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Spouse/Guest Program

        Wednesday, September 4, 2002

10 AM - 4 PM

 

A Tour of Boulder! Today you will visit the Little Town nestled between the mountains and reality.

A short ride will lead you into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains where the first stop will be the Red Rocks Amphitheater.  A magnificent natural geologically formed open-air theater.  The allure of the two three-hundred-foot monoliths combined with a naturally occurring theatre set on a mountain stage is not duplicated anywhere in the world.  It provides perfect acoustics for hundreds of famous artists who perform here.  You will be one of the first to visit the Amphitheater’s newly renovated Visitor’s Center.

You will then continue on to the charming college town of Boulder.  There you will be our guest at the Celestial Seasonings headquarters, where 45 different herb and black teas are created.  You will learn all about the fine art of tea during a 45-minute tour of the facilities.  After the tour stop by the Celestial gift shop where ancient proverbs and new-age art blend into unusual gifts; you’ll head to tea-lovers paradise in the Tea Room where you will enjoy the perfect opportunity to put your brand new appreciation for herbal teas to work.  Afterwards, you will enjoy a refreshing lunch in the Celestials Café.

You will then continue on to the Leanin’ Tree Museum  - Voted the “Best Small Museum in the United States” by museum lovers.  There you will have the opportunity to view the extraordinary private collection of traditional and contemporary Western art and sculptures.  The Leanin’ Tree Museum is part of the Leanin’ Tree greeting card world headquarters.  Next you will take a 45-minute tour where you will see the production facility and witness for yourself how the artisans create these award-winning cards.

On your way back to Denver you will drive through the historic neighborhood of Mapleton Hills or the University of Colorado, ranked one of the most beautiful campuses in the United States.  You will return to the hotel at approximately 4:00 p.m.

 

Thursday, September 5, 2002

9 AM - 5 PM

 

Silver and Gold!  You will enjoy a beautiful, scenic drive through the mountains into the heart of the historic mining district to the town of Idaho Springs.  Your guide will describe various sights passed en route, as well as historical information about Idaho Springs.  You will be led to a small family operated working gold mine, which is known the world over for its educational and entertainment features.  The Phoenix Mine has been a prolific gold producer since the 1880s and is still the site where gold can be found.  You will take a 30-minute tour into the mine and gain “hands-on” mining experience, where you will be invited to try mining and keep what you find! 

Then it is onwards to the city of Georgetown.  Here you will enjoy lunch in one of Georgetown’s historical buildings.  Afterwards you will board the Georgetown Loop train in the historic station for the ride to Silver Plume and back.  This portion of the track has been rebuilt and recreates the original line. The track loops over itself in order to climb the steep mountain grade in the six-mile trip.  The rest of the afternoon you will spend on a guided tour, walking through historical Georgetown.  You will have the opportunity to visit one of Georgetown’s museums like the Hamill House, the Hotel de Paris or the Energy Museum.  The Hamill House is a beautiful Gothic Revival style building that was once home of the town’s most famous silver baron, William A. Hamill.  The Hotel de Paris was opened in 1875 and built by a Frenchman who came to Georgetown to seek his fortune in mining.  Georgetown’s Victorian streets also host several charming antique and geological interest shops where you can browse and shop before boarding the bus at 3:30 pm to head back to the hotel.  You will return to the hotel at approximately 5:00 pm.

 

Wednesday & Thursday only: $190 – Advance; $220 – On-site.

*Please note that lunch is included on both days. No breakfast will be provided.

 

 

International Microelectronics And Packaging Society
611 2nd Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C.  20002
Phone: 202/548-4001; Fax: 202/548-6115

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