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  1. Maine Leaves and Lobster (Head Out Program) September 27 – October 1, 2021 The best time to visit Maine is September, after the summer crowds have left, but before the temperatures drop. Maine landscapes are quaint and beautiful, and its coastal beauty is stunning! Feel the crisp air in the mornings and see Mother Nature’s abundant beauty in the vibrant colors of the fall leaves. Trees, like the dogwood, red oak and maples, turn red and burgundy; hickory, birch and elm change to gold and yellow; mountain maples are reddish-orange, and the sumac is purple. As autumn leaves grace the hillsides and mountaintops, you have a painted scenery that is unmatched anywhere else in the world! In the evenings, you can sit outside with new and old Escapees friends and watch the vibrant colors of the sunset spread across the horizon. Bring binoculars to study native and migratory birds, such as Bald Eagles, Osprey, Peregrine Falcons, Shorebirds, Warblers and Flycatchers, to name a few. Visit the beautiful Acadia National Park and learn about its history, geology, park wildlife, and make stops at Thunder Hole and also Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the East coast. Tour a fjord named Somes Sound, which runs deep into Mount Desert Island and is one of the main sites at Acadia National Park. The Sound nearly splits the island in two. Board a lobster boat and have a unique, enjoyable tour of Bar Harbor. Watch and learn about the whales, sea lions, and lighthouses on a cruise tour. There may be sightings of Puffins, too, but most have migrated by September. The Escapees RV Club is offering a wide arrange of fantastic excursions for your enjoyment! Don’t forget to bring your camera for this wonderful Fall Foliage HOP! Registration includes: · Camping in a beautiful coastal setting · Guided tour of Acadia National Park · Boat tour – lighthouses · Boat tour - nature cruise - seal watching and, of course, whale watching, too! · Tour the bay on a traditional lobster boat · Fully narrated tour of Bar Harbor · Pavilion for catered meals and entertainment · Lobster bake (If you do not care for Lobster there will be alternate food available for you.) · Professional motor coach transportation · Professional motor coach driver and local tour guide · RV Park with full hookups. · Welcome and Farewell dinner* · Souvenir HOP name badge · Meet and greet social · Your HOP hosts · All gratuities And much more! Rain or shine. Itinerary is subject to change without notice. This HOP includes a considerable amount of walking, so wear comfortable shoes. Some tours are not wheelchair accessible. *Special dietary requests cannot be accommodated. RV Park You will be staying in a beautiful coastal setting with full hookups. If you would like to be near specific Escapees friends, please let us know when you register for this HOP. Once registered, you will receive pertinent information about this HOP via email. 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. Contact 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: $1295.00 Additional person in rig: $425.00 One-person rig: $895.00 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 email with all the dates, activities and important 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 must cancel a HOP, · 1 business day from booking: Full Refund · More than 90 days before the event: 75 % Refund · 30 – 90 days before the event: 25% Refund · 30 days or less before the event: No Refunds To 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. Discussion Forum: Escapees has an informative discussion forum. To access this forum, go to http://www.rvnetwork.com. Escapees Events: Click this link to see the upcoming Escapees events: http://www.rvnetwork.com/forum/35-escapees-rv-club-events/ 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/aboutus/club-benefits 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 / RV Show Director www.escapees.com/hops www.facebook.com/escapeesrvclub then, click on the event page Escapees RV Club 100 Rainbow Drive Livingston, Texas 77351 936-327-8873 www.escapees.com For Cruise HOPs, call: Escapees Travel Agency 855-757-8881 (Toll-Free)
  2. South Texas Outdoor HOP (The Headout Program) April 3-9, 2022 South Texas is rich with grasslands, lakes, and rivers, making this a prime area for several migrating animal species. Although birds are the highest-profile migratory species in South Texas, which makes this area a mecca for bird watchers, there are also javelinas, bobcats, ocelots, sea turtles, bats and butterflies migrating through Texas and you will see some on the tours. In April, it reaches a fever pitch with the most significant numbers and various migrating birds. Some of the well-known birds that will arrive are Hummingbirds, Warblers, Swallows, Buntings, Cuckoos, Hawks, Orioles, Thrushes, Flycatchers, Woodpeckers, the Yellow-headed Blackbird, Green Jays and Waterfowl, to name a few. Enjoy nature-guided tours, walking trails and learn what animals live and migrate through Texas. Several of the tours, including lunch, will be on South Padre Island so, grab your binoculars and a camera for those breathtaking nature shots! Escapees has a fun-filled time lined up for you at the South Texas Outdoor HOP. Registration includes: 6 nights/5 fun-filled days Full hookups at a nice RV park A private gathering room, in case of inclement weather Admission into National and State parks Admission to guided and unguided tours at sea turtles’, butterflies, bobcats, ocelots, alligator’s wildlife refuges and sanctuaries Spending a day in South Padre Island includes lunch. Local Professional Driver and motor coach transportation to events Local Professional Tour Guides Souvenir name badge *6 meals – includes Welcome and Farewell dinner Meet and greet socials. Your HOP hosts All gratuities And much more! Rain or shine. Itinerary is subject to change without notice. This HOP includes a considerable amount of walking, so wear comfortable shoes. *Special dietary requests cannot be accommodated. Payment options: Pay half of the fee upon registration and then make monthly payments. The balance is due 60 days before the event. Ask the HOP department about this payment option. Note: Non-Escapees members are welcome to attend, too. We would love to have you! There is a $60.00 charge for nonmembers on land HOPs. However, if you join Escapees, the $60.00 will be waived. To join the Escapees RV Club, please call 936-755-1060. Prices for this HOP: Two-person rig: $995.00 Additional person in rig: $490.00 One-person rig: $790.00 Last day to sign up for this HOP is: February 3, 2022 To register for this HOP, contact: The HOP Department 936-755-1060 Or email: registration@escapees.com After registering – confirmation email You will receive a confirmation email with all the dates, activities and important information about this HOP. Please, make sure Escapees has your current email address on file. If you are a member, you can go directly into your dashboard or portal and update your information. 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 must cancel a HOP, · 1 business day from booking: Full Refund · More than 90 days before the event: 75 % Refund · 30 – 90 days before the event: 25% Refund · 30 days or less before the event: No Refunds To view upcoming HOPs: https://www.escapees.com/hops Discussion Forum: Escapees has an informative discussion forum. To access this forum, go to http://www.rvnetwork.com Escapees Club News: Escapees Member News emails keep you up-to-date on club news, new events, and advocacy efforts that can affect your RV life., go to: https://www.escapees.com/aboutus/club-benefits Covid-19 Precautions The COVID-19 health and safety precautions that will be in effect during the HOP will depend on the state of the pandemic, local and state health regulations, and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and other medical professionals at the time. These precautions may include measures such as requiring wearing of masks in certain situations, requiring social distancing, avoiding indoor group activities, limiting carpooling, and/or limiting activities that include sharing of food. In addition to the above, you may be required to agree in writing that you will help provide a safe environment for everyone by complying with our health and safety rules, and to release Escapees from liability should you become ill during or after the event. We also recommend that you be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks before attending this event. 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 / RV Show Director 936-755-1060 www.escapees.com/hops Escapees RV Club 100 Rainbow Drive Livingston, Texas 77351 www.escapees.com For Cruise HOPs, call: Escapees Travel Agency 855-757-8881 (Toll-Free)
