Last month, my mom checked off another popular destination on her bucket list — New York City. She had always wanted to travel to The Big Apple and had just never had the opportunity. This spring, she got involved in a fantastic lifelong learning organization called OLLI and signed up for a group trip to New York City.

 

 

Mom and the group had a whirlwind week in NYC, taking in museums, attractions, tours, and of course, several Broadway shows. Upon her return, she said she absolutely loved having an organized tour. Her tour guide was a former history teacher and had a wealth of knowledge to share with the group. She liked not having to worry about directions, cabs, and long lines for tickets.

She said she especially enjoyed the Broadway productions they saw, including “On the Town,” “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” and her favorite, “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.”

Other highlights for my mom included a visits to Ellis Island, the Apollo Theater, Central Park, and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. She said if there was one activity she would not do again, it would be the Empire State Building tour. “They herded us around like cattle,” she said.

Have you ever done a group tour? If so, what did you think? Would you do it again? Let us know, we’d love to hear from you. And of course when you travel, don’t forget to send us a postcard at Postcard Jar, P.O. Box 334, Crete, NE 68333.

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