WALT DISNEYS HOMETOWN, MUSEUM, DREAMING TREE!!! 5-20 update

(I'M SAD TO REPORT, BUT I'VE BEEN INFORMED THE DREAMING TREE IS ALL BUT DEAD. A VICTIM OF LIGHTNING STRIKES, ITS NO LONGER THE MASSIVE COTTONWOOD I REMEMBER. A DECENDANT SAPLING HAS BEE PLANTED NEXT TO IT, SO SOME OF IT LIVES ON...

AND YES THE TRIP IS STILL ON. THE MUSEUM, TOWN, LUNCH AND PLAY BARN ARE STILL WORTH THE TRIP. HI HO HI HO OFF TO MARCELINE WE GO!!!

yes I'm a Disney freak :) and this is like going to Graceland for Elvis. Besides a Disney museum, $5, this Mayberry type town was Walt's inspiration for the main streets at his parks. BUT...ONE OF THE COOLEST THINGS I'VE EVER SEEN, is his dreaming tree!!! My kids and I hugged it. The look on their faces when we read the plack on it. As a child he would climb it and sit for hours dreaming...You know how those turned out. He changed the world. Also is a barn where he and siblings put on plays. Visitors can leave messages on the walls. Meet time there is 10 am. Carpools from Barry Rd Hyvee at 7:45 am.  (WE WILL LUNCH ON MAINSTREET AT SUZIE Q'S DINER. WE HAVE A ROOM ALL TO OURSELVES)

ALSO, WHEN PURCHASING TICKETS AT MUSEUM, MENTION OUR GROUP NAME......LADIES WILL RECEIVE A FREE GIFT WITH TICKET :)!!!


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  • Rich R.

    Pictures!!!

    June 8

  • Rich R.

    Great pic Sheila!!!

    June 8

  • Donna O.

    Sorry I didn't get to go my mother inlaw past away unexpectly but I hope to go on the next trip. I do have some interesting facts I found out about the Disney site. The tree has been hit by lightning and only a small part of it remains. There is, however, a new sapling that was planted from the seeds of the Dreaming Tree. I know someone here mentioned the tree was hit by lighting.earlier in comments. The old Disney farm is now owned by a former Mouseketeer who got the tree placed on the National Register of Historic Trees and sells its seeds and saplings on line.

    June 1

    • Rich R.

      Thanks for information Donna.

      June 1

  • Carol B.

    Fun trip - thanks Rich.

    May 26

  • Rich R.

    Another great day in MOKANLAND!

    May 26

  • Paula A.

    We had a great time! So glad I joined the group. Delighted to meet so many of you. I look forward to the Topeka trip.

    2 · May 25

  • Beverly S.

    What a fun day. Thank you for all your planning, Rich, AND for the roses. You thought of everything.

    1 · May 24

    • Sharon

      My thoughts exactly! Enjoying my rose on the table. Enjoyed my meal. Great day, despite my knee chosing to act up!

      2 · May 25

  • patty k.

    This was my first meetup with this group. It was wonderful. The people were so friendly & Rich did an amazing job organizing this day trip. The roses were a real bonus, thank you, Rich. The ladies in the museum who did the presentations were actually swooning! Thank you Melody for driving! Great day! Cannot wait for the next trip.
    Patty Killoy

    3 · May 25

  • Melody K.

    This was wonderful. The tour of museum was very informative. The Suzie q cafe had great food. Thank you Rich for organizing this trip!

    2 · May 25

  • Pam

    So much fun all around! Great group of people to spend the day with!

    2 · May 24

  • Vivian

    Great, another perfect adventure with great people!

    1 · May 24

  • Vic

    I will be at the Hyvee on Barry Road as listed in the meeting description.

    I have room for three passengers.

    1 · May 23

    • Rich R.

      Ok Vic 7:45 am.

      May 23

    • Vic

      See you there, Rich

      May 23

  • Carol B.

    Last minute decision to go. I meet the gang there.

    May 23

  • Rich R.

    Bring your name tags if you got em. I'll bring more for those without.

    May 22

    • Candy T.

      Hi rich hope you got my message that I cannot attend because my father is in the hospital in Kentucky and I may be traveling to kentucky on sat sorry

      May 22

    • Rich R.