  3. The Best of Northern Ireland HOP March 20 – March 26, 2022 7 Days / 6 Nights Early-bird Special: Escapees is offering a 5% discount until February 26, 2021, on the gross land tour cost, excluding insurance and any extra night(s). Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom and lays on the northeastern portion of the island of Ireland. It is one of the most popular places for vacationers, and you will visit some of the hottest "must-see" sites that Northern Ireland has to offer. Start and end your tours in Northern Ireland's capital city of Dublin, known for its literary heritage and Georgian architecture, and famous pubs. See sights including St. Stephen's Green and the River Liffey. Sip on a famous creamy Irish coffee by the turf fires at the oldest pub dating back to 900 AD. Galway is on the River Corrib and has medieval streetscape, Eyre Square, and the Spanish Arch. Stop and listen to the buskers on the streets as you explore the quaint small shows. Visit an Ireland farm and see the extraordinary skills of the sheepdogs herding their flock. Traveling on through the rugged scenery to Donegal, a town established around a Viking harbor, know today for handcrafted tweeds and woolens. End up the day in Letterkenny. Enjoy dinner as you listen to traditional music at the oldest thatched pub in Ireland. Take a guided walking tour of historic Derry, which has fortification walls dating back to the 17th century. In Northern Ireland, you are never more than 35 miles from the sea and some of the magnificent marine life found off the coast are whales, dolphins, and sharks. Some land animals are badgers, fox, owls, eagles, waterfowl, partridges, and pheasants. Visit Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the sea cliffs and hexagonal rock column formations created 6 million years ago by flowing lava. From the tops of the columns to the Atlantic Ocean, the rocks resemble steppingstones disappearing into the ocean. Tour Belfast, a port city rich in history and is known for its architectural heritage. See the City Hall built in the 1900s Renaissance style, and the Parliament Building at Stormont, home to the Northern Ireland Assembly established in the 1990s, peace process. Visit Titanic Belfast and discover the role the shipbuilders played in the building of the Titanic ocean-liner. Travel to the historical town of Carlingford on the Cooley Peninsula. This town dates to medieval times and is famous for its oyster farms and beautiful landscape. See 13th-century ruins of a castle and an abbey. Traveling back to Dublin, enjoy a lively farewell evening dinner and traditional Irish entertainment at the Merry Ploughboy Pub. You can take Memory-of-a-Lifetime photos as you breathe in the freshness of Northern Ireland’s famous, old-fashioned countryside and farmlands. This HOP is action-packed with site-seeing, tours, history, delicious Northern Ireland cuisine, and a considerable amount of walking. Your land package includes: Day 1 Dublin Tour Day 2 Tours Day 3 Donegal Day 4 Derry – Giant’s Causeway Day 5 Titanic Belfast Day 6 Carlingford – The Merry Ploughboy Day 7 Tour Ends in Dublin Package also includes: · 6 nights – hotels stays. · 7 days · 9 meals · Admissions to all events · Welcome bags. · Welcome drink. · Many daily attractions · Comprehensive travel itinerary · Travel backpacks · Rain ponchos · Hotel accommodations and transport · Professional local tour guide · Sightseeing/transportation by luxury coach to events · Professional local coach driver · Souvenir HOP name badge · HOP hosts and much more…. *Schedule subject to change without notice. **Rain or shine. This HOP includes considerable walking; please wear comfortable walking shoes. **Special dietary requests cannot be accommodated. Superb locations and unforgettable experiences await on this Northern Ireland land package. Early-bird Special: Escapees is offering a 5% discount until February 26, 2021, on the gross land tour cost excluding insurance and any extra night(s). Your name must match the name on your passport exactly. Pricing, Deposit and Insurance Pricing only for land and tour booking. · Two-person price: $1,075.00 · One-person price: $1,380.00 · Insurance: $239.00 - if purchased, is required at registration time. Due at registration: $350.00 per person. Plus, insurance, if purchased are required at this time. To register for this HOP, contact: The HOP Department Escapees Travel Agency 855-757-8881 or 936-755-1060 Or, email: registration@escapees.com After registering – confirmation email You will receive a confirmation email with all the dates, activities, and important 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. Final payment January 14, 2022 Travel information Flying into / out of Dublin · Leaving from the U.S., you must fly out of the U.S. on March 19, 2022, due to the time zone changes. · Arriving in Dublin on March 20, 2022 · Please make plans to arrive in Dublin (on March 20) between 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. · On Saturday, March 26, 2022, make your arrangements to fly back to the U.S. between 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Air Flights · Air will be booked independently, or Escapees can help you, if you would like. · If you book your air flights independently, you must let Escapees know your flight name, number, time and date of departure, and arrival information. This is important so we can add you to our tours and complimentary transfers. · If you choose to book your own, please schedule your air flights into Dublin. · If you arrive early or stay later, you can hail a taxi to/from the hotel/airport. Please note: · All Air from the U.S. should be booked one (1) day prior to your land departure. · If you book your own air, you must provide flight details to Escapees RV Travel Agency, or you will need to arrange your own transfer from the airport to the hotel. Porterage is included for one bag per passenger. Storage is limited and additional porterage charges may apply for additional baggage. Passengers are responsible for any additional luggage such as carry-ons or other luggage throughout the trip. Passports The passenger’s name must match the name on his/her passport exactly. You will need passports and they must be current. It should be valid for at least six months after you return home and needs to have two or more blank pages left inside. The travel industry is warning us that it may take up to three months to apply for or to renew your passport. Land Cancellation Penalties: *All cancellations must be advised in writing. Between 99 and 66 days prior to departure - Deposit plus $99 per person Between 65 and 16 days prior to departure - 30% per person Between 15 and 8 days prior to departure - 50% per person Between 7 and 1 day prior to departure - 90% per person On day of departure - 100% per person Note: This will not include any air charges, travel insurance, single rooms supplement and/or extra pre- or post-night options. $250.00 per person deposits are non-refundable when booking under the terms of our 5% early Commitment Benefit discount. View upcoming HOPs: https://www.escapees.com/hops Visit the HOP Facebook page: www.facebook.com/escapeesrvclub then, click on the event page to view, comment, or post pictures for the upcoming HOPs. 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/aboutus/club-benefits then click the sign-up button on the right side. 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 before, 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 another 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 / RV Show Director www.escapees.com/hops www.facebook.com/escapeesrvclub then, click on the event page Escapees RV Club 100 Rainbow Drive Livingston, Texas 77351 936-755-1060 www.escapees.com For Cruise HOPs, call: Escapees Travel Agency 855-757-8881 (Toll-Free)
  4. Escapees RV Parks: Welcome Home! For years, Escapees members have asked about adding more SKP Co-Ops and traditional RV parks to our park options. And for years, we've listened to your requests while researching ways to make that happen. Escapees RV Parks and SKP Co-Ops are special. Member-owned and operated SKP Co-Op parks work hard to create a welcoming environment for both lot-owning members and those just passing through, where they can enjoy time together while resting from travels. Rainbow Parks (now referred to as Escapees RV Parks) offer comfort and comradery at an affordable price, thanks to generations of Escapees who came before and volunteered their time to build these parks for fellow members. Building more parks like these has been cost and time prohibitive to meet the growing demand. This is why we are SO excited to share with you a solution that creates opportunities for more parks that encompass both the values and quality of Escapees RV Club while offering comfortable accommodations for RV enthusiasts. How do we plan to do this? By working with new and established RV parks through our new franchise program! Escapees RV Parks will expand the parking options for members faster than we could on our own. All future parks will embody all you expect from our own Escapees RV Parks and continue the sense of community that all our parks hold. And now, when you or other members come to us wanting to run your own Escapees RV Park, we have a way to do it! What could be better than a fellow member welcoming you into their own Escapees RV Park? After 30 years of successfully running our own RV park system, we look forward to sharing our processes and values with more RV parks. The expansion of Escapees RV Parks will continue to promote the Escapees’ culture and community while providing more parking options for members. We can’t wait to welcome you home. To learn more about establishing Escapees RV Parks, Inc, please read our latest blog post The Creation of Escapees RV Parks: A New Phase of Our Park System - https://www.escapees.com/escapees-rv-parks-new-phase/ To learn more about becoming a franchisee, go to franchise.escapeesrvparks.com. (This is not an offering. An offering can be made by prospectus/Franchise Disclosure Document only. Franchises are not being offered to residents of, or for locations in, states where we do not have an effective franchise registration on file. Escapees RV Parks, Inc., 100 Rainbow Drive, Livingston, Texas 77351)
