HELLO AGAIN, EVERYONE. Okay, okay, who’s had enough of this oppressive heat? I, for one, am certainly ready for fall!!! But heat or not, we have had some wonderful tours this entire year, specifically our very popular late spring/summer tours: Washington, D.C., 5-Day Amtrak Getaway, Zion National Park, Yellowstone National Park & Mt. Rushmore (oooh, the wildlife we saw) and our Mammoth Mountain Cooler in late July. Yes, it was a little warm “everywhere,” but the tours were terrific.
NEXT UP WILL BE OUR two-bus move to Laughlin, Nevada in late August, followed by our most popular tour for nearly 40 years: Eastern Canada/Fall Foliage (Sep and Oct departures). Then as fall approaches, we’ll be in Sedona, Arizona, Yosemite National Park and Grand Canyon National Park, all in October. A second Grand Canyon National Park departure (early November), San Francisco, our new and exciting Dallas/Branson/Memphis Extravaganza (30 reservations already!), Thanksgiving in Laughlin, several Hearst Castle at Christmastime departures, New York City at Christmastime and our annual New Year’s Eve Celebration in Lake Havasu will round out our year.
2019: BOY ARE WE EXCITED to be offering some NEW (and International) destinations. How about HAWAII in February 9-DAYS IN ITALY in April, HONG KONG & MACAU in May, LONDON & PARIS in June, perhaps a EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISE in July, IRELAND and possibly the CANADIAN ROCKIES in August and mainland CHINA in early September? Make sure you are passport-ready! And remember, early sign-ups and air ticketing A MUST on most of these tours.
WE GET LETTERS: We received a nice note on our late April Yosemite tour from Lamberto and Araceli S. of Brea, “…Jean once again is an excellent tour guide (with help from Robert)…Watching the newsletter closely….” Don M. of Sun Lakes, AZ, wrote us about his first trip with TTT on our June Amtrak Getaway, “I had a great time, met a lot of nice people, and was very impressed with the itinerary and all of the arrangements. All 3 hotels were excellent…it was a great getaway for me and I am already looking forward to my next trip….” Charlene S. of West Covina loved Zion, “The rock formations and colors were beautiful. I also really enjoyed the two nights of “Elvis Rocks Mesquite” shows! Another trip well-planned.” Guillermo & Charlene H. of Chino took time to write about Yellowstone, “…we really enjoyed ourselves and had such a good time, a nice trip, and recommend it to anybody. Jean and Robert were outstanding…very well-planned and good timing on everything.” Another note on Yellowstone from Mary W. & Chris M. of La Verne, “We really enjoyed our trip. The tour guides were excellent, the scenery was spectacular, the weather was great…” And lastly, two nice letters on Mammoth: Wayne & Valerie V. of Azusa, commented “…for us the highlight was visiting Manzanar-so much a part of our U.S. history. Jean gave a great tour…Also, thank you to Robert. Our bus driver was excellent and hope to have him again…” Linda R. of La Puente writes, “…how much I enjoyed my tour to Mammoth…Jean was excellent as usual. I hope to travel again…and trying to get more family members to go on these trips.” Many, many thanks to all of you for taking the time to write.
BUSINESS NOTE: A couple of changes are taking place at the Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino in Laughlin. The shows we offer at Don’s Celebrity Theatre will have to be reserved and paid for at least two weeks in advance. And as of 2019, they will implement a “Resort Fee” to cover (in all rooms) refrigerators, coffee makers, FREE Wi-Fi for two devices, in-room safes, etc. Thanks for understanding.
Wishing you a “cooler” end of summer and . . . . . . choose to be grateful.