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  1. Hi Lou, Sorry! I've added the dates to the Rose Parade HOP. Thanks for letting me know. Hope to see you there. Have a good day. Lisa HOP Director Escapees RV Club 100 Rainbow Drive Livingston, Texas 77351 888-757-2582
  2. The Rose Parade HOP Pasadena Tournament of Roses December 27, 2017 – January 3, 2018 Hosts: James and Lisa Sudbury Experience the behind-the-scenes magic of the legendary Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade and have your fairy tale come true! Help decorate the award-winning floats; see and smell all the vibrant flowers, and the cocoa and coffee beans; learn how the floats are created. In VIP setting, relax and enjoy Equestfest. See the beautiful horses outfitted in stunning parade attire. Watch talented riders perform trick riding, precision drills and amazing rope tricks. Visit the stables and learn about the different breeds of horses. Get up close. Talk with the riders and take pictures; enjoy the vendors, the music and the food court. Listen to the beautiful music of the marching bands during Bandfest. You will quickly see why these outstanding bands were chosen to participate in the 2018 Tournament of Roses Parade. At the Showcase of Floats, you can walk within a few feet of all the floats and see the meticulous workmanship that went into each one. You can ask questions of the Tournament volunteers located near each float. Escapees has a fun-filled time lined up for you, so expect to have a wonderful time. The Rose Parade is such a unique experience, and sharing it with fellow Escapees makes it even more special. Come with us, meet amazing friends, and take away new lifetime memories at the most-watched parade in the world! If attending this legendary parade is on your bucket list, then jump onboard and join Escapees for the 129th Tournament of Roses, where this year’s theme is “Making a Difference.” Registration includes: · 7 nights, full hookups at an enjoyable RV park · VIP seating at the Rose Parade · Souvenir Rose Parade program · Souvenir Rose Parade pin · VIP seating at the Equestfest · Equestfest welcome souvenirs · Entrance into the Float Decorating · Entrance into the Bandfest · Entrance into the Showcase of Floats · Entrance into the Ronald Reagan Library with docent led tours · HOP welcome bag · New Year’s Eve dinner · Catered dinners · Transportation by motor coach to all events · Souvenir HOP name badge · Your HOP hosts · Gratuities · And much more! Subject to change. **Rain or shine. This HOP includes considerable walking; please wear comfortable walking shoes. **If you have a small electric scooter, it can be stored under the motor coach. RV Park You will be staying in a beautiful country setting with full hookups. If you have Escapees friends that you would like to park near, please let us know. Once you register for the HOP, you will receive all pertinent information at that time. Payment Options When registering for a land HOP (not a cruise HOP), you may pay half upon registering and make monthly payments. The balance is due 60 days prior to the event. Ask the HOP department about the payment option. Note: Non-Escapees members are welcome to attend a land or cruise HOP. There will be a $50.00 charge for non-members. If you join Escapees, the $50.00 will be waived. To join the Escapees RV Club or ask about prices, please call toll-free: 888-757-2582. Prices for this HOP Two-person rig: $1,789.00 Additional person: $695.00 One-person rig: $927.00 To register for this HOP, contact: The HOP Department 888-757-2582 or 936-327-8873 For more information, email hopinfo@escapees.com After registering You will receive a confirmation letter with all the pertinent information. Please, make sure Escapees has your current email address on file. View upcoming HOPs: https://www.escapees.com/fun/hops Visit the HOP Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EscapeesHOPs View the HOP cancellation policy: https://www.escapees.com/fun/hops/cancellation-policy Discussion Forum: Escapees has an informative discussion forum. To access the forum, go to http://www.rvnetwork.com. Escapees Club News: The HOPs or any Escapees RV Club information can be sent to you through the Club News. Stay informed with important club updates, advocacy issues and promotion items. If you would like to stay updated, click: https://www.escapees.com/club-benefits, then click the sign-up button on the left-hand side. Cancellation Insurance If you or a family member has a pre-existing medical condition, you might consider purchasing cancellation insurance. Insurance can also help with covering other unexpected emergencies. You can get more information about this insurance, such as pricing and coverage, by calling the Escapees Travel Agency, 855-757-8881 or email them at eta@escapees.com. Physical Needs for HOP Escapees Inc. will attempt to provide reasonable accommodations for disabled attendees when it is within our control. Please advise us of any special needs as early as possible so we can make arrangements. By attending this event, you are agreeing to the following: As an attendee, you assume all risk and danger relating to your personal property, RV and attendance at the HOP event, whether occurring prior to, during or after the event. In the event of loss or theft, no claim will be made upon Escapees, its volunteers, employees or agents. Volunteers may be directing and assisting you in your parking areas. However, it is the driver of the vehicle who is ultimately responsible for avoiding obstacles or dangerous situations and is solely responsible for any damage to one’s property or the property of others. As an attendee at this event, you are granting your permission to be filmed, videotaped, audiotaped, or photographed, and granting the full use without compensation. See you at the HOP! Safe travels, Lisa Koca HOP Director Escapees RV Club 100 Rainbow Drive Livingston, Texas 77351 888-757-2582
