Friday, March 27, 2009

It’s Official: “Blue Hair Tours” to Open Doswell Branch

(Pictured: Vol. 1, no. 1 of BHT Newletter, dated July, 1994. Morrisons Cafeteria has since been replaced by Picadilly as the official "Eatery" of BHT. Photo courtesy Dixie Treat Mobile Home Court Archives.)

Glass-bottom bus to be put back into service; volunteers needed next Saturday to push it out of the woods, chase out squirrels.

National Senior Citizens bus charter company “Blue Hair Tours” has announced that it is opening a Doswell branch starting May 1, 2009 in the abandoned gas station at Route 1 and Verdon Road.

 In an official press release mailed to Newsfromdoswell from President Elmer Goodloe, BHT will begin service from Doswell and western Hanover to such historical and interesting points as Potomac Mills and Picadilly Cafeterias all across Virginia. The release is as follows:

For immediate release

Contact Elmer Goodloe, President

Blue Hair Tours

 Hello. Blue Hair Tours is proud to be of service to AARP and other senior organizations and rest homes in Virginia, and now to Doswell. I am president of Blue Hair Tour Lines since its founding in 1977. Ironically our first excursion that year was to Kings Dominion right there in Doswell and proved not popular because of the complaints of too much walking plus it was too hot. Plus the food was very expensive.

But things have changed. Blue Hair Tours now makes 23 excursions per year, most of them in the fall and spring when it is not too hot, carrying our seniors to Potomac Mills and to Picadilly Cafeteria, and other interesting places.

Make your plans now for our upcoming bus excursion to the Holy Land August 21. We will be leaving from the Saddlebags Nursing Home between Doswell and Montpelier. Cost is only $495.00 per single. Ask your CNA to put on your Velcro walking shoes and walk where Jesus trod on his way to Calvary.

Blue Hair Tours is proud to be a part of Doswell, Virginia.

Yours, Elmer Goodloe

 Blue Hair Tours is a nationally-operated chain of bus charter tours now operating in 6 states, dedicated to safe, interesting and affordable excursions up and down the east coast and points elsewhere. BHT drivers are safe, reliable and courteous, and not grouchy like a lot of Greyhound drivers. BHT excursions are relaxed and not rushed, offering our patrons ample time to shop and have lunch at Picadilly Cafeteria, the official eatery of BHT.

 Level Drive neighbor Larry Watkins has requested if anyone available next Saturday, please meet him behind his house to help push the former glass-bottom bus out of the woods so the rep from BHT can make him an offer for it. If BHT doesn’t buy the bus, he said he’s going to have it towed to Car Max.