We have fun and/or informative low-cost trips of varying lengths for members of the Santa Maria Valley Senior Citizen’s Club at the Elwin Mussell Center. In fact, our motto is “Older Kids Having Fun.” We are a non-profit organization.
Kathy Doty is our Committee Chair. Her duties are to research and book trips, assign the Tour Leads to the trips, and then promote the trips to the membership.
Our volunteer Travel Committee members help with the organizing, planning, and selling of the offered trips, and are available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Mussell Center. Call (805) 349-0688 for information.
The Travel Committee volunteers are also Tour Leads (TLs) on each of our trips to help make each outing fun and safe for our senior travelers. The committee is always looking for volunteers and TLs, so please call the number above if you interested in participating.
Travel Club Videos
Enjoy this five-minute video of the greatest Christmas Light display that we have ever seen filmed at the Cambria Pines Lodge during our 2017 trip to the Cambria Christmas market in Cambria, California. This spectacular light show is made up of millions of lights!
Enjoy this five-minute video—episode 1— from our “Smoky Mountains & Bluegrass Tour” in October, 2017. This episode is the City Highlights of Louisville, Kentucky, and includes “baseball to bourbon.”
Enjoy this five-minute video—episode 2— from our “Smoky Mountains & Bluegrass Tour” in October, 2017. This episode is a brief visit to historic Churchill Downs, home of the world-famous Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky.
Enjoy this five-minute video—episode 3— from our visit to a Kentucky horse farm in October, 2017. This is an exciting and educational visit to a working horse farm and educational theme park, where you get up-close with some of the world’s greatest competition horses.
Enjoy this five-minute video—episode 4— from our visit to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, in October, 2017. This is an exciting and educational visit to the largest privately owned house in the United States. Completed in 1895, George Vanderbilt II had this chateau-style, 250-room mansion constructed as his family home. The mansion contains more than 178,000 square feet of floor space, and is surrounded by beautiful gardens.
Enjoy this eight-minute video—episode 5— from our “Smoky Mountains & Bluegrass Tour” in October, 2017. This episode is the visit to Dollywood, the world-famous entertainment theme park built by country-music singing star Dolly Parton.
Enjoy this six-minute video—episode 6— from our “Smoky Mountains & Bluegrass Tour” in October, 2017. This episode showcases our fun visit to Nashville, Tennessee, the heart and soul of the country music world.
Enjoy this five-minute video—episode 7— from our “Smoky Mountains & Bluegrass Tour” in October, 2017. This episode shows highlights from our visit to President Andrew Jackson’s “Hermitage,” the historical plantation near Nashville, Tennessee, which he owned from 1804 until his death in 1845.