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  1. Head Out - HOP

    Smart Weigh only at Tucson Escapade?

    If you would like to be weighed contact the coordinator of SmartWeigh at: smartweigh@escapees.com. They will be glad to help you. Have a good day. Lisa Koca
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    Balloon Fiesta Hop question

    Hello - Thank you in your interest in the Balloon Fiesta HOP. For more information on the 2018 Balloon Fiesta HOP, please click on the below. This will give you a good idea of what 2019 will be like. Thank you for your question. Have a good day. Lisa Koca HOP Director
  3. Tucson and the Wild West HOP March 22, 2019 After a busy week at Escapade, you might consider an enjoyable and relaxing HOP. Let us do the driving, while you sit back, relax and enjoy! Board a luxury coach with a local, fun and knowledgeable tour guide. Enjoy scenic views of the beautiful countryside of mountains and deserts, while learning about the rich western heritage of Tucson and the surrounding area. HOPs are fun and exciting, especially when shared with other Escapees friends! On this excursion: 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. The movies of many well-known “Old American West” actors, such as John Wayne and many others, were shot there, as well as music CD covers, commercials and T.V. shows! You’ll be entertained by watching gunfights on the streets, live shows in the Grand Palace, taking a guided walking tour, or a stroll through the Movie Museum and the Native Village, along with many other fun activities and attractions. What a fun way to learn the fascinating history of the Old American West. Bring comfortable walking shoes and enjoy the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, including a 98-acre zoo that was founded to help promote conservation. There are over 200 native mammals, reptiles, amphibians, 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 Spanish Colonial architecture. Inclusions: Private Motor Coach Professional Motor Coach driver Professional local tour guide, with commentary en route All gratuities included Souvenir HOP name badges Rain or shine. Schedule subject to change without notice. There will be a considerable amount of walking, so please bring comfortable walking shoes, as well as binoculars, a hat, sunscreen, snacks and a bottle of water, plus your camera for taking advantage of the many photo ops. Payment options When registering for a land HOP, you must 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. Note: Non-Escapees members are welcome to attend, too! There is a $50.00 charge for nonmembers. However, if you join Escapees, the $50.00 will be waived. To join the Escapees RV Club, please call, toll-free, at 936-327-8873. Price for this HOP $90.00 per person To register for this HOP, contact: The HOP Department 936-327-8873 For more information on this HOP, click: https://www.escapees.com/event/tucson-and-the-wild-west-hop/ Confirmation email Once registered, a confirmation notification will be sent to you via email regarding all the pertinent information, such as RV Park address, tour dates, times, etc. Please, make sure Escapees has your current email address on file. If you do not receive it, please check your spam files, or email us at: registration@escapees.com. RV Parking - Extended stays for the HOPs The cost of the HOP does not include parking fees, but we will be glad to help you with your extended stay. If you did not make your RV site reservations for the HOPs, call 936-327-8873, and let them know you would like to stay and attend the HOPs. Note: Post-Escapade HOPs Once on site, and after you register for the Escapade, please “check in” at the HOP table, located near the registration table in Hospitality and pick up your HOP welcome packet. This packet will have important information, such as the times, meeting places and souvenir HOP Name Badges. The name badges are your ticket for the HOP. Trip cancellation and interruption insurance We highly suggest that you protect your HOP investment by purchasing trip 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 while on the trip. You can get more information about this insurance, such as pricing and coverage, by calling the Escapees Travel Agency, 855-757-8881, or emailing them at: eta@escapees.com. View upcoming HOPs: https://www.escapees.com/hops 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-news-signup/ See you at the HOP! Lisa Koca HOP Director www.escapees.com/hops For Cruise HOPs, call: Escapees Travel Agency 855-757-8881 (Toll Free) Escapees RV Club 100 Rainbow Drive Livingston, Texas 77351 936-327-8873 www.escapees.com
