Season 2019-2020 Trips & Tours

January

                9 – Florence Prison Tour – meet with the Warden of the Florence Prison and learn about the inner workings of a federal prison.  Quote from a previous tour, “The Warden is funnier than heck, entertaining and very informative.”  Learn how inmates work with the wild horses in a therapy project, and more.  Additional information will be available at a later date.  You will have no direct contact with inmates, nor tour where they are housed.  Limited to 20 visitors.

                24 – Hale Theatre’s presentation of “Barefoot in the Park.”  We have the best seats in the house for this comedy classic by Neil Simon, which is widely considered one of his best!  Fresh off a honeymoon at the Plaza Hotel, free-spirited Corie and her buttoned-down husband Paul find themselves struggling to adjust to married life in their run-down New York apartment.  Throw in a meddling mother, an eccentric upstairs neighbor and a double date that goes disastrously wrong and you’ve the  perfect recipe for laughter.  This show is the ultimate way to start out the new year!  40 seats available.  $27/pp.  Advance sign-ups required. 

February

                13 – Caywood Farm Tour, Casa Grande.  Curious about agriculture in Arizona?  Join our group for a farm tour that includes a presentation on cotton, a hayride, an equipment demonstration and you get a chance to pick some cotton!  Tour begins at 1:00 p.m. and is about 2 ½ hours long.  Plan to take a picnic lunch to eat prior to the tour…and I believe they make you popcorn!  $15/pp.  This will be a tag-along, but advance sign-ups are required.

                14 – Valentine Special “Dinner & Show”.  Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Gold Canyon Golf Resort Dinner Show, featuring a prime rib buffet (also includes salmon & chicken).  Food is prepared & served by the chefs at the Gold Canyon Golf Resort.  Gratuity & tax included, a cash bar is available.  Entertainment is provided by Arizona’s premier Beach Boys Tribute, the Southwest Surfers.  They also perform music from the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s.  Tables of ten provide elegant seating and will be assigned as you sign up.  Whether married or single, gather your friends together for a memorable evening.  Five (5) tables of ten (10) have been reserved.  $52.50/pp.  Advance sign-ups required.  This out-of-park event has the possibility of being canceled or changed by the Gold Canyon Golf Resort, due to wedding reception scheduling.  We will be advised of any changes by late Fall 2019.

18 – Las Vegas Adventure.  3-day, 2-night bus tour includes round trip transportation in a luxurious, fully equipped motor coach, accommodations at the amazing, infamous 4 Queens Hotel & Casino, one full breakfast for each person, one (1) 4 Queens Coupon Book per room, a tour of the Vegas Strip at night, and plenty of time to explore on your own.  $215/pp dbl, $325/pp sgl.  Advance sign-up & deposit required. 

29 – Barleen’s Dinner Show, a Saturday Matinee presentation of “Rockin’ and Rollin’ Through the Years.”  This rock ‘n’ roll musical ride takes you from 1955 to 1969, showcasing the songs that have inspired much of today’s themes.  Enjoy a trip of a lifetime through one of the greatest musical eras of our time!  $37/pp.  Enjoy the same delicious dinner which is served in the evening performance, but you don’t have to drive after dark!  32 seats available.  Advance sign-ups required.  

March

3 – Hale Theatre’s presentation of “Always… Patsy Cline.”  This musical is based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961.  The play, complete with down home country humor, true emotion, and even some audience participation, includes many of Patsy’s unforgettable hits such as “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Sweet Dreams” and “Walking After Midnight”…27 songs in all.  You’ll be “Crazy” and might possibly “Fall to Pieces” if you miss Always….Patsy Cline.  It is guaranteed you will love it! $27/pp.  Advance sign-ups required.                                                                                               

25 – Kartchner Caverns—Bisbee—Tombstone Overnight Adventure.  A whole lot of everything is jam packed into this two-day bus tour, with round trip transportation in a luxurious, fully equipped motor coach.  The tour includes admission to Kartchner Caverns (lunch included), time for shopping and/or sightseeing before checking into your hotel at Bisbee, accommodations at the Historic Copper Queen Hotel, with a 60-minute Bisbee Ghost Tour after dark in golf carts that pick you up at the hotel!  The second day, ride the mine train deep underground to explore one of the most productive copper mines of the 20th century, the Queen Mine.  After the mine tour, leave for Tombstone for shopping, sightseeing & lunch on your own, before returning home to Queen Valley by about 6:00 p.m.!  You can end your winter season with this wonderful travel experience!  $260/pp dbl, $360/pp sgl.  Advance sign-up & deposit required.

                31 – Florence Prison Tour – meet with the Warden of the Florence Prison and learn about the inner workings of a federal prison.  Quote from a previous tour, “The Warden is funnier than heck, entertaining and very informative.”  Learn how inmates work with the wild horses in a therapy project, and more.  Additional information will be available at a later date.  You will have no direct contact with inmates, nor tour where they are housed.  10 a.m. tour.  Limited to 20 visitors. 

Still looking at arranging the following activities: 

Christmas Show with the Duttons – Scheduled but not confirmed, Friday, December 13th at 3:00 p.m. at the Gold Canyon RV Resort.  $25/pp.  16 seats available right down front!  This will need to be paid by November 15th to reserve your seat.  If you’ve never seen the Dutton’s, you have missed out on an awesome musical experience  – don’t miss this one close to home! 

Escape Room, Mesa– work together to figure it out!  Get your team together & sign up!  At this time, just let me know if you are interested in this event…I will need to plan far in advance! 

Tour of the Superstition  Mountain Museum,  followed by lunch at the Mammoth Steakhouse & Saloon,

Goldfield Ghost Town, then on your own to explore Goldfield (lots of coupons in the Coyote Coupon Book!) 

Ride the Light Rail into Phoenix for lunch at the Tilted Kilt, then on your own for shopping and return 

March Spring Training Baseball Game, Date TBD 

Tour of the Amazon Processing Center in Phoenix.  Again I will need to know far in advance if anyone is interested in this tour!

Mary Henderson, Trips & Tours