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Program #20698RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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Elevation Note
Salt Lake City elevation is 4,500 ft. above sea level

Itinerary for Sep 15 — Sep 21, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Experience this beautiful full-service hotel in the heart of downtown next door to Historic Temple Square, world's largest Family History Library, Salt Palace Convention Center, Energy Solutions Arena, the Utah State Capitol Building, Gateway Mall, Abravanel Symphony Hall. This prime location enables you to walk to many attractions and experience downtown Salt Lake City life at ease. The trax light rail system, which is located right outside the front door, will whisk you away anywhere from the Gateway mall up to the University of Utah, as well as points south. Trax light rail system is free within downtown Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake Plaza hotel is surrounded by restaurants, shopping, nightlife, and an endless amount of fun activities. The Salt Lake Plaza Hotel’s family style, full service restaurant offers one of downtown’s most popular dining experiences. Enjoy your dining experience in the traditional family atmosphere offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and anything in between. The Plaza Hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of over 85 restaurants and 13 night clubs. Local favorites include Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano, Red Rock Café, The Roof, Spencer’s Steak House, Market Street Bar & Grill.

Ship Information: You can use Fed Ex Ground to ship your luggage, skis or any items you would rather not lug through the airports to: Salt Lake Plaza Hotel 122 West South Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84101 800-366-3684

Contact info:
122 West South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101 USA
phone: 800-366-3684
web: www.plaza-hotel.com/

Room amenities: Experience a large, comfortable room with a new king or queen size Simmons Beauty Rest pillow top mattresses. Additionally, your room will feature: -Full room Service -Microwave and refrigerator -Free wireless hi-speed Internet -Full size irons and ironing boards -In-room safes -Cable television with CNN & ESPN -Same-day valet dry cleaning service -Complimentary in-room coffee -Voice mail -Hairdryer -Desk/work area -Roll away beds available for a nominal fee

Facility amenities: The Salt Lake Plaza Hotel has 150 luxurious guest rooms and suites that are all 100% non-smoking. The large comfortable rooms are ideally suited for business travelers and vacationers on the move. Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, you will feel right at home during your stay. -Guest laundry facilities -Valet laundry -Complimentary in-room coffee -Voice mail -Hairdryer -Desk/work area -Roll away beds available for a nominal fee -Fitness room -Complimentary airport shuttle service for Individuals ($30.00 Value for free!) -Complimentary business center -Complimentary wireless Internet -Guest Library -Full service restaurant offering room service -Outdoor seasonal pool -Indoor Jacuzzi ® -Exercise room -Covered parking.(Daily Fee) -Unique western theme gift shop -Concierge service

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $72 plus tax
To add nights before or after the program, ask for Rich Williams or his assistant to make your reservations and take credit card information. Regular front desk employees will not be able to give you this special Road Scholar rate. (800) 366-3684, ext. 3007

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, September 15 - Independent arrivals to Salt Lake City Airport an...
Afternoon: Arrive at Salt Lake Plaza Hotel. (rooms may not be ready for check-in until 3:00 PM 5:45 Meet Group Leaders in the assigned conference room. (Check with Hotel Front Desk for assigned conference room) for program registration.

Dinner: 6:00 PM Dinner at hotel JB's Restaurant

Evening: 7:00 - 8:30 PM Program introductions and orientation

Lodging: Plaza Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The BEST WESTERN Capitol Reef Resort, is located just off Highway 12 in Torrey Utah and is close to the Capitol Reef National Park, the Grand Staircase National Park, Fishlake National Forest, as well as Hickman’s Bridge, the Prehistoric Petro glyph, Anasazi State Park and Goblin Valley State Park. The BEST WESTERN Capitol Reef Resort offers spaciously-appointed guest rooms and suites, each equipped with cable satellite television with HBO® and free high-speed Internet access. Guests will enjoy beautiful red rock views while dining at the hotel's onsite restaurant. This Utah hotel's additional amenities include an outdoor heated swimming pool and hot tub, tennis courts, limited business services and conference facilities. Pets are welcome for a small fee included in rate. This hotel is the largest in Torrey and is situated a short distance from the Burr Trail, Lake Powell, Bryce Canyon National Park, Aches National Park, Canyonlands National Park and Zion’s National Park. Guests staying at this Grand Circle hotel will also be close to outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, fishing and horseback riding.

