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You won't want to miss out on the good times and great fun we will be having in 2013. Call Lois Boehnen at (608) 828-2992 or stop by any of our 10 convenient locations to receive a full schedule of this year's events!! If you have suggestions on places you would like to go, click here to let us know!

Highlights this year include: a Mystery Tour, a 10-day tour of Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina, a Brewers vs. Cubs Game at Wrigley Field, Chicago Architecture Tour, a 21-day tour of Australia and New Zealand , Golf Club, Seminars and More!


February 27, 2013: Retirement Strategies: Investing in a Low-Interest Rate Environment Seminar

In today’s world, living off one’s interest is unfortunately a scary reality for most people. In an age where interest rates are at 60-year lows, conservative investors are faced with the challenge of trying to earn a decent return on their money while still trying to protect their nest egg.   

Please join us on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at our Waunakee Office, 610 W. Main Street at 1:00 p.m., for a discussion regarding the pros and cons of different strategies that can be used to navigate through the rock-bottom rate environment we are currently facing.

To RSVP for this seminar, please contact Megan Crowson at (608)828-2991, by email at megan.crowson@crossplainsbank.com or Lois Boehnen at (608)828-2992, by email at lois.boehene@crossplainsbank.com by Wednesday, February 13, 2013.

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 March 5, 2013: Housing & Care Options Seminar: Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know!

Join us to learn more if any of these questions pertain to you:

  • If you or someone you love gets sick or something unexpected happens, what type of housing or facility would be right for yourself or your loved one?
  • Where do you start when you want to downsize?
  • What different levels of long term care are available and how do you choose what is best?
  • How do you pay additional expenses?
  • Should you sell belongings or store them?
  • What if there are multiple people involved in the process?

Please join us on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at our Madison Office, 455 S. Junction Road at 6:00 p.m. as Carrie Kirkpatrick, Community Relations Advisor discusses all these questions and more. Carrie is a Madison transplant from Minneapolis. When she moved to Madison in 2003, her father-in-law was hit by a car while crossing the street. She spent the first six months in Madison touring and researching care options for him. She did not know the questions to ask and didn’t have any idea on how to find the answers to what services and support would be available for her father-in-law. When things settled and she started looking for a job, she was inspired by the desire to make her recent ordeal easier for the next family. She then found A Place for Mom, and has been there for the last nine years. Carrie is very passionate about offering patience, knowledge and understanding to families struggling to navigate the senior housing and care maze.

 

To RSVP for this seminar, please contact Megan Crowson at (608)798-5288, by email at megan.crowson@crossplainsbank.com or Lois Boehnen at (608)798-5246, by email at lois.boehnen@crossplainsbank.com by Tuesday, February 26, 2013.

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March 19 - 21, 2013: The Million Dollar Question is Where are We Going Next? Mystery Tour

Pick-ups in Cross Plains, Middleton, Waunakee, Mt. Horeb & Verona

Do you want to escape for a few days and have a lot of fun? We can’t tell you much, but we can tell you it’s time to take three days and get out of town for a new adventure on Tuesday, March 19 through Thursday, March 21, 2013.

Step onto the coach for a two night, three day trip that will have you singing wonderful praises about the sights and sounds you will encounter on this tour!  This tour includes deluxe motor coach transportation, 5 meals (2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 2 Dinners), 2 nights of hotel accommodations, endless attractions, tips and gratuities.

Cost: $565 per member double, $675 per member single, and $551 per member triple. Please add $50 for non-members. 

Optional Passenger Protection Plan: $57.60 per double/single/triple due at time of registration.

Final Payment Due: February 5, 2013 

*This tour requires moderate physical ability. You should anticipate walking tours, standing and walking upstairs or on uneven surfaces.

To sign up, please contact Lois Boehnen at (608) 828-2992, email lois.boehnen@crossplainsbank.com or 
Megan Crowson at (608) 828-2991 email megan.crowson@crossplainsbank.com.

