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Two-Steppin’ down the Independence Trail To the
 Spindletop & Gladys City Boomtown Museum in Beaumont &
The Stark Cultural Venues including Shangrila Botanical Gardens, Stark Museum of Art, & Stark Home in Orange, TX
February 6-7, 2015
Visit Shangri La Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, a world-class facility that connects individuals of all ages with nature; rekindle your sense of wonder. A tranquil sanctuary with over 300 types of plants and a wide variety of wildlife, it offers a retreat from the routines of daily life. Visit the Stark Museum of Art and the Stark Home. Attend Guys and Dolls at the Lutcher Theater. For more information go to: www.starkculturalvenues.org.
Explore Spindletop – Gladys City Boomtown Museum - a salt dome about three miles south of Beaumont, Dubbed "The Lucas Gusher," the oil discovery on Spindletop Hill changed the economy of Texas and helped to usher in the petroleum age. For more information go to: www.spindletop.org. 

  Depart 7:00 a.m. from the Belton Park and Ride (Exit 294A off IH 35).
Return to Belton Park and Ride at approximately 10:00 p.m.
$ 399.00 per person double occupancy (Single, triple, and quad occupancy rates upon request)
  Payment deadline: January 6, 2015  
Includes: Transportation, 1 nights lodging, admission and tour fees, Guys and Dolls Musical ticket, 1 breakfast and 1 lunch
Cancellation policy: Full refund prior to January 12, 2015
  Tour may be cancelled with full refund if the minimum number of passengers is  
  not met.








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 Two-Steppin’Down the 
Independence Trail To 
Bayou Bend and the Azalea Trails
Fri, April 17, 2015

Visit the opulent mansion of Miss Ima Hogg, daughter of the first Texas-born Governor, James S. Hogg. Miss Ima Hogg and her brothers, Will and Mike, selected 14 acres of natural woodlands and winding ravines for their home in the newly developed Houston neighborhood of River Oaks. The gardens at Bayou Bend reflect her love of beauty, flowers, and natural woodlands. Miss Hogg created formal gardens that reflect the Country Place era (1880–1920).

While touring the mansion, you will see and learn about Bayou Bend’s rarest and historically most important treasures, as well as unique Texas-made objects. Hear about the Hogg family, and how Ima Hogg transformed her home into a museum to display one of the nation’s best collections of American antiques.
Experience historic Houston neighborhoods featuring Azaleas the name given to the various spectacular flowering shrubs that are in full bloom each spring. These showy flowers flourish in varying shades of pink, purple, white, red, and yellow and are a magnificent sight to behold. 
  Depart 7:00 am from the Belton Park and Ride (Exit 294A off IH 35).
  Return to Belton Park and Ride at 9:00 pm. (Short stop for dinner on your own)

$ 139.00 per person. Payment deadline: April 6, 2015.
Includes: Transportation by chartered coach and guided tours, admission to Bayou Bend, lunch at Sweet Tomatoes 
Cancellation policy: Full refund prior to deadline. Tour may be cancelled with full refund if the minimum number of passengers is not met.
                         
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                                                                                                             Two-Steppin’ On the Texas Forts Trail to Dublin (Kicking off the “Around the World in Texas Tour”) 
Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Travel to Dublin, TX established in 1854 & may have been named for the Irish city. But its founder, A. H. Dobkins, appears to be Scottish, thus it could just as easily have been a conflation of the term “double-in”, a warning cry settlers used during frontier conflicts or for the double-log cabins used by early settlers. The arrival of the Texas Central Railroad to the region in 1881 required Dublin to relocate a few miles away, creating a “new” Dublin and site of the present-day community. The Texas Government officially declared this town as the Irish Capital of Texas back in 2005. With that being said, Dublin is not only home to a diverse & wonderful community but has also produced several known household names, including Dr. Pepper & golf legend Ben Hogan. Enjoy the small town charm as you hear the history of Dublin Bottling Works, the world’s best sodas & all made exclusively with pure cane sugar. The tiny bottling plant in Dublin, Texas, serves customers throughout the Lone Star State & the entire world. Although tours of the bottling plant are no longer allowed, we will visit the front retail store located inside the Dublin Sales Center. The Dublin Historical Museum allows tourists to get a glimpse of how life is & has been in Dublin, Texas. Because of the great Irish influence, a lot of Irish cultural items can be found, including the famed green clover. The Rodeo Heritage Museum honors the spirited men & women who shaped rodeo & lived the western way of life. It spotlights the 1930s-1950s era when the Pre-World Championship Rodeo was held in Dublin. From 1937 to 1959, the stock for the World Championship Rodeo were raised on Everett Colborn's 14,000-acre Lightning C Ranch near Dublin. The Rodeo Heritage Museum preserves & promotes this rich western heritage. See The Little Church on Grafton that served congregations of multiple faiths since 1890 and walk through the Wright Historical Park.
Visit the Veldhuizen Cheese Making & Farm that began its cheese making journey in January of 2000 by the family including seven children. With hard work and persistence, the dream of becoming farmstead cheese makers became a reality. Visit the Lucky Vines Winery & Lucky Brewing Co. a family owned & Texas proud destination winery that welcomes guests with small town heart and soul. 
Lunch included at the area’s favorite Granny Clark’s Café.
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Depart Wednesday, Sept 28, Belton Park and Ride (Exit 294A IH 35 South) at 8:30am & return approximately 6:30 pm
$115.00 includes: Transportation, admissions, & lunch. To guarantee a place on the tour, registration form and fee are due Aug 17.2022. Cancellation policy: Full refund prior to Aug 17, 2022... Tour may be cancelled with full refund if the minimum number of passengers is not met. Triple T Tours reserves the right to change itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control.                               
                                                                                                        