Contact info:
2600 East Hwy 24
PO Box 750160
Torrey, UT 84775 USA
phone: 435-425-3761
web: book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/US/UT/Torrey-hotels/BEST-WESTERN-Capitol-Reef-Resort/Hotel-Overview.do?propertyCode=45068

Room amenities: Guest Room Amenities: Choice of one king bed or two queen beds Cable satellite television with HBO®, CNN, A&E AM/FM alarm clock Direct dial telephones Free local calls under 30 minutes Free long distance access Data ports Wake-up calls Coffee/tea maker Hairdryer Iron, ironing board Air-conditioning Garden Suite available, one king bed, sitting room with queen sofa sleeper, patio, jetted tub, two televisions, two telephones, microwave, refrigerator and wet bar Mini-suite available, one king bed, queen sofa sleeper, microwave, refrigerator, wet bar Non-smoking Rooms: 95 Suites: 10 Public Space ADA Accessible Features: Accessible parking spaces and signage (car and van) Accessible parking space that is 96-inches wide with an appropriate access aisle An accessible route that allows for approaching and entering the hotel An accessible lobby entrance door Interior routes to public spaces that do not have abrupt level changes An accessible reception desk or accessible folding shelf or reception area Room signage: 60-inches to sign center above finished floor Accessible table in eating area The eating area has self-service shelves and dispensing devices within reach range Public restrooms accessible Guest Room Mobility Accessible Features: Accessible doors and doorways (at least 32-inches of clear width passage) Accessible bathrooms and features, including shower/tub Accessible room controls (e.g. HVAC and lighting) Accessible clear floor space Guest Room Communication Assist Features: Closed-caption televisions

Facility amenities: Hotel Amenities: Outdoor pool heated seasonally open Hot tub Tennis courts Basketball Guest laundry Gift shop or newsstand Ice/vending machines Free parking outdoors Fax services Photocopy service exterior corridor Conference facilities Fine art photography gallery Outfitters shop Free high-speed Internet access

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

Additional nights after:
Not available for this program.

Check out time: 10:00 AM

Day Two: Monday, September 16 - Travel to Capitol Reef National Park with stops a...
Travel to Capitol Reef National Park with stops at Freemont Indian State Park and lunch at "Big Rock Candy Mountain"

Breakfast: Breakfast Buffet in hotel JB's Restaurant.

Morning: Load Van with luggage. Travel to Fremont Indian State Park. Explore Museum and Rock Art of the people occupying the area until 1,200 AD. During construction of Interstate 70 in the early 1980's, ruins from a large ancient Fremont Indian village were uncovered. This museum was built to preserve treasures from the site, including pottery, baskets and arrowheads. The ancient people decorated many nearby cliff walls with unique rock art. Spend time exploring the museum and examining the amazing rock art which is one of the top rock art sites in the southwest.

Lunch: Lunch at the famous Big Rock Candy Mountain Cafe. Yes, the place you always heard about in the folk song, 'Big Rock Candy Mountain', attributed to Harry 'Haywire Mac' McClintock and made famous in the 1950's recording by Burl Ives does exist! Haywire Mac wrote the lyrics while working in the area as a Brakeman on the railroad. Geologic Information: Located a few miles north of Marysvale in Piute County, Big Rock Candy Mountain consists of altered volcanic rock in various shades of yellow, orange, red, and white. Approximately 22 to 35 million years ago, a cluster of stratovolcanoes (volcanoes similar to Mount St. Helen's) erupted, depositing large volumes of lava and ash. Known as the Bullion Canyon Volcanics, these volcanic rocks are more than 3,000 feet thick. Approximately 21 million years ago, at least six magma bodies intruded the overlying Bullion Canyon Volcanics. Through a complex chemical process involving hydrogen sulphide, steam, ground water, and oxygen, the original volcanic rock was partially altered or totally replaced. The vivid colors that one sees at Big Rock Candy Mountain are the direct result of this mineralization. The yellow, orange, and red colors are from the presence of iron minerals, such as jarosite, hematite, and pyrite. The white color is due to the presence of alunite and kaolinite, minerals rich in potassium. Over the past 15 million years, erosion has removed the distinct shapes of the former volcanoes, and within the past several million years has exposed the altered volcanic rocks in Marysvale Canyon along the Sevier River.

