July 6-9, 2016

Our Mystery Tours are really a treat!

Everyone always says they are neat.

You can’t believe all that we do

Come on along and we’ll prove it to you.

TOTAL COST (6 meals included) DOUBLE $743 per person SINGLE $968 per person

DEPOSIT REQUIRED (at time of registration) $43 per person

BALANCE DUE BY JUNE 1 (deposit non-refundable unless trip is cancelled)




July 16

ONE DAY – Depart Denison Albertson’s (northwest corner) at 9:30 a.m. and Sherman Albertson’s (northeast corner) at 10:00 a.m. this morning for a great trip to the beautiful Bass Hall in Ft. Worth to see the 1980 musical, “42ND STREET.” We will have lunch at a local restaurant before taking our reserved seats (mezzanine level) for this exciting performance. This dance-heavy Tony Award Winner for Best Musical is based on the novel by Bradford Roper and the Academy Award Winning Musical film. Peggy Sawyer arrives in New York City from Allentown, PA with hopes of becoming a Broadway star. Facing adversity from all directions, the young but talented performer learns about show business and discovers which relationships are most important in life. With highs and lows in her early career, Peggy experiences growth as both a performer and a young woman. Come with us and enjoy the fun. (SUITABLE FOR MOST AUDIENCES) We should return to Sherman/Denison around 6:00 p.m. (L)

TOTAL COST (one meal included) $167 per person

DEPOSIT REQUIRED (at time of registration) $67 per person

BALANCE DUE BY JUNE 15 (deposit non-refundable unless trip is cancelled)


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July 28-August 13, 2016

DAY 1 – When nature swept her dazzling show through North America, she must have staged the grand finale in the PACIFIC NORTHWEST! Our fabulous trip begins today with the journey across the “familiar and not-so-fabulous” Texas panhandle to our first night’s stay in DALHART, TX. First known as Twist, Dalhart grew from a junction of Denver City and Rock Island Railroad lines that crossed here in 1901. (L)

DAY 2 - Another rather long day of driving today as we make our way into New Mexico, Colorado, and end up in Laramie, WY, home of the UNIVERSITY OF LARAMIE, for the night. Although American Indians roamed the Laramie Plains as early as 8000 B.C., Laramie’s recorded history began in the early 19th century with the arrival of the area’s first white man, Jacques La Ramie, a trapper for the American Fur Company. (CB,D)

DAY 3 – As you approach modern-day Rock Springs, you can almost imagine earlier travelers bouncing along the Overland Stage route toward the welcome station which was the beginning of the southwestern Wyoming town in 1862. We will take a lunch break here before continuing on to SALT LAKE CITY, UT for the night. Today we will visit TEMPLE SQUARE, home to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. You will also have a chance to see the magnificent STATE CAPITOL on a hill overlooking Salt Lake City. (CB,L)

DAY 4 – Today we will be traveling to Twin Falls, Idaho which is the center of 500,000 acres of prime farmland irrigated by the waters of the Snake River. After lunch, we will visit SHOSHONE FALLS, known as the “Niagara of the West.” We will continue across Idaho and into Oregon for the night. Our stay will be LA GRANDE, OR, named in honor of the area’s beauty, it is on the western edge of the Grande Ronde Valley at the foot of the Blue Mountains. (CB,L)

DAY 5 – Traveling in oxen-drawn covered wagons, courageous pioneers made their way through perilous droughts and blizzards in hopes of reaching a land of plenty and open promises. They were not disappointed. The snowcapped peak of MOUNT HOOD, the towering cliffs of the Pacific Coast, the slopes and plateaus of the Cascade Range, the endless green pastures of the Willamette Valley and fertile land surrounding the Columbia River were all there to greet the weary travelers. This is Oregon and Washington! We’ll have some time for an included attraction along the way today. We will be staying overnight in PORTLAND, OR. (CB,D)

DAY 6 – Blue water, not yellow brick, surrounds the Emerald City of SEATTLE. Cupped between the jagged Olympic Mountains to the west and the volcanic peaks of the Cascade Range to the east, the city sits on a narrow strip of land between Puget Sound and Lake Washington. The SPACE NEEDLE, Seattle’s signature structure, rises to a height of 605 feet and was built as the centerpiece for the 1962 World’s Fair. We’ll have some time today to see this and some of Seattle’s other unique sights and attractions before we overnight here. (CB,D)

