TEXAS GIRLS’ CHOIR

2008 GREECE & ITALY TOUR

July 1 – 14, 2008

TUESDAY, JULY 1STARRIVE:  11:45 AM at DFW Airport – KLM Flight #KL670 – Terminal D Gate 15 for departing flights and look for the KLM Ticket Counter.  Come there and you will be directed where to go to assemble and have refreshments.  For updated flight and gate information call – 1-800-447-4747 or check the KLM website at www.klm.com CHECK-IN with your chaperone and do not leave the area!  WEAR:  Howdy T-shirt, jeans, watch, footlets, navy tennis shoes, fanny pack and navy all weather coat.  (Do you have your 10 - $1.00 bills?) Please be on time!  ALL of your luggage will be delivered to the airport and will be there waiting for you. When you arrive get your suitcase and overnight bag from Joe. Everyone will have to check-in their own luggage. *PARENTS be sure to see Mrs Donita Garza to have your message to your daughter recorded. Give your prescription medications to Mrs. Owen and Mrs. Noriega. We will pre-board the plane. GO THROUGH SECURITY around 1:45 PM. Be ready to open your bags. Please be very polite. BOARD: around 2:30 PM at Gate 15 (tentative) for Amsterdam. DEPART: at 3:05 PM. Settle in for your 9 hours and 15 minute overnight flight. Good Bye U.S.A! DINNER on the plane. Yum! LIGHTS OUT at 8:00 PM Texas time. Relax and take a nap. Try to get some rest. GOOD NIGHT! Do you miss your boots?

WARDROBE:  (wear to airport)  Howdy T-shirt, jeans, watch, navy tennis shoes, footlets, fanny pack and navy all weather coat. 

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 2ND (In the air – we “lost” some time – Greece is 8 hours ahead of Texas time). GOOD MORNING – (in flight.) BREAKFAST (you must take a tray and eat) on the plane.  After breakfast – take turns going to the restroom – brush your teeth and freshen up a bit. Check all around your seat for your things.  ARRIVE: in Amsterdam, the Netherlands at 7:20 AM. We will have to get off the plane and take our carry-ons. You will have a little time in the terminal, then we will go to the gate of our next flight – KLM – Flight #KL1575. We will BOARD around 9:00 AM and DEPART: at 9:25 AM. Find your seat and settle in for our 3 hour and 20 minute flight to Athens. Set your watch to Athens time. LUNCH on the plane – you must take a tray. ARRIVE in Athens, Greece at 1:45 PM. WELCOME TO GREECE! Yea! We’re finally here! Get off the plane. We will first go through Greek Passport Control. Remember to stay quiet!! Then you will find your luggage. Be sure to check your suitcase for any damage. When all are ready we will go through customs. Be ready in case they want to check your luggage. Once through customs, we will meet our Escort – Pathena Papadopoulou – she wants you to call her “Nena”! We will take our luggage to the busses and LOAD (see diagram on back for where your group sits). As we drive, look out the windows at this wonderful city and notice the horrible traffic. AFTERNOON SNACK BREAK at fast food. Then we will drive to our hotel. CHECK-IN around 4:00 PM to the City Plaza Hotel. Get your suitcase and hanging bag and go to your room. Check your room and get settled. Then take showers. FREE TIME in your rooms until Dinner. MEET in the lobby at 6:40 PM. DINNER at 7:00 PM. After Dinner be ready to go for an “Adventure”. Return to the hotel – go to your rooms – get ready for bed (no showers). Write in your diary and write a postcard if you got one. Prepare your clothes for tomorrow. LIGHTS OUT at 10:13 PM. So how do you like Greece?

