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Published: Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

POLO – Polo Senior Center staff are organizing a trip from May 12 to May 20, to visit Albuquerque and Santa Fe, N.M.

The 9-day, 8-night trip is $699 per person based on double occupancy. Single occupancy is $939. The price includes 14 meals.

A $75 deposit is required when signing up. The final payment is due March 5.

Trip protection insurance is available through Travel Confident for $59 per person.

Travelers will board a motor coach on the first day, checking into a hotel en route. After a continental breakfast the second day, vacationers will leave for the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Tulsa, Okla. On the third day, participants will arrive at an Albuquerque area hotel for a 4-night stay.

During the fourth day, the travelers will stop at Acoma Pueblo, a hilltop village also called Sky City, for a guided tour.

The village has been home to Native Americans for more than 900 years.

Later that day, the trip will stop at the San Esteban del Rey mission and the New Mexico Veterans Memorial.

During the fifth day, the group will take a guided tour of Santa Fe. They will visit the Santa Fe Plaza in the afternoon, and see St. Francis Cathedral.

On day six, participants will visit the Sculpture Gardens at the Albuquerque Museum, receive a brief history of the city, and head to Old Town Albuquerque. Later, they will go over mountains in the Sandia Peak Tramway, rising 2 miles to take in a view of New Mexico.

The seventh day includes a trip to the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo, Texas.

During day eight, participants will visit Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Springfield, Mo., and will be able to see indoor ponds at the store.

The trip will wrap up on the ninth day.

Call the senior center at 815-946-3818 to make reservations.

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