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LINCOLN CITY, OREGON

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6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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.
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Itinerary for Apr 27 — May 2, 2014

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Type: Resort

Description: Incredible 10-story hotel is built into the cliff right on the beach at Lincoln City; spectacular ocean views from every room.

Contact info:
4009 SW Highway 101
Lincoln City, OR 97367 USA
phone: 800-452-8127
web: www.spanishhead.com

Room amenities: All rooms have frig and microwave; some have kitchettes with full stove. some rooms, but not all, have balcony, must call & request if you need something specific.

Facility amenities: Ocean-view dining and lounge, heated pool, exercise and recreation rooms, saunas and enclosed ocean view spa. Miles of walking beach right outside your hotel room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Check with hotel
This resort is popular with Portland weekenders, so before and after additional nights fill up fast. Make arrangements early and make sure to mention you are with Road Scholar program.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, April 27 - Check-in and Dinner
Arrive To: Check in at hotel front desk any time after 3 pm. Orientation is at 5 pm in the El Toro Room on the 4th Floor.

Dinner: Dinner in Fathoms, the hotel restaurant on the 10th floor overlooking the ocean, voted the best restaurant view in Lincoln County.

Lodging: Inn at Spanish Head

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Incredible 10-story hotel is built into the cliff right on the beach at Lincoln City; spectacular ocean views from every room.

Contact info:
4009 SW Highway 101
Lincoln City, OR 97367 USA
phone: 800-452-8127
web: www.spanishhead.com

Room amenities: All rooms have frig and microwave; some have kitchettes with full stove. some rooms, but not all, have balcony, must call & request if you need something specific.

Facility amenities: Ocean-view dining and lounge, heated pool, exercise and recreation rooms, saunas and enclosed ocean view spa. Miles of walking beach right outside your hotel room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Check with hotel
This resort is popular with Portland weekenders, so before and after additional nights fill up fast. Make arrangements early and make sure to mention you are with Road Scholar program.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, April 28 - Natural History Walk, Writing Lecture and Exercis...
Natural History Walk, Writing Lecture and Exercises, and Natural History Slide Show

Breakfast: Dine in the Fathoms Restaurant.

Morning: "Where are we?" Brief introduction to physical setting. Natural history walk on the beach with naturalist.

Lunch: Dine in the Fathoms Restaurant.

Afternoon: Writing: Memoirs, Journals & Autobiography. Julie Fiedler, instructor This is an opportunity to consider your own life's history and learn to entrust it to words. There will be time for discussion and writing exercises.

Dinner: Dine in the Fathoms Restaurant.

Evening: Natural History of the Oregon Coast slide show

Lodging: Inn at Spanish Head

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Incredible 10-story hotel is built into the cliff right on the beach at Lincoln City; spectacular ocean views from every room.

Contact info:
4009 SW Highway 101
Lincoln City, OR 97367 USA
phone: 800-452-8127
web: www.spanishhead.com

Room amenities: All rooms have frig and microwave; some have kitchettes with full stove. some rooms, but not all, have balcony, must call & request if you need something specific.

Facility amenities: Ocean-view dining and lounge, heated pool, exercise and recreation rooms, saunas and enclosed ocean view spa. Miles of walking beach right outside your hotel room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Check with hotel
This resort is popular with Portland weekenders, so before and after additional nights fill up fast. Make arrangements early and make sure to mention you are with Road Scholar program.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, April 29 - Writing Class and Exercises, Discussion: writing ...
Writing Class and Exercises, Discussion: writing fiction; field trip; Special presentation: Author Jane Kirkpatrick

Breakfast: Dine in the Fathoms Restaurant.

Morning: Writing Class;Special presentation:" "Writing your First Novel.and other Tales of Storytelling" with Nick Sharma, actor, screenplay writer and self-professed dreamer. Also author Ron Lovell, author of the Thomas Martindale Mystery Series. A look at poetry expression. There will be writing exercises.

Lunch: Dine in the Fathoms Restaurant.

Afternoon: We will take a walk in the woods, the great northwest coastal rainforest, where wildflowers will be blooming; we will visit an estuary where salmon will be 'running' upstream to spawn. Maximum distance is one mile. Time for writing.

Dinner: Dine in the Fathoms Restaurant.

