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Betty Samuels Nov 02, 2015 at 05:59 PM

Did this in May a few years ago. Great trip..great scenic route..wonderful sites..beautiful country..nice people..learned a lot..have fun.

LINDA LANE Nov 02, 2015 at 04:15 PM

Anyone know if there are best dates to attend in regards to the weather?

Charles Aquiline Sep 16, 2015 at 09:39 PM

We are planning to do this trip Oct 1st How will the threatened government shut down affect the National Parks

Charlie Aquiline

suzette welch Sep 10, 2015 at 08:02 PM

I am a married woman who is going on this trip while my husband hikes a pilgrim trail in France.
I am going on the trip #2814RJ from Oct. 8-18. I am flying into Las Vegas on the 6th and taking the shuttle to St. George on the 8th. I have never been to Las Vegas and I just wanted to see some of the sights. Staying at the Flamingo on the Strip. Is there anyone else who would like to share this adventure with me?
I am booked with a friend who is having knee problems and may end up having knee surgery instead of going on the trip and I am really happy sharing with someone if she can't go on the trip.
This is my first Road Scholar trip and I have heard it is a really good one. I have wanted to see the parks for a long time. I am really looking forward to experiencing this part of the West.

Mimi Locknar Sep 10, 2015 at 09:33 PM

Suzette - I did this trip in April and it was my first Road Scholar trip also. It was fantastic and you will enjoy it. I had a single room and liked having my own space in the evenings to relax. Don't worry if you end up going alone - you will meet wonderful people!

Constance Kobalka Sep 03, 2015 at 02:19 PM

Does this trip offer the option of hiking up the Virgin River @ Zion?
Nancy Dannels Sep 03, 2015 at 06:14 PM

You do hike on a trail where you can see parts of the river. The hike leads to the beginning of the Narrows. You go past the Hanging Gardens as you do the hike.

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.

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