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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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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)