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  1. Rose Parade HOP Pasadena Tournament of Roses December 27, 2019 – January 3, 2020 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, and you will quickly see why these outstanding bands have been chosen to participate in this year’s 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 on-board with fellow Escapees for the 131st Tournament of Roses, as we celebrate this year’s theme: “The Power of Hope.” Registration includes: · 7 nights, full hookups at a nice RV park · VIP seating – near the beginning of the Rose Parade · VIP seating at the Equestfest · Equestfest welcome souvenirs · Entrance into the Float Decorating · Entrance into the Bandfest · Bandfest welcome souvenirs · Entrance into the Showcase of Floats · HOP welcome bag · New Year’s Eve dinner · Catered dinners · Professional motor coach transportation to all events · Professional motor coach driver · Souvenir HOP name badge · Souvenir Rose Parade program · Souvenir Rose Parade pin · Your HOP hosts · Gratuities · And much more! Itinerary is rain or shine and is subject to change without notice. This HOP includes a considerable amount of walking. 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. You ca call the HOP department and ask about this 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 936-327-8873. Prices for this HOP Two-person rig: $1825.00 Additional person: $695.00 One-person rig: $927.00 To register for this HOP, contact: The HOP Department 936-327-8873 Or, email: registration@escapees.com After registering – confirmation email You will receive a confirmation letter with all the pertinent information about this HOP. 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. 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. HOP Cancellation Policy If an attendee cancels a HOP, • 1 Business Day from Booking: Full Refund · More Than 90 Days to the event: 75 % Refund · 30 – 90 Days to the event: 25% Refund · 30 Days or Less to the event: No Refunds View upcoming HOPs: https://www.escapees.com/hops Visit the HOP Facebook page: www.facebook.com/escapeesrvclub and click on the event page to view, comment or post pictures on the upcoming HOPs. 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 when it is within our control to do so. Please advise us of any special needs as early as possible so we can make these 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 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 without compensation. See you at the HOP! Lisa Koca HOP Director www.escapees.com/hops www.facebook.com/escapeesrvclub, then click on the event page. 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
  2. The Ferron Ranger District is looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to provide staffing at the Historic Stuart Guard Station. The guard station lies along the Huntington and Eccles Canyons National Scenic Byway. We are looking for customer service oriented individuals to provide information to the public about early FS history and the immense contributions of the CCC to the Manti-La Sal National Forest. Furthermore providing information about recreational opportunities within the forest and the surrounding area. Volunteers will be interacting with the public by leading tours, providing information about the area, and answering a variety of questions. Given the nature of the position good communication and public relation skills are desired. Opportunities to volunteer are available starting May through September. The station is only open on weekends and holidays, so volunteers will have plenty of free time to explore the surrounding area during the week. Duties We call upon your aid as a volunteer to keep the station clean and tidy, and to provide information and interpretive services to visitors. • Opening and closing duties associated with the Guard Station. • Provides tours of the Guard Station (requires leading groups around the site) • Keep records of visitation. • Maintain a clean and safe environment for the visiting public. • Reports activity and issues to agency personnel. • May be asked to help with other miscellaneous duties. Housing and Volunteer Stipend As a volunteer, you will be entitled to reimbursement of your expenses, including $25.00 per day worked if you choose to stay on site. A FS uniform will be issued and must be worn during working hours. The Guard Station is a charming little structure, and is situated in a spectacular location for viewing wildlife and the surrounding landscape. RV host pad sites are available behind the guardstation. Water and sewer hookups are available but no power (volunteers with camp trailers are encouraged to bring solar panels and/or a small portable generator to keep their batteries charged). Tent camping is also an option. No cooking facilities, refrigerator, or shower facilities are available; sink and toilet facilities are located in the Guard Station. Community Huntington (20 miles from Stuart Guard Station) is a limited-services community with a small grocery store, convenience stores and other basic amenities. Price (41 miles from Stuart Guard Station) includes grocery stores, Walmart, Hardware store, hotels, gas stations and restaurants. Boating and fishing are major recreational activities available in the area. There is several local reservoirs and lakes (Huntington, Joes Valley, Cleveland and Electric Lake) that provide excellent fishing for rainbow and cutthroat trout, tiger muskies, small-mouth bass, and catfish. Other actives that are popular in the area include Hiking and bouldering and OHV. Other attractions include: The San Rafael, Capitol Reef National Park, and Goblin Valley State Park. About the Forest Manti-La Sal National Forest Visitor Guide - https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5370798.pdf Manti-La Sal National Forest – https://www.fs.usda.gov/mantilasal For More Information If you need any further assistance regarding this opportunity feel free to contact: Christopher Nichols Manti-La Sal National Forest Ferron Ranger District 115 West Canyon Road Ferron Utah, 84023 (435)636-3579 cdnichols@fs.fed.us We hope you’ll answer the call, and help us staff Historic Stuart Guard Station this year!
