Ranch check-in from 3:00 p.m. Walking up to several hundred feet; packed dirt, mostly even terrain.
Program Registration and Orientation: 5:00-6:30 p.m. After you have your room assignment, join us at the Road Scholar table in the lobby to register with the program staff. Ranch personnel will give you your welcome packet containing your name tag, up-to-date schedule that reflects any changes, other important information, and will confirm the time and location of the Orientation session. If you arrive late, please ask for your packet when you check in. Remember to bring your name-tag (sent previously). The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the up-to-date program schedule, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer questions. Most days, we will have a choice of ranch activities led by staff that take place simultaneously. What happens each day depends on the weather, so this schedule should be considered provisional. Arrival packets will have up to date information. Welcome Reception: 6:30 p.m. In the bar, we’ll be treated to complimentary appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages; other beverages available for purchase. Periods in the schedule designated as “Free time” and “At leisure” offer opportunities to do what you like and make your experience even more meaningful and memorable according to your personal preferences. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. Program activities, schedules, personnel, and indicated distances or times may change due to local circumstances/conditions. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
At 7:00 p.m. in the Ranch’s dining room, we’ll have a buffet with a choice of entrées, a variety of side dishes, and dessert plus beverage choices of coffee, cappuccino, hot chocolate, hot and cold teas, lemonade; other beverages available for purchase.
In the Longhorn room, we’ll enjoy country-and-western line dance lessons by Ranch staff. We don’t know exactly where line dancing originated, but many believe it developed from English country dances brought over to America by settlers. Since then, line dancing has been mixed with various styles of music. We’ll also sign up for the ranch activities of our choice tomorrow.