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  1. The National WWI Museum & Treasures of the Steamboat Arabia HOP June 1, 2018 After an incredible week at Escapade, you may want to take a relaxing, fun-filled tour around the area. HOPs are fun and exciting, especially when shared with your fellow Escapees friends. Board a luxury coach and let us do the driving into Kansas City. Along with a local, knowledgeable tour guide, enjoy the scenic view of this beautiful countryside, listen to passages read from the doughboys’ diaries and learn about Missouri’s rich history. America’s WWI Museum is nothing short of outstanding! Dedicated by Congress as the “nation’s official” National World War I Museum it is devoted to preserving historical artifacts associated with the First World War. Exhibits of posters, photographs, uniforms, films, audio broadcasts, artillery, weaponry and cannons come to life with start-of-the-art special effects. This famous museum is visited each year by many people from around the world. There is no other museum like it in the United States. After lunch, experience the life of the American people in the nineteenth century and see items used in their daily lives. Enjoy a guided tour at the state-of-the-art Steamboat Arabia Museum and learn about its history. Over three hundred steamboats sank on the dangerous Missouri River, and the Steamboat Arabia was one of them. It sank in 1856, with a 200-ton cargo designated to be sold by merchants in the general stores. This collection was recovered in 1989, restored, and is the largest grouping of pre-Civil War artifacts in the world. It includes supplies and personal belongings, such as clothing, shoes, medicines, guns, bottled food, jewelry, imported French perfumes, as well as the steamship’s paddlewheel and 6-ton stern. This tour also includes learning about the excavation, seeing a working preservation lab and walking on the full-size reproduction of the main deck. This outstanding attraction is called, the “Best Museum in Kansas City”! Tour package includes: · Admission into the National WWI Museum · Lunch on your own at Over There Canteen · Admission to the Arabia Steamboat Museum · Docent-led tour at the Arabia Steamboat Museum · Video presentation inside the Arabia Steamboat Museum · Professional local tour guide · Professional motor coach driver · Luxury motor coach · Souvenir HOP name badge · All gratuities · And much, much more! Schedule subject to change. **Special dietary requests cannot be accommodated. **This HOP includes a considerable amount of walking. Prices for this HOP $106.00 per person *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. To register for this HOP, contact: The HOP Department 888-757-2582 or 936-327-8873 For more information, e-mail hopinfo@escapees.com. After registering You will receive a confirmation email with the pertinent information such as the schedule of events, times, where to board the bus, etc. Cost of the HOP does not include parking fees. For the post-Escapade HOPs, we are offering extended RV stays. If you are going on a HOP, please let them know when you register for Escapade. Note HOP attendees: After registering for Escapade, please come to the HOP table to pick up your HOP welcome packet. The HOP table is located near the Club Booth in the Hospitality area. This packet will have valuable information about the HOP that you will need to know prior to the HOP. Trip cancellation and interruption Insurance We highly suggest that you protect your investment on this HOP, by purchasing trip insurance. If you or a family member has a pre-existing medical condition, you might consider purchasing cancellation insurance. Insurance can also help with covering other unexpected emergencies while on the trip. You can get more information about this insurance, such as pricing and coverage, by calling the Escapees Travel Agency, 855-757-8881, or email them at: eta@escapees.com. View the HOP cancellation policy: https://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 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, by going to: https://www.escapees.com/aboutus/club-benefits and then click the sign-up button on the left-hand side. Physical Needs for HOP Escapees Inc. will attempt to provide reasonable accommodations for disabled attendees when it is within our control. Please advise us of any special needs as early as possible so we can make the necessary 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! Safe travels, Lisa Koca HOP Director Escapees RV Club 888-757-2582
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