LEADER: MARY ELLEN WEST CO-LEADER: BETTE HACK
Join Lucille McKenzie, local historian, as we drive by historic homes of Eugene with guided visits at the Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House and the Hope Mausoleum (located at the Masonic Cemetery). Lunch (your cost) in an old train car at the Oregon Electric Station, a historic landmark. At 2 p.m. we will tour The Register Guard facility. The tour takes 90 minutes, all walking If you prefer not to participate at the Register Guard , PLEASE notify the Reservations Person when you sign up. Those who prefer to end the day at 2 p.m. will be dropped of at Shopko. Shuttle service will be provided to return you to Shopko after the tour. (4 p.m.)
COST: $24 Member, $26 Non member. DUE MARCH 21
LEADER: RAY JENSEN
Our route: I-5 to Tualatin for rest stop, then across the Columbia River to the new Captain Wm. Clark Park at Cottonwood Beach in Washougal, where the Expedition camped March 31–April 5, 1806.
Arrive by noon for our sack lunch (inside or outside) at the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center. Next a monolog by Merna deBolt who will present her interpretation of Lucy Marks, in costume. There will be plenty of time to enjoy the entire center. There are a wide variety of displays , some world renown. Our return route: over the Bridge of the Gods; maybe a stop at Multnomah Falls or Bonneville Dam. Back I-5 and in Eugene by 6 p.m.
COST: $38 Member $40 Non member DUE MARCH 31
LEADER: MARY ELLEN WEST CO-LEADER: RAY JENSEN
The Historic Thompson’s Grist Mill is being restored and is opening to the public this spring. It is now a state park. Our guides will be Glen Harrison, a Linn County and Oregon Trail guru, a state park staff person and a mill owners descendent. We will then proceed to Brownsville. We will lunch (your cost) in the oldest commercial building in Brownsville. After lunch the Linn County Historical Museum people will provide a museum tour, a visit to the elegant Moyer House and a bus tour of the historic town of Brownsville (Pretend you are in a horse drawn carriage). Then we will return over backroads to Eugene by 5 p.m.
COST: $33 Members, $35 Non members DUE APRIL 18
LEADER: RAY JENSEN CO-LEADER: VERNA KOCKEN
We will travel South on I-5 through Oakland, then to the Melrose District, the Melqua Road (Cleveland Rapids) and then to the Henry Estate Winery (coffee break) on the site of the old Fort McKay where the the Calapooya Creek enters the Umpqua River. Then the twisty scenic Tyee Road along the River to Elkton. Go west on Hwy #34 to Scottsburg with our sack lunch in the Myrtlewood Grove at Scottsburg County Park In the early afternoon we will stop at the Dean Creek Elk Viewing area. Then to the Umpqua Discovery Center which features a new $1.2 million exhibit “Pathways to Discovery-Exploring Tidewater Country.” Afterwards we may go to the Dunes Visitor Center or the Lighthouse. Our return trip will be north on Hwy 101 to Florence (ice cream) and return to Eugene by 6 p.m. Note: At one time there really was a county of Umpqua. Come aboard for some history, great scenery and more.
COST: $29 Member $31 Non member DUE APRIL 30
LEADER: LIZ REANIER CO-LEADER: DON PAYNE
This is an abbreviated itinerary. We will travel I-5 to Redding the first day with a big stop to check out the Mt. Shasta area. Then the second day will be a long drive to Yosemite. Lodging at Yosemite will be at the east end of Yosemite Valley at Curry Village which lies directly below Glacier Point. These accommodations are tent cabins which means there is a wooden floor and lower sides and a tent for the cover. No running water or toilets in cabins. Each cabin sleeps, two. You will have your own iron bed, mattress, pillow, and linens included. Details later. Toilets and showers are centrally located. My friend found them quite nice this past summer. You will have a bear proof storage unit for your possessions. There are a number of food options in the village. There are free shuttles available everywhere. You will not be allowed food coolers in the park. You will need to provide all meals and personal expense money.
