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Tunes and Tales by the Gulf: Music and History on Alabama’s Beautiful Mobile Bay

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Program #14414RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
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.
Bob from Green Bay, WI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/01/15 - 02/06/15
exceeded expectations, presenters were excellent.

Cathy from White Bear Lake, MN Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 02/15/15 - 02/20/15
A fun way to spend Mardi Gras in Mobile Alabama..... t's another world and Road Scholar is a great way to experience that world

Sharon from Dallas, TX Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 02/15/15 - 02/20/15
This eclectic program kept us interested for the duration of the program. We learned about music, the history of the Mobile Bay area, and all about the Mobile Mardi Gras. Our speakers were very different, but all very good.

Lois from Elgin, SC Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 02/09/14 - 02/14/14
This was a great week! The introduction to fiddle music was delightful and informative. We learned a great deal about the dynamic aspects of beaches and waves, about the history of Mobile Bay and some of it's biology! It was a pleasure to walk along the clean white beaches of the Alabama Gulf shores. Mobile Bay

Karen from Indiana, PA Number of programs attended: 224
Date attended: 02/09/14 - 02/14/14
This program was great. From our outstanding instructors we learned so much -- from why the sands along the Gulf of Mexico are among the whitest in the world to the history of fiddle playing in America. We watched film clips of comedians in the 1920s and 1930s, discovered how unique Alabama is in its biodiversity, and were so motivated by our speaker on Mobile's Mardi Gras that we plan to sign up for a Road Scholar program there next year. We toured the "castle" of one of our instructors in Fairhope, learned why this town is such a special place, and even petted a baby alligator. We loved staying at the beachfront Hilton where we had the opportunity to walk along the shore in free time. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the food was excellent. I highly recommend this Elderhostel.

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5 nights of accommodations
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