Looking on the Bright Side: Joy, Peace and Lots of Laughter
Feel at home in the Ozarks and enjoy laughter and fun as you explore the works of humorist authors such as Erma Bombeck and immerse yourself in the region’s culture and natural sites.
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Program No. 8553RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Join a week of feel-good fun that will make you laugh out loud as you learn to find humor in everyday life while playing some of the games you loved as a kid. Chuckle as we sample the works of hilarious authors like Erma Bombeck, take the opportunity to journal your own "best of times," and have a wonderful fun time while learning about music, singing and gaining insight on the Ozark humor and heritage. Explore the lovely campus of the Trout Lodge by hiking, going on a pontoon boat while you celebrate life and immerse yourself in the healing power of laughter.
Activity Level
Minimal walking and standing and occasional short walks, field trips on a comfortable mini-bus

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Take a field trip to Maramec Spring Park to learn about its 100 million-gallon-per-day spring.
  • Taste wines at the Edg-Clif Farms Winery and explore its cellar for an overview of the wine making process.
  • Enjoy different activities such as arts and crafts, mini-golf, a pontoon boat ride and much more!
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Judy Johnson
Judy Johnson spent 35 years teaching in the public school system. Along with teaching reading, English and adult GED programs, she taught journalism and advised on the student newspaper. Her papers took many top honors. She has a master's degree in English from the University of Missouri.
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