WARDROBE:  (wear to airport) Howdy T-shirt, jeans, watch, footlets, navy tennis shoes, fanny pack and navy all weather coat.    For Dinner:  navy shorts, white TGC sweatshirt, footlets, navy tennis shoes and red ribbon.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 3RDGOOD MORNING – 7:15 AM.  Get up, get dressed and straighten your room.  Room check please – check rooms.  BREAKFAST at 8:00 AM.  Bring all your things for the day with you.  After breakfast, go to the restroom.  MEET in the lobby at 8:45 AM.  BOARD the buses. We will enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the beautiful city of Athens. Be sure to bring your camera and get ready to climb and walk. Our tour ends around 11:00 AM. After the sightseeing tour you need to CHANGE clothes on the bus for our performance. We will drive to our U.S. Embassy ARRIVE by 11:40 AM. We will PERFORM at 12:00 PM for Ambassador Daniel Speckhard and his staff. After the performance, get back on the busses and CHANGE clothes. We will drive to the downtown area for LUNCH and SHOPPING! Enjoy! MEET at 5:30 PM for an afternoon SNACK and find our busses. LOAD the busses at 7:00 PM. Once we are on the road for our 45 minute drive CHANGE clothes for our performance. After you are dressed ALLF.O.B. for at least 20 minutes. We will perform at a beautiful Summer Campus with about 1,000 Greek Kids. The Campus is located at Sounion Seaside. We will give a full Concert at the Summer Camp. Greek people are “night people”. They have Dinner very late. We will have DINNER with the Greek Kids around 10:00 PM. Be sure to pass out your business cards and get some names and E-mail addresses. BOARD the busses around 11:00 PM and CHANGE clothes. When we arrive at the hotel go straight to your rooms, take showers and go to Bed. We will pack in the morning. LIGHTS OUT! 20 minutes after we arrive at the Hotel! GOOD NIGHT! Did you meet some new Greek friends? Tomorrow the Cruise!! ADULT MEETING – when we arrive at the hotel.

WARDROBE:  (wear) khaki shorts, pink CUMF T-shirt, footlets, navy tennis shoes, fanny pack and white ribbon.  BRING (on hanger) western skirt and western blouse.  (in boot bag) boots, boot socks, belt, 6 Texas souvenirs, deodorant, and hair fixing stuff, (in your hands) navy all-weather coat. FOR PERFORMANCE western skirt, western blouse, belt, boots, hat, scarf – Embassy – 1 souvenir, Camp – 5 souvenirs.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 4TH – HAPPY BIRTHDAY U.S.A.! GOOD MORNING – 6:00 AM.  Get up and PACK your things! Put your all-weather coat in your Hanging Bag. When you are packed - put your suitcase and hanging bag outside your door. Then get dressed and clean the room. Your Chaperone MUST check your room before you can go to Breakfast. When you are clear take everything downstairs. BREAKFAST at 7:15 AM. After Breakfast go to the restroom and load the bus. Rotate seating. DEPART at 8:00 AM. Cruise Ship – Here We Come! During our 1 ˝ hour drive – please write your postcard, do daily forms and catch up on your diary. ARRIVE in Piveaus around 9:30 AM. We will go to the pier where we will board our Cruise Ship – AEGEAN PEAREL. Unload the Bus with all of your things. Bus Check people and Assistant Chaperones – check the bus very well! Big Girls help unload the bus. We will check-in our big luggage and it will be delivered to your Cabins. BOARD the Cruise Ship and we will find your cabins. Go to your cabin and CHANGE clothes and “move in” then wait for instructions. DEPART at 11:00 AM. Good Bye Athens! We will MEET to decide our schedule for the day. LUNCH around 12:30 PM. We ARRIVE in Mykonos at 6:30 PM. We will get off the ship and go explore the city and SHOP. We will walk for “free” or you can take the bus for about $11.00 *(your money). We will return to the ship and go to your cabins and freshen up. CHANGE clothes and meet for DINNER. After Dinner you can decide what you will do for the evening. ALL IN CABINS by 9:45 PM. Take showers, get ready for bed, write your postcard and write in your diary. LIGHTS OUT: 10:43 PM. DEPART Mykonos at 11:00 PM. SO how do you like the Cruise?

WARDROBE:  (wear) jeans, emblem blouse, footlets, red tennis shoes, fanny pack & red ribbon. CHANGE on Cruise: navy shorts. BRING to Mykonos – navy skirt in back pack. CHANGE for Dinner: emblem blouse, black slacks, knee socks, black shoes and purse.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 5TH – HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAYLA COLLIER AND CARRISSA TYSON!  GOOD MORNING:  7:00 AM. Get up, get dressed and straighten your room. MEET at a designated location at 7:45 AM. We will go to BREAKFAST. ARRIVE in Kusadasi, Turkey around 8:00 AM. After BREAKFAST we will get off the ship and explore Kusadasi and SHOP! We will return to the ship around 12:30 PM. Go to your cabins, leave your things and MEET at 1:00 PM for LUNCH on the ship. After lunch you will have some FREE TIME for activities on the Ship. ALL to CABINS by 3:30 PM to freshen up and Dress for our performance in Patmos. ARRIVE in Patmos at 4:00 PM. We will get off the ship and go to the Grotto of St. John to PERFORM at the theater. After the performance we will explore Patmos and SHOP! We will return to the ship around 6:00 PM. Go to your Cabins and CHANGE clothes for Dinner at 7:00 PM. After Dinner you will have some FREE TIME for activities on the Ship. Return to your Cabins to DRESS for our Performance. DEPART Patmos at 9:00 PM. We will give a FULL PERFORMANCE on the Ship around 9:30 PM. After the performance go to your cabins. Take showers and get ready for bed. Write your postcard. Prepare your clothes for tomorrow. LIGHTS OUT at 10:50 PM. Did you get a Turkish Souvenir? How is your Dinner waiter?

