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 remaining dates for 2019 are:  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.

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

November 8 2019—November 11 20194 Days "Ashland’s Culinary Festival ~~ Oregon West
We’ll head to one of our favorite places to take in their 13th Annual Culinary Festival… Ashland! Have you heard of the shows Chopped or Top Chef? Talented chiefs compete with one another testing their skills and competing for prizes. Many view their experience inside the ring as so integral to their development as professionals that they are now shepherding younger chefs and mixologists into the arena. Oh… and we’ll also take in some top-notch entertainment that Ashland is famous for! Final Payment Date: August 8 2019 More Info...

December 4 2019—December 10 20197 Days "Charleston & Myrtle Beach ~~ Oregon West
Charleston… Known for its rich history, well-preserved architecture, distinguished restaurants, and hospitable people. It has received numerous accolades, including “America’s Most Friendly City and in 2013 and 2014 “the most polite and hospitable city in America” In 2016, Charleston was ranked the “World’s Best City”! Myrtle Beach… Take in a foot-stomping show at the Carolina Opry. Mingle with the fishermen of Springmaid Pier, then stop for ice cream along the boardwalk. Shop and dine at one of the area’s many entertainment complexes, or simply explore the many beaches of the Grand Strand – all with a personality of their own. Final Payment Date: September 26 2019 More Info...
December 16 2019—December 18 20193 Days "Shore Acres Christmas Holiday ~~ Oregon West
Experience the beauty of winter landscapes, exciting attractions, and something unique. This is an ABSOLUTE MUST SEE!! It is an experience that will be sure to set the mood for the entire Christmas season. Final Payment Date: October 24 2019 More Info...

2020 Trips and Tours

January 16 ~ 20, 2020 Snow-Coach Through Yellowstone ~~ Oregon West
Snow-coach through YellowstoneEven if you have been through Yellowstone Park a dozen times in the summer, Yellowstone’s unique winter environment should not be missed! Visitor statistics show that snow-coach tours are quickly becoming the most popular way to visit Yellowstone. A combination of great comfort, commanding views, and an opportunity to learn about the park, are inspiring more people to visit during the winter. See Flyer

February 25 ~ 29, 2020 Tucson Arizona ~~ Oregon West
With 350 days of sunshine a year… Tucson is the place to vacation! A bit off the beaten path… Tucson’s unique attractions beckon you to discover and explore… The beauty of the Sonoran Desert is what first pulls you in… then surprises you at how verdant and diverse a living desert can be, truly an oasis from the unoriginal and pretentious… Let Tucson inspire the free spirit in you! See Flyer

March 2 - 4, 2020 Absolutely ASHLAND! ~~ Oregon West
We invite you to experience Ashland… the colors of the seasons, the taste of the cuisine, the comfort and personal feel of the town. Nestled at the convergence of the Cascade and Siskiyou Mountain ranges, Ashland offers year-round cultural, culinary and outdoor opportunities for everyone. Make Ashland the destination for your next adventure! See Flyer
March 11 - 16, 2020 San Antonio, Austin and the Hill Country ~~ Oregon West
Capture the spirit of Texas in San Antonio! Uncover centuries of history… dine on fabulous cuisine… visit the beautiful Texas Hill Country… and tour fascinating Austin. Relax and enjoy a true vacation! See Flyer

April 6 - 11, 2020 Music & More in Tennessee ~~ Oregon West
Grab your friends for a toe-tapping experience in Tennessee… It’s contribution to American music is essential! Nashville –  home to the Grand Ole Opry, it bears the nickname “Music City, U.S.A.” By the 1950s, the city’s record labels dominated with slick pop-country… Memphis – the “Birthplace of the Blues” and “Rock & Roll”… W.C. Handy wrote the first commercially successful blues song, “St. Louis Blues”, in a bar on Beale Street. In 1952, Sam Phillips started Sun Records, an early rock & roll and blues label. Among the artists were Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, and more! See Flyer
April 19 - 24, 2020
Crashing waves, rolling fog, sheer rocky cliffs, and pleasant bends and curves make a trip along the California Coast one unforgettable experience… This is some of the most beautiful coastline in the world! After the stunning natural beauty of Big Sur, comes the former port of San Simeon and one of the most opulent houses ever built; Hearst Castle. Built between 1922 and 1947, it was the glamorous retreat of the media magnate William Randolph Hearst, who entertained famous movie stars and politicians here See Flyer

May 13 - 15, 2020
Astoria is gritty and likes it that way. But that rustic exterior is just a cover for the many enchanting dichotomies you’ll find waiting around the corner. Here, fisherman are poets, loggers drink espresso, and Main Street welcomes both the nouveau gallery and the five n’ dime. For Astoria, it’s about character, and it’s also about characters: the people who call this place home with a passion that borders on evangelical. The skipper who challenges the same mighty river his great grandfather once fished; the artist who migrated here in search of a new palette; the hotelier who resurrected a once-bustling pier. See Flyer