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.
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.
-- Events Planned for 2018 --
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 rainforests, 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.