  3. Come with us and experience the behind-the-scenes magic of the legendary Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade! 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, and you will quickly see why these outstanding bands have been chosen to participate in this year’s 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 with fellow Escapees for the 131st Tournament of Roses, as we celebrate this year’s theme: “The Power of Hope.” Registration includes: · 7 nights, full hookups at a nice RV park; VIP seating – near the beginning of the Rose Parade; Welcome souvenirs and VIP seating at the Equestfest; Entrance into Float Decorating; Entrance into and welcome souvenirs at Bandfest; Entrance into the Showcase of Floats; HOP welcome bags; New Year’s Eve dinner*; Catered dinners*; Professional motor coach driver and transportation to all events; Souvenir HOP name badge; Souvenir Rose Parade program and pin; Your HOP hosts; Gratuities, and much more! Itinerary is rain or shine and is subject to change without notice. This HOP includes a considerable amount of walking. *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. You ca call the HOP department and ask about this 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 936-327-8873. Prices for this HOP Two-person rig: $1825.00 Additional person: $695.00 One-person rig: $927.00 To register for this HOP, contact: The HOP Department 936-327-8873 Or, email: registration@escapees.com After registering – confirmation email You will receive a confirmation letter with all the pertinent information about this HOP. 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. See you at the HOP! Lisa Koca HOP Director www.escapees.com/hops www.facebook.com/escapeesrvclub, then click on the event page. For Cruise HOPs, call: Escapees Travel Agency 855-757-8881 (Toll Free) Escapees RV Club 100 Rainbow Drive Livingston, Texas 77351 936-327-8873
  4. 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/
  5. Balloon Fiesta HOP Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Option #1: October 5 – October 10, 2018 Option #2: October 10 – October 14, 2018 Option #3: October 5 - October 14, 2018 If this world premiere event is on your bucket list, then join SKP friends for the annual Balloon Fiesta HOP. Each morning as dawn breaks over the Sandia Mountains, the skies will be filled with bright, beautiful and palatial hot-air balloons from all over the world. From its beginnings in 1972, the Balloon Fiesta has grown into the largest International Balloon Fiesta with a 365-acre Balloon Fiesta Park, with the launch field being the size of 78 acres (54 football fields). It is the most photographed hot-air balloon festival in the world, with some events having an excess of 80,000 people in attendance. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is the only Balloon Fiesta where the “box effect” comes into play. The “box effect” is a special wind pattern that helps pilots navigate their balloons in a vertical, rectangular path, allowing them to return to the launch field, or even right next to your RV! The Dawn Patrol lifts off first in the early morning hours, 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 wave their own national flag during the launch. Even though there are always traditionally-shaped balloons, there will be various specialty shapes, too. Some of the most popular are the cow, sun, pig, stagecoach, clock, skunk, the Ladybug and the sweetest mother, daddy and baby bumblebees. The bumblebee’s hands have Velcro, so when they touch in midair, it appears they are holding hands. This Fiesta also hosts the Gas Balloons - The America's Challange, with the winner being the one that has traveled the farthest. Some of the gas balloons have gone as far as the East Coast and into Canada, and you can track their progress 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, as they lift their balloons. The nights will finish with an extraordinary display of fireworks. For more information and pricing on this HOP view: https://www.escapees.com/skp_files/hop/event.php?id=52 To register for this HOP, contact: The HOP Department 888-757-2582 or 936-327-8873
  6. It’s like stepping into a time machine! Travel back to the sights and sounds of America’s past on this HOP! On the way to the 2016 Escapade in Essex Junction, Vermont, join us for this HOP in Dearborn, Michigan, and learn about some of America’s greatest industrialists and innovators. Visit historic buildings such as the home of Noah Webster, the founder of the American dictionary; the Wright brothers’ cycle shop; the Henry Ford Museum; the Ford Rouge Factory; Thomas Edison’s machine shop, laboratory, office, and library; and the courthouse where Abraham Lincoln practiced law. See the chair President Lincoln was sitting in at Ford’s Theatre when assassinated in 1865. See historical vehicles such as a 19th-century steam engine; the “Goldenrod,” which shattered the world land speed record in 1965; a replica of the Wright brothers’ flying machine; and the bus in which Rosa Parks rode, ushering in a new era for equality and freedom. Reflect back into time while visiting presidential limousines such as the 1902 Theodore Roosevelt horse-drawn Brougham, the 1939 Franklin D. Roosevelt Sunshine Special used to chauffer the president around during World War II. Built in 1950, Dwight D. Eisenhower’s “Bubbletop” was the official car for 4 