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Exploring Western Grand Canyon and River Rafting for Grandparents and Grandchildren

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Program #2519RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
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.
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Barbara Mehaffey Mar 31, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Hello, anyone out there signed up for the June 17-22 trip???

Barbara Mehaffey Mar 05, 2014 at 07:30 PM

Still would like to hear from anyone planning on the June 17-22, 2014 trip. We are going with our 2 10 year old g'kids.
Suzanne Joiner Mar 31, 2014 at 11:26 AM

My grandson (9) and I are going July 27. Can't wait! I was on the CO river trip a couple of years ago.

Bill Thaler Jan 26, 2014 at 06:33 PM

My wife and I are taking 2 of our grandkids (11 y/o twins) on the 27 Jul - 1 Aug trip. Anyone else signed up for this date?
Dottie Cernik Jan 26, 2014 at 09:35 PM

I went last year with my 10 yr grandson. It was VERY hot. Take water bottles, hats, and wear clothing that is quick dry for the two 'water' days - NOT cotton. Read all the instructions.
Bill Thaler Jan 26, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Good advice. Thanks. Did the kids enjoy the trip?
Dottie Cernik Jan 27, 2014 at 03:40 AM

Kids enjoyed trip - "Instructor" from the college was not very good with kids - too technical - but I think there is someone new this year. The Cattle rancher (woman) who was also with us each day was really great with kids and we learned a lot from her.
Dottie Cernik Jan 27, 2014 at 03:40 AM

Heat bothered some of grandmoms quite a bit. Climb to helicopter pad from river was difficult for some of us.
Muriel Orr Mar 23, 2014 at 07:29 PM

My husband and I are taking our 10 yr old granddaughter on the July 27-August 1 trip -

Sandy Kristen Jan 23, 2014 at 02:36 PM

My granddaughter and I are signed up for the July7-12, 2014 trip and are looking for another couple to share a car rental with from the Phoenix airport. Is anyone out there?
Dottie Cernik Jan 26, 2014 at 09:36 PM

It's a very long ride to the motel. Last year we used a shuttle.

Barbara Mehaffey Dec 27, 2013 at 02:34 PM

My husband and I are doing the Jun 17-22, 2014 trip with our 2 10 year old g'kids. Anyone else planning on this trip??

Laurel Burnett Jul 14, 2013 at 03:19 PM

My 12 yr old grandson and I are doing this trip on Wed., July 18-23...we are very excited and looking forward to it. Anyone else going on this date?
Susan Baird Jul 16, 2013 at 11:34 PM

Laurel--We are on this trip with Miles, our 10 year old grandson. We are really looking forward to the trip.

Stuart Suter Jun 25, 2013 at 04:47 PM

Doing the June 27-July 2 with 12 year old grandson. Have not seen other postings for this trip. Anyone out there?
Dottie Cernik Jul 11, 2013 at 01:15 PM

Stuart - hope you have fun - we're going the July 28-8/2

Dottie Cernik Jun 08, 2013 at 11:04 AM

My grandson, Jackson (10 yr) and I are going on this program 7/28-8/2. Because we are on the east coast, must arrive day before and leave day after to use the Van service. Anyone else? This is fifth Road Scholar I have done with a 10 yr old grandchild - it's their 10th birthday present!
Alan Miller Jun 14, 2013 at 08:50 PM

Hi, Dottie--We are also arriving the day before. Staying at the airport Hampton Inn that night. Nice idea--10-year-birthday-present!
Dottie Cernik Jun 14, 2013 at 09:36 PM

Alan, we decided to stay at the Holiday Inn. Are you taking the VanGO shuttle? I was thinking of renting a car but not sure if it made sense. My grandson, Jackson, is 10 yr and the youngest of three boys,
Dottie Cernik Jun 14, 2013 at 09:38 PM

Holiday Inn at Airport.
Dottie Cernik Jun 14, 2013 at 09:39 PM

We are arriving from Jacksonville FL (me) and Baltimore MD (Jackson). My flight to Phoenix changes planes in Baltimore so i pick up my grandson and we fly on....
Carol Petrie Jun 27, 2013 at 10:16 PM

Hi Dottie--my 11-year-old grandson and I are also booked on the VanGo shuttle on Sun. the 28th. Arriving at the airport on Sun. morning from NJ.
Dottie Cernik Jul 08, 2013 at 03:35 PM

We had to take the flight on Saturday as there wasn't one to get us in early enough on Sunday. Look forward to meeting you and your grandson. This is my fifth with a grandchild. Looking for good weather!

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
4 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances
1 Flights during the program


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