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TUCSON, ARIZONA

Modern Bridge at the White Stallion Ranch

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Program #20396RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Apr 14 — Apr 19, 2013

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Type: Other

Description: White Stallion Ranch is a 3,000-acre working cattle ranch run by the True family since 1965. Most rooms have original Western furniture. The spa and fitness center bring many comforts to this authentic setting. Horseback riding, hiking, hayrides, cookouts, team cattle penning, rodeos, country line dancing, telescopic stargazing, and campfire sing-alongs allow you to experience the absolute best of the Old West.

Contact info:
9251 W. Twin Peaks Road, NW
Tucson, AZ 85743 USA
phone: 520-297-0252 xor8889772624
web: www.whitestallion.com

Room amenities: Rooms are tastefully decorated in regional southwestern style with art and accents from Mexico. Generous floor plans offer sunny, comfortable rooms with plenty of closet space. All guest rooms have air conditioning and a charming patio. Views are of the mountains and cactus gardens. No televisions or telephones in rooms.

Facility amenities: Two tennis courts, heated pool, gym, hot tub, spa services, sauna and Fitness Center, basketball, billiards, horseback riding, shuffleboard, volleyball, horseshoes, ping pong, petting zoo, full bar, library, piano, RoundUp Recreation Center, business services, meeting rooms, airport shuttle, no room phones, no TVs. Free wireless Internet access, guest office with computers and printers. Coin-operated laundry including detergents, etc. Additional horseback riding and lessons available at an additional cost; please speak with Ranch directly to arrange this.White Stallion Ranch now accepts Discover, Amex, Visa, Mastercard.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: best seasonal rates apply
Make arrangements directly with White Stallion Ranch well in advance of program dates for additional nights' housing.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, April 14 - Arrival and check in at White Stallion Ranch. Pro...
Arrival and check in at White Stallion Ranch. Program orientation and introductions.

Note: Walking up to a few blocks over packed dirt terrain between housing and dining hall/meeting room

Arrive To: Arrive at White Stallion Ranch and check in at the front desk between 2:00-5:00 PM on first day of program. Register with your Road Scholar group leader between 5:00-6:00 PM.

Dinner: Dinner buffet in Ranch's dining hall from 6:00 7:00 PM.

Evening: From 7:00 - 8:30 PM, there will be a welcome reception, introductions to participants and staff and a program orientation followed by an optional bridge class.

Lodging: White Stallion Ranch

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Other

Description: White Stallion Ranch is a 3,000-acre working cattle ranch run by the True family since 1965. Most rooms have original Western furniture. The spa and fitness center bring many comforts to this authentic setting. Horseback riding, hiking, hayrides, cookouts, team cattle penning, rodeos, country line dancing, telescopic stargazing, and campfire sing-alongs allow you to experience the absolute best of the Old West.

Contact info:
9251 W. Twin Peaks Road, NW
Tucson, AZ 85743 USA
phone: 520-297-0252 xor8889772624
web: www.whitestallion.com

Room amenities: Rooms are tastefully decorated in regional southwestern style with art and accents from Mexico. Generous floor plans offer sunny, comfortable rooms with plenty of closet space. All guest rooms have air conditioning and a charming patio. Views are of the mountains and cactus gardens. No televisions or telephones in rooms.

Facility amenities: Two tennis courts, heated pool, gym, hot tub, spa services, sauna and Fitness Center, basketball, billiards, horseback riding, shuffleboard, volleyball, horseshoes, ping pong, petting zoo, full bar, library, piano, RoundUp Recreation Center, business services, meeting rooms, airport shuttle, no room phones, no TVs. Free wireless Internet access, guest office with computers and printers. Coin-operated laundry including detergents, etc. Additional horseback riding and lessons available at an additional cost; please speak with Ranch directly to arrange this.White Stallion Ranch now accepts Discover, Amex, Visa, Mastercard.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: best seasonal rates apply
Make arrangements directly with White Stallion Ranch well in advance of program dates for additional nights' housing.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, April 15 - Bidding brush-up from no-trump or suit and biddin...
Note: Walking up to a few blocks over packed dirt terrain between housing and dining hall/meeting room. Other activites as desired; walking trails, swimming, tennis, ping-pong, games.

Breakfast: Breakfast in the dining hall (buffet style) between 7:00 and 9:00 AM.

