As Mary Ann and I were enjoying the entertainer at our Over 55 Community clubhouse doing a Frankie Valli tribute, I observed everyone was having fun and really enjoying the show. The entertainer was really out in the audience a lot and getting our participation. After the show lots of people said “this was fun“, he was “really entertaining” and the show “was enjoyable“. Why? Was it because he was that great of a singer? I don’t think so. Here’s why.
Active Adult Communities offer all kinds of travel opportunities for their residents and the Day Trip is one of the most popular activities.
One of the 80 clubs we have at our Active Adult Community is the Day Trippers Club, which has 701 members. The club description reads
“Day Trippers take a different trip each month. We are limited to excursions that can be completed within one day. We go to places within a 150 mile radius from the Village”.
The club dues are only $5 per year but there is a fee for each day trip you sign up for. They usually charter a nice tour bus that seats like 50 people and two experienced club volunteers escorting the group and the professional driver on the trip.
I took the top photo of the inside of the bus when I was recently taking the day trip to Cherokee Casino in NC. The fee was $30 and I was traveler number 50 on a full bus. We boarded the bus in our parking lot at 8:30AM and headed out for our day trip to Cherokee NC which is about 122 miles North of our community. We passed through scenic North Georgia taking a restroom and coffee stop about half way to stretch our legs. I sat with a gentleman whose wife didn’t want to come on this trip either and we had the best time talking with each other. We ended up spending the day with each other, gaming together and having lunch. We left Cherokee about 3pm and stopped at Jaemor Farms on the way back. At Jaemor I bought a fresh peach tart and bags of tomatoes and peaches. We were back in our parking lot before 6:30pm. It was an enjoyable day.
Days trips I have taken here and other places are to the Tellus Science Museum, Atlanta City and History tour, visit to historic Oakland Cemetary, North Georgia winery tour. Others tours include the popular tour coming up in December to hear the Atlanta Sympothy at the Fox Thretre and lunch at a nice restaurant. Mary Ann is going with a friend to see Cirque Du Soleil Lizia at Atlantic Station. All days trips I have been on have an opportunity for a nice lunch, which you will pay for yourself.
5 Reasons To Take A Day Trip
- Exciting thing to do for the day.
- Meet new people you travel with.
- Relatively inexpensive.
- Short, not too tiring.
- Get to come home to sleep in your own bed
Days trips are another reason to consider living in an 55+ Active Adult Community.