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You know, we just start a month and the month is over.  What happened to August?  I do know this much—plenty of rain, at least in North Tonawanda—like every 3 to 5 days.  Lot of beautiful flowers abound around our communities!

I was thinking of a 40th anniversary story about The Way To Go Tours that I might tell (1983-2023).  There is a lot to try to comprehend In forty years!  Here goes one! 

Once, while touring in the Pennsylvania Capitol building in Harrisburg — there was a delegation dressed in native garb from a country in Africa.  Since I usually wear a sport coat of some kind as tour escort, the African delegation thought I must be someone important.  Besides, I already had a group from Way To  Go Tours tailing me around.

Finally, we all stopped near the rotunda of the capitol, and the Africans were taking photographs and engaging members of our group in conversation.  (I really believe they were happy that someone was paying attention to them.)  After telling them I was not the Governor of Pennsylvania—they finally went their own way!  But it was nice to have their attention—if just for a moment or two!

I just found this out:  Saturday, Aug. 26th 3:15pm.  When President Theodore Roosevelt attended the dedication of the building in October, 1906, he said, “this is the handsomest building I ever saw.”  (This is why I include State Capitol buildings in the Northeast during fall foliage tours or

any capitol I research that might be interesting when Way To Go Tours is  touring any given state.) 

Attention all Basketball fans and Autumn Leaf Peepers!  

Don’t miss our Hoosier Fall Foliage tour to Southern Indiana October 10-13, 2023.  Find out more about the tour at the link below.
Hoosier Fall Foliage Tour

Also, I wrote 2 stories regarding Basketball that I wish to share in celebrating my 40th year of doing tours – click the other 2 links below.  

Growing Up Basketball
Barn Burner of all Barn Burners

Thank you for the nice replies regarding the 3 stories I wrote about visiting Arlington National Cemetery during my 40 years of touring. Glad that you enjoy them! The links are: 
 Starpoint D.C. Tour 1983Serendipity Story • Pentagon Terrorist Attack Sept. 2001

Available Tours:
Find out about each tour by clicking on the link below
Sept. 14—Conewango Valley Amish
Oct. 10-13—Hoosier Fall Foliage
Oct. 19—PA Amish—New Wilmington, PA
Oct. 21—Christmas in the Woods
Nov. 14-15—Miracle of Christmas—Lancaster, PA
Dec. 3 – Buffalo Choral Arts Christmas Concert
Dec. 6—Christmas with Elvis & Friends
Dec. 14—BPO—Christmas Pops with John Morris Russell
Apr. 23-24—DANIEL—Lancaster, PA

Tours with Collette:
Nov. 6-14—Collette: Tropical Costa Rica
Jan. 16-29—Collette: Journey to Antarctica
April 7-16—Collette: British Landscape – optional Paris extension 

Jerry Note: All clients participating on one of our tours during 2023 are receiving a 40th Anniversary Way To Go Tours pen.


Jerry Note: Anyone participating on the October 19th Day-trip to PA Amish in New Wilmington—attention. Susan Hougelman, our local Amish Tour Guide, has written a wonderful, wonderful book on the New Wilmington Old Order Amish called Inside The Simple Life: Finding Inspiration among the Amish. The book can be obtained for $10 and Way To Go Tours will pay the other $10— and this master piece book is yours. Susan will autograph it for you. The book, the $10 toward it is part of The Way To Go Tours 40th anniversary celebration—1983-2023. Thank You, Jerry Waldkoetter, Owner

We use Bedore Tours for our motorcoach transportation. You should know their #1 priority is you. Clicking this link will take you to their website. https://bedoretours.com/healthy/

Single and want to share? Let us know, maybe someone else will call who is also looking to share – this applies only to multi-day trips. We do NOT pair people with others looking to share, with permission we’ll share phone numbers. You decide.

Gift certificates for our motor coach tours are available. CLICK HERE for more information

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