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A day trip rejuvenates the spirit; it’s a mental health escape!

Give yourself a “mental health” day by strolling through a garden, dining in a unique setting, enjoying a scenic vista, or attending a seasonal celebration.  Daytrip areas include the San Francisco and the Bay Area, Napa and Sonoma , and the Gold Country.

 June 2016
Fun & Funky Mystery
1 Day - Limited Seats!
June 22, 2016

Here’s a trip with a sense of adventure, a little silly-spookiness, and some natural beauty. 
You don’t want to be shark bait or get stuck in the jungle, or the jail.  We are going to an area with generally good summer weather and introducing a new activity as well as a variation on an old favorite.

Note: This mystery is different than any other we have offered. It features an interactive 
experience with hysterical-historical stories and you may be asked to be part of the fun!

 
$139.00 Per Person

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Calaveras Big Trees State Park
1 Day
June 28, 2016
“The most beautiful antiques are not found in stores.”  WishHunt.com

Spend a day in a grove of “beautiful antiques” by visiting Calaveras Big Trees State Park for an easy walk through Giant Sequoias, a picnic luncheon, and a ranger talk about the Sequoiadendron Giganteum (the scientientific name for Giant Sequoias).
$109.00 Per Person

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Hello Dolly!
1 Day - Limited Seats!
June 30, 2016
Music Circus-Sacramento

This irresistible musical theatre classic glitters with happy songs, high-energy choreography and elaborate costumes. Matchmaker Dolly Levi rediscovers love for herself as she introduces romance into the lives of wealthy shopkeeper Horace Vandergelder. Features “It Only Takes A Moment,” “Put On Your Sunday Clothes” and the title number, one of the most beloved songs in American musical comedy. 
Lunch at Lucca Restaurant.

 
$149.00 Per Person

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 July 2016
Golden Follies
1 Day
July 10, 2016
El Campanil Theatre- Antioch

Enjoy a spirited musical performance by a group of Bay Area performers age 55 and over in a recently restored historic theater on Antioch’s waterfront. Enjoy the mimosa Sunday brunch at the Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel.
$119.00 Per Person

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A Taste of San Francisco
1 Day - Waiting List!
July 19, 2016
Taste your way through San Francisco with local guide Craig Smith, visiting Chinatown, the hip SoMa (South of Market) district, and the Mission District. Learn San Francisco culinary traditions as well as the newest trends - purple yam ice cream anyone? Explore some lovely murals and the distinct atmosphere of each neighborhood.
$109.00 Per Person

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Cabaret
1 Day
July 28, 2016
Music Circus-Sacramento

Welcome to Berlin’s infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly for a crowd wanting to leave their troubles behind. As life in pre-WWII Germany grows more troubled, how long can the show and the decadence surrounding it go on? This Tony-winning classic has some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret” and “Willkommen.” Lunch at Fat City in Old Town.
 
$149.00 Per Person

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 August 2016
The USS Hornet & Rosie the Riveter
1 Day
August 9, 2016
Honor our nation’s military heritage with a docent tour of the USS Hornet and visit to the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park. Lunch will be served in the Officer’s Wardroom onboard the USS Hornet.
$109.00 Per Person

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Nice Work-If You Can Get It
1 Day
August 11, 2016
Music Circus-Sacramento

Broadway's smash hit song-and-dance spectacular with the music of George and Ira Gershwin in a sparkling, high-stepping musical comedy. To a songbook of the greatest American songs, a cast of bootleggers, chorus girls, playboys and politicians, creates hilarity in a glorious Long Island mansion in the rip-roaring 1920s. With “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” “I’ve Got a Crush on You” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.” 
Lunch at Foundation Restaurant.
$149.00 Per Person

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Occidental & Apples
1 Day
August 16, 2016
Enjoy two Sonoma County classics – Gravenstein Apples and lunch at Occidental’s historic Union Hotel. Since 1879 travelers to the Union Hotel have enjoyed family-style Italian meals. Lunch includes antipasto, minestrone soup, salad, penne pasta, roasted chicken, and spumoni ice cream.  
$109.00 Per Person

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame
1 Day
August 25, 2016
Music Circus-Sacramento

This  new musical is a collaboration of two American musical theatre masters, Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin). With a lush, emotionally rich score and beautiful choral arrangements, it’s a dramatic retelling of the epic but tragic Victor Hugo novel. Darker than the Disney film, closer in plot to the novel, the musical showcases the film’s 
Oscar-nominated  songs. Lunch at Claim Jumper.
$149.00 Per Person

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San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
1 Day
August 31, 2016
A wonderful day for baseball fans as the San Francisco Giants and 
the Arizona Diamondbacks meet.   
Enjoy club level seating at San Francisco’s AT&T Park for this day game.

Your day includes a lunch from Marina Market.
$179.00 Per Person

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 September 2016
Culinary Institute of America
1 Day - New Trip!
September 10, 2016
Visit CIA, the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, located in the former Christian Brothers Winery in St. Helena. Experience a private cooking demonstration along with a light lunch, tasting what the chef prepares. This will be combined with tasting of two wines.
$169.00 Per Person

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Hawaiian Chieftain
1 Day - New Trip!
September 24, 2016
Enjoy a three-hour sail around San Francisco Bay on the Hawaiian Chieftain, a swift, 
square-rigged topsail ketch. The ship was built in in 1988, in Lahaina, Hawaii and is a contemporary interpretation of a traditional design based on the European trading vessels that called in Hawaii during the 18th-century.
Lunch at Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant. 
$149.00 Per Person

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San Francisco Lighthouse Cruise
1 Day - New Trip!
September 29, 2016
Take a three-hour cruise of San Francisco Bay, discovering several of its lighthouses. 
At the Berkeley Marina, board the M/V River Dolphin, a 57 ft. catamaran style vessel with both upper and lower deck seating. 
An informal lunch will be served onboard the boat. 

