel and drive to Sidney for our Ferry Ride back to Anacortes, WA. Return to our hotel at the beginning of the trip, Holiday Inn Express –
Sea-Tac Airport, Seattle. (206) 824-3200 Continental Breakfast and Free Shuttle Service to the Sea-Tac Airport. Possible pizza party!

May 12 (Sunday) FLY DAY ONLY BACK TO OUR HOME DESTINATIONS!

Price Per Person: (EXCLUDING $50.00 DEPOSIT!)

SINGLE: $2600.00         DOUBLE: $1800.00             TRIPLE: $1600.00

PAYMENT SCHEDULE:

SINGLE:          NOVEMBER 30: $1300                   MARCH 10: $1300
DOUBLE:        NOVEMBER 30: $900                      MARCH 10: $900
TRIPLE:          NOVEMBER 30: $800                      MARCH 10: $800

Air Travel and travel/health insurance are not included in the Tour!

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

  • 12 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 plus Registration for Festival
  • Entrance Fees into Butchart Gardens
  • Ferry Ride from/to Anacortes, WA. 

Make checks payable to Mary Ptacek and send to:
2748 Canarsy Ct.
Henderson, Nevada 89052
Phone: (702) 523-4920
Email: mtptacek@msn.com

AVA 2019 ALBANY CONVENTION & MORE


AVA: America's Walking Club Convention and more tour on June 8 – 18, 2019 


(The fees for the walks, socials and awards are not included in the total price. You can go to the AVA website for more information as it becomes available.)

June 8 (Saturday) Fly day only into Manchester, New Hampshire Airport. Hotel Accommodations at the Holiday Inn Express for 2 nights!! (603) 669-6800 Continental Breakfast included and free shuttle from airport. Short meeting that evening at 7:00 p.m.

June 9 (Sunday) Drive to Portsmouth, New Hampshire for the 1st Pre-Convention walk of the trip. The 3rd oldest city in the US, settled in 1623 as a fishing port. 17th & 18th century houses with staff in period dress that demonstrate traditional crafts. In the afternoon, continue to Exeter, NH., the former Capital for year round event. This town was settled in 1638, rich in history and architecture. Return to our hotel in Manchester.

June 10 (Monday) Drive to Danvers, Massachusetts for 2nd Pre-Convention walk. Another historic walk, rich in history. Many highlights to see on this walk! Continue to Springfield, Massachusetts for Hotel accommodations at the Holiday Inn Express-Downtown for one night. (413) 285-8436 Continental Breakfast included.

June 11 (Tuesday) Depart our hotel and drive a short distance to the Springfield Convention walk. This walk will take you through Forest Park, one of the largest urban, municipal parks in the USA. Continue our journey to Troy, New York to participate in the year round event. The
trail passes many historic homes, monuments, and the Hudson River shoreline. Short drive to Albany and the Red Lion Hotel for 4 nights!! (518) 458-7250 Continental Breakfast included.

June 12 (Wednesday) Participate in the AVA Convention walks, socials and meetings! Drive to the Cohoes and Waterford Convention walks. Cohoes is called the “Spindle City” because of the Importance of textile manufacturing. The Waterford walk includes views of Cohoes Falls, Goat and Peebles Island. Enter Waterford Lock #2 to observe the operation of the lock System on the Erie Canal. Return to our hotel.

 June 13 (Thursday) Drive to Saratoga National Historic Park for Convention Walk. We will be walking specific sections of the Battlefield! Return to our hotel.

June 14 (Friday) Participate in President David Bonewitz Convention Walk in the Historic Capital City of Albany. Walking the downtown area, Corning Preserve and along the Hudson River. Return to our hotel.

June 15 (Saturday) Drive to Cooperstown, New York for the Post-Convention walk. This walk will pass through the village residential area, the historic Main Street and the National Baseball
Hall of Fame. Hopefully time to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame. Continue to Niagara Falls, New York for hotel accommodations at the Holiday Inn for 2 nights (716) 285-2521. Full Breakfast included.

June 16 (Sunday)Participate in the last AVA Convention Walk in Buffalo, New York. This walk connects 3 trails that will include the Erie Basin Marina Trail, Erie Canal way Trail and the Buffalo Harbor State Park. Return to our hotel.

Participate in the Niagara Falls year round event. (If you decide to walk across the Border into Canada, YOU MUST HAVE A PASSPORT!) There is a 5/10K walk entirely on the US side with views of Canada.

June 17 (Tuesday) Drive to Lockport, New York for year round event. Will include the Erie Canal towpath, historic homes in this important city on the water route to the West. In the afternoon, drive to Lewiston, New York for our LAST walk of the tour. This is a War of 1812 walk that goes through the charming village. Continue to Buffalo to our hotel for one night, Hampton Inn & Suites located at the Buffalo Airport. (716) 631-0200 Continental Breakfast and Free Shuttle to the airport. Possible pizza party at hotel, reminiscing about this great tour!


June 18 (Wednesday) FLY DAY ONLY BACK TO OUR HOME DESTINATIONS!

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


Price Per Person: (EXCLUDING $50.00 DEPOSIT!)


SINGLE: $2000.00 DOUBLE: $1400.00 TRIPLE: $1100.00

PAYMENT SCHEDULE:

Single:            January 20th - $1,000          April 15th - $1,000
Double:          January 20th - $700             April 15th - $700
Triple:            January 20th - $550             April 15th - $550

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

  • 10 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 

  • Entrance into the Baseball Hall of Fame 

Make checks payable to Mary Ptacek and send to:
2748 Canarsy Ct.
Henderson, Nevada 89052
Phone: (702) 523-4920
Email: mtptacek@msn.com