  5. Rose Parade HOP Pasadena Tournament of Roses December 27, 2020 – January 3, 2021 Come with us and experience the behind-the-scenes magic of the legendary Pasadena 132nd Tournament of Roses Parade where this year’s theme is “Dream, Believe, Achieve. Celebrating Education.” Come and 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 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. Meet amazing friends, and take away new lifetime memories at the most-watched parade in the world! Registration includes: · 7 nights, with 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 area · Entrance into the Bandfest · Receive Bandfest welcome souvenirs · Entrance into the Showcase of Floats · HOP welcome bag · Souvenir HOP name badge · Souvenir Rose Parade program · Souvenir Rose Parade pin · New Year’s Eve dinner* · Catered dinners* · Professional motor coach transportation to all events · Professional motor coach driver · 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 can 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 to ask about prices, please call 936-327-8873. Prices for this HOP Two-person rig: $1,825.00 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 email 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 Events: Click this link to see the upcoming Escapees events: http://www.rvnetwork.com/forum/35-escapees-rv-club-events/ 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/aboutus/club-benefits 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. Escapees RV Club 100 Rainbow Drive Livingston, Texas 77351 936-327-8873 www.escapees.com For Cruise HOPs, call: Escapees Travel Agency 855-757-8881
  6. Maine Leaves and Lobster (Head Out Program) September 27 – October 1, 2021 The best time to visit Maine is September, after the summer crowds have left, but before the temperatures drop. Maine landscapes are quaint and beautiful, and its coastal beauty is stunning! Feel the crisp air in the mornings and see Mother Nature’s abundant beauty in the vibrant colors of the fall leaves. Trees, like the dogwood, red oak and maples, turn red and burgundy; hickory, birch and elm change to gold and yellow; mountain maples are reddish-orange, and the sumac is purple. As autumn leaves grace the hillsides and mountaintops, you have a painted scenery that is unmatched anywhere else in the world! In the evenings, you can sit outside with new and old Escapees friends and watch the vibrant colors of the sunset spread across the horizon. Bring binoculars to study native and migratory birds, such as Bald Eagles, Osprey, Peregrine Falcons, Shorebirds, Warblers and Flycatchers, to name a few. Visit the beautiful Acadia National Park and learn about its history, geology, park wildlife, and make stops at Thunder Hole and also Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the East coast. Tour a fjord named Somes Sound, which runs deep into Mount Desert Island and is one of the main sites at Acadia National Park. The Sound nearly splits the island in two. Board a lobster boat and have a unique, enjoyable tour of Bar Harbor. Watch and learn about the whales, sea lions, and lighthouses on a cruise tour. There may be sightings of Puffins, too, but most have migrated by September. The Escapees RV Club is offering a wide arrange of fantastic excursions for your enjoyment! Don’t forget to bring your camera for this wonderful Fall Foliage HOP! You don’t want to miss the seals or the whales either! Registration includes: · Camping in a beautiful coastal setting · Guided tour of Acadia National Park · Boat tour – lighthouses · Boat tour - nature cruise - seal watching and, of course, whale watching, too! · Tour the bay on a traditional lobster boat · Fully narrated tour of Bar Harbor · Pavilion for catered meals and entertainment · Lobster bake (If you do not care for Lobster there will be alternate food available for you.) · Professional motor coach transportation · Professional motor coach driver and local tour guide · RV Park with full hookups. · Welcome and Farewell dinner* · Souvenir HOP name badge · Meet and greet social · Your HOP hosts · All gratuities And much more! Rain or shine. Itinerary is subject to change without notice. This HOP includes a considerable amount of walking, so wear comfortable shoes. Some tours are not wheelchair accessible. *Special dietary requests cannot be accommodated. RV Park You will be staying in a beautiful coastal setting with full hookups. If you would like to be near specific Escapees friends, please let us know when you register for this HOP. Once registered, you will receive pertinent information about this HOP via email. 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. Contact 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: $1295.00 Additional person in rig: $425.00 One-person rig: $895.00 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 email with all the dates, activities and important 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 must cancel a HOP, · 1 business day from booking: Full Refund · More than 90 days before the event: 75 % Refund · 30 – 90 days before the event: 25% Refund · 30 days or less before the event: No Refunds To 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. Discussion Forum: Escapees has an informative discussion forum. To access this forum, go to http://www.rvnetwork.com. Escapees Events: Click this link to see the upcoming Escapees events: http://www.rvnetwork.com/forum/35-escapees-rv-club-events/ 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/aboutus/club-benefits 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 / RV Show Director www.escapees.com/hops www.facebook.com/escapeesrvclub then, click on the event page Escapees RV Club 100 Rainbow Drive Livingston, Texas 77351 936-327-8873 www.escapees.com For Cruise HOPs, call: Escapees Travel Agency 855-757-8881 (Toll-Free)
  7. New Orleans – The Big Easy – HOP (The Headout Program) March 22 – 27, 2020 Back by popular demand! This HOP sold out last time it was offered! Called “The Big Easy”, New Orleans is one of the most fascinating cities in the United States; a melting pot of music, food and culture. New Orleans is rich in history and is known for the French Quarter, Jackson Square, and the National WWII Museum, to name a few. In the French Quarter, you can enjoy decadent Beignets and Cajun coffee or, savor mixed drinks in the restaurants and bars that line Bourbon Street. You can even enjoy shopping in the many gift shops! Enjoy the rocking chairs and cool breezes on the porches of the South’s most beautiful historical plantations, once renowned for their rich crops of sugar cane and cotton. Walk through the beautiful gardens located on the plantation. After the tour, enjoy the local cuisine during lunch. Enjoy watching animals in their natural habitat? Take an amazing swamp boat excursion and learn all about the history of the Cajun Bayous, since the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain are nesting grounds for many different species of birds, alligators and various other animals that call the swamps home. Upon returning to the dock, enjoy a famous Louisiana Country Boil for lunch. New Orleans has unique folklore, traditions and burial styles and traveling through the city, with a local docent, you will see historical above ground caskets, known as Crypts. Stopping in the French Quarter for an authentic Cajun and Creole lunch. And what would a trip to New Orleans be without learning the fascinating history the Mardi Gras floats and what all goes into building them! Escapees has great New Orleans tours just for you! Come join us for this incredible HOP! Rain or Shine - Package Includes · 5 nights at a nice RV park with full hookups · Enjoy several New Orleans excursions with local knowledgeable tour guides · Swamp boat excursion, includes a Country Boil · Learn the traditions behind the Mardi Gras floats and how they are built · Visit one of the South’s most beautiful historical plantations, includes lunch · 4 meals · Private room for announcements and social hours · Catered welcome · Door Prizes · Meet and greet socials · Souvenir HOP name badge · Your friendly HOP hosts · All gratuities · And much more! Itinerary is subject to change without notice. This HOP includes considerable walking that will be on uneven terrain. Payment options When registering for a land HOP, you can pay half upon registration and then make monthly payments. The balance is due 60 days before the event. Ask the HOP department about this payment option. 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 at 936-327-8873. Prices for this HOP Two-person rig: $1,399.00 Additional person: $455.00 One-person rig: $725.00 To register for this HOP, contact: The HOP Department 936-327-8873 Or, email registration@escapees.com 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. RV Campground You will be able to relax at a nice RV park with full hookups. 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 then, click on the event page to view, comment, or post pictures for the upcoming HOPs. 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/aboutus/club-benefits then click the sign-up button on the right side. 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 before, 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 another 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