WARDROBE:  (wear) Howdy shirt, navy shorts, knee socks, red tennis shoes, fanny pack, red ribbon. BRING back pack with navy skirt. FOR PERFORMANCE IN PATMOS add western hats. FOR DINNER emblem blouse, black slacks, knee socks, red ribbon, black shoes and purse. FOR PERFORMANCE ON CRUISE: sailor, red tie, knee socks, black shoes, red ribbon. BRING western hat, lei, visor and 2 Texas Souvenirs.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 6THARRIVE in Crete at 7:00 AM. GOOD MORNING:  7:00 AM.  Get up, get dressed and straighten your room.  MEET for Breakfast at 7:45 AM. After Breakfast we will get off the ship and walk to the main Square of Heraklion on the Island of Crete where we will PERFORM at 9:30 AM. After the performance we will explore the city, possibly find a Church Service and then SHOP! We will return to the Ship around 11:00 AM. DEPART Crete at 11:30 AM. Go to your cabins and leave your things. MEET for LUNCH at 12:45 PM. After lunch – FREE TIME for activities on the Ship. ALL back to the Cabins at 4:00 PM to prepare for our next stop. ARRIVE in Santorini at 4:30 AM. MEET to go to the Island at 4:40 PM – be sure you have all of your things. The ship will need to stay out at sea and you will board dingies (about 25 people per dingie) to go to the Island. The city of Santorini is on top of a hill. You can walk for “free” or take a donkey ($12.00 – your money) or a Cable Car ($15.00 – your money). We will go and explore Santorini and SHOP! We will return by dingie to the Ship around 7:00 PM. When we get on the ship go to your cabins and DRESS for our last Dinner on the Cruise. MEET for dinner at 8:00 PM. ADULT MEETING after Dinner. After Dinner you can enjoy activities on the Cruise. DEPART Santorini at 9:00 PM. MEET at 10:00 PM for SHOW AND TELL and our DEVOTIONAL. ALL to cabins by 11:05 PM. Take showers and get ready for bed. Then PACK your things. You can not go to sleep until your Chaperone checks all of your luggage and you are totally packed! Be sure your overnight bag is ready for the ferry. LIGHTS OUT! (hopefully) by 11:56 PM. GOOD NIGHT! Wasn’t this a Fun Day? Did you ride a donkey?

WARDROBE:  (wear) Tour shirt, khaki shorts, footlets, navy tennis shoes, fanny pack, pink ribbon. BRING: back pack with navy skirt. FOR PERFORMANCE IN CRETE: add western hats. FOR DINNER: sailor, red tie, knee socks, red tennis shoes, red ribbon and purse.

 

MONDAY, JULY 7THGOOD MORNING:  6:00 AM.  Get up and get dressed. Wait for instructions about your luggage. MEET for Breakfast at 6:30 AM. ARRIVE in Pireaus at 7:00 AM. After Breakfast go back to your Cabin (one last time) and get your things. We will then Disembark the Ship and find our Busses. Be sure you have all of your belongings! LOAD the busses. We will drive to Athens. If really hot we will change into navy shorts. ARRIVE in Athens around 10:00 AM. We will explore the city, SHOP and just enjoy. PICNIC LUNCH at 1:00 PM. More time for last minute shopping or to just rest. LOAD the Busses at 3:00 PM. We will drive to Patras where we will board our Ferry – the Ionian Queen at 5:30 PM. Relax, pack up the things you bought and enjoy the ride. Then change back into jeans. 3:30 PM – F.O.B.! We will board the Ferry, find our cabins, move in and begin our journey to Italy. Good Bye Athens! . . . We had a great visit! Go to your cabins and get dressed for DINNER around 7:30 PM. After Dinner, explore the Ferry by groups. MEET at 8:40 PM to prepare for our PERFORMANCE at 9:00 PM. After the performance go to your Cabin, take showers and get ready for bed. Write your card and write in your diary. Be sure you stay packed up and your clothes are ready. LIGHTS OUT! 10:27 PM. GOOD NIGHT! One more boat . . . how is it?

