[Nfbnet-members-list] Shuttle Service and Tours at the National Convention

cheryl echevarria cherylandmaxx at hotmail.com
Sat May 5 00:17:34 UTC 2012

Good morning all:

Cheryl Echevarria, President of the Travel and Tourism Division.

I have made arrangements for some time, and is 
indicated in the Braille Monitor, that there is 
shuttle service available at Love Field and 
Dallas/Fort Worth Airports, you need to make 
reservations so that you can get to the Hilton 
Anatole for our national convention.

Also, I have arranged with the Texas Affiliate 
Tours and Shows of the Dallas area.  I need 
people making payments to these events no later than May 15, 2012

The Tours are as follows: I need head counts by 
May 15th, and half the amount due, either by 
check or by PayPal is being offered, please hurry 
you are running of out time to register.

Tour a slice of Texas:

Choose from one of the following three tours to 
have a uniquely Texas experience!

Dallas Highlights Tour

             Join your tour guide, board your 
motorcoach...off to enjoy the top sights and 
attractions of Dallas’ Downtown, Uptown and 
Highland Park on this exciting city tour! Visit 
Dealey Plaza in the West End Historic District, 
birthplace of Dallas and site of the tragic JFK 
assassination.  See the world famous Sixth Floor 
Museum at Dealey Plaza, which is dedicated to the 
life, death and legacy of President John F. 
Kennedy.  Visit the Grassy Knoll where bystanders 
heard gunshots and learn little known details of that fateful day.

             At the Old Red Courthouse hear about 
the colorful history of Dallas from the 1800’s to 
stop by John Neely Bryan’s Cabin and the 
Kennedy Memorial.  Visit spectacular Pioneer 
Plaza, a downtown public park, which commemorates 
a cattle drive of larger-than-life Texas 
Longhorns and hear stories about Texas cowboys and western cattle drives!

             Next, enjoy an introduction to the 
Dallas Arts District, a rare jewel that is the 
centerpiece of our cultural life and home to some 
of the finest architecture in the world.  Learn 
about the acclaimed, globally significant Nasher 
Sculpture Center and the serene beauty of the 
Crow Collection of Asian Art.  See the stunning, 
state-of-the-art Winspear Opera House and the 
innovative design of the Wyly Theatre.  Step 
inside the world-class Meyerson Symphony Center, 
home to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, to learn 
about its legendary sound and world renowned 
architect, I.M. Pei.   Visit the historic, 
Victorian Gothic jewel, the Cathedral Shrine of 
the Virgin of the Guadalupe to see it's exquisite 
European stained glass windows.  Learn about the 
Belo Mansion’s ties to the infamous gangsters, Bonnie and Clyde.

             Tour scenic Turtle Creek; learning 
about the native American Indians who once called 
this area home; to the exclusive enclave of 
Highland Park, passing by its beautiful mansions, 
parks, outdoor sculpture, and upscale shopping 
and dining in Highland Park Village.  Finish your 
tour in the Victory Park neighborhood; home to 
Dallas' Mavs (NBA) and Dallas Stars (NHL)...and 
filled with options for sophisticated dining, entertainment and nightlife!

Scheduled Tour

Friday, July 6, 2012

9:00am - 12:00pm

$45 per person

*Min. 20 persons for tour to commence

Fort Worth Highlights Tour
             “Where The West Begins.”  Indians. 
Cattle. Railroads. Oil. The History of Fort Worth 
reads like the history of the American 
West.  Your tour guide will introduce you to 
downtown’s dazzling Sundance Square, a 
historically rich area, full of attractions and a 
beautiful setting for dining, theatre and 
exciting nightlife entertainment.  Walk the 
Heritage Trail for fascinating western 
.hear tall tales about the Chisholm Trail 
and the famous outlaws, Butch Cassidy and the 
Sundance Kid.  See the Fort Worth Water Gardens, 
the Bass Performance Hall, one of the world’s 
finest concert and performance halls.  Learn 
about Hell’s Half Acre where saloons, gambling 
parlors, shooting halls and dance halls once 
flourished and hear stories of the cities 
colorful past!   Visit the superb Sid Richardson 
Museum to enjoy western art by masters Russell 
and Remington.  Stop by Hotel Texas where 
President Kennedy spent his last night.

