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Our first travel excursion was “The Wild West Tour” in 2011, with eight internationals participating, covering eight mid- western states with highlights of the Rocky Mountains, Denver, Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, the Black Hills and Mount Rushmore. Since then we have taken students and scholars to the Lake of the Ozarks, Warren Dunes, Chicago, Lake Geneva, and Galena, IL. Lodging normally takes place in churches and family homes. Currently we are planning a Grand America Tour 2015 in May 2015. Through these trips, over 200 students from China, Inner Mongolia, Taiwan, India, Ukraine, Russia, and Brazil built lifelong friendships plus each gained a better understanding of American, its people, and its landscape.

May 29 at 7:00PM, we will meet at the Village Commons parking lot where we will pack the van for an early departure on Saturday, May 30 and sign Liability Release Forms. Saturday, we will pick up travelers at their place of residence given on May 29. You can bring what will fit into a small sized bag that would fit into a crowded airline overhead compartment. Also bring a light blanket/covering to sleep under during the nights we will be in churches on air mattresses. You will have a small amount of space under your seat. Your small personal pillow also may come in handy. Wear comfortable travel clothes as we’ll spend a lot of time in the van. You will need shoes that are safe and comfortable for long and sometimes rugged hiking. Remember a light jacket as the temperature at night in Yellowstone will reach the low 40’s. There will be no alcohol or tobacco use allowed at anytime during the trip.

Day 1 May 29

DeKalb to North Platte, Nebraska. You will see a lot of rolling hills, and the Great Plains.

  Departure Leave from residences between 6:30 and 7:00AM
  Food Eat out of the van & restaurant

(Hotel, or church near North Platte, Nebraska)

Day 2 Sunday, May 31

North Platte to Centennial or Colorado Springs, Colorado; Castle Rock & Garden of the Gods

  Departure Continental Breakfast (7:30AM departure) then Worship service at a church along the way
  Food Eat out of the van & picnic
  Lodging (Hotel or Church in or near Centennial, CO)
Day 3 Monday, June 1 Rocky Mountains, White Water Rafting (Arkansas River) travel to Durango, Colorado
  Morning Continental Breakfast (7:30AM departure)
  Food Rocky Mountain picnic
Lodging  (Hotel, Home, or Church in or near Durango)
Day 4 Tuesday, June 2 Durango to the Grand Canyon and Williams, Arizona
  Morning 7:30AM Continental Breakfast plus Prayer & Bible Study; 8:30AM Departure to Grand Canyon

Lunch and Dinner Picnic

  Lodging  First Baptist Church, Williams, AZ
Day 5 Wed., June 3 Sunrise at the Grand Canyon with noon departure to Salt Lake City, Utah
  Morning 5:00AM Continental Breakfast plus prayer & Bible Study; 5:30AM Departure to Grand Canyon
  Food Lunch and Dinner Picnic
Lodging  Canyons Church, Cottonwood Heights (Salt Lake City), Utah
Day 6 Thursday, June 4 Salt Lake to Jackson Hole, WY and hiking in Grand Tetons National Park
  Morning Breakfast at the church followed by 7AM Prayer and Bible Study with a 7:30AM departure.
  Food (we’ll eat out of the van)
  Lodging  (First Baptist Church, Jackson will host) Jackson is a beautiful resort nestled in the mountains.
Day 7 Friday, June 5 Enter Yellowstone from the south with a gorgeous view of the Tetons

Breakfast cooked at church followed by 8AM Prayer and Bible Study (30 min)

  Food (we’ll eat out of the van for lunch, maybe someone will cook a Chinese dinner for us?)
  Lodging  (FBC, Jackson)
Day 8 Saturday, June 6 Jackson to Dubois, WY through Yellowstone

Breakfast cooked at FBC followed by 8AM Prayer and Bible Study (30 min)


(restaurant/cafeteria – included in cost)

  Lodging  Warm Valley Community Church, Dubois, WY
Day 9 Sunday, June 7 Dubois, WY to Rapid City, South Dakota
  Morning Breakfast followed by Worship at Warm Valley Community Church

lunch out of van and dinner in Rapid City


Calvary Baptist Church, Rapid City, SD

Day 10 Monday, June 8

Monday, June 8


Breakfast at FBC followed by 8AM Prayer and Bible Study (30 min) & pack van


(eat out of van & restaurant)


Calvary Baptist Church, Rapid City

Day 11 Tuesday, June 9

Rapid City to DeKalb (884 miles)


Breakfast at McDonalds with 6AM departure to DeKalb


We’ll eat out of the van



You will notice most mornings begin with prayer and Bible study following breakfast. This trip is designed to show you part of the landscape of the United States and its culture. While the U.S. does not have a state religion we are culturally a Christian nation so during this trip I will guide you to an understanding of Christianity through an introduction to the Bible. It is not compulsory to attend these short studies but beneficial to understanding the complexity of American life. Perpetual Amity Furnishings & Travel has never before attempted such an extensive single trip. You will see and experience what I believe is the broadest and most exciting introduction to America possible in such a short time. Much prayer and preparation has gone into seeing you have a fabulous time during these tiring eleven days.

God bless each of you, Dan