June 22, 2016
On Wednesday, June 22, 2016 we will be going to Wrigley Field in Chicago for 1:20 game to see the Cardinals and Cubs play. The cost for this trip
Is $100.00 for members and $110.00 for non-members. This includes:
transportation, ticket and meal on our way home. We do want you to know on the Cardinal/Cub ballgame, as a Primer Timer, you can sign up at any time, but signup will be opened to the rest of the membership on April 1. For reservations call the Farm Bureau® at 217-382-4144 by May 1, 2016.
“All Shook Up”
Little Theater in Sullivan
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. It’s 1955 and into a square little town in a square little state a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as
“Heartbreak Hotel, “Jailhouse Rock” and “Don’t Be Cruel. On our way to Sullivan we will be stopping at Yoder’s Restaurant in Arthur for dinner.
Cost for this trip includes, Bales Transportation, ticket and meal at Yoder’s.
For reservations or information call Farm Bureau® 217-382-4144.
Reservations need to be in by June 1, 2016
Members $ 75.00 Non-members $ 80.00
New Orleans, LA
October 24 to October 29
Monday – October 24
This is going to be a fun trip as we travel through Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi. We stop for lunch at Lambert’s Café “home of the
throwed rolls”, in Sikeston, MO. In the afternoon we will arrive in Memphis, TN. There we will stop on Beale Street, where we will enjoy some free time to browse in this area among the many shops and restaurants. Next we will board our bus
and head for Comfort Suites our hotel in Southaven, Mississippi for the night.
Tuesday - October 25
After an included hot breakfast at the hotel this morning, we continue our trip
on towards New Orleans, stopping in route for lunch on your own. We will arrive mid-afternoon at the beautiful Astor Crown Plaza Hotel located
just across the street from the beginning of Bourbon Street and the French Quarter. After check-in you will have free time until dinner.
Dinner will be at the TuJague’s Restaurant. There is no better place to experience this tradition than the 2nd oldest restaurant in New Orleans! Restaurant is located in the heart of the French Quarter, facing the historic French Market. (breakfast and dinner is included for the day)
Wednesday - October 26
After breakfast at the hotel we will meet our tour guide. The tour will include the
Garden District where they built the large, elegant mansions including Greek Revival, Italianate and Queen Ann Victorians styles. Travel down stately St Charles Avenue along the streetcar line where two of the most prestigious colleges in New Orleans are located. You will enjoy Audubon Park and the City Park. You will get to pass by the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. We will make a stop at an above ground cemetery known as “The City of the Dead”. We will also learn about hurricane Katrina and the damage it has caused. After our tour we will have a steamboat Natchez lunch cruise on the Mississippi River. The Natchez is the pride of the Mississippi River and is as beautiful as any of her namesakes. Many of her crew have been with her since her maiden voyage.
After lunch you will have the choice of either a tour of Mardi Gras World or the National World War 2 Museum. Mardi Gras World – You know this will be a fun tour as soon as you arrive. Colorful Mardi Gras props, like a gigantic jovial jester, fiercely realistic alligators, and a gorgeously exciting Marilyn Monroe with skirt flying greet one and all to this amazing fantasy factory. You will also even view the most awesome floats ever built for carnival.
The National World War 2 Museum - Trip advisor ranks the museum as the # 1 attraction in New Orleans. The museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world---why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today.
Evening is free to explore on your own. Breakfast and lunch included
Thursday – October 27
After breakfast we will go for a swamp tour. For many years people have traveled extensively to locate a unique and exciting form of entertainment that you can only experience here – the famous Manchac Swamp. Swamp creatures, seeing our boats daily, recognize them as part of their normal environment. Unafraid and responsive to their boat captain’s call, they peak out from underbrush and between moss-draped trees and shrubs, frequently coming directly to the boat. In the safety and comfort of the boat, you can actually come within a few feet of jumping gators.
Tour and Visit Houma’s Plantation
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens is so much more than just a tour of a grand antebellum estate. Experience the southern spender of “The Sugar Palace” When you step into the 16 rooms filled with period antiques and Louisiana
artwork. Enjoy 38 lush acres of gardens, ponds and a majestic live oak alley. Whether you’re being guided through the mansion with its artwork, artifacts and antiques or discovering the beauty of the immaculate gardens and grounds, you will quickly understand that a visit to Houmas House Plantation and Gardens is a unique experience. After the tour we will enjoy a buffet lunch at Cafe’ Burnside located on the grounds of the Houmas House Plantation. Lunch is included.
After the tour we will be back to the hotel and you will be on your own until dinner at the Court of Two Sisters. The lovely three-story building sits on “Governor’s Row,” the 6000 block of Royal Street that was once home to five governors and two State Supreme Court justices.
