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Where We’ve Been: May 2021

See where other planners have taken their groups in the January 2021 issue of Where We’ve Been.

Citizens Progressive Bank

Rayville, Louisiana

Trip: Great Trains and Grand Canyons

Tour Operator: Premier World Discovery

Date: September 2020

The Citizens Progressive Bank’s travel club took members on two train trips: the Grand Canyon Railway and the Verde Canyon Railroad. Along the way, the group explored several highlights in Arizona, such as the Grand Canyon National Park, Oak Creek Canyon, Uptown Sedona and Old Town Scottsdale.

“Our tour guide was absolutely amazing. One top attraction was the Grand Canyon. No matter how many times you go, it is still an incredible place to see. The Verde Canyon Railroad had luxury rail cars with refreshments in each car. We were entertained by music as well as narration from the conductor about the area. All of us have many fond memories from this trip.”

— Peggy Fuller, senior travel director

Citizens Tri-County Bank

Dunlap, Tennessee

Trip: Dirty Dancing Meets Filthy Rich

Tour Operator: U.S. Tours

Date: October 2019

For two nights the Golden Club with Citizens Tri-County Bank explored the Lake Lure Inn and Spa in Lake Lure, North Carolina, where the film “Dirty Dancing” was filmed.

“We enjoyed a private lake cruise and tour of the film locations from ‘Dirty Dancing.’ A day trip to the Biltmore added to the fun and beauty of this trip. The rocking chairs at the front of the hotel made a great spot to relax between activities. It was a beautiful time of year for walks along the lake shore and viewing fall foliage.”

— Laura Barker, director of senior programs and travel