For two nights and three days, the King City Travel Club will take a road trip to Ashland next month.
Ashland is a city in southern Oregon, about 16 miles north of the California board on Highway I-5. It's known for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and is the home of Southern Oregon University.
As of 2015, the city's population was approaching 21,000.
The agenda will go as follows: The bus will leave from the King City Civic Association Library parking lot at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 19. On the trip down south, there will be stops along the way for a box lunch and to stretch our legs. We will arrive at the Inn at the Commons in Medford at around 4:30 p.m. Dinner will be on your own.
On Wednesday June 20, breakfast will be at the hotel from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The bus will load at 11:30 a.m. for everyone to tour Ashland and the Shakespearean Festival for the day. We will return to the hotel at 4 p.m. to relax, swim, shop, et cetera. At 5:30 p.m., the group will walk across the street to have dinner at the Common Block Brewery. At 7 p.m. the bus will load to go back into Ashland to see the play "Romeo and Juliet."
On Thursday, June 21, breakfast will be provided at the Inn from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The bus will load at 10:30 a.m for the trip home, with an expected arrival of 6:30 p.m.
The cost of the trip will be $474 for single occupancy or $344 double occupancy. The price will include transportation, some meals, all gratuities, tickets for the play and the cost of the hotel.
Reservations for this trip must be made no later than June 10. No refunds will be made after the deadline date.
To participate in this adventure, you must be a KC Travel Club member with emergency contact information on file. Annual dues are $5 and are to be paid in a separate check from the cost of the trip. The checks are to be placed in the Travel Club slot at the Clubhouse Office. You must Make a reservation before sending checks. If you have a care person, that person must pay for their space on the trip.
At the time you make your reservations, please give your food choice for the box lunch to Barbara Lee, at 503-992-6161.
Our next trip, on Aug. 22, will be a cruise out of Cascade Locks. Be watching for all information pertaining to this trip in the July publications.
Submitted by Dee Schiavone, King City Travel Club