PROGRAM REGISTRATION: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff and pick up your arrival packet which we'll review during our orientation session before dinner.
ORIENTATION: We'll have an overview of the program ahead and review the up-to-date schedule, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, any other administrative issues, and answer your questions. Please be aware that local circumstances may require adjusting program elements. In the event of changes, we will notify you as quickly as possible. We appreciate your understanding.
CROSSING POINTS: Participants introduce themselves to the rest of the group.Dinner: Dinner in the restaurant adjacent to Dry Creek Inn.
Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants.
Since meals are served in a group setting, it is difficult to adjust to individual dietary requests. If you are unable to eat what is on the regular menu, a vegetarian alternative is available, if not already part of the menu. Since alternative meal arrangements have to be made in advance, please indicate your need for a vegetarian entree on the enclosed Participant Information Form. If you have other dietary concerns, you can order (at your own expense) from a different menu.Evening: Enjoy the remainder of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning.Lodging: Best Western Plus Dry Creek Inn HotelMeals Included: Dinner
The river was originally known among the Southern Pomo as Ashokawna "east water place" or "water to the east", and as Bidapte, "big river". An 1843 Spanish land grant referred to it as Rio Grande. The river takes its current name from the Russian trappers who explored the river in the early 19th century, and established their Fort Ross trade colony 10 mi. northwest of its mouth. They called it the Slavyanka River. The redwoods that lined its banks drew loggers to the river in the late 19th century.Lunch: Picnic lunch at Hop Kiln Winery; tasting on your own!
In 1880 Sol Walters purchased the land and began building the structures that eventually won historic landmark status for this outstanding property. The ranch's sheep barn became the largest structure on Westside Road. Hops had become a major crop in the area, and in 1905 rancher Walters decided to build a hops dryer to serve local farmers. The structure was to be functional, using barn-style architecture and pre-20th century technology. Construction was a race against time with many neighbors betting that it would not be finished for the ‘05 hops harvest. With massive redwood timbers and stone from nearby Felta Creek, the construction team hurried to complete the majestic, 3-story Hop Kiln in 35 days.
One hundred years later the landmark Hop Kiln anchors the neighborhood landscape with its three robust towers, handsome gabled roof and thick stone walls.Afternoon: Continue bike ride back to the hotel.Dinner: Dinner in the restaurant adjacent to the InnEvening: A local historian gives us an overview of the interesting local history.Lodging: Best Western Plus Dry Creek Inn HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Stop and visit Ferrari-Carano Winery and Gardens located in picturesque Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County. Home to world-class wines, the Ferrari-Carano Winery has five acres of award-winning gardens and breathtaking vineyard views.Lunch: We enjoy our picnic lunch at one of the wineries.Afternoon: Our ride continues with other stops as time allows for a leisurely return to the hotel.Dinner: Dinner in the restaurant adjacent to the InnLodging: Best Western Plus Dry Creek Inn HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Return bikes and helmets and take a van ride back to our hotel.Dinner: Dinner in the restaurant adjacent to the InnLodging: Best Western Plus Dry Creek Inn HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Phone: (707) 433-6935 or 1-800-648-9922 (CA Only)
Chamber Hours: Monday- Friday, 9am - 5pm; Saturday- Sunday, Closed
Visit their website to get all kinds of information about visiting and living in Healdsburg including an Event Calendar.
Visitors Bureau Hours: Monday- Friday, 10am - 4pm; Saturday- Sunday, 10am - 3pm
24-hour Walk-up Visitor Information Center
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Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone: 800-576-6662 / 707-522-5800
Contact them to get a free Visitors Guide that covers the county-wide region.
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