Afternoon: Continue traveling to Capitol Reef National Park, check into Capitol Reef Resort and settle into rooms. Meet our expert Hopi Potter, Alice Dashee and learn of the Hopi Traditions of pottery making then receive an overview of the week-long pottery making project.

Dinner: Dinner in the Conference Room at the Hotel.

Evening: In our conference room at the hotel (where all the molding, sanding, polishing and painting of our pottery takes place), learn from our Hopi teacher and expert where your clay was gathered on Hopi lands and the number of filtering and drying processes it has gone through over many days to get it to the point of where you can now work with it. See sample designs and various artistic samples of things you may choose to make during your week.

Lodging: Best Western Capitol Reef Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The BEST WESTERN Capitol Reef Resort, is located just off Highway 12 in Torrey Utah and is close to the Capitol Reef National Park, the Grand Staircase National Park, Fishlake National Forest, as well as Hickman’s Bridge, the Prehistoric Petro glyph, Anasazi State Park and Goblin Valley State Park. The BEST WESTERN Capitol Reef Resort offers spaciously-appointed guest rooms and suites, each equipped with cable satellite television with HBO® and free high-speed Internet access. Guests will enjoy beautiful red rock views while dining at the hotel's onsite restaurant. This Utah hotel's additional amenities include an outdoor heated swimming pool and hot tub, tennis courts, limited business services and conference facilities. Pets are welcome for a small fee included in rate. This hotel is the largest in Torrey and is situated a short distance from the Burr Trail, Lake Powell, Bryce Canyon National Park, Aches National Park, Canyonlands National Park and Zion’s National Park. Guests staying at this Grand Circle hotel will also be close to outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, fishing and horseback riding.

Contact info:
2600 East Hwy 24
PO Box 750160
Torrey, UT 84775 USA
phone: 435-425-3761
web: book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/US/UT/Torrey-hotels/BEST-WESTERN-Capitol-Reef-Resort/Hotel-Overview.do?propertyCode=45068

Room amenities: Guest Room Amenities: Choice of one king bed or two queen beds Cable satellite television with HBO®, CNN, A&E AM/FM alarm clock Direct dial telephones Free local calls under 30 minutes Free long distance access Data ports Wake-up calls Coffee/tea maker Hairdryer Iron, ironing board Air-conditioning Garden Suite available, one king bed, sitting room with queen sofa sleeper, patio, jetted tub, two televisions, two telephones, microwave, refrigerator and wet bar Mini-suite available, one king bed, queen sofa sleeper, microwave, refrigerator, wet bar Non-smoking Rooms: 95 Suites: 10 Public Space ADA Accessible Features: Accessible parking spaces and signage (car and van) Accessible parking space that is 96-inches wide with an appropriate access aisle An accessible route that allows for approaching and entering the hotel An accessible lobby entrance door Interior routes to public spaces that do not have abrupt level changes An accessible reception desk or accessible folding shelf or reception area Room signage: 60-inches to sign center above finished floor Accessible table in eating area The eating area has self-service shelves and dispensing devices within reach range Public restrooms accessible Guest Room Mobility Accessible Features: Accessible doors and doorways (at least 32-inches of clear width passage) Accessible bathrooms and features, including shower/tub Accessible room controls (e.g. HVAC and lighting) Accessible clear floor space Guest Room Communication Assist Features: Closed-caption televisions

Facility amenities: Hotel Amenities: Outdoor pool heated seasonally open Hot tub Tennis courts Basketball Guest laundry Gift shop or newsstand Ice/vending machines Free parking outdoors Fax services Photocopy service exterior corridor Conference facilities Fine art photography gallery Outfitters shop Free high-speed Internet access

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

Additional nights after:
Not available for this program.

