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RESERVATIONS:  A deposit, as indicated by each trip, will hold your reservation.  Final payment is due 40 days prior to the trip, unless indicated otherwise.  Reservations will not be held without some form of payment, as many of the trips are selling out and have waiting lists.  Reservations will still be taken after the final due date if there are openings.  

                                                                                      
DAY TRIPS

“The Rat Pack” – Cornwell Theatre
Friday, September 20, 2019

Frank, Dean, and Sammy are up in heaven, but God tells them they left some unfinished business back on Earth.  It seems Frank made an unfulfilled promise to Vic, the owner of the Rat Pack Lounge.  Now he and the boys have one night to make things right.  No need for look-alikes or impersonators – just a cast who can charm the audience with hits like “My Way”, “What Kind of Fool Am I?”, and “Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime”.  With over 30 hit songs, The Rat Pack Lounge will leave you singing and savoring the days of highballs and high rollers.  During intermission, browse their wonderful gift shop full of indoor and outdoor home décor, jams & jellies, & baked goods.  An excellent traditional turkey dinner with all the fixin’s is included at the theatre prior to the matinee.              Walk Rate = 1

Includes:  Lunch, matinee, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.

Price:  $92.00

Deposit:  $38.00                                 
Final Payment Due
:  August 10, 2019

 

                                                                                     IKEA Schaumburg & Alexandra’s Pierogi
                                                                                              Monday, October 7, 2019




IKEA has all the household goods you could ever need for any room in your home at very reasonable prices. Just walking in the front door nearly takes your breath away! Very easy drop off and pick up right at the door upon entry and check-out. Take a breather from shopping and have a cup of coffee and a cinnamon roll, or some Swedish meatballs, or a huge choice of food from their superior deli (on your own). After IKEA, we will make a stop 10 minutes down the road at 

 

 

The Container Store and Home Goods, which are 2 more stores that we don’t have here locally, as well as a Trader Joe’s, Nordstrom Rack, and many more stores. Our last stop before heading for home is Alexandra’s Pieorgi, where you may purchase a large variety of flavors, plus dumplings and blintzes at a very reasonable price. All are frozen and nicely packaged. Some have said they are the best they’ve ever had. It is advised that you bring a cooler or canvas bag for your purchases so it can be easily identified upon our return home. I may also note that if Alexandra’s furnishes a plastic bag for your purchases, you will be charged a minimal fee per bag, as regulated by Chicago law.             Walk Rate = 3 

$58.00 per person 

Includes: IKEA, Alexandra’s Pierogi, motor coach transportation, driver tip.
Deposit: $15 per person 
Final Payment Due: September 1, 2019

 

“Newsies” – Paramount Theatre
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

In the early hours of the morning in 1899 New York City, Irish newspaper delivery boy Jack Kelly tells his friend with a disabled leg, Crutchie, of his dream to one day leave New York for Santa Fe. Jack lives with his fellow "newsies," many of whom are orphaned and homeless. As the sun rises, the newsies awaken and prepare for another day on the job. While buying their supply of papers to sell, Jack meets Davey and his little brother, Les. Unlike the rest of the newsies, Davey and Les have a home and a family. They started work as newsies because their father suffered an accident at work resulting in the termination of his employment. Seeing young Les as an opportunity to sell more papers, Jack offers to help the boys. Meanwhile, the publisher of the New York World, Joseph Pulitzer, increases the cost of the newspapers to the delivery boys, so as to outsell his competitors. Later, Jack, Davey, and Les are chased down by the corrupt Warden Snyder of The Refuge, a juvenile detention center. The boys find cover in a vaudeville-style theatre owned by Jack's friend Medda Larkin, whom he regularly paints backdrops for. The next morning, Jack and the newsies discover that the cost of newspapers has been raised to sixty cents per hundred. Outraged, Jack organizes a protest. Lunch will be at Fireside Grille with lunch entrees to be forthcoming. 
Walk Rate = 2                     $126.00 per person
Includes: Lunch at Fireside Grille, matinee performance, motor coach transportation, and driver tip
Deposit: $30.00                         Final Payment Due: September 6, 2019

 

                                                                                                       Michigan Wineries
                                                                                                 Thursday, October 17, 2019

