Notes from Julia



As I write this letter for the final 2016 AmeriClub Journal, [I] realize how quickly the year has passed and how soon the holidays will be here. Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas are wonderful times to enjoy family, friends, and special blessings we often take for granted. Let’s not forget to honor our active military, veterans, and their dedicated families on November 11. In spite of the twists and turns of this year’s election campaign, remember to vote. Millions of people around the world don’t have that freedom.

Our four-day Mystery Tour was to Minneapolis and St. Paul. En route, we toured the fabulous 1911 Mayowood estate in Rochester, home of Dr. Charles Mayo, co-founder of Mayo Clinic. We enjoyed a Swedish dinner and tour at the American Swedish Institute, Mill City Museum, Mall of America, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, guided tours of the Twin Cities, St. Paul cave and gangster tours, and sunset dinner cruise. On our way home, we stopped at Cabela’s and toured Music Man Square and Meredith Willson’s home in Mason City. Plans are underway for 2017 mystery tours.

Call to check availability on our “Christmas at the Biltmore” tour. We may be able to accommodate a few additional travelers, depending upon airline availability. Get away with us in January as we visit Panama. The tour, including a short cruise on the Panama Canal, will provide wonderful sightseeing in the country of Panama. Our March Hawaii trip currently has four openings. The July Canadian Maritimes tour offers fantastic scenery and unique cultures.

Our August “Grand Scandinavian Circle Tour” will be just that–GRAND! Don’t overlook the significant $490 discount for reservations received by November 29. During this well-planned land itinerary, we’ll experience so much in four countries. It offers exposures not available on Scandinavian cruise itineraries.

Call AmeriClub for discounted tickets and great seats for select performances at the Heritage Center, Grand Opera House, Bell Tower Theater, and Five Flags Theater. Join us for a relaxing day trip to The Fireside and Circa ’21.

As 2016 comes to a close, I wish for you a meaningful Thanksgiving, a holiday season filled with special blessings, and a New Year of peace, contentment, good health, and happy travels.