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Los Angeles starting point for The Orient Express
This event has embarked. But do not despair!! We are going to redux Sept 7th https://www.meetup.com/IWantToDoThat/events/260156821/ Meetup on The Orient Express!!!! The Orient Express, . . . you have heard it many times. The romance, the mystery, the adventure!! Of course with the opulence too! This trip brings back the romance and adventure of train travel, along with the mystery of new cities and countries. Brought back in a special way; adding value and removing inflated expense of excessive opulence by replacing it with service and contemporary refinement. The journey will mirror the original Orient Express route and go from Paris to Istanbul. You will visit Paris, Venice, Vienna, Prague, Budapest and Istanbul. The trip starts in Paris and has a full two days there. Also staying two full days in Vienna, 1 ½ days in Budapest, with full days in Venice, Prague, and Istanbul. Guided tours in each city, and one meal a day are also included! Included additionally are many other options and extras. We travel as a group, and also have the flexibility of hop-on, hop-off tours and museum passes with "skip the line" option so you enjoy a complete independence. You are free to do your own thing, cater to your special interests, visit other sights and locations in the cities. You can do it independently, or you can join new friends traveling with you, and do it together. The idea is come alone, meet new like-minded people and make lifelong memories...without being stuck with the "one size fits all" tour formula. Here is a basic thumbnail: ** Paris for two full days. * Night Train Paris to Venice **Venice for a full day * Night Train Venice to Vienna **Vienna for two full days * Night Train Vienna to Prague ** Prague for a full day * Night Train Prague to Budapest ** Budapest for two (almost full) days * Late flight Budapest to Istanbul ** Istanbul for full day. * Hotels nights in Paris, Vienna, Budapest and Istanbul What was The Orient Express? And why re-create it? The Orient Express was long-distance passenger train service that began in 1883 with the original endpoints being Paris to Istanbul. In Istanbul the Pera Palace Hotel was built in 1892 as the accommodations at the terminus. And we are staying in it!!! Although the original. The name became synonymous with intrigue and was a showcase of luxury with comfort at a time when traveling was still rough and dangerous. The route changed many times, and was eventually shortened to Bucharest, then later shortened to Budapest as the endpoint. And again shortened to either Venice or Vienna. By 2007 The Orient Express was only Paris to Strasbourg, and in 2009 stopped service altogether. So the real Orient Express is but a memory. There is a price for opulent luxury, . . . and we are not paying it. With this trip, we visit more cities, with guided tours included in each, a meal a day, as well as all transfers and hotels with concierge quality service. Give in to the lure of the rails with adventure, tempered with value resulting in memories of a lifetime. EVERY aspect of this trip is epic. Visit picturesque and storied cities Paris, Venice, Vienna, Prague, Budapest and Istanbul. Enjoy four night trains and experience the enchantment of the rails. We are even staying in the original destination of Pera Palace Hotel in Istanbul with it's grandeur and opulence. All the details are taken care of so all you have to do is join in & revel in the magic of all the places we are traveling to. In the end you will have visited 6 countries: France, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Turkey! Includes: all trains all accommodations all train cabins all transfers guided tours in each city a meal a day and more The only way to secure your spot is a $500 deposit. Fully refundable to 90 days before the event. Final payment due 60 days before $500 deposit plus the $2,790 final payment = $3,290 total cost. Live the adventure instead of only dreaming it !!!