  8. The Black Hills and Badlands HOP (The Head Out Program) October 6 – 10, 2020 The Escapees RV Club is offering an amazing set of combination tours for the Black Hills and Badlands. Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Deadwood, Custer State Park, the Presidential Summer White House to former President Calvin Coolidge and Dwight D. Eisenhower, and the surrounding areas are a few of these tours! Mount Rushmore National Memorial contains granite faces carved into the Black Hills depicting U.S. presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. These stately faces are nearly 60 feet high. George Washington’s nose is 21 feet tall, and each of the eyes on Mount Rushmore is about 11 feet wide, with each mouth is about 18 feet wide. The memorial was completed in 1941 under the direction of artist Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln. Located in the middle of America’s heartland, are a wooded and mountainous region called, the Black Hills. The Lakota Sioux tribe called this mountain range Pahá Sápa, or “Hills That Are Black.” From a distance, the hills are dark in appearance with mostly ponderosa pines. On the other hand, the Badlands are a sunny, desert-like area with cliffs and gullies. The Badlands are indeed a testament to the power of the forces of wind and water! Located in the beautiful Black Hills, is Deadwood, founded in 1875, being the location of the last major gold rush in the United States. The booming town gained a reputation as a rough-and-rugged mining camp where Wild Bill Hickok was killed, and Calamity Jane earned her claim to fame. While in Deadwood, you can study the historical narratives of the Native American Lakota tribe and their hunt for the bison. Custer State Park and wildlife preserve is famous for bison, but also has mule deer, white-tailed deer, pronghorns, mountain goats, coyotes, elk and bighorn sheep. Custer State Park has beautiful scenic drives and is one of the nation’s largest state park. Before it’s closing in 2002, this area had the largest and deepest Black Hills gold mine in North America! Registration includes: · 4 nights- staying in a beautiful country setting with full hookups · 3 dinners · 1 all you can eat breakfast · 2 evening shows – one exclusive just for you! · Admissions into all the National Parks · Mount Rushmore National Memorial · Crazy Horse Memorial · Badlands National Park · Tour of the Black Hills · Learn about the Black Hills Gold Mining · Learn all about the bison, which are in this area · Tour the Badlands National Park · Pavilion for catered meals and entertainment · Professional motor coach transportation · Professional motor coach driver and local tour guide · Souvenir HOP name badge · Meet and greet social · Your HOP host · All gratuities And much more! Itinerary is “rain or shine” and is subject to change without notice. This HOP includes a considerable amount of walking, so wear appropriate shoes. RV Park You will be staying in a beautiful country setting with full hookups. If you would like to be near specific Escapees friends, please let us know when you register for this HOP. Once registered, you will receive pertinent information about this HOP via email. 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 can 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: $995.00 Additional person in rig: $395.00 One-person rig: $695.00 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 email with all the dates, activities and important 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. Discussion Forum: Escapees has an informative discussion forum. To access this forum, go to http://www.rvnetwork.com. Escapees Events: Click this link to see the upcoming Escapees events: http://www.rvnetwork.com/forum/35-escapees-rv-club-events/ 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/aboutus/club-benefits 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 / RV Show 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
  9. Enjoy the blue, crystal-clear ocean waters, while relaxing on beautiful white sand beaches, sipping a favorite, cool beverage, listening to calypso or reggae music and watching a beautiful sunset. Join fellow Escapees on an this amazing 8-day round trip on the Eastern Caribbean Cruise HOP. You will have the luxury of seeing the beautiful Caribbean onboard Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas, setting sail from Port Canaveral, Florida. Once onboard, the ship will provide activities, entertainment and incredible food. The ship offers a wide array of shore excursions in each port-of-call, so there will be something 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. This HOP includes considerable walking; please wear comfortable walking shoes. Day Ports of Call Arrival Departure day1 Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida - 4:30 PM day2 Perfect Day At Coco Cay, Bahamas 7:00 AM 3:00 PM day3 At Sea - - day4 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. 10:00 AM 7:00 PM day5 Basseterre, St. Kitts 7:00 AM 4:00 PM day6 At Sea - - day7 At Sea - - day8 Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida 6:00 AM - Interior: Category 6V – Deck 6, 7, 8, 9 – Forward, Aft - Approximately 149 sq. ft. $746.00 Cruise Rate $121.19 Taxes/Fees $867.19 Per Person Interior: Category 4V-Deck 10, 11, 12 14 -Forward, Aft-Approximately 149 sq.ft. $768.00 Cruise Rate $121.19 Taxes/Fees $889.19 Per Person Ocean-view: Category 2N- Deck 3 -Mid - Approximately 179 sq. ft. $858.00 Cruise Rate $121.19 Taxes/Fees & Port Expenses $979.19 Per Person Ocean-view: Category 6N- Deck 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 - Forward, Mid, Aft - Approximately 179 sq. ft. $806.00 Cruise Rate $121.19 Taxes/Fees & Port Expenses $927.19 Per Person Balcony: Category 4D- Deck 6, 7, 8, 9 – Forward, Mid, Aft – Approx. 262 sq. ft. $1113.00 Cruise Rate $121.19 Taxes/Fees & Port Expenses $1234.19 Per Person Balcony: Category 6D- Deck 10, 11, 12, 14 – Forward, Mid, Aft – Approx. 262 sq. ft. $1061.00 Cruise Rate $121.19 Taxes/Fees & Port Expenses $1182.19.19 Per Person Balcony: Category 8D- Deck 6, 7, 8, 9 – Forward, Mid, Aft – Approx. 262 sq. ft. $1016.00 Cruise Rate $121.19 Taxes/Fees & Port Expenses $1137.19.19 Per Person You can view the deck plan here: https://www.royalcaribbean.com/cruise-ships/harmony-of-the-seas/deck-plans/1858/03 To register for this cruise: Call the Escapees Travel Agency (Toll-free) 1-855-757-8881 Or email: ETA@escapees.com Plan on flying in/out: Would you like to purchase a transfer from the airport to the cruise lines and visa-versa? Please let us know when you register for this cruise and we will be glad to help you. Your correct email address: Once registered, a confirmation notification will be sent via email regarding all the pertinent information, such as an RV Park addresses, hotels, pet boarding, etc. Please, make sure Escapees has your current email address on file. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please check your spam files. To update your email address, please email us at: registration@escapees.com Deposit $300.00 per person is due at the time of reservation. Final Payment October 5, 2020 Recall Dates The above rates are only guaranteed if space is available in our blocked space. After October 5, 2020, the ship will recall any cabins that are not already reserved and prices may go up at that time. We are seeing cabins selling out quicker than normal, as more people are cruising nowadays. Please reserve your cabin now. Early Dining We have secured 5:30 p.m. dining for the Escapees group. Socials On-Board Escapees Travel Agency has requested dates and times for the HOP socials. Once they are approved by the cruise lines, we will contact you 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. 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. 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. 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-news-signup/ and follow the steps. 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