We’re off on our annual fall Michigan Wine Tasting day trip in Michigan. Please note that this trip is limited to only 30 attendees. It sells out every year, so don’t hesitate to get at least your deposit submitted.
Our first stop will be at Tabor Hill Winery for lunch and a tasting. Good news – they are now offering Raspberry Chicken again! Please submit your entrée choice when making your reservation. Your choices are: 1. Raspberry Chicken. (I did not get the accompaniments for this entrée, but you can be assured it will be excellent). 2. Horseradish crusted Baked Whitefish, dill aioli, wild rice blend, & seasonal vegetable. Or 3. Shrimp Linguine with spinach, tomatoes, and garlic white wine sauce. All entrees are served with a side salad tossed in house dressing, fresh baked rolls, and Gelato and fresh made biscotti for dessert. Our wine tasting will consist of 5 tastings. We will then move on to Round Barn Winery for 5 wine tastings plus 2 other tastings, topped off with a piece of chocolate at the end. Our third stop is 12 Corners where we will receive 5 tastings. (There wasn’t a wine that I tasted that I didn’t like at 12 Corners). You will be given a wine glass at 12 Corners and Round Barn. 

On our journey home, we will have box lunches for everyone to soak up some of that wine before you drive home.  We will give you a choice of 3 different sandwiches  from which to choose and will ask that you submit your choice as the trip gets nearer.  You will also be given the opportunity to shop in their bakery while we secure the fresh box lunches.

Walk Rate = 1

 


Deposit: $50.00 per person 
Price: $149.00

Includes: Lunch at Tabor Hill, wine tasting at Tabor Hill, wine tasting at Round Barn, wine tasting at 12 Corners, box lunch, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.
Final Payment Due: September 7, 2019

                                                                                          
                                                                                            “Eataly” – It’s All Italian
                                                                                       Tuesday, November 12, 2019



Do you want a day trip that is unusual, interactive, and loads of fun? Then grab your friends and join us on our day trip to Eataly in downtown Chicago. There are 2 floors filled with everything for the kitchen, including fresh pasta, cheeses, breads, etc. made on premises. You can choose between the guided walking tour with food tastings, or a pasta making class. (Please indicate which you prefer when making your reservation). On the walking tour, we tasted pizza, cheeses, meats, olives, breads, and pasta. Most of the guides and demonstrators are direct from Italy. 

 

 

 

A hands-on-demonstration of pasta making and space to make pasta by the attendees will be provided for you on the pasta making class to make pasta, box it up, and take home. You will be served a full portion of pasta made by the demonstrator, along with some wine tastings! I have personally done both tours and am not sure which I enjoyed the most. 

 

 

 


The walking tour is very informative, but the pasta making is a lot of fun in a small group. Their array of fresh meats, cheeses, pastas, fish, etc. are amazing. Feel free to bring along a cooler if you think you may purchase any perishables. No meal is included, but you will have ample time to sit down at one of their eateries for a meal and a glass of wine or beer on your own. You must try one of their meals with freshly made pasta – they are to die for! There were several people on this trip in 2018 who had never heard of Eataly and loved the trip!                         Walk Rate = 2 

 

 

$92.00 per person

Includes: Tour of your choice, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.
Deposit: $40.00 per person 
Final Payment Due: October 2, 2019

 

Cirque Dreams Holidaze
Sunday, November 17, 2019

Cirque Dreams Holidaze is a new Cirque adventure, Broadway musical and family holiday spectacular wrapped in one! This incomparable phenomenon features over 300 imaginative costumes, 20 world-class astonishing acts, the finest singers, original music and seasonal favorites celebrating the most wonderful time of the year.  Join us for our first trip to Honeywell Foundation theatre in Wabash for this matinee production.  Prior to the show, we will enjoy brunch in Eugenia’s Restaurant located in the venue, making it an easy trip for anyone who may have mobility issues. Don’t miss out on this dazzling opportunity full of beautiful costumes, stage settings, and Christmas music for which Cirque is so well-known.        Walk Rate = 2                         

$116.00 per person

Includes:  Brunch, show ticket, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.

Deposit
:  $60.00 per person                            
Final Payment Due:  October 7, 2019

 

FireKeepers & Essenhaus
Tuesday,
November19, 2019

We will spend 4 hours playing our favorite machines at FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek where you will receive $20 in free slot play, plus $5 which can be used toward food, slot play, or the gift shop.  On the return trip home, we will stop at Essenhaus in Middlebury for their traditional family-style meal with 2 meats and all the regular fixin’s.  (Please note that the casino giveaways are always subject to change by the casinos.)            Walk Rate = 1           $69.00  

Includes:  4 hours at FireKeepers, $20 in slot play, dinner at Essenhaus, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.

