French Trip 2011 "When Maureen and I proposed a trip to France last year to visit the village of Oradour Sur Glane we were overwhelmed by the response. In fact 23 members were on the trip. Although several members enquired if there would be any trips for this year, 2010, our personal circumstances have not allowed us to organise a trip abroad. BUT in 2011 we will hopefully be organising a continental trip. Below is the outline plan to see who is interested. Destination: France (actual location to be decided on probably about 180 miles from Calais heading west. Duration: 5 nights in one location Time: Mid-May We are hoping to book an hotel so we can visit Monet's Gardens, do a River Seine trip, visit the Normandy Beaches and organise a scenic ride through the Montagne Region (Little Switzerland). There will also be a free day for those wishing to do their own thing or just laze about. The trip will include return channel crossing DoverCalais Ferry and 5 nights bed, breakfast and dinner. Dates and cost will be subject to numbers. The trip is aimed at those making their first (or maybe second) continental outing rather than the experienced Europhiles. To register your interest please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We have already had a good response at August's group night so e-mail asap. You are not committing yourself at this stage and no deposits will be required yet. With kind regards. The SAM Observer September 2010
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The September 2010 edition of "The SAM Observer"