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April 3, 4, 9 or 11, 2013: Digital Camera Basics Seminar

Did you receive a new camera for the holidays, or have you wondered what your camera can really do? If you are traveling to an exotic paradise or visiting family, you want to be able to get great images. Today’s digital cameras are loaded with options and features, but who wants to read through the manual to learn how to use them? This 1 1/2 hour seminar will give you the overview you need to use your point-and-shoot camera with confidence, and come home with images you'll be proud to show others. 

Topics covered include -

  • Exposure settings on your camera, and why Auto isn't always the best choice.
  • How to keep images sharp.
  • Setting the camera to capture the highest image quality.
  • Your camera has two zooms, and you want to avoid one of them.
  • When to use (and not use) flash.
  • Tricks to beautiful travel pictures.
  • Taking better people pictures.
  • What to do with images once you've got them.

Please bring your cameras as Keith Powers, from the Camera Company will be covering features / concepts that are common to all digital cameras. If you have questions specific to your camera, Keith will address those.

We can only have 30 people per session, so we are offering four separate sessions. Each session will include the same information, so please choose the session that best fits your schedule.

Join us on either, Wednesday, April 3rd, Thursday April 4th, Tuesday, April 9th or Thursday April 11th. Seminar will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. at our Madison Office, 455 S. Junction Rd.

This seminar will fill up fast, so please RSVP to Megan Crowson at
(608) 828-2992 or
megan.crowson@crossplainsbank.com, or to Lois Boehnen at
(608) 828-2991 or
lois.boehnen@crossplainsbank.com by Monday, March 25, 2013. 
Please let us know which date you a signing up for when you RSVP. 

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April 18 - 27, 2013: Southern Wonders & Hospitality: Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC

Pick-ups in Cross Plains, Middleton, Waunakee, Mt. Horeb & Verona

Please join us Thursday, April 18 – Saturday, April 27, 2013 for a 10 day/ 9 night tour of Georgia and South Carolina.

A full itinerary is available from Lois at lois.boehnen@crossplainsbank.com or (608) 828-2992, or Megan at megan.crowson@crossplainsbank.com or (608) 828-2991. 
You may also pick up an itinerary from any of our offices.

Atlanta, GA
Enjoy a southern dinner at Pittypat’s Porch, a must-eat establishment.  From the moment you arrive at the Rocking Chair Lounge, you will be captivated by the “porch like” feel and southern hospitality.  The menu will take you back to a time that is reminiscent of Southern Plantation Cuisine.  Tour the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum which includes photographs and historical memorabilia from the Carter presidency.  An exact replica of the Oval Office and gifts received by the Carters are also featured.  Enjoy a permanent exhibit of significant events occurring during Jimmy Carter’s life and political career.

Hilton Head Island & Historic Beaufort, SC

Check into The Beach House, a Holiday Inn Resort, located right on the beach, for 3 wonderful nights.  Take a sightseeing tour of Hilton Head Island which has a long and illustrious history dating back to 1663.  You’ll also tour historic Beaufort, known as the “Queen of the Carolina Sea Islands.”  See some of the pre-Revolutionary and pre-Civil War mansions and antebellum homes.  Beaufort is also known for the major motion pictures made there including “Price of Tides” and “Forrest Gump.”  Dinner is included one evening at the Harbour Town Marina in Sea Pines Plantation where you’ll have some free time to browse the waterfront shops and boutiques; climb the lighthouse (if you wish), or enjoy the outdoor entertainment around the harbor.

Savannah, GA

American towns don’t come much more beautiful than Savannah, seventeen miles up the Savannah River from the ocean.  The historic district, arranged around Spanish-moss-swathed garden squares, formed the core of the original city and boasts examples of just about every architectural style of the eighteenth centuries.  On a narrated tour of historic Savannah you will see and hear plenty of the history and stop at a house museum and visit the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.  We’ll take a narrated tour of Savannah’s Low Country, which will include a photo stop at Tybee Island Lighthouse and a visit to the gourmet marketplace at Byrd Cookie Company where you’ll have an opportunity to sample their 8 varieties of cookies.  Dinner is included at River House Seafood Restaurant, which was formerly a historic Cotton Warehouse.