  4. Guns and Ammo HOP Tucson Escapade Post HOP March 22, 2019 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. In the event of a tie, a coin flip will decide the best shooter. 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. Please provide your own ammo, as well as eye and ear protection. Itinerary · Arrive at range · Safety briefing · Revolver warm-up · Revolver competition · Semi-auto warm-up · Semi-auto competition · Prizes awarded Subject to change. Please no first-time shooters. You must know how to shoot and operate a weapon safely. Prices for this HOP Revolver: $47.00 per person Semi-auto: $47.00 per person Both revolver and semi-auto: $62.00 per person To register for this HOP, call: The HOP Department 936-327-8873 For more information about this HOP, click: https://www.escapees.com/event/guns-and-ammo-hop RV Parking - Extended stays for the HOPs The cost of the HOP does not include parking fees, but we will be glad to help you with your extended stay. If you did not make your RV site reservations for the HOPs, call 888-757-2582, and let them know you would like to stay and attend the HOPs. Note: Post-Escapade HOPs Once on site, and after you register for the Escapade, please “check in” at the HOP table, located near the registration table in Hospitality and pick up your HOP souvenir name badge, which is your ticket for the HOP. Trip cancellation and interruption insurance We highly suggest that you protect your investment on this HOP, by purchasing trip 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 while on the trip. You can get more information about this insurance, such as pricing and coverage, by calling the Escapees Travel Agency, 855-757-8881, or emailing them at: eta@escapees.com. View upcoming HOPs: https://www.escapees.com/hops 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, click: https://www.escapees.com/club-news-signup/ and sign up. See you at the HOP! Lisa Koca HOP Director www.escapees.com/hops For Cruise HOPs, call: Escapees Travel Agency 855-757-8881 (Toll Free) Escapees RV Club 100 Rainbow Drive Livingston, Texas 77351 936-327-8873 www.escapees.com
  5. Caribbean Cruise HOP 7-Night Round Trip October 20 – 27, 2019 What a magnificent time you are going to have on this cruise! Since there was such an overwhelming response and attendance last year for this Caribbean Cruise HOP, Escapees RV Club is excited to be able to offer this cruise again, this year! Enjoy the sparkling blue ocean waters, relax on beautiful sand beaches, sip on a favorite cool beverage and watch the sunsets! Once on-board, the ship will provide activities, entertainment and incredible food. There will also be fun and interactive HOP socials during our 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 the warm embrace of the native people. Setting sail from Galveston, Texas, you will have an opportunity to experience the beautiful and luxurious comfort of Royal Caribbean’s ship, Liberty of the Seas. 7-Night, Caribbean Cruise Sailing from Galveston, Texas: October 20, 2019 Returning to Galveston, Texas: October 27, 2019 Fun facts about Liberty of the Seas: Occupancy: 3,634 Tonnage: 160,000 Length: 1,112 feet Beam: 185 feet Draft: 28 feet Cruising Speed 21.6 knots Itinerary: Day Arrives Departs October 20 Galveston, Texas 4:00 pm October 21 Cruising October 22 Cozumel, Mexico 7:00 am 4:30 pm October 23 George Town, Grand Cayman 10:00 am 6:00 pm October 24 Falmouth, Jamaica 8:00 am 5:00 pm October 25 Cruising October 26 Cruising October 27 Galveston, Texas 6:30 am Interior: Category 6V– Deck 2 & 3, – Forward & Aft - approximately 160 sq. ft. $449.00 Cruise Rate $ 98.32 Charges, Taxes/Fees $547.32 per person Ocean-view: Category 8N –Deck 2, 3, 6, 7 & 9 – Forward, Mid & Aft - approximately 164 sq. ft. $579.00 Cruise Rate $ 98.32 Port Charges, Taxes/Fees $677.32 per person Ocean-view: Category 6D –Deck 8, 9, 10 & 12 – Forward, Mid & Aft - approximately sq. ft. $779.00 Cruise Rate $ 98.32 Port Charges, Taxes/Fees $877.32 per person Recall Date: 6/22/2019 The above rates are only guaranteed as long as space is available within our blocked space. Booking your cabin early Escapees can only hold the discounted group space for a limited time before the cruise line recalls our unused cabins, or if we sell out and obtain more from the cruise line. The rates listed below are not guaranteed, and we may not be able to secure your cabin near the other HOP attendees, if purchased at a later date. 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 though this cruise is scheduled for NEXT YEAR! View the deck plan: https://www.royalcaribbean.com/cruise-ships/liberty-of-the-seas/deck-plans/1637/02 Deposit: $300.00 per person Final Payment Date: 7/22/2019 To register for this cruise Call the Escapees Travel Agency Toll-free: 1-855-757-8881 Or, email: ETA@escapees.com Early Dining Escapees has procured 5:30 p.m. dining for the HOP group. If you would like to dine later, please let us know this at the same time you register for the HOP. Socials On-Board There will be several socials onboard reserved for the Escapees HOP attendees. Once the socials are approved by the cruise line, you will be notified via email. Passports Please remember to have a current passport. Even if there are six months left on your passport, you may be denied entry into a country. The travel industry is warning us that sometimes it can take up to three months to renew or apply for your passport. Confirmation email Once registered, a confirmation notification will be sent via email regarding all the pertinent information, such as an RV Park address, tour dates, times, etc. Please, make sure Escapees has your current email address on file. If you do not receive it, please check your spam files, or email us at: eta@escapees.com. Trip cancellation and interruption Insurance We highly suggest that you protect your investment on this HOP by purchasing trip insurance. If you or a family member has a