TNT Newsletter, April 2013
TNT’s March event was very informative and times quite entertaining. With the owner and field representative from Visiting Angels sharing about the mission of the organization, attendees were given excellent information about how to guard against dangerous situations in the home and how to take preventative actions before harmful situations arise. Those in attendance went away armed with excellent information that will hopefully be of much value in the future.
WHY Not Join Us:
On Thursday, April18, TNT will take its second day trip of the year. We will be touring the Gilman Historic Ranch and Wagon Museum in Banning. The Museum celebrates, preserves, and interprets the History of California—from the Cahuilla Indians to the exploration and settlement of Southern California and the San Gorgonio Pass, including the homestead ranch of James Marshal Gilman, 1842-1916. Inside the ranch house visitors will find items owned by the Gilmans—family photos and household items of the era. On the ranch are authentic facilities used for curing olives, storing milk, housing a carriage, and blacksmithing. There are picnic tables shaded by olive trees which were planted by the Gilmans 100 years ago. These are bordered by green lawns and numerous fruit and nut trees.
The ranch also has a museum that displays a collection of authentic wagons, including an overland stagecoach, a “prairie schooner,” and a chuck wagon. Saddles are also on display, plus other artifacts that will help us gain insight into life during the Western Frontier Era.
In close proximity to the ranch house is the location of the infamous murder of a young woman’s father by Willie Boy, a young Paiute Native American. A visit from President Taft to Riverside at that time led the public to believe that the president’s life was in danger. The murder received national press coverage, and a number of versions of the story of the well publicized manhunt followed. One version was the movie, Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here, starring Robert Redford, which was filmed in part at the Gilman Ranch.
Watch for sign-ups on Sundays, April 7 and 14 outside R. 202/208. Cost per person, including transportation and entry to the museum is $10.00. We will leave at 8:50 A.M.
TNT Summer Tour:
Our next TNT Tour will be a four-day, three-night tour of the San Francisco-Napa Valley area. Get ready to join us on this lovely excursion through some of prettiest areas in northern California. San Francisco highlights include a narrated tour of the city: Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, Chinatown, Twin Peaks, and Golden Gate Park.
Unpack only once as all three nights lodging will be in beautiful San Francisco. (Full American breakfast will be provided daily. Then as part of our four-day trip, we will enjoy a delightful three-hour, thirty-six-mile steam train ride through the Napa Valley between Napa and St. Helena (Lunch will be included on this part of the tour). We will also enjoy a ninety-minute “escape from the rock” Bay cruise. A delicious, multi-course luncheon in Chinatown at Cathay House is optional.
Tour dates are Monday-Thursday, August 12-15. Cost: double occupancy: $699.50 per person, Single occupancy: “$959.50 per person. A $150.00 deposit will be due at the time sign-ups are taken on Sundays, April 14 and 21.
Final payment is due Saturday, July 20 (to be mailed directly to Travel Time Tours). Again, if we have 15 travelers, the bus will do a pick-up here at FBR.
This is the only overnight tour TNT will offer this year.
NEXT TNT Ministry Team meeting: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 2:30