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Explore Missouri Wines, Fall Color, and the Golden Age of the Big Bands

Program Number: 10511RJ
Start and End Dates:
10/13/2013 - 10/18/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Potosi, Missouri
Price starting at: $555.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic; History & Culture
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian; Gluten Free    

Activity Particulars

Minimal walking and standing on this program.




Date Specific Information

10-13-2013

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Coordinated by YMCA of Greater St. Louis/Trout Lodge.



Mid-Missouri Wines

Celebrate the rich history of Missouri winemaking. Learn about vintage, blending and tasting prior to field trips to Ozark Plateau wineries. Become acquainted with viticulture and educate your palette.



Fall Color Extravaganza

Delve into the why, when and how leaves turn color. Naturalist guides our in-depth look at Mother Nature's autumn mysteries. Insights into tree identification by color and location on the landscape and other autumn delights of the Ozark landscape.



Golden Age Of The Big Bands

Take a trip down memory lane to review the Big Bands from 1935-1945: Herman, Ellington, Miller, Shaw, and more. Look at their star players and arrangers. Listen to recordings that made them famous and videos featuring America's finest music.




Potosi

The Eastern Ozarks are defined as much by its history and culture as by geology, geography and landscapes. Potosi is one of several rural communities in this region of clear streams, big springs and pastoral scenery. Gently rolling hills, deep valleys and plateaus are home to small farms and an abundance of wineries which dot the countryside.



Accommodations
Lodge rooms with lake-view balconies, private baths. Buffet style meals in lodge dining room.
Meals and Lodgings
   YMCA Trout Lodge
  Potosi, MO 5 nights
 YMCA Trout Lodge
Type: Conference Center
  Description: Modern hotel style room with patio or balcony overlooking Sunnen Lake. Property has Wi-Fi.
  Contact info: 13528 State Hwy AA
Potosi, MO 63664 USA
phone: 314-241-9622
web: www.troutlodge.org
  Room amenities: Guest controlled heat and air condition. Balcony or patio overlooking Sunnen Lake.
  Facility amenities: Wi-Fi available in most areas of property. Laundry is also available
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $65 per person special rate. Additional nights include 3 meals in our dining room and most Trout Lodge activities.
  Check in time: 3:30 PM
  Additional nights after: $65 per person special rate. Additional nights include 3 meals in our dining room and most Trout Lodge activities.
  Check out time: 11:30 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Orientation at 4:30 PM. You will be staying at YMCA Trout Lodge that night.
  End of Program:
Ends after lunch. Check out by 11:30 AM. You will be staying at YMCA Trout Lodge the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Free Parking. Located up a small hill from the lodge. Handicap parking is available in the front drive.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Potosi, MO
  Nearest city or town:  Potosi, MO
  Nearest highway: MO State Hwy AA
  Nearest airport:  Lambert International (STL)
  From End of Program
  Location: Potosi, MO
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

St. Louis

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
YMCA Trout Lodge
phone: 573-438-2154
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$40 per person / $65 per couple round-trip
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1.5 - 2 depending on traffic 

   

Shuttle is run by YMCA Trout Lodge. Sign up form is sent out with Health Forms approx 6 weeks before arrival. Current pick up times... 1:30 St. Louis Airport 2:30 St. Louis Amtrak Station Return at end of program is approx 2:00 PM to airport and 2:45 to Train Station

 
Driving Directions
  Greater St. Louis Follow I-70 West to I-270 South. I-270 South to State Hwy 21 South. Follow 21 South to the town of Potosi. Turn right onto State Hwy 8. Follow 8 through town and turn right onto State Hwy AA. Main entrance to YMCA of the Ozarks is about 2 miles on the right.
Elevation Note: Elevation ranges from 800 - 1100 feet

Equipment Requirements: Bring a spirit that is ready for some fun!!
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Orientation. Get to know you activities.
(Sunday, October 13)

Note: Introductions of participants, hosts and instructors. Fruit basket at registration table and snack for evening activities.



