The LiNK Events


Iowa More or Loess!
Monday August 24 and Tuesday, August 25, 2015
• $359/person double or twin occupancy
• $419/person single occupancy
• $344/person triple/quadruple occupancy
   (see details below!)

Join us for this Two-Day Motorcoach Tour! An Intriguing, interesting FUN look at our state's "West Coast."

Monday August 24 2015 (B,L,S)
6:15 AM - Join the group for breakfast before departure at Love-A-Latte in Eldora

7:00 AM Motor coach leave for western Iowa’s Loess Hills
An expert local guide is with us today so you see, experience and understand the attractions

11:30 – 12:15 PM Harrison County Historical Village and Visitor Center
(10 min. Loess Hills orientation film, beautiful scenic overlook of Loess Hills region)

12:45 PM - Pulled pork sandwich lunch served in the rustic lodge at Sawmill Hollow
Following lunch, learn about the many health benefits of aronia berries at Iowa’s only aronia berry farm, taste various aronia foods and unique aronia berry wine!

2:15 – 3:15 PM Tour Loess Hills Lavender Farm
(learn how to cook, clean and heal with lavender products from this 1,100 acre farm)
Following our tour, enjoy an afternoon snack of lavender cookies and lemonade

3:45 – 4:30 PM Visit Honey Creek Creamery
(meet the goat herders and learn how chevre, French-style goat cheese, is made)

Overnight – Hampton Inn – Council Bluffs
(there are restaurants and a casino in our hotel for dinner and evening on-your-own)

Tuesday August 25 2015 (B,L)
Breakfast buffet served at our hotel
Again today we drive the scenic Loess Hills National Scenic Byway with expert local guide aboard our coach to explain the many interesting sights and answer your questions

Visit Lewis & Clark State Park
(coffee and rolls are served as we hear the fascinating story of the keelboats used by Lewis & Clark. Weather permitting, we’ll actually step aboard a replica keelboat to shoot the cannon!)

Tour Onawa Veterans Museum and a brief stop at the “Turin Man” site, where 6,000 year old skeletons have been found

Home-cooked lunch served by the ladies’ circle of a local church
(variety of salads, main course, fresh vegetables, desserts, tea or coffee)

Visit Moorhead Cultural Center & Loess Hills Visitor Center in a restored country school

Visit historic Ingemann Danish Lutheran Church
(the 1884 church and cemetery are a fascinating look back at our pioneer heritage)

Tour Mann Country School House
(go inside this completely restored original country school in a spectacular Loess Hills setting!)

See the dramatic view from the Loess Hills Forest Overlook
(panoramic view of Missouri River Valley for miles in all directions from a handicapped accessible deck)

Loess Hills State Forest Visitor’s Center
(exhibits explain the unique geological origins of Loess soil)

We’ll make a stop for dinner on-your-own on our way home this evening

9.00 PM arrival back home in Eldora. W e l c o m e H o m e !

Included in your tour:
• Admissions and tours to listed attractions as shown in daily itinerary
• Expert local guide aboard our coach both days of our tour (tip included for guides)
• 5 meals (2 breakfast, 1 snack, 2 lunch) including non-alcoholic drink, tax and tip
• Two $5 coupons (one to use at any stop Aug 24th, the other at Loess Hills Visitor Center Aug 25th)
• Overnight lodging at Hampton Inn, Council Bluffs (includes room and tax)
• Hawkeye luxury motor coach reserved and operated exclusively for your group
• Professional, uniformed driver (tip included for your driver)
• Luggage handling (limited to one suitcase per passenger not exceeding 50 pounds total weight)
   NOT included:
• Bar drinks, non-included meals, shopping, any items or services of a personal nature
   Fares (amounts shown are per person for complete travel and tour package)
• $359/person double or twin occupancy (two people sharing hotel room with 1-2 beds)
• $419/person single occupancy (private hotel room for one person)
• $344/person triple/quadruple occupancy (3-4 people sharing hotel room with 2 beds)
   Deposit- $100/person due when making reservations
   Final payment date - July 17 2015 - NO refunds after final payment date

Contact Natasha. 641-939-3407

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Featuring Memphis, Nashville & St. Louis
7 Days • November 15 – 21, 2015
Presented by Hardin County Savings Bank