Check out time: 10:00 AM

Day Three: Tuesday, September 17 - Receive clay then begin to design and start coili...
Receive clay then begin to design and start coiling your 1st pottery project with the help of our Hopi Potter. After lunch, design and start your 2nd pottery project. Finish first phase of molding your two pottery projects by the end of the day.

Note: You will get clay on your hands and clothing, but this will wash out fine.

Breakfast: Breakfast in the Conference room.

Morning: Receive clay and start coiling 1st pottery project into something you desire while learning about the traditional ways of Hopi Pottery Making from our expert guide. Alice Explains: 'Working with the clay becomes very spiritual, because you are taking a part of Mother Earth in every process of the pottery making, from collecting the clay, straining, molding, sanding, polishing, painting, and the final process of firing. Only natural materials are used throughout the process. The pottery is formed through hand coil upon hand coil, formed and molded into various shapes and sizes. The pottery must be completely dry. It is then scraped, sanded to a smooth surface using white sand stones, which gives the pottery its final shape. It is polished to a nice smooth and polished shine, using small river rock. Then it is designed and painted, using natural dye made from local plants and natural clay rocks of various color, utilizing small brush made from the narrow slender leaf of the Yucca plant. The designs come from the various Hopi clans; such as: the Sun, Eagle, Water, etc. and much by inspiration. Sheep manure is used in the final phase of firing. Fire clouds are considered beautiful and have spiritual significance with the uneven heat.' Alice feels she has been blessed with this beautiful talent for which she is grateful, and she loves to share her talent with those who want to know more about the traditional art of Hopi pottery.

Lunch: Break for lunch. In the Conference Room.

Afternoon: Start on 2nd pottery project and spend the afternoon working on both pottery projects

Dinner: Dinner in the Conference Room.

Evening: While finishing the 1st phase of molding your pottery, learn of the fascinating 275 million year old geologic history of Capitol Reef National Park with a geology professor during his DVD presentation. Complete the molding process of your pottery projects by evening's end.

Lodging: Best Western Capitol Reef Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Four: Wednesday, September 18 - While our pottery dries, take a fascinating field...
While our pottery dries, take a fascinating field trip into Capitol Reef National Park and explore the geology, the first Mormon Settlers, the one-room school house, Griffin Homestead, Fremont Indian rock art and enjoy an optional hike in Grand Wash.

Note: The optional 2.5 mile round trip hike to Hickman Bridge is one of the highlights of Capitol Reef. It is a large, elegant natural arch (measuring a span of 130 feet and 125 feet in height) and is located in a scenic side canyon far above the Fremont River. It is surrounded by the great white domes of Navajo sandstone that characterize the national park.

Breakfast: Breakfast in the Conference Room.

Morning: Field Trip to Capitol Reef National Park Visitors Center. Learn how geologic forces made this amazing National Park with an expert-led geology discussion with a Park Ranger. The Waterpocket Fold, a 100-mile long wrinkle in the earth's crust known as a monocline, extends from nearby Thousand Lakes Mountain to the Colorado River (now Lake Powell). Capitol Reef National Park was established to protect this grand and colorful geologic feature, as well as the unique natural and cultural history found in the area. Geology The Waterpocket Fold defines Capitol Reef National Park. A nearly 100-mile long warp in the Earth's crust, the Waterpocket Fold is a classic monocline: a regional fold with one very steep side in an area of otherwise nearly horizontal layers. A monocline is a "step-up" in the rock layers. Cultural History The area of Capitol Reef National Park has been a homeland to people for thousands of years. Archaic hunters and gatherers migrated through the canyons. Fremont Culture solidified around 500 CE, from food foraging groups, to farmers of corn, beans and squash. Fremont populations peaked in the 1200s. These farmers transformed again in the fourteenth century. Petroglyphs etched in rock walls and painted pictographs remain as sacred remnants of the ancient Indians' saga. Explorers, Mormon pioneers and others arrived in the 1800s. They too left their inscriptions on rock walls. This was their home. Ten Mormon families settled what is now the Fruita Rural Historic District. They planted and nurtured orchards of apples, pears and peaches. Nearly 700,000 visitors enjoy this history annually. Visit the old one-room school house and learn of its history with our Interpretive Park Ranger then discover the Griffin Homestead and Fremont Indian Rock Art

