Shafer's Tour & Charter has been serving New York's Southern Tier since 1947
Shafer’s offers your group the most competitive bus charter service in the area, as well as the highest standards in the travel industry for comfort, convenience, cleanliness, safety, efficiency and reliability, all at competitive rates.
All of our coaches feature WI-FI ACCESS, RESTROOMS, DVD player, public address system, plush reclining seats, panoramic windows, individual reading lights and more...
Our fleet of state of the art motor coaches are available in 30, 47, and 56 passenger seating capacities! We’ll make all of your arrangements for you or your group and see that you have a comfortable ride.
In Loving Memory of ~ Robert T. Shafer Sr. (1911-2001)
“The Last Bus Out”
My Father had a dream and in this mystery saw A bus coming fast And one that looked so special “Twas the last bus out.”
He had seen many buses And drove many on the trails. Mostly round where he was raised, But this bus was different- Covered with so many diamonds, jade, pearls.
Each window was more stunning Than was the one before; And it had such drawing power. “I mustn’t be late”, he thought.
The bus pulled up and stopped, Five children gathered ’round To bid him fond farewell. “All Aboard” the driver cried. Such joy, yet hard to part.
He got on board that morn in April Lifted his burly arms to wave good-bye to all and found a seat “reserved” his name engraved in gold.
It was the “last bus out” He was the last child from his family to catch the bus. T’was the last to leave and it left promptly at 8:30am.
He decided to get off and take a walk To see what the bus was like; He met old friends and some new. And had such a splendid time All sadness gone for good.
Then on the bus he watched as it was smoothly gliding into a beautiful new station made of pure gold He said “Oh, what a sight to view”.
Then Dad got off the bus and walked to the arms of God and then looking down he said, “When it comes your turn to ride the last bus to heaven above Don’t be surprised to see Dad Shafer there to greet you with those burly arms lifted in praise and shouting..
Written By Beverly Morgan 1/25/02
Shafer Tours and Charters – Luxury bus tours and charter service.
Based in the Binghamton, NY area, our luxury motorcoaches are available to take your group wherever you need to go.
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