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On the Road: Upper Mississippi River Reflections — Historic Towns, Trails and Tales

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Program #14948RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
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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.
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.
Rhonda from Willsboro, NY Number of programs attended: 25
Date attended: 10/06/13 - 10/12/13
The Upper Mississippi program was one of the best we have been on. The reasons for this are is a great subject and there are many things to see and do, but the most important reason for its success is the Group Leader, Diane. Not only is she knowledgable about "the River", but she adds all kinds of extra things in which take the program a notch higher than most. We would highly suggest this program to everyone.

Rita from Minnetonka, MN Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/22/13 - 09/28/13
The upper Mississippi cruise was terrific, a true travel adventure. The beauty of the river, the eagles, the pelicans. the musicians who set the mood and lifted spirits. As a result, more river trips are in my future! Above all, the camaraderie of Road Scholar travelers lifts me up. Good people all around.

Joyce from Reston, VA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 09/22/13 - 09/28/13
If you enjoy the out of doors and want to learn about the beautiful part of the country where the Upper Mississippi River flows, and its history, this is a program not to be missed. The local enthusiastic leader will have you a lover of the river and the river towns all in the space of 5 days. Go for it!

Nancy from Rocklin, CA Number of programs attended: 36
Date attended: 09/08/13 - 09/14/13
This was an outstanding program that was led by a great coordinator Diane Van Wyngarden. We had 3 varied trips on the Mississippi, visited several very interesting museums,stayed in nice hotels & had a variety of good food. All in all, one of the best Road Scholar programs I have participated in the 30+ I have attended over the past 14 years.

Peggy from Easley, SC Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/30/12 - 10/06/12
The Mississippi Explorers tour was absolutely wonderful. Varied, informative, fun. Diane and Tom were the perfect tour leaders. They made it fun as well as educational. This was the best-organized tour I have ever taken. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about the Upper Mississippi River area.

Eric from Caldwell, NJ Number of programs attended: 34
Date attended: 09/30/12 - 10/06/12
I enjoyed the program and to my knowledge all the other participents enjoyed it as much or more than me. I was particularly impressed with the group leader and her ability to make sure everything went smootly and the needs of all were accommodated.
All aspects of the trip from the initial contact and information to the accommodations and meals and content were of the highest quality due to the organizational ability of the leader. I'm sure that her affability,care and hard work rubbed off on the participants creating a group dynamic which added to the enjoyment.

Marjory from Cape Girardeau, MO Number of programs attended: 23
Date attended: 09/09/12 - 09/15/12
One of the most interesting and fun programs we have attended. Diane and Tom were the greatest and kept the week packed full of various activities. She prepared us well with pre program information. It was one GREAT week.

Patricia from Lemont, IL Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 09/09/12 - 09/15/12
A well researched and well organized learning experience. Especially enjoyed the scenery and the history of the River that is so important to the growth of our country. There was something new to see and learn about each day. Definitely would recommend this Road Scholar program.

Annie from Saint Paul, MN Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 09/09/12 - 09/15/12
Want a program that will give you a sense of the role of the Mighty Mississippi in our lives as citizens, a pride in our history, an outstanding opportunity to learn from a well organized and knowledgeable leader, a comfortable experience of growth and warmth? Travel down that river with Diane Van Wyngarden.

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6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
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