Trip of a Life Time

Trip of a Life Time


By Eric Gayland I recently enjoyed  a  4 week holiday to the Southern part of the USA.  My trip commenced in New Orleans with a 10 day Cosmos Bus Tour and the highlights included:-

New Orleans  –  A Paddle Steamer cruise on the mighty Mississippi River; the traditional jazz and amazing night life of the French Quarter.

Natchez  -  Visiting a magnificent ANTUBELLUM home (pre Civil War 1861).

Memphis  -  The emotional experience of touring Graceland and visiting Elvis Presley’s gravesite.

Nashville  - Enjoying a night of country music at The Grand Ole Opry.

Atlanta  -  The grave of Martin Luther King Jnr and the Civil Rights Museum.

Savannah  -  A trolley tour around this beautiful city which is the oldest in Georgia.

Orlando  -  ECPOT Theme Park at Disneyworld;  Seaworld, and the Kennedy Space Centre.

On completion of this tour I travelled to Miami and experienced Miami Beach, the thrill of an air boat ride through the Everglades and a great day tour to the Floria Keys and Key West , the southern most point in USA.

My final week away was spent at the gorgeous town of Aiken, South Carolina, from where I attended 3 days of the US Masters Golf Tournament at the famous Augusta National Golf Club, an amazing experience for a golf fan.  Anyone interested in a future Masters Experience can log on to Chasing for further information.  It is organised by S.E.N.Golf Commentator Mark Allen and emanates from Melbourne each year.

The whole 4 weeks was the trip of a lifetime for me.  Not many Australians include that part of America in their itineraries but I can thoroughly recommend they consider doing so.


If you are interested in exploring the possibility of a move to a modern retirement village around Melbourne. Booking a tour at one of the RCA Villages around Melbourne can be a great place to start. Visit the website of the village in the region you would like to visit for contact details.

South East Melbourne

Mornington Peninsula

Western Melbourne 

Ask about RCA Villages no deposit reservation process on new villas.

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