The Chesterfield Traveler
- Solomons Island, Maryland
Where the Patuxent River meets the Chesapeake Bay you will find Solomons Island, Maryland, a place of uncommon charm and unspoiled beauty. Your first stop of the day will be the Calvert Marine Museum which traces the rich maritime history and diversity of the Chesapeake Bay. Feel free to climb through the hatch of the Drum Point Lighthouse before taking a 45-minute cruise ride on the museum’s historic “bug-eye” boat, the William B. Tennison, offering history and scenic views of Solomons Island from the water. On your cruise, you will sail the busy Solomons inner harbor into the Patuxent River to the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Along the way, you’ll pass by the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Naval Recreation Center, Solomons Fishing Pier and under the Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge. Travel a short distance into the quaint, waterfront downtown area for lunch at The Pier Restaurant- you will literally be eating on a pier. After lunch, you’ll have some time to explore the shops and specialty stores. Spend the afternoon at the newly renovated Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, a member-supported, privately funded museum preserving the history and heritage of Naval Aviation. Their mission is to “Preserve, Educate, Inspire” by presenting the continuing story of Naval Aviation. First opened in 1978, the museum now spans three buildings and also includes a Flight Line consisting of one-of-a-kind aircraft and aircraft configurations unique to the Naval Test Center. Enjoy a guided tour.
Thursday, Aug. 11 $182 Course 40723
Pick-up: Chester Presbyterian Church: 7 a.m.; Return; 7 p.m.
Pick-up: Chippenham Hospital: 7:30 a.m.; Return; 6:30 p.m.
- The Grand Premiere of David
Tuesday, Sept. 20: (Boxed Breakfast/Dinner) Morning departures from Richmond begin two exciting days of priceless memories in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. A Boxed Breakfast is served en-route aboard the motorcoach. Arrive in the “Amish Country” midday for a visit to the Kitchen Kettle Village. Stroll through this unique village of 42 shops and restaurants built around their nationally celebrated Jam & Relish Kitchen. We promise you’ll find something to buy here! Lunch is on your own here. Next, arrive at Sight & Sound’s Millennium Theater for the Grand Premiere of... DAVID. “Not every battle is won with a sword” and this incredible story of DAVID takes you on a biblical journey showcasing David’s profound life as a master poet, fearless warrior, and anointed King. His ascent to the throne is filled with towering giants, wild animals, and hardened Philistine soldiers. His unprecedented victories lead to devastating failures as this passionate warrior faces the biggest battle of all... himself. Come alongside this young shepherd on his personal journey to become a man after God’s own heart. Check into our home-away-from home at the Fulton Steamboat Inn. Shaped like a riverboat, it is named for Robert Fulton, founder of steam propelled riverboats, who was born in Lancaster. A plated dinner is included at the hotel.
Wednesday, Sept. 21: (Buffet Breakfast/Lunch) A delicious buffet breakfast is followed by check-out and departure for Bird-In-Hand Farmer’s Market. Here you will find local vendors offering a wide variety of homemade baked goods, preserves, fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, and so much more! A professional guide will board the coach for an Amish Farmlands Riding Tour. Venture out onto the “Road Less Traveled” and enjoy picturesque scenery as you meander across country roads where time seems to stand still. See the pristine Amish farms, one-room schoolhouses, and farmers working the fields with their horse drawn plows. Enjoy a stop at an Amish Quilt & Craft Shop. Next, prepare for a unique and truly memorable experience as you are welcomed into a real Amish home as their guest for an authentic Amish meal. Enjoy their kind and gracious hospitality as the family serves you a delicious Penn Dutch feast! Afterwards, board the motorcoach for home, reflecting on two fun-filled and memorable days in the “Dutch Country.” Approximate time of return to Richmond is 8 p.m.
Tuesday-Wednesday, Sept. 20-21
Single: $605 Double: $539 Triple: $523 Quad: $512 Course 40722
Please register all members of your party at the same time and indicate if you are in a single, double, triple or quad. If you are rooming with someone who is signing up separately, please make note of the name. No deposit. Payment in full is due no later than Aug. 19.
Pick-up: Chester Presbyterian Church: 7 a.m.; Return, 8:30 p.m.
Pick-up: Chippenham Hospital: 7:30 a.m.; Return, 8 p.m.
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Special Trip Information
Trips are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. A receipt represents a completed registration. There is a $50 charge for returned checks.
Refunds & Cancellations
Refunds are made when trips are canceled. If a change in day, time or location prohibits you from attending, we will be happy to refund your fee. Simply mail or email your written request at least one week prior to its start.
Because some trips require earlier confirmation, a more advanced notice of your cancellation is required in order to receive a refund (usually 30 days). If you are unable to attend we will allow someone to take your place.
All participants will be required to sign a:
- Assumption of Risk Form
- Medical Release
These will be mailed prior to the trip.