      Best wishes Candy.

      May 23

  • Karen W.

    I think Diner sounds good too.

    1 · May 13

    • Vivian

      ok, rich wants to leave around 7

      May 22

    • Vivian

      7:45 am at the HyVee on Barry Road. I drive a Silver Mitsubishi Outlander Sport...see you then :)

      May 22

  • Vivian

    i have my name tag

    1 · May 22

  • Maryann K.

    I found my name tag! It was in the purse I am going to take on Saturday!

    1 · May 22

  • Maryann K.

    Rich, will you be bringing name tags for us again? I seem to have misplaced mine :(

    1 · May 21

  • Michelle

    Vivian... I'm changing my rsvp. Sorry 4 the last minute changes.

    May 20

  • Beverly S.

    Sharon, you'll be at my house @ 7:30, Carol and Maryann will meet us @ 7:40 @ Target. Everybody in?

    May 20

    • Maryann K.

      I am in! See you at 7:40 at Target :)

      May 21

    • Sharon

      yes, planning to be at your place by 7:30.

      May 21

  • Stephanie

    So I'm late to the party but would love to join a carpool or offer to extend one-I have an Escape that can fit 5 really so if one of the joco carpools has space or could expand to my car I could drive. Thanks for letting me join

    May 18

    • Stephanie

      Anna I had to change to a no-have family coming to town for the weekend. Catch you the next time. Hopefully you can catch a ride with someone else

      May 20

    • bananna

      ok, thanks Stephanie for letting me know.

      May 20

  • Rich R.

    Updated meet spot, ticket info...Seeya soon Trippers!

    1 · May 14

    • Candy T.

      What time and where are we meeting to leave for this trip ? I seem to remember somewhere north near zona rosa

      May 20

    • Rich R.

      Candy you still riding w me, Pam and Susan? I need to know quick. Meet spot above...HyVee.

      May 20

  • Maryann K.

    Has anyone been watching the weather for our trip to Marceline? The weather says 65% chance of thunderstorms here in town and the same in Marceline. I worry about thunderstorms here as they sometimes spawn tornados :( Will this be rain or shine, Rich?

    May 17

    • Rich R.

      rain or shine, yes we are going.

      May 17

    • Maryann K.

      Looking forward to it, rain or shine then :)

      May 20

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I'm not going to be able to make this event, but I'm really looking forward to the Cave/HaHa event. Have fun everyone, see you all next time! :)

    1 · May 20

  • Morric Bruce H.

    I think I'm going to be attending a different event instead. Sorry but a free concert at a Castle in Kc, that I discovered some time ago, is too awesome to pass up.

    May 20

  • Rich R.

    TREE UPDATED.

    May 20

  • Merilee

    Will see you all at 10am at the museum.

    1 · May 19

  • Alice H.

    Sorry, can't make it. Would love to go, but...

    May 19

  • patty k.

    Melody, Sounds great. See you at 7:30 Price Chopper next Sat. Patty Killoy

    May 16

  • Melody K.

    I googled the address today and from Overland Park area it takes 2 1/2 hours to get to Marceline. So I am asking Lynn and Patty to be at the Price Chopper at 87th and Antioch in Overland Park at the door that faces Antioch at 7:30 so we can just leave directly from there to head to Marceline. I drive a 2007 Hyundai Sonata Teal color. I am looking forward to this outing and meeting some new friends and sharing the day together.

    1 · May 16

  • Michelle

    Do we need 2 purchase tickets b4 the trip?

    May 14

  • Beverly S.

    I will just go directly to Marceline, forego meeting at Zona Rosa. So we will plan to meetup at the museum at 10:00. Passenger Carol and Maryann, could you meet me at Target in Mission about 7:40 am? Sharon is coming to my house at 7:30. The address of Target is 6100 Broadmoor. Turn east off of Metcalf at 61st St, you'll see it. I have a red Civic, we'll meet towards the Metcalf side of the pkg lot. My # is[masked]

    1 · May 14

    • Maryann K.