  3. Circle Hawaii Cruise HOP 5 Island 18-Day Round Trip December 2 – 20, 2017 Imagine a place with crystal clear ocean waters, pristine beaches, beautiful flowers, and breathtaking natural beauty. Join us on an amazing 18-day round-trip cruise with the Circle Hawaii Cruise HOP. Enjoy the luxury of seeing the beautiful Hawaiian Islands aboard Holland America’s Ms. Oosterdam. Once onboard, the ship will provide activities, entertainment and incredible food. There will be loads of fun along with interactive HOP socials during our days at sea. The ship offers a wide array of excursions to fit your lifestyle in each port-of-call. Excursions are the best way to enjoy the magnificent sights in each city as well as the culture and warm embrace of the native people. 02 Dec 2017 San Diego, California, US 03 Dec 2017At Sea 04 Dec 2017At Sea 05 Dec 2017At Sea 06 Dec 2017At Sea 07 Dec 2017At Sea 08 Dec 2017 Hilo, Hawaii, US 08 Dec 2017 Scenic cruising Kilauea Volcano CO 09 Dec 2017 Lahaina, Hawaii, US TR 10 Dec 2017Honolulu, Hawaii, US ON 11 Dec 2017Honolulu, Hawaii, US 12 Dec 2017Kona, Hawaii, US TR 13 Dec 2017Nawiliwili Kauai, Hawaii, US DH 14 Dec 2017At Sea 15 Dec 2017At Sea 16 Dec 2017At Sea 17 Dec 2017At Sea 18 Dec 2017At Sea 19 Dec 2017Ensenada, Mexico 20 Dec 2017San Diego, California, US Large/Standard Interior Staterooms-Category: I, J, K, L, Approx. 151-233 sq. ft. $1689.00 Fare 180.00 Port Fees & Taxes $1869.00 Per person Ocean view Stateroom Category C, D, DD, E, F, G-Approx.174-180 sq. ft. $2049.00 Fare 240.00 Port Fees & Taxes $2229.00 Per Person Verandah-balcony-Category: V, VA, VB, VC, VD- Approx. 212–359 sq. ft. $2349.00 Fare 180.00 Port Fees & Taxes $2529.00 Per Person Signature Suites-Category: SS, SY-Approximately 372-384 sq. ft $3699.00 Fare 180.00 Port Fees & Taxes $3879.00 Per Person Neptune Suites-Category: SA, SB-Approximately 500-712 sq. ft $7599.00 Fare 180.00 Port Fees & Taxes $7779.00 Per Person The above rates are only guaranteed as long as space is still available in the area reserved for the Escapees RV Club. You can view the deck plan here: http://www.hollandamerica.com/main/DeckPlans.action?ship=os Booking your cabin early – Recall Date Escapees can only hold the discounted group space for a limited time before the cruise line recalls our unused cabins. After the recall date, we may not be able to secure the rates or cabin near the HOP attendees. Escapees will attempt to secure your preferred cabin, as long as space is still available. Most cruises sell out fast, so it’s critical that you book early, even if the cruise is scheduled for NEXT YEAR! Recall Dates 1. July 5, 2017 2. August 4, 2017 3. September 3, 2017 The above rates are only guaranteed as long as space is available in our blocked space. Payment A deposit of $600.00 per person is due at time of reservation. Final Payment September 18, 2017 Early Dining 5:45 p.m. has been secured for the Escapees HOP. To register for this cruise Call the Escapees Travel Agency at 1-855-757-8881 (toll-free) or email them at ETA@escapees.com. Please be sure your email address is current at the Escapees RV Club’s headquarters. Upon registering for the HOP, important information, such as RV storage during the cruise, Escapees socials, directions to the pier, etc., will be emailed to you. To update email addresses, please call 888-757-2582 (toll-free), 936-327-8873 (if in Livingston, Texas) or email hopinfo@escapees.com. Confirmation email Once registered for this HOP, important information will be sent via email regarding dining times, socials onboard, ship excursions, the boarding process, the port terminal, as well as the RV parks and hotels located near the pier. View upcoming HOPs: https://www.escapees.com/fun/hops Visit the HOP Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EscapeesHOPs View the HOP cancellation policy: https://www.escapees.com/fun/hops/cancellation-policy Discussion Forum: Escapees has an informative discussion forum. To access this forum, go to http://www.rvnetwork.com. Escapees Club News: The HOPs or any Escapees RV Club information can be sent to you via Club News. Stay informed with important club updates, advocacy issues and promotion items. If you would like to stay updated, go to: https://www.escapees.com/club-benefits; then click the sign-up button on the left-hand side. Physical Needs for HOP Escapees Inc. will attempt to provide reasonable accommodations for disabled attendees when it is within our control. Please advise us of any special needs as early as possible so we can make arrangements. By attending this event, you are