  10. New York City and The Hudson River Valley July 12 - 17, 2020 Experience the best of both worlds with incredible, action packed excursions in the “Big Apple” and the Hudson River Valley! Come to the heart of the historic Hudson River Valley, and let us do the driving, as you enjoy spectacular farm markets, wineries and the magnificent Hudson Valley scenery! Board a luxury motor coach and enjoy an easy ride into the city with a fun and knowledgeable local tour guide. Learn the history of our nation while visiting historical sites and iconic buildings. Come and indulge in New York's decadent cuisine. If you have a passion for all thing’s food, then this HOP is for you! Tour and dine at the world’s best culinary college: the famous Culinary Institute of America, overlooking the beautiful Hudson River in historic Hyde Park. Also located on the Hudson River, is the famous and historic West Point Military Academy, founded in 1802, with its adjoining cemetery and newly opened museum. At the end of the tour, enjoy a lunch on the academy grounds while overlooking the Hudson River. Bring your camera and be prepared for the trip of a lifetime! This package includes: Highlights, stops, meals and tours, but are not limited to: Culinary Institute of America tour and lunch Battery Park The Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Empire State Building Times Square Fifth Avenue Wall Street 9/11 Memorial and Museum A Broadway Play Lunch before the play West Point Military Academy, adjoining Cemetery and Museum (FDR) Franklin Delano Roosevelt Home and Museum · Souvenir HOP name badge · Catered meals · Private tent for announcements and social hours · Professional motor coach driver · Professional, knowledgeable and fun local tour guide · Your HOP hosts · All gratuities AND MUCH MORE! *Itinerary is subject to change without notice. Special dietary requests cannot be accommodated. This HOP includes considerable walking that will be on uneven terrain. Payment options When registering for a land HOP, you can pay half upon registration and then make monthly payments. The balance is due 60 days before the event. Ask the HOP department about this payment option. 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 at 936-327-8873. Prices for this HOP Two-person rig: $1,580.00 Additional person: $765.00 One-person rig: $965.00 To register for this HOP, contact: The HOP Department 936-327-8873 Or, email registration@escapees.com 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. RV Park You will be staying in a beautiful country setting with mature trees and full hookups. Transportation is provided to/from RV Park to the tours each day. If you have Escapees friends that you would like to park near, please let us know while registering for this HOP. There is not a guarantee, but we will do our best to accommodate your request. 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 then, click on the event page to view, comment, or post pictures for the upcoming HOPs. (I added 5 spaces before the word “then” to move it to the next line.) Discussion Forum: Escapees has an informative discussion forum and 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/aboutus/club-benefits then click the sign-up button on the right side. 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 before, 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 another 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
  11. Moab Outdoor Adventure HOP (Head Out Program) May 29 – June 3, 2019 If you love outdoor adventure, then this HOP is for you! Moab, Utah is a perfect climate for outdoor events and Escapees has an exciting, action-packed outdoor adventure awaiting your arrival. Several days will be filled with 4x4 runs, while exploring the beautiful Moab area with your HOP hosts. An all-day rafting trip will bring you fun and adventure, as you experience breathtaking views of the canyon scenery. The 14-mile trip will stop midway for lunch along the riverbank, as a welcomed and enjoyable break. You will also have time to go for a swim on this trip. After rafting, take time to wander through downtown Moab to see the great selection of shops, restaurants, galleries and friendly hospitality. During the HOP, you will have access to a Dinosaur Tracks Museum, with interactive technology, as well as exhibits dedicated to the formation of tracks and the stories they tell us! See a theater movie depicting evolutionary theories, which will take you back to the time of dinosaurs. At the Prehistoric Aquarium, explore the ancient sea creatures on 3D virtual screens, as if you were there in person. Be prepared as you come face to face with an ancient giant shark. This realistic 5D experience is sure to be one of your favorites! On the last day of the HOP, you will experience a leisurely cruise up the river, in a wide-open boat and learn about the formations of the majestic red rock cliffs that surround you, while sipping a glass of complimentary wine, beer, or soft drink. Countless photo opportunities will be available all along the route. At a shady spot near a natural acoustic cliff wall, the captain will turn off the boat engine so you can enjoy live Western music. But the entertainment won’t stop there. Back at the private dock, a farewell dinner will await you. Rain or Shine - Package Includes: · 5 nights with full hookups at a nice RV park · Information session explaining the Moab area - presented by a Texas Master Naturalist. · Enjoyable exploration of the area on guided Jeep or 4x4 runs. · Please bring high clearance vehicles, such as four-wheel drive vehicles or Jeeps. No ATVS, please. Your guided runs will enter one location and exit another. There will not be a way to trailer in & out an ATV. · Entrance to all-day river rafting. Includes professional tour guides and a nice lunch on the banks of the river. Leisure Rivers, Class II and possible Class III, depends on spring run-off. 6 named rapids included. Stopping for time to swim. · Entrance to all-day Dinosaur Tracks Museum with exhibits dedicated to the formation of tracks and the stories they tell us. A movie depicting the Evolutionary theories, taking you back to a time of dinosaurs, and a Prehistoric Aquarium Experience to explore the ancient sea creatures. · Entrance on a leisurely cruise up the river, live Western entertainment and a *farewell dinner. · SpudFest Pot Luck *Dinner. · Meet and greet socials. · Souvenir HOP name badge · Your HOP hosts · Gratuities · And much more! AND MUCH MORE! Itinerary subject to change without notice. **Rain or shine. This HOP includes considerable walking; please wear comfortable walking shoes. **Special dietary requests cannot be accommodated. Be sure to bring your camera for the breathtaking panoramic views of the sunrises and sunsets. Note: Everyone should bring FRS (Family Radio System) hand-held radios on the 4x4 runs. Walkie-talkie and cell phones will not work in the canyons. RV Campground You will relax at a nice RV park with full hookups and a peaceful, picturesque setting can be seen outside your RV door. If you have Escapees friends that you would like to park near, please let us know during registration. There is no guarantee, but we will do our best to accommodate your request. Payment options When registering for a land HOP, you may pay half 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! 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 at 936-327-8873. Prices for this HOP Two-person rig: $1,080.00 Additional person: $ 455.00 One-person rig: $ 695.00 To register for this HOP, contact: The HOP Department 936-327-8873 For more information, email hopinfo@escapees.com. 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. 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. View upcoming HOPs: https://www.escapees.com/hops Visit the HOP Facebook page: www.facebook.com/escapeesrvclub then, click on the event page to view, comment or post pictures for the upcoming 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/aboutus/club-benefits then click the sign-up button on the right side. 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