Emma and Bertha Camors belonged to a proud, aristocratic Creole family; their “rabasis,” or notions, outfitted many of New Orleans’ high society women in formal gowns, lace, and perfumes imported from Paris. With a larger courtyard than its neighbors, the residence lent itself to visitors, and the sister’s shop received many. Dinner is included.
Friday – October 28
We will enjoy a hot breakfast at the hotel, depart New Orleans and drive to Graceland on Elvis Presley Boulevard in Memphis, TN. Lunch will be on your own along the way. In Graceland we will see the mansion where Presley lived and entertained family and friends, as well as his gravesite and that of his parents. Walk through his two custom airplanes and see his famous cars in the automobile museum. After our tour we will board our bus to Southaven, MS to our hotel for the night.
Saturday – October 29
After breakfast at our hotel we will depart for home. Lunch will be on your own on the way home.
For reservations call the Clark County Farm Bureau® at 217-382-4144. We must have at least 30 people signed up in order to take this trip. Reservations are due by August 1, 2016 with a $ 200.00 deposit per person when signing up. If we do not have 30 people by August 1, this trip will be cancelled. Final payment due on trip by September 15, 2016. Cost for this trip includes, Bales transportation, and meals as specified in the itinerary. Tip for driver is included in the cost, but you may need to tip some of your tour guides. We will inform you when that is necessary.
Single: $ 1,255.00 Non-member - $ 1,355.00
Double: $ 1,100.00 Non-member - $ 1,200.00
Triple: $ 1,054.00 Non-member - $ 1,154.00
All rates are per person
BRANSON CHRISTMAS, NOVEMBER 15, 16, AND 17TH, 2016
Join us for Christmas in Branson, MO, November 15 – 17, 2016. Our first stop will be Lambert’s, Home of the Throwed Rolls in Ozark, MO, and then on to Branson. We will be staying 2 nights at the Radisson Hotel in Branson. After we check into our Hotel we will go to the beautiful Sight and Sound Theater and see “Moses”. “Moses” brings the Bible tale to life. This epic adventure…this powerful story…this biblical tale of one man’s journey from humble and broken to the follower of God who delivers the children of Israel from enslavement, is shared by a phenomenal cast, astonishing sets, a brilliant score and stunning costumes. You’ll quickly let go of the world outside as the production pulls you into the saga; it parts the Red Sea around the audience, and lets you experience the celebration of the Israelites as they travel the path to freedom. Nowhere else in Branson can you experience quite the same combination of feelings-awestruck, surprised, relieved, beautifully inspired – as you’ll experience in this tremendous production!
On day 2, after we start our day with a breakfast buffet (included) at our Hotel, we will spend time shopping at the Tanger Outlet Mall and then head to the Showboat Branson Belle for a lunch cruise and show. We will enjoy excellent entertainment as well as superb lunch. Mid-afternoon we will enjoy the Grand Village Christmas Shops. We will head back to the Hotel to relax and freshen up before enjoying a plated dinner at the Uptown Café. Then we will end our day at the King’s Castle Theater to see the incredibly popular hit show, “Christmas Wonderland!” Filled with everything festive about the happiest of holidays, you’ll experience the music you love best performed by superb singers, accompanied by delightful dancing, magnificent scenery, exquisite costumes and the classiest chorus line you’ll ever see on the Branson stage! It’s simply a breathtaking production.
On day 3, after our breakfast buffet at the Hotel we will depart for home. And of course we will stop at the Russel Stover Candy outlet in Lebanon, MO, as we head back to Illinois with our memories of “Christmas in Branson.”
Pricing is Per Person and includes: Travel by Bales Bus Inc, tickets to all shows, 2 Breakfasts, meal at Lambert’s, Showboat Branson Bell lunch cruise, dinner at the Uptown Café, all applicable taxes, luggage handling, gratuity, room at the Radisson Hotel, Branson, MO.
Single:$575.00 Double:$473.00 Triple:$444.00 Quad: $430.00
A $100.00 deposit per person is required with your reservation. The deposit is non-refundable after September 2, 2016. Final payment is due on September 2, 2016. Call today to make your reservation.
BEEF AND BOARDS CHRISTMAS SHOW, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2016
We have tickets to see the Beef and Board Christmas Show in Indianapolis, IN, on Thursday, December 8, 2016. This show is always a crowd pleaser, celebrating with a glittering array of music and dance numbers, presented in a variety show format to create the prefect holiday tradition. We will travel by Bales Unlimited charter bus and arrive for the Matinee lunch and show. Transportation, meal, gratuity, and show tickets are included. The price for Farm Bureau members is $95.00 and non-Farm Bureau members price is $100.00. Make your reservations today by calling the Clark County Farm Bureau office at 217-382-4144. Reservation and payment are due by October 21, 2016. We need at least 25 people for the trip to go.