Bus Trips

SAVOR THE SEASON, Annual Holiday Day Trip
December 2, Saturday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

We begin our day of treats at the Felt Mansion just outside of Saugatuck. The Big House at Shore Acres Farm along the Midwest’s Riviera was finished in 1928. There are 25 rooms in this Georgian Mansion and you can just imagine the family enjoying their summers here during the Roaring 20’s. Dorr Eugene Felt invented the Comptometer which unfortunately quickly became obsolete and he and his wife did not spend as many summers there as they had hoped. The house has spent time as both a seminary and home for nuns and a prison and state police offices later. Now it is being restored along with the gardens and carriage house to its 1920’s grandeur. The main floor is accessible to all. The 2nd and 3rd floors are only accessible by stairs but a video tour is available for those who can’t access the upper floors. The house will be festively decorated to get you in the holiday spirit.

Our lunch stop is The Butler overlooking beautiful Lake Kalamazoo harbor. The Butler has its own history in West Michigan once part of the busy pavilion era at Saugatuck. William C. Butler was one of the first settlers to the area. Lunch will be on your own, and you may want to try the renowned Butler Burger with an order of Butler Fries.

We begin the afternoon with a wine tasting at Cranes Pie Pantry Restaurant and Winery. You may even catch a glimpse of Santa if you’re lucky! Following the wine tasting feel free to shop the bakery, apple cooler, wines and cider to take home for the Holiday Festivities at your house. Then, before we head home enjoy a wonderful piece of apple pie or a dessert of your choice. This part of the tour is on your own and you pay Cranes only for what you participate in.

There is a minimum of 20 travelers for this outing with Member’s price at $55 and Guests at $61. The sign-up sheet will be posted on the wall outside of Desdemona’s as usual. The deadline is Friday, November 17th for your reservation with payment. There will be no refunds after this date.

Please Note: We contact all travelers by email with final details and any schedule revisions that might arise. When signing up, please include your phone and email in the blanks provided. Please put my email, jgrose01@outlook.com into your contacts so the itinerary does not end up in your trash or junk mail. If you do not have email an itinerary will be mailed or you will be called.

“HAMILTON” at CIBC Theatre (formerly PrivateBank) Print the Hamilton Flyer here!
Chicago Day Trip
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Women’s City Club Travel Committee would like to invite you to join the Gail Andrus Travel excursion to this Broadway Musical. Gail has reserved seats in the front mezzanine, seat numbers and rows are not yet available as the Theatre provides these closer to the event, however the front of the mezzanine seats are nice ones.

We have reserved 10 seats for the bus and the theatre and they are on a first come – first serve basis with payment directly to Gail Andrus Travel

“Hamilton Is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, told by America now.”

In preparation for this musical many suggest either reading the story or listening to the CD before attending as it is a fast moving production. Perhaps you will want to do both! You can also check out their website at HamiltonBroadway.com

The flyer will be available at the club and on promotional emails and eblast as an attachment or copy.

Please be sure to sign up at the Women’s City Club as well so we can track the availability for this event for the convenience of our members. Use the sign-up portion of the Gail Andrus Travel flyer to send in your payment directly to them at the address provided on the flyer and indicate Women’s City Club so that our group gets the reserved seats.