Charleston, SC

Charleston is one of the most popular southern destinations in the country.  The districts of the city contain a wide variety of interesting locations and historical landmarks. While in Charleston you can expect to find a rich combination of hospitality and charm resonant of the "Old South." Whether it is the historic houses, churches, or attractions of the Downtown and Historic Districts, the fine cuisine found in the Mount Pleasant District, or any of the alluring landmarks found in this city, expect to be entranced by the romanticism of this southern gem. Enjoy a narrated sightseeing tour of Charleston’s historic district, including a visit to the Citadel Military College, a stop at the Battery of Mansions, and a visit to the Joseph Manigault House.

Myrtle Beach, SC

We’ll overnight at the Hampton Inn where every room will be an oceanfront room with a balcony and two rockers. Dinner is included prior to a performance at the Alabama Theatre (show to be announced).

Virginia Beach, VA

Another two nights at an Oceanfront property with balcony awaits you in Virginia Beach! You’ll enjoy a dinner at Rockafeller’s with great views of the harbor area and waterfront.  Depart on a guided sightseeing tour where you’ll hear lots of historic stories, and information as well as some hidden sights that you might not normally see.  Points of interest along the way will include the Norwegian Lady Statue, the Tidewater Veterans Memorial, First Landing State Park and the Oceana Air Station.  We will also visit the Cape Henry Lighthouse, built in 1792 and when it started to crack in 1870, was replace with the new Cape Henry Lighthouse only 357 feet away.  Visit the Old Coast Guard Station, the former U.S. Life-Saving/Coast Guard Station built in 1903 which contains two galleries that depict the history of the life-saving service, shipwrecks off the Virginia coast and other exhibits.  And, we’ll tour Nauticus and the USS Wisconsin.  Nauticus, a maritime science museum, celebrates the economic, naval and natural power of the sea.  It features hands-on exhibits, wide-screen high-definition films, theaters with live actors, shark touch, and a national-caliber traveling exhibits.

The Virginia International Tattoo Experience

What is the Virginia International Tattoo?  It is an amazing exhibition of marching bands, massed pipes and drums, drill teams, gymnasts, Scottish dancers, choirs and more.  Each year, a cast of over 800 artists from several countries creates and unforgettable spectacle under one roof for four breathtaking performances.  The Virginia International Tattoo is the largest show of its kind in the United States.  First, we’ll start off the experience with Tattoo Hullaballoo, the preshow event where the performers come out and do mini performances.  A very nice boxed dinner is provided with reserved seating for you to enjoy the Hullaballoo.  Then, the main event…the evening Virginia International Tattoo…and we’ve got great reserved seats in a perfect location to witness this spectacular event!

This Trip includes Roundtrip motorcoach transportation, total of 9 nights lodging, baggage handling, listed sightseeing attractions, gratuities for guides, bus driver and included meals, 18 meals (9 breakfasts & 9 dinners).

Cost: $2,142 per member double; $2,788.40 per member single; $2,092 per member triple; non - members please add $50 per person. Passenger Protection Plan is included.

Final Payment Due: February 11, 2013.

* Requires moderate physical Ability. Passengers should be in good health with the ability to climb a flight of stairs, stand up for 30 to 45 minutes, walk at least three blocks and carry a tray of food. 

 
To sign up, please contact Lois Boehnen at (608) 828-2992, email lois.boehnen@crossplainsbank.com 
or Megan Crowson at (608) 828-2991 email megan.crowson@crossplainsbank.com.

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May Through September: Golf Club

Just FORE You - The Prime Time Plus Golf Club will once again have outings and this time we are adding a 5th date! We had a lot of fun last year meeting up at the different golf courses to play 9-holes! Whether we are on the course or after in the clubhouse it’s always a good time discussing how the round went!

