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Live from KBOO!

Urban Excursions would like to send many thanks to local radio station, KBOO for the amazing senior tour last weekend. Our guests had a blast learning about the history of the station and they even got to take a spin at being a DJ!

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2016 Kick Off!

Wow! Urban Excursions is starting 2016 off with a bang! Our guests were ready for their senior activity today after a nice long holiday break! We visited the Belmont Fire House with a full crew and two new guests! We haven’t visited the BFH with our Exploratory group for well over a year, and many had not been there before. But holy moly! Jack and Gordon took a ride down (yes rode!) the fireman’s pole lead by Captain Ron. Heidi, Rose and Ann all enjoyed the historic photos and movie, Geri and Bobby posed as “fire-women” Mary Ann climbed up into the engine. .. the fun just went on and on. We are very thankful for our friend and are... Read More

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Coffee Shop Concert Series

Urban Excursions is so excited to announce our new Coffee Shop Concert Series! Once a month we invite our guests to attend a private coffee house concert with some of our favorite local musicians. This month we were blessed with the wonderful talents of Dan Haley who shared songs from the Great American Songbook as well as some favorite holiday songs. Our group sang along to some of their favorite songs from the past! Thanks to the Red E Coffee Shop for graciously opening their doors for our senior outing! Great music, great coffee and great friends!!

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Tis’ the Season!

Urban Excursions is getting all geared up for the holiday season! Our senior outings visited the Festival of the Trees over the weekend to view some of the most amazing holiday trees! We welcomed three new guests to this outing and had a great day with friends! Happy Holidays from Urban Excursions!

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Rainy Day? Go Beer Tasting!

Urban Excursions knows a good senior outing for a rainy day in Portland. . .GET BEER! We can’t thank the Loyal Legion Brew Pub and their WONDERFUL staff for showing us a great time and introducing our guests to some great NW beer selections. Even Bobbye (who doesn’t even like beer) came along and was able to try their Blackberry Cider. . .DELISH!   We also spent a fun, rainy day at one of our all time favorites, the Belmont Fire House! As always, our guests got a kick out of the old-fashioned firehouse memorabilia and fun props to tinker with. Special shout out to Ron, who always does a great tour! We love this place!  

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Kim and Jack. . .

Urban Excursions received one of the most inspiring notes today from our guest Kim who is married to Urban Excursionite, Jack! Jack has been going on our senior outings for a few months now. He started with one every other week or so and now participates in all of our Exploratory Adventures. Last week Kim wrote to me: “With these excursions, staff connections, docent information on destinations and fellow travelers Jack has lots to say and share. It has made both of our lives more fulfilling and fun. It has been hard to carry and create all conversations and now with Urban Excursions he can start and hold his own with me, family and friends. I see him becoming much... Read More

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Zoos and Pumpkin Patch!

This last week’s senior outings with Urban Excursions has us all celebrating the wonderful fall weather we have had allowing us to spend a few more days outside! We want to thank the Oregon Zoo for being so accommodating and providing our guests with mobility issues the “Zoomer” (golf cart transportation to exhibits, the best!) And a very Happy Birthday to Jack and Ann this month we celebrated at the Bella Organic Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island this last Saturday with pumpkins, cakes and music! Special thanks to Jack’s wife Kim who made a cake and joined our outing to celebrate!!

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Never a dull moment!!!

Well I have to say, this last weekend’s Urban Excursions, senior outing, to the Onion Festival was quite the surprise! Always ready for the unexpected, our adventurous guests posed with a live Albino Snake! Never a dull moment when participating on senior activities with this group!

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OMSI and Pumpkins-Together at Last!

Thank you OMSI for making our Urban Excursions, senior outings, possible! Our Scenic Senior Activity was able to relax and enjoy our sack lunch, take in a small part of the Everyday Encounters of Music exhibit, and feel the fresh air on our face as we took in the views overlooking the Willamette River! Our guests had a wonderful time! It might be a little early, but Urban Excursions, senior activities, is celebrating fall already. We are ready to get out our pumpkins and let the change of seasons begin! We enjoyed a sunny autumn day at Dennis 7 Dees Nursery. The staff was so nice to our guests and set up a wonderful lunch spot where we enjoyed a... Read More

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