pre-existing medical condition, you might also consider purchasing cancellation insurance. Insurance can also help with covering unexpected emergencies while on the trip. You can get more information about this insurance, such as pricing and coverage, by calling the Escapees Travel Agency, 855-757-8881, or emailing them at: eta@escapees.com. Travel insurance must be purchased within 10 business days, once the HOP is purchased. To view upcoming HOPs: https://www.escapees.com/community/head-out-program-hops/ To visit the HOP Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EscapeesHOPs To join our informative discussion forum: http://www.rvnetwork.com. Escapees Club News: The HOPs or any Escapees RV Club information can be sent to you in the Club News. If you would like to stay informed with important club updates, advocacy issues and promotion items, simply go to: https://member.escapees.com/members/ and then click the “Club News” tab, in the middle of the page, to sign up. See you at the HOP! Lisa Koca HOP Director/RV Show Director www.escapees.com/hops www.facebook.com/escapeeshops For Cruise HOPs, call: Escapees Travel Agency 855-757-8881 (Toll Free) Escapees RV Club 100 Rainbow Drive Livingston, Texas 77351 888-757-2582 www.escapees.com
  6. Hawaii Islands - Kilauea Volcano Cruise HOP February 20 – March 8, 2019 Join us for this fantastic 17-night round trip cruise out of San Diego and enjoy seeing the beautiful Hawaiian Islands aboard Holland America’s Ms. Eurodam. These islands have crystal clear ocean waters, pristine beaches, beautiful flowers and breathtaking natural beauty. Once onboard, the ship will provide activities, entertainment and incredible food. There will also be socials, for the HOP attendees, during the days at sea. The ship offers a wide array of excursions to fit your lifestyle in each port-of-call. Tours are the best way to enjoy the magnificent sights in each city as well as the culture and warm embrace of the local people. Cruising the active Kilauea Volcano on this Hawaii Cruise is the best way to see Mother Nature at her finest! Bring your camera and be amazed at the breathtaking pictures! Kilauea is the youngest shield volcano and is the most active. It is located on the Island of Hawaii, which is often called the Big Island. Kilauea is having one of the most long-lasting known eruptions. Since 1983 it has produced lava flows covering nearly 40 miles, adding new coastlines to the island. Its eruptions are prominent in Hawaiian-Polynesian legends. Kilauea has a crater called Halemaumau, which, according to Hawaiian folklore is the home of Pele, the Goddess of Fire and volcanos. Itinerary Date Day Times San Diego, California, US 20FEB2019 WED DEPART 5:00PM At Sea 21FEB2019 THU AT SEA At Sea 22FEB2019 FRI AT SEA At Sea 23FEB2019 SAT AT SEA At Sea 24FEB2019 SUN AT SEA At Sea 25FEB2019 MON AT SEA Hilo, Hawaii, US 26FEB2019 TUE ARRIVE 8:00AM DEPART 6:00PM Honolulu, Hawaii, US 27FEB2019 WED ARRIVE 7:00AM DEPART 11:00PM Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii, US 28FEB2019 THU ARRIVE 8:00AM DEPART 6:00PM TIME SUBJECT TO DAYLIGHT Lahaina, Hawaii, US 01MAR2019 FRI ARRIVE 8:00AM DEPART 11:00PM TENDER REQUIRED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS LIMITED Kona, Hawaii, US 02MAR2019 SAT ARRIVE 8:00AM DEPART 6:00PM TENDER REQUIRED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS LIMITED Scenic cruising Kilauea Volcano 02MAR2019 SAT CRUISING ONLY At Sea 03MAR2019 SUN AT SEA At Sea 04MAR2019 MON AT SEA At Sea 05MAR2019 TUE AT SEA At Sea 06MAR2019 WED AT SEA At Sea 07MAR2019 THU AT SEA Ensenada, Mexico 08MAR2019 FRI ARRIVE 6:00PM DEPART 11:59PM San Diego, California, US 09MAR2019 SAT ARRIVE 7:00AM Interior: Category L–, Deck 4, 5, 6, 7– Forward & Aft - approximately 141 sq. ft. $1999.00 Cruise Rate $ 225.00 Port Charges, Taxes/Fees $2224.00 per person Interior: Category K–, Deck 1, 4, 5, 6 – Forward & Mid - approximately 141 sq. ft. $2029.00 Cruise Rate $ 225.00 Port Charges, Taxes/Fees $2254.00 per person Interior: Category J–, Deck 1, – Forward & Mid - approximately 141 sq. ft. $2059.00 Cruise Rate $ 225.00 Port Charges, Taxes/Fees $2284.00 per person Interior: Category I– Deck 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 – Forward & Aft - approximately 141 sq. ft. $2089.00 Cruise Rate $ 225.00 Port Charges, Taxes/Fees $2314.00 per person Outside: Category E –Deck 1, –Aft - approximately 169 sq. ft. $2349.00 Cruise Rate $ 225.00 Port Charges, Taxes/Fees $2574.00 per person Outside: Category F – Deck 1, 6– Forward - approximately 169 sq. ft. $2399.00 Cruise Rate $ 225.00 Port Charges, Taxes/Fees $2624.00 per person Outside: Category DD – Deck 1, – Aft - approximately 169 sq. ft. $2449.00 Cruise Rate $ 225.00 Port Charges, Taxes/Fees $2674.00 per person Outside: Category D – Deck 1, – Forward & Mid - approximately 169 sq. ft. $2499.00 Cruise Rate $ 225.00 Port Charges, Taxes/Fees $2724.00 per person Verandah with Balcony: Category VD –Deck 6, 7– Forward, Mid & Aft - approximately 213 sq. ft. $2999.00 Cruise Rate $ 225.00 Port Charges, Taxes/Fees $3224.00 per person Verandah with Balcony: Category VC –Deck 4, 5, 6, 8, – Forward, Mid & Aft - approximately 213 sq. ft. $3049.00 Cruise Rate $ 225.00 Port Charges, Taxes/Fees $3274.00 per person Verandah with Balcony: Category VB –Deck 4, 5, 6, 7, – Forward, Mid & Aft - approximately 213 sq. ft. $3099.00 Cruise Rate $ 225.00 Port Charges, Taxes/Fees $3324.00 per person Verandah with Balcony: Category VA –Deck 4, 8, – Forward, Mid & Aft - approximately 213 sq. ft. $3149.00 Cruise Rate $ 225.00 Port Charges, Taxes/Fees $3374.00 per person View the deck plan here https://www.hollandamerica.com/assets/deckplans/ed_2.pdf Booking your cabin early Escapees can only hold the discounted group space for a limited time before the cruise line recalls our unused cabins, or if we sell out and obtain more from the cruise line. The rates listed above are not guaranteed, and we may not be able to secure your cabin near the other HOP attendees, if purchased after the recall dates. 