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Program #9504RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Itinerary for May 11 — May 16, 2014

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Type: Hotel

Contact info:
540 N. Jefferson Street
Lewisburg, WV 24901 USA
phone: 304-645-7722
Room amenities: Include digital cable, remote controlled color TV, in-room coffee maker, clock radio, free local calls, free wireless internet, iron/ironing board and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Brier Patch Lounge offers the ideal combination of congeniality and genteel pleasures. Patrons may view 45-inch television and enjoy the ultimate in satellite sports station choices, while relaxing with their favorite beverage; play various computerized games, play a game of billiards or just enjoy an uncontrived atmosphere. Our out door swimming pool is a pure delight. You will enjoy embellishing yourself in our sparkling temperate waters after a busy day. The YMCA Weight Room & Nautilus Center (Located in The Brier Inn Complex) features state-of-the-art equipment. It is equipped to work every major muscle group in your body. The friendly staff and trainers are always willing advise you in the right direction. The Brier Inn Complex also features SubWay, Shoney's, Jim's Theraputic Massage, Hair Design, and Stop IN Convenient Store

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: varies $70 - $80
Nights before and after are available. Participant must call Quality Inn to make those reservations.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, May 11 - Arrival and Orientation
Afternoon: Arrive at Quality Inn in Lewisburg, WV. (Phone: 304-645-7722) You may begin checking in at 3 p.m. We will not have a formal check-in for Road Scholar, but will meet in the dining room of the Quality Inn at 6:00 p.m. for dinner, introductions, and an overview of the week.

Dinner: We will meet for dinner in the dining room of Quality Inn at 6 p.m.

Lodging: Quality Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
540 N. Jefferson Street
Lewisburg, WV 24901 USA
phone: 304-645-7722
Room amenities: Include digital cable, remote controlled color TV, in-room coffee maker, clock radio, free local calls, free wireless internet, iron/ironing board and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Brier Patch Lounge offers the ideal combination of congeniality and genteel pleasures. Patrons may view 45-inch television and enjoy the ultimate in satellite sports station choices, while relaxing with their favorite beverage; play various computerized games, play a game of billiards or just enjoy an uncontrived atmosphere. Our out door swimming pool is a pure delight. You will enjoy embellishing yourself in our sparkling temperate waters after a busy day. The YMCA Weight Room & Nautilus Center (Located in The Brier Inn Complex) features state-of-the-art equipment. It is equipped to work every major muscle group in your body. The friendly staff and trainers are always willing advise you in the right direction. The Brier Inn Complex also features SubWay, Shoney's, Jim's Theraputic Massage, Hair Design, and Stop IN Convenient Store

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: varies $70 - $80
Nights before and after are available. Participant must call Quality Inn to make those reservations.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, May 12 - Morning Lecture and Afternoon Visit to Lewisburg
Breakfast: Breakfast will be at the hotel.

Morning: Lecture at New River Community & Technical College.

Lunch: Lunch will be included.

Afternoon: Visit the City of Lewisburg. A former mayor was fond of saying, "Only two kinds of people ever leave Lewisburg - those who will return and those who wish they could." In 1978, a 236-acre area in the heart of Lewisburg was designated a National Register Historic District. This 221-year-old town with many 18th- and 19th-century buildings is set amid the Allegheny Mountains and is where the steeple clock still tolls the hour and the church bells ring out on Sunday mornings. Old structures, converted to new purposes, are still in use, and antebellum homes (often remaining in the same families for generations) are still occupied. Tea and Snack.

Dinner: Dinner will be included.

Evening: Free time

Lodging: Quality Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
540 N. Jefferson Street
Lewisburg, WV 24901 USA
phone: 304-645-7722
Room amenities: Include digital cable, remote controlled color TV, in-room coffee maker, clock radio, free local calls, free wireless internet, iron/ironing board and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Brier Patch Lounge offers the ideal combination of congeniality and genteel pleasures. Patrons may view 45-inch television and enjoy the ultimate in satellite sports station choices, while relaxing with their favorite beverage; play various computerized games, play a game of billiards or just enjoy an uncontrived atmosphere. Our out door swimming pool is a pure delight. You will enjoy embellishing yourself in our sparkling temperate waters after a busy day. The YMCA Weight Room & Nautilus Center (Located in The Brier Inn Complex) features state-of-the-art equipment. It is equipped to work every major muscle group in your body. The friendly staff and trainers are always willing advise you in the right direction. The Brier Inn Complex also features SubWay, Shoney's, Jim's Theraputic Massage, Hair Design, and Stop IN Convenient Store

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: varies $70 - $80
Nights before and after are available. Participant must call Quality Inn to make those reservations.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, May 13 - Trip to Beckley for the Play "Coal Camp Memories"...
Trip to Beckley for the Play "Coal Camp Memories" and Visit the Whipple Company Store and Tamarack

Note: This day will be a rather long, but enjoyable day. Due to traveling out of town, we will not be able to return to the hotel until we finish our day around 8 p.m. that evening.

Breakfast: Breakfast will be at the hotel.

