04/15/2019 - 04/17/2019


HIGHLIGHTS:   Unclaimed Baggage Center, Huntsville Botanical Gardens, Ava Maria Grotto, Lake Guntersville Lodge,  Biblical History Center, The Last Supper, & lots more … 5 Meals

APR 15 … UNCLAIMED BAGGAGE CENTER … Traveling across Georgia, our trip will stop in Scottsboro, Alabama. If you've ever lost a piece of luggage on a plane, train, or bus, odds are that six months later it ended up in Scottsboro, Alabama -- with a price tag -- at Unclaimed Baggage Center. When all avenues are exhausted to find the owners of lost luggage, it probably ends up here at UBC…and that still amounts to 5,000 new items added to the store's shelves every day.  We arrive and look for bargains at this huge discount warehouse.  We spend 2 nights on picturesque Lake Guntersville at the Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge.  Dinner tonight in the Pinecrest Dining Room overlooking the lake.   (D) 

APR 16 …  HUNTSVILLE BOTANICAL GARDEN & AVA MARIA GROTTO … Not far away in Huntsville is the Huntsville Botanical Garden which boasts a picture perfect aquatic garden, a spectacular wildflower and nature trail and numerous specialty gardens and plant collections. It should be beautiful this time of year. This 112 acre botanical garden is fifth on the list of Alabama's top paid tourist attractions.  We also visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, a museum operated by the government of Alabama, showcasing rockets, achievements, and artifacts of the U.S. space program. Next is the Ava Maria Grotto in Cullman, Alabama, a landscaped, 4-acre park in an old quarry on the grounds of St. Bernard Abbey.  This is a garden setting for 125 miniature reproductions of some of the most famous religious structures of the world. Later we return to our Lodge on the lake. (B,D)

APR 17 … Another inspirational experience as we arrive at the BIBLICAL HISTORY CENTER in La Grange, GA. The center helps people encounter the Biblical life through its history and culture.   Step back into time as you sit in an authentic goat hair tent like the nomadic shepherds have lived in for thousands of years. See tombs like those in which Abraham and Jesus were buried and catacombs like early Christians used for worship. Visit a village and city gate area to see what life was like 2000 years ago. And dine with the ancients as we share a Passover Meal much like that which Jesus ate at the Last Supper. Traveling home, we should all be refreshed and have a new appreciation of the meaning of this "Holy Season".  (B,L)  

PRICE OF TRIP:    $479 per person


With Trip Cancellation/Interruption

DEPOSIT:  $100


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