Mid-American Coaches
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Motor Coach Tour

Made in the USA - Part 1

Tuesday, July 11 - Friday, July 14, 2017

Highlights:  (Inclusions subject to change)

 - Visit Warm Glow Candle Outlet
 - KitchenAid Stand Mixer Factory Tour
 - KitchenAid Experience - Make your own Apple Dumplings
 - Shopping at the KitchenAid Store
 - Lunch at Montage
 - Visit Blue Jacket Dairy Farm
 - Dinner at the Whitmore House
 - Airstream Factory Tour
 - Lunch at Old Barn Outback
 - Tour Wilson Sporting Goods
 - Dinner at Rudy’s Smokehouse
 - Clabber Girl Museum & Cooking Demonstration with Lunch
 - Two Nights Lodging at the Comfort Inn - Piqua, OH
 - One Night Lodging at Holiday Inn Express - Springfield, OH
 - Three Breakfasts / Three Lunch with Desserts / Two Dinners with Desserts
 - Luggage Handling
 - Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
 - Trip Cancellation Insurance Available Upon Request

Departure Points:
Washington:  Depart 7:00 AM / Return 5:00 PM
Lowe’s in Kirkwood:  Depart 8:00 AM / Return 4:00 PM

Tuesday, July 11
This afternoon we will enjoy a stop at the Warm Glow Candle Outlet. 100% Hand Dipped in America!!   Warm Glow is housed in an 80,000 Sq. Ft. facility with the capacity of producing up to 15,000 candles per day.  Guests will enjoy shopping in the 11,000 sq. ft store, Warm Glow Candle Outlet. There’s an extensive selection of candles, accessories, home décor, a gourmet foods section, gift baskets for all occasions, a lodge section, greeting cards, bath and body products, a pet section, a year round Christmas section, a floral and garden section, and much more!  Early Evening we check into our hotel for the next two nights, the Comfort Inn in Piqua, OH.  Dinner on own.
Wednesday, July 12
Enjoy a hot breakfast included at the hotel, then depart for KitchenAid.  Guests must wear closed toe and heel shoes. Visit the KitchenAid Stand Mixer Factory Tour in Greenville, Ohio. Every KitchenAid(R) Stand Mixer in the world is assembled with pride in this facility. This unique factory tour is led by actual production associates and brings the tourist into contact with the people who are responsible for making this beloved icon of the American kitchen. The factory tour takes about one hour and enclosed footwear is required and protective safety glasses will be provided. The tour starts with a brief history and overview of the KitchenAid line. Then guests are shown how a mixer comes to be by taking you through the machining, painting, sub assembly and assembly of this famous household product. Once you have discovered how the number one stand mixer in the World is made, it is time to visit the KitchenAid Experience in Historic Downtown Greenville. Here guests will make apple dumplings with the cooking experts in KitchenAid’s test kitchen for a delicious make-it and take-it!  The staff at KitchenAid will direct guests as to procedures for making their own apple dumplings.  Once guest have made their own dumplings, it’s time for lunch while your dumplings are cooking. Lunch is included at nearby “Montage“, a block from the KitchenAid Experience, while your dumplings are baking. Return to the KitchenAid Experience to pick up your specially wrapped apple dumpling. Then you can shop. This store is the only place in the world where you can purchase every KitchenAid appliance in every color made. For the history buffs, there’s also a display of antique KitchenAid memorabilia dating back to the early years.  Of course there’s plenty of shopping for those quality KitchenAid accessories as well as gourmet foods and other well crafted items for the kitchen. On the lower level, discover refurbished products at factory direct prices.  Then we are off to Blue Jacket Diary Farm - Delicious Ohio cheese and whey-fed pork. Guests will visit a  family owned, fully licensed creamery on the forefront of the revival of cheese making in Ohio. This farm has  been making fresh artisan cheese including fresh cheddar curds, quark, chevre, mozzarella, and Gretna Grilling, an halloumi-style cheese. They  use small-scale equipment and close attention to detail to transform wholesome cow and goat milk into great-tasting, high quality cheese that will delight your taste buds.  Following the experience guests will be able to taste test and buy this delicious product. Dinner is included at the Whitmore House, a beautiful Victorian-styled home in rural landscapes, built by a Virginia family who came to Ohio before the Civil War.  It is known throughout the region for its delicious food, dedicated service and sophisticated old world charm. Four acres of the spacious Whitmore House estate has been transformed into elegant English Cottage Gardens. Showcasing over 6,000 plants and bulbs, these scenic gardens accentuate the simple serenity and pure beauty of Whitmore House's rural Victorian setting.     (B/L/D)