      I will meet you at 7:40 am at Target. My cell phone number is (913)[masked]

      May 15

  • A former member
    A former member

    Melody, just confirming that I'm still riding with you and Bill. I live just off of 75th in Shawnee, so I can either meet you at Zona, or I could meet you near wherever you are getting onto the interstate (I-35?) down near where you live in O.P. Text me. Thanks! :)

    May 14

  • Beverly S.

    Haven't chosen a mtg place yet. I'll work on that today. I think I have everyone's location.

    May 14

    • A former member
      A former member

      Bev, Since this week-end is Memorial week-end my husband has decided to take a trip home to Indiana....so won't be able to make this event. Thanks for being willing to drive. Now you have an empty seat!!! Hope to see you soon!

      May 14

    • Beverly S.

      Sorry you'll miss this fun day. Be safe and have a good holiday wkend, hope to meetup with you soon

      May 14

  • Sharon

    Rich, for our carpool drivers like Beverly, Michelle, and Melody, has a recommended route been suggested? Beverly - do you have a suggestion where your riding buddies should meet you?

    May 13

    • Rich R.

      Yes Sharon. I-35 N to 36 E to 5 S. 120 miles. We are meeting at Barry Rd HyVee across fr St Lukes N.

      May 14

  • Maryann K.

    I am just curious about when we will be getting back home after this fantastic trip!

    May 14

  • Rich R.

    I have room for 3 to carpool. Talked to museum and will post new info later today. Got a lead on a diner that can hold our group. TAKING VOTES...DINER OR PICNIC AT PARK NEXT TO MUSEUM???

    May 13

    • Melody K.

      We vote for diner!

      1 · May 13

    • Sharon

      Diner. Especially with folks carpooling, I think that would be easier than trying to bring along picnic items.

      1 · May 13

  • patty k.

    I vote diner. Patty K

    1 · May 13

  • Carol S.

    We cannot make it after all. I heard the town has a festival there the 3rd Saturday in September called Toonfest!

    May 13

  • Beverly S.

    Diner sounds good

    1 · May 13

  • Michelle

    So has everyone gotten the carpools figured out? Wanna make sure no one gets left behind due to not having a ride.

    1 · May 13

    • Susan

      I'm still looking for a spot. I am by Zona Rosa if anyone leaving from there has room for one more. Thanks!

      May 13

  • Karen W.

    I'm looking forward to meeting everyone. It's going to be a fun road trip!

    1 · May 13

  • Michelle

    I live up north... need a carpool?

    April 12

    • Karen W.

      Sounds great! Would love too!

      May 12

    • Susan

      Do you ladies have room for one more? I am close to Zona Rosa and would love to carpool with you.

      May 12

  • Rich R.

    Will post more, but for now...Its approx 110 miles. I-35 North to 36 East to 5 South.

    May 12

  • Beverly S.

    I am so confused ! Sorry Sharon, I don't think I did get back with you. I tho't I had Karen and Marva, now it sounds like Ihave no riders. So I Iam putting out a plea to anyone who said they were riding with me and are still going, please let me know. Sharon, it looks like I should have room.

    1 · May 11

    • patty k.

      Guess. You forgot that I am riding with you & your boy friend. Patty killoy

      May 12

    • Melody K.

      Patty you are riding with me. Melody Kemper and my boyfriend I thought. Sorry if there is confusion

      May 12

  • Beverly S.

    As long as we don't have 2 many long legs, I think we can do it. Doors are closed now tho'. I'll look back thru the comments, figure where everyone is located and choose a mtg place. I have met Carol @ Sylvester Powell CC & that wrkd well. Comments?

    May 12

  • Beverly S.

    I can drive, can take 3 passengers. I live near 75th/Metcalf. Can mt @ my house or a convenient locale. Shall I plan on Karen and Marva?

    1 · March 25

    • Maryann K.

      That is great! I also have a Honda Civic!

      April 13

    • Sharon

      As I commented above, I'll plan to ride with you and chip in for gas.

      May 12

  • Rich R.

    will add new info soon. drive time, directions, carpool info...thank you for your patience.

    May 11

  • Lisa E.

    Something has come up and I have to go out of town this weekend. Bummed I can't go..

    May 6

  • Rich R.

    I will update this meetup this weekend after Fort Osage trip.

    May 5

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