EXPERIENCES - a TJ's Travel Club for Seniors
Promoting Friendship & Memorable Life Experiences through Travel
TJ's Travel Club for Seniors was founded in 1984, by Jeff Reed, a retired Gerontologist. Jeff has traveled more than one million miles on escorted tours with senior citizens since then. We have chapters throughout the State of Arizona.
We offer hundreds of one, two and three day tours throughout the Southwest, and several Extended Tours and Cruises every year. The Travel Club has chapters in the Phoenix area, the East Valley and the Sun City area. If you would like to know more about our shorter tours, click on "Newsletter" in the banner at the top of the page. You can download the latest E edition of "Experiences", our monthly newsletter.
If you would like, you can download the latest E Edition of "Experiences", our monthly newsletter by clicking on the tab "Newsletter" at the top of this web page. You will be directed to a PDF file download of the latest E copy. Once downloaded, you can print the newsletter, or you can send it to friends and family.
In addition to providing various trips and tours for our club members, we also customize tours to Arizona and the Southwest for senior groups from around the world.
TJ's Travel Club offers 1, 2 and 3-day tours throughout the Southwest.
We travel, on average, 12 to 14 days each month, visiting interesting destinations throughout Arizona and neighboring States. The Travel Club also sponsors several Extended Tours and Cruises every year to destinations worldwide.
You can download the latest E-issue of the monthly newsletter "Experiences" at the top of this page. Just click on the banner "Newsletter" You can download or email the newsletter to friends!
Why not join us, learning first hand why "we are off our rockers and traveling the world!"
It's easy. Call us at (480) 497-2478. You can also email us at the address on the home page of this web site.
Chaco Canyon National Historical Park
October 3rd-5th, Friday-Sunday
$399 (Double Occupancy) $106 (Single Supplement)
On the first day of this fantastic trip, we’ll head towards Payson with plenty of sightseeing and a stop for coffee and goodies, on our way to Heber to enjoy lunch on self, at The Red Onion—a real Travel Club favorite. After lunch it’s back on the bus and we’ll head for Farmington, NM. We’ll check into our hotel, where we’ll be spending the next two nights. After a refresh, we’ll enjoy Happy Hour together and then it’s on to Los Hermanito’s—one of New Mexico’s best New Mexican restaurants—for dinner on self.
On Day Two we’ll enjoy breakfast, included, at the hotel, and then we’re on our way to Chaco Canyon, where we’ll spend the morning and enjoy a picnic style lunch. Chaco Canyon was an important Anasazi cultural center from about 900 through 1130 A.D. About 30 ancient masonry buildings, containing hundred of rooms each, attest to Chaco’s importance. Some structures are thought to serve as astronomical observatories or calendars. Archaeologists discovered jewelry made from Mexican and Californian materials in ancient trash heaps. Large well-constructed roadways thought to be built for pilgrims, subjects, or traders, lead from sites 50 miles away to the center of Chaco Canyon. In a very real sense, all roads lead to Chaco. Though there is substantial evidence that the Anasazi farmed here, they had to use many dry farming techniques to support themselves. In fact, some archaeologists question whether Chaco Canyon supported itself, or whether outside farming sites sent supplemental food. There is no written record of the Chacoans. Most of what we know about them relies on inference and circumstantial evidence. Almost everything about Chaco is shrouded in mystery. Its structures are huge and its former importance is clear, but we know little about it. Archaeology and speculation rule here. Chaco is a park for the mind. Later in the afternoon, we’ll head back to our hotel in Farmington for Happy Hour, and then dinner on self.
On Day Three, we’ll enjoy breakfast at the hotel, included, and then it’s bags out, and we’ll head for home, with all kinds of great stops and sightseeing along the way. This amazing tour is offered at a really great price, so don’t miss out on the fun—call in your reservations!