Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Travel to the AVA Convention and More with Tater Tours

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.

"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               


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

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