Shipley Center Trip News & Notes: July 2020
Welcome July! We are now into the second half of 2020!
But … another month of no trips? I’m afraid so.
We were really hoping to at least get over to Clearwater Casino in our Shipley bus, but I don’t believe it will be possible, even in July. If you are interested in this trip, please call my office and leave a message. It will be good to know how many are interested in going when we have a final “OK” and are able to go!
Those of you who signed up for Shen Yun, I do have some information for you. That show was canceled because of the virus, and now has been rescheduled. The date is Sunday, April 4, 2021. I realize this is so far away, but that is when the production will be back in Seattle.
When we plan trips to theaters or events where ticket purchases must be done in advance, there is always a chance — be it snow, or in this case, the virus — of cancelation. When that happens with pre-paid tickets, you will receive only a partial refund of your payment, or you can attend, as in this case, on the rescheduled date. Please email or call me and leave a message with you name and phone number if you would like to discuss this further: 360-683-5883 (I will return your call) or email me at email@example.com.
There is good news for those of you who enjoy museums, theaters and zoos. If you are computer savvy, go to your favorite place of interest and see if they will be live streaming an opera or a musical, or see if you can check out a museum exhibit online! For example, if you go to TacomaArtMuseum.org you can check out all sorts of exhibits while sitting at your computer! You can go from one subject to another. Sometimes the site will ask you to download an app, but that is not always necessary. Also, if you want to stream a musical or opera, there usually is a fee for that. Please go to tmp.org to get information on virtual events through Tacoma Musical Playhouse.
I am still waiting to hear from Collette regarding a new date for our presentation for Southern Charm (March 2021) and Shades of Ireland (April 2021). If you want to get a jump on the info for those tours, I can email the website to you, or I can drop the brochure in the mail.
Our Shipley bus drivers are anxiously waiting to take you on an adventure. Last year, Mozelle took a group of you to Spruce Railroad Trail for a hike. Little did we know they were still working on the trail and the signage was poor! I think everyone had a good time anyway, with a short stop at Lake Crescent Lodge. And last spring, I went on the trip to Whitney Gardens in Brinnon. What a beautiful nursery! Hopefully we can take that trip again next year.
I hope you all have had a chance to get out of the house, to take a drive to a nice spot to unwind, appreciating some beauty. Last weekend I had to take a trip to Bellingham and we stopped at Deception Pass State Park. The sky was so blue, with puffy white clouds floating overhead. It does your soul good to be out, even for 20 minutes. John Wayne Marine or Port Williams are lovely local spots to visit! I’m looking forward to getting you and about soon!
Oh, the places we’ll go!