WARDROBE:  (wear) Howdy shirt, jeans, footlets, red tennis shoes, fanny pack, red ribbon. *If hot – CHANGE to navy shorts. FOR FERRYCHANGE back to jeans. FOR DINNER: emblem blouse, black slacks, knee socks, black shoes, white ribbon and purse. FOR PERFORMANCE: add vests and western hats. BRING 2 Texas souvenirs.

 

TUESDAY, JULY 8THGOOD MORNING:  6:30 AM.  Get up and pack your things.  Then go to BREAKFAST at 7:15 AM. We ARRIVE in Brindizi, Italy at 8:00 AM. After Breakfast, go back to your cabins and get your things. You can not leave your cabin until your Chaperone or Assistant Chaperone has checked your Cabin. We will leave the ferry together, then we have to go through Passport Control and Italian Customs. Remember to stay quiet. After we clear customs we will get our luggage and board our 2 Busses. Remember to rotate seating. CHANGE to navy shorts. Settle in for our long ride to Rome. Great time to catch up on your postcard writing and Diary! LUNCH – Fast Food if there is any OR Sack Lunch? F.O.B. at 2:00 PM for 1 hour. Then CHANGE back to jeans. ARRIVE in Rome around 4:00 PM. CHECK-IN around 4:30 PM at Hotel Noto. Get your suitcase and hanging bag and go to your rooms. “Move In”. Debi has to pick up the tickets for the audience with Pope Benedict XVI before 7:00 PM. MEET in the Lobby at 6:00 PM to go “Exploring”! We have DINNER at 7:00 PM at Hotel Trattoria. After Dinner more exploring then back to the Hotel. Go to your rooms. Take showers and WASH: underwear, Howdy Shirt, Pink CUMF and Tour Shirt. Then get ready for bed. A SPECIAL SNACK will be brought to your room! LIGHTS OUT: 10:13 PM. GOOD NIGHT – Leave your boots outside your door! So how do you like Italy? Assistant Chaperones & Hospitality – please polish the boots.

WARDROBE:  (wear) jeans, CUMF (any color but pink) shirt, footlets, navy tennis shoes, fanny pack, white ribbon and all-weather coat (for bus ride). FOR BUS RIDE: change to navy shorts. FOR ROME: change back to jeans.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 9THGOOD MORNING:  6:15 AM.  Get up, get dressed and straighten your room. Bring everything with you when you come to BREAKFAST at 7:00 AM. After Breakfast – Quickly go to the restroom and get on the Bus by 7:45 AM. Pass out Hats on the Bus! We need to ARRIVE at the Vatican by 8:00 AM. We are not sure of the exact time of our audience with POPE BENEDICT but they think it will be at 10 AM. We will PERFORM before His Holiness arrives and after he leaves and it will be decided if we will perform during the audience with the Pope. Just getting the audience with the Pope is an honor for the Texas Girls’ Choir. Our audience will be at the PAUL VI HALL OF AUDIENCES IN THE VATICAN. After our audience, we will have a three hour sightseeing tour of Rome and the Vatican. Part of the tour will be walking. When we get back on the busses change clothes – QUIETLY!! Then continue the sightseeing tour. You will see the Coliseum, the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and much more. Be sure to have your camera. After the sightseeing tour we will have LUNCH! At Fast Food! In the afternoon we will travel to the U.S. Embassy in Rome for a visit and to PERFORM for the staff and their families. After the performance – CHANGE back into khaki shorts. The rest of the day will be at leisure to SHOP and explore Rome. DINNER at the Hotel around 7:30 PM. Then go to your rooms, take showers, PACK and write your card or letter and your diary. SHOW & TELL and a special snack at 9:00 PM. Then back to your rooms. You must be totally packed and your Chaperone must check your luggage before you can go to sleep. LIGHTS OUT! 10:29 PM. GOOD NIGHT! Wasn’t seeing The Pope – AWESOME?