  12. Balloon Fiesta HOP (Head Out Program) Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Option #1: October 2 - 7, 2020 Option #2 October 7 - 11, 2020 Option #3: Oct. 2 - 11, 2020 Balloons, balloons and more balloons! If this world premiere event is on your bucket list, join the Escapees RV Club HOP for the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Each morning, as dawn breaks over the Sandia Mountains, the skies will fill with 600 bright, beautiful 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 and a launch field the size of 54 football fields (78 acres). It is the most photographed hot-air balloon festival in the world, with 886,307 attendees in 2019. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is the only Balloon Fiesta where the "box effect" comes into play. The "box effect" is a unique wind pattern that helps pilots navigate their balloons in a vertical, rectangular path; allowing them to return to the launch field, or even landing next to your RV. The Dawn Patrol lifts off 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, are the ones who coordinate the launching of the balloons. One of the most exciting events is the Flight of the Nations Mass Ascension, where balloonists wave their national flag during the launch. Even though there are always traditionally-shaped balloons, there will be various specialty shapes, too, and 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. When visiting any of the balloon pilots, remember to ask them for one of the trading cards, which will explain all the pertinent information about their balloon. This fiesta also hosts the Gas Balloons – America’s Challenge race, with the winner being the one that has traveled the farthest. Past gas balloons have gone as far as the East Coast and across Canada. You can track their progress on the Fiesta website. At dusk, you can see the Twilight Glow on the launch field. This is when the burners are ignited, filling the balloons with a bouquet of bright colors. Then, the nights will finish with an extraordinary display of fireworks. Escapees will have Boondocking, “rally style” parking and a private tent for inclement weather, socials, games and catered meals. There will be a considerable amount of walking, so please bring comfortable walking shoes, as well as binoculars and a camera to capture those once-in-a-lifetime special moments. Early arrival - Options 1 and 3 Due to the popularity of this event, we recommend early arrival for parking at the HOP location for Options 1 and 3 only. Early arrival is September 29, 2020. The cost for early entry is $22.50 per night up to the date of the HOP. While registering for the HOP, please let headquarters know which day you plan to on arrive early. ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Three options will be offered for The Balloon Fiesta HOP. Early parking is not available for Option #2 Option 2 sites will not be available for early arrival at the HOP. If you are registered for Option #2 and want to arrive early, you may call the Balloon Fiesta for any additional parking (for any dates outside of the HOP event) and pay the Fiesta directly. You will be parked in the Fiesta camping area, but will need to move your rig to the HOP camping location, with the HOP arrival date and time for the Option #2. Option #1: You may purchase the first five days (arriving October 2 and leaving the morning of October 7), which will include the traditionally-shaped balloons, a special presentation by a Professional Hot Air Balloon Pilot and two balloon launch field entrance tickets per person, plus the activities below. Friday, Oct. 2 Options #1 and #3 Arrival Professional Balloon Pilot Presentation Announcements Meet and greet *Catered dinner Saturday, Oct. 3 *Catered breakfast Laser Light Show, Dawn Patrol and Morning Glow Opening Ceremonies Mass Ascension AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational – Professional carvers America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Race Inflation Announcements Socials – get together *Catered dinner Twilight Twinkle Glow™ America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Launch Laser Light Show AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show Sunday, Oct. 4 *Catered breakfast Laser Light Show, Dawn Patrol and Morning Glow Mass Ascension Fiesta of Wheels Car Show Balloon Fiesta Pin Trading AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational – Professional carvers Announcements and social Balloon Glow Laser Light Show AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show Monday, Oct. 5 *Catered breakfast Laser Light Show and Dawn Patrol Show Balloons launch Balloon Flying Competition begins AIBF Chainsaw Carving demonstrations Free afternoon Tuesday, Oct. 6 *Catered breakfast Laser Light Show and Dawn Patrol Show Balloons launch Balloon Flying Competition begins AIBF Chainsaw Carving demonstrations Free afternoon *Farewell catered dinner for the Option #1 Wed., Oct. 7 *Catered breakfast Laser Light Show, Dawn Patrol and Morning Glow Flight of the Nations Mass Ascension Balloon Flying Competition begins AIBF Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations – Professional carvers Option #1 - leaves Farewell Option #1. Safe travels! Rain or shine. Itinerary subject to change without notice Includes considerable walking; please wear comfortable walking shoes. *Special dietary requests cannot be accommodated. Prices for Option #1: October 2 – 7, 2020 Two-person rig: $1110.00 Each additional person in RV $755.00 One-person rig $999.00 Option #2: You may purchase the last five days (arriving the morning of October 7 and leaving on October 11), which will include the traditional shape balloons, the special shape balloons and two balloon launch field entrance tickets per person, plus the activities below. Wed., Oct. 7 Option #2 Arrival Free afternoon Announcements Meet and greet *Welcome catered dinner Thursday, Oct. 8 *Catered breakfast Laser Light Show and Dawn Patrol Special Shape Rodeo Balloon Flying Competition begins AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational – Professional carvers Announcements and social *Catered dinner Special Shape Glowdeo Laser Light Show AfterGlow Fireworks Show Friday, Oct. 9 *Catered breakfast Laser Light Show, Dawn Patrol Special Shape Rodeo – Balloon Launch Flying Competition begins AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational – Professional carvers Announcements and social *Catered dinner Special Shape Glowdeo Laser Light Show AfterGlow Fireworks Show Saturday, Oct. 10 *Catered breakfast Laser Light Show, Dawn Patrol, Morning Glow Mass Ascension Balloon Fiesta Pin Trading (Group Tour Tent at the north end of Main Street) Music Fiesta (extra charge) AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational – Professional carvers Announcements and social hour *Farewell catered dinner Night Magic Glow Laser Light Show AfterGlow Fireworks Show Sunday, Oct. 11 *Catered breakfast Dawn Patrol Show, Laser Light Show Farewell Mass Ascension AIBF Chainsaw Carving Q&A End of HOP - Safe travels! Rain or shine. Itinerary subject to change without notice Includes considerable walking; please wear comfortable walking shoes. *Special dietary requests cannot be accommodated. Prices for Option #2 October 7 – 11, 2020 Two-person rig: $1095.00 Each additional person in RV: $745.00 One-person rig: $989.00 ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­____________________________________________________________ Option #3: Register for the entire stay of the Balloon Fiesta HOP, which will include four tickets per person, entrance into the balloon launch field, plus the activities below for ten days and nine nights. Friday, Oct. 2 Welcome to the Balloon Fiesta HOP! Balloon Pilot presentation Announcements - meet and greet *Catered dinner Saturday, Oct. 3 *Catered breakfast Dawn Patrol Show, Morning Glow, Laser Light Show Opening Ceremonies Mass Ascension AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational Announcements and social *Catered dinner Twilight Twinkle Glow™ America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Launch AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show Sunday, Oct. 4 *Catered breakfast Dawn Patrol Show Morning Glow, Laser Light Show Mass Ascension AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational Fiesta of Wheels Car Show Balloon Fiesta Pin Trading *Catered dinner Balloon Glow AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show Monday, Oct.5 *Catered breakfast Dawn Patrol Laser Light Show Balloons launch Balloon Flying Competition begins AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational Tuesday, Oct. 6 *Catered breakfast Laser Light Show, Dawn Patrol and Morning Glow Balloons launch Balloon Competition Flying Begins AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational *Farewell catered dinner Wed., Oct. 7 *Catered breakfast Laser Light Show, Dawn Patrol and Morning Glow Welcome to the Balloon Fiesta HOP! Announcements and social hour *Catered dinner Thursday, Oct. 8 *Catered breakfast Dawn Patrol, Laser Light Show Special Shape Rodeo Balloon Flying Competition begins AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational Announcements and social *Catered dinner Special Shape Glowdeo AfterGlow Fireworks Show Friday, Oct. 9 *Catered breakfast Dawn Patrol, Laser Light Show Special Shape Rodeo – Balloon launch Competition Flying begins AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational Announcements and social *Catered dinner Special Shape Glowdeo AfterGlow Fireworks Show Sat., Oct. 10 *Catered breakfast Dawn Patrol Show, Morning Glow, Laser Light Show Mass Ascension AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational Balloon Fiesta Pin Trading Music Fiesta (Extra charge) AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational Announcements and social *Farewell catered dinner Night Magic Glow AfterGlow Fireworks Show Sunday, Oct. 11 *Catered breakfast Dawn Patrol Show Morning Glow Farewell Mass Ascension Prices for Option #3: Oct. 2 - 11, 2020 Two-person rig: $1355.00 Each additional person in RV: $855.00 One-person rig: $1245.00 Registration also includes: · Prizes · Your HOP hosts · Souvenir HOP name badge · All gratuities · Locations to visit that are optional. Some past options were Santa Fe, Old Town and the Botanical Gardens. And much more! Rain or shine. Itinerary subject to change without notice *Special dietary requests cannot be accommodated. Payment options: Pay half of the fee upon registration and then make monthly payments. The balance is due 60 days before the event. Ask the HOP department about this payment option. Note: Non-Escapees members are welcome to attend, too. We’d love to have you! There is a $50.00 charge for nonmembers on land HOPs. However, if you join Escapees, the $50.00 will be waived. To join the Escapees RV Club, please call 936-327-8873. To register for this HOP, contact: The HOP Department 936-327-8873 For more information, email registration@escapees.com Confirmation email Once registered, a confirmation notification will be sent via email regarding 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. 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 email them at: eta@escapees.com. This insurance should be purchased within 10 business days of registering for the HOP. 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 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
