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On the Road: Following In the Footsteps of Lewis & Clark from Missouri to Oregon

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18 Days | 17 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Martha from Seattle, WA Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 09/13/15 - 09/30/15
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience on the Road Scholar tour entitled "On the Road: Following in the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark from Missouri to Oregon". We are telling all our friends about this trip. It was on of the most delight trips we have been on. Martha and Gene

Bill from Hood River, OR Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 09/13/15 - 09/30/15
Study as much as you can prior to the trip. This makes the trip more interesting.

Nancy from Saint Louis, MO Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/13/15 - 09/30/15
love history and this trip is a good way to bring past and present together. well planned.

Lajeanna from Murfreesboro, TN Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 09/13/15 - 09/30/15
A trip of a lifetime! Truly felt like we were traveling in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark.

Darlene from Scottsdale, AZ Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/13/15 - 09/30/15
History buff or not, you will be drawn into this educational program. One not only learned about Lewis and Clark, but Indian culture, rivers plus the lovely scenery.

William from Murfreesboro, TN Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 09/13/15 - 09/30/15
Wonderful program. Two excellent historians and Group Leader. Even the bus driver was outstanding. Great bunch of people and a very interesting and thorough program. Read Undoubted Courage and then sign up for the trip.

Agnes from Topeka, KS Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 09/13/15 - 09/30/15
Although my husband and I are not Lewis and Clark history buffs, this trip was wonderful. We took the trip for the travel through all the eleven states it covers and to our surprise, have now become thoroughly entranced with the story of Lewis and Clark. This was a beautifully run program and every day was interesting and enjoyable.

Vicki from Inglewood, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/26/15 - 08/12/15
Sooo...looking to finish your tour of the 50 states but can't figure out how to get to some of those out of the way states in the West!!! Do What Lewis and Clark did...follow the trail. 10 states in 17 days. Check it out!

Joseph from Quinton, VA Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 07/26/15 - 08/12/15
This is an excellent program from start to finish. The leaders were knowledgeable on every aspect. Tom Laidlaw is a fantastic guide with an abundance of knowledge of the Corp of Discovery. And performs the tasks with costumes and attitude of the Corp. Shannon was very patient, especially with me, my hat is off. Our bus driver proved to be amazing in a number of difficult driving situations, great personality as well. We had a number of individuals with physical limitation, but they handled the trip with great perseverance. Be prepared to pack and go several times.

Robert from Deerfield Beach, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/26/15 - 08/12/15
The Lewis and Clark program is an excellent learning experience coupled with the opportunity to visit eleven states. With veteran leaders and interesting participants the trip is a lot of fun. Highly recommended. Book early because this program always sells out.

Richard from Pleasant Hill, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/07/14 - 09/24/14
If you have an itch to know more about Lewis and Clark and to experience something of their adventure, this trip will more than scratch it!

Julia from Bloomfield, NY Number of programs attended: 20
Date attended: 07/27/14 - 08/13/14
"Following in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark" is a trip we will treasure as one the BEST experiences with Road Scholar!!! The 17 days exceeded our expectations with every need being met! The excellent guides (Mary Jean, Tom, Roger, George, Ritchie, Deb) the journal information, the interpretive centers, the motels and food,listening devices, the monitors and the library onboard the bus...all enhanced the trip. Even snacks and naptime! Well done Road Scholar!!!

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