agreeing to the following: As an attendee, you assume all risk and danger relating to your personal property, RV, and attendance at the HOP event, whether occurring prior to, during, or after the event. In the event of loss or theft, no claim will be made upon Escapees, its volunteers, employees, or agents. Volunteers may be directing and assisting you in your parking areas. It is, however, the driver of the RV orother vehicle who is ultimately responsible for avoiding obstacles or dangerous situations and, is solely responsible for any damage to one’s property or the property of others. As an attendee at this event, you are granting your permission to be filmed, videotaped, audiotaped, or photographed, and granting the full use without compensation. See you at the HOP! Safe travels, Lisa Koca HOP Director Escapees RV Club 888-757-2582
  4. Hello, This is going to be an awesome HOP! You will have a great time! You might post your message also on the HOPs Facebook page to see if people would like to share the cost of a 4x4 vehicle This is the Moab HOP page on the HOP FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1683525131916432/ See Escapees HOP FB page for all HOPs: https://www.facebook.com/EscapeesHOPs/ If you would like to contact the HOP hosts about sharing a ride, please email me at: headout@escapees.com. For more info about the Moab HOP, click: https://www.escapees.com/skp_files/hop/event.php?id=32 Thanks for your interest in the Moad Outdoor Adventure HOP. Have a good day. Lisa Koca HOP Director/RV Show Director For Cruise HOPs, call: Escapees Travel Agency 855-757-8881 (Toll-Free) Escapees RV Club 888-757-2582 www.escapees.com/hops www.facebook.com/escapeeshops
  5. Balloon Fiesta HOP Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta October 6 – October 11, 2017 October 11 – October 15, 2017 October 6 - October 15, 2017 If this world premiere event is on your bucket list, then join SKP friends for the 46th annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Each morning as dawn breaks over the majestic Sandia Mountains, the skies will be filled with 600 palatial, bright and beautiful hot-air balloons from all over the world. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is the largest and most photographed hot-air balloon festival in the world. It is also the only location where “the box effect” comes into play. This is a special wind pattern that helps pilots navigate their balloons in a vertical, rectangular path, allowing them to land back onto the launch field or even right next to the RV. The Dawn Patrol lifts off first in the dark, with specially fitted lights, to observe weather conditions at different altitudes, such as the wind speed and its direction. Upon approval, the balloons lift off in a mass ascension. The “Zebras,” dressed in black and white, coordinate the launching of the balloons. One of the most exciting events is the Flight of the Nations Mass Ascension, where balloonists from each nation launch while waving their national flag. Even though there are always traditional shape balloons, there will be many special shapes, too. The most popular are the cow, sun, pig, stagecoach, clock, skunk, the Lady bug and the sweetest mother, daddy and baby bumblebees. The bumblebees have hands with Velcro, so when they touch in midair, it appears they are holding hands. When visiting any of the balloon pilots, remember to ask them for a trading card, which gives pertinent information about their balloon. This fiesta also hosts the Gas Balloons - America's Challenge race, with the winner being the one going the farthest. Some of the gas balloons have gone as far as the East Coast and into Canada. Their progress can be tracked on the Fiesta website. On the launch field, at dusk, you can see the burners of the balloons ignite and watch the evening sky fill with a bouquet of bright colors. The nights will finish with an extraordinary display of fireworks. Escapees will have Boondock camping and a private tent for inclement weather, socials, games and catered dinners. There will be a considerable amount of walking, so please bring comfortable walking shoes, binoculars and also a camera for taking photos of the beautiful balloons hovering overhead. Three options will be offered for the Balloon Fiesta HOP. You may purchase option #1: the first five days, (arriving October 6, leaving the morning of October 11) which will include the traditional shape balloons, a special presentation by an experienced hot-air balloon pilot and two entrance tickets, per person, into the balloon launch field, plus the activities below. Subject to change. (Rain or shine) Friday, Oct. 6 Welcome Balloon Pilot presentation Announcements and social hour Catered dinner Saturday, Oct. 7 Catered breakfast Dawn Patrol Laser Light Show Morning Glow Opening Ceremonies Mass Ascension AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational Announcements and social hour Catered dinner Twilight Twinkle Glow™ America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Launch Laser Light Show AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show Sunday, Oct. 8 Catered breakfast Dawn Patrol Show Laser Light Show Morning Glow Mass Ascension AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational