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Up North Excursions Day Trips explore and support arts, music, history, and nature in the Northland
Life-long learning and community building. 

If you are interested in a trip, please let me know.  The sooner the better.  I'll let you know if there is space and the status of the trip. 

Thank you to The Senior Reporter magazine for the article in the April issue. 
Nice meeting the Refire group in Cloquet/Carlton. Good to visit with AARP in Lakeside in May.

I hope to have you join me on a future trip! 

Wendy Grethen
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Offering day trips since 2016
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Upcoming Trips  2019 
I am pleased to be offering trips and thankful for those who are going to explore the Northland with me.    
Please check with Wendy if there are seats available.

Please make sure that when you write out a check it is made to Wendy Up North.
A minimum is needed by the deadline for a trip to go.  
Go on 2 trips in 2019 and your 3rd trip in 2019 is $10 off. 

November 17 (Sunday) - Annie the Musical
Enjoy a live performance with fun tunes and a touching story at the historic Chief Theater - Paul Bunyan theater in Bemidji. Admission included for the 2 p.m. show.  We will, of course, make a photo stop at Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.  Have you visited them before?  Lunch (not included) will be at the Harmony Natural Foods Co-op with plenty of delicious, nutritious options of fresh soup, salad, and sandwiches.  
Leave Perkins West at 9:15 a.m. 
Return at 7:15 p.m.

Registration deadline is October 22.
14 seats available as of 10/10  

November 21 (Thursday) Phantom of the Opera at the Orpheum Theater

Andrew Lloyd Weber has contributed so much to musicals. Whether this is your first time seeing this performance or have seen it multiple times it's always a treat to watch live theater and be there with the live music and performance. 
Leave at 8:30 a.m.
Matinee show. Front half seating, main floor, side.
Lunch included at a restaurant on the way down.
Return about 6:30 p.m.

As of 7/11, there are no seats available. Waiting list only. 

December 8 (Sunday)
Rittenhouse Wassail House Concert & Lunch, Bayfield
Wonderful holiday celebration in a Victorian setting. Delicious food, seasonal music, and tradition.   You may now sign up for this day trip - perfect for the holiday time.  Come again if you came last year.  Sign up early if you missed it last year.  I have reserved more seats this year but do sign up early. 
Leave Perkins West at 8:45 a.m.
Return at 4:45 p.m.
A pickup/drop-off may be added at Perkins in Superior if enough people are requesting it. 
Registration deadline October 20
 As of 10/10 there is are no seats available. Inquire about being on the waiting list. 

Here is a proposed trip list for the first few months in 2020. 

Swans (outdoor)(Monticello) and Indian Trading Post (Mille Lacs)
Healthy Life Expo - Minneapolis
Music Man - Chanhassen Dinner Theater
Spring Craft/Art Fair, Canterbury Park, Shakopee
Great Expectations - Theater in the Round, Minneapolis
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul and Moose Lake Agate Center
Shepherds Harvest Fest, Lake Elmo
Fish, Fish, Fish - Fish Hatchery tour, meet with Bayfield commercial fisherman, and Marine Museum.  Fish lunch, too.

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This year so far we've gone to Crex Meadows to see Sandhill Cranes, Bayfield Apple Fest, MN State Fair, Land of the Loon Fest in June, Hayward Lumberjack show in June, Bayfield in Bloom garden tour on June 1, Chanhassen Dinner Theater - Feb 6, Minneapolis Institute of Art/Como Park Conservatory Dec 29, and Bayfield's Rittenhoue Wassail Concert lunch Dec 9.
Last fall, we went to the Minnesota Zoo, Stone Lake Crannberry Fest Oct 6, to Ely to the Dorothy Molter Museum and North American Bear Center on Sept 15 and to the MN Landscape Arboretum on Sept 21.