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 Blessed Byways Tours Update 


January 2022 Update

March 17-20: Branson Praise Fest -   Thursday’s concert will feature the Booth brothers with Jim Brady, Legacy Five, Greater Vision, and the Hoppers. Friday morning – The Martins, Greater Vision, The Ball Brothers and Dr. Benny Tate are scheduled. Lunch will be on your own at Culvers before we make our way to Dogwood Canyon for a beautiful spring wild life tour through the dogwoods with a cookout dinner. Friday evening features The Collingsworth Family, Phil Cross and Poet Voices, TaRanda Green and Stan Whitmire. Saturday it’s Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, Greater Vision, The Erwin’s and Legacy Five. Lunch will be on your own in downtown Branson and you can check out Dick’s 5 & 10 among other things. Hopefully dinner can be scheduled at the Uptown Cafe Saturday night’s concert will be by Mark Lowery. $549 for a double, $499 for a tiple and $629 for a single. $50 Deposit.

April 22 – 30: Netherlands Waterway Cruise - Charlotte’s 81st birthday tour to the Netherlands is a go. The itinerary for Witte Travel’s 36th annual Netherlands Waterway Cruise is complete for April 22 – 30, 2022 with Cruise Directors Merlyn and Dorothy Vander Leest and hosted by Burdell and Charlotte Hensley. There may be three or four cabins left. Please contact us for an itinerary and registration form.

May 3 – 4: Baseball in Kansas City vs Cardinals – I have a credit from the Covid mess that I have to use this year. We are going to take in the Cardinals against the Royals for two games. Sorry Cubbie fans, but I just can’t work you into my schedule this year. You are welcome to go along and cheer for the Royals. I am projecting a cost of $359 for a double, $309 for a triple and $469 for a single. (Deposit - $50)

May 11: Circa 21 Ladies Day Out - This was to be a mystery trip, but since I let the cat out of the bag, this tour is for Mothers, daughters, granddaughters and any other ladies. The masterful group at Circe 21 is doing the play, “Just Desserts”, for your enjoyment and the food is top shelf with dessert included. The cost of the tour is $109.

June 7 – 9: The Twins vs the Yankees at Target Field: We have tickets for three nights with the Yankees in Target Field. We also have scheduled an afternoon matinee of “Foot Loose” at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre. Other day events will be added. (Deposit $50) I should have the final pricing soon.

June 15 & 16: Oh My Iowa at the Browns Theatre in Le Mars - The Browns bring to life the songs and stories of Iowa and I have had rave reviews on this show. I would love to do it for both our Cedar Falls group and our Oskaloosa Pella group. Let’s try and fill a bus at both locations. (Deposit $50) The projected price is $269 for a double, $239 for a triple and $329 for a single.

June 27 – 30: The Hawkeye Two Step – We will meander across Iowa from Nebraska City to Fort Madison on Highway 2 and take in Southern Iowa at it best. Charlotte and I will run this route soon and a complete itinerary is to come. For sure, stops will be made in Sidney, Shenandoah, Clarinda, Mt Ayr, Centerville, Bloomfield, Milton, Cantril and Fort Madison. (Deposit $50) Final pricing is not available, but I hope to be able to do it for $500 or less.

July 7-9 – 3 Day Mystery Trip- It’s a mystery and will be a great one! Pricing is not available yet.

Aug 3 – 7: Lebanon Gospel Music Get Together – This is Southern Gospel Music at its best and we do several other attractions while we are there. I’m going to add another night to this tour so we can have a leisurely ride home on Sunday with a special place for a worship service on the way home. I still have some work to do on the final price. (Deposit $50)

Sept. 27 – Oct 3: National Quartet Convention in Pigeon Forge, TN. This is the World Series of Southern Gospel Music and you will be blessed. Our hotel is right across the street from the Leconte Center and you will be able to catch a trolley to do things that you wish to do during your stay. We can also do a sunrise tour of the Great Smokey Mountain National Park and maybe a little zip lining. (Deposit $100)

Nov. 2&3: Browns Theatre in Le Mars – This Christmas package in great and it is time to do it again. In the afternoon the production of “The Inn Keeper’s Wife” will be presented and in the evening the Brown Family will perform their Christmas Show. On the 3rd we plan to visit Algona on the way home and take in the Nativity scene created by the German prisoners of war. It is a spectacular viewing. The number signed up will determine if we do one bus or two. We will use the same pricing as the June tour. $269 for a double, $239 for a triple and $329 for a single. (Deposit $50)

Nov. 14 – 18 – Christmas In Branson -  This trip is packed with a Dinner Cruise, Shopping at Russell Stover Outlet, Lunch at The Keeter Center and tour of the College of the Ozarks where students work their way through college, Branson Craft Mall, “Miracle of Christmas” at Sight and Sound, Cassandre Voice of an Angel, Daniel O’Donnell, dinner at the Chateau on the Lake, Presley’s Country Jubilee Christmas, Visit and Nostalgic Gift for all at World’s Largest Toy, Wildlife Tour and Smokehouse Buffet at Dogwood Canyon, Texas Tenors and more. Sorry, the Johnson Strings will not be available.

Late Dec. to early Jan of 23: Southern California Vacation which will include the Rose Bowl Parade, with the Pella High school band marching in the parade, the Reagan Library, Catalina Island, Palm Springs, San Diego and more. We are just getting started on this one and I hope to have a brochure soon. 


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