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.
Reservations may be made NOW for May – June – July, 2017, RV Trips
May 1, 2017: Hiking Trip to Southern Utah (This trip is fully subscribed.)
Planning for the southern Utah road trip is at a point where we can now commit to a 10 days/11 nights trip starting in the Kanab Area on May 1, 2017. Plans are for 2 days in the Kanab Area, 2 days in Zion NP, a day at Bryce NP, a day in Capital Reef NP and 4 days in the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. We are no longer including Arches NP. Daily activities are being planned for several exertion levels. We will be in S.Utah in the peak period for hiking and entering slot canyons, and need to commit soon to lodging arrangements. Members interested in this trip need to step forward ASAP! Contact Herb McGilton; firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-439-0284.
May 15-19, 2017: RV Trip to Chief Timothy State Park, Clarkston, WA
Dyane Sheide is the trip leader. Make reservations NOW to secure your preferred site at https://www.sunrisereservations.com. Dyane has reserved Site #4; sites 1-18 are premium sites with full hookups and river views. Cabins are also available at the park. Please let Dyane know at email@example.com.
The park is located on an island in the Snake River. Clarkston is the gateway to North America’s deepest gorge, Hell's Canyon, full of geologic history dating back 300 million years. Jet boat tours can be arranged. Visitors enjoy golf, fishing, Kayaking, rafting, canoeing, swimming, jet boat tours, and hiking the trails along the beautiful Snake River. This park has the latest of the Confluence Project's installations designed by Maya Lin.
June 12-16, 2017: RV Trip to Sun Lakes/Dry Falls State Park, Coulee City
Carol and Rick Kerkow are the trip leaders. Reservations can be made NOW to secure
your preferred site! The Kerkows are in site # E82. (There is a private park, Sun Lakes
Park Resort, adjacent. We will be in the State Park.) Note that full hookup sites are
limited, all in loop “E”. See http://parks.state.wa.us/223/Reservations Please let Carol
and Rick know about your reservation site # at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park is a 4,027-acre camping park with 73,640 feet of freshwater shoreline at the foot of Dry Falls. Dry Falls is one of the great geological wonders of North America. Carved by Ice Age floods … the former waterfall is now a stark cliff, 400 feet high and 3.5 miles wide…The waterfall was four times the size of Niagara Falls. Today, it overlooks a desert oasis filled with lakes and abundant wildlife…. The park and the interesting exhibits at Dry Falls Visitor Center offer many opportunities for people to learn about this unusual landscape. Special programs, hikes, talks, and classroom visits are available by appointment…. Other park features… include boat rentals, a nine-hole golf course, and a miniature golf course.
July 17-21, 2017 - RV Trip to Farragut State Park, Idaho
Barbra and Bill LaPrath are the trip leaders. Reservations can be made NOW! Once a WWII era naval training station, this area is now a 4,000-acre park. In addition to extensive hiking and biking trails, swimming and boating, there is a museum in the park. It is located a half hour from Coeur d’Alene. Reservations may be made at idahostateparks.reserveamerica.com.
August 7-11, 2017 - Multi-Day hiking/camping/moteling in the central Oregon Cascades
Group camp reserved at Tumalo State Park (tents only). Motel reservations can be made at Bend or Sisters. Contact Don Bihl at email@example.com.
August 21, 2017: Total Solar Eclipse Viewing
This event is well over a year away, but plan to be in the area on August 21, 2017. For many, seeing a total solar eclipse is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and this one will be not far from home. There are already tentative plans being made to organize an FFOFC outing or 2 to drive down into Oregon (perhaps in the area of the John Day Fossil Beds) for a group eclipse-watch (this will only be a partial eclipse in the Tri-Cities). Anne Nolan plans to lead a day trip to the eclipse area. Here’s one site with more info: www.eclipse2017.org/2017/path_through_the_US.htm, or just Google “solar eclipse 2017”.
August 28-September 01, 2017 - Premier RV Resort, Salem, Oregon
Bill and Mary Kay Edwards are the trip leaders. This is a Good Sam “10” rated private park near the Willamette River. Tentative activities include tour of Old Salem, hiking Silver Falls State Park’s Trail of Ten Falls, McMinnville’s Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum (including the “Spruce Goose”) and more.
September 14-30, 2017: Overseas Adventure Travel - Morocco Sahara Odyssey
Join us for an exciting journey to Morocco with Overseas Adventure Travel. This will be a small group tour of no more than 16 travelers. Margie Runyon (736-5341 and firstname.lastname@example.org) is coordinating the activity. The cost is $$3945 per person including international airfare from Seattle. Or $2595 for the tour only. We have a limited number of single rooms available with no supplemental charge.
We will wander through colorful labyrinthine medinas overflowing with centuries-old customs and incredible shopping. We will meet Moroccan people, experience their traditions, and taste the secrets of their flavorful cuisine. We’ll discover the beauty of mosques and sample regional specialties during Home-Hosted meals. Cities include Casablanca, Rabat, Fez, Erfund, Rissani, Khamlia, Ourazazate, Marrakesh, and ending back in Casablanca.
And to get a true feel for the mighty Sahara that has so decisively shaped this culture, we’ll camp amidst its dunes for two unforgettable nights—and even explore by camel.
Our FFOFC-customized tour is item G7-24399. Click here to read or download the detailed itinerary and tour information.
October 5-9, 2017: RV Trip to City of Chelan’s Lakeshore RV Park
Tim & Melinda Minor and Elsie & Allen Palmquist are trip leaders for the Mahogany
and Merlot event. We will be staying at the City of Chelan Lakeshore RV Park for the
Mahogany and Merlot event, which will be on Oct 7-8. Wine tasting and apple tasting
are also available. Here is a link to the 2016 web page if you would like to see more
information on the event: http://www.mahoganyandmerlot.com (not yet updated for
Mahogany & Merlot Vintage Boat Show is an ‘on-the-water’ boat show and FREE Family Friendly event! And again, classic cars will be showcased on the shore along with Vintage Unlimited Hydroplanes, Vintage Inboard ‘Limited Class’ Hydroplanes, and Antique & Classic Mahogany Runabouts from the Golden Era of pleasure boating.
There are many motels and hotels in the area, so non-campers may want to join us for
the weekend. Here is a link to the City RV Park, a very clean park with nice restrooms and facilities. And here’s a link to the park map.
Reservations are made by telephone only and during their business hours Monday to
Friday. They take reservations 9 months ahead, so the first day to make a reservation
would be January 5.