Live like the RICH AND FAMOUS for a day.
Travel by chauffeur driven coach, visit a mansion and its beautiful gardens, dine at a nearly century old venue and enjoy a cruise aboard a private yacht. Sound good? You can enjoy the “high life” with your friends in the Civic League on Wednesday, June 8th as we do our annual road trip.
Our motor coach will depart from Portage. We are assured a good looking driver in 21st century livery!
We will travel to The Paine, an historic estate with breathtaking botanical gardens, classic European-style architecture and home of an exquisite art collection. In addition to the permanent art, there will be a traveling exhibit of” Audubon’s Birds of America”. Docents will give us private tours of the mansion and the gardens, with time on your own to enjoy the art work.
Lunch will be served at the nearly century old (since 1928) Robbin’ s Restaurant. We will have a private dining room and time for a leisurely respite.
Back on our coach, the chauffeur will deliver us dock-side to board our yacht (well, a paddle wheel river boat) for an afternoon cruise of the Fox River, Lake Butte des Morte and Lake Winnebago. On board the vessel you will enjoy stunning views of the Fox Cities and surroundings, while a catered dessert is served.
Our coach driver will return us to the “real world” in Portage by 6pm.
Cost is $75 per person.
Signup and payment can be made at the general meetings in April and May or by mail to Civic League PO Box 311, Portage by May 11th. ( no refunds for cancelation after May 11th.)
Depart: Portage 8:00a- Behind former Staples Store on New Pinery Rd.
Tour: Arrive at 9:30a.
Two hour guided tour of mansion and gardens. One half hour free time to view the art exhibit.
The Paine Art Center is located in Oshkosh Wisconsin.
Lunch: Arrive 12:15p
Restaurant has been an Oshkosh tradition since 1928. Lunch will be a sandwich buffet of ham and turkey medallions, veggies and dip, potato salad and two types of pasta salads, coffee, tea and milk. Tip is included in tour price.
Cruise: Arrive 2p
On the Loo Cruises is a paddlewheel riverboat that tours on the Fox River, Lake Butte des Morts and Lake Winnebago. It has been family owned since 1989. The boat features: spacious upper and lower deck seating, hot & cold running water, complete bathroom facilities, catering services and a cash bar, fully licensed and insured. We will enjoy a dessert buffet with iced tea and ?????( coffee, milk, tea)
Departure 4:15p for Portage