AccentLocal seniors embark on a cross country adventure

By Paula Walter

A group of seniors from Johnson County, Boone and Elizabethton recently embarked on an 11-day journey that took them across the United States, from Tennessee to Sioux Falls, South Dakota with plenty of stops in-between. Reservations for the trip, coordinated by Sue Shupe, quickly filled to capacity as the word spread another adventure was about to begin. “We had a waiting list for this trip,” she said.

This isn’t the first time Shupe has organized a trip with Diamond Tours. There have been several other bus tours she previously coordinated including St. Augustine, Florida; Cape Cod, Massachusetts; Branson, Missouri; Key West, Florida and Mackinaw Island, Michigan “We have fun on the bus,” Shupe said. “It’s just one big family.” The limit on each of the trips is 50. The trips have become so popular that news of an upcoming adventure spreads quickly.  More...


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