A look back at the fun we have had...
In October 2016, The First National Bank Travel Club toured the Music Cities of New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville. The group experienced the blues, jazz, country and rock ‘n’ roll as well as the cities’ unique architecture, cuisine and history. Highlights included—The French Quarter, Bourbon Street, The Cemeteries, streetcars, Steamboat Natchez and the harbor, a cooking demonstration at the New Orleans School of Cooking, Lake Pontchartrain, St Louis Cathedral, Café Du Monde, a swamp tour with gators, carriage rides, the Civil Rights Museum, Central BBQ, Graceland, Beale Street, Marching of the Peabody Ducks, Sun Studios, Rock N’ Soul Museum, the Parthenon, Gaylord Opryland Resort, the Grand Ole Opry and back stage tour, Ryman Auditorium, RCA Studio B and the Country Music Hall of Fame. It was a fantastic musical tour filled with the distinctive flavors and character these cities have to offer.
In October 2015, the First National Bank Travel Club spent 10 days on the Heritage of America Tour. In New York City they experienced the highlights of Times Square, Grand Central Station, Central Park, Rockefeller Plaza, St. Patrick's Cathedral, 9/11 Memorial, Statue of Liberty, Ellen's Stardust Diner and many other landmarks and sites
In Philadelphia they toured Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Meeting House, Betsy Ross' house, US Mint and the Federal Reserve.
In Lancaster County, PA, they found themselves at a local cooking demonstration and testing, the Wheatland home of our 15th President James Buchanan and took an Amish Country Tour, including a buggy ride, a home and farm visit.
Visiting Blue Ridge, VA, the group experienced the Shenandoah Valley National Park, local cloggers, the Gettysburg Battlefield and the Monticello home of our second President, Thomas Jefferson.
They proceeded to Colonial Williamsburg, PA to view trades, construction, military, political life, food, business, justice; life as in the 1700s. They continued on to Mount Vernon, VA, home of our first President, George Washington.
Washington DC found the group visiting the Capitol, White House and monuments and memorials including: Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, World War I & II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Martin Luther King, Arlington Cemetery and Changing of the Guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Smithsonian, Kennedy Center, Historic Alexandria and the Twilight Monument Tour.
This was a very moving and Patriotic tour that made each of the group proud to be Americans!
In September 2014, the First National Bank Travel Club traveled to the Canadian Rockies. They flew into Calgary, Alberta and made their way west, enjoying an Alberta ranch, the wonderful town of Banff set in the Rockies, Yoho National Park, the Columbia Icefields and Jasper. They then boarded VIA Rail's The Canadian for a unique and wonderful journey through the majestic Canadian Rockies. They then enjoyed the sites of Vancouver, British Columbia before returning home.
In October 2013 the First National Bank Travel Club traveled to Ireland, the Emerald Isle, a land renowned for its “forty shades of green.” They had rollicking fun experiencing the rolling hills, warm people and stately castles. They visited Dublin, Waterford, Killarney and Limerick and explored Ireland’s natural beauty, rich history, and most importantly its hospitable culture.