on 7/15/05 Colorado Tour:
Link to Excel file with itinerary
The message below, from Judy Wood is self explanatory.
Since we can't phone in with our individual credit cards, perhaps the best way
to handle this with such a short operating window, is to mail a club check and
have the members reimburse the club. Please follow these steps >>>>
1) mail a check to Virgil Jackson for $119.90 for two
tickets for the Champaign lunch and train ride. Virgil's address is 10417 E.
Charter Oak Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85259 [ we all need to do this right away or
we'll piss off the Treasurer :-) ]
2) Go to this web site, http://www.royalgorgeroute.com/lunchtrain.htm
make your lunch selection and email it to Judy wood at F_Wood2000@yahoo.com
(please email me a copy at firstname.lastname@example.org) Please include your first and last
names so Judy can identify with the list.
3) Virgil will mail a club check made out to Judy Wood in
the amount of $1438.80. ($59.95 x 24) This also covers the two tickets for the
Woods but they have to be included in our group. The Woods will reimburse the
club through step # 2 above. Judy's mailing address is 5401 County Road Salida,
3) time is of the essence due to the deadline of June 17th
this is the list of participants
Please contact me if there are any questions on any of
this. Thanks, Paul
Hi Paul, We are still compiling info to send to you and
should have the rest by morning. The hotel will be The Comfort Inn, their group
person will call me in the morning and I will block the rooms. They still had
plenty available today, and the rate should be about $89.00, or less per person.
Their number is 719-539-5000. The river rafting trip will be with Arkansas River
Tours, the breakdown is: Class 3 Water (not so rough) out of Brown's Canyon 1/2
Day - $39.78 per person Full Day - $68.15 per person
Class 4 Water - Royal Gorge 1/2 Day - $51.15 Full Day -
$84.31 This includes all Tax
The train trip at the Royal Gorge is the Royal Gorge
Route, their website is royal gorge route.com, is $59.95 per person for the
lunch trip which leaves at 12:30 PM and is 24 miles, a 2 to 2 1/2 hour trip.
Check out the menu on the web, it looks fantastic, the coaches have been
refurbished. They require 1/2 down to book the group, so you can let us know on
We are checking out the restaurants, and are going to scan
those menus and e-mail that info to you tomorrow. On the day when some people
may be rafting and some shopping, there are many art galleries, Antique shops,
gift shops ect just in the Historic Downtown Area. Also, there is the Hot
Springs Pool, if some people want to swim, or hiking or the horseback riding
rates are $65.00 per person for 4 hour trips. We will include more info in the
morning when Frank gets it compiled.
We are looking so forward to being with all of you, it
should be a great time had by all.
Thanks Judy & Frank
I made contact today with Frank Woods in Salida. He is in
process of getting us the best rates at a couple different hotels in Salida for
the 3 nights we will be there. He expects to tie it down in the next few days
and report back to me with the best selection of amenities and price. Then we
can call in individually and secure our reservations.
Frank suggested 3 different activities that may be of
interest to some or all of our group. As I look over our list of 12
participants, I think I can fairly accurately predict what will be of interest
to whom and apply the appropriate head count for each of 3 activities.
1) horse back riding (my guess is maybe 1 couple who
probably wouldn't want to go alone anyway) 2) river rafting, either full day or
1/2 day (my guess is 3 couples) 3 Scenic train ride through Royal Gorge 1/2 day
Frank will overnight with us in Durango on Friday the 15th
and lead the drive to Salida Saturday morning. Since he knows the area so well,
we'll be sure not to miss anything of interest.
Frank and I discussed the following agenda but nothing is
sealed in concrete. Saturday 7/16 >>>>>> driving fun roads and
visiting shops in the general area. Group dinner in PM Sunday 7/17
>>>>>>>choice of river rafting, horse back riding,
"tourist trapping" or driving more scenic roads. Each couple makes
their own choice. Monday 7/18 >>>>>>>> is best for the
train ride because most of the tourist will be doing it on the weekend. In
conjunction with the train ride is a one hour drive from Salida to the train
depot through a very scenic area. After the train ride, time permitting, there
is more scenic driving available in the same area as long as we're up to it.
I am in contact with the Hampton in for our stay on the
evening of Friday July15th. I'm waiting for the "big wig" to call me
back with the reduced rates for special groups like ours.
Looks like things are coming together. Frank suggested an
Italian restaurant in Montrose for lunch on Saturday. He has eaten there a few
times and says it's great but couldn't remember the name offhand. Michael Dunn
has the assignment for lunch on the 16 th and may want to consult with Frank
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