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It's a Trip! with Sherry Ault Tours
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2019 Dates

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I'm going to try to keep all of the info on this page so that you will know pick up times and locations. Brief info about the trip and any links that you may like to check out.

I pick up in Avis at the bus garage (near the highway), in Montoursville at the Wine and Spirit shop next to the Weis Market (formerly Scot's Lo-Cost) and at the Lycoming Mall - where Bon Ton was located. I also pick up at the Flying J Restaurant off of Route 80 at the Milton exit, at the Columbia Mall (Sears end) (if we are traveling East on I-80), the Weis Market near Evangelical Hospital or K-Mart in Shamokin Dam (if we are traveling South on Route 15) and at Fry Brother's Turkey Ranch (if we are traveling North on Route 15).

Please be at pick-up points 15 minutes prior to bus departure. Sherry Ault Tours is not responsible if you arrive after the published departure time. A deposit or payment in full is due within one week of making your reservation. 

Wonder what the weather will be like on the day of the trip? I've added a link to weather.com for your convenience.  https://weather.com/

 
MARCH 2019



APRIL 2019


April 27th - WASHINGTON DC -- Museums and Monuments - $85 pp
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 (price includes transportation)

I haven't done a DC trip for awhile now so I thought it was time to go there.  I have always enjoyed visiting DC.  It is one of the greatest places to take kids.  When my nieces were small we went almost every year.  I love art and history and there are so many places to visit.

My nieces always wanted to go to the Natural History Museum (https://naturalhistory.si.edu/).  They loved the animals and the dinosaurs.  I always enjoyed the American History Museum (http://americanhistory.si.edu/), they have everything from the American Flag that inspired the Star Spangled Banner to the Ruby Slippers that Dorothy wore and Julia Child's kitchen.

But my favorite are the art museums!  I love art!  I have seen so many great exhibits at the National Gallery.  My favorite was the John Singer Sargent exhibit.  Some of his paintings are still on display along with da Vinci, Raphael, Rembrandt, van Gogh, Manet and Monet as well as many many more.  For more info on the art gallery please check their website at: https://www.nga.gov/

Explore the internet regarding the different museums in the DC area.  There are so many to see and they usually list any upcoming exhibits that are coming in the spring.  There is also Arlington Cemetery and the zoo -- they are only a short subway and walk away (if you do either of these allow time to get back in time to get the bus home).  There is the Botanic Garden, the Air and Space Museum, the Holocaust Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum, National Museum of the American Indian, the National Museum of African American History and the Freer/Sackler Galleries.  Here is a site with info on all of these museums:  https://washington.org/dc-focus-on/museums-national-mall  

What ever you decide to do, research it first and understand that you really have to plan on visiting one or two places and really enjoy what that museum has to offer.

I do know that there are food courts in the East Gallery of the National Art Gallery, the American History and the National Museum of African American History. 

Before we depart for home, the bus will take us to several of the monuments:  World War II, Jefferson, Franklin Roosevelt, Lincoln, Korean and Vietnam.  You will have some time to take pictures but if you want to have time to explore any of these monuments in any great detail, I suggest that you walk to them and explore at your leisure.  


Departures: (please be at departure sites 15 minutes prior to departure times listed below.)
Avis - 5:15 a.m.
Montoursville - 6:00 a.m.
Bon Ton - 6:15 a.m.
I will also pick up in the Lewisburg and Shamokin Dam area if necessary

We will have a 30 minute breakfast stop at Liberty Plaza on the way to DC and a fast food stop at McDonalds prior to reaching Harrisburg on our way home.

Depart for home 5:00 p.m.


MAY 2019

May 18th  -- LADIES DAY AWAY -- $85 pp   I have a few seats available!

This is my 5th annual Ladies Day Away and it has become a very popular trip.  This years trip was full by the end of October 2018 - but as with all bus trips there are always cancellations.  Many of these people booked before they even knew where we were going or what it would cost. We will start off our trip with a stop at the Country Cupboard for the breakfast buffet and a bit of time for shopping.

