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Program #9504RJ
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.
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Itinerary for Jun 23 — Jun 28, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Contact info:
540 N. Jefferson Street
Lewisburg, WV 24901 USA
phone: 304-645-7722
web: www.brierinn.com

Room amenities: Include digital cable, remote controlled color TV, in-room coffee maker, clock radio, free local calls, free wireless internet, iron/ironing board and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Brier Patch Lounge offers the ideal combination of congeniality and genteel pleasures. Patrons may view 45-inch television and enjoy the ultimate in satellite sports station choices, while relaxing with their favorite beverage; play various computerized games, play a game of billiards or just enjoy an uncontrived atmosphere. Our out door swimming pool is a pure delight. You will enjoy embellishing yourself in our sparkling temperate waters after a busy day. The YMCA Weight Room & Nautilus Center (Located in The Brier Inn Complex) features state-of-the-art equipment. It is equipped to work every major muscle group in your body. The friendly staff and trainers are always willing advise you in the right direction. The Brier Inn Complex also features SubWay, Shoney's, Jim's Theraputic Massage, Hair Design, and Stop IN Convenient Store

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $70.30 double occupancy
Additional nights are available by contacting the hotel directly.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, June 23 - Arrival and Orientation
Afternoon: Arrive at the Quality Inn in Lewisburg, WV. (Phone--(304-645-7722) You may begin checking in at 3 p.m. We will not have a formal check-in for Road Scholar, but will meet in the dining room of the Quality Inn at 6:00 p.m. for dinner, introductions, and an overview of the week.

Dinner: We will meet for dinner in the hotel dining room at 6 p.m.

Lodging: Quality Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
540 N. Jefferson Street
Lewisburg, WV 24901 USA
phone: 304-645-7722
web: www.brierinn.com

Room amenities: Include digital cable, remote controlled color TV, in-room coffee maker, clock radio, free local calls, free wireless internet, iron/ironing board and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Brier Patch Lounge offers the ideal combination of congeniality and genteel pleasures. Patrons may view 45-inch television and enjoy the ultimate in satellite sports station choices, while relaxing with their favorite beverage; play various computerized games, play a game of billiards or just enjoy an uncontrived atmosphere. Our out door swimming pool is a pure delight. You will enjoy embellishing yourself in our sparkling temperate waters after a busy day. The YMCA Weight Room & Nautilus Center (Located in The Brier Inn Complex) features state-of-the-art equipment. It is equipped to work every major muscle group in your body. The friendly staff and trainers are always willing advise you in the right direction. The Brier Inn Complex also features SubWay, Shoney's, Jim's Theraputic Massage, Hair Design, and Stop IN Convenient Store

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $70.30 double occupancy
Additional nights are available by contacting the hotel directly.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, June 24 - Tour the Greenbier Cold War Bunker and Visit Lewi...
Breakfast: Breakfast will be in the hotel.

Morning: Tour the Greenbrier Cold War Bunker....code name "Greek Island." This was to be a relocation facility for the Congress of the United States in the event of a nuclear attack.

Lunch: Lunch will be included.

Afternoon: Visit the City of Lewisburg. A former mayor was fond of saying, "Only two kinds of people ever leave Lewisburg - those who will return and those who wish they could." In 1978, a 236-acre area in the heart of Lewisburg was designated a National Register Historic District. This 221-year-old town with many 18th- and 19th-century buildings is set amid the Allegheny Mountains and is where the steeple clock still tolls the hour and the church bells ring out on Sunday mornings. Old structures, converted to new purposes, are still in use, and antebellum homes (often remaining in the same families for generations) are still occupied..

Dinner: Dinner will be included.

Evening: Free time

Lodging: Quality Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
540 N. Jefferson Street
Lewisburg, WV 24901 USA
phone: 304-645-7722
web: www.brierinn.com

Room amenities: Include digital cable, remote controlled color TV, in-room coffee maker, clock radio, free local calls, free wireless internet, iron/ironing board and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Brier Patch Lounge offers the ideal combination of congeniality and genteel pleasures. Patrons may view 45-inch television and enjoy the ultimate in satellite sports station choices, while relaxing with their favorite beverage; play various computerized games, play a game of billiards or just enjoy an uncontrived atmosphere. Our out door swimming pool is a pure delight. You will enjoy embellishing yourself in our sparkling temperate waters after a busy day. The YMCA Weight Room & Nautilus Center (Located in The Brier Inn Complex) features state-of-the-art equipment. It is equipped to work every major muscle group in your body. The friendly staff and trainers are always willing advise you in the right direction. The Brier Inn Complex also features SubWay, Shoney's, Jim's Theraputic Massage, Hair Design, and Stop IN Convenient Store

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $70.30 double occupancy
Additional nights are available by contacting the hotel directly.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, June 25 - Trip to Beckley to visit the Whipple Company Stor...
Trip to Beckley to visit the Whipple Company Store, Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Tamarack

Note: Due to traveling out of town for the experiences of the day, we will be unable to return to the hotel until we return that evening around 8 p.m.

Breakfast: Breakfast will be in the hotel.

Morning: Learn about the geographical features of the New River area and the correlation that has to the industry of coal mining. Following the lecture in Lewisburg, we will travel to Grandview National Park near Beckley, WV for lunch.

Lunch: Lunch will be included.

