Upcoming Trips



Coca Cola Plant and State Museum Exhibit
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

For the January Daytimers/Primetimers trip, we will stay in Baton Rouge but still be transported on a bus. The first stop will be the Coca Cola Plant on Plank Road. You have probably seen videos of bottling plants and maybe even seen one in your earlier years, but you will get to see the new modern facility right here in Baton Rouge. Included will be some information about the process. Of course, they will not reveal the secret formula, but you will see them make the cokes.

After the plant tour, we will go to the bounteous buffet at Teppanyaki Hibachi Grill, Sushi & Asian Buffet. If you have never been there, you are in for a treat. The theme is primarily Asian, but there is plenty of “American food” to satisfy most appetites. For those who like to create their own, there is the Hibachi Grill option; and, for those who have learned to eat sushi, your appetite should be filled.

After lunch, the next stop is the Louisiana State Museum, Capitol Park Museum. The Museum is always a treat (as well as one of the best kept secrets in Louisiana). At this time, there will be a special exhibit called “Revolutions.” To quote from their web site: “The powerful idea of individual freedom resonates from the soon-to-open exhibit Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn. Spanning decades of enormous political and cultural changes in the late eighteenth century and early nineteenth century, Revolution! traces how the ideal of popular sovereignty and the radical rethinking of the role of hereditary privilege and slavery soon led to more radical calls for a recognition of universal human rights. The light of this ideal would set off attacks on both sides of the Atlantic, manifesting itself in the American Revolution and the French Revolution.” Some publicity is already being presented, but much more is to come. So, watch the news. http://www.crt.state.la.us/louisiana-state-museum/museum-sites/capitol-park-museum/

Details: cost is $40.00 per person. We’ll board the bus at St. John’s UMC, 8:15-8:30 a.m. and should return around 4:00 p.m. All travelers except St. John’s Primetimers will register by calling Carol Calhoun, 769-3243. The deadline is Saturday, January 3, 2015. For this group, checks should be made to UUMC with “Daytimers” in the “For” field.

As usual, St. John’s Primetimers will register by contacting the church office, 766-4594, with a deadline of Wednesday, December 31, 2014. Make checks payable to “Prime Timers.”

Payment is due upon registration. Because of the large cost of reserving the bus and other expenses, once you commit to go, there can be no refunds. Caution: the bus frequently fills for this type trip, so register early.