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