Fiesta of Wheels Car Show Balloon Fiesta Pin Trading Dinner Balloon Glow Laser Light Show AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show Monday, Oct. 9 Catered breakfast Dawn Patrol Laser Light Show Balloons launch Balloon Competition Flying Begins AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational Tuesday, Oct. 10 Catered breakfast Dawn Patrol Laser Light Show Balloons launch Balloon Competition Flying Begins AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational Farewell catered dinner Wednesday, Oct. 11 Option #1 - Safe travels! Prices for Option #1: October 6 – 11, 2017 Two-person rig: $1050.00 Additional person: $725.00 One-person rig: $925.00 ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ You may purchase option #2: the last five days, (arriving the morning of October 11, leaving on October 15) which will include the traditional shape balloons, the special shape balloons and two entrance tickets, per person, into the balloon launch field, plus the activities below. Subject to change. (Rain or shine) Wednesday, Oct. 11 Option #2 - Welcome to the Balloon Fiesta HOP! Announcements and social hour Catered dinner Thursday, Oct. 12 Catered breakfast Dawn Patrol Laser Light Show Special Shape Rodeo Balloon Competition Flying Begins AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational Announcements and social hour Catered dinner Special Shape Glowdeo Laser Light Show AfterGlow Fireworks Show Friday, Oct. 13 Catered breakfast Dawn Patrol Laser Light Show Special Shape Rodeo – Balloon Launch Laser Light Show Competition Flying Begins AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational Announcements and social hour Catered dinner Special Shape Glowdeo Laser Light Show AfterGlow Fireworks Show Saturday, Oct. 14 Catered breakfast Dawn Patrol Show Laser Light Show Morning Glow Mass Ascension AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational Balloon Fiesta Pin Trading Music Fiesta (Extra charge) AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational Announcements and social hour Farewell Catered dinner Night Magic Glow Laser Light Show AfterGlow Fireworks Show Sunday, Oct. 15 Catered breakfast Dawn Patrol Show Laser Light Show Morning Glow Farewell Mass Ascension Prices for Option #2 October 11 – 15, 2017 Two-person rig: $1075.00 Additional person: $725.00 One-person rig: $950.00 ____________________________________________________________ Or, you can purchase option #3: the entire stay at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, which will include four tickets, per person, into the balloon launch field, plus the activities below for ten days and nine nights. Subject to change. (Rain or shine) Friday, Oct. 6 Welcome to the Balloon Fiesta HOP! Balloon Pilot presentation Announcements and social hour Catered dinner Saturday, Oct. 7 Catered breakfast Dawn Patrol Laser Light Show Morning Glow Opening Ceremonies Mass Ascension AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational Announcements and social hour Catered dinner Twilight Twinkle Glow™ America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Launch Laser Light Show AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show Sunday, Oct. 8 Catered breakfast Dawn Patrol Show Laser Light Show Morning Glow Mass Ascension AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational Fiesta of Wheels Car Show Balloon Fiesta Pin Trading Dinner Balloon Glow Laser Light Show AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show Monday, Oct. 9 Catered breakfast Dawn Patrol Laser Light Show Balloons launch Balloon Competition Flying Begins AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational Tuesday, Oct. 10 Catered breakfast Dawn Patrol Laser Light Show Balloons launch Balloon Competition Flying Begins AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational Farewell catered dinner Wednesday, Oct. 11 Catered breakfast Welcome to the Balloon Fiesta HOP! Announcements and social hour Catered dinner Thursday, Oct. 12 Catered breakfast Dawn Patrol Laser Light Show Special Shape Rodeo Balloon Competition Flying Begins AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational Announcements and social hour Catered dinner Special Shape Glowdeo Laser Light Show AfterGlow Fireworks Show Friday, Oct. 13 Catered breakfast Dawn Patrol Laser Light Show Special Shape Rodeo – Balloon Launch Laser Light Show Competition Flying Begins AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational Announcements and social hour Catered dinner Special Shape Glowdeo Laser Light Show AfterGlow Fireworks Show Saturday, Oct. 14 Catered breakfast Dawn Patrol Show Laser Light Show Morning Glow Mass Ascension AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational Balloon Fiesta Pin Trading Music Fiesta (Extra charge) AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational Announcements and social hour Farewell Catered dinner Night Magic Glow Laser Light Show AfterGlow Fireworks Show Sunday, Oct. 15 Catered breakfast Dawn Patrol Show Laser Light Show Morning Glow Farewell Mass Ascension Rain or shine. – Subject to change. Prices for Option #3: Oct. 6 – 15, 2017 Two-person rig: $1,275. 