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 though this cruise is scheduled for NEXT YEAR! Registration Information Payment A deposit of $600.00 per person is due at time of reservation. Recall Dates 1. September 23, 2018 2. October 23, 2018 3. November 22, 2018 Final Payment date: December 7, 2018 To register for this cruise call: The Escapees Travel Agency 1-855-757-8881 (toll-free) Or, email them at ETA@escapees.com Early Dining Escapees has procured 5:30 p.m. dining for the HOP group. If you would like to dine later, please let us know this at the same time you register for the HOP. Socials On-Board There will be several socials onboard reserved for the Escapees HOP attendees. Confirmation email Once registered, a confirmation notification will be sent via email regarding all the pertinent information, such as RV Parks, the pier information, hotels, etc. Please, make sure Escapees has your current email address on file. If you do not receive it, please check your spam files, or email us at: eta@escapees.com. To update your email address: Call 888-757-2582 (toll-free) 936-327-8873 (if in Livingston, Texas) Or, email hopinfo@escapees.com Passports Please remember to have a current passport. Even if there are still six months left on your passport, you may be denied entry into a country. The travel industry is warning us that sometimes it can take up to three months to renew or apply for your passport. Trip Cancellation & Interruption Insurance We highly suggest that you protect your investment on this HOP by purchasing trip insurance. If you or a family member has a pre-existing medical condition, you might also consider purchasing cancellation insurance. Insurance can also help with covering unexpected emergencies while on the trip. 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. Depending on the insurance, some Travel insurance must be purchased within 10 business days, once the HOP is purchased. View upcoming HOPs: https://www.escapees.com/hops Visit the HOP Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EscapeesHOPs 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://member.escapees.com/members/#; in the dark blue ribbon, there are eight drop down boxes. Please click on the one for Club News and follow instructions. See you at the HOP! Lisa Koca HOP Director Escapees RV Club 100 Rainbow Drive Livingston, Texas 77351 888-757-2582
  7. Mardi Gras HOP New Orleans, Louisiana March 1 – 6, 2019 Called “The Big Easy,” New Orleans is a melting pot of music, food and culture, and is one of the most fascinating cities in the United States. New Orleans is rich in history and is known for its many festive Mardi Gras parades. Getting into the Mardi Gras spirit, the HOP will start with a meet-and-greet social, a wonderful welcome dinner with a yummy, traditional King Cake for desert. What’s better than being above Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras! Escapees has reserved one of the largest balconies in the French Quarter just for your Mardi Gras viewing, with access to unlimited premium bar and gourmet cuisine. With this Mardi Gras HOP, you will enjoy day and night parades! During the Bacchus and the Zulu Parade, Escapees HOP attendees will have exclusive parade experiences, with private viewing seats, including privileges to a local business, in case of inclement weather. Savor a break from the parades, as you relax and sip a glass of Southern sweet tea. Enjoy the rocking chairs on the porches of several of the South’s most beautiful historical plantations. See original artifacts, family heirlooms and the authentic slave cabins, where the West African folk tale of Br’er Rabbit was first recorded. This tour also includes a delicious lunch. Escapees has great Mardi Gras activities lined up just for you, so, be sure to join us for this incredible HOP! Package Includes: · 5 nights with full hookups · Daytime and Nighttime Parades with prepared seating. · Access to one of the largest balconies in the French Quarter for your “above-the-Mardi-Gras” viewing. · Access to unlimited premium open bar and gourmet cuisine. · Access to an exclusive parade experience with private viewing seats. · Docent led tours of two of the South’s most beautiful historical plantations – *lunch included! · Souvenir HOP name badge. · *Catered meals. · Private room for announcements and our meet-and-greet socials. · Private Motor Coach · Professional tour guides, with commentary en route · Your HOP hosts · All gratuities are included! Rain or shine. This HOP includes considerable walking, so please wear