You do not need to attend all five outings, if only one works for you, we’d love to have you come out and play! Please contact Megan Crowson at (608) 828-2992 by email at megan.crowson@crossplainsbank.com, or Lois Boehnen at (608) 828-2991 by email at lois.boehnen@crossplainsbank.com 
by Monday, May 13th, 2013.

Wednesday, May 22nd
Tee times starting at 1 p.m.
Meadows of Sixmile Creek, 800 North Century Ave, Waunakee, WI
9 holes with cart $23 plus tax

Wednesday, June 12

Tee times starting at 1 p.m.
Deer Valley Golf Course - The Valley
7899 US Highway 18-151, Barneveld, WI
9 holes with cart $20

Wednesday, July 17
1 p.m. shot-gun start
The Oaks Golf Course, 4740 Pierceville Road,
Cottage Grove, WI
9 holes with cart, tax and practice balls $29

Wednesday, August 14

Tee Times Starting at 1 p.m.
Hawks Landing, 88 Hawks Landing Circle,
Verona, WI
9 holes with cart $35

Wednesday, September 4
Tee times starting at 1 p.m.
Lake Wisconsin Country Club, N1076 Golf Rd
Prairie du Sac, WI
9 holes with cart $20

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July 10 or 11, 2013: Architecture Chicago Style Tour

Pick-ups in Cross Plains, Middleton, Waunakee, Mt. Horeb and Verona

The best way to experience the beauty of Chicago is on an Architectural Cruise on the Chicago River.  The cruise will take us you past dozens of world-renowned buildings including the Tribune Tower, Wrigley Building, Marina City, Willis (Sears) Tower, and The Trump International Hotel.  We will be enthralled as a professional guide shares the stories behind these and dozens of other Chicago landmarks. After the cruise, we will enjoy lunch at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, located right at Navy Pier, which was inspired by the 1994 film Forrest Gump. You will have a choice of, Mama Blue’s Southern Charmed Fried Shrimp (served with hot & crispy fries and cocktail sauce for dippin’);  BBQ Cheeseburger (the classic topped with BBQ sauce and frizzled onions and served with fries);  Accidental Fish (broiled fish over a bed of Jasmine Rice topped with a lemon butter sauce and Roma tomatoes); Captain’s Fish & Chips (Traditional Beer Battered Fish, served with fries and dippin’ sauce); or  Chicken Scampi Pasta (grilled chicken over a bed of linguine, topped with a lemon-garlic butter sauce and capers). All entrees come with Mama’s Garlic Bread, House Salad, Chef’s Choice of Dessert, Soda, Coffee or Tea. 

After lunch, our final stop in Chicago will be at the Oriental Institute Museum located in Hyde Park on the beautiful University of Chicago Campus.  The Oriental Institute Museum is a world-renowned showcase of the history, art, and archaeology of the ancient Near East.  The museum displays objects recovered by Oriental Institute excavations dating from between 10,000 BC-AD 650 from ancient Egypt, Nubia, Persia, Mesopotamia, Syria, Anatolia, and the ancient site of Megiddo, as well as rotating special exhibits.  These lands were called the “Orient” at the turn of the last century when the University of Chicago archaeologists began unearthing many of the artifacts now on view in the Museum.  An Oriental Institute docent will lead us through the museum, focusing on the highlights of their collections and share information that will provide us with insight of the symbols and their meanings. We will also see the informative film “Breaking Ground” which will show us the founding of the Oriental Institute and its archaeological discoveries. This is a tour you won’t want to miss! 

 

Cost: $108 per member, please add $15 per person for non – members.

Final Payment Due: Tuesday, June 4, 2013

 

To sign up please contact Lois Boehnen at (608) 828-2992, email lois.boehnen@crossplainsbank.com or 
Megan Crowson at (608) 828-2991, email megan.crowson@crossplainsbank.com.

