Exploring Middle America - October 13 - 19, 2019 - Sold Out
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October 13 (Day 1) - After arriving late afternoon (exact arrival times TBD), we’ll make a quick stop at the Cracker Barrel for dinner. You knew that was coming, right? After dinner we’ll proceed to our hotel, The Marriott Courtyard Conventio nCenter, in downtown Kansas City. The tour includes breakfast daily at the hotel.
October 14 (Day 2) - This is our day to explore Kansas City. We’ll start the morning with a 90-minute Trolley Tour. We’ll learn a little about the history of the area and see many of the sights. Kansas City and the surrounding area is at the heart of the westward movement in this country in the 19th century. After our trolley tour, we’ll visit the Arabia Museum andenjoy a scatter lunch in the area around the museum. Then we’re off to a tour of the Hallmark Museum. Kansas City is the home of Hallmark (cards, movies, and more). Then we’ll visit the National Toy and Miniature Museum. We’ll return to the hotel in time to rest up before dinner or perhaps venture out to explore on your own. This evening we’re headed to Pierpont’s at Union Station – a renowned steakhouse - for your included dinner.
October 15 (Day 3) – Today we’re headed to Hamilton, Missouri – home of Missouri Star Quilt Company! We’ve planned a full day in Hamilton. In the morning, you’ll have several hours to shop the many (12 as of now) shops in Hamilton. Then we’ll head to the Missouri Star Retreat Center for a catered lunch (included) followed by a lecture and trunk show by Jenny Doan herself! After the lecture you have time for a “meet and greet” with Jenny before we return to Kansas City. En route to our hotel we’ll stop at a restaurant/shopping area on the outskirts of Kansas City, where you’ll have several restaurants to choose from for dinner (on your own).
October 16 (Day 4) – Today we will explore Independence, MO and Lawrence, KS. Our first stop this morning will be the Community of Christ Church in Independence where we will tour the church and learn a little about its unique history and architecture. Our next stop is the Bingham-Waggoner Estate where we will tour the restored home. The property sits adjacent to the start of the Santa Fe Trail. Then we’ll travel west (almost like the wagon trains did, but at a faster pace) to Lawrence, KS – home of the University of Kansas at Lawrence and more importantly, Sarah’s Fabrics. The downtown area is classic quaint midwestern town. You’ll have time for a scatter lunch (on your own) and a visit to Sarah’s Fabrics. While they have lots and lots of cotton fabrics for quilters, it’s also an all-purpose fabric store. You’ll love the ambience of the restored building and also the eclectic selection of fabrics, patterns and notions. You can also explore Weavers Department store. It’s a classic department store from yesteryear and has been in Lawrence since 1857! We’ll return to Kansas City midafternoon so you’ll have time to visit the Crown Center or Market areas, or perhaps just relax at the hotel. We’ve planned dinner at the hotel this evening (included). After dinner, Jacquie Gering, a founder of the Modern Quilt Guild will join us for a lecture/trunk show. Even if you’re not into modern quilts, you’ll enjoy Jacquie’s lecture. She’s down to earth and has some valuable tips for all of us! http://tallgrassprairiestudio.blogspot.com/
October 17 (Day 5) - Our first stop this morning will be at the Nelson-Adkins Museum where you can enjoy their many art collections as well as their world famous sculpture garden. Then we’ll travel north to Lincoln, Nebraska by way of Liberty,Missouri. Why Liberty? Well, that’s the home of the Quilting is My Therapy Quilt Shop. The shop is owned by Angela Walters. Perhaps some of you know of her through her blog and videos? She’s the Midnight Quilter.http://www.quiltingismytherapy.com/homepage/my-blog/ We’ll have time to shop and enjoy a scatter lunch in Liberty then we’re off to Lincoln, NE. Our hotel in Lincoln is the Marriott Courtyard Downtown. There are numerous restaurant choices downtown for dinner on your own.
October 18 (Day 6) - Today we’ll explore a bit of Lincoln, NE. Our first stop this morning is at the International Quilt Study Museum. We’ll tour the galleries and their quilt restoration area and then enjoy a catered lunch at the museum (included). Then we’re off to a delightful local quilt shop – The Calico House Quilt Shop. We’ll return to the hotel in time for you to explore the Haymarket district shops and art galleries near our hotel. This evening we have planned a Farewell Dinner at the hotel.
October 19 (Day 7) - Lincoln is the state capitol of Nebraska so we’ll start our day at the Nebraska State Capitol building in Lincoln where we’ll have a tour. Then we’re off to Omaha and a brief driving tour. After a scatter lunch we’re off to the airport for our return flights (late afternoon).
Single - $2080 Double occupancy - $1490 Triple occupancy - $1390
Trip Coordinator: Pam Overton – 310-701-2706; firstname.lastname@example.org
The price includes hotel accommodations, transportation via air-conditioned motor coach, six breakfasts, two lunches, three dinners and all admissions and gratuities.