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 Every bridge is at once functional and symbolic;

it connects, separates, and creates a neutral interim;

it mediates between one place and another.  To cross a bridge, any bridge, is to set sail on a little expedition, which, like all expeditions, liberates you, if only for a while, from the mundane.


Fraser Harrison

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July 2014


One of the coolest things about my job is there is absolutely no chance that I will be stuck in the office all summer! While I can't lead all the tours myself, I am the boss - so I get first choice!  Just this month I'm leading a group  through Legendary North Dakota    (the first of four groups there this summer) plus the Black Hills of South Dakota.  Then I'll do the Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Cooperstown, NY, before

heading to St. Louis to begin the 16-day Lewis & Clark Trail.  Hope I'll get to see you on the trail somewhere this season!

Buffalo Roundup
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Is this Old West tradition on your bucket list?   In addition to the roundup itself,  this one-of-a-kind-program also includes a buffalo-themed arts festival, an 1880 Train ride, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Badlands National Park and historic Deadwood. Get a preview of the excitement here.
Bay of Fundy - August 19, Sept. 2, 16, 23, 30
Wine, Rail & Redwoods - Sept. 14-19
Be the RR Engineer- Sept. 15-19
Grand Tour of Italy - Sept. 30, Oct. 6, Oct. 29
New Year's at the Broadmoor - Dec. 29, '14-Jan 2, '15
New Year's Rose Parade - Dec. 29, '14-Jan 3, '15
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August 1-16, 2014
We've had a lot of fun over the years as we have learned about the hardships, triumphs, and many discoveries made by Lewis & Clark along the trail. Their story is brought to life though living history, speakers, special events,Lewis and Clark interpretive centers, numerous historic sites, boat rides on the Missouri River and much more! As always, we have an enthusiastic group of people anxious to get started. For those of you who can't wait, here's a taste of what's ahead on the trail.
El Camino Real  

April 16-22, 2015

Also known as the Royal Road to the Interior, El Camino Real followed Indian trails based on paths created by centuries of migrating animals - much like the development of all of North America. But this one had a difference: it introduced a culture and religion to the West unlike any other to date.  Make plans now to join us next spring as we follow this trail along the Rio Grande from El Paso to Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The Yellowstone Myth

In 2016, the National Park Service will be celebrating its 100th anniversary.  But the first park - Yellowstone - goes back much further.  Here's how it all started - more or less.
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We look forward to seeing you on the trail this season.


Happy Trails! 
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