Season 2020-2021 Trips & Tours

December

                16 – Barleen’s Dinner Show, a Saturday matinee presentation of “Home for the Holidays.”  Become a part of the Barleen family during the holiday season.  Experience a joyful mixture of traditional and popular seasonal classics in this extraordinary performance.  It’s bound to become one of your favorite holiday traditions.  Enjoy the same delicious dinner which is served in the evening performance, but you don’t have to drive after dark!  

January

6 – Tag-along to the CAF Aviation Museum.  Read all the brochures and watch all the videos you want; you still won’t be prepared for the sensation of awe that will grip you and lead you through their combat aviation museum.  After you visit the museum be ready to take a step back in time and see what it was really like to be part of the US Air Force during times of combat.  Walk through “Bomber Alley” and find yourself in a working mechanic’s hangar.  Their docents will lead you right into the bomb bay in the very belly of the planes as their mechanics bring muscular engines to a grumbling start.  Don’t miss the “climb aboard” tours of their B-17 bomber, “Sentimental Journey,” B-25 bomber, “Maid in the Shade,” and C-47 secret mission cargo, “Old number 30.”  You will see and feel what it was like for the brave men and women in the actual guts of these hero airplanes.  Lunch following at Waldo’s BBQ, just around the corner.       

9 – Tag-along to the Windmill Winery in Florence for an evening of wine, food, & music!  We will travel to the Winery, arriving at 4:00 p.m. so our group can order their food from the featured food truck of the week prior to the public arriving at 5:00 p.m.  If you want to go earlier for wine tasting, that area of the winery closes at 4:00 p.m.  Try one of their local wines, pair it up with your dinner choice, and enjoy the music.   

20 – Tag-along to Organ Stop Pizza –The most entertaining pizza in town!   Price TBD for 2021 includes musical program, pizza buffet, prepared salad, and tax.  Drinks, dessert and gratuity are not included.                

February

3 – Tag-along for A Day At the Races!  We are heading to Turf Paradise for live horse racing!  In the past Seniors got in free on Wednesdays, AND got to sit in the Clubhouse.  Good Food, Good Fun.  Date subject to change due to 2021 racing schedule.                                                                                                                              

9-10 – Kartchner Caverns—Bisbee—Tombstone Overnight Adventure.  Re-scheduled from March 2020.  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!    

18 – Tag-along to the Windmill Winery in Florence for an evening of wine, food, & music!  We will travel to the Winery, arriving at 4:00 p.m. so our group can order their food from the featured food truck of the week prior to the public lining up at 5:00 p.m.  If you want to go earlier for wine tasting, that area of the winery closes at 4:00 p.m.  Try one of their local wines, pair it up with your dinner choice, and enjoy the music.

24 – Tag-along to Caywood Farm Cotton 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!  Arrive by noon, with the tour beginning at 1:00 p.m. lasting approximately 2 ½ hours.  Plan to take a picnic lunch to eat prior to the tour…and I believe they make you some popcorn!                  

March

3 – Tag-along for a 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!) 

6 – Barleen’s Dinner Show, a Saturday Matinee presentation of “Country Jubilee.” If you like country music, THIS is the show for you!  The Barleens gang performs hand-clappin,’ foot-stompin’, pickin’ and grinin’ country favorites!  Enjoy the same delicious dinner which is served in the evening performance, but, once again,  you don’t have to drive after dark!  48 seats available.     

9 – 12 – San Diego Bus Tour – Information will be available soon – this will be a fantastic tour!              

Still looking at the following:

The Hale Theatre events have not yet been scheduled.

Tour Saguaro Lake on the Desert Belle – not taking reservations at this time.

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.

 

 Mary Henderson, Trips & Tours