Travel

Notes from the Travel Desk
As you have probably noticed, we now have a different mix of travel options this year than we have had in the past. Some of our smaller trips have had such poor turn-out that the people putting them together are no longer offering them.  If you are interested in helping to plan and set up local trips for our members, please call the Front Desk and ask to speak with the Travel Department.

The Center has a travel desk in the lobby where you can see travel brochures. 

Interested in Broadway Rose Musicals?

If you would like to attend the musicals at Broadway Rose on a less formal basis i.e. as more of a carpool arrangement, let Betty (503-390-7441) in the travel department know and so coordinate and agree on a date (Betty is willing to drive!). The dates for 2019 are: A Grand Night for Singing : April 27; Into the Woods : May 30-Jun 30; Footloose : Aug 1-Sep 1; Once Oct 3-27; It Happened One Christmas :  Nov 27-Dec 22

2019 Trips and Tours

Changes to Oregon West Reservations

Oregon West Excursions has simplified the process for signing up for their trips. Instead of you signing up at K/SAS, then finalizing arrangements with them, you will work directly with Oregon West for the entire reservation and travel process. This method will be less complicated, and saves work for everyone. Please be assured that we will still get a donation from them for maintaining the Bulletin Board and the travel page in the Bulletin and on our website. We hope this will work out better for everyone involved.
 

May 26 2019—May 31 20196 Days Philly & Gettysburg ~~ Oregon West
Philadelphia, brimming with history… home to America’s most sacred historic sites that stand side-by-side with the hustle and bustle of a 21st-century city. The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee’s most ambitious invasion. Often referred to as the “High Water Mark of the Rebellion”, Gettysburg was the inspiration for Abraham Lincoln’s immortal “Gettysburg Address”. Highlights: authentic Philly Block Party dinner featuring beef & chicken cheesesteaks ; Philadelphia local touring with a wonderful step on guide...Independence Hall & Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House, Christ Church, & more; tour the National Constitution Center; dinner aboard the Tall Ship Moshulu; Valley Forge National Historic Park; American Treasure Museum; tram tour; an Amish Experience; The Eisenhower National Historic Site; Gettysburg local touring;Gettysburg National Military Park ... and more! Call (503)585-3979 for waitlist availability See Flyer

June 9 2019—June 15 20197 Days NE Oregon and Beyond ~~ Oregon West
Breathtaking beauty and diversity… An area steeped in history stretching from the foot of the Blue Mountains to the heights of the Wallowa’s to the feet of “The Guardian of the Valley”. Highlights: Multnomah Falls; Hamley’s Steakhouse in Pendleton; landmark Marcus Whitman Hotel and The Marc Restaurant; 86 mile Beamers Hells Canyon Tour on the Snake River; Outlaw Restaurant and Saloon; we take the tramway to Mt. Howard; nationally acclaimed Valley Bronze Gallery & Foundry; guided tour in Joseph; Baker City; Leo Adler House Museum; Sumpter Gold Dredge; John Day Fossil Beds Museum; Bend; High Desert Museum; Call (503)585-3979 for waitlist availability See Flyer
June 22 2019—June 24 20193 Days Mt St Helens and Rainer ~~ Oregon West
After more than thirty years later, the land around Mt St Helens is slowly healing. Mt Rainier is surrounded by old growth forest and stunning wildflower meadows… It is an active volcano encased in over 35 square miles of snow and ice, which makes it the most heavily glaciated peak in the lower 48 states. Highlights; lunch at Parkers Steakhouse in Castle Rock;Johnston Ridge Visitors Center and Forestry Center at Mt St. Helens National Volcanic Monument; ride the Mt Rainier Rail Road and take in their Logging Museum; photo stop at the 105 year old Mineral Lake Lodge; “The Grotto” the National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother. Final Payment Date: April 21 2019 See Flyer