California Strawberry Festival /Strawberry Meadows of College Park
I am looking for extra Event Hosts on this. If you want to step up and help out message me about it. Pix of Last year https://www.meetup.com/IWantToDoThat/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=27868841 https://youtu.be/LV1Tvjcb-f8 Join us in a fun day/weekend trip to the California Strawberry Festival. This is a fun and delicious event. Hope you can make it. Check out all the fun here: http://strawberry-fest.org/ TRANSPORTATION, PARKING AND OTHER TIPS: 1) CARPOOL, . . . POST in the comments if you want to DRIVE or be a PASSENGER. And POST the TIME you wish to leave to go up there for this 2-day event. 2) Check out the Free Shuttle Service map on website. Five free parking areas will be provided w/ free shuttle. Avoid traffic jams and the $10 parking fee. 3) You can take Amtrak to Oxnard and catch free shuttled from there. 4) Buy ticket online & skip the line. 5) Bring ground covering and/or low chairs, sun screens, water, etc. General Admission $12 Seniors (62+)$8 Children (ages 5-12)$5 Kids (ages 4 and under) EATS & TREATS: We’ll have a two-day picnic! There will be tons of food & drink booths, even strawberry pizza and strawberry nachos! Feel free to bring your own eats & treats to enjoy and share as well. I’ll bring some vino – for strawberry & wine! MUSIC!!!!!!!! This year, for the first time, there will THREE stages, with back to back entertainment, 10:00 am to 6:30 pm. The DR. KATO Stage and the FESTIVAL Stage will feature professional groups, while the new Stage 3 will spotlight youth bands, solo vocalists, drum circles, drum-offs, boom-shaka, and etc. DR. KATO STAGE: Saturday, May 18 10:00 am – 11:00 am – DJ Travis Holcombe – KCRW 89.1 FM 11:00 am – 11:40 am – Fan Favorite by Cumulus Media Winner 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm – Professional Americans (Rock & Roll) 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm – Ocho Ojos (Cumbia/Latin) 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm – Past Action Heroes (80’s & 90’s Rock Tribute) 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm – L.A.vation (U2 Tribute) Sunday, May 19 10:00 am – 11:00 am – DJ Travis Holcombe – KCRW 89.1 FM 11:00 am – 11:45 am – Shaky Feelin’(Rock/Reggae/Bluegrass) 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm – Smith the Band (Country Pop) 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm – One Drop Redemption (Bob Marley Tribute) 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm – Metalachi (Mariachi Heavy Metal Tribute) 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars Tribute) See line ups for other stages: https://castrawberryfestival.org/events-attractions/musical-entertainment/
Let's spend the day at Universal Studios Hollywood. We will meet up at the park right before it opens at 9AM, I will send out my phone number so we can coordinate. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.universalstudioshollywood.com/promos/general-admission-ticket-30/?channel=sem&source=bng&campaign=ush&media=paid&category=directresponse:socal_na:en_en:ga_30off:b:na&msclkid=da55a739f99318be59a8fbe01f725d8c Cross posting on multiple groups!
Congratulation on looking ahead on the calendar and fining the "secret" events that are not yet announced. This event is posted but not "announced." In some cases this is ready to announce. And it will be announced about one(1) month before the event date with finalized details. It is still in progress of being "written up." And in others it is in need of something like an Event Host. You are encouraged to RSVP now and you will get sure to get updates. If you would like to host this event as the primary or as an additional Event Host . . . please message Mac and say you would like to Host. Once a year six museums in the Arroyo Seco area participate in Museums of the Arroyo Day, opening free of charge from noon to 5 p.m. (last museum entrance at 4 p.m.) This year, MOTA Day is Sunday, May 20. The six museums are: *The Autry’s Historic Southwest Museum Mt. Washington Campus *The Gamble House *Heritage Square Museum *The Los Angeles Police Museum *The Lummis Home and Garden *The Pasadena Museum of History. A free shuttle will be available to move you around. See the official website for details. All six museums will have their usual historical displays and galleries open, and special MOTA Day activities Since you only have a few hours of free access to these six locations, and free events like this tend to attract a crowd arrive early It is NOT possible to see all six. Pick three museums and explore at a leisurely pace. Normally I have a curated plan. That plan would be the three places I felt were best and the others sucked. In this case . . . . All six are standout. Yeah . . . I know you read the Police Museum and thought to pass on that. But yes . . .along with the other things they have there, . . . You get to snap take own free police booking photos or stand in a criminal lineup in the Interrogation Room. I totally need to update mine. I think the last one I have a different haircut. This is so much more convenient and does not involve a taser. So since all the places are good. RSVP and then POST in the comments what museum you want to START at (and the time expected). If I see a trend I will use that as starting point. The Gamble House and Pasadena Museum of History are located off the Ventura 134 freeway at Walnut Avenue. The Los Angeles Police Museum is located south of the 134 freeway on York The other three Los Angeles museums are located north of downtown Los Angeles off the 110 freeway at the Avenue 43 exit. Lummis Home is within walking distance across the Arroyo to Heritage Square. The Autry’s Historic Southwest Museum Mt. Washington Campus is slightly further by foot from Lummis Home. Gold Line Connections Both Heritage Square and the Southwest are stops on the Gold Line. Consider taking Metro to MOTA Day. Parking . . . Parking is available on surface streets around each museum; there is limited parking at the Southwest and the Los Angeles Police Museum’s parking lots. There is no parking on Homer Street near Heritage Square. Ample parking can be found at the Heritage Square Gold Line parking lot; park there and enter Heritage Square from the south gate. Shuttles Shuttles will stop at all museums except Heritage Square; visitors must take a short walk from Lummis Home to get to Heritage Square. Shuttles will run in two routes: Gamble House/Police Museum route AND Police Museum/Lummis-Southwest route.