  13. March 22 – 27, 2020 Called “The Big Easy”, New Orleans is one of the most fascinating cities in the United States; a melting pot of music, food and culture. New Orleans is rich in history and is known for the French Quarter, Jackson Square, and the National WWII Museum, to name a few. In the French Quarter, you can enjoy decadent Beignets and Cajun coffee or, savor mixed drinks in the restaurants and bars that line Bourbon Street. You can even enjoy shopping in the many gift shops! Enjoy the rocking chairs and cool breezes on the porches of the South’s most beautiful historical plantations, once renowned for their rich crops of sugar cane and cotton. Walk through the beautiful gardens located on the plantation. After the tour, enjoy the local cuisine during lunch. Enjoy watching animals in their natural habitat? Take an amazing swamp boat excursion and learn all about the history of the Cajun Bayous, since the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain are nesting grounds for many different species of birds, alligators and various other animals that call the swamps home. Upon returning to the dock, enjoy a famous Louisiana Country Boil for lunch. New Orleans has unique folklore, traditions and burial styles and traveling through the city, with a local docent, you will see historical above ground caskets, known as Crypts. Stopping in the French Quarter for an authentic Cajun and Creole lunch. And what would a trip to New Orleans be without learning the fascinating history the Mardi Gras floats and what all goes into building them! Escapees has great New Orleans tours just for you! Come join us for this incredible HOP! Rain or Shine - Package Includes · 5 nights at a nice RV park with full hookups · Enjoy several New Orleans excursions with local knowledgeable tour guides · Swamp boat excursion, includes a Country Boil · Learn the traditions behind the Mardi Gras floats and how they are built · Visit one of the South’s most beautiful historical plantations, includes lunch · 4 meals · Private room for announcements and social hours · Catered welcome · Door Prizes · Meet and greet socials · Souvenir HOP name badge · Your friendly HOP hosts · All gratuities · And much more! Itinerary is subject to change without notice. This HOP includes considerable walking that will be on uneven terrain. Payment options When registering for a land HOP, you can pay half upon registration and then make monthly payments. The balance is due 60 days before the event. Ask the HOP department about this payment option. 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 at 936-327-8873. Prices for this HOP Two-person rig: $1,399.00 Additional person: $455.00 One-person rig: $725.00 To register for this HOP, contact: The HOP Department 936-327-8873 Or, email registration@escapees.com 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. RV Campground You will be able to relax at a nice RV park with full hookups. 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 then, click on the event page to view, comment, or post pictures for the upcoming HOPs. 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/aboutus/club-benefits then click the sign-up button on the right side. 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 before, 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 another 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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/
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. Fall Foliage Cruise HOP 7-Night Canada – New England Cruise September 16 – 23, 2018 Feel the crisp air and see Mother Nature’s abundant beauty in the vibrant colors of the fall leaves. Trees like the dogwood, sassafras, red oak, and the maples turn crimson and scarlet; hickory, birch and elm change to gold and yellow; mountain maples are reddish-orange and the sumac are purple. As the autumn leaves grace the hillsides and mountaintops along the seacoast, you have a painted scenery that is unmatched anywhere else in the world. On this seven-night round-trip cruise, you will have ample opportunity to experience all the magic of fall foliage aboard the comfort of Royal Caribbean’s ship, Serenade of the Seas. The ship will provide activities, entertainment and incredible food! The ship also offers a wide array of excursions in each port-of-call. These excursions are the best way to enjoy the magnificent sights and culture in each of the cities and delight in the warm embrace of the native people. Don’t forget to bring your camera for this wonderful fall foliage cruise HOP as you enjoy the luxury of seeing all the beautiful fall colors from aboard Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas. Once on-board, 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 culture, and the warm embrace of the people. Sailing Itinerary Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart Activity SUN.SEP.16 Boston, Massachusetts - 4:00 PM Boarding MON.SEP.17 Portland, Maine 7:00 AM 6:00 PM Docked TUE.SEP.18 Bar Harbor, Maine 7:00 AM 6:00 PM Tendered WED.SEP.19 Saint John, New Brunswick (Bay Of Fundy) 7:00 AM 6:00 PM Docked THU.SEP.20 Cruising - - Cruising FRI.SEP.21 Halifax, Nova Scotia 7:00 AM 7:00 PM Docked SAT.SEP.22 Cruising - - Cruising SUN.SEP.23 Boston, Massachusetts 7:00 AM - Departure Interior: Category 6V– Deck 3 – Forward & Aft - approximately 160 sq. ft. $649.00 Cruise Rate $163.53 Port Charges, Taxes/Fees $812.53 per person Interior: Category 4V– Deck 7, 8, 9, 10 – Forward & Aft - approximately 160 sq. ft. $659.00 Cruise Rate $163.53 Port Charges, Taxes/Fees $822.53 per person Ocean-view: Category 8N –Deck 3 & 4 – Forward, Mid & Aft – approx. 164 sq. ft. $749.00 Cruise Rate $163.53 Port Charges, Taxes/Fees $912.53 per person Ocean-view with Balcony: Category 6D –Deck 7, 8, 9, 10– Forward, Mid & Aft – approximately 210 sq. ft. $1049.00 Cruise Rate $163.53 Port Charges, Taxes/Fees $1212.53 per person Ocean-view with Balcony: Category 2D- Deck 7, 8, 9, 10 – Forward, Mid & Aft – approximately 210 sq. ft. $1079.00 Cruise Rate $163.53 Port Charges, Taxes/Fees $1242.53 per person *The above rates are only guaranteed as long as space is still available in the area reserved for the Escapees RV Club. After the “recall” dates, or if we sell out of our reserved cabins and obtain more from the ship, cabins will still be available, but the prices may go up. View the deck plan: http://www.royalcaribbean.com/findacruise/ships/ship/decks/deck/home.do?shipCode=SR Booking your cabin early and Recall Dates: 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 cabins from the cruise line, the rates may go up. Most cruises sell out early, so it’s critical to book early, even if the cruise is scheduled for NEXT YEAR! Recall Date May 19, 2018 Payment A deposit of $400.00 per person is due at time of reservation. Final Payment June 11, 2018 Early Dining 5:30 p.m. 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) or, if you are in Livingston, Texas, you may call 936-327-8873. You may also email us, at: hopinfo@escapees.com. Confirmation email Once registered for this HOP, important information will be sent via email, regarding the boarding process, dining times, socials on-board, ship excursions, the port terminal, as well as which RV parks and hotels are located near the pier. 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 email them at: eta@escapees.com. 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 . To access this forum, go to http://www.rvnetwork.com.has an informative discussion forum 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 to do so. 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 are granting the full use of such without compensation. See you at the HOP! Safe travels, Lisa Koca HOP Director Escapees RV Club 888-757-2582