Deposit:  $15.00                                
Final Payment Due:  October 9, 2019
 

 

Eli’s Cheesecake Dock Sale, Superior Nut & Candy,
Kurowski’s Meat Market & Red Apple Restaurant
Saturday, November 23, 2019


We head out to the Chicago area for our annual “goodies shopping” trip. Since many of the items are already sold out when we have arrived on previous trips, we will first go to Eli’s Cheesecake for their Dock Sale. Yes, it is held on their indoor dock with a huge variety at discount prices. This sale is very popular in the area and there is usually a line, so if it’s a cold day, be sure to dress appropriately to wait in line a bit, but most everyone thinks it is worth the wait. Then it is on to Superior Nut & Candy retail store where you can purchase nuts and candy in bulk, as well as gift sets. 

 


We will enjoy an included dinner at Red Apple Restaurant, which serves a lovely buffet, including many Polish dishes. This is a superior buffet! It has been suggested many times that we go back to Kurowski’s Meat Market, so we will go back to Kurowski’s instead of Gene’s. This is truly a Polish meat market, so brush up on your Polish. It is advisable that you bring canvas tote bags or other containers to put your purchases in so they will be easy to identify as yours when we return home. 

Walk Rate = 4 

 

$89.00 per person

Includes: Dinner at Red Apple Restaurant, motor coach transportation & driver tip
Deposit: $15.00 
Final Payment Due: October 13, 2019 

 

“Santa Gets a Pink Slip” – Cornwell Theatre
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Christmas is the busiest time of year for Santa.  Right?  Well………not this year!  Santa LLC has plans to change Christmas this year.  They decide they don’t need Santa – he is overpaid.  After all, he only works one day a year.  So, the new version is all planned and ready to begin.  It starts with Santa getting a pink slip.  Let’s just say, chaos and mayhem ensue.  Christmas may not happen?  But of course the Big Man in Red returns and Christmas is saved.  Packed full of Christmas songs and memories for the entire family.  During intermission, browse their wonderful gift shop full of indoor and outdoor home décor, jams & jellies, & baked goods.  An excellent traditional turkey dinner with all the fixin’s is included at the theatre prior to the matinee.              Walk Rate = 1                    

Price:  $92.
00


Includes:  Lunch, matinee, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.

Deposit:  $38.00                                 
Final Payment Due:  November 1, 2019

 

                                                                              Christkindlmkt & Winter WonderFest
                                                                         Tuessday, December 17, 2019 - DATE CHANGE


Fill your senses with two eye-popping annual Christmas events in Chicago! Sparkling lights, glittering decorations, and activities abound each year with visitors attending from all over the world. Christkindlmkt, an outdoor market, in the Chicago Loop is no longer just a German tradition – it has become a Chicago institution. It’s a unique shopping experience with typical German food and drinks, as well as diverse Holiday entertainment. Winter WonderFest celebrates winter and the holidays. Entirely indoors on Navy Pier, the festival offers several activities and the hall is decorated with candy canes, Christmas tree, and lights galore. There is a skating rink, and inflatable slide, a carousel, spinning cups, and a train ride filling the 170,000 square feet in Festival Hall. There will be plenty of vendors where you may purchase snacks. Before heading out of Chicago, we will stop at Manny’s Cafeteria & Delicatessen for dinner on your own. Being that this cafeteria style, including the meal in the pricing is nearly impossible, so your evening meal is on your own. Manny’s was featured on Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives” and we thought it looked like a very interesting eatery. So be sure to save some room for a unique experience. 

