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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

        
Cornwell Theatre/Turkeyville
“Savannah Sipping Society”
   Thursday, May 10, 2018
*Only 2 Openings*


In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate – and an impromptu happy hour – and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. So….raise your glass to these strong Southern women and their fierce embrace of life and say “Cheers!”. An excellent traditional turkey dinner with all the fixin’s is included at the theatre prior to the matinee. 
         Walk Rate = 1 

$91.00 per person

 


Includes: Lunch, matinee, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.
Deposit: 37.00 
Final Payment Due: April 1, 2018

 

"Once"
Paramount Theatre - Aurora, Illinois
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
! SOLD OUT - WAIT LIST !

He was a Dublin street musician about to give up his dream. She was a woman entranced by his haunting love songs. It was a fateful meeting spurred by their shared passion for music, and a song was all it took for them to fall in love. But as the story plays out, we are reminded that love is never simple. Once is based on the Oscar-winning movie and is an eight-time Tony Award winning musical. In today’s world where we all struggle to connect, sometimes the simplest way is through song. Their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your every day romance. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams and the power of music to connect it all.  We will enjoy lunch prior to the musical matinee performance consisting of Greek salad, rolls & butter, lemon oregano chicken, vesuvio potatoes, broccoli, and baklava for dessert.                       Walk Rate = 1 

$106.00 per person 

 

Includes: Show, lunch, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.
Deposit:  $40.00
Final Payment Due:  April 20, 2018

 

Drury Lane – “South Pacific”
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

! SOLD OUT - WAIT LIST !

Set against the dramatic background of an idyllic South Pacific island during WWII,  the themes of romance, duty, and prejudice intertwine to create a story that is all at once hilarious, heartbreaking, and thought-provoking. Based on the anecdotes of a real-life U.S. Navy commander who was stationed on an island, the musical follows two intercultural love stories: Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with Emile, a French plantation owner on the island who has two children from his late Polynesian wife; at the same time, U.S. Lieutenant Cable falls for a beautiful island native named Liat. Both Americans find themselves struggling to reconcile their own cultural prejudices with their amorous feelings, all the while under the dark cloud of a war that is coming ever closer to their island paradise.  Songs:  “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair”, “Some Enchanted Evening”, “Bali Ha’i”, and “There’s Nothing Like a Dame”.  Lunch is included at Drury Lane prior to the matinee performance.  Please submit your entrée choice along with your payment:  1. Sauteed Tilapia with tomato basil relish and roasted shallot mashed potatoes, or 2. Bistro Steak with Bordelaise sauce and roasted shallot mashed potatoes.  Caesar salad, dessert, and beverage included.     

Walk Rate = 1                                          $107.00 per person

Includes:  Lunch, matinee, driver tip, and motor coach transportation.
Deposit:  $25.00                                 
Final Payment Due:  May 1, 2018

 

 

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Friday, June 8, 2018
*** SOLD OUT - WAIT LIST    ***

We are headed to Wrigley Field to see our Cubbies play the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Our seats are located in the Terrace Reserved Section 213, Rows 14 – 18, where we will be under cover from the hot afternoon sun.  It’s always an exciting time while visiting Wrigley Field and the surrounding area. These games always sell out, so don't wait too long to secure your seat.  Alcohol will not be allowed on the bus and will be strictly enforced.  Children are more than welcome to join us.  Walk Rate = 3

$103.00 per person

Includes:  Game ticket, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.                

$103.00 full payment - use the button below

$43.00 Balance - If you have paid the original deposit - use the button below

                                                                             

                                                                     A Day With The Train Lady at Wandering Tree Estates
                                                                                                      Tuesday, June 26, 2018


We have secured an exclusive tour of Wandering Tree Estate for a rare glimpse at a magnificent private estate located on 10 acres in Illinois - not open to the general public - perfect for the arborist, model train enthusiast, garden clubs, and the casual gardener. Model train exhibits wander through the lush gardens. The gardens consist of a Japanese Garden, a Rose Garden at a lovely gazebo, an organic vegetable garden, and outdoor garden railways where circuses travel by rail. Please note that attendees with canes or walkers may find this a difficult tour because of the uneven terrain, but you are welcome to join us to sit and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to visit Wandering Tree Estates – not open to the general public. An afternoon buffet will be enjoyed at Chessie’s Restaurant, a train themed restaurant.               Walk Rate = 3 


Price: $119.00 per person

Includes: Admission & tour, buffet, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.
Deposit: $25.00 per person
Final Payment Due: May 16, 2018


 

Chicago Cubs vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Thursday, July 26, 2018
!!! Only 1 opening !!!