Morning: From 9:30 AM until 12:00 PM, you'll have a hands-on bridge class. This will consist of an overview of what is now considered standard bidding, opening no-trump bidsand responding to them, using Stayman and Jacoby Transfers. You'll bid and play hands to practice what you've learned. Dennis Dawson will be your instructor and appropriate breaks will be scheduled.

Lunch: Lunch in the dining hall from 12:00 - 1:00 PM. The meals at White Stallion Ranch are beautifully prepared and presented; there are always a number of choices. There are always nice, fresh salads/vegetables, healthfully prepared. Save room for dessert; the cooks prepare some fabulous cookies and more. If you have special needs, let us know in advance in the health/info form you'll find in the mailing you'll receive; we'll try to accommodate if possible.

If you don't let us know in advance, we may not be able to provide what you feel you need.

Afternoon: From 1:15 until 4:30 PM, we'll play duplicate bridge for ACBL masterpoints.

Evening: Country line-dancing and other western dancing experiences OR take an optional, additional class and play some more bridge!

Lodging: White Stallion Ranch

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Type: Other

Description: White Stallion Ranch is a 3,000-acre working cattle ranch run by the True family since 1965. Most rooms have original Western furniture. The spa and fitness center bring many comforts to this authentic setting. Horseback riding, hiking, hayrides, cookouts, team cattle penning, rodeos, country line dancing, telescopic stargazing, and campfire sing-alongs allow you to experience the absolute best of the Old West.

Contact info:
9251 W. Twin Peaks Road, NW
Tucson, AZ 85743 USA
phone: 520-297-0252 xor8889772624
web: www.whitestallion.com

Room amenities: Rooms are tastefully decorated in regional southwestern style with art and accents from Mexico. Generous floor plans offer sunny, comfortable rooms with plenty of closet space. All guest rooms have air conditioning and a charming patio. Views are of the mountains and cactus gardens. No televisions or telephones in rooms.

Facility amenities: Two tennis courts, heated pool, gym, hot tub, spa services, sauna and Fitness Center, basketball, billiards, horseback riding, shuffleboard, volleyball, horseshoes, ping pong, petting zoo, full bar, library, piano, RoundUp Recreation Center, business services, meeting rooms, airport shuttle, no room phones, no TVs. Free wireless Internet access, guest office with computers and printers. Coin-operated laundry including detergents, etc. Additional horseback riding and lessons available at an additional cost; please speak with Ranch directly to arrange this.White Stallion Ranch now accepts Discover, Amex, Visa, Mastercard.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: best seasonal rates apply
Make arrangements directly with White Stallion Ranch well in advance of program dates for additional nights' housing.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, April 16 - Opening bids, forcing major suit raises, bidding ...
Note: Walking up to a few blocks over packed dirt terrain between housing and dining hall/meeting room. Other activites as desired; walking trails, swimming, tennis, ping-pong, games.

Breakfast: Breakfast in the dining hall between 7:00 - 8:00 AM.

Morning: Today you'll study opening bids using five-card major majors and better minor, limit raises, forcing major suit raises (Jacoby 2NT). Bid and play hands to practice what you've learned.

Lunch: Lunch in the dining hall from 12:00 - 1:00 PM.

Afternoon: Duplicate bridge for ACBL masterpoints in the afternoon between 1:15 and 4:30 PM.

Dinner: Dinner in the dining hall from 6:00 - 7:00 PM.

Evening: Optional Ranch nightly entertainment in Main Lodge or an optional bridge class!

Lodging: White Stallion Ranch

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Other

Description: White Stallion Ranch is a 3,000-acre working cattle ranch run by the True family since 1965. Most rooms have original Western furniture. The spa and fitness center bring many comforts to this authentic setting. Horseback riding, hiking, hayrides, cookouts, team cattle penning, rodeos, country line dancing, telescopic stargazing, and campfire sing-alongs allow you to experience the absolute best of the Old West.

Contact info:
9251 W. Twin Peaks Road, NW
Tucson, AZ 85743 USA
phone: 520-297-0252 xor8889772624
web: www.whitestallion.com

Room amenities: Rooms are tastefully decorated in regional southwestern style with art and accents from Mexico. Generous floor plans offer sunny, comfortable rooms with plenty of closet space. All guest rooms have air conditioning and a charming patio. Views are of the mountains and cactus gardens. No televisions or telephones in rooms.