comfortable walking shoes. *Special dietary requests cannot be accommodated. RV Park: A nice friendly park awaits us with full hookups! If you have Escapees friends that you would like to park near, please let us know during your registration for this HOP. Prices for this HOP: Two-person rig: $2,365.00 Additional person: $895.00 One-person rig: $1,565.00 To register for this HOP, contact: The HOP Department 888-757-2582 or 936-327-8873 For more information, email hopinfo@escapees.com Payment options: Pay half of the fee upon registration and then, you can make monthly payments. The balance is due 60 days prior to the actual event. Note: Non-Escapees members are welcome to attend, too! We’d love to have you. There is a $50.00 charge for nonmembers on all land HOPs. However, if you join Escapees, the $50.00 will be waived. To join the Escapees RV Club, please call us, toll-free, at 888-757-2582. Confirmation email Once registered, a confirmation notification will be sent to you via email regarding all the pertinent information, such as RV Park address, tour dates, times, etc. Please, make sure Escapees has your current email address on file. If you do not receive it, please check your spam files, or email us at: hopinfo@escapees.com. Trip cancellation and interruption Insurance We highly suggest that you protect your investment on this HOP by purchasing trip insurance. If you or a family member has a pre-existing medical condition, you might consider purchasing cancellation insurance as well. This insurance can also help with covering other unexpected emergencies while on the trip. You can get more information about this insurance, such as pricing and coverage, by calling the Escapees Travel Agency, at 855-757-8881, or email them at: eta@escapees.com. Travel insurance must be purchased within 10 business days, once the HOP is purchased. To view upcoming HOPs: https://www.escapees.com/hops To visit the HOP Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EscapeesHOPs To join our informative discussion forum: http://www.rvnetwork.com. Escapees Club News: The HOPs or any Escapees RV Club information can be sent to you in the Club News. If you would like to stay informed with important club updates, advocacy issues and promotion items, simply go to: https://member.escapees.com/members/ and then click the “Club News” tab, in the middle of the page, to sign up. Physical Needs for HOP Escapees, Inc. will attempt to provide reasonable accommodations for disabled attendees, where and when providing such accommodations are within our control. Please advise us of any special needs as early as possible, so we can make arrangements to provide reasonable accommodations for you. By attending this event, you are agreeing to the following: As an attendee, you assume any and all risks and liabilities 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 any 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 or other 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 of such without compensation. See you at the HOP! Lisa Koca HOP Director/RV Show Director www.escapees.com/hops www.facebook.com/escapeeshops For Cruise HOPs, call: Escapees Travel Agency 855-757-8881 (Toll Free) Escapees RV Club 100 Rainbow Drive Livingston, Texas 77351 888-757-2582 www.escapees.com
  8. Travel with us to the 49th State and experience the magic that only Alaska can offer, on this spectacular 7-day, round-trip cruise, on Holland America’s, Ms. Oosterdam. Witness lush rainforests, colossal mountains and salmon making their way upstream in the clear river streams, with bear and moose roaming freely in their natural habitat. You may even catch a glimpse of whales breaching the water. Alaska, also, has some of the world's most spectacular glaciers. These glaciers often drop huge chunks of ice, a process called calving, into the sea. The calving sounds like a huge clap of thunder! Alaska is a part of the world where Mother Nature has been left alone in her natural state, where wildlife remains abundant. Learn all the things you wanted to know about this amazing paradise on the HOP! August 04, 2019 Seattle, Washington, US Departs 04:00 PM August 04, 2019 Puget Sound-cruising only August 05, 2019 AT SEA August 06, 2019 Scenic cruising Stephens Passage August 06, 2019 Juneau, Alaska, US Arrives 01:00 PM Departs 09:00 PM August 07, 2019 Hubbard Glacier Arrives 02:00 PM Departs 06:00 PM August 08, 2019 Sitka, Alaska, US Arrives 08:00 AM Departs 04:00 PM August 09, 2019 Ketchikan, Alaska, US Arrives 07:00 AM Departs 01:00 PM August 10, 2019 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Arrives 06:00 PM Departs 11:30 PM August 11, 2019 Seattle, Washington, US Arrives 07:00 AM Recall Dates March 7, 2019 April 6, 2019 May 6, 2019 The above rates are only guaranteed as long as space is available in our blocked space. Booking your cabin early – 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 (see above), Escapees may not be able to secure a cabin and even if we can, it will not be at the rates listed here. This cruise will sell out quickly; Alaska is a very popular destination to visit, so it’s very critical that you book early, even though the cruise is scheduled for NEXT YEAR! Again, once the recall dates have passed, it will be harder to get a cabin on this cruise. Deposit $400 per person Final Payment May 21, 2019 Deck Plans: https://www.hollandamerica.com/assets/deckplans/os.pdf Cabins and pricing Interior: Category J– Deck 1, – Forward & Aft - approximately 151 sq. ft. $1159.00 Cruise Rate $ 240.00 Port Charges, Taxes/Fees $1399.00 per person Outside: Category E & F– Deck 1, 6, – Forward & Aft - approximately 180 sq. ft. $1459.00 Cruise Rate $ 240.00 Port Charges, Taxes/Fees $1699.00 per person Verandah with Balcony: Category VD –Deck 6, 7 – Forward, Mid & Aft – approx. 