Time to see the Cherry Blossoms


By jo Schmeiser CCGM Executive Director


 The Chamber of Commerce for Great Milford and Jor-Lin Tour & Charter are planning upcoming bus trips.

The first trip planned is to see the beautiful Cherry Blossoms in Washington DC.  The bus will be leaving Milford at 8:00 a.m., Saturday April 2, 2011.  The cost of the trip is only $20.00 per person for CCGM Members.  The cost for a non-member is $25.00. The bus will drop off, and pick up, by the Smithsonian Institute Museums. In addition to the several Smithsonian Museums, you can visit many other historical landmarks at “National Mall”, which is better known as our “Nations Front Yard”. 

Several sites are within walking distance including the Capitol, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln & Jefferson Memorials and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. You can check out the Reflecting Pool, where Forrest Gump ran to see Jenny, however I wouldn’t suggest running through it like Forrest did. Most museums and sights are free, so you don’t have to worry about spending a lot of money. The afternoon pick-up time is 3:00 p.m.  The bus driver will then take a driving tour to see all the sights that are not within walking distance. The bus should be back in Milford around 6:00 p.m.

The next trip is set for Saturday June 25, 2011.  This bus is heading to the Big Apple. 

The bus will leave Milford at 7:00 a.m. and will be dropping everyone off at Rockefeller Center, to be picked up at the same place at 5:00 p.m.  There will be one stop on the way home for those who wish to get dinner out of the city.There are several things to do around the drop off area, including visiting Times Square, the Empire State Building, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and several museums.  The cost is $40.00 for CCGM Members and $45.00 for non-members.

Both buses have limited seating, so reserve your space(s) quickly before they’re all taken.

Area maps will be provided, as well as movies for the ride home. Food and beverages are allowed on the bus. Jor-Lin says, “Ride the bus, the gas is on us!”  With the cost of gas prices these days why not let the professionals drive you there?  You don’t have to worry about parking either, with Jor-Lin Tour & Charter.

For more information or to reserve your seat, call the chamber at 422.3344, stop in the chamber at 5 S. Washington Street or send an email request to milford@milfordchamber.com.