  24. Colorado Outdoor Adventure HOP Off-road exploration at its best! September 2 – 8, 2018 Located on the Gold Medal trout waters of the Rio Grande River and surrounded by national forests, South Fork, Colorado, is nestled comfortably in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and is a perfect climate for outdoor events. Days will be filled with off-road exploration and sight-seeing in the most picturesque areas of Colorado. In the evenings, relax by the campfire and reflect on the day of adventures with your fellow HOP attendees. Stephen Krasovetz, a Texas Master Naturalist and HOP Host, will share his knowledge about the beneficial management of natural resources in the South Fork, Colorado area. Be sure to bring your comfortable walking shoes and camera for the breathtaking panoramic views of the sunrises and sunsets. Rain or Shine - Package Includes · 6 nights, full hookups at a friendly RV park · Information sessions explaining the South Fork area - presented by a Texas Master Naturalist · Enjoy exploring the area on guided Jeeps, ATVs or high clearance vehicles · Spud Fest Pot Luck dinner · Fishing in the beautiful on-site pond · Announcements and social hours · Catered meals · Souvenir HOP name badge · Your HOP hosts · Gratuities · And much more! *Subject to change. *Special dietary requests cannot be accommodated. Note: If you have a CB radio, bring it. Walkie-talkie and cell phones may not work in some of the areas. Please bring high clearance vehicles, such as four-wheel drive, Jeeps or ATVs. No low clearance vehicles, please. ATVs, Jeeps and high clearance vehicles Are welcomed and encouraged for this HOP. Please, no low clearance vehicles. RV Campground You will be able to relax at a nice RV park with full hookups and a peaceful, picturesque setting outside your RV door. If you have Escapees friends that you would like to park near, please let us know during registration. There is no guarantee, but we will do our best to accommodate your request. Payment Options When registering for a land HOP, pay half of the fee upon registration and then make monthly payments. The balance is due 60 days before the event. Ask the HOP department 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 toll-free: 888-757-2582. Prices for this HOP Two-person rig: $615.00 Additional person: $199.00 One-person rig: $459.00 To register for this HOP, contact: The HOP Department 888-757-2582 (Toll free) Or, 936-327-8873 For more information, email hopinfo@escapees.com. After Registering After registering for this HOP, you will receive a confirmation letter with important information and instructions. Please, be sure that Escapees has your current email address on file. 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 email them at: eta@escapees.com. View HOP Cancellation Policy: www.escapees.com/fun/hops/cancellation-policy View upcoming HOPs: https://www.escapees.com/fun/hops Visit the HOP Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EscapeesHOPs 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/aboutus/club-benefits then click the sign-up button on the left-hand side. Discussion Forum: Escapees has an informative discussion forum. To access this forum, go to http://www.rvnetwork.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 the 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 are granting full use without compensation. I know you will have a wonderful time. See you at the HOP! Lisa Koca HOP Director Escapees RV Club 100 Rainbow Drive Livingston, Texas 77351 888-757-2582 www.escapees.com/fun/hops www.facebook.com/escapeeshops
  25. The Best of Ireland HOP World Heritage Sites Castles, Pubs and the Blarney Stone June 13 – 19, 2018 6 days/5 nights The Irish people offer a warm and hearty welcome to visitors. It is one of the most popular places for vacationers and, with this trip, you will visit some of the hottest, “must see” sites it has to offer. Ireland beckons us with its’ lush gardens, beautiful flowers and vegetation in fifty shades of green! This climate allows for beautiful flowers and a wide variety of plants that can only be seen in Ireland. Favorite aquatic wildlife commonly seen off the coast include sea turtles, sharks, seals, dolphins and whales, as well as the hundreds of species of birds that migrate through the island. Some of the most visited sites in Ireland will be on this tour: Blarney Castle, Skellig, Cliffs of Moher, the Rock of Cashel, just to name a few! There are three World Heritage Sites on the island: The Bru na Boinne, Skellig Michael and the Giant’s Causeway. You can take Memory-of-a-Lifetime photos as you breathe in the freshness of Ireland’s famous, old-fashioned countryside; admire many stone fences that crisscross the picturesque farmlands. This HOP is action-packed with site-seeing, tours, history, delicious Ireland cuisine and a considerable amount of walking. Your land package includes: Day 1 - Visit some of the most famous sites and historic buildings in Dublin, stopping for a drink at a famous local pub, and ending the day with a nice dinner and an entertaining show. Day 2 - Enjoy the picturesque farmlands, beautiful flower gardens, visiting several castles along the way, kissing the famous “Stone of Eloquence” at Blarney Castle. Watch a working sheepdog demonstration at one of the local farms. Ending the day with a delicious dinner. Day 3 – Embark on the most popular scenic drive in Ireland, the Ring of Kerry; visit the Skellig Experience which explains the life of the early Christian monks on Skellig Michael, one of the World Heritage Sites, which was featured in one of the “Star Wars” movies. Lunch will be included. Day 4 – Embark on a ferry ride across a river, enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Cliffs of Moher and end the day with a memorable dinner and entertainment at a medieval castle. Day 5 – Explore Galway, a harbor city where Ireland’s western coastline meets the Atlantic Ocean. It’ll be like stepping back into the 18th century, with stone-clad cafes, boutiques, portions of medieval city walls still standing and the pubs offering live Irish folk music. Enjoy tea and scones on this day. Day 6 – Depart Dublin – but first enjoy one more Irish breakfast! Package also includes: · 5 nights in hotels · Admissions to all events · Nine meals · Tea and scones · Professional local tour guide · Sightseeing/transportation by luxury coach to all events · Professional local coach driver · Souvenir HOP name badge · HOP hosts *Schedule subject to change without notice. Flight Date to Ireland: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Tour Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Leave Ireland: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Promotional booking - early discounted rate: Escapees is offering a promotional booking at a discounted rate. If you purchase your land tour prior to July 14, 2017 your price will be: Double occupancy: $1499.10 per person Single price: $1,765.10 Escapees can only hold the group discounted rate until the above date. Escapees can offer air flights, too, but please make that request when booking your land tour. After July 14, 2017, double occupancy price will be: $1,578.00 per person. After July 14, 2017, single price: $1,858.00. To register for this HOP, call: The Escapees Travel Agency 1-855-757-8881 (toll-free) Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. CST. For hours closed: Leave a message and they will return your call. Or, email them at ETA@escapees.com Note: If you have food allergies, it’s imperative that you let us know upon registration. Payment A deposit of $300.00 per person is due at time of reservation. Final Payment Monday, April 2, 2018 Confirmation email Once registered, important information will be sent via email regarding the hotels, names of the tours, dates and times. Flying into Dublin Escapees Travel Agency can book your air flight, but if you choose to book your own, please schedule your air flights into Dublin. Please try to arrive between 7:00 a.m. – 12 noon, on June 14, 2018, as transfers are included, both to and from the airport on this day. Leaving from the U.S., you must fly out on June 13, 2018, due to the time zones. If you arrive early or stay later, you can hail a taxi to/from the hotel/airport. During the event dates of Jun 14-19, 2018, your hotel, some meals and transfers will be included in the price of your Ireland HOP. Cancellation and Interruption Insurance We highly suggest that you protect your investment to Ireland, 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. 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. Passports You will need passports and they must be current. It should be valid for at least six months after you return home, and needs to have two or more blank pages left inside. The travel industry is warning us that it may take up to three months to apply for or to renew your passport. View upcoming HOPs: https://www.escapees.com/fun/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://www.escapees.com/aboutus/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 100 Rainbow Dr. Livingston, Tx 77351 888-757-2582
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