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Discover the fascinating lifestyle of the Amish people on a day spent in Lancaster, Pa. The day begins with a 45-minute narrated ride on America’s oldest operating railroad. Nestled in the low hills of the Amish countryside is the Strasburg Rail Road, which has been operating since 1832. This beautifully restored train car is pulled by an historic steam engine on a nine-mile roundtrip journey to Paradise, Pa.

Lunch will be a very unique experience in an actual Amish farmhouse where the Stoltzfus family will shares stories of life in Lancaster. After a hearty meal, there will be time to visit the pony barn, the Stoltzfus wood working studio and to shop for baked goods and other handmade items. In the afternoon, there will be a driving tour led by a woman who grew up as Old Order Amish. She will tell stories of working the farmland and raising a family in Lancaster.

This promises to be a very special day to learn about the Amish people, eat a delicious meal and view some spectacular fall foliage in Lancaster, Pa.! 

 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Tuesday, Oct. 16


Activity No. 7002.218
$155/$150 for MCC district residents, which includes deluxe motor coach transportation, train ride, Amish lunch, guided driving tour, a morning snack and a driver’s tip. Pick-up and drop-off location TBD.* Arrive at 7 a.m. Bus leaves promptly at 7:15 a.m. and returns at approximately 7 p.m. Please make checks payable to Excursionaire. Questions? Contact  Maureen Cyron at 703-323-9040 or cyronfam@aol.com.

Online registration is not available for tours and day trips. Please contact the registrar at 703-744-9365, TTY: 711, for registration options.

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Old Firehouse Friday Night Trip
Shocktober in Leesberg
Friday, Oct. 19, 4:30-11 p.m.

Activity No: 5302.218
$60/$50 MCC district residents

We invite the brave-hearted to join the Old Firehouse on our haunted journey searching for ghosts, zombies and whatever creepy creatures might appear in the night. Admission and dinner are included in the fee. Bring additional money for snacks and souvenirs as desired.

OFC Teacher Work Day Trip
Monday, Nov. 5, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Activity No: 8402.218
$65/$55 MCC district residents

Relive the summer with us at Massanutten Indoor Waterpark. It will be a day filled with speedy water slides, lazy river floating and arcade games. Admission and arcade cards at Massanutten Waterpark are included in the fee. Bring $20 for lunch and additional money for snacks and arcade credits as desired.

OFC Teacher Work Day Trip
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Activity No: 8403.218
$100/$90 MCC district residents

Prepare to be blown away by this trip to iFly! iFly is an indoor sky diving adrenaline rush activity that has you floating in mid-air. Following our flight, we will watch one the newest movie releases at a nearby movie theater. Admission to iFly, lunch and movie tickets are included in the fee. Bring additional money for movie concessions and arcade games as desired.

Albemarle County, Virginia
Wednesday, Dec. 5

James Monroe, our fifth president lived at his home named Highland (now named Ash Lawn) for 25 years. It was Thomas Jefferson who encouraged Monroe to purchase Highland which was adjacent to Jefferson’s home, Monticello. Unfortunately, due to increasing debt, Monroe was forced to sell his beloved estate in 1825. Fittingly, the home is now owned and operated by Monroe’s alma mater, the College of William and Mary. Our guided tour consists of the house and any additions that Monroe made. Just recently archaeologists discovered the foundation of a much larger house now presumed to be Monroe’s home.

Lunch will be at Michie Tavern, opened in 1784 and is designated as a Virginia historic landmark. The lunch will be traditional and homemade southern fare. The Tavern Gift Shop and General Store will be filled with holiday goodies.

Monticello is our last stop of the day because there is so much to explore. Jefferson began creating and building Monticello at the young age of 26 and modeled it after the designs of the Italian Renaissance architect, Andrea Palladio who Jefferson greatly admired. For Jefferson, Monticello was an ongoing project. Started in 1772, this grand estate started out as a plantation house but after Jefferson’s trips to Europe as Secretary of State, many of the classical buildings of Italy and France influenced Jefferson’s designs. The outbuildings and slave quarters may also be visited.

Do not miss this opportunity to learn about the lives of two presidents who helped shape our great nation and enjoy a delicious lunch at the famed Michie Tavern. Ash Lawn and Monticello will be decorated for the holidays.

Activity No. 7003.218
$160/$155 MCC district residents, which includes deluxe motor coach transportation, admission to Highland and Monticello, buffet lunch, a morning snack and a driver tip. Please arrive by 6:45 a.m., bus leaves promptly at 7 am. Tour returns approximately at 7 p.m. Pick up place TBD. Please make check to Excursionaire.

Questions? Contact Maureen Cyron at 703-323-9040 or cyronfam@aol.com.
Monticello with columns


Online registration is not available for tours and day trips. Please contact the registrar at 703-744-9365, TTY: 711, for registration options

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OFC Friday Night Trip
Friday, Dec. 7, 3:30-11 p.m.
Activity No. 5303.218
$35/$25 MCC district residents

Spend a night watching not one, but TWO blockbuster features! Join the Old Firehouse as we head to AMC Tysons for two movies and dinner at the food court. Movie tickets are included in the fee. Please bring $20 for dinner and additional money movie concessions as desired.

OFC Winter Break Trip
Wednesday, Dec. 26, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Activity No: 8301.218
$70/$60 MCC district residents

Eat, drink and play games! Dave and Buster’s offers one of the best dining and entertainment experiences around. Buffet lunch and a $25 game card with unlimited arcade game play are included. Bring additional money for ticketed arcade games as desired.

OFC Winter Break Trip
Thursday, Dec. 27, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Activity No: 8302.218
$80/$70 MCC district residents

Speed-lovers, experience a thrill like no other at this state-of-the-art indoor go-karting facility! Please wear appropriate clothing for the activity, as well as closed toe shoes. A signed waiver is required by for participation. Lunch and races are included in the fee.  A signed waiver is required by for participation.

OFC Winter Break Trip
Friday, Dec. 28, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Activity No: 8303.218
$65/$55 MCC district residents

Explore all that this one of a kind facility as we journey to Zavazone.  At Zavazone you can go from casual jumping, to testing your dodgeball skills, to unleashing your ninja warrior abilities, plus more.  After getting our exploration, we will get some lunch before catching one of the newest blockbuster movies.  A signed waiver is required by Zavazone for participation.  Lunch, movie tickets and admission are included.  Appropriate exercise clothing required.  Bring money for additional snacks and movie concessions as desired.

OFC Winter Break Trip
Wednesday, Jan. 2, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Activity No: 8304.218
$60/$50 MCC district residents

Chill out racing down snowy hills on the tubes or take the ice, lace up your skates and glide around the rink. During the day we’ll warm up inside by having an amazing lunch! Admission for tubing/ice skating and lunch included in the fee. Bring additional money for snacks as desired.