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                                       Two-Steppin’ to Gatlinburg, Smokey Mountains National Park & Pigeon Forge
                                              May 23-28, 2022

Join us as we experience the sights and sounds of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains. We will take the Roaring Fork Smoky Mountains tour in a 4WD jeep that takes us to the western edge of Smoky Mountain National Park. Twist and turn for 6 miles on a loop road in an open air jeep. Enjoy the thrills of an Alpine coaster, and a slower experience of the Aerial tramway. . An optional tour will be to the theme park Dollywood where you can experience rides, music, food and fun. Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud is an exciting show where athletes compete in spring board chop, speed climbing and axe throwing. Learn the history of moonshine with a visit to “The Holler” a part of Ole Smoky Distillery. As you approach the entrance, the distinct smell of cooking and fermenting grains takes over your senses. You will see authentic moonshine stills and take in the entire experience guided by friendly distillers. Take in an award show at the Comedy Barn featuring magicians, fire-eating jugglers, ventriloquists, clean family comedians, as well as live country and gospel music. You will learn the history of the area with another guided tour plus many other attractions and fun.  
Depart May 23 Belton Park and Ride (Exit 294A IH 35 South). Return May 28.
$2599 per person dB occur; $3599 single occ.; includes transfers Knoxville Airport & Gatlinburg, lodging, admissions and 5 meals. Airfare & transfers to departure airport are extra.  

                                                                                                                               Two-Steppin’ to Ireland and Scotland
                                                                                                                            August 1-14, 2022
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      Discover the Best of Ireland and Scotland as we travel from Dublin to Cork, Galway, Donegal, and Belfast.     Cross the Irish Sea to Scotland moving on to Edinburgh, north to Inverness, then south to Glasgow.

Step back in time to visit numerous historical and cultural sites such as Kilmainham Gaol Museum, St Michans Church, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Irish Whiskey Museum (optional),Trinity College (Book of Kells),Guinness Storehouse, Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship (famine ship), Pub crawl (optional), Kilkenny Castle, St. Mary’s Medieval Mile Museum, Guided walking tour of Kilkenny, Blarney Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Burren Centre, Whiskey tour in Galway (optional), Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden, Driving tour of Derry, Giants Causeway, Belfast Black Taxi Tour, Titanic Belfast, Edinburgh Castle, Guided Walk of the Old Course, St. Andrews Links (optional), Historic St. Andrews, Scottish Kilt maker, Inverness Castle, Eilean Donan Castle, Drive through Plockton on the shores of Loch Carron, Glengoyne Distillery (tour optional), Macallan Estate & Distillery, Glencoe Battlefield, Loch Lomond, Glasgow driving tour. Scenic drives including seascapes, cliffs, green pastures, and mountain views are the order of each travel day in Ireland and Scotland.

