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Day-tripping

Travel group explores Michigan and beyond

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March 9th, 2016
Tulips
Tulips

With dozens of clubs and frequent special events, the retirees who live at Fox Run have plenty of ways to have fun without even leaving the Novi, Mich., campus. 

However, the active bunch also enjoys getting out and exploring the greater Detroit area and far beyond. A resident-run club called Traveling With Fox Run organizes a number of exciting day trips and overnight tours each year.

Many of the day trips are to see plays and musicals at different Michigan theaters. In the coming months, excursions are planned to see performances of The Odd Couple, Calendar Girls, and Mamma Mia.

“We always have lunch at one of the popular restaurants in town after we go to the theater,” group leader Ginny Roscoe says.

Tulip time

Community members are looking forward to a springtime visit to Holland, Mich., for the town’s annual tulip festival. They’ll get to see six colorful miles of blooming tulips and will have lunch in Holland as well as tour the historic downtown district.

“There is a huge growing facility there, where they do experimental tulips, and you can place orders. Then in the fall, they will ship bulbs to you,” Ginny says.

Okay, some trips are longer

Traveling With Fox Run also has several longer trips lined up for 2016 to destinations around the country. Just in time to escape the cold Michigan winter, a group of residents travelled to Clearwater, Fla., in February.  In addition to lots of rest and relaxation under the sun, Ginny says the group also went on a sunset cruise, took in a dinner theater performance, and visited a historic fishing village.

Other trips offered this year include a five-night stay in the Big Apple. After stopping at Hershey’s Chocolate World in Pennsylvania en route to New York, the group plans to hit all of the major attractions, including Times Square, Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and Radio City Musical Hall.

In the fall, residents can take a trip to the East Coast, with stops in Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Among many other activities, the group will enjoy a visit to Kennebunkport, Maine, a clambake, and a boat cruise in the White Mountains.

“We really have a lot of fun doing the trips,” Ginny says.

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