Facility amenities: Two tennis courts, heated pool, gym, hot tub, spa services, sauna and Fitness Center, basketball, billiards, horseback riding, shuffleboard, volleyball, horseshoes, ping pong, petting zoo, full bar, library, piano, RoundUp Recreation Center, business services, meeting rooms, airport shuttle, no room phones, no TVs. Free wireless Internet access, guest office with computers and printers. Coin-operated laundry including detergents, etc. Additional horseback riding and lessons available at an additional cost; please speak with Ranch directly to arrange this.White Stallion Ranch now accepts Discover, Amex, Visa, Mastercard.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: best seasonal rates apply
Make arrangements directly with White Stallion Ranch well in advance of program dates for additional nights' housing.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, April 17 - Theory of captaincy; how opener or responder can ...
Note: Walking up to a few blocks over packed dirt terrain between housing and dining hall/meeting room. Other activites as desired; walking trails, swimming, tennis, ping-pong, games.

Breakfast: Breakfast in the dining hall from 7:00 - 8:00 AMl.

Morning: From 8:30 - 11:30 AM, learn the theory of captaincy, the three ways how opener or responder can limit their hand. Bid and play hands to practice what you've learned.

Lunch: Lunch in the dining hall from 12:00 - 1:00 PM.

Afternoon: From 1:15 - 4:30 PM, play duplicate bridge for ACBL masterpoints.

Dinner: Dinner in the dining hall from 6:00 - 7:00 PM.

Evening: Evening activities at the Ranch or participate in an optional class.

Lodging: White Stallion Ranch

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Other

Description: White Stallion Ranch is a 3,000-acre working cattle ranch run by the True family since 1965. Most rooms have original Western furniture. The spa and fitness center bring many comforts to this authentic setting. Horseback riding, hiking, hayrides, cookouts, team cattle penning, rodeos, country line dancing, telescopic stargazing, and campfire sing-alongs allow you to experience the absolute best of the Old West.

Contact info:
9251 W. Twin Peaks Road, NW
Tucson, AZ 85743 USA
phone: 520-297-0252 xor8889772624
web: www.whitestallion.com

Room amenities: Rooms are tastefully decorated in regional southwestern style with art and accents from Mexico. Generous floor plans offer sunny, comfortable rooms with plenty of closet space. All guest rooms have air conditioning and a charming patio. Views are of the mountains and cactus gardens. No televisions or telephones in rooms.

Facility amenities: Two tennis courts, heated pool, gym, hot tub, spa services, sauna and Fitness Center, basketball, billiards, horseback riding, shuffleboard, volleyball, horseshoes, ping pong, petting zoo, full bar, library, piano, RoundUp Recreation Center, business services, meeting rooms, airport shuttle, no room phones, no TVs. Free wireless Internet access, guest office with computers and printers. Coin-operated laundry including detergents, etc. Additional horseback riding and lessons available at an additional cost; please speak with Ranch directly to arrange this.White Stallion Ranch now accepts Discover, Amex, Visa, Mastercard.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: best seasonal rates apply
Make arrangements directly with White Stallion Ranch well in advance of program dates for additional nights' housing.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, April 18 - Opening and responding to pre-emptive bids
Note: Walking up to a few blocks over packed dirt terrain between housing and dining hall/meeting room. Other activites as desired; walking trails, swimming, tennis, ping-pong, games.

Breakfast: Breakfast in the dining hall from 7:00 - 8:00 AM.

Morning: From 8:30 - 11:30 AM, study opening and responding to pre-emptive opening bids, including weak two bids. Bid and play hands to practice what you've learned.

Lunch: Lunch in the dining hall from 12:00 - 1:00 PM.

Afternoon: From 1:15 - 4:30 PM, play duplicate bridge for ACBL masterpoints.

Dinner: Dinner in the dining hall from 6:00 - 7:00 PM.

Evening: From 7:00 - 9:00 PM, there will be a program closing followed by evening activities at the ranch or an optional bridge class (and more bridge games!).

Lodging: White Stallion Ranch

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, April 19 - Breakfast and departure. Checkout time is 11:00 ...
Note: Walking up to a few blocks over packed dirt terrain between housing and dining hall

Depart From: Depart from White Stallion Ranch afer breakfast. Check-out time is by 11:00 AM

Breakfast: Breakfast in the dining hall between 7:00 - 8:00 AM. This will be the last meal included with your Road Scholar program.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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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