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The Good Life

We all love Murray, but every once in a while it’s good to get out of town and explore the world. At The Murray Bank, we have a special travel club called The Good Life for customers age 50 and better who have a minimum deposit relationship of $2,500 or more with us. The Good Life offers members travel opportunities and assistance to make traveling easy, affordable, and more rewarding.
Group Travel – Join your friends and neighbors on a variety of group travel experiences. We manage all the planning and coordination. All you have to do is relax.
Specialized Services - Let us assist you with planning, scheduling, and booking your next trip. We can handle everything from hotel accommodations, transportation, restaurants, and more.
Variety of Destinations – The Good Life offers trips to a wide range of exciting domestic and international destinations.
If you or someone you know is interested in joining The Good Life, contact Brenda Sykes today at (270) 767-4252 to find out more.

The Good Life’s Currently Planned Trips

Oct 28 - Oct 29, 2019 - The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum

Prepare yourself to be transported back in time with a visit to the full sized replica of Noah’s Ark and Creation Museum!
The Ark is the largest wooden timber structure IN THE WORLD, and is 510 feet long and more than 50 feet tall. The entire structure is climate controlled. The Ark contains three levels of exhibits – Before the Flood, During the Flood and After the Flood. On the second level, you will be able to sit down on benches and watch a short 20 minute production of an interview with Noah. On the third level, you can sit on benches to watch another production on why the Ark was built. Also, a “How Do We Know the Bible is True?” Exhibit is on the third level.
The Creation Museum is a 70,000 square foot “walk through history” museum providing an alternative to the evolutionary natural history museums. See how its interpretation of the Bible -the “history book of the universe” - provides an account of the beginning of all things. We will take a journey through a visual presentation of the history of the world, based on its 7 C’s of History - Creation, Corruption, Catastrophe, Confusion, Christ, Cross and Consummation, where we will discover an interpretation of how science confirms biblical history.
To sign up for the trip or for more information, contact Brenda Sykes by email or phone (270) 767-4252
May 17 - May 22, 2020 - Castles, Flowers and Falls
Join us as we experience New York and all the majesty of it! We will see the beauty of the 1000 Islands Region of New York. On arrival in Alexandria Bay we will take a Two Nations Sightseeing Cruise on the St. Lawrence River. This international tour offers historic and scenic wonders in both the Canadian and American sections of the 1000 Islands. We will also see the Boldt Castle and Belhurst Castle, and that's just the first day!
On day two we will venture into a  place that was featured on the New York Times #1 bestselling book, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, the Finger Lakes region is described by the author as “World-Class Wines and Small-Town American Charm.” The eleven, long, narrow fingers are lakes that were carved by a glacier eons ago. By late afternoon we arrive at the New York Kitchen where the mission is to educate, engage and excite visitors by showcasing New York’s finest in wine, food and agriculture in a setting that proudly highlights the natural beauty, rich history and agricultural bounty of New York State. We will learn about the Kitchen and then be treated to a gourmet dinner prepared especially for our group.
On day three our first stop will be at the George Eastman House for a guided tour of the restored Colonial Revival-style mansion, once home to the founder of the Eastman Kodak Company. Today the mansion is the world’s oldest museum dedicated to photography. After the tour you will be able to walk through the formal gardens of the estate. Next, we’re off to experience Rochester’s Lilac Festival. Every May, the Festival signals the start of spring as 22 acres of Highland Park displays more than 500 varieties of lilac bushes, from the deepest purple to the purest white, from lightly scented to irresistibly aromatic. Our group will be treated to lunch at the Elmwood Inn, a local favorite, before continuing on to Niagara Falls, Ontario. By late afternoon we’ll check into the beautiful Hilton Niagara Falls Hotel where everyone will have a view of Niagara Falls from their room!
Day four starts at the Floral Showhouse with its collection of orchids, succulents and other tropical plants. The month of May also offers the opportunity to see an amazing display of hydrangeas. We’ll make photo stops at Horseshoe Falls, the Floral Clock and the lilac gardens before our arrival in the charming, historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. This lovely village has been described as the prettiest town in Canada.
 To sign up for the trip or for more information, contact Brenda Sykes by email or phone (270) 767-4252