Sam’s enthusiasm for history will take you back to an era that, as FDR coined; “Will live in infamy.” The Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing in St. Paul is where you’ll be welcome to: Climb into one or all six aircraft (including a replica of the Miss Mitchell, a B-25 bomber), take a ride in one of the WWII motor pool fleet vehicles and view a unique collection of World War II artifacts on display. Coupled with an up-close and personal view of military aircraft, museum display cases and motor pool vehicles, Sam will ply your inner historian with little-known or well-known facts about this infamous war. If it’s a clear day you might just also get to watch a historic airplane take wing. If that isn’t enough, for a separate fee, the museum offers flights in their aircraft for a one of a kind and surreal experience.
Erik’s Ranch & Retreats provides safe and unequaled living, working, and social recreational environments for young adults with autism. Please note that due to the cost of each tour, Erik’s Minnesota Adventures requires a minimum of four guests registered in order to proceed with a tour. We reserve the right to cancel tours 48 hours in advance due to low registration. All guests will be notified by email and refunded should a cancellation occur on behalf of Erik's Minnesota Adventures. Our tour guides take their jobs seriously and it is disheartening when tours are cancelled unexpectedly due to low volunteer participation. In addition, we allocate financial resources to each tour and incur lost funds when unscheduled cancellations occur. Therefore, we request that you cancel your registration for tours no later than 48 hours in advance (phone number will be provided in confirmation e-mail). We understand that emergencies occur and appreciate the earliest notice you can provide regarding cancelations. Thank you for your understanding and support!
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Well-traveled, well-read and a friend to all, Sam’s myriad interests and passions are inspiring. A native Minnesotan,and our veteran member, Sam is currently enrolled at Normandale Community College where he is studying geology. A budding geologist, his favorite rock is pegmatite. He enjoys biking, roller blading, stand-up paddleboarding, swimming, mountain climbing and nature. He loves all animals, especially his 11-year-old yellow lab, Tori. Sam is a World War II history buff and had the incredible opportunity to travel to Normandy with his family. Sam also boasts the largest and only coin collection at Erik’s Retreat – 4,000 pennies dating back to 1941! Sam’s kindness and generosity toward all – whether animate or inanimate - are sure to please!