Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries

Two exciting trips coming in the fall

Friends of the SaddleBrooke Libraries is sponsoring two bus trips for fall 2016 to the historic towns of Bisbee and Prescott.

Our first tour is to the mile-high town of Bisbee for three days and two nights, October 5–7. Starting with a visit to the Amerind Foundation to view exhibits that tell the story of America’s first people, the tour will then move to Tombstone Courthouse State Park and then onto Bisbee where we will stay at the Copper Queen Hotel. Bisbee highlights include the Mining and Historic Museum, a Lavendar jeep tour to locations featured in J.A. Jance’s Sheriff Joanna Brady mysteries and an underground tour of the Queen Mine.

A studio visit with photographer David Kachel and a gallery talk with Sculpturer Robert Wick are also planned. There will be free time to shop, visit galleries and explore Bisbee. The trip will conclude with a visit to the Sonoita Vineyards where we will tour the vineyards and enjoy a winetasting and lunch. The price for the tour is $695 per person double occupancy.

The second tour is to Prescott, Arizona’s Christmas City, December 8–10. Prescott hosts one of the biggest holiday celebrations in Arizona. The Courthouse Square is lit with hundreds of thousands of colored lights. One of the highlights of the celebration is the Acker Night Musical Showcase. Over a hundred musicians will perform around the square playing everything from blue grass to Brahms. The tour also includes visits to the Sharlot Hall Museum and the Phippen Museum of Western Art. Free time is scheduled to allow shopping and gallery visits. Accommodations are at the historic Hassayampa Inn. A stop at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg is planned for the return trip to SaddleBrooke. The price for the tour is $545 per person double occupancy.

For detailed itineraries, tour descriptions and registration forms, visit the FSL website