A highlight of the tour will be attending The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo labeled as one of the most spectacular annual events in Edinburgh that is simply not to be missed. Military bands from all over the world take to the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle to play rousing tunes culminating in the haunting bugle call of the Last Post. We will attend in Royal style beginning with a royal meal and an escort into the event. For more information on sites, visit: https://www.ireland.com; https://www.visitscotland.com
Land Package: $4125 per person double occupancy (Single and triple occupancy rates upon request) Includes: Transportation by chartered coach throughout Ireland and Scotland, Ferry between Ireland and Scotland, 12 nights lodging, 16 meals, Hospitality package to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and miscellaneous tour admissions and guided tours. Airfare is extra and will be available through Triple T Tours at group rates. Airfare will vary depending upon booking date and departure city.
To purchase Travel Insurance go to: http://www.squaremouth.com/21338
To guarantee a place on the tour, registration form and deposit of $500 are due March 16. . Cancellation policy: Full refund prior to March 16, 2022... Tour may be cancelled with full refund if the minimum number of passengers is not met. Triple T Tours reserves the right to change the itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control.
Mail form with check or money order to: Triple T Tours, Box 1962, Belton, 76513 (If credit card used, a 4% service fee will be charged—call 254-770-8905 to make credit card payment)


                                       Two-Steppin’ to Yellowstone National Park 
                   June 21-27, 2022

Join us on an unforgettable visit to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, designated the world’s first national park in 1872, to discover its unique landscape & vast array of animal life. .The combination of prolific wildlife, unique geothermal activity, & sheer beauty is simply unmatched. The Highlights include the opportunity to: Stroll along the boardwalks around Old Faithful, a famous, frequently erupting cone-type geyser that reaches between 100 & 200 feet high. Pass over the 8,878 foot Dunraven Pass. Head to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, which was created by the erosive forces of water thousands of years ago. View the canyon’s Upper & Lower Falls for sweeping perspectives of the area at Inspiration Point & Artist Point. Spend free time at the subtly beautiful travertine terraced Mammoth Hot Springs. Get to know about the park’s wildlife & history at the Visitor Center. Experience the broad Hayden Valley—one of the best places in the park to view wildlife including bison, elk, grizzly bears, moose, coyotes, grey wolves that call the park home. Discover, explore, & learn about the bizarre & fascinating world of geysers, hot pools, & mud pots. See the Fountain Paint Pot, a colorful, geothermal mud pot located in the Lower Geyser Basin. Possibilities also include a hike to off-the-beaten-path spots like Lone Star geyser as well as other amazing thermal oddities. This famous Upper Geyser Basin holds more active geysers than the rest of the world put together. Time to visit the historic park lodges. Enjoy a Western Chuck Wagon Dinner, Yellow bus tour, Sunset Tour on Lake Yellowstone & more.  
Depart on Tuesday, June 21 from home airport to Billings, Montana airport. Return on Monday, June 27 from Cody Wyoming airport to home airport.
Land Package is $3499 (double occupancy) $4199 (single occupancy) includes ground transportation in Wyoming/Yellowstone, lodging for 6 nights, 7 meals, admissions and tour fees per itinerary. Airfare is extra and as of 06/01/21 is approximately $550 round trip. This may change as the tour approaches. To guarantee a space on the tour, contact Triple T Tours by email or phone no later than Monday, June 7. Registration and deposit of $1500 is due June 16, 2021. An additional payment of $1000 is due Nov 1, 2021. Final payment is due May 1, 2022. Cancellation policy: Land package (minus $800) is refundable prior to April 1, 2022. Travel Insurance: www.squaremouth.com/21338 (put 21338 as the answer to “Who do I thank?” Enter all of the requested information, then select the type of insurance.) Tour may be cancelled with full refund if the minimum number of passengers is not met. Triple T Tours reserves the right to change itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control

Two-Steppin’ Down the Texas Forts Trail to Mason &
the Seaquist Home, the Oldest Mansion in Texas 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022

