Wednesday, March 2, 2011


The newest addition to our fleet #440 (which is a used coach that we purchased in September, 2010) is getting a whole new interior today. New fabric and foam on all the seats. The crew from Sardo's Bus Upholstery out of Florida came rolling in around noon today and the four guys have been busy ever since. I love the smell of new vehicles...boy does it look nice...ready to roll by the weekend.


Monday, February 7, 2011


Our group arrived home safely Thursday, February 3rd after approximately 30 hours of travel...but we all agreed it was worth every minute and every penny! I don't even know how or where to begin to describe our Plains of Africa tour. As Judy A said, "you have to see it to believe it" and I must agree totally. I will be posting my photos soon (after I take time to go through them, since I have over 1000 total). We saw every animal possible, the weather was fabulous, and NO ONE GOT SICK (including me!). Now that is a successful 16 day tour!
We will be offering another African Safari next January so if you are interested in learning more please stop in and see will be glad you added it to your bucket list. And this one you need to do while you are able to enjoy a very adventurous jeep safari...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Wow the last 8 days have been surreal. We are half way through our Plains of Africa tour and I can't believe all that we have seen. We are only missing 1 of the BIG 5 and that is the Rhino...otherwise we've had plenty of sightings of the leopard, elephant, buffalo, and lion. Hopefully tomorrow the Rhino will be in our sights. We've seen so many giraffes that we don't even get our cameras out someone in the safari jeep compared it to us with deer.

We have done 5 game drives with 4 yet remaining. Several local tribes have entertained us and made arts and crafts for us and the scenery has ran the gammit from poor huts to 5 star hotels. A very different culture with unique customs. This is definitely a trip of a lifetime!

Looking forward to the second half of our trip!!


Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Well the voicemail is changed, the email is being answered by the auto office assistant, and my bags are packed! Our group is getting VERY excited (even though dreading the 24 hour travel day tomorrow) and we can't wait for our African Safari...

I won't be posting due to the extreme remote area we are traveling to but you can plan on hearing from me when I return on February 4th! Have a great January and stay warm...I know we will:)


Monday, January 17, 2011


As I look out my office window guess what? YES, it's snowing, blowing and getting VERY cold the next few days. Guess our trip to Africa couldn't have been planned for a better time...we depart Wednesday for a trip-of-a-lifetime and now that my shots are over, clothes are packed, and desk is getting organized, I AM SO READY! Looking at the information, we will experience 75 to 80 degree weather during our two week stay which is a welcomed thought.
Lots to do the next two days to get ready so everyone stay warm and we'll chat when I return.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


The office is very quiet today. Helen and Joy are on a "office shutdown" and won't be back in until next week so it's just Lindsay and myself plugging away. This time of the year the phones are always quiet which makes us nervous. As I finish up my year-end books and get ready for this year...I happen to look outside and it's snowing pretty good...well it is January I guess but it makes me look forward to departing for Africa in two weeks. With all the shots taken care of...yuck! the next hurdle will be packing for our 16-day adventure. Well time to get back to work so more later...

Monday, January 3, 2011


I sure hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and the start of a fabulous New Year! I am back in the office trying to get motivated again after some needed time off. The whole family was home for the holidays this year and it was amazing. With parents wanting to go where it is warm, siblings living distances apart, and children on their own, it is an occurance that doesn't happen very often and may not for some time to come.
2011 will again be a busy year for Personalized Tours & Coaches starting with a 16-day tour to Africa in a couple of weeks...I'm getting excited so watch for posts and pictures at a later date...we are doing 9 game drives so access to computers will be limited.
Well back to work...have a great week!