   
 Afternoon: Arrive and check in. Fruit basket and coffee at Registration table. Orientation at 4:30 PM
 Dinner: Buffet-style dinner at Lodge
 Evening: Get To Know You Activities with snack
   
Accommodations: YMCA Trout Lodge
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Class sessions. Facility tours by van. Nature hike. Free afternoon. Evening tea.
(Monday, October 14)

Note: Will need to sign up for facility tours upon arrival. Nature hike requires closed toed and heeled shoes.



   
 Breakfast: Hot buffet breakfast also includes fresh fruit, breads, cereals and pastries.
 Morning: 2 - 75 minute class sessions. Coffee and water available during class.
 Lunch: Hot buffet lunch with salad bar. Menu varies.
 Afternoon: 1 - 75 minute class session. Coffee and water available during class. Property tours by van. Free time to hike or use Trout Lodge facilities.
 Dinner: Hot buffet dinner with salad bar. Menu varies.
 Evening: Evening tea with snack. Decaffeinated options.
   
Accommodations: YMCA Trout Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Class sessions. Pontoon tours. Free afternoon. Movie night.
(Tuesday, October 15)

Note: Will need to sign up for pontoon tours upon arrival.



   
 Breakfast: Hot buffet breakfast also includes fresh fruit, breads, cereals and pastries.
 Morning: 2 - 75 minutes classroom sessions. Coffee and Water available in the classroom.
 Lunch: Hot buffet lunch with salad bar. Menu varies.
 Afternoon: 1 - 75 minute classroom session. Pontoon boat tours. Free time to hike or use Trout Lodge facilities.
 Dinner: Hot buffet dinner with salad bar. Menu varies.
 Evening: Movie night with pop corn.
   
Accommodations: YMCA Trout Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Classroom sessions. Optional Field Trip. Free afternoon. Astronomy.
(Wednesday, October 16)

Note: Field Trip to different Missouri wineries is included without extra cost.



   
 Breakfast: Hot buffet breakfast also includes fresh fruit, breads, cereals and pastries.
 Morning: 2 - 75 minutes classroom sessions. Coffee, tea and water available in classroom.
 Lunch: Hot buffet lunch with salad bar. Menu varies.
 Afternoon: Field trip to St. James Winery and Peaceful Bend Winery. Trip will compare and contrast the largest winery in Missouri with one of the smallest. Behind the scenes tours of both places (may be changed based on production or OSHA schedules), and time in the tasting rooms and gift shops.
 Dinner: Hot buffet dinner with salad bar. Menu varies.
 Evening: Astronomy and star gazing.
   
Accommodations: YMCA Trout Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Classroom sessions. Fall crafts. Free afternoon. Ice cream social.
(Thursday, October 17)
   
 Breakfast: Hot buffet breakfast also includes fresh fruit, breads, cereals and pastries.
 Morning: 2 - 75 minute classroom sessions. Coffee, tea and water available in classroom.
 Lunch: Hot buffet lunch with salad bar. Menu varies.
 Afternoon: 1 -75 minute classroom session. Fall collages at arts and crafts with all natural materials. Free time to use Trout Lodge facilities.
 Dinner: Hot buffet dinner with salad bar. Menu varies.
 Evening: Ice Cream Social. Ice cream with all the fixings. Also time for passport stickers, group photos and one last fun activity.
   
Accommodations: YMCA Trout Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Classroom sessions. Check out.
(Friday, October 18)

Note: Check out time is by 11:30 am. You may stay for the rest of the afternoon and use Trout Lodge facilities if you wish.



   
 Breakfast: Hot buffet breakfast also includes fresh fruit, breads, cereals and pastries.
 Morning: 3 - 45 minute classroom sessions. Classes will finish by 11:00 AM.
 Lunch: Hot buffet lunch with salad bar. Menu varies. A boxed lunch is available for an additional fee for those that wish to leave as soon as class is over.
 Afternoon: Free time available to use YMCA Trout Lodge after check out for all participants. Do some of the activities that you wanted to do and didn't get the chance to do like horseback riding or climbing towers.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Potosi, MO YMCA Trout Lodge
Full use of YMCA Trout Lodge. Includes boathouse, fishing, hiking, tennis, golf, mini-golf, lake swimming, Arts and Crafts, horseback riding and climbing towers. Some may require an additional fee. For additional information, visit www.ymcatroutlodge.org
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


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