  Travel to the western edge of theTexas Hill Country to Mason surrounded by Texas Wildflower trails. Visit the Mason Square Museum to see some of the area’s Topaz, and an excellent collection including items from Fort Mason & local information on the German settlements. Fred Gipson, author of Old Yeller lived in Mason, TX. See the bronze statue of Old Yeller in front of the library & the beautiful beveled glass doors & windows showcasing the handwork of Texas Wildflowers. Enjoy lunch on your own at one of several cafes around the square.  
  The highlight of the day will be a visit to the Seaquist Home, the Oldest Mansion in Texas. In 1887, Rev. Thomas A. Broad began constructing a handsome, two-story sandstone house north of Mason’s courthouse square on Comanche Creek. The house was later purchased in 1891 by Edward M. Reynolds, a banker from New York, who hired the German architect Richard Grosse to remodel & enlarge the house. In 1919, the property was sold to Swedish immigrant Oscar Seaquist, after which the family made several improvements to the house. Oscar Seaquist died in 1933, leaving his widow, Ada, to care for the mansion until her death in 1972.The Seaquists’ son and daughter-in-law, Garner & Clara Seaquist, began the first major refurbishment of the house in 1972. Work was completed in the summer of 1973 & for the first time the mansion was opened to the public for tours. It received a Texas state historical marker in 1974 & is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Seaquist House Foundation purchased the house in January of 2015 & continues to restore the property.
Depart Wed April 20, 8:30 am Belton Park & Ride (Exit 294A IH 35 South). Return April 20, 6:30pm
$99 per person; includes transportation & mansion tour. 
To guarantee a place on the tour, registration form & fee no later than March 16. No refunds after March 16.  
Tour may be cancelled with full refund if the minimum number of passengers is not met. Triple T Tours reserves the right to change itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control.

      
                                                                                                                                                          Switzerland by Train: Lucerne to Zurich with the Thrifty Texan Two Steppin Tours
                                                                                                                                                                                                     July 6, 2022—Jul 17 2022

Whether it’s the mountainous landscapes or lakeside vineyards, impressive views are around every corner in Switzerland. You’ll soak in the scenery aboard trains that will take you from the city to the countryside and back again. See the iconic Matterhorn from Zermatt, pass snow-capped peaks while riding the famed Bernina Express, and cap off your tour in Zurich where you’ll wind your way through the city’s charming streets.
Your tour package includes: 10 nights in handpicked hotels, 10 breakfasts, 4 dinners with beer or wine, 1 wine tasting, 9 sightseeing tours
Expert Tour Director & local guides;Private deluxe motor coach; 4 train rides
Included highlights: GoldenPass Railway ride, Lavaux Vineyards wine tasting, Chillon Castle, The Matterhorn, Glacier Express train ride, Bernina Express train ride             
  
 For more information contact,     grouptoursite.com/tours/thrifty-texan-two-steppin-tours-switzerland




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Two-Steppin’ Up the Texas Brazos Trail to Waco
Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Travel up the Texas Brazos Trail to the Central Texas town of Waco. The first stop will be McLane Stadium, located on the Brazos River. The $266 million stadium serves not only as the front door to Baylor University but also as the East anchor of downtown Waco. The Tour includes: Baylor Locker Room, Presidential Level, Press Box, Recruit Lounge, Suites and Field Access. Following the tour, lunch will be served in the prestigious Baylor Club housed in the Stadium. While on the campus of Baylor University we will enjoy a guided tour of the Armstrong Browning Library & Museum, a research center devoted to the study of the lives & works of Victorian poets Robert & Elizabeth Barrett Browning with significant holdings in many areas of 19th-century literature & culture. In addition, it is a splendid storehouse of treasures & an architectural jewel with an abundance of stained glass windows, art works, and more. Recognized by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) as one of America’s five most beautiful college libraries. Tour McCulloch House (1866 - 1872), the original two room cabin was built by Dr. Josiah H. Caldwell in 1866, as a home for his wife & five children. In 1870, the house was purchased by Mr. & Mrs. Champe Carter McCulloch who expanded the structure to its present size, Greek-Revival style & the appearance that we see today. Champ Carter McCulloch was a prominent merchant in town along with serving as the Mayor of Waco for eleven years. The house remained occupied by McCulloch family members until 1971. Along with many family heirlooms on display that tell the story of the Caldwell & McCulloch Family, the house showcases watercolor paintings painted by English artist Charles H. Cox, a cotton merchant who painted watercolors in Waco between 1890 & 1901. Experience a driving tour of historic downtown Waco including the Suspension Bridge, County Courthouse, Austin Avenue, Hippodrome, Magnolia Silos, & tornado memorial. The final stop of the day will be at the Soda Shop & Gift Shop of the historic Dr. Pepper Museum. This will be your chance to treat yourself to an old fashioned Dr. Pepper Float or Blue Bell ice cream, etc in a vintage setting.
Depart Tues. Sept 13 from the Belton Park and Ride (Exit 294A IH 35 South) at 8:30 am and return approximately 6:30 pm.
$115.00 includes: Transportation, admissions, & lunch. To guarantee a place on the tour, registration form and fee are due August 17.2022. Cancellation policy: Full refund prior to August 17, 2022... Tour may be cancelled with full refund if the minimum number of passengers is not met. Triple T Tours reserves the right to change itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control.