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Program #2811RJ
14 Days | 13 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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Robert Haar Mar 26, 2015 at 01:07 PM

We are signed up for the trip starting Sept. 6. It looks like a great itinerary.

We will be traveling from Michigan. Since the trip starts on the Labor Day weekend, I wonder if there will be any special concerns at the start? We will probably fly out the day before and do some sight seeing in S.F.

Also, what will the wether be like in Yosemite, etc.?

June Fuller Jun 09, 2014 at 08:57 PM

I will be arrive at the Hilton on 6/14 and will be taking public transportation to SF on 6/15 and will be back in time for the beginning of the RS program. Anyone interested in joining me?
June Fuller

William Vogel May 04, 2014 at 09:09 AM

My wife Mauna and I will be glad to meet you on the trip Marilyn!

MARILYN OBRIEN Apr 26, 2014 at 01:52 PM

Is anyone interested in sharing a double room (female) for the July 13 trip?

Fran L May 04, 2013 at 10:55 AM

So excited that this program is almost here. Received email today with the program info packet, nice to save on paper. Is any one else checking into the Doubletree on Friday 6/14? I want to do a San Francisco tour Saturday morning, but so far I haven't found a tour company that picks up in airport area, guess I'll call the hotel directly for suggestion. I've been trying to "get in shape" for this program for the past 4 months, but am still not where I want to be, oh well. I also get some altitude issues since there is no gradual ascent time into Yosemite, so I am trying out meds for the first time.
Looking forward to meeting everone.
Anne Gardepe Jun 07, 2014 at 04:18 PM

My husband, John, and I are registered for this program. Don't we start this program at the Hilton SFO Bayfront though? We are very excited also!
Wade B. Haubert Nov 02, 2014 at 06:23 PM

anne... you are right .... we are starting at SF Hilton Bayfront.... was Fran above talking about the same trip in 2013 ????? wade from PA ..
Anne Gardepe Nov 03, 2014 at 09:50 AM

Yes, I am pretty sure because we traveled with she and her husband. Hope you enjoy your trip whenever it is!

Jean Gilman Jun 26, 2012 at 11:07 AM

I'm on the waitlist for this program, Sept. 8-21, willing to share room. If anyone is willing to share their room with me, please let Road Scholar know.
Premium Email Subscriber Nov 12, 2012 at 05:06 PM

This program is listed at $2595. How would sharing a room change the cost of the trip?

Lynn Marasco Mar 24, 2011 at 02:48 PM

Active, easygoing lady looking for same to share this trip or almost any other.
Jean Gilman Jun 26, 2012 at 11:08 AM

If you're already enrolled in this date and have a room, I'm on the waitlist and would love to share with you. I'm also active and easygoing in most ways.
Jean Gilman Nov 12, 2012 at 08:01 PM

Jean Gilman Nov 12, 2012 at 08:05 PM

To Premium Email Subscriber--Sharing a room would not have changed the cost of the trip, but it would've gotten me on the trip if someone with a room already was willing to share. I was on the waiting list and never made it on the 2012 trip. Have not thought ahead to 2013 for this trip yet.

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