             Then off to explore the Fort Worth 
Stockyards National Historic District, where the 
Old West comes to life!  Enjoy a guided walk of 
the Stockyards and learn about the historic 
attractions that speak to a bygone era when the 
town was a stop for the legendary cattle drives 
on the Chisholm Trail.  Experience before your 
eyes as a team of cowhands drives a herd of Texas 
Longhorns along Exchange Avenue.  Every detail of 
this cattle drive...from the saddles to the 
chaps, from the hats to the boots....is authentic!

             Visit the Livestock Exchange, the 
“Wall Street of the West”.  See Cowtown Coliseum 
site of the world’s first indoor rodeo.  Step 
inside the White Elephant Saloon – the interior 
was used in the filming of Walker Texas 
Ranger.  Tour the historic Stockyards Hotel and 
experience an era when cattle and cotton were 
common currency and outlaws were folk 
heroes.  Drop in Billy Bob’s Texas the world’s 
largest honky tonk
stop by the Bull Ring Saloon; 
the birthplace of Texas Hold’em and see their 
interesting collection of Texas art.  Try on 
cowboy boots at one of the many western stores or 
pick up a memento or gift from Stockyards Station 
– formerly sheep and hog barns, now home too many unique shops and restaurants!

             Put on your cowboy boots and join us 
for western styled, thrilling evening at the Fort 
Worth Stockyards Championship Rodeo.  Relax and 
settle into your seat in the historic Cowtown 
Coliseum, built in 1908 and the site of the world's first indoor rodeo!

Scheduled Tour

Friday July 6, 2012

3:00 - 10:30pm

$65 per person (includes entrance to the Stockyards Rodeo)

*Min. 20 persons for tour to commence

*Dinner "On Your Own" in the Fort Worth Historic Stockyards


...The Legend Lives On

             No visit to Dallas is complete 
without visiting the legendary Southfork 
Ranch!  Tour the famed Southfork Ranch and Ewing 
Mansion and re-live exciting moments from the 
series.   Relax on a guided tram tour of the 
ranch grounds from the Visitors Center en route 
to the Ewing Mansion.  You'll hear a history of 
the ranch and see Texas longhorns and American 
quarter horses.  At the Ewing Mansion, a tour 
guide will give a full guided tour of the 
Mansion, including interesting tidbits about the 
years of filming and insight into the character of the Ewings.

             Learn about the exciting new TV 
Series - Dallas, the Next Generation!  The battle 
for power, love and Southfork erupts in the new 
Dallas on TNT next summer.  The one and only 
Dallas is back with more delicious drama. JR, 
Bobby and Sue Ellen Ewing return to the ranch 
with secrets, schemes and betrayals. This time, 
they're joined by the next generation of Ewings, 
who take ambition and deception to a wicked new 
level. The new Dallas stars Josh Henderson, Jesse 
Metcalfe and Jordana Brewster will be joined by 
iconic stars Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and Larry 
Hagman as J.R. Ewing.  The explosive rivalry 
between brothers J.R. Ewing and Bobby Ewing 
(Duffy) now lives on through another generation, 
with the future of the family fortune in the 
hands of the Ewing offspring: cousins John Ross 
Ewing (Henderson), the son of J.R. and ex-wife 
Sue Ellen (Gray), and Christopher Ewing (Metcalfe), the adopted son of Bobby.

             As you depart the Mansion, feel free 
to stroll through the ranch grounds, and stop and 
visit "Lincoln's and Longhorns," displaying Jock 
Ewing's original 1978 Lincoln 
Continental.  Re-live some of the memorable 
moments from "Dallas" in the "Dallas Legends" 
Exhibit.  See the gun that shot J.R., Lucy's 
wedding dress, video clips from the series, 
interviews with the stars, and other memorabilia 
that will make you feel right at home with the 
most infamous Texans of them all, the Ewings!

Scheduled Tour

Friday, July 6, 2012

9:00am - 12:00pm

$50 per person (includes entrance to Southfork Ranch)

*Min. 20 persons for tour to commence

The following two tours are organized by the 
Tours and Travel Division, and a portion of the 
cost of the tickets will benefit the division.

Jersey Boys – Broadway Show at the

  AT&T Performing Art Center

             JERSEY BOYS, is the Tony®, Grammy® 
and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock 
and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie 
Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. 
This is the story of how four blue-collar kids 
became one of the greatest successes in pop music 
history. They wrote their own songs, invented 
their own sounds and sold 175 million records 
worldwide – all before they were 30! JERSEY BOYS 
features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls 
Don't Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and 
“Can't Take My Eyes Off You.” “IT WILL RUN FOR 
CENTURIES!” proclaims Time Magazine.