This Holiday Journey Highlights Music “Made in America” - The Blues, Country and Rock N’ Roll - Combined with the Sights and Sounds of the Holiday Season on Display in Three Great American Cities
Day 1 – Sunday, November 15 • Sikeston, Missouri
Depart early this morning and travel south into Missouri for your first overnight in Sikeston. Break stops and lunch will be on your own along the way. Tonight enjoy a delicious and fun dining experience at Lamberts Restaurant, home of the “Throwed Rolls”. (D)
Day 2 – Monday, November 16 • Memphis, Tennessee
After an included breakfast at the hotel, board your coach and travel into Memphis. Your first stop will be the Civil Rights Museum, located at the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated. Lunch on your own and free time for shopping in downtown Memphis will follow before viewing the famous “Parade of the Ducks” at the Peabody Hotel. Check into the Memphis hotel for a two-night stay, then enjoy dinner and some of that great American Music at the Rum Boogie Café. That will be followed by some free time on the most famous street in Memphis – Beale Street - where there are shops galore and more of that American Music sound to enjoy. (B,D)
Day 3 – Tuesday, November 17 • Memphis Touring
You have breakfast at the hotel before a full day of touring in Memphis, much of it devoted to music. It begins with a Backbeat Tour Guided by a Local Musician and includes visits to Sun Studios where the Million Dollar Quartet was recorded as well as the Rock N’ Soul Museum which explores this River City’s musical heritage. You have lunch included today at Coletta’s, one of Elvis Presley’s favorite restaurants and this afternoon you visit Presley’s home, Graceland. Tour portions of the home and his burial place and see his airplane and some of his cars. Return to the hotel to relax before dinner and a culinary demonstration at the Central Bar B.Q. Overnight in Memphis. (B,L,D)
Day 4 – Wednesday, November 18 • Nashville, Tennessee
Yet another great breakfast awaits you before departing Memphis for the home of Country Music, Nashville. Along the way you experience a “Bit of That Country” with a visit to Loretta Lynn’s Museum in Hurricane Mills, followed by lunch at Loretta’s Kitchen. You arrive in Nashville this afternoon where the first stop will be the historic Belle Meade Mansion, once the centerpiece of a 5400-acre plantation. A tour is included of the Mansion along with a culinary demonstration. Next you check into the glorious Opryland Hotel for a two-night stay with the remainder of the afternoon and evening free to explore this magnificent resort featuring three unique gardens, a delta with flatboats you can ride and all decorated for the holidays. (B,L)
Day 5 – Thursday, November 19 • Nashville Touring
Breakfast is included at the hotel before you board the coach for a Guided Tour of the highlights of Nashville. One of the stops will be at the RCA Studio B where many of the great stars recorded their music. We have arranged for you to be a star too and record a special song, so bring your best voice. Lunch will be served at the WildHorse Saloon where country dance lessons are included. This afternoon learn about the Grand Ole Opry by touring the original location, the Ryman Auditorium, along with a backstage tour of the current production. Tonight you have dinner included at the Back Stage Grill to be followed by a performance of the Grand Ole Opry. Overnight in Nashville (B,L,D)
Day 6 – Friday, November 20 • St. Louis, Missouri
As usual, your breakfast is included and we prepare to depart Nashville for St. Louis. Before we leave you have admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum which celebrates the colorful history and the artists of country music. Your deluxe coach then transports you to St. Louis, another city known for its musical heritage. After checking into the hotel, you can enjoy dinner and some live entertainment at BB’s Blues, Jazz and Soups Restaurant. To conclude your day you can take in the 30th Annual Anheuser-Busch Holiday Light Display featuring more than half a million lights. Overnight in St. Louis. (B,D)
Day 7 – Saturday, November 21 • Gateway Arch & Home
Partake in breakfast at the hotel, then enjoy a visit to the beautiful Gateway Arch. Included will be a ticket for you to ride the tram to the top of this magnificent 630-foot high memorial to westward expansion. On the way home, lunch and break stops will be on your own with some singing and maybe dancing on the coach. Anticipated return time will be early evening. Happy Holidays! (B)
*Tri-State Travel reserves the right to change any arrangements listed in this itinerary. Should conditions necessitate changes: substitution of equal value or cancellations of the arrangements may occur.
*Tri-State Travel reserves the right to add any fuel surcharges that we receive from all of our vendors i.e.: airlines, cruise lines, motorcoach companies, etc. Additional costs may be added any time prior to travel.

