Tickets On Sale Now For Lowe Road Tour Series
Tickets are on sale now for the first in a series of “off the beaten path” tours to unique Arizona destinations. The “Lowe Road” Arizona tour series is being produced in partnership with Free Spirit Vacations, a Gilbert based tour operator, and travel journalist Sam Lowe.
The first tour goes to the “Standin’ on the Corner” Festival, September 29-30, 2006 in Winslow, Arizona. It was the line “Standin’ on the Corner, in Winslow Arizona” from the Eagles’ gigantic hit “Taking It Easy”, that first put Winslow on the map drawing visitors from all over the world who want to stand on this famous corner on Historic Route 66. The Winslow festival celebrates this with a Classic Car Show, Arts & Craft and entertainment.
Our tour includes round trip transportation from the valley; one night accommodation at the Holiday Inn Express; admission to the Standin’ on the Corner Festival; a guided tour by the Winslow Harvey Girls of the historic La Posada Hotel (the last of the great railroad hotels) and it’s extensive collection of Fred Harvey, his famous Harvey Girls and Santa Fe Railroad Memorabilia; the Old Trails Museum; and the Peter Wolf Toth Trail of Whispering Giants, one of the giant Indian statues erected throughout North America as gifts to honor Indians.
The cost for this Lowe Road tour is just $165 per person (double occupancy) or $215 per person (single occupancy). Space is limited. Call 480-926-5547 for reservations.
About the Lowe Road Tour Series: Every two months, the Lowe Road tour series will offer a getaway to another off-the-beaten-path destination in Arizona. Lowe Road tours have been designed by Sam Lowe and Sam will personally lead each one.
Other Lowe Road Tours include:
November 18, 2006: Great Road Art.
January 24, 2007: The murals of Tucson
March 28-29, 2007: The birds of Santa Cruz County.
May 2-3, 2007: Route 66
July 18-19, 2007: The Dinosaurs of Holbrook.
September 12-13, 2007: The Best of Cochise County.
About Sam Lowe: Sam is author of the book “Arizona Curiosities – Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities and other Offbeat Stuff” and is currently writing a second edition to the series. He also is a frequent contributor for AAA Highroads and Arizona Highways Magazine.
“Arizona as we know it is the product of both nature and progress. It was carved by the elements and reshaped by developers. But those two big factors are also assisted by people who turn rocks into giant frogs, junked cars into dinosaurs and fences into works of art. Some of them preserve the history of Arizona; others give the state its unique character. And the purpose of our journeys is to look at character and, perhaps, meet some characters.” says Lowe.
About Free Spirit Vacations: Free Spirit Vacations has been offering travel packages for the 50+ age group for the past ten years. Recently they were awarded the Top Tour Operator in North America by the North America Travel Journalists Association based on the diversity of product and the quality of service offered. “A tour is more than the destination,” states Sue Arko, owner of Free Spirit Vacations. “Our business is about people and sharing the world with them. We look forward to sharing the treasures of Arizona throughout this series of packages.”
For more information on the tours, please visit www.freespiritvacations.com and click on Cactus and Canyons OR call 480-926-5547.