The development of America’s Pacific Coast began with San Francisco and the bay is home to more lighthouses than any other area along the West Coast. 

Please note: the tide conditions dictate how many of these lighthouses we will view.  With luck, we should be able to sail past Yerba Buena Island, near the Golden Gate, then back around Angel Island and Alcatraz to Berkeley.

Although we will not view all the bay’s lighthouses, they include:
  • Point Bonita, at the entrance of the Golden Gate (1855)
  •  Alcatraz Island Light House (1909)
  •  East Brothers Light House, now a bed & breakfast (1874)
  •  Fort Point Light House (1853)
  •  Lime Point Light House, near Sausalito (1883)
  • Oakland Harbor Light House, now a restaurant (1903)
  • Yerba Buena Island (Goat Island) Light House (1875)
  • The Carquinez Strait Light House, near Vallejo (1910)
  • Point Montara Light House, near San Mateo (1928
  • Point Blunt Light House, on Angel Island (1956)

The top deck is a delightful place to sit, but a warm windbreaker or jacket with a 
hood is recommended when the boat is cruising against the wind. Shoes must be 
soft-soled - no hiking boots. We recommend suntan lotion,
binoculars and a camera. 


There are stairs to the upper deck, but the aft deck boarding area is only one step up from the dock with two steps down to the main salon. Hand rails and grips are arranged around the boat for ease of movement.
$149.00 Per Person

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 October 2016
Culinary Institute of America
1 Day - New Trip!
October 1, 2016
Visit CIA, the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, located in the former Christian Brothers Winery in St. Helena. Experience a private cooking demonstration along with a light lunch, tasting what the chef prepares. This will be combined with tasting of two wines.
$169.00 Per Person

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Nevada City by Horse Carriage
1 Day
October 4, 2016
Ride an old-fashioned horse carriage through Nevada City, one of gold country’s prettiest towns. Dine at the historic National Hotel and take time to explore this charming community.
$119.00 Per Person

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Blue Angels at Fleetweek
1 Day
October 8, 2016
Watch the Navy’s Blue Angels perform thrilling maneuvers in tight formation over San Francisco Bay. Enjoy a champagne luncheon onboard the Hornblower’s San Francisco Belle, a paddle-wheeler with three enclosed decks, spacious sun deck and wrap-around decks for excellent views of the air show.
$189.00 Per Person

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Apple Hill
1 Day
October 12, 2016
Celebrate autumn with a visit to Apple Hill where cold foothill evenings impart a special crisp, tasty flavor to the fruit at harvest time. 
$109.00 Per Person

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Gold Country Autumn
1 Day - Limited Seats!
October 27, 2016
Enjoy the golden colors of autumn in the Mother Lode,sampling olive oil, dining at historic Teresa’s Place in Jackson, strolling Sutter Creek’s charming Main Street, and finishing with home-made pie at Clements Ridge.
$109.00 Per Person

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 November 2016
Poinsettias & More
1 Day - New Trip!
November 16, 2016
Highlighted by a visit to the “sea of Poinsettias” at Duarte Nursery, this is also a trip for foodies with sampling and shopping stops at Sciabica Olive Oil, and Classic Wine Vinegar. Lunch is at the Fruit Yard Restaurant.
$109.00 Per Person

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San Francisco Holiday Shopping
1 Day - New Trip!
November 19, 2016
Enjoy a day of shopping in the city, then relax on the return with wine and a variety of appetizers. Begin the day with our classic stop at Orchard Nursery in Lafayette, featuring an outstanding selection of Christmas ornaments, wreaths, garlands, and holiday decorations.  
$109.00 Per Person

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Cirque du Soleil "LUZIA"
1 Day - Waiting List!
November 20, 2016
AT&T Park Under the Grand Chapiteau

Because they are so unique, it is nearly impossible to explain a Cirque du Soleil experience to people who have never seen one of its performances.  Known for its breathtaking stunts, avante-garde costumes and stylish music, Cirque du Soleil has breathtakingly reinvented the circus with a French-Canadian twist. 
Sunday Brunch at Delancey Street Restaurant.
$199.00 Per Person

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 December 2016
Beach Blanket Babylon HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA
1 Day
December 11, 2016
Laugh until you cry at Beach Blanket Babylon’s highly sought-after Christmas show.  
The holiday season brings out the zany best at this San Francisco institution’s 
cabaret-style musical spoof of pop culture with extravagant costumes and outrageously huge hats.  
2:00 p.m. meal at Pompei's Grotto.
$169.00 Per Person

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 January 2017
Cirque du Soleil "LUZIA"
1 Day - New Trip!
January 8, 2017
AT&T Park Under the Grand Chapiteau

Because they are so unique, it is nearly impossible to explain a Cirque du Soleil experience to people who have never seen one of its performances.  Known for its breathtaking stunts, avante-garde costumes and stylish music, Cirque du Soleil has breathtakingly reinvented the circus with a French-Canadian twist. 
Sunday Brunch at Delancey Street Restaurant.
$199.00 Per Person

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