New Trip! Gangsters on a Boat Tour

Join Sue as she travels to Lake Como near Lake Geneva on Thursday, June 6. This is a brand new tour offered at Mar's Resort. First we will have a nice lunch at the resort on the water ( burgers, fish sandwich, brats, chicken & reuben sandwiches, chef salads). Then it's into a brand new 50-foot pontoon boat. Tom Laughlin will be the tour guide. Gangsters loved Wisconsin back in the days of Prohibition and Lake Como was a big part of it. Main bad boy was George Bugs Moran, along with Baby Face Nelson, members of the John Dillinger gang and more. You will have the chance to literally walk in the foot steps of the gangsters on the 60-90 minute boat cruise that features a look at the hot spots where the gangsters used to hang out. Cost is $55 per person which includes lunch and the cruise. We need a minimum of 20 people and a maximum of 35. Deadline to sign up is May 31. We will leave at 10:30 a.m. with the van and extra cars to help transport. We plan on returning at approximately 3:30 p.m. You must be physically able to get in and out of a pontoon boat.

Lincoln, Cahokia & World's Largest
May 29-31, 2019
$369 for double    $469 for single

Tour the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and Illinois State Museum.

At Cahokia Mounds view a 17 minute video and have time to tour the fascinating and fabulous interpretive center. For those who wish, you can walk to and/or climb Monk's Mound, the largest man-made earthen mound in the North American continent. The day will end in Effingham visiting Hodgson Mills. A wine tasting and dinner is included.

Friday we are off to Casey, IL home of the World's Largest! We will wander through this quaint community to ogle several of the world's largest items including a mailbox you can climb up to mail a letter.

The trip includes coach transportation, escort, two breakfasts, two lunches and two dinners and all entrance fees. A $50 deposit is due with your reservation and final payment is due by April 27 with check or cash.

Questions or to register, call Deb at Senior in the Park at 262-473-0535 or email


LA CROSSE TRIP-SOLD OUT (waiting list)

AUGUST 5-7, 2019

Join Sue on her summer trip to LaCrosse, WI. We will be leaving on Monday, August 5, 2019. The trip will consist of two nights at the GrandStay Hotel and Suites and three days of exploring. Our first stop will be Prairie du Chien where we will eat lunch and enjoy beautiful lake views. Then it's on to LaCrosse on the Great River Road along the beautiful Mississippi River.

Our days will include: wine tasting, a trip on the Mississippi aboard the LaCrosse Queen, touring a Norwegian Settlement, Granddad Bluff, which is a 600 foot high bluff overlooking LaCrosse. There will be several other stops in LaCrosse before we head back to Prairie du Chien and tour the famous Villa Louis historic site.

Many details are still being finalized. More information will be available by the beginning of April. Deadline to sign up will be June 30, 2019.


Nova Scotia and Canada's Maritime
September 13, 2019-nine day holiday tour

A trip of a lifetime that includes Peggy's Cove, the Alexander Graham Bell Museum, the scenic Cabot Trail through Highlands National Park, travel by ferry to Prince Edward Island and enjoy a narrated tour of Charlottetown. You will also visit the home of Anne of Green Gables and travel the nine mile long Confederation Bridge and there is much more! A complete tour itinerary is available at The Gathering Place.



New Trip! Brewers vs Cubs
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Cost: $75.00

The Gathering Place is participating with Grinnell Hall in Beloit for a Brewers vs Cubs baseball game. You may pick up a registration form at the front desk. Please make your check out to Grinnell Hall and give to our receptionist. The Van Galder Coach will pick up here at TGP on Sunday, September 8 at 10:30 a.m.



Majestic Mekong River Cruise
March 17, 2020
15 days, 30 meals
Free airfare if booked by March 31, 2019

You will be aboard the brand new Emerald Harmony. You will be treated to 30 meals (12 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners) with complimentary wine, beer or soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinners while on-board the Emerald Harmony. There will be 12 shore excursions, a variety of on-board evening entertainment and first class service from an English speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides.



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Trip Cancellation Policy
(these rules do not apply to the extended travel tours. Those policies are set by the individual tour companies).

Fees for Day Trips are non-refundable within 14 working days of the trip if a replacement can not be found for your seat.

Trips with pre-purchased tickets are non-refundable at anytime unless a replacement is found.

Overnight trips: There are no refunds within 8 weeks of tour date unless you find a replacement or one is available on the wait list.

(These rules do not apply to the extended travel tours. Those policies are set by the individual tour companies.)

Travel Tips for Seniors
1. Get appropriate vaccines
2. Travel with your Meds
3. Request assistance at the airport
4. Enjoy eased security restrictions
5. Request airplane boarding assistance
6. Travel judiciously to prevent injury
7. Inquire about airfare discounts

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