An update from Steve –

Friends and Fellow Travelers – July 15, 2020
We are now 5 months into this terrible pandemic with ups and downs of most everything. Seven trips were cancelled for this spring, summer plans were halted and fall of 2020 looks very quiet. At this time, Ireland in March is tentative, Italy is on for next June, but trips to Mackinaw, Cleveland, New York City and Kentucky are “on the shelf.”

There is so much we are learning, still so much we don’t know. You can be assured that when the time is right, when the opportunity is given, when my call of “Let’s go” is heard, that we will all be safe and excited to travel to places that help to make our lives richer and fun!

Ireland has not been activated yet – if you want to join the 7 people ready to sign up, please send me an email –,

Italy has gladly reassured us of every venue – only one year later. We have had several folks change out of our roster, so we now have room for other nice folks. If you want to join in this great trip, please send me an email:

I’m not sure when we will be able to travel on our future trips. I have had several suggestions and would be happy to begin gathering groups. Presently, all travel is “on hold”, so we all are to stay home and stay healthy. But …
Traverse City area wine trip – this new venture is ready to go, and would be great with 6-12 travelers in a 2020 Ford Transit 15 seat van. Visiting 3-4 Michigan wineries that are MY FAVORITES could be during the week, or a nice weekend. If you want to join this trip, please send me an email:

The Ark and Creation Museum will happen again but now for 2 nights staying at the Hampton Inn in Dry Ridge Ky. If you want to join this trip, send me an email:,

Cleveland one day – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


Chicago – overnight – Field Museum, Aquarium, Navy Pier, pizza, shopping


New York City – so much, Rockettes Christmas Show is on for 2020


Mackinac Island – staying at Grand Hotel is very affordable, so is Mission Point or staying in Mackinaw City … Lots of outside!


Holland, MIchigan – what a beautiful, interesting city!


Downtown Detroit has some wonderful venues including a great paddleboat, “Motown” dinner cruise – we can customize a day in the D!


How about a family reunion – in the future?

Please continue to abide by the rules, as I do. We will get through this and we will be able to travel again. For now, keep that positive spirit, dream as I do, make some tentative future plans, and when we are able to do so “Let’s go!” Thank you for your patience, your understanding, your best practices, and your commitment for the good of all in our community. I’d love to hear from you – it is very quiet in my office these days! And then at the right time, we will explore and experience good places together.

Til then


Our world, our country, our state and our community are experiencing difficult times with the virus outbreak. Shotime Productions has put all trips on “hold” at this time. We will abide by all the federal and state guidelines to protect all travelers and staff. Thank you for your understanding, your patience and your support of this decision and this travel company. Updates on specific trips will be made available as information and decisions solidify. Be safe and stay well.

Steven H. Olsen, president

Shotime Productions LLC