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FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA

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Program #20901RJ
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.
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.
Elevation Note
3 ft. above sea level

Itinerary for Mar 10 — Mar 15, 2013

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Type: Resort

Description: Ocean and Marina Views- in room movies and video games In-room safe, coffee maker , coffee and tea ironing board and iron, hair dryer work desk, High speed Internet access in all rooms

Contact info:
801 Seabreeze Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 954-764-2233
web: www.bahiamarhotel.com

Room amenities: Ocean and Marina Views- in room movies and video games In-room safe, coffee maker , coffee and tea ironing board and iron, hair dryer work desk, High speed internet access in all rooms

Facility amenities: Three restaurants to choose from, roof top pool, free tennis and racket ball courts,shops within the resort, beach is steps from the resort, fishing fleets and fishing and sightseeing cruises for your free time.Water taxi stop at the marina, located minutes from famous Las Olas Blvd.

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

Bathroom: Large Bath room with shelf space for your bath products

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Ask at the office
Call and ask for Sales office. Tell them you are part of the Road Scholar group and they will quote the rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, March 10 - Registration begins at 3:00pm and ends at 5:00pm ...
Registration begins at 3:00pm and ends at 5:00pm followed by dinner and Orientation

Afternoon: Arrival and registration at 3:00.

Dinner: Dinner

Evening: Continue with orientation.

Lodging: Bahia Mar Beach Resort

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Ocean and Marina Views- in room movies and video games In-room safe, coffee maker , coffee and tea ironing board and iron, hair dryer work desk, High speed Internet access in all rooms

Contact info:
801 Seabreeze Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 954-764-2233
web: www.bahiamarhotel.com

Room amenities: Ocean and Marina Views- in room movies and video games In-room safe, coffee maker , coffee and tea ironing board and iron, hair dryer work desk, High speed internet access in all rooms

Facility amenities: Three restaurants to choose from, roof top pool, free tennis and racket ball courts,shops within the resort, beach is steps from the resort, fishing fleets and fishing and sightseeing cruises for your free time.Water taxi stop at the marina, located minutes from famous Las Olas Blvd.

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

Bathroom: Large Bath room with shelf space for your bath products

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Ask at the office
Call and ask for Sales office. Tell them you are part of the Road Scholar group and they will quote the rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, March 11 - Long before Al Capone and his Chicago mob began r...
Long before Al Capone and his Chicago mob began rum-running from the Bahamas into the Jupiter Inlet, there was the infamous "Ashley Gang"- Florida's answer to the "James Boys" A wonderful story told by a terrific story-teller Steve Carr

Breakfast: Enjoy a complete breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Long before Al Capone and his Chicago mob began rum-running from the Bahamas into the Jupiter Inlet, there was the infamous "Ashley Gang"- Florida's answer to the "James Boys" A wonderful story told by a terrific story-teller, Steve Carr

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel

Afternoon: Board the motor coach for a visit to Ft. Lauderdale's historic Stranahan House. A guided tour of this house is like a journey through time when the Seminole Indians made friends with a young Ohioan who settled in this frontier town now known as Ft. Lauderdale. The Stranahan House, with its FL vernacular style, has served as a trading post, town hall, post office and bank. restored to its 1913 configuration, it's a "must see in S. FL.

Dinner: Dinner Bubba Gump. Remember the famous saying "Life is like a box of Chocolates?"

Evening: Stories about the early Indian settlements with one of our favorite lecturers.

Lodging: Bahia Mar Beach Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Ocean and Marina Views- in room movies and video games In-room safe, coffee maker , coffee and tea ironing board and iron, hair dryer work desk, High speed Internet access in all rooms

Contact info:
801 Seabreeze Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 954-764-2233
web: www.bahiamarhotel.com

Room amenities: Ocean and Marina Views- in room movies and video games In-room safe, coffee maker , coffee and tea ironing board and iron, hair dryer work desk, High speed internet access in all rooms

Facility amenities: Three restaurants to choose from, roof top pool, free tennis and racket ball courts,shops within the resort, beach is steps from the resort, fishing fleets and fishing and sightseeing cruises for your free time.Water taxi stop at the marina, located minutes from famous Las Olas Blvd.

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

Bathroom: Large Bath room with shelf space for your bath products

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Ask at the office
Call and ask for Sales office. Tell them you are part of the Road Scholar group and they will quote the rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, March 12 - Bonnet House Museum and Gardens.
Breakfast: Full breakfast at the hotel

Morning: A presentation from a representative of WPBT, So. Florida's public TV station. He will discuss the "behind the scenes" activities of this very popular and important station. We will see some documentaries done by the experts at Channel 2.

Lunch: After boarding the motor coach for a wonderful experience at the Bonnet House Museum and gardens, we will have a picnic lunch at this 35 acre subtropical estate and historic house museum.