00 Additional person: $825.00 One-person rig: $999.00 Registration includes: RV parking at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Entrance tickets to the balloon launch field Access to the flying competitions Catered meals Private party tent with tables and chairs for inclement weather and games Games and prizes Your HOP hosts Souvenir HOP name tag Gratuities And much more! Payment options When registering for a land HOP, you may pay half of the fee upon registration and can then make monthly payments. The balance is due 60 days prior to the event. Ask the HOP department about this payment option. To register for this HOP, contact: The HOP Department 888-757-2582 or 936-327-8873 For more information, email hopinfo@escapees.com Confirmation Letter Once registered for this HOP, a confirmation letter will be sent to you via email. If you do not receive it, please check your spam files or, email hopinfo@escapees.com. RV Campground Escapees will be boon docking at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, 4401 Alameda Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113. View upcoming HOPs: https://www.escapees.com/fun/hops Visit the HOP Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EscapeesHOPs View the HOP cancellation policy: https://www.escapees.com/fun/hops/cancellation-policy Discussion Forum: Escapees has an informative discussion forum. To access the forum, go to http://www.rvnetwork.com. Escapees Club News: The HOPs or any Escapees RV Club information can be sent to you in a Club News. Stay informed with important club updates, advocacy issues, and promotion items. If you would like to stay updated, click: https://www.escapees.com/club-benefits; then click the sign-up button on the left-hand side. Cancellation Insurance If you or a family member has a pre-existing medical condition, you may consider purchasing cancellation insurance. Insurance can also help cover you from other unexpected emergencies. You can get more information about this insurance, such as pricing and coverage, by calling Escapees Travel Agency, at 855-757-8881 or email them at eta@escapees.com. See you at the HOP! Safe travels, Lisa Koca HOP Director Escapees RV Club 888-757-2582 www.escapees.com/hops www.facebook.com/escapeeshops
  6. This is going to be a fun HOP! We have a few sites left. For more info on this HOP, click: https://www.escapees.com/skp_files/hop/event.php?id=32 If you’re interested in attending, call: 888-757-2582 (toll free) See you at the HOP! Lisa Koca HOP Director Escapees RV Club 888-757-2582 www.escapees.com/hops www.facebook.com/escapeeshops
  7. Hi Bill B. The shooting competition will be timed. Thank you. Lisa Koca HOP Director Escapees RV Club 888-757-2582
  8. Caribbean Cruise HOP October 22 - 29, 2017 Enjoy the sparkling blue ocean waters, relax on beautiful sand beaches, sip on a favorite cool beverage and watch the sunset. Once on-board, the ship will provide activities, entertainment and incredible food. There will also be fun and interactive HOP socials during the days at sea. The ship offers a wide array of shore excursions in each port-of-call to fit your lifestyle. Excursions are the best way to enjoy the magnificent sights and culture in each of the islands and enjoy the warm embrace of the native people. Enjoy the luxury of seeing the beautiful Caribbean aboard Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas. Don’t miss out on this amazing 7-day round trip! Deposit and payment options: When registering for this cruise HOP, a deposit of $300.00 per person is required. Pay the remainder of the balance prior to July 24, 2017. Booking your cabin early – Recall Date Escapees can only hold the discounted group space for a limited time before the cruise line recalls our unused cabins. After the recall date, we may not be able to secure the below rates or your cabin near the HOP attendees. Escapees will attempt to secure your preferred cabin, if space is still available. Most cruises sell out early, so it’s critical to book early, even if the cruise is scheduled for NEXT YEAR! Recall Date 1. June 24, 2017 Cruise Route Galveston, Texas Fun day at Sea! Cozumel, Mexico George Town, Grand Cayman Falmouth, Jamaica Fun day at Sea! Fun day at Sea! Galveston, Texas Interior – Q- Deck 2, 3, 12 – Forward, Mid, Aft- Approximately 150 sq. ft. $499.00 Fare $100.40 Taxes and fees $599.40 per person Interior – N- Deck 3, 6 - Forward, Mid, Aft - Approximately 150 sq. ft. $509.00 Fare $100.40 Taxes and fees $609.40 per person Oceanview Stateroom – I, Deck 2 - Forward, Mid, Aft - Approximately 159 sq. ft. $649.00 Fare $100.40 Taxes and fees $749.40 per person Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom w/Balcony – E2 - Deck 6, 7, 8, 12 - Forward, Mid- Approx. 