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Friday, July 28, 2017
It’s Peak Season for Caladiums!

25th Annual Caladium Festival
Lake Placid, FL

Caladiums are grown in the large fields in Lake Placid, Florida, the nation’s Caladium Capital and have been compared to the tulip fields in Holland for their beauty. The 40+ varieties of red, white,  pink and all combinations of the colors are truly works of art! The annual Caladium Festival celebrates this beautiful plant with guided caladium field tours, art competitions and vendors, bulb and plant sale and more! Our group will be given a morning bus tour of the caladium fields so that we can enjoy lunch and the festivities downtown. You will also be able to see some of the town’s famous murals on this day trip. We will be taking a bus so that you can bring back plants and bulbs to Vero.

Cost : $80 pp—includes bus transportation, caladium field tour & festival. Lunch will be on your own in one of Lake Placid’s charming eateries. We will have snacks and cold bottled water on the bus.


Saturday, August 5, 2017
Live at the Gardens!  Z-Street Speakeasy Band 
Bok Tower Gardens
Lake Wales, FL

It’s Live at the Gardens again for the day trippers! We’ve seen the Big Chill from the ‘60’s and the Irish Lift Band—now we’re going to hear some Swing and Jazz with a little Great Gatsby and right–up-to-the-present sounds—Rock, Pop and R & B. Concert starts at 7:30 pm. We will depart Vero Beach at 2:30 pm so that we can arrive at Bok Tower in time for you to walk through the gardens, tour the Visitors Center’s exhibits, visit the museum gift shop and enjoy a casual but quality dinner in the Blue Palmetto Café.

Cost: $100 pp includes transportation & admission to Bok Tower Gardens and Concert. Food and beverages are not included in the $100.



November 3 - 5, 2017
Overnight Trip  to St. Simons  Island - The Golden Isles of  Georgia

Located on the southern part of Georgia's scenic coastline and only four hours driving time  from Vero Beach, St. Simons Island is rich in beauty and culture.  St. Simons Island is the  largest barrier island in the Golden Isles and was made famous by poet Sidney Lanier and  novelist Eugenia Price.  We will spend two nights and three days in the Village of St. Simons which offers a view of the waterfront with ships passing by, a tour of the beautiful lighthouse, quaint shops along tree-lined streets and restaurants that offer a variety of culinary delights including fresh seafood. We will stay in the Village's oldest hotel - the Village Inn and Pub, winner of the 2003 Coastal Living Award and is walking distance to the entire village area; We will venture outside the village for a few hours when we take a guided tour of other  historical sites in and around St. Simon's Island - i.e., Christ Church, Fort Frederica, the old  Coast Guard Station and Museum, eateries, etc.

Cost:  Double accommodations: $450 pp; Single:  $550 pp.  Cost includes:  bus transportation aboard large bus; two nights stay at the Village Inn; wine and cheese reception; breakfast each morning at the Village Inn; admission to the Lighthouse; guided tour of St. Simon’s Island & snacks aboard bus.