Morning: Travel to Beckley WV for Karen Vuranch's presentation of "Coal Camp Memories" and then on to the Canyon Rim Visitor Center to view a portion of the New River Gorge and visit the New River Gorge Bridge. The New River is a rugged, white water river, flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. Located in southern West Virginia, New River Gorge National River was established in 1978 to conserve and protect 53 miles of the New River as a free-flowing waterway. This unit of the National Park System encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River between the towns of Hinton and Fayetteville. The park and surrounding area are rich in cultural and natural history, with an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.

Lunch: Lunch is included.

Afternoon: We will visit the Beckley Exhibition Coal mine and Coal Camp to learn of the everyday experiences and lifestyle of coal miners of the past as well as the present day. We will travel through a portion of the coalfields and learn of the history and culture of the coal camps. We will visit the historical Whipple Company Store, which served as the general store for a coal camp in the early 1900s. Visit Tamarack - Tamarack is the nation's first and only statewide collection of handmade craft, art and cuisine showcasing "The Best of West Virginia." From hand-carved furniture to glass and pottery to Appalachian quilts, Tamarack offers only the best. You will also find an array of regional specialty foods and products

Dinner: We will enjoy dinner at Tamarack.

Evening: Free Time

Lodging: Quality Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
540 N. Jefferson Street
Lewisburg, WV 24901 USA
phone: 304-645-7722
Room amenities: Include digital cable, remote controlled color TV, in-room coffee maker, clock radio, free local calls, free wireless internet, iron/ironing board and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Brier Patch Lounge offers the ideal combination of congeniality and genteel pleasures. Patrons may view 45-inch television and enjoy the ultimate in satellite sports station choices, while relaxing with their favorite beverage; play various computerized games, play a game of billiards or just enjoy an uncontrived atmosphere. Our out door swimming pool is a pure delight. You will enjoy embellishing yourself in our sparkling temperate waters after a busy day. The YMCA Weight Room & Nautilus Center (Located in The Brier Inn Complex) features state-of-the-art equipment. It is equipped to work every major muscle group in your body. The friendly staff and trainers are always willing advise you in the right direction. The Brier Inn Complex also features SubWay, Shoney's, Jim's Theraputic Massage, Hair Design, and Stop IN Convenient Store

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: varies $70 - $80
Nights before and after are available. Participant must call Quality Inn to make those reservations.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, May 14 - Learn about the Cold War Bunker located at the Gr...
Learn about the Cold War Bunker located at the Greenbrier Resort and the history of the Greenbrier Resort.

Breakfast: Breakfast will be at the hotel.

Morning: Tour the Greenbrier Cold War Bunker....code name "Greek Island." This was to be a relocation facility for the Congress of the United States in the event of a nuclear attack. This is a 90 minute walking tour.

Lunch: We will enjoy lunch on the grounds of the Greenbrier Resort. .

Afternoon: We will go back in time as we learn of the special history of the Greenbrier Resort Hotel. We will enjoy an interior tour and time to explore on your own.

Dinner: Dinner is included.

Evening: Free time

Lodging: Quality Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
540 N. Jefferson Street
Lewisburg, WV 24901 USA
phone: 304-645-7722
Room amenities: Include digital cable, remote controlled color TV, in-room coffee maker, clock radio, free local calls, free wireless internet, iron/ironing board and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Brier Patch Lounge offers the ideal combination of congeniality and genteel pleasures. Patrons may view 45-inch television and enjoy the ultimate in satellite sports station choices, while relaxing with their favorite beverage; play various computerized games, play a game of billiards or just enjoy an uncontrived atmosphere. Our out door swimming pool is a pure delight. You will enjoy embellishing yourself in our sparkling temperate waters after a busy day. The YMCA Weight Room & Nautilus Center (Located in The Brier Inn Complex) features state-of-the-art equipment. It is equipped to work every major muscle group in your body. The friendly staff and trainers are always willing advise you in the right direction. The Brier Inn Complex also features SubWay, Shoney's, Jim's Theraputic Massage, Hair Design, and Stop IN Convenient Store

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: varies $70 - $80
Nights before and after are available. Participant must call Quality Inn to make those reservations.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, May 15 - Visit a 300-year-old Grist Mill in Monroe County ...
Visit a 300-year-old Grist Mill in Monroe County and the Greenbier Valley Theater

Breakfast: Breakfast will be at the hotel.

Morning: Travel to Monroe County to visit a Grist mill that has been in operation since the 1700s.

Lunch: Lunch will be included.

Afternoon: We will visit an orchard that specialized in various fruits and berries. We will enjoy a lecture at this site.

Dinner: Dinner will be included.

Evening: At Greenbrier Valley Theater - Lewisburg, WV. The Greenbrier Valley Theater, a performance venue that used to be a downtown department store.

Lodging: Quality Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, May 16 - Learn about Cherokee History and Culture, Lunch a...
Breakfast: Breakfast will be at the hotel.

Morning: Study the history, customs, and way of life of the Native Americans as presented by a Native American from the Cherokee tribe.

Lunch: Lunch will be included.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners

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