Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Lifestyles

December 17, 2012

From the colonies to the coast

CROSSVILLE — Stumped on what to get that special someone in your life? The travel committee of the Fairfield Glade Ladies Club (FGLC) has the perfect answer…the gift of travel!

Join us on a delightful eight-day excursion aptly titled "From the Colonies to the Coast." The first stop is in Charlottesville, VA, frequently referred to as the "City of Three Presidents." Next is a visit to Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello, and lunch at the famous Michie Tavern before going to Ash Lawn-Highland (home of our fifth president, James Monroe).

What could be better than three nights in Colonial Williamsburg?  You will "sup" in an 18th century atmosphere at the King’s Arms Tavern and have a full day to enjoy all that Colonial Williamsburg offers. A visit to Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center completes your visit to the "Historic Triangle" representing over 400 years of American history.

We promised you the coast and Norfolk is next — experience the life of a sailor during a tour of the world’s largest naval station. Naval Station Norfolk, homeport to more than 100 ships of our Atlantic Fleet, will stir your patriotic genes. Board the Battleship Wisconsin and experience the majestic ship which earned five battle stars during World War II.

Your next journey will be to the slender necklace of barrier islands — the Outer Banks of North Carolina — which look much as they did when Blackbeard the Pirate trolled their waters. The three story sand dunes are what attracted the Wright Brothers to the Outer Banks in their pursuit of ’manned flight’ in Kill Devil Hills. The first of our two nights here will find us at a South Seas Luau Buffet.

Visits and tours of Roanoke Island, the Elizabethan Gardens and Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Lighthouse will make this area one to be remembered for both beauty and history.

Heading westward into North Carolina’s Piedmont region, the next stop is the Research Triangle — the cities of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. A must see is the Moravian city of Winston-Salem.  On the agenda is a stop in Salem at the Old Salem Museum and Gardens. This living history museum will introduce all to a late 18th and early 19th century Moravian community.

If all this sounds like something you would like to do, visit the FGLC website (ffgladiesclub.org). Click on "travel" and download a brochure for more details of this fabulous trip. You need not be a member of the club to participate in this tour. All trips planned and  escorted by the FGLC are professionally done, at cost, plus two percent travel equity for the Ladies Club Scholarship Fund. Cost for this eight-day journey is $1,060, double occupancy. We defy you to duplicate an eight-day trip, which includes deluxe motor coach transportation, seven nights lodging, luggage handling, 13 meals, all admissions and attractions, gratuities for driver, and local guides, for $132 per day. For more information, contact Marcia at 707-2814.

 

 

 

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