As I sit here writing  this final chat to you, I can’t help but think how many friends Dianne and I have made over the years.  We met people from all walks of life and that helped enrich our lives so very much.  The time has come, however, for us to say good bye to Chip’s Tours thus making this our last written communication.  We are not leaving you though.  Over the years, the duties of a one-person  company became very time consuming, thus keeping us from doing the things we always did prior to Chip’s Tours.  Things like visiting family, enjoying our lake cottage, two person travelling and the usual things a couple does to enjoy life seemed to take a back burner.

As I said, we are not leaving you.  I am joining forces with Khris Hoff at Happy Times  Tours as a Tour Planner and Escort.  We are hoping to become your number one go-to-destination for planning your trips. I will be transferring my data base to Happy Times and will be escorting trips through them.  I will not, however be sending your e-mail  addresses to them.  As I said when you gave it to me, I would never hand it off to anyone.  Just call their office and give it to them. That way you will know in advance which trips I will be doing.

Since this will be my last newsletter, there will be no trips to schedule through me.  I have listed the trips I will be doing below for you to check out.  If you are interested in any of them, you will need to schedule them through the Happy Times office.  This will give you the opportunity to continue travelling with me.  It will also give you the opportunity to sign up before hard copy reaches the homes.

As you know from the past, trips fill up early thus causing a wait list.  My suggestion to you is to determine as quickly as possible which trips you are interested in and call them as soon as possible.  This should help insure you a spot on the bus.  If you have certain requests for seating, be sure to communicate that at the time you sign up.  With the added data base, I’m sure the buses will fill up much quicker than in the past.  The contact number for HAPPY TIMES TOURS IS (414) 867-2727.

Although this may seem like a sad time, it is also  one of hope.  I’m sad to be closing down the company but at the same time, I look forward to the future with Happy Times.  I know I will be seeing all of you through their company, thus allowing us to continue our Happy Times together.  As we all embark on our future endeavors, give me those smiles when we meet again and don’t forget to continue to tease me as I will tease you when we travel  to our various destinations together.  This will be a new adventure for all of us.

Dianne and I would like to thank all of you for all of the great adventures we shared together over the years.  We are both hoping to continue sharing more of the trips in the future.  We wish for all of you to have a very Happy amd Safe Christmas season, enjoying family and friends.

‘Til we meet again…..Thanks for everything and safe travels.

– Chip –

 2022 Possible Trips

  • February 21-22 | HoChunk Sampler (Dells & Black River Falls)
  • March 23 | 4 Winds
  • March 29 | HoChunk (Dells)
  • April 6-8 | The Island
  • April 19 | Grand Victoria
  • May 11 | 4 Winds
  • May 25-26 | HoChunk Sampler
  • June 1-3 | Lake of the Torches
  • June 20-22 | Meskwaki (not currently allowing buses)
  • July 12-14 | Bally’s (Jumers)
  • July 25 | Oneida (not currently allowing buses)
  • August 4 | HoChunk (Dells)
  • August 17 | 4 Windows
  • August 30 – September 1 | Lake of the Torches



Don’t miss your next chance to have as much fun as this group! Check out our upcoming trips now.