Walk Rate = 3

Price: $67.00 per person

Includes: Christkindlmarkt, Winter WonderFest, motor coach transportation, and diver tip.
Deposit: $20.00 
Final Payment Due: November 9, 2019

 

Mannheim Steamroller
Thursday, December 19, 2019

America’s favorite holiday tradition for over 30 years is back at the Honeywell Center in Wabash, Indiana!  Grammy Award-winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects. Experience the spirit of the season as it comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller.  We will enjoy a Pasta Buffet lunch at Eugenia’s Restaurant located on the Honeywell premises, making this trip very easy for anyone who may have mobility issues.  Join us just before the holiday season with a production like none other than Mannheim Steamroller compares.               Walk Rate = 2

Price:  $141.00 per person

Includes:  Pasta buffet lunch, ticket, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.
Deposit:  $80.00                                 
Final Payment Date:  November 9, 2019
 

 


                                                                                          “Beauty & the Beast”
                                                                                   Paramount Theatre – Aurora, IL
                                                                                    Wednesday, January 15, 2020


WHAT IS BEAUTY? Join us as we step inside this classic storybook fairytale and discover that beauty isn’t always as it appears. Once upon a time on a bitter winter’s night, a young, selfish and vain prince finds a beggar woman asking for shelter. Disgusted by her appearance, he sends her away. The old woman transforms into a magical enchantress who places a curse upon the prince to appear as hideous on the outside as he is on the inside. Given a magical rose, he must learn to love and find love in return before the last petal drops, or he is doomed to remain a beast forever. But who could ever learn to love a beast? One of Disney’s most beloved animated films comes to life on stage with all the enchanted castle characters in a holiday extravaganza that will thrill, entertain and amaze young and old alike. Celebrate the power and wonder of theater with us and take a photo-op at their two-story Christmas tree in a lobby decorated to create memories that last a lifetime. Lunch is conveniently located right across the street at the Meyer Ballroom prior to the matinee performance.                                 Walk Rate = 1

Price: $119.00 per person

Includes: Buffet lunch, performance, motor coach transportation, and driver tip
Deposit: $46.00 per person 
Final Payment Due: December 10, 2019


Cornwell Theatre/Turkeyville
“Grandma’s Secret Diary”
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

While going through Grandma’s things, Rachel finds a diary.  As Rachel reads the diary, she finds that Grandma had a far more exciting life than anyone ever knew!  During intermission, browse their wonderful gift shop full of indoor and outdoor home décor, jams & jellies, & baked goods.  An excellent traditional turkey dinner with all the fixin’s is included at the theatre prior to the matinee.             

Walk Rate = 1                          

Price:  $96.00 per person

Includes:  Lunch, matinee, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.
Deposit:  $39.00 per person
Final Payment Due:  February 15, 2020
 

 

                                                                                        Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets
                                                                                                 Thursday, June 18, 2020


We have again been given the opportunity to make deposits for 2020 Cubs games. Our tickets will be in the Terrace Reserved Section, as usual, and will be under cover. This is an afternoon game. Ticket prices are not yet available, but we are giving you the opportunity to reserve your spot. Just make a $70 deposit and your seat is secure. When game ticket prices are published, then the full trip cost will be established. We wanted to get the tickets secured and have made a deposit to ensure that we have them. Tickets will not be held without a deposit. 

Walk Rate = 3 – 4

Includes: Ticket, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.
Deposit: $70 per person Final Price: To Be Determined
Final Payment Due: May 18, 2020

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                                                                                        Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers
                                                                                                 Thursday, July 2, 2020


We have again been given the opportunity to make deposits for 2020 Cubs games. Our tickets will be in the Terrace Reserved Section, as usual, and will be under cover. This is an afternoon game. Ticket prices are not yet available, but we are giving you the opportunity to reserve your spot. Just make a $70 deposit and your seat is secure. When game ticket prices are published, then the full trip cost will be established. We wanted to get the tickets secured and have made a deposit to ensure that we have them. Tickets will not be held without a deposit. 

Walk Rate = 3 – 4

Includes: Ticket, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.
Deposit: $70 per person Final Price: To Be Determined
Final Payment Due: May 27, 2020

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                                                                                           Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Dodgers
                                                                                                 Thursday, August 20, 2020


We have again been given the opportunity to make deposits for 2020 Cubs games. Our tickets will be in the Terrace Reserved Section, as usual, and will be under cover. This is an afternoon game. Ticket prices are not yet available, but we are giving you the opportunity to reserve your spot. Just make a $70 deposit and your seat is secure. When game ticket prices are published, then the full trip cost will be established. We wanted to get the tickets secured and have made a deposit to ensure that we have them. Tickets will not be held without a deposit. 

Walk Rate = 3 – 4

Includes: Ticket, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.
Deposit: $70 per person Final Price: To Be Determined
Final Payment Due: July 10, 2020

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