We plan to schedule a guided tour of the park for one day of your stay in the park and a bus tour to the Mariposa Grove of Sequoias the other day. Remainder of time you may chose mini group activities or go it on your own. If you are a hiker, there are plenty of opportunities you may arrange. Plan for a hiking buddy. Or go on ranger led hikes. Questions- call Liz. Yosemite is inspiring, sensational scenery, lots to see. We scheduled this trip to avoid the extreme heat of the summer.
We will leave the park on day 5 traveling back to La Quinta Inn in Redding for 2 more nights stay. Routing will depend on weather and if roads are open. Day 6 we will make a round trip to Mt. Lassen and day 7 we will head for home. There will be lots of stops to rest, lunch, take pictures, take in the views.
COST $600 Member $614 Non member DEPOSIT NOW! $125, There is a non-refundable cancellations fee of $25. Your need your GOLDEN AGE PASS or you pay $20 extra for park fees. If you are 62 years of age or older you qualify for a pass. If you do not have one, and qualify, Liz will take you to BLM for one Just call her.
Partial Payment $275 Due April 2 and Balance due on May 1
LEADER: RICK AHRENS CO-LEADER: LIZ REANIER
We will travel Hwys 99W and 101 to Newport where we’ll visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium with sea otters, a wonderful walk through aviary of seabirds and of course the Passages of the Deep exhibit where you can walk through the acrylic tunnel and view fish, sharks and other sea life. We will lunch at the Aquarium, your cost. Then we will head to Yaquina Head and stop at a very nice museum on coastal history and wildlife. Then we will go out to the lighthouse where we'll be able to view a colony of over 25,000 nesting seabirds just offshore. Bring your binoculars and dress for the weather. On the way over Rick Ahrens will give a talk on the natural history of the Oregon Coast.
COST: $40 Members $42 Non members DUE JUNE 1
LEADER: RAY JENSEN CO-LEADER: LIZ REANIER
We will travel south on I-5 to the Wolf Creek turnoff for the Galice-Rogue By-way where we will have several stops. We will have our picnic lunch at Indian Mary Park. Then to WILDLIFE IMAGES for a 1:30 p.m. guided tour, which begins at their gift shop. We will see grizzlies, bobcats, the Eagle flight enclosure and other birds, a timber wolf and more. This is a 24 acre complex in natural habitat on the Rouge River west of Grants Pass.
We will return home via Merlin or Grants Pass with ice cream at Rice Hill.
COST: $34 Members $36 Nonmembers DUE JUNE 23
LEADER: JOHN MCMANIGAL CO-LEADER: RAY JENSEN
We will leave SHOPKO parking lot at 8am. We will drive directly to the Brooks turnoff, with perhaps a stop at the Santiam River Rest Stop. Since this is such a short drive, there will be no coffee break.. The Steam Up is a big show featuring authentic vintage farm machinery in action and much more. A truck museum, cat museum, log sawing, a railroad, & a tractor pull. There is a grand review parade around the whole area. There is a miniature train that takes passengers. There are many places to buy food at reasonable prices , but you could bring your own. Other activities open all day are Country Store with flour milling, flea market, swap meet, and blacksmith shop. Return home by 5 p.m.
COST: $29 Members $31 Non members DUE JULY 21
LEADER: RICK AHRENS CO-LEADER: LIZ REANIER
Join us for a beautiful summer day at the zoo. On the way to Portland, Rick Ahrens a former zookeeper, will give a talk on the history of zoos and be available to answer questions. Many like to follow him around the zoo for all the additional info. If you have not been to the Oregon Zoo for a few years, there are several new exhibits to see. Be sure not to miss the bird program at the amphitheater, with several of the flying raptors. Of course you can go around on your own and if you tire there are golf carts you can catch from one area to the next. There are food services around the park. (Your cost).
COST: $30 member, $32 Non member DUE JULY 20
LEADERS: BARBARA & PAUL BEARD, EWART BALDWIN
WE WILL BE LOADING AT SHOPKO AT 7:15 FOR A 7:30 A.M. DEPARTURE.
