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Lighten Up With Laughter: Body, Mind and Spirits!

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Program #17944RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
The highest elevation at Mo-Ranch is 1900.

Equipment Requirements
Good walking shoes and a flashlight.

Itinerary for Nov 4 — Nov 9, 2012

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Type: Conference Center

Contact info:
2229 FM 1340
Hunt, TX 78024 USA
phone: 800-460-4401
web: www. moranch.com

Room amenities: Central heat and air.

Facility amenities: There is an outdoor pool, the Guadalupe River flows through the conference center with designated swimming areas in the river. Limited internet access available.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $88
Call conference center to arrange pre/post program accommodations.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, November 04 - Check in; Dinner; and Orientation. Get to know y...
Arrive To: Check in. Rooms will not be ready until 4:00 pm. When you drive into the front gate, follow the signs to the Wynne/Flato hotel building. Registration table is in the lobby.

Dinner: Dinner is from 5:30-7:00 pm each night. If you have a special dietary request please let us know at least 2 weeks in advance. We can accomodate most special dietary requests. At each meal you will need to tell them your name and ask for your special meal. A full salad bar is provided.

Evening: Dinner followed by a short Welcome and Orientation. This includes a get-to-know-you activity.

Lodging: Mo-Ranch Conference Center

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Contact info:
2229 FM 1340
Hunt, TX 78024 USA
phone: 800-460-4401
web: www. moranch.com

Room amenities: Central heat and air.

Facility amenities: There is an outdoor pool, the Guadalupe River flows through the conference center with designated swimming areas in the river. Limited internet access available.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $88
Call conference center to arrange pre/post program accommodations.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, November 05 - Joke Lore as Folklore combines the age-old art of...
Joke Lore as Folklore combines the age-old art of storytelling with the enduring appeal of humor in entertaining yarn swapping and tale telling. An interesting historical walking tour will stretch your legs and inform you about Mo-Ranch history.

Note: Wear comfortable shoes. The walk takes about 75 minutes over uneven ground. A golf cart will be provided for those who wish to ride.

Breakfast: Breakfast is from 7:30-8:30 am each morning.

Morning: Group photo: A photo is given to each participant upon their departure. If you prefer not to be in the group photo, please mark your Health & Release form. Begin your morning with Joke Lore Is Folk Lore using classic word play and situational humor in short stories and move on to discussions of source material and presentation techniques. Take a "Historical Walk" around Mo-Ranch to stretch your legs and learn about the interesting buildings that comprise this retreat center built by Conoco oilman Dan Moran.

Lunch: The dining hall is open from 11:30-1:00 pm daily.

Afternoon: Afternoon sessions will explore staying fit in body, mind and spirit, the key to successful longevity.

Dinner: King Dining Hall is open from 5:30-7:00 pm daily.

Evening: Relax with games and enjoying the evening with other participants.

Lodging: Mo-Ranch Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Contact info:
2229 FM 1340
Hunt, TX 78024 USA
phone: 800-460-4401
web: www. moranch.com

Room amenities: Central heat and air.

Facility amenities: There is an outdoor pool, the Guadalupe River flows through the conference center with designated swimming areas in the river. Limited internet access available.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $88
Call conference center to arrange pre/post program accommodations.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, November 06 - Body, Mind and Spirit will be today's study focus...
Body, Mind and Spirit will be today's study focus. Physical fitness and good nutrition options will be explored through Sit and Be Fit or Water Aerobics classes. Remember your swim suit and water shoes if getting wet!

Note: Afternoon highlight will be an excursion to the Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg or area winery to sample the wares. Comfortable clothes and walking shoes are recommended.

Breakfast: Breakfast is from 7:30-8:30 am

Morning: Concluding the segment of Body Mind and Spirit will focus on living life fully and investing yourself in worthwhile activities that bring joy to this time of life. Time for fitness includes a trip to the fitness center for a choice of a water aerobics workout. Bring swim suit and water shoes if choosing water aerobics option.

Lunch: We will enjoy box lunches while being schooled in good nutrition tips by a registered dietition.

Afternoon: This afternoon we will continue our field trip in the quaint German town of Fredericksburg where we will visit the National Museum of the Pacific War.

Dinner: King Dining Hall is open from 5:30- 7:00 pm daily

Evening: Tonight you will kick back and relax with one of the funniest movies ever produced. Be it "Blazing Saddles" or "Tootsie," or a total surprise, we guarantee lots of laughter and delight.

