Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Branson in spring - fabulous! Today is 76 degrees and the flowers are in full bloom. Can't understand why we weren't full on this tour... people would rather come down in November (half full already) when the Christmas shows are on. The holiday time is nice but busy busy. This week there are only about 10 motorcoaches in town and the shows are fresh and new. No lines, no waiting. We saw the 12 Irish Tenors yesterday and the Liverpool Legends last night. Great performances from both the Irish and English. Today we sightsee and visit Yakov (Russian) and the Chinese. Excited about Silver Dollar City tommorrow. Heard the best entertainment from around the world is there along with all the different crafts and foods...yea! We have a great group with us having a wonderful time...we'll visit the Stone Hill Winery this afternoon so will lose control of this roudy group.


Saturday, April 24, 2010


Another dreery day in Wisconsin...looking out my office window I question why I choose to live in Wisconsin? Then I remember this wonderful job I have that allows me to escape this weather pretty often. I leave for Branson for the World Fest on Monday the 26th and I am really looking forward to spring and Silver Dollar City (filled with music, food, and crafts from all over the world).

Our Thunder Over Louisville tour last weekend was a huge success. Weather great, food, great and even a little excitement at the Three Chimney's breeding barn:)


Saturday, April 10, 2010


Well today is no mystery where we are headed...eventually. Our stay on Jekyll Island has been fantastic. The weather couldn't have been better. The only rain we had was on Thursday and it started after midnight and finished by 6am. The rain brought out all the resurrection fern on the live oak trees and it was beautiful. Georiga (from Georgia) was a gem. She was a wealth of knowledge about anything & everything. We enjoyed boat rides (lot of dolphins), historic forts, homes, and a wonderful array of seafood. Today we will start to make our way back to Jacksonville for our evening flight back home, but not before we make a few unique stops on the way!


Wednesday, April 7, 2010


We had a great day today -84 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. Sherry from the hotel greeted us this morning and gave us a wonderful tour of the property. With names like JP Morgan and Vanderbilt you can just imagine the history and luxury Jekyll Island Beachclub Hotel has. Then our local guide (Georgia) met our group and we boarded our coach for an island tour and beach walk. With our feet in the Atlantic ocean we apprecited Georgia's knowledge as a naturalist. The sea turtle center with hospital we visited before time for shopping and relaxing poolside. Dee is thrilled and gave me another 10 for this tour...she loves water and enjoyed the gorgeous outdoor pool. (The first 10 was last year's mystery to Key West). Just finished the tram tour with homes and now the "Burlington" girls are at the poolside bar having liquid refreshments along with the Candlishes who are enjoying a "mudslide" and a "drunken monkey". Life is good!


After a slow start at O'Hare airport with bad lightning and rain we finally departed 45 minutes late. As dad and Jim always say: Avoid the fuss go by bus! A wonderful arrival in Jacksonville, FL. The group was totally surprised since we headed north about 30 miles and entered Georgia. Toured St Marys historic town with a fabulous lunch...the fresh shrimp were the best I've had in a long time. Checked into the Jekyll Island Hotel - the group was thrilled....gotta go!

Monday, April 5, 2010


Just finishing up some packing before we board our coach in a few hours for the airport...first pickup is 3:00AM!! And you guys complain our coach departures are early. Keep checking to see where our group ends up at the end of each day. It's our annual April Fool's Fly Mystery Tour. Lots of sights and was 83 degrees there today. Looking forward to warm, warm, weather.