184 sq. ft. $809.00 Fare $100.40 Taxes and fees Pp $909.40 per person View the deck plan here: http://www.royalcaribbean.com/findacruise/ships/ship/decks/deck/home.do?shipCode=LB To register for this cruise: Call the Escapees Travel Agency at 1-855-757-8881 (toll-free), or email them at ETA@escapees.com. Please be sure your email address is current at the Escapees RV Club’s headquarters. Upon registering for the HOP, important information, such as RV storage during the cruise, Escapees socials, directions to the pier, etc., will be emailed to you. To update email addresses, please call 888-757-2582, 936-327-8873, or email hopinfo@escapees.com. Confirmation email: Once registered for this HOP, important information will be sent via email regarding dining times, socials on-board, ship excursions, the boarding process, the port terminal, RV parks and hotels near the pier. View upcoming HOPs: https://www.escapees.com/fun/hops Visit the HOP Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EscapeesHOPs View the HOP cancellation policy: https://www.escapees.com/fun/hops/cancellation-policy Discussion Forum: Escapees has an informative discussion forum. To access the forum, go to http://www.rvnetwork.com. Escapees Club News: The HOPs or any Escapees RV Club information can be sent to you in a Club News. Stay informed with important club updates, advocacy issues, and promotion items. If you would like to stay updated, click: https://www.escapees.com/club-benefits; then click the sign up button on the left-hand side. See you at the HOP! Safe travels, Lisa Koca HOP Director Escapees RV Club 888-757-2582 www.escapees.com/hops www.facebook.com/escapeeshops
  9. Hello a1rstreamer, I’m not sure what a revolver with a cap and ball is. Can you expand on that more for me, please? Thanks for your help. Lisa Koca HOP Director 100 Rainbow Dr. Livingston, Texas 77351 888-757-2582 www.escapees.com/hops www.facebook.com/escapeeshops
  10. Attn: 2gypsies Thank you for the suggestion of posting the entire HOP on the forum. The cost is per person and is set by the cruise lines. I have updated my post. Thanks so much for your interest in the Cuba Culture-immersion Cruise HOP! Hope to see you at the HOP! Lisa Koca Escapees Travel Agency 855-757-8881 eta@escapees.com HOP Director 100 Rainbow Dr. Livingston, Texas 77351 888-757-2582 www.escapees.com/hops www.facebook.com/escapeeshops
  11. Hi Jack, Thanks for your interest in the Guns & Ammo HOP. Paper targets will be supplied and the distance will be 3, 5, 7, 10, 15 and 25 yards. Competition will be a 50 round course of fire; revolver, semi-auto or both. If you would like more info on this HOP, click: https://www.escapees.com/skp_files/hop/event.php?id=36 Hope to see you at the HOP! Have a good day. Lisa Koca HOP Director Escapees RV Club 100 Rainbow Dr. Livingston, Texas 77351 888-757-2582
  12. Guns and Ammo HOP March 25, 2017 Pima County Range Master After a busy week at Escapade, let’s get together for a fun, friendly shooting competition! This HOP will give you the opportunity to participate in safe gun-handling skills, in a competitive, yet friendly, environment. There will be two classes of competitions: revolver and semi-auto. You may choose revolver, semi-auto, or both. A prize will be presented to the best shooter in each of these two competitions. · Arrive at range · Safety briefing · Revolver warm-up · Revolver competition · Semi-auto warm-up · Semi-auto competition · Prizes awarded Schedule subject to change. Please no first-time shooters. You must know how to shoot. Please bring your own revolver and/or semi-auto. To register for this HOP, contact: The HOP Department at 888-757-2582 or 936-327-8873. For more info on this HOP, click: https://www.escapees.com/skp_files/hop/event.php?id=36 View upcoming HOPs: Current Fun HOPs! Stay informed with important club updates. Sign up at: Club News and Benefits Visit the HOPs Facebook page: Escapees HOPs See you at the HOP! Safe travels, Lisa Koca HOP Director Escapees RV Club 100 Rainbow Drive Livingston, Texas 77351 888-757-2582 www.escapees.com/hops
  13. The Best of Tucson HOP March 24, 2017 After a busy week at Escapade, you might like to take a relaxing HOP or two. Let us do the driving, while you can sit back, relax and enjoy! HOPs are fun and exciting, especially when shared with your fellow SKP friends. Board a luxury coach with a local tour guide and enjoy the scenic view of the beautiful countryside, the mountains, the deserts, while learning about the rich western heritage of Tucson. On this excursion, we will: · Enjoy a scenic drive through the Tucson Mountain Park, a part of the beautiful Sonoran Desert, to visit the Old Tucson Film Studios. These studios are a re-creation of an old 1880s western town, built by Columbia studios. John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara movies were shot there, as well as other western movies and TV shows. We’ll watch gun fights, see live shows in the Grand Palace and stroll through the movie museum and a native village. Ride on the Old Tucson train. We will also have a guided walking tour, along with many other fun activities and attractions, as we learn the fascinating history of the Old American West. · Bring comfortable walking shoes and enjoy the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. This includes a 98-acre zoo that was founded to help promote conservation. Housed there, are over 200 native mammals, reptiles, amphibian, insects, and birds including several species of hummingbirds. It also has an aquarium, botanical garden, natural history museum and an art gallery. · The beautiful Mission San Xavier del Bac, also known as “The White Dove of the Desert”, was built in the 1700s. It was founded as a Catholic mission and is a National Historic Landmark. The mission is considered to be one of the finest examples of the Spanish