Senior Excursions – October through November 2014

Sierra Madre, CA - September 8, 2014

October 17, 2014 – Oasis Camel Dairy & Julian
November 14, 2014 – Autry Museum and Route 66 Exhibit

October 2014 – Oasis Camel Dairy & Julian
On Friday, October 17, 2014 accompany us to the Oasis Camel Dairy and Julian, California. The adventure begins with an “All About the Oasis Camel Dairy” tour led by Camel Dairy Owner’s Gil and Nancy Riegler. This intimate, candid tour includes a seated “show” presentation where camels come to you followed by a leisurely, short stroll to the camel enclosures for some camel cuddling. There is also an opportunity for a camel ride, please see below for information about camel rides. Following the dairy we visit the historic town of Julian to eat lunch, shop, experience the fall foliage, and enjoy the tastes of homemade apple pie, cider & much more. Lunch will be on your own and there are a few restaurants to choose from in Julian; participants should bring money for lunch and souvenirs. The cost of this trip is $20.00 and does not include lunch; the bus departs from the Hart Park House Senior Center at 8:00 a.m. and will return to Sierra Madre at 6:00 p.m. Last day to register is Thursday, October 9th.
Level of Walking: Medium to Low.

Camel Rides
Camel rides are available after the group tour. The camel rides are the county fair, around in a big circle, hand-led kind of ride. The price is $10.00 per person and we need a minimum of 15 people to sign up for the camel rides to occur. If you are interested in the ride please let staff know when you register for the excursion. If the minimum number is met, staff will follow up with you regarding payment. Please note that there is a 200lb weight limit to ride the camels.

November 2014 – Autry Museum and Route 66 Exhibit
On Friday, November 14, 2014 don’t miss a visit to this historic museum and the once in a lifetime exhibit Route 66: The Road and the Romance. The exhibit features more than 250 historical artifacts such as the oldest existing Route 66 shield alongside vintage gas pumps and neon art, John Steinbeck’s original handwritten manuscript for The Grapes of Wrath and Jack Kerouac’s typewriter scroll of On the Road, and a 1960’s Chevrolet Corvette. A one hour guided tour of the exhibit will be given followed by lunch on your own at the Autry Cafe and/or independent exploring of the vast collections of art and artifacts. The cost of this trip is $10.00 and does not include lunch; the bus departs from the Hart Park House Senior Center at 9:30 a.m. and will return to Sierra Madre at 3:00 p.m. Participants should bring money for lunch and souvenirs. Last day to register is Thursday, November 6th.
Level of Walking: Medium

For more information about these excursions please contact the Senior Center at 626.355.7394.

Oasis Camel Dairy

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