We will be traveling I-5 to HWY 42 to reach the Rogue River. Bring your sack lunch. After lunch we will board the jet boat for an exciting ride up The Rogue, one of the last untouched rivers in the West. We will have dinner at the historic LUCAS LODGE (dinner included) arriving at Gold Beach by dusk. Lodging will be in Gold Beach.
Day 2- We will have breakfast provided at our motel then board the bus for our trek south along the coast. Our first sighting of the redwoods will be on the Chetco River. We will tour Brookings Harbor with you lunch along the harbor. After lunch we will travel into California arriving in the heart of the redwoods for a tour and gondola ride at Trees of Mystery (Klamath), The gondola ride is over the redwoods with great views from atop the mountain. Your lodging will be at The Trees of Mystery. Dinner is your cost.
Day 3- After breakfast (included) we will board the bus for our trip north through redwoods coming into Oregon on Hwy 199 stopping at the historic Wolf Creek Inn for lunch (provided). Then I-5 to Eugene by 6:30 p.m.
Come join us for some new sights, sounds and smells, fresh clear mountain air, and wonderful ocean breezes.
Note: A complete itinerary will be provided riders after a thorough scouting trip tells us how the rains and snow of winter have altered the highways.
Your only costs are one lunch and one dinner. Bring your Golden Age Pass.
COSTS: $300 Members $306 Non members $50 Deposit due NOW!
LEADERS: DON AND BARBARA PAYNE CO-LEADER: LIZ REANIER
A spectacular scenic long days ride to Mt. Hood via I-5 to Salem, coffee break at Stayton City Park, view point in Sandy (Jonsrud’s Vista) then on to Mt. Hood. You will be served a sit down lunch at Timberline( cost included). After a relaxing lunch we will continue our loop on Hwy 26 to Warm Springs and a stop at the museum (cost included). On our final leg of the trip home we will stop at Crooked River Gorge then thru Terrebone to Sisters and home by 7:30 p.m. A great farewell to summer.
COST: $62 Members $64 Non member DUE SEPT 21
LEADER: BETTE HACK CO-LEADER: LIZ REANIER
We will drive around several color filled areas of Eugene, have a coffee break at a local park then head south on Willamette taking in the Spencer Butte Park and then Fox Hollow Road and connect with the Lorane Highway driving out to the King Estates for lunch (price included). We will leave approximately 1:30 for the Cottage Grove area and all the covered bridges along the route from Dorena Dam, Diston and Culp Creek. Home by 6 p.m.
COST: $42 Members $44 Non members DUE SEPT 25
LEADER: LIZ REANIER COLEADER: RICK AHRENS
We will leave SHOPKOP at NOON, driving I-5, Drain. Elkton to Reedsport. Then Hwy 101 to Shore Acres turn off. Weather permitting we'll go just beyond Shore Acres to Simpson Reef Overlook and view the California Sea Lions and Harbor Seals hauled out on an offshore island. Rick will also talk about the Northern Elephant Seals that haul out and have their pups here early in January. Rick will talk about them on the way over and share his knowledge viewing them. We will arrive at Shore Acres by 4pm, when the lights go on. Everyone will enjoy strolling around enjoying the sights and hopefully a beautiful sunset. We will reboard the bus at 6pm for a sit down dinner, to be arranged at your cost. After dinner we will return to Eugene approximately 10:30pm. Riders will be PROVIDED TRANSPORTATION for this trip, just LET REGISTRAR KNOW.
COST: $30 MEMBER $32 NON MEMBERS DUE NOV 1
BUS COMMITTEE OFFICERS: Liz Reanier, Chairman, Bette Hack, Secretary, Ben Jeffries, Treasurer, Lenore McManigal, Auditor, Rick Ahrens, Ethel Allen, Ewart Baldwin, Barbara Beard, Paul Beard, Patricia Bitner, Mary Lee Cheadle, Evelyn Hile, Pat Jeffries, Ray Jensen, Rosella Jones, Verna Kocken, Barbara Payne, Don Payne, Janet Speelman, Richard Speelman, Mary Ellen West, Vera Wolley.