RESERVATIONS FOR THE HISTORIC CROSSINGS BUS TRIP ARE CURRENTLY FULL. PLEASE CONSIDER REGISTERING ON THE WAITLIST. IN CASE RESERVED SEATS ARE CANCELLED, WAITLIST RESERVATIONS WILL BE FILLED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS.
Join Ruthmere this summer for our exclusive bus trip, "Historic Crossings by Land and Sea" hosted by
Bill and Lori Firstenberger!
July 15 Schedule and Itinerary
8am - Travelers begin to arrive at Ruthmere Parking Lot (First Presbyterian Church)
8am-8:25am - Coffee Bar and Boarding Bus
8:30am - Departure from Ruthmere
10:10am - Arrive at Saugatuck and ride Chain Ferry
10:25-11:15am - Free to explore Saugatuck
11:20am - Seated for lunch at Coral Gables Restaurant
12:20pm - Re-board Bus and depart for South Haven
12:45pm - Arrive at South Haven/Michigan Maritime Museum
1:15-2:50pm - Group A on Friends Good Will lake cruise, while Group B explores Michigan Maritime Museum/Town
3:15-4:50pm - Group B on Friends Good Will lake cruise, while Group A explores Michigan Maritime Museum/Town
4:50pm - Re-Board Bus and depart for Elkhart. Depot gourmet dinner sandwiches aboard bus
5:20pm - Bonus Stop at 12 Corners Winery for glass of wine and Celebratory Toast
6:45pm - Arrive at Ruthmere
This one-time event is a single day adventure through transportation and preservation history, but getting there is half the fun! Learn about 27 historic routes of transport and/or points of geographic crossing as we journey in comfort aboard the Royal Excursion Rock Star Motorcoach to beautiful Saugatuck and South Haven, Michigan! Our stops there include:
There may also be time to explore, shop, and take in the sights depending on weather and traveler's desire to walk.
Cost is $200 for general tickets and a special $150 rate for LCT level Ruthmere Members and/or Ruthmere Champions. Seating is limited to 54 registrants, so don't wait to sign up!
302 E. Beardsley Ave.
Elkhart, IN 46514