Letter from the Director: May 2023

Director’s Message

Hello everyone!  I hope each of you are beginning to enjoy the warmer weather and the occasional sunshine.  It’s time to travel, near and far, to enjoy the sites and/or explore new cultures.

I’d like to share a specific NEW program, that not only will benefit all of you, but assist us in resourcing a little revenue.  This is our NEW, PERSONALIZED GROUP TRIPS and TOURS!  Some of you are seasoned travelers while others, are just beginning to venture out into our community, state, and overseas travel.  So, we have created 3 types of trips/tours, to meet everyone’s needs.


LOCAL DAY TRIPS – We are calling these, DAY TRIPS with GUY FORBES.  Many of you know Guy as our fabulous piano player at many of our events, but did you know that Guy spent over 20 years as a professional driver and Tour Host for Grey Line Tours, and another several years with ALKI Tours, traveling all over North America.  For those that prefer to take day trips, Guy has chosen some of his favorite ‘Mom & Pop’ routes, with unique historical sites to visit or renowned family-owned businesses.  You will travel in our comfortable Dodge Caravan as Guy takes you to his favorite Washington communities.  Further information is on page 6.


STATE & INTERNATIONAL TRIPS/TOURS In 2021, we partnered with local travel expert, Tyson Verde of RAIL and SAIL VACATIONS.  Tyson spent over 20 years with Alki Tours before developing his own travel tours, Rail & Sail Vacations.  We signed with Tyson as we were so impressed that he personally, not only creates the content of all tours, but escorts them himself.  His groups are small, 8 – 20 guests, and so, if you are new to traveling across the nation, or internationally, Tyson’s trips are a great start for you.  Join us June 2nd at 6:00 p.m. to view slides, enjoy refreshments and have all your questions answered regarding the Africa Tour.

For those interested in the Prosser Balloon Festival to be held in September, registration is going on now.  Please contact Tyson directly at tyson@RailandSailVacations.com for more information.  Be sure to tell him you are from the Shoreline-LFP Senior Activity Center.

See page 10 for more information re: Africa tour and Prosser, WA Balloon Festival.


COLLETTE TOURS – We are super excited to partner with Collette tours, a premier international tour company.  I personally have travelled with Collette as well as led groups from another senior center on Collette’s tours.  They were outstanding, and our travelers could not have asked for more!  We have booked 5 tours, with registration open for a limited time on two (2) of the tours, MAGICAL CHRISTMAS MARKETS of Europe – December 2023, and the immensely popular MEMORIALS of WORLD WAR II, August/September 2024. Further details on pages 7-9.


Full brochures for all of these trips are located on our bulletin board in the main corridor.  Note, all trips fill quickly, and it is especially important that you note upon registration our center’s name and/or code, to receive any discounts.  In closing, I would like to leave you with a quote that I recently saw:

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”  Helen Keller

Theresa LaCroix