Afternoon: We will visit the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and learn of the day to day work of a coal miner through riding in a "man car" through the mine. Also enjoy various buildings that have been recovered and restored from various coal camps such as the Superintendent's house, miner's shanty, church and schoolhouse. Also, visit a display of a Mountain homestead. We will travel through a portion of the coalfields to talk about the history and culture of coal mining and also touch on mining today. We will also visit the historic Whipple Company Store which was a company store in one of the coal camps. We will visit Tamarack. Tamarack is the nation's first and only statewide collection of homemade craft, art and cuisine showcasing the "Best of West Virginia". From hand-carved furniture to glass and pottery to Appalachain Quilts. Tamarack offers only the best. You will also find an array of regional specialty foods and products.

Dinner: We will enjoy dinner at Tamarack

Evening: Free Time

Lodging: Quality Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
540 N. Jefferson Street
Lewisburg, WV 24901 USA
phone: 304-645-7722
web: www.brierinn.com

Room amenities: Include digital cable, remote controlled color TV, in-room coffee maker, clock radio, free local calls, free wireless internet, iron/ironing board and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Brier Patch Lounge offers the ideal combination of congeniality and genteel pleasures. Patrons may view 45-inch television and enjoy the ultimate in satellite sports station choices, while relaxing with their favorite beverage; play various computerized games, play a game of billiards or just enjoy an uncontrived atmosphere. Our out door swimming pool is a pure delight. You will enjoy embellishing yourself in our sparkling temperate waters after a busy day. The YMCA Weight Room & Nautilus Center (Located in The Brier Inn Complex) features state-of-the-art equipment. It is equipped to work every major muscle group in your body. The friendly staff and trainers are always willing advise you in the right direction. The Brier Inn Complex also features SubWay, Shoney's, Jim's Theraputic Massage, Hair Design, and Stop IN Convenient Store

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $70.30 double occupancy
Additional nights are available by contacting the hotel directly.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, June 26 - Tour the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and...
Tour the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and Visit Cass Scenic Railroad

Note: Due to the location of Cass and the National Astronomy Observatory, we will be travel approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes by bus. If you tend toward motion sickness and take medication for that, please bring that with you. Also, due to the location of these sites, we will not be able to return to the motel until we return for the evening which will be around 7 p.m.

Breakfast: Breakfast will be in the hotel.

Morning: We will depart for Pocahontas County to visit the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. The Green Bank National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) is one of the world's premier research facilities for radio astronomy. NRAO operates powerful, advanced radio telescopes spanning the western hemisphere. Scientists from around the world use these instruments to probe fundamental questions in astronomy and physics. Green Bank National Radio Astronomy Observatory is home to the largest fully steerable dish in the world. Simple film cameras are welcome all over the site, however, digital cameras, 35mm cameras with advanced electronics or video recorders are not permitted near the telescopes. The electronic devices create radio pollution which can ruin astronomers’ data. Feel free to bring your digital cameras, but there will be an area that they must be turned off. If you would want close up pictures of the telescopes, feel free to bring a simple film camera.

Lunch: Lunch will be included.

Afternoon: Visit Cass Scenic Railroad, learn about the history of logging in the town of Cass. Enjoy a ride on the train that is powered by the steam engine previously used to haul logs off the mountain.

Dinner: Dinner is included.

Evening: Free time

Lodging: Quality Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
540 N. Jefferson Street
Lewisburg, WV 24901 USA
phone: 304-645-7722
web: www.brierinn.com

Room amenities: Include digital cable, remote controlled color TV, in-room coffee maker, clock radio, free local calls, free wireless internet, iron/ironing board and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Brier Patch Lounge offers the ideal combination of congeniality and genteel pleasures. Patrons may view 45-inch television and enjoy the ultimate in satellite sports station choices, while relaxing with their favorite beverage; play various computerized games, play a game of billiards or just enjoy an uncontrived atmosphere. Our out door swimming pool is a pure delight. You will enjoy embellishing yourself in our sparkling temperate waters after a busy day. The YMCA Weight Room & Nautilus Center (Located in The Brier Inn Complex) features state-of-the-art equipment. It is equipped to work every major muscle group in your body. The friendly staff and trainers are always willing advise you in the right direction. The Brier Inn Complex also features SubWay, Shoney's, Jim's Theraputic Massage, Hair Design, and Stop IN Convenient Store

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $70.30 double occupancy
Additional nights are available by contacting the hotel directly.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, June 27 - Visit a 300-year-old Grist Mill in Monroe County ...
Visit a 300-year-old Grist Mill in Monroe County and the Greenbier Valley Theater

Breakfast: Breakfast will be in the hotel.

Morning: Travel to Monroe County and visit a Grist mill that has been in operation since the 1700s.

Lunch: Lunch will be included.

Afternoon: Visit an orchard that specialized in various fruits and berries. While there we will get a "behind the scenes" picture of the workings of an orchard.

Dinner: Dinner will be included.

Evening: At Greenbrier Valley Theater - Lewisburg, WV. The Greenbrier Valley Theater, a performance venue that used to be a downtown department store.

Lodging: Quality Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, June 28 - Learn about Cherokee History and Culture, Lunch a...
Breakfast: Breakfast will be in the hotel.

Morning: Study the history, customs, and way of life of the Native Americans as presented by a Native American from the Cherokee tribe.

Lunch: Lunch will be included.

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
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners

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