This year we will then be traveling to Lancaster County to the "Turkey Hill Experience".  There is a lot to do and see at Turkey Hill but our main objective is to make our own pint of ice cream. You'll start with a base ice cream (vanilla) and add in the flavoring of your choice  (chocolate, strawberry, coconut, mint, etc..).   From there, you can add in a variety of delicious inclusions (inclusions are things like nuts, mini chocolate chips or mini peanut butter cups all the good stuff)  and mix in your favorite variegate (a variegate is your swirl - fudge, peanut butter, strawberry, caramel...).  After you've done all of that you get to eat your creation.  

After we leave Turkey Hill we are headed to Hanover, PA.  We are going to the Clarks Bostonian Outlet.  They have a great selection of shoes and I've shopped there on different trips to that area.  They offer even more than your favorite shoes and boots.  Whether you are looking for shoe care products or accessories, like socks, belts, wallets, or handbags they have those also. While we are in Hanover, we might just as well stop at the Utz Factory Outlet!  It's like a little piece of snack heaven.  Don't bother with that little shopping basket - you'll need a cart!  I usually have a list of items that my family wants me to pick up and I end up with a car full of snacks!  I especially like the pretzel shells!

​Out last stop will be the Gettysburg Outlets.  You will have time to either grab a bite to eat or shop before we head home. 

Departures: (please be at departure sites 15 minutes prior)

Avis - 6:30 a.m.
Montoursville - 7:15 a.m.
Bon Ton - 7:30 a.m.
​I will also pick up at the Country Cupboard - be there by 8:00 a.m. (that is the time that our buffet reservations are)
We will be leaving the Gettysburg outlets at 7:30 p.m.


JUNE 2019

June 16-19 -- Visit New England                $745.00 pp dbl      $845 pp single      $675 pp trpl  or quad

This is a new experience for me.  We will be staying at the Inn at Crumpin Fox in Bernardston, Mass.  The Inn Keepers are Ana and Cliff Kaiser.  They have helped me to plan a wonder trip including stops in Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut.  They have taken care of everything we need to make each day trip enjoyable.

I have included the itinerary below:

June 16th -
                6:30 a.m. depart from the Weis store in Montoursville
                                 (there are other pick up locations listed at the end of this itinerary)
                8:30 a.m. fastfood/bathroom break
                10:00 a.m. bathroom break - Connecticut Visitors Center
                12:00 noon fastfood stop for lunch
                2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Kringle Candle
                5:30 p.m. arrive at The Inn
                6:00 p.m. dinner followed by a musical evening

June 17th -
                6:45 a.m. breakfast
                7:30 a.m. depart for a day of shopping in Vermont (Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory, - we will have a boxed                                 lunch following our tour - Cabot Creamery, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Cold Hollow Cider Mill and                                 the Vermont Country Store)
                6:45 p.m. dinner at the Inn followed by a musical evening

June 18th -
                7:30 a.m. breakfast
                8:15 a.m. depart for a trip on the Essex Stream Train and a Connecticut River Boat Tour followed by a boxed                                 lunch.  Then we are off to the Gillette Castle.
                6:30 p.m. dinner followed by a theatrical evening

June 19th -
                7:30 a.m. breakfast
                8:30 a.m. depart for home with a few stops on the way.
                9:00 a.m. The bridge of flowers in Shelburne Falls and then on to the Hancock Shaker Village in Stockbridge,                                 MA. prior to heading home.
                We will have several stops on the way home for bathroom breaks and food.
     



































SEPTEMBER 2019














September   $2 pp 



Departures: (please be at departure sites 15 minutes prior)

Avis -  4:45 a.m. 
Montoursville -  5:30 a.m.
Bon Ton -  5:45 a.m.

We will have a fast food breakfast stop on the way to Alexandria Bay and a food stop on our way home.



OCTOBER 2019



October  - th -  - $ per person

Departures: (please be at departure sites 15 minutes prior)

Avis -  9:45 a.m.
Montoursville -  10:30 a.m.
Bon Ton -  10:45 a.m.


