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