July 8 2019—July 14 20197 Days Mackinac Island and the Great State of Michigan ~~ Oregon West
The State of Michigan is blessed with the riches of unspoiled nature: the world’s longest freshwater coastline, lakes that feel like oceans, miles and miles of cherry orchards, some of the highest freshwater sand dunes in the world, and more than 100 lighthouses. Highlights: Lighthouse Boat Cruise; Shepler’s Mackinac Island scenic Ferry ride to Mackinac Island; Horse-Drawn Carriage tour of the island; Fort Mackinac; The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park; Music House Museum; Ford Rouge Factory Tour; Greenfield Village; the Henry Ford Museum. Final Payment Date: April 4 2019 See Flyer
July 15 2019—July 21 20197 Days Montreal and Quebec City ~~ Oregon West
Montreal is considered the cultural capital of Canada and is a cosmopolitan celebration of Québécois style. Riding around the cobblestone streets and grand buildings of Vieux-Montréal will give you a taste of European flavors. Québec City… is one of North America’s oldest and most magnificent settlements. Highlights: guided sightseeing cruise on St. Lawrence River; Montreal Tower; walking tour of Montreal’s Underground City; guided city tour of Quebec City; Montmorency Falls; Sainte Anne de Beaupre; a Traditional Sugar Shack Dinner; Notre Dame Basilica of Montreal. Final Payment Date: April 11 2019 See Flyer

July 31 2019—August 7 20198 Days Beautiful and Diverse Alaska ~~ Oregon West
Traveling in Alaska is like traveling to no other place on Earth. Highlights: train travel from Anchorage to Resurrection Bay in Seward; wildlife and glacier cruise; learn about the Kenai Fjords National Park; Resurrection River Valley; The Hotel Alyeska, Alaska’s premier resort; Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center; Alaska Railroad’s flagship train to Fairbanks; cruise the great rivers of Alaska; personalized tour of the Chena Indian Village. Call (503)585-3979 for waitlist availability See Flyer
August 18 2019—August 22 20195 Days Trail to the Redwood Coast ~~ Oregon West
Journey with to a place declared to be America’s most scenic country and home to the world’s tallest trees! Highlights: Tolly’s in Oakland; Hellgate Jetboat Excursion; scenic Redwood Coast Highway ; The Trees of Mystery; guide for the Redwood Forest; 75-minute narrated cruise of Humboldt Bay; Samoa Cookhouse; Brookings; Bandon; West Coast Game Park. Final Payment Date: May 16 2019 See Flyer

August 31 2019—September 5 20196 Days South Dakota, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse & More! ~~ Oregon West
Come explore a place steeped in history filled with sky-piercing granite peaks and unparalleled scenic beauty! Some Highlights: tour of Deadwood; Lunch at Kevin Costner’s restaurant Diamond Lil’s; Mount Rushmore; Crazy Horse Memorial; an exciting Buffalo Jeep Safari through Custer State Park; Rapid City and the Journey Museum; Bear Country USA; Wall Drug Store; A driving tour through Badlands National Park...and more! Final Payment Date: May 28 2019 See Flyer
September 20 2019—October 4 201915 Days The Art of Italy ~~ Oregon West
Home to some of the most famous structures in the world, including the Colosseum, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and more! Join us as we explore these World Heritage Sites from the perspective of art and architecture. A two-week celebration of the masters of Botticelli, Titian, Michelangelo and so many others. Final Payment Date: June 18 2019 See Flyer

October 12—October 17 20198 Days Maine ~~ Oregon West
From the iconic lighthouses perched along sparkling bays to Portland’s cobblestone streets boasting award-winning restaurants, a visit represents a true, authentic experience where the sights, sounds and tastes are sea-infused and historically rich. The Pine Tree State is famous for lobster and harvests most of the lobster in the U.S. Did you know Maine has 3,478 miles of coastline? That is more than California! Final Payment Date: July 11 2019 More Info
October 18—October 24 20197 Days Washington D.C. ~~ Oregon West
A powerful place! Washington DC grew up along the banks of the Potomac River, in a central location chosen by George Washington, to satisfy Northern and Southern interests. Pierre Charles L’Enfant fashioned the capital city with grand boulevards and ceremonial spaces. Since that time DC has evolved into a fascinating, lively world! Final Payment Date: August 15 2019 More Info