Continuing Education: Trips & Travel

Trips & Travel for Summer 2013

Embark on day-long journeys to explore regional destinations and hidden treasures.

Chicago's Navy Pier & Architecture Cruise

Museum of Wisconsin Art Daytrip: West Bend's Best Kept Secret

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Celebrate Summer!
Saturday, June 22

If you’ve never been to Chicago’s Navy Pier, you’re in for a treat! This 3,300-foot long pier on the shoreline of Lake Michigan was part of architect Daniel Burnham’s plans for the city and has had a variety of uses: a commercial pier for ships, a Navy training center, a college classroom and—more importantly—it has become a public gathering place of entertainment, museums, restaurants and retail shops. Pier Park now boasts a 150-foot Ferris wheel, a musical carousel, 18-hole mini golf course and more. You may choose to see a movie at the IMAX theater, visit the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows, or relax and listen to the music in the Landshark Beer Garden.

You’ll also enjoy a one-hour boat cruise on the Chicago River where the history and impact of Chicago Architecture will come alive. Our knowledgeable Docent will recount the story of Chicago’s rise from the Great Fire of 1871 to its global position as the home of the skyscraper.

Summer at Chicago’s Navy Pier Playground, viewing the city’s magnificent skyline and sailboats on the Lake without the hassle of driving, gas, tolls or parking—now that’s something to celebrate!

Tour Guides:  Charlene Faiola-Lettrari & Oswald Lettrari, Sunflower Journeys

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m./$91
(Includes deluxe motorcoach transportation, Shoreline Architecture Cruise and city tax.)
No cancellations after June 7, unless substitute is found.

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Saturday, June 1

Founded in 1961, the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend will unveil a new building in April. Be one of the first to view the newly installed collection of Wisconsin Regional Art and the most comprehensive collection of works by Milwaukee-born artist Carl von Marr (1858-1936). Von Marr studied in Europe and spent several years as Director of Munich’s Art Museum; his most famous painting, The Flagellants, is one of the largest oil on canvas paintings in the US (14’ x 23’) and recently returned from an exhibition in Germany.

You’ll enjoy a private tour with the museum’s curator and assistant director, Graeme Reid, as we explore the museum’s new home and exhibits. The collections include work by historical and contemporary Wisconsin artists. You’ll also have time to browse the gift shop before leaving.

After our tour, you will enjoy a choice of three lunch options at Timmer’s Resort on the east side of Big Cedar Lake. Lunch includes dessert and beverage—no extra charge for the view!

Tour Guides: Charlene Faiola-Lettrari & Oswald Lettrari, Sunflower Journeys

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m./$79
(Includes private motorcoach transportation, admission/tour of the museum, lunch with dessert, beverage, tax and tip.)
No cancellations after April 24, unless substitute is found.

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Saturday, September 28
10:00 11:30 a.m. in Room 109, Clare Hall

Meet Charlene and Oswald Lettrari of Sunflower Journeys, experienced tour planners and guides for Telesis since 1997! Learn about exciting travel opportunities and upcoming booking deadlines or contact Sunflower Journeys for a brochure at 414-761-5848.

On tap: the BEST OF IRELAND TOUR April 26 – May 4, 2014. Stay in Killarney and Galway and enjoy some of the prettiest places in the west and southwest of Ireland including Inishmore (largest of the Aran Islands) and Connemara's Kylemore Abbey Estate. Visit Dingle Peninsula and the home of Dingle Crystal, world famous Mulcahy Pottery and 4000-year-old Bee Hive huts. A highlight is the 6th century monastic site of Clonmacnoise. Our tour includes airfare, first class hotels, breakfast daily, four dinners, sightseeing and private motorcoach, all for only $3,629. Receive a $100 discount on the trip by attending this meeting!

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