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Chicago Bus Trips Wed., Nov. 28, 2012 Sat., Dec. 8, 2012
Don’t miss out on
this year’s fun day in Chicago!Leave
the driving to Imperial Travel! Take in a matinee or walk the magnificent mile.
The bus will drop you off near Water Tower Place at Superior and Rush or take you
downtown to the Art Museum. The day is yours! Plan to eat in one of the many fine Chicago restaurants.
Date Wed., Nov. 28, 2012 Destination Downtown Chicago Depart 8:00am from the Tippecanoe County Amphitheatre parking lot, 4449 State Road 43 North, West Lafayette Return 6:00pm Chicago Time Back Home about 9:00 pm Cost: $35.00 per person – checks payable to PWC
Reservations: Advance payment and trip registration are required. Please make your reservations by Friday, November 23. All participants must complete the PWC trip registration form. Printable PWC Trip Registration Form.
Chicago Bus Trip Saturday, December 8,
Do you want to go on the PWC bus trip to Chicago, but can’t
go during the week?We have the
solution!We are going to try a Saturday
bus trip to the Windy City….just for you! Bring along your spouse and/or
friends!PU and Ivy Tech students are
welcome too!Need not be a PWC member to
join the trip.
Best of all - Leave the driving to Imperial Travel!The bus will drop you off near Water Tower
Place at Superior and Rush or take you downtown to the Art Museum.The day is yours!Plan to eat in one of the many fine Chicago
Date: Saturday, December 8, 2012 Depart8:30am from R-Lot (Ross-Ade Parking Lot- Park at the north end near Cherry
Street.) Return:6:00pm Chicago Time Back
Home about 9:00pm Cost $35 per
person-checks payable to PWC
Mail (1) completed registration form with (2) check made out
to PWC: Betsy Kroeger 1015 Kingswood Rd West, West Lafayette, Indiana 47906
Educational Excursions 2012-2013
The Educational Excursions Committee organizes two trips each year, one in the fall and one in the spring. The Purpose of these trips is to provide an opportunity to see and learn about other areas in the Midwest while enjoying the companionship of other PWC members and guests.
If you do not have computer access, please call one of the co-chairs and we will gladly get a form to you. ____________________
Spring Trip Thursday, April 25, 2013 Indianapolis
PLEASE WEAR CLOSE TOED SHOES!!!! Please join us for an Educational Excursion to Indianapolis! The day will begin at 7:30 a.m. Our Imperial Charter bus will leave from Meijer’s on SR26 East.
1. When we arrive in Indianapolis, we will go to the third largest non-government cemetery in the country. Its tours were twice voted the "Best Walking Tour" by Indianapolis Monthly magazine and were chosen as one of nine "Terrific Tours" by Midwest Living magazine! We will enjoy a guided walking tour of the Crown Hill Cemetery grounds where we will learn the history of Crown Hill, visit the graves of some of the many interesting people buried there, see a variety of monuments, and view the Indianapolis skyline from the tomb of James Whitcomb Riley high atop Crown Hill.
2. The second activity will be Oldfields’ Gardens at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Take in some fresh air and join us for a guided tour of the beautiful gardens designed in the 1920s by the famed landscape architectural firm Olmsted Brothers. The gardens include a tree-lined Allée, a Formal Garden, and a Ravine Garden which spreads upon a hillside between Oldfields – Lilly House and the canal.
3. Third, we will go to The IndianapolisPropylaeum for lunch and a self-guided tour. The Indianapolis Propylaeum was founded by May Wright Sewall in 1888 as a social and cultural center for Indianapolis women. The Propylaeum is the oldest private club owned and operated by and for women.
4. We will take the guided tour and immerse ourselves in the rich elegance of the Victorian era at the 1865 Morris-Butler House. From the dramatic formal parlor to the private living quarters, we’ll see how an upper-middle-class family and their servants lived in the Victorian era. Rare furnishings fill rooms adorned with stenciled ceilings and elaborate wall-paper and plasterwork. In addition to its magnificent architecture, the home contains a collection of nineteenth-century sculptures, paintings and lithographs from all over the world.
5. Lastly we will take a guided tour of the Catacombs a Roman-looking expanse of graceful brick arches beneath the outdoor Whistler Plaza of City Market. The Catacombs are what remains of Tomlinson Hall, an imposing public building whose main hall seated 3,500 people. Dietrich Bohlen designed the hall in 1886 to complement his earlier work at City Market. He also designed Morris-Butler House. Tomlinson burned in January 1958, turning Market Street into an icy lake as firefighters battled the blaze. The city took down the remains later that year, but left the vast basement of brick arches intact.
We expect to arrive back in Lafayette around 6:30 p.m. in time for dinner at home. The cost of the trip is $65.00 which includes transportation, lunch, tours, and gratuities.
Registration Deadline: Monday, March 25th. We hope you will join us!
The printable registration form can be found on the PWC Website or on page 68 in your yearbook. Please mail both (1) registration form and (2) check made out to PWC to Sue Peters, 2540 Raintree Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47906. Please dress for the weather - if it looks like bad weather you need to bring umbrellas and boots or maybe snowshoes!