Travel Adventures is a Shepherd’s Center program designed to offer active seniors the opportunity to travel together on comfortable chartered buses to locations in the southeast. The trips are open to any adult in the Charlotte community. The tours are led by SCC volunteer leaders who help plan the trips. Travel Adventures offer about 12 trips during the year to various destinations. Knowing the diverse interests of seniors, the committee plans trips to appeal to a wide audience. Past trips include favorite theaters for performances, beautiful gardens throughout the state, historical tours, museums and winery tours. The restaurants selected are unique and help make the experience delicious. To register for Travel Adventures CLICK HERE
ON THE GO …. Travel Adventures
On the Go Travel Adventures Program offers interesting local outings. This program is for those who like traveling on the LYNX and carpooling to nearby destinations. Volunteers help coordinate the details. To reserve your spot, send your payment to the SCC. Restaurant meals are additional.
Monday, January 9: Polly want a cracker? Visit friends from 2016 Spring AIL’s Parrot University at Companion Parrots in Pineville. Trip departs from SCC at 10:00 for a 10:30 tour. Cost: $10.00
Sunday, February 12: Enjoy the musical Will Rogers Follies at the Matthews Playhouse. Meet at SCC at 1:15 to carpool. Cost: 18.00.
Thursday, March 23: Be one of the select few who gets to tour the old Oaklawn cemetery mausoleum. After the tour, we’ll lunch at Pinky’s, a west-side landmark. Meet at SCC at 10:30. Cost: $10.00.
Wednesday, April 19: Duke Energy Explorium & Lunch at Lupie’s of Huntersville. See the dam that created Lake Norman, then visit the Energy Explorium to learn about water-generated energy & building the dam. Afterwards, we’ll lunch at Lupie’s of Huntersville. Cost: $10.00.
SCC “On the Go” Travel Hosts—Carol Ambrose & Kathy Maio
Call 704-365-1995 for more information.
DAY TRIP TRAVEL NOTE: Please reserve and pay for your spot early for day trips. Bus charters are very expensive & have penalties for late cancellations. The SCC needs a minimum number of travelers to commit to trips several weeks ahead of the scheduled date to guarantee the bus. Questions? Please Call our Office. Thank you!
Dates : 02/12/2017|Times : 1:15 pm - 5:15 pm| Location : Trinity Presbyterian Church
Sunday, February 12: Enjoy the musical Will Rogers Follies at the Matthews Playhouse. Meet at SCC at 1:15 to carpool. Cost: $18.00.
Dates : 02/28/2017|Times : 9:30 am - 3:30 pm| Location : Trinity Presbyterian Church
Cost:Savvy Senior Member: $70.00; Nonmember: $75.00
Having tea at Laura’s Tea Room is more than just great food, properly brewed tea and flavored iced tea. This experience of a lifetime starts with selecting a teacup from among their many vintage cups. Tea begins with a salad, followed by a chilled soup. The third course offers a selection of savory tea sandwiches and sweet dessert bites, accompanied by an English scone with the requisite Devon cream and lemon curd. Before the meal, you can try on their many vintage hats until you find just the right one. Don’t forget to bring your camera—they have some great props for you to pose with! After lunch, you can browse the quaint shops in downtown Ridgeway before returning home. Depart at 9:30 AM and return home at 3:30 PM. Activity Level 2.
Cost: Savvy Senior Member: $70.00; Nonmember: $75.00
Dates : 03/15/2017|Times : 9:00 am - 6:30 pm| Location : Trinity Presbyterian Church
Cost:Savvy Senior Member - $94.00; Nonmember - $99.00
Enjoy a day in Asheville at the storied Biltmore Estate! This trip combines the elegance of the house, lunch, shopping and wine-tasting. The Stable Café, located right next to the house, is our lunch location. They will offer us a salad, choice of entrée, dessert & beverage. Then we’re on to the house for a self-guided tour (headphones available for an additional fee). The bus will pick us up at the house, and head to the winery before leaving for home. Depart at 9:00 AM and return home about 6:30 PM. Activity Level 2.
Cost: Savvy Senior Member – $94.00; Nonmember – $99.00
Dates : 04/19/2017|Times : 10:00 am - 1:30 pm| Location : Trinity Presbyterian Church
Wednesday, April 19: Duke Energy Explorium & Lunch at Lupie’s of Huntersville. See the dam that created Lake Norman, then visit the Energy Explorium to learn about water-generated energy & building the dam. Afterwards, we’ll lunch at Lupie’s of Huntersville. Meet at the Shepherd’s Center at 10:00. Cost: $10.00 plus lunch.
Dates : 04/25/2017|Times : 9:00 am - 6:00 pm| Location : Trinity Presbyterian Church
Cost:Savvy Senior Member: $60.00; Nonmember: $65.00
This trip was originally scheduled for May 2016, but was cancelled due to low sign-ups. Since many people expressed disappointment that they couldn’t go, we’re trying it again this year, a month earlier. Hopefully it will be a beautiful spring day for us to enjoy the gardens.
Welcome to the Sandhills Horticultural Gardens in Pinehurst, NC. This beautiful NC gem became a reality in 1978 with the Ebersole Holly Gardens. Through the years additional gardens were implemented, including the Rose Garden, the Conifer Garden, Sir Walter Raleigh Garden, Atkins Hillside Garden, Hackley Woodland Garden, Ambrose Japanese Garden and Desmond Native Wetland Trail. Docents will lead us through the 32 acres of gardens including collections of plants both familiar and unusual. Enjoy a delicious two course lunch at Ironwood, nestled in the heart of historic Pinehurst. Their seasonal menu expertly combines the signature flavors of the South with local and international ingredients. Depart 9:00 a.m. and return 6:00 p.m.
Cost: Savvy Senior Member: $60.00; Nonmember: $65.00