WARDROBE: (wear) western blouse, western skirt, belt, boot socks, boots, and purse. ADD: Hats on bus. BRING: (in boot bag) hanger with pins, tour shirt, khaki shorts, footlets, navy tennis shoes, pink ribbon, fanny pack and 2 Texas Souvenirs. FOR SIGHTSEEING AND DINNER: tour shirt, khaki shorts, footlets, navy tennis shoes, pink ribbon, fanny pack. FOR EMBASSY PEFORMANCE: wear western outfit plus hats and bring 2 Souvenirs. FOR SHOW & TELL: nightie, flip flops and all-weather coat.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 10TH – HAPPY BIRTHDAY BROOKE BORMANN!! GOOD MORNING:  at 7:30 AM. Get up, get dressed and straighten your room. Bring everything with you when you come to BREAKFAST. You can not leave your room until an ADULT has checked the room! BREAKFAST at 8:15 AM. After Breakfast go to the restroom and then load the bus. Don’t forget to rotate bus seating! DEPART at 9:00 AM. Good Bye Rome! Settle in for a nice travel day! Great time to catch up on your diary! Look out the window at the beautiful Italian Country side. ARRIVE in PIZA around 11:30 AM. We will visit the famous Leaning Tower of Piza and give an informal, short PERFORMANCE and then find a park for a PICNIC LUNCH. There will be time for some brief SHOPPING there. Then back on the bus and another bus ride. AFTERNOON SNACK provided. ARRIVE in FLORENCE around 2:00 PM. CHECK-IN to Grand Hotel Mediterraneo around 3:30 PM. Take your things to your room, then come get your suitcase and hanging bag. Go “settle in” to your rooms and have some FREE TIME. MEET in the Lobby at 5:30 PM to go Exploring and SHOPPING. Return to the Hotel for DINNER around 7:00 PM. After Dinner there will be a SURPRISE! Then go to your rooms – take showers and get ready for bed. WASH your tour shirt and anything dirty that you will need for the rest of the trip. Your Chaperone will help. LIGHTS OUT: by 9:47 PM. GOOD NIGHT! Which way was the Leaning Tower of Piza leaning?

WARDROBE: (wear) howdy shirt, navy shorts, footlets, red tennis shoes, fanny pack and red ribbon. BRING: all-weather coat for bus ride. FOR PERFORMANCE add hats.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 11TH – HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEBI! GOOD MORNING:  7:15 AM.  Get up, get dressed and straighten your room. Bring everything you need to BREAKFAST at 8:00 AM. After Breakfast go to the restroom and then LOAD the Busses. We will DEPART at 9:00 AM for a 2 hour Sightseeing Tour of Florence to include seeing the famous Statue of David. LUNCH – fast food around 12:30 PM. PERFORMANCE in the afternoon. The rest of the day is unplanned and at leisure depending on what is happening in the city. There will be time to choose what you would like to do! Return to the Hotel for DINNER around 7:30 PM. After Dinner go to your rooms, take showers and PACK! Then get ready for bed. SHOW & TELL and Special Snack at 9:15 PM. Afterwards go to your room and be sure you are packed. You can not go to sleep until your Chaperone has checked your luggage. LIGHTS OUT: (hopefully) by 10:21 PM. GOOD NIGHT! Was David smiling?

WARDROBE: (wear) emblem blouse, jeans or shorts (to be decided), footlets, red tennis shoes, fanny pack and red ribbon. BRING FOR PERFORMANCE: (on hanger) black slacks and vest, (in boot bag) knee socks, black shoes, visor, lei, and 2 Texas Souvenirs. FOR SHOW & TELL: nightie, flip flops, all-weather coat.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 12THGOOD MORNING:  6:30 AM.  Get up and get dressed.  Take everything to BREAKFAST at 8:15 AM. You can not leave your room unless an ADULT checks your room. After Breakfast go to the restroom then help LOAD the luggage on the busses. Don’t forget to rotate bus seating. We will not take any luggage on the train with us! Then get on the bus – rotate seating – for a short ride to the Train Station. DEPART at 9:00 AM. We will get our train tickets then BOARD the train. We will be in 2nd class seats . . . like airline seats. The Train DEPARTS at 10:40 AM. Sack LUNCH on the train while we travel. Enjoy the beautiful scenery! Please DON’T sleep! Maybe plan your Talent Show “Act”. Train ARRIVES at 1:20 PM at the Venezia St. Lucia Train Station, in the heart of Venice! Look around . . . it’s amazing! We will get off the train and walk to our hotel. CHECK-IN to Hotel Continental. Our luggage should be there. Get your luggage and go to your rooms. “Settle in” and CHANGE to Khaki shorts. Then quickly MEET in the Lobby at 2:30 PM to go “Exploring” this fascinating city! Return to the hotel around 4:00 PM and go to your rooms to “freshen up” and get dressed for Dinner and our performance. MEET in the Lobby at 4:40 PM. DINNER at a restaurant around 5:00 PM. Then we will walk to the Basilica Santa Maria Glorio so de Frari to attend and PERFORM during the Mass that begins at 6:30 PM. After the Mass we will walk back to the Hotel. Go to your rooms, take showers and get ready for bed. MEET at 9:20 PM for our TALENT SHOW and a special snack. Everyone needs to do something – Please! Afterwards, quietly return to your rooms and go to bed. LIGHTS OUT! (hopefully) by 10:46 PM. GOOD NIGHT! Do you want to ride a gondola?