213 sq. ft. $1899.00 Cruise Rate $ 240.00 Port Charges, Taxes/Fees $2139.00 per person To register for this cruise Call the Escapees Travel Agency Toll-free: 1-855-757-8881 Or, email: ETA@escapees.com. Dining Escapees has asked for early dining for the HOP group. If you would like to dine later, please let us know when you register for this HOP. Socials On-Board There will be several socials onboard reserved for the Escapees HOP attendees. Once the socials are approved by the cruise line, you will be notified via email. Passports Please remember to have a current passport. Even if there are still six months left on your passport, you may be denied entry into a country. The travel industry is warning us that sometimes it can take up to three months to renew or apply for your passport. Confirmation email Once registered, a confirmation notification will be sent via email regarding all the pertinent information, such as an RV Park address, tour dates, times, etc. Please, make sure Escapees has your current email address on file. If you do not receive it, please check your spam files, or email us at: eta@escapees.com. Trip cancellation and interruption Insurance We highly suggest that you protect your investment on this HOP by purchasing trip insurance. If you or a family member has a pre-existing medical condition, you might also consider purchasing cancellation insurance. Insurance can also help with covering unexpected emergencies while on the trip. You can get more information about this insurance, such as pricing and coverage, by calling the Escapees Travel Agency, 855-757-8881, or emailing them at: eta@escapees.com. Travel insurance must be purchased within 10 business days, once the HOP is purchased. To view upcoming HOPs: https://www.escapees.com/community/head-out-program-hops/ To visit the HOP Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EscapeesHOPs To join our informative discussion forum: http://www.rvnetwork.com. Escapees Club News: The HOPs or any Escapees RV Club information can be sent to you in the Club News. If you would like to stay informed with important club updates, advocacy issues and promotion items, simply go to: https://member.escapees.com/members/ and then click the “Club News” tab, in the middle of the page, to sign up. Physical Needs for HOP Escapees, Inc. will attempt to provide reasonable accommodations for disabled attendees, where and when providing such accommodations are within our control. Please advise us of any special needs as early as possible, so we can make arrangements to provide reasonable accommodations for you. By attending this event, you are agreeing to the following: As an attendee, you assume any and all risks and liabilities 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 any 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 or other 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 of such without compensation. See you at the HOP! Lisa Koca HOP Director/RV Show Director www.escapees.com/hops www.facebook.com/escapeeshops For Cruise HOPs, call: Escapees Travel Agency 855-757-8881 (Toll Free) Escapees RV Club 100 Rainbow Drive Livingston, Texas 77351 888-757-2582 www.escapees.com
  9. What a magnificent time you are going to have on this cruise! Setting sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, you will have an opportunity to experience the Panama Canal aboard the luxurious comfort of Holland America’s ship, Ms. Zuiderdam. You will certainly enjoy going through the locks in the canal and, coupled with the wonderful shore excursions the ship has to offer, you are certain to have a lifetime of memories. Excursions are the best way to enjoy the magnificent sights and culture in each of the ports-of-call and to enjoy the warm embrace of the native people. On January 7, 1914, the Panama Canal opened for business, creating a water passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. This mega ship mover was considered one of the largest engineering wonders of its time. Cruise ships that pass through the Panama Canal pay toll rates that are based on the number of berths. Every year 17,500 ships move through the locks. You may want to get a balcony for this cruise, as it will take 8 to 10 hours to navigate the locks. You will be able to see the expansion, often called the “third locks,” which doubled the capacity of the Panama Canal, once that portion opened, in 2016. Bring your camera, and be prepared for the trip of a lifetime! April 10, 2019 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US Departs 05:00 PM April 11, 2019 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas Arrives 08:00 AM Departs 03:00 PM April 12, 2019 AT SEA April 13, 2019 Oranjestad, Aruba Arrives 01:00 PM Departs 11:00 PM April 14, 2019 Willemstad, Curacao Arrives 08:00 AM Departs 