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August 1, 2, 3 or 4, 2013: Laverne and Shirley Tour, Milwaukee, WI

“Schlemiel! Schlimazel Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!” Do you know what this means?  Find out by taking a fun-filled tour of Milwaukee… Laverne & Shirley style.  During a driving tour you’ll see the opening shot of the Laverne & Shirley show, City Hall, the Polish flats where they lived, the brewery where they worked which eventually went out of business and the Fonz statute. We will tour the Lakefront Brewery, where we will sample beer (or root beer) in a glass we can take home. After the brewery, we will enjoy an Italian Pizza Buffet Lunch complete with salad, garlic bread, and non-alcoholic beverages at a local Italian family owned restaurant.  For a bit of fun we’ll also take in a game of mini-bowling and see if Shotz Brewery really does have the best bowlers. After working off our lunch we’ll need to stop for a custard treat at Leon’s Drive-In, a Milwaukee Tradition. Before heading home we will enjoy exploring Milwaukee’s rivers, harbors & Lake Michigan on a live narrated hour and a half long cruise on the Vista King! We will return home after a very fun and entertaining day!

This trip includes round-trip motor coach transporation, a tour of Lakefront Brewery, Italian pizza buffet lunch, game of mini-blowing, custard treat at Leon's Drive-In, scenic narrated one hour boat tour of Milwaukee and a tip for the driver.

We are only able to take one bus each day because of the size of the attractions, so we are offering the same tour four different days. Please pick the day that works best for you and your friends. When signing up please let us know which day you are interested in going and what location you would like to be picked up at.

Thursday, August 1: pick-ups in Waunakee and Cross Plains

Friday, August 2: pick-ups in Middleton and Verona

Saturday, August 3: pick-ups in Verona and Waunakee

Sunday, August 4: pick-ups in Cross Plains and Mt. Horeb

Cost: $102 per member, non-members please add $15.00

Final Payment due: July 2, 2013

*Please note that tour is not handicapped accessible due to the nature of the stops on this tour. There will be between 2-4 blocks of even walking and short flight(s) of stairs. Resting areas vary. Standing approximately 30 minutes periodically over the day.

 

To sign up please contact Lois Boehnen at (608) 828-2992, email lois.boehnen@crossplainsbank.com 
or Megan Crowson at (608) 828-2991, email megan.crowson@crossplainsbank.com.

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September 6, 2013: Brewers vs. Cubs at Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL

Pick-ups in Cross Plains, Middleton, Waunakee, Mt. Horeb and Verona

Take me out to the Ballgame! Travel with us as we enjoy a box lunch on our way down to historic Wrigley Field. We have reserved terrace infield seats as the Milwaukee Brewers take on the Chicago Cubs. We will arrive at Wrigley Field around noon for the 1:20 p.m. game start, and after the game, we’ll board the coach and return to home! We will take a rest break on the way down to Wrigley Field and on the way home to Wisconsin.                    

This tour includes: motor coach transportation, lunch and tip for the driver.

Cost: $87 per member; Please add $15 per person for non-members.

Final Payment Due: Friday, July 12, 2013.

 

To sign up please contact Lois Boehnen at (608) 828-2992, email lois.boehnen@crossplainsbank.com 
or Megan Crowson at (608) 828-2991, email megan.crowson@crossplainsbank.com.

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September 10, 2013: Will vs. Living Trust Seminar

When it comes to estate planning, one size does NOT fit all.  A will based plan works for many individuals, while a living trust based plan is more appropriate for others.  Which one is right for you?

Please join us on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 starting at 6:00 p.m. at our Madison Office, 455 S. Junction Rd. to find out more information on which works best for you. Susan DeGroot of Neider & Boucher and Dan Savage of our Wealth Management Division will present and discuss:

  • The basic structures of both approaches
  • Their key features
  • Their primary respective benefits and disadvantages
  • Real life examples of both

Susan has practiced law in Madison for more than 30 years, and specializes in the areas of estate planning, probate, and marital property law.  Dan is responsible for our Wealth Management and Financial Advisory Divisions. Together, they’ll share their knowledge and practical experience to help you understand which approach might be best for you and your family.