Colonial architecture. Schedule is subject to change. There will be a considerable amount of walking, so please bring comfortable walking shoes, binoculars, a hat, sunscreen, as well as a camera for those breathtaking photo ops. Note: Non-Escapees members are welcome to attend, too! There is a $50.00 charge for non-members. However, if you join Escapees, the $50.00 will be waived. To join the Escapees RV Club, please call, toll-free, at 888-757-2582. To register for this HOP, contact: The HOP Department at 888-757-2582 or 936-327-8873. For more info on this HOP, click: https://www.escapees.com/skp_files/hop/event.php?id=35 View upcoming HOPs: Current Fun HOPs! Stay informed with important club updates. Sign up at: Club News and Benefits Visit the HOPs Facebook page: Escapees HOPs Sit back, relax and enjoy the fabulous history of Tucson! See you at the HOP! Safe travels, Lisa Koca HOP Director Escapees RV Club 100 Rainbow Drive Livingston, Texas 77351 888-757-2582 www.escapees.com/hops
  14. Cuba! Culture-immersion Cruise January 8 – 15, 2017 Hosts: Jim and Lisa Koca #86367 Co-hosts: Shawn and Teal Loring #76442 Escapees RV Club is excited to offer a historical opportunity to travel to Cuba on a cruise, sailing January 8, 2017, for a 7 day-round trip from Miami, Florida, on Fathom’s beautiful ship, Adonia! You can enjoy the rich, vibrant culture and learn about the fascinating history, literature and architecture of Cuba. The pricing will include your cabin, all meals on the ship, lunch during scheduled ports-of-calls activities, on-board immersion experiences and certain on-the-ground cultural-immersion activities. Some of the activities will be: · Enjoying an authentic, home-cooked Cuban lunch, at one of Cuba’s many family-owned, in-home restaurants, known as Paladares. Meet the family that is cooking your meal, and learn about the challenges and joys of being self-employed in Cuba. · Visit Hemingway’s former home in Havana and enjoy an excursion to the nearby fishing village of Cojimar, his favorite retreat and the setting for The Old Man and the Sea. · Enjoy performances by Cuba’s best rumba dancers and musicians. · Tour an organic farm and learn about the agriculture in Cuba. · Visit San Juan Hill. · Visit an Artisans’ Market, the Almacenes de San José - Havana’s largest craft market, and be amazed at the treasures, produced by the local craftsmen. · After the day visiting Havana, enjoy the option of a relaxing evening on the ship or experience a night in Havana at one of the cities tropical Cabarets, arriving in a classic American car. · Visit a UNESCO World Heritage site, built to protect the Port of Santiago. · Enjoy breathtaking views from San Pedro de la Roca Castle and tour the castle. On-board the ship: · Relax and enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner. · Unwind in the spa, grab a mojito and sit by the pool · Enjoy a card game with your friends. · Experience Cuban music and dancers; Cuban movies. · Attend interactive sessions about Cuba, take a class in basic Spanish, a class in photography · Experience the “Cuban Marriage” - a traditional ceremony that begins with a taste of Cuban rum and ending with the famous Cuban cigar. This HOP includes considerable walking; please wear comfortable walking shoes. Booking your cabin – Recall dates: Escapees can only hold the group space for a limited time before the cruise line recalls our unassigned cabins. After the recall date, Escapees may not be able to secure a cabin and if we can, it will not be at the rates listed here. This cruise to Cuba will sell out quickly, so it’s very critical that you book early, even if the cruise is scheduled for NEXT YEAR! Once the recall dates have passed, it will be harder to get a cabin on this cruise, if a cabin is left. Recall dates: August 11, 2016 September 10, 2016 Facts about the Adonia: Weight: Over 30,000 tons Built in 2001 Refurbished in 2016 Accommodates approximately 700 guests Amenities – pool, gym, game deck, spa, card room, library and a Cuban specialty restaurant Ports-of-Call Miami, Florida Santiago de Cuba Cienfuegos, Cuba Havana, Cuba Miami, Florida If you are interested in this fabulous cruise, please call as soon as possible, with your name and a down payment to reserve your cabin. The ship is small and will only have 300 cabins available and, as you can well imagine, they will sell out fast! Pricing: Inside (Interior) $2699.00 Fare $283.00 Fees, Taxes, Port Expenses and Visa $2982.00 pp (per person) Outside (Oceanview) $3369.00 $283.00 Fees, Taxes, Port Expenses and Visa $3652.00 pp Balcony $4049.00 $283.00 Fees, Taxes, Port Expenses and Visa $4332.00 pp Prices include: · Cabin · All meals on the ship · Lunch during scheduled ports-of-calls activities · On-board immersion experiences · Certain on-the-ground cultural-immersion activities. Additional activities will be offered both on and off ship for an extra price. These are optional activities. To register for this cruise Call the Escapees Travel Agency Toll-free 1-855-757-8881 Or, email ETA@escapees.com. Passports You will need your passports on this cruise. Once on-board, the ship will help you obtain your VISA. All passports must be current. Even if there are six months left on your passport, you may be denied entry into a country and a VISA cannot be issued. The travel industry is warning us that sometimes it can take up to three months to renew or apply for your passport. Cancellation Insurance The cruise line is not offering cancellation insurance for this cruise. If you cancel your trip, there is a related cancellation fee: more than 90 days before departure: no fee. 90 to 76 days:fee is deposit. 