WARDROBE: (wear) pink CUMF shirt, jeans, footlets, navy tennis shoes, fanny pack, pink ribbon. FOR EXPLORING: change to khaki shorts. FOR DINNER & PERFORMANCE: (wear) red dress, blazer, knee socks, black shoes, red ribbon and purse (add gloves & chapel caps for performance). FOR TALENT SHOW: Anything you want as long as it is TGC appropriate or nightie, flip flops and all-weather coat.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 13THGOOD MORNING: Time To Be Decided!! May choose to “sleep in” or have late Breakfast or No Breakfast! MEET in the Lobby at 11:30 AM to walk to LUNCH – fast food at 12:00 PM. Then we will walk to St. Marcus Basilica to begin our walking sightseeing tour of Venice. We will PERFORM at St. Marcus Basilica at the end of the Sightseeing tour at 3:00 PM. After the performance we will walk back to the Hotel and CHANGE CLOTHES. Then we will meet to discuss options to choose on how to spend our last afternoon in Venice. Possibilities are SHOPPING, JUST EXPLORING or maybe a GONDOLA RIDE at your own expense. Girls will go in groups with Chaperone. MEET back at the Hotel by 6:45 PM. DINNER is at 7PM at a nearby restaurant. After Dinner a short walk for one more “Surprise” then ALL back to their rooms to take showers and PACK then get ready for a really short night! All overnight bags must be checked for required items! Chaperones collect backpacks and borrowed navy shirts. Take your Hanging Bag (after it has been checked) to Joe’s room to be “bagged”. Share leftover SNACK FOOD! No one sleeps until their luggage is packed and checked! LIGHTS OUT! (hopefully) by 11:32 PM. GOOD NIGHT! – Enjoy your Last Night in Italy!

WARDROBE: (wear) TO BREAKFAST: any shirt and any shorts with flip flops. FOR LUNCH/ SIGHTSEEING/PERFORMANCE: red dress, knee socks, red tennis shoes, red or white ribbon (ask Layne) and purse. BRING in back pack: collar and bow, gloves, and chapel caps. FOR AFTERNOON & DINNER: emblem blouse, navy shorts, footlets, navy or red tennis shoes, fanny pack and red ribbon.

 

MONDAY, JULY 14TH – U.S.A. – HERE WE COME! GOOD MORNING – at 2:30 AM - Get up, get dressed and get all of your things packed and downstairs. You can not leave your room until an ADULT checks the room! We have to load all our luggage on a vaporetto and transfer to our busses and then to the airport. ARRIVE at the airport by 4:30 AM. All help unload the busses and with the luggage. Say GOOD BYE to our Bus Drivers and to our ESCORT – Nena! CHECK-IN for our flight on KLM #KL1650. BOARD the plane around 6:00 AM. DEPART at 6:30 AM. We will fly to Amsterdam and should ARRIVE at 8:30 AM. You will have BREAKFAST on the plane. You must take a tray and eat! We will have to change planes in Amsterdam. Do not leave anything on the plane! We will BOARD our next flight – KLM #KL669 around 9:30 AM. We DEPART at 10:00 AM. Settle in for our 10 hour and 15 minute flight. You should probably take a little “nap” now. After a few hours we will pass out your paper and pens for your tour report. It will be 12 pages long plus a cover sheet. Hope you kept a good diary! We will have LUNCH on the plane . . . Enjoy! We will gain back all those hours we lost coming. You must finish your tour report before you can sleep or play with your friends.  But, when you’re finished – ENJOY EACH OTHER!! ARRIVE  at 1:15 PM – DFW Airport – Terminal D - Gate 15. Parents check for any changes. For updated flight and gate information – call 1-800-447-4747 or check the KLM website at www.klm.com.  We will get off the plane together then we will go have to go through U.S. Passport Control and Customs then we will assemble to meet our families.  We will sing as we enter the lobby area.  You need to stay with the group until Debi and Layne dismiss you.  Then:  HELLO MOM & DAD!!!  HELLO TEXAS!!!  HELLO HOME!!!  If your parents are not there . . . see Debi immediately.  We had a great time, but we are glad to be back.  After greeting your parents, the last thing before you leave for home – CHECK OUT WITH YOUR CHAPERONE!  Mom & Dad, take my overnight bag, fanny pack, souvenirs, suitcase and hanging bag . . . Leave your luggage strap with Joe . . . then check me out . . . . feed me my favorite Texas food . . .  take me home to my own bed!!!  WELCOME HOME! Thanks for a GREAT TOUR!