To RSVP for this seminar, please contact Megan Crowson at (608) 828-2992,
e-mail:
megan.crowson@crossplainsbank.com, or Lois Boehnen at (608) 828-2991,
e-mail:
lois.boehnen@crossplainsbank.com by Friday, August 20, 2013.

 

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September 26 - October 16, 2013: From the Outback to the Glaciers: Australia and New Zealand Tour with optional 3-nigh Fiji Post Tour Extension

Please join us for a 21 day/18 night once in a lifetime tour of the Australia and New Zealand.

On day one and two, we will board our overnight flight to Australia and New Zealand, crossing the International Dateline we will skip ahead a day, before landing in Cairns, Australia.

Day three our tour begins in Cairns, the tropical gate way to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world’s most spectacular natural attractions. We will enjoy a welcome dinner that night.

Day four will be a leisure day, where we can enjoy the tropical surroundings, or explore the rainforest canopy in the morning with an optional ride on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Later at Tjapukai by Night, we will embrace Australia’s ancient indigenous culture with an evening of entertainment, learning, delicious cuisine, and storytelling that brings dreamtime legends to life. Discover Aboriginal tradition and Australian culture through customary dances and music. This will be an unforgettable, cultural evening you won’t want to miss.

Day five we will board a high-speed catamaran for an exciting excursion on the Great Barrier Reef. We will enjoy a trip on a glass bottom boat, then choose a stroll on the walking trail to take in the rainforest and the beaches, snorkel, or watch the fish and sea turtles swim past from the pier.

On day six we will fly to Uluru (Ayers Rock), in the heart of the Australian Outback. We will tour the Olgas and the base of “the Rock”, learning about their significance to Aboriginal culture.  As the sun sets, we will have a champagne toast and watch as Uluru magically changes color.

On day seven we will drive to Alice Springs, located in the middle of Central Australia and the Outback, for a sightseeing tour that includes the Old Telegraph Station and Anzac Hill, with its excellent view of Alice Springs and the surrounding area. In the afternoon we will have the opportunity to meet the music group, comprised of young at-risk Aboriginal youth, Drum Atweme. Our dinner tonight will be memorable under the stars in the bush complete with entertainment.

On day eight we will discover the culture of the Aboriginal people during a “Dreamtime Tour” Our specialist guide, along with members of the Walpiri tribe, will share their stories of creation and show us everyday activities of the Aboriginals. We will then gain insight into the educational system with a visit to the School of the Air.

On day nine we will leave behind Australia’s Outback and fly to the beautiful Victorian city of Melbourne.

Day ten we will tour Melbourne’s Fitzroy Gardens, then travel to Phillip Island which is home to the world’s largest colony of Little Penguins. Each night at sunset, the world’s smallest penguins, the Little Penguins, emerge from a day’s fishing at sea and waddle ashore to their sand dune burrows. Later we will enjoy dinner at a local establishment before heading back to the hotel.  

On day eleven we will board our flight to begin our exploration of New Zealand. We will arrive in Christchurch, which is considered to the “the most English city outside of England.”

Day twelve we will travel across New Zealand’s spectacular Southern Alps and marvel at the snowcapped peaks and beautiful river gorges as we wind past waterfalls and rugged mountain scenery. An optional train ride aboard the Tranz-Alpine Express for a scenic trip through the Southern Alps will be available. Our day will end at the Franz Josef Glacier Region, which offers a rare opportunity to experience a dynamic glacial landscape in a temperate environment.