Thursday, July 13
After a hot breakfast included at the hotel, we depart today for our Airstream Factory Tour. Recognized by FoxNews.com as one of America's 10 Greatest Factory Tours! Airstream's founder Wally Byam said, "Let's not make any changes, let's only make improvements!" Wally began Airstream as a single man with a most singular dream: to build the perfect travel trailer. Airstream trailers, the world leader in travel trailers, are manufactured and assembled in Jackson Center, Ohio. This is your chance to see first-hand how its done. From initial chassis assembly through final quality assurance, you'll see it all. The Airstream way is no automotive assembly line process, mind you. These luxury travel trailers are custom assembled, by hand, in stages throughout the manufacturing process. You won't believe your eyes as you watch them come together in this 90-minute tour includes a ¾ mile walk, beginning in the service lobby. Eye protection and hearing protection are required; no sandals or open toe shoes. There are bathrooms in the service lobby and in the plant, and limited seating. Lunch today is included at the Old Barn Outback. This family owned restaurant is built around an old fireplace. The inside interior brims with antiques and authentic farm touches. It’s famous for its delicious cinnamon rolls and country gift store. This afternoon we will enjoy a tour of Wilson Sporting Goods. See how they make footballs for the NFL, CFL, Arena, NCAA and High School teams though out North America. Learn how each ball goes through 12 quality control inspections before it ever reaches the field. The Wilson factory is a rare sight in an era of automation and outsourcing.  The Ada factory was opened in the 1930s by the Ohio-Kentucky Manufacturing Co. The firm produced footballs, baseball gloves and boxing gloves. In 1955, Wilson purchased the company and decided to focus solely on footballs.  Today over 700,000 footballs are made by hand each year. Late afternoon we arrive & check into our hotel, The Holiday Inn Express in Springfield, OH.  Dinner is included at Rudy’s Smokehouse.  True barbeque as practiced in the American South has 4 main ingredients- quality meats, low temperatures, wood burning for flavor enhancement, and lots and lots of patience, which is exactly what they do at Rudy’s Smokehouse.   (B/L/D)
Friday, July 14
This morning we enjoy a full hot breakfast at the hotel before departing for Indiana.  Lunch today is included at the Clabber Girl Museum & Cooking Demonstration. Your visit includes lunch, a 30 minute guided museum tour, and cooking demonstration. At the Clabber Girl Museum you will experience the history of one of America's oldest brands and delight in the art of home baking. While exploring the beautiful museum building, you’ll be transported back in time with the antique household items and kitchen appliances, vintage toys, and old-fashioned coal generator. Then you will enjoy a “ SEASONAL SENSATIONS” cooking demonstration with tasting afterwards.  Guests will not participate but will enjoy watching and sampling.   Finish our drive home with lots of wonderful memories to share.   (B/L)

Tour Cost:
$700.00 per person - Double Room
$850.00 per person - Single Room
$650.00 per person - Triple Room

$200.00 per person deposit due with reservation.
Final Payment due:  June 5, 2017

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Cancellation Policy/Refunds

If you must cancel on a 1 day tour and it is within 10 days of departure, refunds will be based on deposits returned to Mid-American Coaches prior to trip departure.  We do however, allow you to get another person to fill your seat.   If  we have a wait list, we will try to fill the seat from our wait list.  If we do not have a standby list, you will not receive a refund.
Once final payment (30days prior) is made on multi day trips 2 or more days,  cancellation of passengers will have to be filed on the cancellation insurance that is available  for all multi-day tours.  No insurance is sold on 2 day trips.
If you have elected to not purchase the insurance, Mid-American Coaches has the right to retain any monies paid by customer.  If this seat is resold, then at that point you may receive a refund.
Any fly/international/rail/cruise tours will have exceptions that will be covered at the time of booking.
If you are forced to leave a tour anytime after departure, refunds will be based on monies that are recoverable.  Refunds cannot be made for unused motorcoach transportation.