U.S. Presidents: Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson. View the historical limousine that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in, on November 22, 1963; and the limo Ronald Reagan took shelter in during John Hinkley’s gunfire. This presidential limousine is the last preserved limo; they are now destroyed by the Secret Service. Railroads played an important part of the progress and growth of the American Industrial Revolution. Visit the working 19th-century roundhouse, ride a 1930s steam engine train, a Model T, a 1931 Ford Model AA bus, and a 1913 Herschell-Spillman Carousel. Farming was crucial in the early days. Learn about the agricultural revolution and how people lived off the land in the 1900s; see a wagon shop, a carriage barn, a cider mill; visit historical homes such as the 1650s Plympton House, 1750s Daggett Farmhouse, the 1840s Susquehanna Plantation, and the 1930s Mattox House, to list a few. Be in awe while watching skilled artisans use techniques that are centuries old when visiting the glass shop, the Gristmill, the pottery shop, the printing office, the machine shop, the tin shop, and the weaving shop. If you enjoy history, join us for a time of your life! This will truly be a spectacular HOP; so don’t miss out! Payment options When registering for a land HOP (not a cruise HOP), you may pay half upon registering and the balance 60 days prior to the event. For more info on this HOP, see: Time Travel HOP How to register To register, please call the HOP department at 888-757-2582 or 936-327-8873, or, if you would like more information, you can email hopinfo@escapees.com. See you at the HOP! Safe Travels & SKP hugs, Lisa Koca #86367 HOP Director Escapees RV Club 100 Rainbow Dr. Livingston, Texas 77351 888-757-2582
  7. There are still a few seats left for this HOP. After a fun and eventful Escapade, take a relaxing HOP. Let us do the driving; sit back, relax, and enjoy! Board a luxury motor coach with a local tour guide and enjoy the beautiful view of the mountains, mesas, deserts, and learn about Tombstone’s rich Western heritage. Images of gunfights, miners, saloons, ladies of the night, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the famous shoot-out at the O.K. Corral are the first thoughts in your mind when you hear about Tombstone, once a booming mining town, now one of the last frontier towns. HOPs are fun and enjoyable when you gather with fellow SKP friends. On this all day excursion, you will enjoy: Mescal tour, an old West town, built as a movie set where many Western movies were shot such as Quick and the Dead, Monte Walsh, The life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, and many more! The famous “shoot-out” at the O.K. Corral The Birdcage Theater Museum, one of Tombstone's famous national landmarks. Legend has it that 26 people were killed in the Bird Cage during the Wild West days. The most historic Western graveyard, Boothill Graveyard, where several legendary folks were buried. Driver and motor coach transportation to all events A local, fun, and knowledgeable tour guide All tours, sites, and entry fees included. Souvenir HOP lanyards Your name badge Your HOP hosts All gratuities And much more. There will be a considerable amount of walking; please bring comfortable walking shoes, binoculars, a hat, sunscreen, and a camera for those breathtaking photo ops. Prices for this HOP $89.00 per person To register for this HOP, contact: The HOP Department at 888-757-2582. Note: Post-Escapade HOPs After you register for the Escapade, please come to the HOP table, usually located near registration in the Hospitality area, and pick up your HOP welcome packet. This packet will have important information about the HOP that you will need prior to the HOP.
  8. TOMBSTONE AND HISTORY HOP March 15, 2015 After a fun and eventful Escapade, take a relaxing HOP or two. Let us do the driving; sit back, relax, and enjoy! Board a luxury motor coach with a local tour guide and enjoy the beautiful view of the mountains, mesas, deserts, and learn about Tombstone’s rich Western heritage. Images of gunfights, miners, saloons, ladies of the night, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the famous shoot-out at the O.K. Corral are the first thoughts in your mind when you hear about Tombstone, once a booming mining town, now one of the last frontier towns. HOPs are fun and enjoyable when you gather with fellow SKP friends. On this all day excursion, you will enjoy: Mescal tour, an old West town, built as a movie set where many Western movies were shot such as Quick and the Dead, Monte Walsh, The life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, and many more! The famous “shoot-out” at the O.K. Corral Tombstone's Historama The Birdcage Theater Museum, one of Tombstone's famous national landmarks. Legend has it that 26 people were killed in the Bird Cage during the Wild West days. The most historic Western graveyard, Boothill Graveyard, where several legendary folks were buried. and much more For more info on this HOP, see: http://www.escapees.com/HOP/Tombstone.aspx To register for this HOP, contact: The HOP Department at 888-757-2582 or 936-327-8873. If you would like more information, you may e-mail hopinfo@escapees.com. See you at the HOP! Safe travels & SKP hugs, Lisa Koca HOP Director Escapees RV Club 100 Rainbow Dr. Livingston, Texas 77351 888-757-2582 Website: www.escapees.com/hop
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