Each year, the Fun, Fit & Over Fifty Club sponsors many special events that take place locally, in the Northwest, and around the world. We place newly-identified trips on the Weekly Update a couple of times and then transfer the information here. We keep that information posted here until the event happens.
May 14-18, 2018: RV Trip to Sisters, Oregon
The RV group has set up a trip to Sisters, Oregon for May 14 through the 18th of 2018. A
reservation window has been set up for the group to make their site choice. This window started
September 11 and ends September 25th. A $50 deposit will hold their reservations and cancellations
will be honored up to within 48 hours of their arrival date (less a $10 reservation fee). Later sign-ups
will be available, but site choice will be based on availability. For more details, call Ray or Susan
Williams, hosts (509-547-8658). As you can see it is for next year. But the window of
opportunity is now.
July 9-21, 2018: Costa Rica (Currently in planning stage)
Mecca for nature lovers (fauna and flora) - Per Berta, “It’s Hawaii on steroids” - 13 days in July
2018, Road Scholar Program No. 11586RJ. Cost - approximately $3000 from Seattle. These Road
Scholar programs fill up very quickly, so if you believe you might be interested, contact Herb
McGilton at 509-439-0284. Note: the Road Scholar group (roadscholar.org) should not be confused with Rhodes Scholar!
5-ft, 400-lb Green Turtles nesting, Resplendent Quetzals, Toucans, Macaws, 50 Hummingbird
species, Spoonbills, and hundreds of endemic birds; plus Sloths, Coatis, Crocs, Monkeys, Frogs,
Snakes, and a few other little things!! Caribbean coast, farm lands, mountain pass at 11,000 ft and down to the Pacific. Tropical rain forests, cloud forests, volcanoes, thermal springs, river boating, river rafting, and hiking. Yes, it is possibly the rainy season, but that is when the turtles nest on the Caribbean coast. There is a period in early July called “little summer” when, if you are lucky (and we always seem to be), you get a week or two of considerable sunshine.
July 16-20, 2018: Wenatchee Confluence State Park, Wenatchee, WA
Camp leaders are the Kerkows and Nelsons. Please let Kerkows know when you make a reservation
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-308-6699. We will go to Leavenworth one night for the outdoor
August 2-6, 2018 Anacortes/Deception Pass, WA
Camp leaders: Mary Kay and Bill Edwards at 509-531-2540 or email@example.com. This is the
weekend of the Anacortes Arts Festival (tentative pending confirmation of arts festival dates). See also (www.northwhidbeyrvpark.com)
September 3-9, 2018: Hiking/Kayaking/Camping/Moteling , Stanley Basin, Idaho
This time we will be hiking in the beautiful Sawtooth Mountains of central Idaho, headwaters of the
Salmon River, and kayaking (or other water sports) on several of the many beautiful lakes in the
Stanley Basin. Camping will be at Glacier View CG on Redfish Lake. There is no group camp, so
individuals will have to reserve their own spots. This CG is very popular so reserve early, using
Check out www.recreation.gov then search “glacier view campground Sawtooth National
Forest Id”. First day open for reservations is March 3. There are flush toilets but no electrical
hookups, and showers are at a nearby facility (pay-use). Motels are available in Stanley Idaho or can
rent cabins, duplex cabins, or lodge rooms at Redfish Lake Lodge (www.redfishlake.com)($$$).
There are other nice campgrounds on Redfish Lake that are first-come first-serve. Hiking and
kayaking details are TBD, but we will bunch the kayaking days so kayaking-only folks can arrive late
and leave early. Contact Don Bihl at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or for more discussion. You're
gonna love Redfish Lake.
October TBD, 2018: Wildhorse Resort RV Park and Tipi village, Wildhorse Resort & Casino
Camp leaders Bill and Laura Broderick - 541-571-3033 or LLB1@hotmail.com. Pendleton, Oregon
has a western flavor and unique history. Of interest are the Pendleton Underground tours and the
Pendleton Blanket Mill.