11:00 PM April 15, 2019 AT SEA April 16, 2019 Cartagena, Colombia Arrives 07:00 AM Departs 01:00 PM April 17, 2019 Enter Panama Canal Cristobal Arrives 05:00 AM Departs 05:00 AM April 17, 2019 Cruising Panama Canal and Gatun Lake April 17, 2019 Gatun Lake, Panama Arrives 09:00 AM Departs 10:00 AM April 17, 2019 Cruising Gatun Lake and Panama Canal April 17, 2019 Exit Panama Canal Cristobal Arrives 01:00 PM Departs 01:00 PM April 17, 2019 Colon, Panama Arrives 03:00 PM Departs 08:00 PM April 18, 2019 Puerto Limon (San Jose), Costa Rica Arrives 06:30 AM Departs 04:00 PM April 19, 2019 AT SEA April 20, 2019 AT SEA April 21, 2019 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US Arrives 07:00 AM Recall Dates: November 11, 2018 December 11, 2018 January 10, 2019 The above rates are only guaranteed as long as space is available in our blocked space. Booking your cabin early Escapees can only hold the discounted group space for a limited time before the cruise line recalls our unused cabins, or if we sell out and obtain more from the cruise line. The below rates are not guaranteed and we may not be able to secure the rates or your cabin near the other 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 though this cruise is scheduled for NEXT YEAR! Deck plan: https://www.hollandamerica.com/assets/deckplans/zu.pdf Cabins and pricing: Interior: Category J– Deck 1, – Forward & Aft - approximately 151 sq. ft. $1540.00 Cruise Rate $ 410.00 Port Charges, Taxes/Fees $1950.00 per person Outside: Category D– Deck 1, 4, – Forward & Aft - approximately 180 sq. ft. $1679.00 Cruise Rate $ 410.00 Port Charges, Taxes/Fees $2089.00 per person Verandah with Balcony: Category VD –Deck 6, 7, – Forward, Mid & Aft - approximately 213 sq. ft. $2199.00 Cruise Rate $ 410.00 Port Charges, Taxes/Fees $2609.00 per person Deposit: $600 per person Final Payment Date: January 25, 2019 To register for this cruise Call the Escapees Travel Agency Toll-free: 1-855-757-8881 Or, email: ETA@escapees.com Early Dining Escapees has asked for early dining for the HOP group. If you would like to dine later, please let us know when you register for this HOP. Socials On-Board There will be several socials onboard reserved for the Escapees HOP attendees. Once the socials are approved by the cruise line, you will be notified via email. Passports: Please remember to have a current passport. Even if there are six months left on your passport, you may be denied entry into a country. The travel industry is warning us that sometimes it can take up to three months to renew or apply for your passport. Confirmation email Once registered, a confirmation notification will be sent via email regarding all the pertinent information, such as an RV Park address, tour dates, times, etc. Please, make sure Escapees has your current email address on file. If you do not receive it, please check your spam files, or email us at: eta@escapees.com. Trip cancellation and interruption Insurance We highly suggest that you protect your investment on this HOP by purchasing trip insurance. If you or a family member has a pre-existing medical condition, you might also consider purchasing cancellation insurance. Insurance can also help with covering unexpected emergencies while on the trip. You can get more information about this insurance, such as pricing and coverage, by calling the Escapees Travel Agency, 855-757-8881, or emailing them at: eta@escapees.com. Travel insurance must be purchased within 10 business days, once the HOP is purchased. To view upcoming HOPs: https://www.escapees.com/community/head-out-program-hops/ To visit the HOP Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EscapeesHOPs To join our informative discussion forum: http://www.rvnetwork.com. Escapees Club News: The HOPs or any Escapees RV Club information can be sent to you in the Club News. If you would like to stay informed with important club updates, advocacy issues and promotion items, simply go to: https://member.escapees.com/members/ and then click the “Club News” tab, in the middle of the page, to sign up. See you at the HOP! Lisa Koca HOP Director/RV Show Director www.escapees.com/hops www.facebook.com/escapeeshops For Cruise HOPs, call: Escapees Travel Agency 855-757-8881 (Toll Free) Escapees RV Club 100 Rainbow Drive Livingston, Texas 77351 888-757-2582 www.escapees.com
  10. Head Out - HOP

    Cuba – Key West Cruise HOP

    Cuba – Key West Cruise HOP February 12 - 17, 2019 Escapees RV Club is excited to offer this historical opportunity to travel, again, to Cuba, since there was such an overwhelming response and attendance last year! Join us, February 12, 2019, sailing from Fort Lauderdale to Cuba and Key West, for this fabulous 5-day round trip, aboard the Royal Caribbean’s beautiful ship Majesty of the Seas. You can enjoy the rich, vibrant culture of Cuba and learn about their fascinating history, literature and architecture. The food is incredible and you will experience the warm embrace of the vibrant Cuban people. After a day visiting in Havana, you will have the option of a relaxing evening onboard the ship or experiencing a night in Havana at one of the city’s tropical Cabarets, enjoying fabulous performances by Cuba’s best rumba dancers and musicians. You may even decide to arrive at the Cabaret in a classic