Lunch: Boxed Lunch at picnic area

Afternoon: Drive through the scenic waterpocket fold of the National Park with various photo stops along the way. Then enjoy an optional hike, the Grand Wash, 2.25 miles, easy, mostly level walking along narrow wash bottom with sheer canyon walls rising on both sides. No special gear is required other than footwear suitable for walking. This is a very relaxing and scenic trail in Capitol Reef National Park. The route will require approximately two hours to complete. Much of the route is exposed to the sun and there is little shade available. Bring your water bottle and a good pair of sneakers or hiking shoes. For those who choose to not go on this hike, you will be shuttled back to the hotel to relax for a couple of hours. After the hikers finish their hike, we will return to the hotel and start sanding our pottery if it has dried properly.

Dinner: Dinner in the Conference Room.

Evening: Continue sanding your pottery projects in preparation for polishing and painting the following day.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The BEST WESTERN Capitol Reef Resort, is located just off Highway 12 in Torrey Utah and is close to the Capitol Reef National Park, the Grand Staircase National Park, Fishlake National Forest, as well as Hickman’s Bridge, the Prehistoric Petro glyph, Anasazi State Park and Goblin Valley State Park. The BEST WESTERN Capitol Reef Resort offers spaciously-appointed guest rooms and suites, each equipped with cable satellite television with HBO® and free high-speed Internet access. Guests will enjoy beautiful red rock views while dining at the hotel's onsite restaurant. This Utah hotel's additional amenities include an outdoor heated swimming pool and hot tub, tennis courts, limited business services and conference facilities. Pets are welcome for a small fee included in rate. This hotel is the largest in Torrey and is situated a short distance from the Burr Trail, Lake Powell, Bryce Canyon National Park, Aches National Park, Canyonlands National Park and Zion’s National Park. Guests staying at this Grand Circle hotel will also be close to outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, fishing and horseback riding.

Contact info:
2600 East Hwy 24
PO Box 750160
Torrey, UT 84775 USA
phone: 435-425-3761
web: book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/US/UT/Torrey-hotels/BEST-WESTERN-Capitol-Reef-Resort/Hotel-Overview.do?propertyCode=45068

Room amenities: Guest Room Amenities: Choice of one king bed or two queen beds Cable satellite television with HBO®, CNN, A&E AM/FM alarm clock Direct dial telephones Free local calls under 30 minutes Free long distance access Data ports Wake-up calls Coffee/tea maker Hairdryer Iron, ironing board Air-conditioning Garden Suite available, one king bed, sitting room with queen sofa sleeper, patio, jetted tub, two televisions, two telephones, microwave, refrigerator and wet bar Mini-suite available, one king bed, queen sofa sleeper, microwave, refrigerator, wet bar Non-smoking Rooms: 95 Suites: 10 Public Space ADA Accessible Features: Accessible parking spaces and signage (car and van) Accessible parking space that is 96-inches wide with an appropriate access aisle An accessible route that allows for approaching and entering the hotel An accessible lobby entrance door Interior routes to public spaces that do not have abrupt level changes An accessible reception desk or accessible folding shelf or reception area Room signage: 60-inches to sign center above finished floor Accessible table in eating area The eating area has self-service shelves and dispensing devices within reach range Public restrooms accessible Guest Room Mobility Accessible Features: Accessible doors and doorways (at least 32-inches of clear width passage) Accessible bathrooms and features, including shower/tub Accessible room controls (e.g. HVAC and lighting) Accessible clear floor space Guest Room Communication Assist Features: Closed-caption televisions

Facility amenities: Hotel Amenities: Outdoor pool heated seasonally open Hot tub Tennis courts Basketball Guest laundry Gift shop or newsstand Ice/vending machines Free parking outdoors Fax services Photocopy service exterior corridor Conference facilities Fine art photography gallery Outfitters shop Free high-speed Internet access

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

Additional nights after:
Not available for this program.

Check out time: 10:00 AM

Day Five: Thursday, September 19 - Polish your pottery with ancient river stones the...
Polish your pottery with ancient river stones then begin painting your pottery using a paint brush made out of a yucca leaf. Understand various Hopi symbols and other Hopi Clan designs provided as samples of what you can use for your design and patterns.