75 to 46 days: 50% of fare. 45 to 31 days: 75% of fare. 30 days or less: 100% of fare. Physical Needs for HOP Escapees Inc. will attempt to provide reasonable accommodations for disabled attendees when it is within our control. Please advise us of any special needs as early as possible, so we can make arrangements. This HOP includes considerable walking, so please wear comfortable walking shoes. By attending this event, you are agreeing to the following: As an attendee, you assume all risk of danger relating to your personal property, RV, and attendance at the HOP event, whether occurring prior to, during, or after the event. In the event of loss or theft, no claim will be made upon Escapees, its volunteers, employees, or agents. Volunteers might be directing and assisting you in your parking areas, but it is the driver of the RV, or the driver of the other vehicle, who are ultimately responsible for avoiding obstacles or dangerous situations, and is to be solely responsible for any damage to one’s property or the property of others. As an attendee at this event, you are granting your permission to be filmed, videotaped, audiotaped or photographed, and granting full use without compensation. View upcoming HOPs: HOPs Stay informed; sign up for the Escapees RV Club News Visit the Facebook Escapees HOPs Join us on the Forum: Escapees RV Forum View the HOP Cancellation Policy See you at the HOP! Lisa Koca HOP Director Escapees RV Club 100 Rainbow Dr. Livingston, Texas 77351 888-757-2582 www.escapees.com/hops www.facebook.com/escapeeshops
  15. Rose Parade HOP Pasadena Tournament of Roses December 28, 2016 – January 4, 2017 Hosts: Ed and Sandy Kruty Co-hosts: Kathy and Darold Perry Experience the behind-the-scenes magic of the legendary Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade and have your fairy tale come true! Help decorate the award-winning floats; smell the floral aroma, the cocoa and coffee beans; see the vibrant colors of the flowers on the floats and learn how the floats are constructed. In VIP setting, relax and enjoy Equestfest and watch majestic horses dressed in magnificent parade attire; talented riders perform trick riding, precision drills, and amazing roping tricks. Get up close and take pictures. Talk to the riders. Visit the stables and learn about the different breeds of horses. Also, enjoy the displays, vendors, music and the food court. Hear the beautiful music of the marching bands during Bandfest. You will quickly see why these outstanding bands were chosen to participate in the 2017 Tournament of Roses Parade. At the Showcase of Floats, you can stand within feet of the floats and see the meticulous workmanship that went into each one. You can ask questions from the Tournament volunteers located at each float. If this legendary parade down Colorado Boulevard is on your bucket list, join Escapees for the 128th Tournament of Roses, where this year’s theme is “Echoes of Success.” It is celebrating those who have been instrumental in helping others achieve their success. The Rose Parade is a unique experience and sharing it with the HOP and fellow Escapees makes it even more special. Come and join us! Make some amazing friends and lifetime memories at the most-watched parade in the world! Escapees has a fun-filled time lined up for you. Expect to have a wonderful time! Registration includes: • 7 nights, full hookups at a nice RV park • VIP seating at the Rose Parade • Souvenir Rose Parade program • Souvenir Rose Parade pin • VIP seating at the Equestfest • Equestfest welcome souvenirs • Entrance into the Float Decorating • Entrance into the Bandfest • Entrance into the Showcase of Floats • HOP welcome bag • New Year’s Eve dinner • Catered dinners • Driver and motor coach transportation to all events • Souvenir HOP name badge • Souvenir HOP lanyards • Your HOP hosts • Gratuities • And much more! Subject to change. **Rain or shine. This HOP includes considerable walking; please wear comfortable walking shoes. If you have a small electric scooter, please bring it to use. It can be stored under the motor coach. Note: Non-Escapees members are welcome to attend a land or cruise HOP. There will be a $50.00 charge for non-members. If you join Escapees, the $50.00 will be waived. To join the Escapees RV Club or ask about prices, please call toll-free: 888-757-2582. For more information about this HOP, click: https://www.escapees.com/skp_files/hop/event.php?id=31 To register for this HOP, contact: The HOP Department 888-757-2582 or 936-327-8873 View upcoming HOPs: Current Fun HOPs! Stay informed with important club updates. Sign up at: Club News and Benefits Visit the HOPs Facebook: Escapees HOPs I know you will have a wonderful time at the Rose Parade HOP. See you at the HOP! Safe travels, Lisa Koca HOP Director Escapees RV Club 100 Rainbow Drive Livingston, Texas 77351 888-757-2582 www.escapees.com/hops