Baldwin Senior Travelers

May 2022 Newsletter

Last updated May 26, 2022




Wind Creek Cooking Studio

June 8, 2022, 9:00 - am. - 5:00 p.m.

FULL - Waitlist available

Cost: $90.00 for the Cooking Studio and $15.00 to only gamble.  Members opting for the cooking studio will prepare their own surf and turf lunch, which includes two glasses of wine, tea, coffee, or water, AND will receive a $15.00 free play card and have some time to gamble.  Members opting only to visit the casino also will receive a $15.00 free play card with lunch on their own.

Rae Miller and Mary Jane Vines

A Chorus Line in Pensacola

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Pensacola Little Theatre with dinner beforehand at Jackson's Steakhouse.

Cost: FULL

Hosts: Sandy Mead and Joni Synder Roberson

Come follow the lives of young women struggling to land a job in the chorus line in a New York production.  Share their joys, frustrations, pains, and sorrow through song.

Mystery Dinner Theater at Lake Forest Yacht Club

July 12, 2022

Cost: $60.00

Hosts: Carol Balch and Susan Ames

Come enjoy a delightful murder mystery play during dinner at the Lake Forst Yacht Club.  The play will be presented by the Mobile Mystery Dinner Players.  A cash bar will be available.

Italy, Croatia, and Greece cruise on Holland America

July 15-28, 2022


Cost. $6,400 +/- (double occupancy) - this includes: Cruise (w/pkgs) fees & taxes, hotel in Venice, transfers, airfare, trip insurance.

Fly to Venice, Italy day prior & tour Venice before boarding Holland America cruise ship (1,964 passengers) Includes Specialty Dining & Beverage package, free WIFI, & $200 excursion pkg  – Visit ports in Split & Dubrovnik, Croatia, Saranda, Albania, Olympia, Souda & Mykonos, Greece, Valletta & Victoria, Malta, Palermo (Sicily) & Naples then on to Rome, Italy for the return home!!  . There much history and beautiful sights to enjoy.   


Europe and the Oberammergau Passion Play.  

July 31 – August 11, 2022


Depart from Pensacola airport (some travelers from Mobile)

Escorts:  Noah and Mary Funderburg

We travel with Collette Tours on an exciting 12-day adventure visiting four countries.  We start with two days on Lake Maggiore in northern Italy.  We next travel to Zermatt, Switzerland at the foot of The Matterhorn for two days.  We will enjoy this lovely town where vehicles are banned, which makes strolling at leisure safer and more fun.  Hike through the Alps or rest and enjoy the majesty of the Alpine mountains.  We next board the Glacier Express train for a ride through those Alps into Austria.  We will have a three-course meal on the train before we arrive in St. Moritz, the playground of the rich and famous (which now includes us.). From St. Moritz we travel to Innsbruck, Austria where we will tour the medieval city.  The next day we travel to Salzburg to see many historical sites, including some scenes from The Sound of Music.  That evening we will dine at central Europe’s oldest restaurant and enjoy a Mozart dinner concert.  The next day we leave Austria and stop along our way to Oberammergau at the famous Neuschwanstein Castle (think Sleeping Beauty castle and Disney.). The following day we enjoy the incredible Passion Play which the citizens of Oberammergau have been presenting every ten years since the mid-1600s.  Finally, we travel to Munich for tours of the city and Olympic Park. 


Blue Angels Pensacola Bay Ferry Cruise

August 23, 2022

8:15 - 3:30

Cost: $55.00/person

Hosts: Rae Miller and Mary Jane Vines

Pensacola is the perfect place to see the famous Blue Angles practice their thrilling aerial maneuvers.  With the Naval Air Station right on the bay, viewers can enjoy an unobstructed vantage point of the aerobatic flying team.  The boat offers many amenities, such as air conditioning restrooms, and seating both inside and up and top.  Lunch will be on your own at McGuire's Irish Pub.

Viking Cooking School plus museums

September 6-8- 2022

Cost:  $700/person double occupancy; $880.00 single

Hosts: Sandra and Fred Bostrom

A visit to Greenwood, MS to attend the Viking Cooking School.  We will see a cooking demonstration and then enjoy dinner and two drinks.  We also will visit the BB King Museum, the Grammy Museum, and McCarty Pottery.

Fairhope Castles Tour

September 16, 2022

Cost: $12.00

Hosts: Sandy Mead and Joni Synder

Meet at West End of Fairhope Civic Center no later than 9:45 and we will walk to 457 Oak Ave. (It’s about a half-mile.) For those who cannot walk, you can take your car to the Castles to be there by 9:55.

A lunch reservation at Cactus Cantina is available for those who want to have lunch on their own with the group after the tour. Cactus Cantina is across from the FH Civic Center, so we will walk there as well. Please let us know if you plan to do lunch.

The Fairhope Museum has been recommended by Pagan Mosher, owner of one of the Castles, as it has additional information about them.  It is free for those who would like to go there after lunch.

Maritimes Coastal Wonders – Canada

Sunday, September 25, 2022 – October 5, 2022

Cost:  $3999 double occupancy/$4949 single occupancy

Escorts:  Rae Miller and Mary Jane Vines

11 days - 16 meals

Highlights include Halifax, Peggy's Cove, Mahone Bay, Lunenburg, Cape Breton Island, Cabot Trail, Prince Edward Island, Anne of Green Gables Museum, Hopewell Rocks, Fundy Trail, and the Grand Pre National Historic Site.  

Sign up online at
Or call 1-800-852-5655. Our reservation number is 1063503 


Wetumpka and Wine Train

October 12-13, 2022

Cost: $190 double occupancy/ $230 single

Hosts: Rae Miller and Mary Jane Vines

This two-day fun-filled trip will include a bus tour of Wetumpka to see the restoration done by Hometown.  We then visit the Crater Museum followed by a walk through the town and, if you like, a visit to the casino.  The following day travel to Calera, AL to ride a train to enjoy a wine tasting.

Taste of Fairhope Walking Tour

October 21, 2022

2:00 - 5:00 pm approximately

Cost: $95.00/person

Hosts: Sandy Mead and Joni Synder

Join your hosts for a walking tour of downtown Fairhope with a visit to six restaurants to sample their food and learn about the history of Fairhope and the stories behind the restaurants and the foods they serve.

Membership Christmas party

December 1, 2022 

Oak Hollow Farm

Hosts:  Entire Board

Cost: TBA

Elvis Blue Christmas, Memphis/Graceland

December 5-8, 2022

Cost: $950/person

Hosts:  Sandy Mead and Joni Synder

Enjoy the Elvis Blue Christmas Dinner Show including great songs such as “Merry Christmas Baby” and “Blue Christmas”. Visit Graceland @ Christmas, including a Private Evening Mansion Tour available exclusively to our groups. Have fun on the Merry, Merry Mojo Tour – a musician tour guide will show us Sun Studio and more.