Note: You may get some paint on your clothing so wear older clothing.

Breakfast: Breakfast in the Conference Room.

Morning: Polish Pottery with ancient river stones passed from generation to generation in the Hopi Clans. Learn the intricacies of obtaining just the right polish using the right amount of pressure, friction and proper polishing patterns.

Lunch: Lunch in the Conference Room.

Afternoon: Gain an appreciation of what natural wild plants such as wild spinach and minerals are used to make traditional Hopi paint and how long it takes to make just a small jar of paint. Learn of the various symbols and Hopi Clan designs used for many generations on pottery. Make your own paint brush using a yucca leaf and chewing on the end to make the brush hairs then between your yucca brush and a modern paint brush, begin painting your pottery.

Dinner: Dinner in the Conference Room.

Evening: Finish designing and painting your pottery pieces. Then learn about Hopi Corn and the importance it has played in the Hopi Culture for hundreds of years including today. Learn from our expert instructor the process of making the traditional bread called piki which begins as a batter made of blue cornmeal, ash and water greased with animal fat or sunflower oil. It is baked on stones heated by burning pinyon or juniper wood to bake. The same batter can be rolled into balls and cooked in boiling water to make a breakfast dish called bivilviki or monokviki. Hopi wrap corn husks around dough made by combining sugar-sweetened blue cornmeal with ash. The dough bundle is then boiled. Then enjoy the real thing prepared by our Hopi instructors.

Lodging: Best Western Capitol Reef Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The BEST WESTERN Capitol Reef Resort, is located just off Highway 12 in Torrey Utah and is close to the Capitol Reef National Park, the Grand Staircase National Park, Fishlake National Forest, as well as Hickman’s Bridge, the Prehistoric Petro glyph, Anasazi State Park and Goblin Valley State Park. The BEST WESTERN Capitol Reef Resort offers spaciously-appointed guest rooms and suites, each equipped with cable satellite television with HBO® and free high-speed Internet access. Guests will enjoy beautiful red rock views while dining at the hotel's onsite restaurant. This Utah hotel's additional amenities include an outdoor heated swimming pool and hot tub, tennis courts, limited business services and conference facilities. Pets are welcome for a small fee included in rate. This hotel is the largest in Torrey and is situated a short distance from the Burr Trail, Lake Powell, Bryce Canyon National Park, Aches National Park, Canyonlands National Park and Zion’s National Park. Guests staying at this Grand Circle hotel will also be close to outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, fishing and horseback riding.

Contact info:
2600 East Hwy 24
PO Box 750160
Torrey, UT 84775 USA
phone: 435-425-3761
web: book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/US/UT/Torrey-hotels/BEST-WESTERN-Capitol-Reef-Resort/Hotel-Overview.do?propertyCode=45068

Room amenities: Guest Room Amenities: Choice of one king bed or two queen beds Cable satellite television with HBO®, CNN, A&E AM/FM alarm clock Direct dial telephones Free local calls under 30 minutes Free long distance access Data ports Wake-up calls Coffee/tea maker Hairdryer Iron, ironing board Air-conditioning Garden Suite available, one king bed, sitting room with queen sofa sleeper, patio, jetted tub, two televisions, two telephones, microwave, refrigerator and wet bar Mini-suite available, one king bed, queen sofa sleeper, microwave, refrigerator, wet bar Non-smoking Rooms: 95 Suites: 10 Public Space ADA Accessible Features: Accessible parking spaces and signage (car and van) Accessible parking space that is 96-inches wide with an appropriate access aisle An accessible route that allows for approaching and entering the hotel An accessible lobby entrance door Interior routes to public spaces that do not have abrupt level changes An accessible reception desk or accessible folding shelf or reception area Room signage: 60-inches to sign center above finished floor Accessible table in eating area The eating area has self-service shelves and dispensing devices within reach range Public restrooms accessible Guest Room Mobility Accessible Features: Accessible doors and doorways (at least 32-inches of clear width passage) Accessible bathrooms and features, including shower/tub Accessible room controls (e.g. HVAC and lighting) Accessible clear floor space Guest Room Communication Assist Features: Closed-caption televisions

Facility amenities: Hotel Amenities: Outdoor pool heated seasonally open Hot tub Tennis courts Basketball Guest laundry Gift shop or newsstand Ice/vending machines Free parking outdoors Fax services Photocopy service exterior corridor Conference facilities Fine art photography gallery Outfitters shop Free high-speed Internet access

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

Additional nights after:
Not available for this program.