American car! Don’t forget about purchasing some traditional Cuban rum and a few of those famous Cuban cigars. Once on-board, the ship will provide activities, entertainment and incredible food. There will be loads of fun along with various interactive HOP socials during our wonderful days at sea. The ship also offers excursions, and these are the best way to enjoy the magnificent sights in each port-of-call as well as the culture and warm embrace of the native people. Enjoy activities in Cuba like: · 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 take an excursion to the nearby fishing village of Cojimar, his favorite retreat, as well as the setting for The Old Man and the Sea. · 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. Itinerary: Day Arrives Departs February 12 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 4:00 pm February 13 Cruising February 14 Key West, Florida 8:00 am 5:00 pm February 15 Havana, Cuba 8:00 am February 16 Havana, Cuba 1:00 pm February 17 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 7:00 am Interior: Category 2V– Deck 3, – Forward & Aft - approximately 160 sq. ft. $689.00 Cruise Rate $118.37 Port Charges, Taxes/Fees $807.37 per person Ocean-view: Category 6N –Deck 3 & 4 – Forward, Mid & Aft - approximately 164 sq. ft. $729.00 Cruise Rate $118.37 Port Charges, Taxes/Fees $847.37 per person Booking your cabin early – 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; remember this is a smaller ship, so it’s very critical that you book early, even if the cruise is scheduled for NEXT YEAR! Recall Date: November 28, 2018 View the deck plan: https://www.royalcaribbean.com/cruise-ships/majesty-of-the-seas/deck-plans/1637/02 Deposit required when booking: $300.00 per person Final Payment Date: November 29, 2018 To register for this cruise Call the Escapees Travel Agency Toll-free: 1-855-757-8881 Or, email: ETA@escapees.com. For more information on the Cuba – Key West Cruise HOP, click: https://www.escapees.com/event/cuba-key-west-cruise-hop/ For information on upcoming HOPs, click: https://www.escapees.com/community-calendar/category/head-out-program/
  11. Ron, Thanks for registering for the Rose Parade HOP. You and your wife will have an incredible time! Plus, you will meet new friends! Have a good day. Lisa Lisa Koca HOP Director/RV Show Director www.escapees.com/fun/hops www.facebook.com/escapeeshops For Cruise HOPs, call: Escapees Travel Agency 855-757-8881 (Toll Free) Escapees RV Club 100 Rainbow Drive Livingston, Texas 77351 888-757-2582
  12. Rose Parade HOP Pasadena Tournament of Roses December 27, 2018 – January 3, 2019 Come with us and experience the behind-the-scenes magic of the legendary Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade, and have your fairy tale come true! See how these beautiful, award-winning floats are created, and even help decorate them! Enjoy the vibrant, extravagance of the aromatic flowers and the rich smell of the cocoa and coffee beans. 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 have been chosen to participate in the 2019 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 wonderful time lined up for you, so expect to have a fun-filled week! 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 130th Tournament of Roses, where this year’s theme is “The Melody of Life.” Registration includes: · 7 nights, full hookups at a nice RV park · VIP seating at the Rose Parade · 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 a docent led tour · HOP welcome bag · New Year’s Eve dinner** · Catered dinners** · Transportation by motor coach to all events · Souvenir HOP name badge · Souvenir Rose Parade program · Souvenir Rose Parade pin · Your HOP hosts · Gratuities · And much more! Subject to change. Rain or shine. This HOP includes considerable walking; please wear comfortable walking shoes. **Special dietary requests cannot be accommodated. 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 this HOP, you may pay half upon registration 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, at: 888-757-2582. Prices for this HOP Two-person rig: $1,990.00 Additional person: $695.00 One-person rig: $995.00 To register for this HOP, contact: The HOP Department 888-757-2582 or 936-327-8873 Or, 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 Cancellation Insurance must be purchased within 10 business days of the purchase of this HOP. 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, and your RV and your 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! Lisa Koca HOP Director/RV Show Director www.escapees.com/fun/hops www.facebook.com/escapeeshops For Cruise HOPs, call: Escapees Travel Agency 855-757-8881 (Toll Free) Escapees RV Club 100 Rainbow Drive Livingston, Texas 77351 888-757-2582
  13. This amazing HOP fills up quickly. There are a few RV sites left. If you are thinking about signing up, please don’t wait too long! For more info on this HOP, click on: https://www.escapees.com/skp_files/hop/event.php?id=52
  14. If the fall foliage is on your bucket list, join us on the Fall Foliage Cruise HOP for a 7-Night, Canada – New England Cruise, September 16 – 23, 2018. For more information, see posting above or click on: https://www.escapees.com/skp_files/hop/event.php?id=47
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