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Dian West Aug 17, 2015 at 05:28 PM

Thanks for the info. I think I will be assigned a roommate because the trip was full except for singles when I signed up.
I am pretty adaptable and know I will have a great time.
Phyllis Grosscup Aug 17, 2015 at 05:38 PM

Hope we're on the same trip. Looking forward to meeting you.


Jean Gilman Aug 16, 2015 at 07:30 PM

Dian, my husband doesn't travel because we have horses so I go solo all the time. You really don't need a roommate to have a great time, but I've had great luck with my RS roommates. This is a great trip. The meals aren't the greatest in a couple of places, but that's because you're in the middle of no where by East Coast standards. Have a great time.
Shelly Rosen Aug 16, 2015 at 11:53 PM

Dian, I totally agree with Jean and I have an even stronger point of view . I love being with everyone from morning till evening, but when it comes time to go to sleep, I have my very own peaceful, quiet haven, just for me. On trips, people get sick, people sometimes get grumpy, this way, no one has to share ur bathroom, no one
Shelly Rosen Aug 16, 2015 at 11:54 PM

To finish: no one will disturb you. U wake up and join the group, refreshed and ready to take on the world


Dian West Aug 16, 2015 at 03:26 PM

I am going on the Staircase to the Past program #2814 October 5-15. I am a widow and from New Hampshire and will flying into Las Vegas. This is my first Road Scholar trip and my first time traveling alone with the exception of family gatherings. I would like to find a roommate for this trip.

Congrats on flying solo! I have done 11 RS trips so far, only one with a roommate. Maybe in future, depending on the trip and its content, you might want to do the single supplement. I have found it gives me reviewing time, meditation and reading time, and just regroup time. You will love this program ~ even have a geologist on board the bus with overhead PowerPoint images to help understand this adventure. Have a ball ... Am sure it will be the first of many RS trips. RS rocks!
Phyllis Grosscup Aug 16, 2015 at 03:38 PM

My trip is Oct. 8-18 but the same trip #. Hopefully this is the same as yours. I'm also first time RS and widow. Let me know if your dates are the same as mine. I sent friend request to facebook.

Ladies, I flew directly into St. George (Toronto to Dallas, Dallas to St. George, UT). 10 minutes from SG small airport to Dixie College, RS transfer. Might make it more relaxed for you both. Think the Las Vegas shuttle us about 1.5 hrs to St. George . Just throwing it both your ways. Have a ball. RS rocks!
Phyllis Grosscup Aug 16, 2015 at 05:28 PM

I'm driving in from Phoenix. Not a bad drive.

Phoenix: been there many times. Botanical Gardens are SUPERB! Sedona usually my destination, that drive from Ohienix is spectacular. Maybe again during this Canadian looooong winter.


Phyllis Grosscup Aug 14, 2015 at 03:56 PM

Going on the Oct. 8-18 trip. Driving in from Phoenix. I signed up for a roommate. Anyone else out there - female- who signed up for roommate?


Richel Papapietro Aug 03, 2015 at 09:23 PM

Looking for 2 more people to join my husband and myself on full moon jeep tour Day 7 Sunday Sep 27 (free evening). Tour picks up at our Hotel River Canyon Lodge. If interested I can give you more details Richelmay@aol.com
I hear it is for the thrill seeker.


Constance Kobalka Aug 02, 2015 at 11:51 AM

We're thinking about doing this trip, next April, 2016. Are there hiking options so if we'd want to do a longer, more vigorous hike we could do that?
We did the "moderately challenging" C & O Canal trip in Maryland this past May & enjoyed the hikes, plus the options. Also, my brother-in-law is concerned about heat issues. What's the temperatures like for those of you who went in April? Thanks.

Did this wonderful trip during early May and experienced weather at 32F with sleet and wet snow and back to 92F in St. George, UT to swim in the outdoor pool of Dixie College. Just brings lots of things to layer, layer, layer.


judith woods Aug 01, 2015 at 12:00 PM

is there a lot of walking on this tour-my sister has some difficulty at times
Nancy Dannels Aug 01, 2015 at 12:05 PM

Hello--Did this trip in May/June---There are some hikes but your sister can do all of the hiking or just some of it or none depending on how she feels on a particular day.

Good idea to wear close-toed shoes. Runners that are lightweight are great. Can always borrow a walking stick from the tour guide too. Have a wonderful trip, it is magical scenery!


Carolyn Corbo May 07, 2015 at 12:29 AM

Preparing to go to Utah, Stairway to the Past 5/11/15 and wondering how steep the terrain is...is it necessary to bring hiking boots or would sneakers suffice? Are hiking poles needed? Any other "essentials" that we may not be thinking about? Thanks for any and all suggestions!
Allen, this is our 1st trip too, look forward to meeting you, Carolyn & Pat
Ken Peters May 07, 2015 at 10:24 AM

Hiking boots, if you have, are great. Although sneakers with a good tread on them would suffice. Bring clothing you can layer. Have fun!
Harriet McDonald May 07, 2015 at 11:44 AM

Layer clothing (weather is unpredictable this time of year), hiking boots or sneakers with good tread and good support. Hiking poles are good if you regularly use them but trails are good and generally smooth. Bring sunscreen, hats, and bottles for water.


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