Let’s Travel Club visits the Dallas Arboretum


Members and friends of the Let’s Travel Club enjoyed a day trip to the Dallas Arboretum on Tuesday, May 4. This trip was the group’s first day trip in over a year. Fortunately, the weather was just about perfect for visiting the gardens: not too hot, not too cold, without rain.

The February storm wreaked havoc on the azaleas, but there were still many beautiful and colorful places to enjoy. The staff of the Arboretum work tirelessly to maintain the gardens. We found the volunteers and docents to be knowledgeable and helpful. The Arboretum was a good choice to welcome our traveling group again.

The dining terrace was a comfortable place for lunch as everyone enjoyed their selections. The area offered a view of the gardens and the Simmons Lagoon.

After enjoying the beauty of the gardens, the group made a stopover in Corsica on the way back. The Russell Stover Chocolates retail store was a fun place to collect a bag of delicious chocolates to take home.

The travelers who participated in the trip were: Ruth Pickens, Jackie Pickens, Sandy Robinson of Dew; Charlene Ezell, Loy Newberry, Alicia Smith, Eddie and Karen Smith, Sue Terry, Mary White of Fairfield; Debra Franklin, Mary Belle Leach, Donna Mitchell, Martha Stone of Groesbeck; Glenda Stone of Kosse; Price of the dawn of Mexia; Denise Pike of Palestine; Joycelyn Calame of Wortham; Mary Jo Isenburg, Diane Jones, Betsy Metcalf, Judy Wardle of Streetman; Lynda Mitchell from Tehuacana; Diana Bradley, Pat Farrell, Ida McBride of Waco.

The Let’s Travel Club has several tours planned with Collette for 2021 and 2022. The 2021 tours include a Colorado tour and a Scotland tour. The 2022 tours include two events that take place every ten years. With tours and events canceled in 2020, those two have been postponed to 2022 – the Floriade which includes the Chelsea Garden show in London and the Gardens in Amsterdam, then there’s the Switzerland, Austria, Bavaria tour which ends. in Oberammergau to attend the Passion Play. For more information on any of these tours, contact Jerri McBay at 903-388-2243.


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