Afternoon: A Docent will take us through the Main House which houses a collection of art and the personal treasures of the Birch/Bartlett families. Following the tour through the Mansion you are free to walk around the surrounding grounds of the estate ranging from a mangrove swamp to a coastal hammock, providing habitat for a variety of fish, monkeys and other wildlife. You might want to visit the book store after walking around the property.

Dinner: Dinner is on your own.

Lodging: Bahia Mar Beach Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Resort

Description: Ocean and Marina Views- in room movies and video games In-room safe, coffee maker , coffee and tea ironing board and iron, hair dryer work desk, High speed Internet access in all rooms

Contact info:
801 Seabreeze Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 954-764-2233
web: www.bahiamarhotel.com

Room amenities: Ocean and Marina Views- in room movies and video games In-room safe, coffee maker , coffee and tea ironing board and iron, hair dryer work desk, High speed internet access in all rooms

Facility amenities: Three restaurants to choose from, roof top pool, free tennis and racket ball courts,shops within the resort, beach is steps from the resort, fishing fleets and fishing and sightseeing cruises for your free time.Water taxi stop at the marina, located minutes from famous Las Olas Blvd.

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

Bathroom: Large Bath room with shelf space for your bath products

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Ask at the office
Call and ask for Sales office. Tell them you are part of the Road Scholar group and they will quote the rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, March 13 - A day spent in the "Historic District"
Breakfast: Enjoy a full breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Board the Motor Coach for the Historical District. Docent let tours of the historical houses, etc. New River Museum, King Cromartie Museum and the 1899 replica of the old schoolhouse.

Lunch: We will have lunch along the riverfront. Manatees have been spotted in the river this time of year.

Afternoon: After lunch we will motor coach over the Ft. Lauderdale Fire Museum. The nearly 100 years of advancement and service of the Ft. Lauderdale Fire Dept. are highlighted through photos, videos, historic uniforms and equipment. Learn about major fires and emergencies that challenged our fire fighters through the years. Relive the life of a fire fighter in the kitchen, bedroom and working fire alarm equipment all showcase the the duties of fire fighters 80 years ago,

Dinner: Dinner will be at Lester's Diner. A Ft. Lauderdale favorite for over 50 years.

Evening: TBA.

Lodging: Bahia Mar Beach Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Ocean and Marina Views- in room movies and video games In-room safe, coffee maker , coffee and tea ironing board and iron, hair dryer work desk, High speed Internet access in all rooms

Contact info:
801 Seabreeze Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 954-764-2233
web: www.bahiamarhotel.com

Room amenities: Ocean and Marina Views- in room movies and video games In-room safe, coffee maker , coffee and tea ironing board and iron, hair dryer work desk, High speed internet access in all rooms

Facility amenities: Three restaurants to choose from, roof top pool, free tennis and racket ball courts,shops within the resort, beach is steps from the resort, fishing fleets and fishing and sightseeing cruises for your free time.Water taxi stop at the marina, located minutes from famous Las Olas Blvd.

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

Bathroom: Large Bath room with shelf space for your bath products

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Ask at the office
Call and ask for Sales office. Tell them you are part of the Road Scholar group and they will quote the rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, March 14 - On to Ft. Lauderdale Art Museum.When Ira Glackens...
On to Ft. Lauderdale Art Museum.When Ira Glackens, son of American impressionist William Glackens, died in 1991, he left his substantial collection of works by his father to the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale. (this is just one of the permanent exhibits).

Breakfast: Enjoy a full breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Just one of several permanent exhibits this installation from the heart and hands of Duval-Carrié bespeaks his connection to the island of his birth. Knowledgeable about Vodou since childhood, the artist incorporates the religion’s theatrical sacred personages as players in his visual dramas of upheaval and transcendence. Migration out of Haiti, with consequences for the country left behind, is a persistent theme. Travelling exhibits will be announced at a later date.

Lunch: Lunch of your choice in the area, on your own.

Afternoon: Enjoy your afternoon at your leisure. Swim at the pool, tennis at the resort, walk the beach or just relax.

Dinner: Spend your last evening in Ft. Lauderdale on a sightseeing dinner cruise. For over 60 years, Florida's legendary Jungle Queen Dinner Cruise has delighted visitors to South FL. This is a fun filled relaxing evening aboard this magical riverboat. Enjoy all you can eat while you watch a variety show with sing along. There is nothing else like it!

Lodging: Bahia Mar Beach Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, March 15 - Storytelling!
Breakfast: Enjoy a full breakfast at the hotel

Morning: A wrap of the week. Tell us what you enjoyed most and what you would like to learn more about.

Lunch: Box lunch to go

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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