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Program #8271RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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Itinerary for Jun 22 — Jun 27, 2014

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Type: Motel

Description: Centrally located, locally owned motel. Within walking distance of marina, restaurants, museum and shops.

Contact info:
701 West Main Street
Crisfield, MD 21817 USA
phone: 410-968-2220
Facility amenities: Color television w/cable. Telephones. Ice Machines. Not handicapped accessible. Complimentary parking. Coffee pots and refrigerators are not standard to rooms.

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

Additional nights before: Call for rates
Please call and tell the motel that you are with Road Scholar, and ask for its rates.

Check in time: 11:00 AM


Day One: Sunday, June 22 - Check In/Registration/Dinner/Welcome & Orientatio...
Afternoon: Check in at Captain Tyler's Motel anytime after 11 a.m.

Dinner: Registration & Dinner 6 p.m. at local restaurant. Chris Tyler, Executive Director of the Crisfield Heritage Foundation will greet you.

Evening: The first evening activity is an overview of the week's schedule, reviewing local amenities and then followed by an informal introduction of the Road Scholar participants themselves

Lodging: Captain Tyler's Motel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: Centrally located, locally owned motel. Within walking distance of marina, restaurants, museum and shops.

Contact info:
701 West Main Street
Crisfield, MD 21817 USA
phone: 410-968-2220
Facility amenities: Color television w/cable. Telephones. Ice Machines. Not handicapped accessible. Complimentary parking. Coffee pots and refrigerators are not standard to rooms.

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

Additional nights before: Call for rates
Please call and tell the motel that you are with Road Scholar, and ask for its rates.

Check in time: 11:00 AM


Day Two: Monday, June 23 - Educational Program/Tangier/Program-Museum
Breakfast: Buffet style in a local restaurant.

Morning: The morning session entails a lively discussion of the history, heritage and ecology of the Eastern Shore. Topics include natural history of the Chesapeake, Colonial expansion, the Civil War, and regional maritime culture and traditions.

Lunch: Lunch is served on the Island of Tangier. An all-you-can eat seafood affair of traditional Island recipes served family-style

Afternoon: The boat for Tangier leaves promptly at 12:30 p.m. from the dock. Charlie will direct you. The trip takes about 60 minutes. Upon your arrival on Tangier, you will be treated to an Island-style family lunch. You will have time to explore the Island with an expert-led walk and visit the local museum before your departure.

Dinner: Dinner is scheduled for 6 p.m. in a local restaurant within walking distance.

Evening: The evening presentation covers the history and socio-economic development of Crisfield and includes visual presentations of historic photographs.

Lodging: Captain Tyler's Motel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: Centrally located, locally owned motel. Within walking distance of marina, restaurants, museum and shops.

Contact info:
701 West Main Street
Crisfield, MD 21817 USA
phone: 410-968-2220
Facility amenities: Color television w/cable. Telephones. Ice Machines. Not handicapped accessible. Complimentary parking. Coffee pots and refrigerators are not standard to rooms.

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

Additional nights before: Call for rates
Please call and tell the motel that you are with Road Scholar, and ask for its rates.

Check in time: 11:00 AM


Day Three: Tuesday, June 24 - Walking Exploration, Shanty Exploration, Museum E...
Note: Walking exploration: one hour on paved surfaces less than one mile.

Breakfast: Buffet style at a local restaurant.

Morning: Walking exploration of the town begins from the museum. The exploration includes a visit to two seafood-processing operations, discussions on seafood packing and shipping, and a stop down at the working waterfront. There is also a stop at the county tourism office.

Lunch: At the museum.

Afternoon: The afternoon program is split with groups visiting both the museum and the outside crab "shanty" exhibit area. The museum tour is a guided, behind the scenes visit while the shanty tour includes close encounters of the fun kind with live crabs, bivalves, and fish,

Dinner: At a restaurant within walking distance.

Evening: The evening program is a lecture/discussion focusing on the development and history of the seafood and fisheries industry, as well as the challenges faced by consumers.

Lodging: Captain Tyler's Motel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: Centrally located, locally owned motel. Within walking distance of marina, restaurants, museum and shops.

Contact info:
701 West Main Street
Crisfield, MD 21817 USA
phone: 410-968-2220
Facility amenities: Color television w/cable. Telephones. Ice Machines. Not handicapped accessible. Complimentary parking. Coffee pots and refrigerators are not standard to rooms.

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

Additional nights before: Call for rates
Please call and tell the motel that you are with Road Scholar, and ask for its rates.

Check in time: 11:00 AM


Day Four: Wednesday, June 25 - Educational Program/Smith Island/Educational Prog...
Breakfast: Buffet style at a local restaurant.

Morning: The day begins with an entertaining presentation by a local storyteller singing and sharing stories about living and growing up on Smith Island. A seafood cooking demonstration, tasting and stories by a trained chef from a local restaurant follows.

Lunch: A family-style lunch will be served on the Island.

Afternoon: The afternoon program is highlighted by a boat trip to Smith Island. A family-style lunch is followed by a visit to the maritime museum, local church and a short, expert-led walking exploration of the village by a local waterman.

Dinner: Lighter fare served at a local restaurant.

Evening: The evening program is a discussion on the two islands visited and their socio-economic connection to Crisfield, followed by a film and more discussion. The coordinator will discuss your options and provide information and suggestions for the Thursday afternoon free time.

Lodging: Captain Tyler's Motel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: Centrally located, locally owned motel. Within walking distance of marina, restaurants, museum and shops.

Contact info:
701 West Main Street
Crisfield, MD 21817 USA
phone: 410-968-2220
Facility amenities: Color television w/cable. Telephones. Ice Machines. Not handicapped accessible. Complimentary parking. Coffee pots and refrigerators are not standard to rooms.

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

Additional nights before: Call for rates
Please call and tell the motel that you are with Road Scholar, and ask for its rates.

Check in time: 11:00 AM


Day Five: Thursday, June 26 - Decoy Carving/Governor Tawes Library
Breakfast: Buffet style at a local restaurant.

Morning: The day begins early with an expert-led bus exploration of Crisfield and its back road environs. Stops include a beautiful church and the decoy carving workshop of the world-famous Ward Brothers.

Lunch: Lunch will be provided.

Afternoon: Free afternoon to explore on your own. Sugested itineraries will be provided.

Dinner: A bus will pick you up at the motel and transport you to the boyhood home of former Governor J. Millard Tawes for a catered dinner and lively evening.

Evening: After dinner, program highlights will be discussed and the home will open for your inspection. Your coordinator will give you departure instructions for Friday. Your bus will return you to the motel.

Lodging: Captain Tyler's Motel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, June 27 - US Coast Guard
Breakfast: Buffet style at a local restaurant.

Morning: The morning session includes a short ride over to the U.S. Coast Guard Station for a behind-the-scenes exploration of this important search-and- rescue operation. Led by young guardsmen and women, the exploration includes the inside facilities and boats used in operations.

Lunch: Box lunch provided.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Crisfield, Maryland
Free TimeOn Thursday afternoon you will have a free afternoon. The tourism kiosk is located in the lobby of the museum and depending on your interests, maps and brochures and suggestions for your time off will be availabe from your coordinator.
For additional information, visit: http://www.visitsomerset.com/

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.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences

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4.7
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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