WARDROBE: (wear) jeans, tour shirt, footlets, navy tennis shoes, fanny pack, watch and navy all-weather coat. *Be sure you have your diary for your tour report. *If suitcases are full and/or too heavy we will wear boot socks and boots.

 

 

*REMEMBER: All Long Tour Girls and Carter Concert Girls – PERFORMANCE – Saturday, July 26th – 4:30 PM – red dress, collar & bow, knee socks, black shoes.

 

 

COLORS:  DEBI/LAYNE – Red, HOLLAND – Blue, OWEN – Pink & Black, REYES – Purple & Lime Green

  

HOTEL ADDRESSES:

 


 

July 2nd – 3rd                                                                      July 7th

Hotel City Plaza Athens                                                     On the Ferry

78 Aharnon Street                                                              Ionian Queen

Athens, Greece                                                                    No Mail

Fax:  011 (30) 210 8225116                                                             

 

July 4th – 7th                                                                        July 8th – 9th

On the Cruise                                                                      Hotel Centro Roma

Aegean Pearl                                                                       via catalafimi, 12

*Give mail to Chaperone – cards or letters only      00185 Roma

no packages – and maximum of 4                                     Fax: 06-4743866

 

July 10th – 11th                                                                  July 12th – 13th

Grand hotel Mediterraneo                                 Hotel Continental

Lungarno del Tempio, 44                                   Lista di Spagna, Cannaregio 166

50121 Florence, Italy                                                         30100 Venica, Italy

Fax: 011 (39) 055 679560                                                 Fax: 011 (39) 041 5242432


 

 

CHECK US OUT ON TOUR ON OUR WEBSITE:  www.texasgirlschoir.org                                                                 *Bus – 50 People

**Rotate seats every two days.


 

WORSHIP                                                            

DEBI/LAYNE – July 1, 5, 9                                                                                                                                                               

HOLLAND – July 2, 6, 10, 13                                                                                                                                                                     

OWEN – July 3, 7, 11, 14                                                                                                                                                                                                    

REYES – July 4, 8, 12

 

DEVOTIONAL:

July 6th – Worship of each group

July 13th – Brooke, Asst. Chap., Jr. Chap., Asst. Sec.

 

CURRENCY INFORMATION

1.00 EUR = 1.57500 USD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

TELEPHONE COMMITTEE:

CHAIRMAN:                        Rosalee Snook - (817) 847-5715 (h), (817) 938-4493 (c)

HOLLAND:                          Darci Hague – (817) 562-3160, (817) 291-9619

Text Box: Mini-Bus –
Reyes’ Group
Christina Ashmore – Hannah Villarreal
Raquel Munoz – Brooke Austin
Lindsey Borland – Zoe Peck
Jennifer Holland
Marybeth Noriega
Cathy Williams
Mr. & Mrs. Hollingshead

 

OWEN:                                  Norma Bonakdar – (817) 561-4462 (h) and (817) 689-2220 (c)

 

                                                Sonia Reyes – (817) 715-1620 (c)

REYES:                  Tanya Villarreal – (817) 461-6643 (h) and (817) 307-5879 (c)

STAFF, ADULTS                               

DEBI & LAYNE:  Michaline Elko – (817) 447-3745 (h) and (817) 975-4500 (c)

                                                Leigh Thomas – (817)441-9765, (817) 673-9594 (c)