about 1 year ago
By Mechelle Currin
MTEE 4th Grade
Mountain Region Trip
October 11th & 12th 2018
4th Grade Experience of a Lifetime!
Fourth Grade Teachers are planning two educational overnight field trips this year. On the first one in October, Chartered buses will take us to many exciting sites in the mountains of North Carolina. We will visit Grandfather Mountain’s mile high swinging bridge and animal habitats, see stalagmites & stalactites at Linville Caverns, visit Linville Falls, go gem mining at Docs Rocks, ride fun rides and ride on a coal train (Historical Transportation) at the Tweetsie Railroad Amusement Park. We will stay at Sleep Inn and eat dinner at the famous Daniel Boone Inn Restaurant. Except for a bag lunch the first day, Meals are included, but you may want extra spending money for souvenirs.
The cost per student is $195. The cost per adult is $220. (Adult ticket prices are higher than kids) Start saving NOW because nonrefundable deposits of $110.00 per person are due by Aug. 31st and the final payment is due by Sept. 14th because we have to confirm reservations and buy tickets ahead of time. Cash or Money orders only!
If you know you want to go email: Currinmo@gcs.k12.nc.us with your name(s) interested in going on this trip. We are trying to determine if we need 2 buses as usual or just 1 bus this year. Deposits will finalize this decision so be sure to have payments ready by the deadline. Thanks so much! We hope you can go to the Mountains, but if not maybe you can save and go on the Outer Banks trip in the Spring. Hope to hear from you soon.
Itinerary for the Mountain Trip
(Day 1)Thursday, October 11th, 2018
5:40 am Students arrive at MTEE – report to the cafeteria(Luggage goes under the bus. Snacks/ lunch/drinks etc. go on the bus)
6:00 am Motorcoaches depart MTEE for the N. C. Mountains (don’t miss the bus)
10:00 am Arrival @ Grandfather Mountain
12:30 pm Picnic Lunch (bring lunch from home)
1:10 pm Leave Grandfather Mountain
2:00 pm Arrive @ Linville Caverns
3:15 pm Arrive @ Linville Falls
5:30 pm Dinner @ Daniel Boone Inn Restaurant Dinner Buffet includes: Fried Chicken, Country Style Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Stewed Apples, Slaw, Biscuits, dessert, and tea. *Meal is included in the price of the trip.
After Supper: Check into Sleep Inn 163 Hwy 105 Ext., Boone NC 28607 (828) 262-0020
(Day 2) Friday, October 12th, 2018
7:00 am Breakfast provided by the hotel
8:45 am Check out / Bus leaves for Tweetsie Railroad
9:00 am Arrival @ Tweetsie Railroad($10 / Tweetsie Bucks will be provided for lunch)
1:45 Load buses to leave Tweetsie for Doc’s Rocks
2:00 pm Doc’s Rocks Gem Mining
3:00 pm Depart for MTEE
6:30 pm Approximate Arrival time @ MTEE