Our hearts are full of joy and gratitude for all of the wonderful memories we have had with our dear travelers. We are overly blest and are drinking from our saucers because our cups have overflowed. Thank you for your support and encouragement. We so enjoy the times that we spend with you.
The 2023 schedule is incomplete at this time as we are waiting on pricing from suppliers during these "roller coaster" financial pricing times. We're finding some prices have doubled and almost tripled. We are trying our hardest to still make it possible for our folks to travel.
May 10, 2023
During the week the Carlsons of Grimes, IA operate Rhythms of Grace which offers therapy sessions with horses for special needs students and folks in rehabilitation. We can be indoors or outside depending on the weather. Arrangements are being made for a couple of other attractions. On Sunday afternoons their facilities are used for Cowboy Church complete with horseback riding.
Mackinaw Island Lilac Festival
June 12 - 2 0, 2023
There is so much packed into this scenic tour which will take us through Geen Bay , up the Lake Michigan coastline to Escanaba and then on to Munising where we will board a boat for the sunset cruise along the Pictured Rocks Coastline. Next day we'll go to Sault Ste. Marie for a cruise through the locks with the big ships. We'll lodge in Mackinaw City then ferry the next day to Mackinaw Island where no cars are permitted. Here you'll enjoy lunch at the Grand Hotel, enjoy a horse drawn tour of the island, be able to walk, bike, shop and smell the lilacs. Next day we'll ferry back to the mainland and head to the very unique Leggs Inn for lunch, to hear of it's history and enjoy Polish Cuisine. On the way to Charlevoix we'll travel through the "Tunnel of Trees" and see the "Mushroom Houses" in Charlevoix. Sunday we tour and have lunch at the famous Charlevoix Castle and travel to Ludington, MI were we lodge. Monday we'll be boarding a ferry and do a four-hour cruise across Lake Michigan. Upon arriving in Manitowoc we'll move on to the Madison area where we will lodge. Tuesday we're on our way home after a fun, fun stop at the Mustard Museum. A $200 deposit saves your seat which is refundable . $1,949 Double, Triple $1,729 per person and $2,579 for a single.
Lebanon Gospel Music Get Together
August 2 - 5, 2023
Quality Christian artists who will be sharing with our travelers include a Gerald Wolfe Hymn Sing, the Mark Trammell Quartet, Mylon Hayes Family, Greater Vision, Whisnaants, Hoppers, Booth Brothers, Gold City, Guardians, Dennis Swanberg, Blackwood Brothers, Chuck Wagon Gang, Endless Highway and Inspirations. A picnic is planned at the Bennett Spring Fish Hatchery. Price per person for the Gospel Music Get Together is $579 for a double, $759 for a single and $509 for a triple. A $50 deposit will hold your spot.
The Ark and Creation Museum
September 18 - 21, 2023
The 18th and 21st will be travel days. The 19th will be the Creation Museum and the 20th the Ark. A couple of outstanding evening attractions and meal opportunities are being worked on.
" It’s important to get your name on the list if you are interested. Most trips sell out months ahead of each trip, so contact us below to make your reservation."
2023 Blessed Byways Tours
3-Day Mystery Trip
Mystery Tours are so popular and we have another great one brewing. The tour we are working on will pass through Cedar Falls so that some of our northern travelers can easily join us.
Fall Color Tour
3 - 5 Day Christmas Tour
Late November - Early December
We're looking at some unique options. More on this later.
One Day Mystery Christmas Trip
Late November - Early December
We want to try something we've never tried before and feel it will be a big winner.
Also on the Docket for 2023
We're looking at several Day Trips. Just learned of a very unique one if it works out.