Explorer’s chairpersons plan day and overnight trips for the club. Trips are reserved for club members first, then, if space is available, to spouses/friends/family. Be aware, we are volunteers, not professional travel planners!

Kathi Giddens and Geri Benne
Explorers Co-Chairs


2017 – 2018 TRIPS

Date                                      Event                                                                     Cost

Saturday, 07/08/2017            Santa Barbara Vino Trip                                        $189.00

Monday, 10/02/2017              Reagan Library in Simi Valley                               $26.00 (62+) ~ $29 

Sunday, 12/10/2017              Shambala Preserve Safari in Acton                       $50.00 (tax deductible)

Wednesday, 01/17/2018       Drag Queen Bingo in West Hollywood                   $20.00 (dinner) + $20.00 

Friday, 03/23/2018                Clifton’s Cafeteria in Los Angeles                           $7.50 RT for seniors + lunch

                                              (Alternate might be Phillippe’s   $15.00 RT for regular fare + lunch)                               

Saturday, 05/19 /2018           Brunch by the Beach ~ day trip on                         $189.00                               paid no later than 10/01/17



Santa Barbara Vino Trip ~ leaves Van Nuys train station about 8:15 AM and return around 6:45 PM. It is a docent lead tour of wineries in Santa Barbara with wine tastings and purchases the responsibility of each person. An alternate activity is to explore Santa Barbara for the day.

Reagan Library ~ a carpooling activity to view the Titanic exhibit and have lunch in one of the two eating areas of the library.

Shambala Preserve is an opportunity to participate in a guided tour of the facility which is only open to the public once a month. Participants must be at 18 years of age.

Drag Queen Bingo is a repeat of last’s year fabulous event. It requires advance reservations and carpooling.

Clifton’s cafeteria is a trip using Metrolink trains from Santa Clarita to Union Station.

Brunch by the Beach is a train trip on LA Rail. Commute to LA Union Station where you will board the Silver Splendor (a vintage dome train) about 8:19 AM for a train trip to San Diego. On the trip south, you will enjoy a gourmet breakfast. You will have about three hours to enjoy sightseeing within walking distance of the train station. On the way home, you can enjoy a beer or a glass of wine and Chef Alan will bring out some of his own special hors d’oeuvres for the trip back to L.A.  Our scheduled arrival is 5:45 p.m. This trip is limited to the first 24 paid reservations. This ensures everyone has a seat in the dome car.

For more information contact:
Kathi Giddens 661-803-4027 ktgiddens@yahoo.com
Gere Benne 818-634-7875 gnbm2@aol.com

Contact Information

If you want to reserve a spot for any of these trips let us know. 

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