Evening: Author presentation: Jane Kirkpatrick : Internationally recognized for her lively presentations and stories that encourage and inspire. Her works have appeared in more than 50 publications and is the author of over 25 books including historical novels. Her works have been finalists for the Christy, Spur, Oregon Book Award and Willa Literary Award.

Lodging: Inn at Spanish Head

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Incredible 10-story hotel is built into the cliff right on the beach at Lincoln City; spectacular ocean views from every room.

Contact info:
4009 SW Highway 101
Lincoln City, OR 97367 USA
phone: 800-452-8127
web: www.spanishhead.com

Room amenities: All rooms have frig and microwave; some have kitchettes with full stove. some rooms, but not all, have balcony, must call & request if you need something specific.

Facility amenities: Ocean-view dining and lounge, heated pool, exercise and recreation rooms, saunas and enclosed ocean view spa. Miles of walking beach right outside your hotel room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Check with hotel
This resort is popular with Portland weekenders, so before and after additional nights fill up fast. Make arrangements early and make sure to mention you are with Road Scholar program.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, April 30 - Lecture in the morning author Michele Longo Eder;...
Lecture in the morning author Michele Longo Eder; lunch in Newport at Sylvia Beach Hotel on oceanfront

Breakfast: Dine in the Fathoms Restaurant.

Morning: Presentation: lecturer, activist and author Michele Longo Eder discusses her book, "Salt in Our Blood: The Memoir of a Fisherman's Wife". www.michelelongoeder.com. Afterward, group heads for Newport, OR for lunch at Sylvia Beach Hotel and exploring Nye Beach, restored historic district of Newport.

Lunch: Lunch at the historic Sylvia Beach Hotel overlooking the Pacific Ocean, The atmosphere for our private banquet will be cozy and fun .

Afternoon: Continue field trip. Visit other sites in the Newport area : Nye Beach, Bayfront and Yaquina Head Lighthouse Natural Scenic Area where thousands of sea birds will be beginning to nest on the 'sea stack' rocks just offshore and harbor seals may be 'pupping' on the rocks below the cliffs. Spring is bustin' out all over!!

Dinner: Dine in the Fathoms Restaurant.

Evening: Time for Stretching and Relaxation.

Lodging: Inn at Spanish Head

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Incredible 10-story hotel is built into the cliff right on the beach at Lincoln City; spectacular ocean views from every room.

Contact info:
4009 SW Highway 101
Lincoln City, OR 97367 USA
phone: 800-452-8127
web: www.spanishhead.com

Room amenities: All rooms have frig and microwave; some have kitchettes with full stove. some rooms, but not all, have balcony, must call & request if you need something specific.

Facility amenities: Ocean-view dining and lounge, heated pool, exercise and recreation rooms, saunas and enclosed ocean view spa. Miles of walking beach right outside your hotel room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Check with hotel
This resort is popular with Portland weekenders, so before and after additional nights fill up fast. Make arrangements early and make sure to mention you are with Road Scholar program.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, May 01 - Writing your Family History, Panel on Publication...
Breakfast: Dine in the Fathoms Restaurant.

Morning: Writing Your Family History; Oral histories; Capture your family story in so many ways: through anecdotes, biographies, oral history and so much more. Time for writing exercises.

Lunch: Dine in the Fathoms Restaurant.

Afternoon: Panel Discussion on publishing options, possible avenues for finding illustrators, other related topics.Writing and sharing in small groups with free time afterwards.

Dinner: Dine in the Fathoms Restaurant.

Evening: Evening celebration

Lodging: Inn at Spanish Head

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, May 02 - Departures
Breakfast: Dine in the Fathoms Restaurant.

Morning: Optional time for those who want to stay, an opportunity to talk to the presenters in a more private setting, perhaps regarding a manuscript or questions not covered earlier in the week. Check-out before noon.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Lincoln City, OR
Chinook WindsCasino is run by the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians, the local native people.
For additional information, visit: www.chinookwindscasino.com/
Factory Outlet StoresVariety of stores, including Coldwater Creek, Lands End, Oshkosh Begosh, Pendleton, Columbia, etc
Lincoln CityThe town is located right on the Pacific Ocean and has miles and miles of accessible beaches, shops, market places, crabbing and fishing opportunities as well as the Lincoln County Historical Museum. lots of recreational activities
Lincoln City Public LibraryModern facility with internet access

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
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
7 Hands-on experiences

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