             The JERSEY BOYS creative team 
comprises two-time Tony Award®-winning director 
Des McAnuff, book writers Marshall Brickman and 
Rick Elice, composer Bob Gaudio, lyricist Bob 
Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

             This is also a fundraiser for the 
Travel and Tourism Division of the NFB, $5.00 of 
the total price is being donated to this proud 
division of the National Federation of the Blind.

             One reason this show is of 
particular interest to some Federationists, and 
as an extra treat, the Frankie Valli role is 
being played by Cheryl Echevarria, President of 
the Travel and Tourism Division, cousin Brad 
Weinstock.  Mr. Weinstock has agreed to arrange a 
quick meet and greet with the caste of the show.

Scheduled Tour

Saturday, June 30, 2012

7:00pm - 11:00pm

$100 per person

*Min. 20 persons for tour to commence

Medieval Times Dinner Show

             Surrender to an age of bravery and 
honor and witness epic battles of steel and steed 
during our All-New Show.  From ringside seats, 
discover a feast of the eyes and appetite with 
more action, more fun & more excitement than ever before.

             As you thrill to a rousing live 
jousting tournament, marvel at awe-inspiring 
horsemanship and falconry, Medieval Time serves a 
four-course meal fit for Royalty.

             Convention attendees will also have 
an opportunity to meet with the ensemble for 
photo opts, as well as the chance to pet the horses and touch the armory.

             The menu includes: (There is also a 
vegetarian meal upon request, must let Cheryl know when booking.)

    * Tomato Bisque soup
    * Focaccia Bread with Olive oil and seasoning
    * Larger BBQ Spare Rib
    * Oven-Roasted Chicken
    * Herb-Basted Potato Split into Two Quarters
    * Braided Apple Strudel
    * Larger beverage servings and coffee

Meals are eaten with bare hands here; no need for 
silverware in this authentic Medieval experience!

Scheduled Tour

Friday, July 6, 2012

7:00pm – 10:00pm (Dinner begins at 8:00 pm

$50.00 per person

$5 of the $50.00 will be donated to the Travel and Tourism Division

No Bus will be needed, this event is 2 blocks away from the Hilton Anatole

We will meet in the lobby at 7pm

*Min. 20 persons for tour to commence

Six Flags over Texas

Six Flags Over Texas is more than a first-class 
family theme park – It’s the Thrill Capital of 
Texas! With over 100 rides and attractions, Six 
Flags Over Texas is the place to be. With 
incredible rides like TITAN and MR. FREEZE, 
SUPERMAN and BATMAN: THE RIDE, you'll find more 
to cream about than any other park around. So if 
you’re looking for pure thrills, GO BIG- GO SIX FLAGS!

Scheduled Tour

Friday, July 6, 2012

3:00pm – 9:00pm

$65 per person (includes entrance bus, tickets to 
the park, food you are on your own)

$5.00 per ticket will go to the Travel

*Min. 25 persons for tour to commence

Tour Registration Form:

Name: _________________________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________________

City, State, Zip: _________________________________________________________

Phone: (H)___________________ (Cell) 
___________________ (Fax) ___________________

Tour Name

Date                    Number of 
Attendees                     Cost per Person          Total Cost

Tour 1. Jersey 
Boys                                 June 
30th                              $100.00  $__________

Tour 2. Medieval Times Dinner Show      July 
6th                                 $ 50.00   $__________

              Children under 12 
$40.00   $__________

Tour 3. Dallas Highlights 
Tour                  July 
6th                                 $ 45.00   $__________

Tour 4. Forth Worth Highlights Tour        July 
6th                                 $ 65.00   $__________

Tour 5. Southfork Ranch Tour –

              The Legend Lives 
on                July 
6th                                   $ 50.00   $__________

Tour 6. Six Flags over Texas                 July 
6th                                $65.00    $__________

Prices include taxes and fees, bus service and tips where food is concerned.

for Tours $__________

Payments deposits (half of the total payment) and 
headcounts must be submitted no later than

  May 15, 2012. Final Payments are June 10, 2012

Make checks payable and remit payment to:

Echevarria Travel

10 Aljan Drive

Brentwood, NY 11717

Attention: Cheryl Echevarria

PayPal also available upon request

Questions or to Register by phone

631-456-5394 or 1-866-580-5574

<mailto:reservations at echevarriatravel.com>reservations at echevarriatravel.com

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