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Tired of paying high-priced travel companies to see the world and yet you still seem to miss all the best adventures? Travel with me and we will travel on a budget yet we will see all of the best sites, do all of the adventures, and create memories of a lifetime. I am a retired single, and I am tired of traveling alone. We will be traveling in small groups of six or eight. This is a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE when booking with me. I DO NOT charge you $600 or more if you are traveling solo, but if you want a room to yourself let me know in advance. Your total cost will include absolutely everything, round-trip airline tickets, overnight accommodations, adventures, museums, concerts, airport transfers, bus tickets, rental cars, and anything else you can possibly imagine. Your trip cost does not include food or drinks. If you want to book your own airline ticket so you can earn points or use points, I am totally fine with that also. Do not wait, these trips will fill up very quickly. Price listed is estimated cost, actual price (usually within a $100.00 difference) will be listed one month prior to departure. When you chose to take one of my trips, a $100.00 deposit is required to hold your spot and the remaining balance must be paid within 4-6 weeks before travel date.

I am a fast paced person but do enjoy down time. I will make sure we see absolutely everything major in each city we attend. If at anytime you do not want to do a volcano climb, a bike tour, a museum or anything else, this is your vacation and you are free to do what you want so long as you are present when we move on to the next area.

Also, I am NOT a travel agent, and I will not be responsible if you miss your flight or get injured, WE ARE A GROUP OF FRIENDS, simply traveling together. Now should you get hurt...I will not leave you behind, I will help make all necessary arrangements to get you home, to and from a hospital or what ever else you may need because you are MY FRIEND!

One last note, I am very CHRISTIAN and whenever possible, wherever I am, I always try to check out a new service/mass on each Sunday of our vacations. You do not have to attend if you chose not to.

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Manatee Village Historical Park Tour & Lunch

Manatee Village Historical Park

There is no cost for this tour and afterwords we will enjoy lunch together at Pier 22 Restaurant, outside seating. Please make sure membership dues are paid About Our mission is to preserve and share the heritage of Manatee County’s founding period [masked]). ​ We do this through our museum exhibits and collection of historical and replica buildings. We have two permanent exhibits: "One Century Plus of Ranching in Manatee County" in the Wiggins General Store and "Life on the Florida Frontier" in the 1912 Settlers House. ​ In addition to our exhibits, we also host special events like lectures, book signings, festivals, workshops, and demonstrations.

Gamble Plantation Historic State Park Tour & Picnic

Gamble Plantation Historic State Park

Masks must be worn and membership dues must be paid. Tour cost: $6.00 (please pay by Venmo or zelle) Zelle: [masked] Venmo: @Julie-Bishop-48 Join us for a look back in time at what plantation life was like at the oldest building in Manatee County! You can escape the heat in our air-conditioned museum as well as experience what it was like to not have power in our historic 1840s Greek Revival style 10-room mansion by guided tour. The park boasts 17 acres of manicured lawns, a large pavilion and picnic area that are perfect for your next family reunion, wedding, fitness training, dog walking or reading a book. After the mansion tour we will go for a Geo walk and some of the beautiful 17 acres of land. After our walk picnic tables are available for use behind the mansion, where we will have a wonderful picnic together. Please provide your own food and drinks.

2021 Membership Dues Easy Pay

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Happy New Year I hope every one is well and that this year is starting out better than last. I am looking forward to an entire year of trips and events, I refuse to let COVID slow me down this year. I am very cautious as to where we travel and I abide by all the CDC regulations and recommendations. Our trip to Egypt was fabulous. I also am a stickler on wearing masks and using hand sanitizer. I have been told by many that I am the "busiest" group on Meetup and I plan on staying that way. For the past year I have absorbed a lot of expenses through cancellations, paper, ink, hours spent, supplies, gas, and so much more. This year I am charging a membership of $25.00 per year and this must be paid before you can join any event or vacation. Any money left over at the end of the year will go into the year end raffle. Please RSVP on this event if you have paid your DUES. These are the ways you can pay: 1. Cash in person 2. Pay at next event 3. Zelle: [masked] 4. Venmo: @Julie-Bishop-48 5. PayPal: [masked] 6. Mail a check Julie Bishop 3511 Cockatoo drive NPR, FL 34652

Super Bowl party


Come watch the Super Bowl on my 85 inch ultra 4D High definition television. This will be an event to remember! Please remember membership dues must be paid. Everybody bring a dish to share and my grill and oven will also be available to use. Come and enjoy my beautiful paradise with an inground swimming pool and Jacuzzi. You are welcome to bring whatever it is you like to drink whether it be a soda, beer or alcohol.

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Online Zoom Talk about US Travels

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