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Norweigan Country Christmas Trip

Experience “The Norwegian Capital of Texas” as they hold their annual event to usher in the holiday season. Tour the Bosque Museum, which will be beautifully decorated to reflect the Norwegian heritage of the community; enjoy “The Arts of Christmas” at the Bosque Arts Center; browse the Heritage Village filled with dozens of vendor booths showcasing foods, arts and crafts; and experience an authentic Norwegian lunch at the Clifton Civic Center.   Cost of lunch and bus transportation is $30 for members and $33 for non-members.

Klyde Warren Park Tour

TIAA members will visit this new, one-of-a-kind park which creates a green space “out of thin air”, connects Uptown, downtown and the Dallas Arts District and offers a wonderful way to experience the Dallas skyline.  This 5-acre park is built over a recessed eight-lane freeway and is covered with natural, sustainable landscape including 322 trees.  One of TI’s founders, J. Erik Jonsson, really made this park possible in the 1960s when, as Dallas’ mayor, he decided to recess the Woodall Rodgers freeway.  Public-private funds finished the job in 2012.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Get ready to amaze your brain through hands-on learning experiences by joining us on a visit to this “world of wonders”.  We will meet  their iconic 35-foot Malawisaurus fossil, eat lunch (on your own) at the Museum Café, and wander through eleven hands-on exhibit halls on a self-guided tour.  All public areas are accessible by either elevator or ramp to accommodate wheelchairs, scooters, walkers and visitors who prefer to avoid stairs. Comfortable shoes are recommended.  Our bus will leave at 10:00 a.m. and return at 3:00 p.m. Cost is $20 per member and $22 per nonmember.

Christmas at the George W. Bush Museum

 Let’s go back in time to see how Christmas was celebrated at the White House in in 2003 as we visit the George W. Bush Museum on the SMU campus. Among the exhibit’s attractions will be a number of the hand-crafted decorations depicting beloved storybook characters that were displayed throughout the White House. The interactive museum galleries will be available, the 911 area is very touching and you may sit in the Oval Office to pose for a picture.

In-Sync Exotic Wildlife Rescue

Join us for a private, guided tour of a wonderful, non-profit facility that accepts large cats from neglected, abused and unwanted conditions. The stories of each cat are posted on the cages so that you can learn about the 92 tigers, lions, cougars, leopards, cheetahs, bobcats, lynx, servals and ocelots that call In-Sync home. They neither buy nor sell nor trade nor breed these animals; but, instead, provide them with a safe, loving, nurturing home for the remainder of their lives.

Pegasus Theater "Living Black and White" Play

Pegasus Theater presents XSR:Die!, Eisemann Center, Richardson, TX, Thursday, January 17, 2013 – Henry Hunsacker returns with yet another hilarious adventure.  XSR:Die! (in theater lingo this means to Exit Stage Right and die) takes place backstage at a Baltimore Theater.  It is opening night of a new play, the author makes last-minute changes , a shot rings out and someone falls dead!  Harry, a would-be actor and detective, has stumbled into the wrong theater and things just got more complicated.

Dickens of a Christmas

Let’s  ride our bus to McKinney’s premier festival, the 32nd annual Dickens of a Christmas. This event has an old fashioned, Victorian Christmas atmosphere with horse-drawn carriages, traveling carolers, visits with Santa Claus, a Christmas-tree lighting ceremony and activities for all ages.  We will do some of that holiday shopping in one place with over 100 boutiques, art galleries, bookstores, apparel stores, gift shops, antiques, eat dinner at a café of your choice and be back at TI by 8.  Cost of transportation is $10 for members and $11 for non-members.

D/FW Operations Tour (SOLD OUT)

Ever wonder what happens behind the walls in secure areas of DFW Airport? Come on a private tour of their Administration Building to watch an interactive display of hundreds of flights all over the world, learn about various wildlife and security problems, and then visit the Fire and Police Stations. Our last stop will be Founders’ Plaza, which offers magnificent views of aircraft as they take off and land and provides a radio broadcast of air-traffic-control communications from the FAA tower. We will depart at 9 a.m. a.m. for the 10 a.m. tour, which lasts 2 hours.

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