GIBRALTAR: Bus trip planned to Nova Scotia and other destinations

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GIBRALTAR: Bus trip planned to Nova Scotia and other destinations

GIBRALTAR — “Wanna get away?”

Needing to get away can be a good thing, especially when the options for destinations have been made intriguing.

Sharon Legault, travel director for the Over 50 Club, has put together several bus trips for seniors for the next few months.

The trips are to the Toledo Mud Hens games, Nova Scotia and Detroit Symphony Orchestra performances.

Trips to the following destinations are planned:

•Toledo Mud Hens games — Saturday, July 27 and Aug. 25. A bus will be leaving at 5:30 p.m. from the Gibraltar Community Center, 29340 S. Gibraltar Road, each trip. The cost is $14 per person, which includes a ticket, hot dog and a pop.

•Nova Scotia — Sept. 16-25. This bus tour will depart from the community center for a 10-day adventure. Those on the trip must have a passport or an enhanced driver’s license.

The cost of the trip is $1,209 (based on double occupancy).

•Detroit Symphony Orchestra — Season tickets are for sale for 2013. They include eight shows. The cost is $208.

A bus will leave from the community center at 9 a.m. on days of the shows. Continued…

Legault said the trip to Nova Scotia is a new destination and she is hoping a little publicity will draw more interest in the vacation spot.

“I’ve been wanting to go there for years,” she said. “Three or four of the people who always go on fall trips were asked where do they want to go and they said Nova Scotia.”

The travel director said the bus stops every couple of hours so passengers can stretch and get something to drink.

The bus, which is equipped with televisions, holds 50 passengers.

At least 37 people must sign up and pay for the trip in order for it to be a go.

Legault said the club has never offered a trip that had to be canceled, but fewer than anticipated have signed up so far for Nova Scotia.

The deadline to pay in full for the trip is July 18.

“I’ve always heard this is such a beautiful, wonderful place to see,” Legault said.

Those interested must be over 19 to participate.

Making trips to the DSO has been a mainstay for the club. Continued…

Prior to a 26-week DSO strike that ended in April 2011, 26 seniors had been signed up for season tickets.

That number has dropped to 21 since a contract was settled with the DSO, so Legault said there is room for at least five new people to pick up season tickets and join the bus trip.

Attending Mud Hens’ games had proved to be a popular pastime for the club and its followers.

“It is a nice arena and it’s easy for seniors to get around,” Legault said. “I always sit right behind home plate. That way you can see the whole field. They also have good railing.”

Anyone interested in getting on board with any of the trips or obtaining more information can call Sharon Legault at 1-734-676-0884.

Contact Staff Writer Jackie Harrison-Martin at 1-734-246-0837 or Jackie@heritage.com. Follow her on Facebook and @JackieMartin22 on Twitter.

Refer http://thenewsherald.com/articles/2012/06/23/news/doc4fe311517e63f740010419.txt

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