DAY 7 – This morning we will drive to Anacortes, WA where we will catch the ferry for a scenic cruise to Vancouver Island and British-flavored VICTORIA, BC. Beautiful Victoria is a city of parks and gardens. You will have some free time this afternoon to enjoy at your leisure. Victoria is truly one of the most beautiful cities in the world! A Welcome to Canada Dinner will be included tonight. (B,D)

DAY 8 – We’ll spend another fabulous day in Victoria starting with a city tour including such sights as the Parliament Buildings, Provincial Museum, Totem Poles, Empress Hotel, and the picturesque inner harbor. A highlight of our visit here will be BUTCHART GARDENS, a botanical showcase known the world over for its 130 acres of beautifully landscaped flowers and plants of almost infinite variety. You won’t believe your eyes! (B)

DAY 9 – We’ll cruise through the sparkling Georgia Straits by ferry today to VANCOUVER, British Columbia’s largest city and the second largest port in the Americas. There are so many things to see in Vancouver, but our guided tour will include seeing highlights such as: STANLEY PARK, shopping on Robson Street, Vancouver Art Gallery, CANADA PLACE or Granville Island, a harborside public market set against a backdrop of boating activity. (B)

DAY 10 – Today we will visit the CAPILANO SUSPENSION BRIDGE in North Vancouver. The swinging 450-ft footbridge spans a 230-ft deep densely wooded gorge above the Capilano River. It is awesome! Afterwards, we will be leaving Vancouver as we follow the Trans Canada Highway east through the rugged beauty of the Fraser Canyon area. The Fraser River becomes a major attraction at HELL’S GATE where we will be taking the 25-passenger gondola across the river to the narrowest part of Fraser Canyon & across Hell’s Gate Fishways, where millions of salmon annually swim upstream to their spawning grounds. Then it’s on to KAMLOOPS, BC for the night. (B)

DAY 11 – Between the Rocky Mountains and Pacific Ocean lies British Columbia, westernmost of the Canadian provinces. Buttressed by neighboring ALBERTA, the Yukon Territory and the United States, it is a land of jagged ranges, snow-clad peaks, timbered foothills, fertile valleys, and great lakes and rivers. This afternoon we enter Alberta, Canada at BANFF NATIONAL PARK. Our first stop will be at beautiful, LAKE LOUISE before continuing to Banff for the next two nights. Canada’s oldest national park, Banff is a wildlife refuge where you may expect to see elk, bighorn sheep, and moose. (B,L)

DAY 12 – Today will be one of the most enjoyable days of the trip as we make our way north along the COLUMBIA ICEFIELDS PARKWAY. Completed in 1940, it connects the towns of Lake Louise and Jasper. In the shadow of the Great Divide, the route offers spectacular vistas of snowcapped mountains interspersed with waterfalls, lakes and a succession of rivers that drain the Columbia Icefields’ glacial meltwater into the Arctic, Pacific and Atlantic oceans. At Athabasca Glacier, we will take a SNOCOACH tour where you will have an opportunity to not only see the glaciers but to walk on glaciated ice fields formed by snow falling as long ago as 400 years. Tonight we will have our farewell to Canada dinner in Banff. (B,L,D)

DAY 13 – Today we say good-bye to the splendor that is Canada as we make our way to GREAT FALLS, MONTANA. This city is home to the great cowboy artist, Charles M. Russell and to Malmstrom Air Force Base Museum and Air Park. We will pass through the cowboy city of CALGARY as we make our way out of Canada and back into the states. (B,L)

DAY 14 – We continue across the vast state of Montana as we make our way to our home for the evening, SHERIDAN, WY. Sheridan is located halfway between the Black Hills and Yellowstone National Park and is rich in Western history. (CB,D)

DAY 15 – We continue our journey today to COLORADO SPRINGS passing through the city of Denver, Colorado, known as the “Mile High City.” Our drive today should give us time to enjoy the Canadian Rockies and ponder all the beauty we have seen along the way. (CB,D)

DAY 16 – Getting closer to home today, we will enter our great state of TEXAS and end our day in Amarillo. Not much new to see but it will give us time to relax on the bus. (CB)

DAY 17 – Our last day! What a fantastic trip we have had. As we drive through familiar territory, we will have time to reflect on all we’ve seen and done. We should arrive home early this evening with memories to last a lifetime. (CB,L)

TOTAL COST (30 meals included) DOUBLE $3799 per person SINGLE $5146 per person

DEPOSIT REQUIRED (at time of registration) $399 per person

BALANCE DUE BY JUNE 1 (deposit non-refundable unless trip is cancelled)