Big Bear Lake, CA — Given the availability of the Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District’s luxury bus (purchased with funds from the Soroptimists’ Man About Town campaign in 2008), Big Bear’s seniors now have opportunity to participate in field trips being billed as Senior Adventures. Big Bear Senior Center Coordinator Tina Nazarian tells KBHR, “We’re just trying to do more things, so I’ve got trips planned all the way through October.” Among those will be a summer adventure to Catalina Island and, in May, a trip to the USS Midway in San Diego, which Nazarian says will be a fun one for seniors and their grandchildren. In the meantime, the first of many senior bus trips starts with a Friday, March 5 excursion to the Agua Caliente Casino, and a shopping expedition to L.A.’s Chinatown on Sunday, March 14; cost for either trip is $27.50 for transportation on the bus. On March 26, seniors can take the field trip to Ventura County to visit the Reagan Presidential Library which, notes Nazarian, “If you haven’t been in the last two years, it now includes Air Force One and the Marine One helicopter used by President Reagan, and you can go inside both of them.” Cost for this trip includes admission, as does an April 23 whale watching expedition. To sign up for any one of the upcoming Senior Adventures, stop by the Big Bear Senior Center (on the Boulevard, across from Baker Pond) or call 584-0323.
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