Monday, June 3, 2019

Tater Tour to San Antonio IML and More


FEBRUARY 19th – 29th, 2020

February 19 (Wednesday): Fly day only to San Antonio, Texas Airport. Hotel Accommodations at the Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio Airport for 1 night! (210) 308-8100.  Full Hot Breakfast included and free shuttle from airport.  Short meeting that evening at 7:15 p.m.  Free Hot Food & Evening Beverages!

Feb. 20 (Thursday): Drive to AVA Headquarters for a possible OPEN HOUSE!  Get to meet the Headquarters Staff!  In the afternoon, participate in Broadway Neighborhood Walk on our way to Downtown. The walk is two 5 km loops, one in the lovely residential area in Alamo Heights and the Cathedral Meditation Park at the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, Bishop Jones Center. The second 5km loop includes the University of Incarnate Word Campus.

Continue into Downtown San Antonio to the Hampton Inn & Suites/Market Square
for four glorious nights! (210) 212-7000. Hot Breakfast included.  The host hotel for the IML, Holiday Inn, is about 2 blocks Away.
Feb. 21 – 23 (Friday – Sunday):  Participate in the IML Weekend (International Marching League) The walks and socials ARE NOT A PART OF THE TATER TOUR PRICE.  You can participate in longer walks, a rodeo, and  mixer. (That is why I did not include in the total price.) When the information is complete, go to register for the Walking Weekend!

Feb. 24 (Monday):  Drive to Austin for the Capital Walk.  Walk goes across the Colorado River (also called Lady Bird Lake) bridge with grand views of downtown Austin. Proceed to the State Capital Complex. The 11k route continues into the University of Texas campus. The return route is along Congress Ave. with historical Austin buildings. Continue our short drive to the Lady Bird Lake Walk. Walk around the eastern part of Lady Bird Lake on the natural surface of the Hike and Bike trail. Cross Congress Ave. bridge (home of a bat colony). Trail passes sculpture by Weiwei and the Mexican American Cultural Center. After re-crossing water on Longhorn Dam, you will be treated to fantastic views of the downtown Austin skyline as you walk on a long boardwalk over the water.  Hotel accommodations at Drury Inn & Suites North for 3 glorious nights! (512) 467-9500   Free Hot Food & Evening Beverages!

Feb 25th (Tuesday): Drive to Fredericksburg for AVA Pilgrimage Walk.  This walk is a self-guided tour of the Historic District and honors the heritage of Volkssporting in America.  In the afternoon, participate in the Lyndon Johnson State & National Park Walk. These parks tell the story of our 36th President beginning with his ancestors to his final resting place on this, his beloved ranch. This "circle of life" provides a visitor the most complete picture of any American president. The NPS offers 20-minute tours of the recently renovated ground floor of the Texas White House. A fee of $3 is charged for the tour.  Return to Austin and our hotel.

Feb. 26 (Wednesday): Drive to College Station and participate in the Texas A & M University Walk. The route is on the Texas A & M Campus and includes Kyle Field (famous Aggie football stadium), Reed Arena, Bon Fire Memorial, the Academic Building and the Century Tree. Some people might want to just do the 6K walk and tour the Bush Presidential Library and Museum.  Return to Austin and our hotel.

Feb. 27 (Thursday): Drive to Boerne to participate in the Cibolo Wilderness Walk.  The trail goes through neighborhoods and on a "Rails to Trails" section to get to the Cibolo Nature Center. Almost 5km of the walk is inside the nature center where the walk is on trails and a boardwalk over a marsh. Also, see the dinosaur tracks!!  In the afternoon, continue to do the Cemetery Walk of Boerne.  The walk goes through residential neighborhoods, past schools, through the town cemetery and down the main street of Boerne. Many shops, restaurants and historical buildings and places of interest are featured. Walk includes the newest portion of the hiking trail along Cibolo Creek Drive to our hotel, the Comfort Inn & Suites, (830) 249-6800 for one night. Continental Breakfast included.

Feb. 28 (Friday): Drive a short distance and participate in the Downtown Walk.  This walk is on paved roads and sidewalks through neighborhoods and downtown Boerne with several historical and other points of interest. This walk takes you on paths by the river and down the Main Street lined with quaint antique shops and boutiques.  Continue our drive back to San Antonio and to the hotel that we stayed at the first night of our trip,  Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio Airport for 1 night! (210) 308-8100.  Full Hot Breakfast included and free beverages! Free shuttle to the airport.


$50.00 will reserve your seat on this great trip to TEXAS!  (Non-refundable)  Does not include any airfare (Trip is Sold Out with a very short waiting list at the time of publication)

 Price Per Person:  (EXCLUDING $50.00 DEPOSIT!)  All totals are in US Funds!

 SINGLE:  $1900.00               DOUBLE:  $1300.00              TRIPLE:  $1100.00               


SINGLE:         Aug. 15th - $950.00     Dec. 20th - $950.00                
DOUBLE:       Aug. 15th - $650.00     Dec. 20th - $650.00
TRIPLE:         Aug. 15th - $550.00     Dec. 20th - $550.00                           

 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 and snacks for the trip

·       Credit Only Walk Fees (9) Walks except the IML Walking Weekend.

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

Mary T. Ptacek
2748 Canarsy Ct.
Henderson, Nevada 89052
(702) 523-4920

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