On day thirteen there is an optional excursion in the morning to view the jagged show-covered mountaintops by taking a flightseeing tour (weather permitting) over New Zeland’s beautiful glacier. We will then board our coach and journey to Queenstown. An amazing landscape unfolds before our eyes as we pass through the rainforest, bordered by the Southern Alps and the twisting coastline. We will cross jade green glacial rivers, view thundering waterfalls and enjoy dramatic changes in scenery. That night we will enjoy dinner at the Skyline Restaurant in Queenstown where will we enjoy spectacular views overlooking the city, the Remarkable Mountains and mysterious Lake Wakatipu.

On day fourteen we will travel through a beech forest into the impressive Hollyford Valley via the Homer Tunnel to Milford Sound for a fascinating cruise.

On day fifteen we will enjoy a leisure day in Queenstown to explore the limitless diversions the city offers set amidst breathtaking Alpine scenery. There are optional excursions offered this day as well. We will then step aboard the TSS Earnslaw, a beloved steamship,that will take us to the Colonel’s Homestead, Walter Peak High Country Farm. We will indulge in the best of New Zealand meats and seafood, fresh vegetables and garden salads, a dinner show that provides an entertaining glimpse into farming life in the high country and then a cruise back to Queenstown.

On day sixteen we will enjoy a visit to Arrowtown, a boomtown during the 1800’s gold rush. Next we will enjoy a tasting tour at one of New Zealand’s famous wineries. We will cross over the Kawarau River and see Lindis Pass and arrive in New Zealand’s most famous national park, Mt. Cook where we will have time to enjoy the Alpine paradise.

On day seventeen we will drive through magnificent landscapes as we return to Christchurch and visit a working farm where we will view a demonstration by a skilled New Zealand “strong eye” sheep herding dog and a sheep shearing demonstration.  As a special treat we will be dining with a New Zealand family in their home as they share their home, culture and traditions with us.

Day eighteen we will do a sightseeing tour of Christchurch and learn why it is referred to as the “Garden City”. That afternoon, we will depart for the exciting city of Sydney, Australia. That evening we will sample Sydney’s best dining experiences all in one night! It will be a gourmet tour with each course in a different, unforgettable restaurant.  

On day nineteen, we will have a full day exploring the fun-loving city of Sydney with a tour that includes sights such as Kings Cross, the Harbour Bridge, Chinatown, the Rocks, Circular Quay, Botanic Gardens and the fashionable suburb of Paddington. We will the discover one of the world’s most fascinating architectural sights as we take a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House, poised majestically on Sydney Harbour.

Day twenty, we will visit Koala Park for an up-close and personal chance to learn about the different types of wildlife native to the land down under. We will also journey to the National Opal Collection where we will enjoy a fascinating opal presentation. This evening we will say farewell to Australia with an unforgettable experience as we dine while cruising Sydney Harbour, enjoying the views of the city’s great icons- the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.

Day twenty-one, we will leave Australia, with many pleasant memories of a wonderful vacation.

This trip includes transportation to and out of O’Hare International Airport, air, taxes and fees/surcharges, hotel transfers, cancellation waiver and insurance, gratuities for the guides and drivers, visa costs, and 31 meals (18 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 11 dinners).

Member-Per Person Rates:

Don’t Miss Out! Book before February 28, 2013 and Save $500 per person

  • Double: $8,699
  • Single: $10,549
  • Triple: $8,649

Regular Rates: Double $9,199; Single $11,049; Triple $9,149

Please add $200 per person for non-members.

First Deposit of $510 (which includes cancellation waiver and insurance) per person due upon reservation.

*This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, be able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven grounds and cobblestone streets.

To sign up or view a full itinerary please contact Lois at lois.boehnen@crossplainsbank.comor (608) 828-2992, 
or Megan at megan.crowson@crossplainsbank.comor (608) 828-2991. 
You may also pick up an itinerary from any of our offices.

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2014: June 10-22: Alaska- Land and Cruise

More information and Full Itinerary will soon be available. 

Interested in Alaska? Come to our Slideshow on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 6 pm at our Madison Office, 455 S. Junction Rd., Madison.

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