Payment/Cancellation & Refund Policy (Tour Participant):
• $100.00 per person deposit due with reservation
• Balance of payment due on or before September 1, 2015
• Cancellations received on or before September 1, 2015 will receive a full refund
• Cancellations received after September 1, 2015 and prior to October 1, 2015 will be assessed 25% of the per person tour price
• Cancellations received between October 1, 2015 and October 15, 2015 will be assessed 50% of the per person tour price
• Cancellations received after October 1, 2015 will forfeit the entire tour price
Travel Protection Plan is available and strongly recommended. Premium is non-refundable unless the entire tour is cancelled. Any surcharges and/or tax increases received from suppliers for this package (Airlines, Cruise Companies, Hotels, etc.) may result in an increase in the per person price of your tour package. For those individuals who have purchased the Travel Protection Plan, this may also result in an increase in your Travel Protection Plan premium.

Responsibility Clause
Tri-State Travel and Hardin County Savings Bank in offering this tour, do so only as agents as outlined in this brochure. Therefore, Tri-State Travel and Hardin County Savings Bank shall not become liable or responsible for any loss, injury or damage to person, property or otherwise in connection with any accommodations, transportation or other services or resulting directly or indirectly from acts of God, dangers incident to the waters, fire, breakdown in machinery or equipment, acts of governments or other civil disturbances, strikes, riots, thefts, pilferage, defaults, delays, or cancellations of or changes in itinerary, accommodations or schedules. The right is reserved to decline, to accept or retain any person should a person’s health, mental or physical condition or general deportment impede the operation of the tour or the rights or welfare or enjoyment of the other passengers and a refund of the unused land tour services is the limit of the agent’s liability should such a person be required to terminate the tour. The right is reserved to withdraw the tour at any time and liability is limited to refund of all monies received. No refunds will be granted for unused portions of this tour unless arranged with the operator’s approval in writing in advance. Application for membership and / or posting deposit for this tour shall constitute the participant’s consent to the above terms and conditions.

For Additional Information Or To Make A Reservation Contact:
Natasha Phillips
Hardin County Savings Bank
P O Box 311
Eldora, IA 50627
(641) 939-3407

Your Tour Includes*:
• Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
• Six Nights’ Lodging
• Luggage Handling for One Piece Per Person
• Full-Time Tour Director
• 14 Meals
• All Attractions & Activities per the Itinerary and All Taxes & Gratuities for Included Lodging, Meals and Attractions
Not Included: Travel Insurance Protection Plan, Gratuities for the Driver & Tour Director, Any Optional Meals or Attractions and Any Items of a Personal Nature.
Price Per Person:
$1,699.00 - Quad 4 to a Room
$1,779.00 - Triple 3 to a Room
$1,949.00 - Double 2 to a Room
$2,389.00 - Single 1 to a Room

Contact Natasha. 641-939-3407

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Hawaiian Adventure
Three Islands featuring Oahu, Kauai and Maui
February 04 – February 13, 2016

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Contact Natasha. 641-939-3407

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The LiNK Travel Disclosure


The following travel policy has been adopted by The LiNK club of Hardin County Savings Bank. Group travel with friends and neighbors is a benefit to our members. All details and reservations have been made for you, so you may enjoy a well- planned, worry free tour. We work to secure the best seats and travel comfort for you.
RESERVATIONS: To make a reservation, you may contact Natasha Phillips at (641)939-3407, or email Checks should be made payable to Hardin County Savings Bank. We can debit payments from your account upon request. Down payment is due upon reservation when required.
WAITING LIST: Once a trip has been filled, a waiting list is started. Please do not hesitate to put your name on the list. Cancellations are common right up to the day of the trip, and we always want to fill every seat.
PRICING: Based on the projected number of travelers and on a break even basis. We aim to provide you a first class trip for the best price. First preference will go to our club members. Guests or nonmembers are welcome at an additional cost of $10 per person for day trips. Keep in mind, anyone who meets The LiNK qualifications may join the LiNK Club see the club director for details!!
PAYMENT: Booking far in advance ensures the best price, seats and rooms will be reserved for our group. Full payment or down payments will hold your seat. All payments are due by the deadline listed.
CANCELLATIONS: Please notify the club director as soon as possible if you have to cancel. This ensures those on the waiting list the opportunity to go. Being that each tour is planned with a target number of travelers, it is essential to keep us informed.
TRANSPORTATION: In the event transportation is not included in an event package, you may communicate your interest to the director. Opportunity for transportation will be provided if the required number of those interested in transportation is met. The additional cost of the transportation be divided among the travelers. (Day trips and extended trips always have transportation provided)