Friday, November 7, 2008

Williams Bus Tour

Tours of historic sites and other locales of interest are organized monthly for League members, and November's trip to Williams turned into an unforgettable experience. As recounted by Delores Tomasek, a 7:15 a.m. departure meant very early rising since she lives in Fountain Hills. She needn't have been so punctual. The bus had a flat tire and a new bus had to be sent from Gilbert, pushing their departure to 9:15 a.m.

Arriving in Williams, the group discovered that their planned tour guide was no longer with the company. They were greeted by a guide who specialized in telling the town's ghost stories, not what they'd signed on for.

Lunch was fine, but the group joked that it was a long way to go for a hamburger.

The ride home began at 3:00 p.m. and shortly after, the bus pulled off I17 to the shoulder and stopped. The bus wasn't going to make it and a new bus had to be sent from Gilbert. The wine and cheese they'd brought along helped "ease" the wait, and they enjoyed waving at the truckers.

Everyone finally got home and all agreed: in spite of everything, they had a lot of fun.