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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. 

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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NEW SPECIAL Jan-June 2020
If your birthday falls within 5 days of a day trip you are attending you get $5 off.  If its your anniversary is within 5 days before or after the trip and both people in the couple are attending a day trip, you each get $5 off.  You must specify BDAY or ANNIVERSARY special when you register.  Good for trips Jan through June 2020. 

Upcoming Trips 

I'm pleased to be offering trips and thankful for those who are going to explore the Northland with me. We have wonderful places to go see and talent to witness.  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 number of participants is needed by the deadline for a trip to go.  To be complete your registration must include payment.  

Go on 2 trips in 2020 and your 3rd trip in 2020 is $10 off. 


Make your reservations early.
Trip sizes are typically 22 people. 
Some trips will be open to larger group sizes.

MARCH 7 (Saturday)   NOW WILL BE JUNE 6
The Music Man at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater 
We will head to this fine theater for lunch and the 1 pm show. A special place and lively show.  I will seat groups together and for solo participants you'll have a spot, too within a group table to eat and enjoy the show.  Meet someone new.  Enjoy conversation.

CANCELLED - not enough people for this date

Rescheduled for June 6 - Saturday
Non-snow time of year. Contact me if you are interested.

MARCH 29 (Sunday)

Spring Fest: Arts and Craft Fair Canterbury Park, Shakopee     
Stroll through booth after booth of this deluxe fair, buy items made from artists, and chat with creative people.  Spring fever reliever.  You'll have over 3 hours at the fair.   
Yes -there is space on the bus for carrying larger items back. 
Leave Perkins West at 9:00 a.m.   (NOTE THIS IS AN EARLIER START). 
Return 6:45 p.m.
$80    Admission included.
Please register by March 1
Seats available as of 2/5 - 10 seats
PLease register early.  Payment is required for your official registration. 

APRIL 5 (Sunday)
Great Expectations, Charles Dickens – Theater in the Round, Minneapolis with brunch at Grand Buffet, Hinckley.
Leave Perkins West 9:15 a.m.
Return 7:15 p.m.
$110  Lunch included.
Please register by March 10
Seats available as of 2/5 - 17 seats

APRIL 18 (Saturday)
Minnesota History Center and cool short mystery stop   Awesome exhibits at this St. Paul museum.  Learn more about Minnesota Extra exhibits are on Prince and Native Americans in Minnesota.
Leave 8:30 a.m. from Perkins West
Return 6:30 p.m.
$85  Admission included.
Please register by April 1
Seats available as of 2/5 - 19 seats

MAY 10 (Sunday)
Shepherd’s Harvest Fest 
Lake Elmo fairgrounds – festival of wool/sheep    Animals, vendors, music. A must for people who knit, crochet, or weave. Room on the bus to take your purchases home. Over 3 hours at the event.
Please register by April 20. 
Leave Perkins West at 8:30 a.m.
Return 5:30 p.m.
Seats available as of 2/5 - 20 seats

JUNE 5 (Friday)  
Fish, Fish, Fish
Tour a fish hatchery, meet commercial fisherman Bodin Fish House, and see artifacts and exhibits at the Marine Museum in Bayfield.  A whitefish lunch is included. 
Great Father's Day gift idea. 
Leave Perkins West at 10 a.m.
Return 5 p.m.
Please register by May 15.
Seats available as of 2/5 - 20 seats


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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.