Sr. Adult Travel Ministry


Sassy Sages Sr. Adults

Sassy Sages Senior Adults

Monthly luncheon - Second Saturday of each month at 11:30 am in Heritage Hall. 

Once a month we have an outing usually on the third or fourth Thursday of each month. Road trips schedule  will vary according to destination and availability of tours.


SASSY SAGES ROADRUNNER’S 2018 FORCAST

If you are kinda “Sassy” and like to travel the highways and byways with a great group of folks…then the Sassy Sages Roadrunners Senior Adult Travel Group is just the place for you!  Any questions, contact Karen Hassell, Sr. Adult Travel Coordinator. karen.hassell@sjepc.com


January- Pulaski Tennessee--Milky Way Farms, 

February- Fayette Al-Golden Eagle Syrup Company, Alabama Sunshine Hot Sauce

                 Company

March 22-24th Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens, Savannah Georgia- 

                              reservation deadline Feb. 5

April 20th (Friday)—Country Living Fair, Lebanon Tennessee-reservation deadline

                 April 1st.

May 24th- Belle Buckle Tennessee

June 28th—Federal Reserve Bank, Atlanta Ga

July 12th – Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Montgomery Al, Broadway production of “Annie”. Deadline June 14th

August 16th- Gee’s Bend Quilts- Boykin Al

September 20-23  New Braunfels Tx / San Antonio Tx.

October—TBA

November 29- Dec. 2  Natchez Trace Antebellum Christmas


Up-Coming Roadrunner's Adventures

SASSY SAGES APRIL ROADRUNNERS….. 2 opportunities this month!!          But you must sign up!!

April 12th Wallace State Singers under the direction of Tiffany Richter presents                                                           

                                  “Broadway Baby: Music of the Great White Way at 7:00 pm

Meet at church at 4:00pm  to head to Top Hat for dinner then back to WSC at 7:00 for the show.

Cost: dinner on your own, an $10 per person for the show. Sign up deadline:  Monday- April 9th

 

April 20th (Friday)—Country Living Fair, Lebanon Tennessee- trip is fullAND a Wait list available if anyone cancels.  

Cost: early bird tickets: $13 each  or $18 at the door, plus  your spending money plus $5 gas money day of trip.                       

Leave  @ 7:30am- Return aprox 5:34 pm.

Signed up to go: Susan Powell, Lucinda Harding, Linda Schgier, June McDowell, George and Brenda Scott, Yon Johnson, Jo Webb, Chris Webb, Clara Laminak, Mary Jane Leverett, Pam Key, Jan Pierce, Sherry McDowell, Kay Cagle,  Patsy Richter, Sandra Sloan, Glenda Butler, Lynda Hankey, Nancy Moore, Anna McGriff, Rachel Moody, Ronnie Owens,  Wayne Chandler (driver) Karen Hassell.   

2018 Antebellum Christmas Tour of Natchez Mississippi, Vicksburg National Military Park and Biedenharn Coco Cola Museum

Nov. 29-Dec. 2


Antebellum Christmas Tour of Natchez Mississippi  

Vicksburg National Military Park and Biedenharn Coco Cola Museum

 

Greetings and Salutations Traveling Friends!!

If you like Antebellum Homes all spruced up and decked out for the Christmas season, and maybe you like a little history thrown in there,  then this might be a trip you, your family or bring along some friends to enjoy from November 29th thru December 2nd!! 

 

 

**Pricing is based on a minimum of 40 people going.

If less than 40 people,  price may be subject to higher pricing.

Itinerary:

 

Thursday-November 29th  at 7:00 am we will leave SJ’s parking lot via motor coach and head down to Natchez Mississippi to The Grand Hotel.   After unloading, and refreshing a little, we will tour Choctaw Hall and have a wonderful 3 course dinner there.  Then head back for  the evening for a little R & R or you can go exploring on your own!

     

Friday-Day 2  will include: after breakfast at the Hotel, we will pick up our tour guide and head out to Sunnyside, Stanton Hall, lunch at The Carriage House, and  tour  Frogmore Plantation. Frogmore will include Christmas in the Quarters Tour  and will include stories of the Old South-Civil War Soldiers, Cotton kingpins, slaves and share-croppers.

 

Early Friday evening you are on your own for dinner in downtown Natchez. (We are only 1-3 blocks from some of the great restaurants they have to offer: Cotton Alley, Fat Mama’s, Pig Out Inn, Pearls Street Pasta, Rolling River Bistro, Planet Thailand, Bowies, etc).

At 7:00pm we will attend the famed Natchez Christmas Cabaret!

 

Saturday-Day 3  After breakfast at the Hotel, we begin with a tour of Concord Quarters and lighting of the Yule Log, followed by  The Jeweled Christmas Tour of The Towers, which is one of the most unique seasonal tours in the South.

 

Saturday afternoon you will be on your own for a little shopping or exploring time until dinner.

Saturday night we will all have dinner together (but on your own) at a Bowies Tavern. Bowie’s is located in the heart of the Historic District in Downtown Natchez. Overlooking the Mississippi River, Bowie’s was originally a cotton warehouse. The Tavern has become a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Bowie’s is home to a unique, beautiful mahogany bar (Circa 1880) that was once referred to as “the largest bar West of the Mississippi” and was signed by Kit Carson.


Sunday-Day 4- CHECKOUT DAY--Breakfast time at the hotel from 7-8:00 then depart at 8:00am for Vicksburg, Ms  for an aprox.  11/2 -2 hr. guided tour of Vicksburg National Military Park.

 

We will pick up our Licensed Park Guide, who will make history come alive at Vicksburg National Military Park ! Visitors have the unique opportunity to explore the battlefield with a professional guide who has excellent knowledge of civilian life and military operations of the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg in the spring and summer of 1863.
All guides have undergone an extensive credentialing and examination process prior to earning their license, and are the local experts on the Civil War at Vicksburg.

 

After lunch at Rowdy’s  who’s Mississippi Mud Pie is a featured dessert for the Vicksburg/Jackson area (on your own- but all together) you will have the option to  tour the Biedenharn Coco Cola Museum in Vicksburg. The Museum houses Joseph Biedenharns type of equipment that he used to bottle Coke for the first time anywhere in the world in 1894! It also displays a wide variety of original Coca Cola advertising and memorabilia  from down thru the years. There is a small fee to tour the museum if you choose to do so, payable upon entry.

 

Inside you will find a restored candy store and office area take you to a sweeter time from the 1890’s.  Here they offer visitors ice cream, fountain Cokes, Coke Floats and a wide selection of Coke souvenirs.

Then we will board the bus and head on back to Cullman aprox. 4 hrs 50 drive time.


Stunning antebellum mansions have earned Natchez a listing in the New York Times best-seller, 1000 Places to See before You Die. Natchez is also recognized as the Best Small City for a Weekend by AAA Southern Traveler Magazine. For over 300 years, this quaint southern city has captivated national and international visitors alike with its incomparable charm. 

Additionally,  Vicksburg Military Park makes history come alive!


Sign up with your $50 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot!

You can make payments on your trip as you can or make one payment—totally up to you!  

Trip Cost:  $595.00 

                    3 nights and 4 days

 

If your planning to go on this trip, signup deadline is May 13th.


So, are you ready??? What cha waiting on????  Who knows what else we might see along the way???


Blessings to each & looking forward to traveling with you!

~Karen

256-708-3557

Or :

karen.hassell@sjepc.com