Easter Miracles – April 15, 2017

$89.00 per person 

Depart Lafayette at 8:00am EST. Pickups along I-65 may be arranged. 

Return at (approximately) 6:15pm EST. 

Includes: Motorcoach transportation, 1 Family Style lunch, entrance to the Shrine of Christ’s Passion, 1 Fair Oaks Farm tour, and an Imperial Escort. 

“It’s Jerusalem in your own back yard!” When you step onto the Prayer Trail at THE SHRINE OF CHRIST’S PASSION, it is as though you have been transported back 2,000 years. Set on an astounding 30 acres, 42 life size bronze figures are artfully placed in dramatically landscaped gardens that look and feel like the Holy Land. Here you can sit with Jesus at the Last Supper, journey with Him along the path to His crucifixion, actually enter the empty tomb, and finally witness His glorious Ascension into Heaven. As you walk the beautiful path with a knowledgeable tour guide, you experience breathtaking scenes representing the last hours in the life of Christ from the Last Supper to the Ascension. Original music reflects the mood at each scene where you can hear a meditation that corresponds to that moment in the life of Jesus. The Shrine is nondenominational and is loved by people of all faiths! Please note: There is 1 mile total of walking on this trip. Golf carts are available for an additional $5 per person on a first come first served basis. A tour guide will drive each cart, which seats 5-7 people. These must be requested when making your reservation. 

Experience agriculture in a whole new way by taking a break in the country at FAIR OAKS FARMS. Upon arrival, you will eat a family style lunch at the spectacular new restaurant in the Newton banquet room. Next, absorb the farming lifestyle at the modern working farms in the air-conditioned comfort of the farm buses. You can also learn in the activity centers and sample the award-winning cheeses. During the DAIRY EXPERIENCE TOUR, you will hop on the cow bus to the freestall barns. Visit where they milk the cows on an amazing carousel-like milking machine. Learn about sustainability aspects of the farm, cow nutrition and the safety & nutrition of milk in these informative exhibits. Step inside of a unique birthing facility known as the Birthing Barn. With stadium seating, you will have the opportunity to witness THE MIRACLE OF LIFE right before your very eyes! Fair Oaks Farms experiences 80 to 100 calves born every day!