Lodging: Mo-Ranch Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Contact info:
2229 FM 1340
Hunt, TX 78024 USA
phone: 800-460-4401
web: www. moranch.com

Room amenities: Central heat and air.

Facility amenities: There is an outdoor pool, the Guadalupe River flows through the conference center with designated swimming areas in the river. Limited internet access available.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $88
Call conference center to arrange pre/post program accommodations.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, November 07 - Tall Tales and Outright Lies will be the headline...
Tall Tales and Outright Lies will be the headliner for the day followed by If You Have Sheletons In Your Closet, Make Them Dance! Afternoon Laughter Yoga and Fractured Fairy Tales will keep you in stitches! A storytelling festival fills the evening.

Note: Explore Fredericksburg, the LBJ Ranch at Stonewall, or take in the Museum of Western Art in Kerrville. There are many wineries in the area with tasting rooms for your enjoyment. Enjoy tennis or hiking at Mo-Ranch.

Breakfast: Breakfast is from 7:30-8:30 am

Morning: Tall Tales and Outright Lies can actually begin with the truth, but this class will explore ways to stretch the truth by exaggerating situations and characters. We may play "Two Truths and A Lie" to find out who our biggest liars are! Class - G. B. Shaw observed, "If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance!" The best way to do this is through humor.

Lunch: King Dining Hall is open from 11:30- 1:00 pm daily

Afternoon: Experience Laughter Yoga Class which will keep you in stitches. No difficult poses to tackle, just hilarious group antics. Humorous and fractured Fairy Tales will then be created by a "secret" formula using Little Red Ridign Hood as a template to get your creative juices flowing and endorphines pumping.

Dinner: King Dining Hall is open from 5:30 - 7:00 pm daily.

Evening: It's Your Turn to share the laughter by crafting and telling your own crazy story at this evening's Story Telling Festival. You will delight in hearing the yarns your fellow scholars will share.

Lodging: Mo-Ranch Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Contact info:
2229 FM 1340
Hunt, TX 78024 USA
phone: 800-460-4401
web: www. moranch.com

Room amenities: Central heat and air.

Facility amenities: There is an outdoor pool, the Guadalupe River flows through the conference center with designated swimming areas in the river. Limited internet access available.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $88
Call conference center to arrange pre/post program accommodations.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, November 08 - Class time: Discover the psychological benefit of...
Class time: Discover the psychological benefit of humor. Delight is the humor of the cowboy era with a little poetry and music included.

Note: Our Closing Celebration with a Singing Cowboy who will leave your heart singing all the way back home.

Breakfast: Breakfast is from 7:30 - 8:30 am each morning.

Morning: Discover some phychological benefits of humor in discussions led by a college psychology professon followed by cowboy humor and advertures. Our cowboy poet and storyteller will spin some wild tales in story and song of the west and cowboy life.

Lunch: The dining hall is open from 11:30 - 1:00 pm daily.

Afternoon: Enjoy a free afternoon exploring the area or return to Fredericksburg for sightseeing or visit the LBJ Ranch or a winery. Stay at Mo-Ranch and hike or go canoeing. The maples are turning at Lost Maples, another great hiking area nearby.

Dinner: King Dining Hall is open from 5:30 - 7:00 pm daily.

Evening: Tonight our closing celebration will leave your heart singing those wonderful songs of the cowboys from your childhood. Sing along or just relax and enjoy the silky smooth voice of our guitar pickin' cowboy. Time to share highlights of the week and get ready to return to the real world.

Lodging: Mo-Ranch Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Contact info:
2229 FM 1340
Hunt, TX 78024 USA
phone: 800-460-4401
web: www. moranch.com

Room amenities: Central heat and air.

Facility amenities: There is an outdoor pool, the Guadalupe River flows through the conference center with designated swimming areas in the river. Limited internet access available.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $88
Call conference center to arrange pre/post program accommodations.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Six: Friday, November 09 - Class: Study the art of Improvisation and practic...
Note: Work in pairs and with a professional comedian to maximize positive behaviors.

Breakfast: Breakfast is from 7:30 - 8:30 am each morning.

Morning: Check out time is noon. Please check out before going to lunch.

Morning: "Improvisation" and "Improvisation Lab." Don't be shy, give it a try. Learn how to build and expand your imagination. Share and enjoy the laughter working together improvising more exciting ideas than you dreamed possible. We'll be coached by a professional before sharing our final goodbyes over lunch.

Lunch: The dining hall is open from 11:30 - 1:00 pm daily.

Lodging: Mo-Ranch Conference Center

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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