Check out time: 10:00 AM

Day Six: Friday, September 20 - Prepare for firing of both pottery projects, one ...
Prepare for firing of both pottery projects, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Between the firing processes, learn about the Kachina

Note: The Hopi firing process uses dried sheep manure which will make clothing smell. Hence wear old clothing this day.

Breakfast: Breakfast in the Conference Room.

Morning: Prepare for the 1st pottery firing. Learn of the importance of the Hopi traditional process using sheep manure and how this gives the pottery the beautiful tan color when finished. Then begin firing. While your pottery is firing (about a 3-hour process) Learn of the Hopi Kachina. Within Hopi religion, the kachinas are said to live on the San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff, Arizona. The most important Hopi kachinas are called wuya. Among the Hopi, Kachina dolls are traditionally carved by the uncles and given to uninitiated girls at the Bean Dance (Spring Bean Planting Ceremony) and Home Dance Ceremony in the summer. The function of the dolls is to acquaint children with some of the many kachinas. In Hopi the word is often used to represent the spiritual beings themselves (said to be connected with the Fifth World, Taalawsohu), the dolls, or the people who dress as kachinas for ceremonial dances, which are understood to all embody aspects of the same belief system. Among other uses, the kachinas represent historical events and things in nature, and are used to educate children in the ways of life. See paintings of Kachinas and learn from our Hopi Expert Instructor the purpose each Kachina plays in Hopi life traditionally and today.

Lunch: Lunch in the Conference Room.

Afternoon: Prepare for and complete 2nd firing as soon as coals have died down from first firing. While this batch of pottery is firing, continue to learn about the Hopi people and culture from our Expert Instructor. When the firing process is complete uncover our final project and admire each others completed Hopi Pottery.

Dinner: Group program finale and dinner in the Conference Room.

Evening: Prepare pottery for shipping or package for flights home. Clean up and pack up supplies used during the pottery making process. Boxes, bubble wrap, and tape is provided.

Lodging: Best Western Capitol Reef Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Saturday, September 21 - Say our goodbyes to our Hopi Instructor, Alice Da...
Say our goodbyes to our Hopi Instructor, Alice Dashee. Leave for Salt Lake City. Lunch at restaurant on way to Salt Lake City. Independent departures from airport after 3:00 PM or stay another night on your own at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel.

Note: Load suit cases and pottery boxes into van and U-Haul trailer for departure.

Breakfast: Breakfast in the Conference Room.

Morning: Pack up van and trailer, say our goodbyes to our Hopi Instructor, Alice Dashee, load the van around 9:00 am and start 4-hour drive back to Salt Lake City.

Lunch: Lunch at restaurant during trip back to Salt Lake City

Afternoon: Arrive at Salt Lake City International Airport around 2:00 PM for those choosing to fly out on Saturday late afternoon or evening. Please book departing flight later then 3:00 PM because there is no guarantee we will make it to the Airport until after 2:00 PM. You are encouraged to relax and stay an extra night at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel and leave from the airport on Sunday. If you choose this option, you might consider a flight after 12:00 noon so you can walk across the street from the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel and listen to the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir's live performance at 9:30 AM Sunday morning (nice casual dress) and you must be in your seat by 9:15 AM. After dropping off any participants at the airport who are flying out Saturday afternoon or evening, the rest of the group will be taken back to the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel for the evening. Individual Hotel Reservations are made by calling Rich Williams, the Hotel Sales Manager (the front desk staff can not offer the special Road Scholar rate of $72 plus tax) at (801) 521-0310. Dinner on your own in hotel JB's Restaurant or local restaurant (many within walking distance of hotel).

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
18 meals: 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
12 Hands-on experiences

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4.8
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