NOVEMBER - 2019

November th -- New York City (Day on your own) -- $ pp 

This is always a great day away and it sells out quickly.  Whether you want to do shopping or catch a show this day is anything you would like it to be.  If you are planning on going to a Broadway Show, consider contacting Susquehanna Trailways at 570-322-5361.  They can get your tickets for you and they will be waiting for you on the bus the day of the trip.

This day is also a great shopping day.  Bryant Park is already for the Christmas season.  They will have all of their Christmas Shops and their ice skating rink ready for you.  You can also skate at Rockefeller Center - the Christmas tree may be there but it won't have any lights on it.  It is also still too early for the Christmas Show at Radio City Music Hall.  

Many times when we have been there at this time of year, they have Madison Avenue closed for a huge street fair.  You can get lots of bargains from the street vendors and there are lots of food carts also.  Believe me, between Bryant Park and the Madison Avenue fair, I get most of my Christmas shopping done on this day.

Not into shopping, New York is a great place to eat.  They have amazing restaurants with any type of cuisine you may want.  
There are also many museums with in walking distance or a short subway trip away.   Central Park and the Central Park Zoo are also close by.  You can get to the 9/11 Memorial by subway.  You could also take a "Big Bus Tour", visit the Empire State Building and Time Square.  

Can you tell, "I LOVE NY!"  

Departures: (please be at departure sites 15 minutes prior)

Avis - 5:15 a.m.
Montoursville - 6:00 a.m.
Bon Ton - 6:15 a.m.
I will also pick up in the Milton or Bloomsburg area if necessary
We will have a bathroom break on the way to NYC at the Delaware Water Gap. (no breakfast break)
We will have a fast food stop on the way home.
We will leave NYC at 7:00 p.m.







March 10 - Philadelphia Flower Show—FLOWEPOWER—$95 pp

( Price includes transportation and admission to the flower show.) 

This bus fills fast so make your reservations early!  

The theme this year is "Flower Power".  It's all about the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival and the era of "Flower Power".  So dig out those bell bottoms, your love beads, tie dyed shirt and your rose colored glasses and follow me to the "Flower Show".  It's going to be groovy man!

Floral and garden designers will explore how flowers convey a wide range of emotions and messages that transcend cultures and borders.  Stunning landscapes, imaginative gardens and breathtaking floral displays will be featured. 

Visitors will also witness -- for the first time in nearly a quarter of a century--the FTD World Cup.  The international floral design competition will take place at the Flower Show, showcasing award-winning floral designers representing more than 20 countries.

To learn more about the history of the flower show please go to: https://theflowershow.com/about/history/


Another great place to visit while at the "Flower Show" is the Reading Market.  It is across the street from the Convention Center.  There are lots of restaurants and specialty shops there and it is a great place to eat.  Please keep in mind that any shop that is Amish or Mennonite won't be open on Sunday.  There are still lots of choices for a bite of lunch or just a cup of coffee and a cookie.  The following link will give you more info on the market:
http://readingterminalmarket.org/

We are also within walking distance of the Liberty Bell if you would like to get some fresh air. The Liberty Bell Center is located on Market Street between 5th and 6th Streets. The building is open year round. The Liberty Bell Center offers a video presentation and exhibits about the Liberty Bell, focusing on its origins and its modern day role as an international icon of freedom. The Liberty Bell itself is displayed in a magnificent glass chamber with Independence Hall in the background. For more info please visit the following website: 
https://www.nps.gov/inde/learn/historyculture/stories-libertybell.htm




















Departures: (please be at departure sites 15 minutes prior to departure times listed below--CLOCKS SPRING FORWARD SATURDAY EVENING)
We will have a 30 minutes stop at the Hickory Run Plaza on our way to Philadelphia and a 30 minute stop at the Allentown Plaza on our way home.

Avis - 5:45 a.m.
Montoursville - 6:30 a.m.
Bon Ton - 6:45 a.m.
I will also pick up in the Milton or Bloomsburg area if necessary
Leave Philadelphia - 4:30 p.m.


This map shows the Convention Center near the upper left hand corner and the Reading Market just across the street from it.  The Liberty Bell is just right of the center of the map. 
BOLDT CASTLE                                                  SINGER CASTLE