We are headed to Wrigley Field to see our Cubbies play the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Our seats are located in the Terrace Reserved Section 213, Rows 14 – 18, where we will be under cover from the hot afternoon sun.  It’s always an exciting time while visiting Wrigley Field and the surrounding area. These games always sell out, so don't wait too long to secure your seat.  Alcohol will not be allowed on the bus and will be strictly enforced.  Children are more than welcome to join us.  Walk Rate = 3

$103.00 per person

 

Includes:  Game ticket, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.                

$103.00 full payment - use the button below

$43.00  - if you have paid the original deposit - use the button below

 

Cornwell Theatre/Turkeyville
“Gator Grove” – The Musical
Friday, July 27, 2018

“Welcome to Gator Grove”! A charming trailer park in Squish Bogg, Florida where Nora, the owner, keeps an eye on everything and everyone – and I mean everyone! When things get crazy, Gator, long time resident of the grove, knows just what to do. With the help of Blue (a woman full of refinement) and Nora, they will save the day. The grove looks great when decorated for a wedding. Tidy up your mullet – Fun is gonna happen! Songs include: “Let Me Call You Sweetheart”, “Good Old Mountain Dew”, and other fun favorites. An excellent traditional turkey dinner with all the fixin’s is included at the theatre prior to the matinee.    Walk Rate = 1 

$91.00 per person

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

Deposit: $37.00 
Final Payment Due: June 17, 2018

 

Pierogi Fest – Whiting, Indiana
Saturday, July 28, 2018

Great Polish food is in abundance at Pierogi Fest!  Pierogi of every kind, a variety of Polish sausage, cabbage & noodles, potato pancakes, red cabbage and even a beer garden.  Wear your dancing shoes and Polka in the street to live Polka music and shop the many vendor booths.  Let us drop you off at the festival and not have to drive around, searching for a parking spot on the residential streets.       Walk Rate = 3             $38.00 per person                                        

Includes:  Motor coach transportation and driver tip.

Deposit:  $15.00 per person                Final Payment Due:  June 17, 2018

 

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds
Friday, August 24, 2018

We are headed to Wrigley Field to see our Cubbies play the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Our seats are located in the Terrace Reserved Section 213, Rows 14 – 18, where we will be under cover from the hot afternoon sun.  It’s always an exciting time while visiting Wrigley Field and the surrounding area.   These games always sell out, so don't wait too long to secure your seat.  Alcohol will not be allowed on the bus and will be strictly enforced.  Children are more than welcome to join us.  Walk Rate = 3

$92.00 per person


 Includes:  Game ticket, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.


$92.00 full payment - use the button below

 

$32.00 Balance - if you have paid the original deposit - use the button below

 

Roaring 20’s Silent Movie Experience
Thursday, September 13, 2018

As you enter the gorgeous chandeliered lobby of The Lerner in downtown Elkhart, take a step back in time. Built in 1924 as a vaudeville/movie palace, the theatre has been restored to its original opulence as a state of the art performance and event venue As the lights dim, the 1,000 pipes of the restored Kimball organ fills the auditorium with music performed by talented organist Clark Wilson, one of the most prominent and recognized scorers pf silent photoplays in America today. The silver screen flickers to life and opening credits roll for the 1928 comedic classic “Steamboat Bill, Jr.” starring silent film legend Buster Keaton. You will be transported through time. Roaring with laughter and applause, just as the crowds at The Lerner did nearly 100 years ago. Prior to the movie, we will have lunch at Meadow Brooke Farm. Built in 1860, the restored farm has a history of what went on at the farm in the 20’s. After the movie, we visit an exceptional art museum featuring the Midwest’s largest collection of Norman Rockwell signed lithographs.                                          Walk Rate = 2 

$115.00 per person

Includes: Lunch, silent movie, art museum, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.

Deposit: $15.00 
Final Payment Due: August 3, 2018

 

IKEA Schaumburg & Alexandra’s Pierogi
Thursday, October 11, 2018


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.

The picture to the left is the luggage compartment before departing for home on our 2017 trip to IKEA, Home Goods, and Alexandra's.

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, 2018

 

“Hello Dolly” starring Betty Buckley
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Dolly Gallagher Levi - played by Betty Buckley:  A widow in her middle years who has decided to begin her life again. She is a strong-willed matchmaker, meddler, opportunist, and a life-loving woman who travels to Yonkers, New York, to find a match for the miserly "well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder. In doing so she persuades his niece, his niece's intended, and Horace's two clerks to travel to New York City.  The production includes songs such as "It Takes A Woman"  "Love, Look In My Window", "Put On Your Sunday Clothes", and, of course, "Hello Dolly"!  Prior to the matinee performance at the Oriental Theatre in downtown Chicago, we will enjoy an all-you-can-eat lunch at Connie's Pizza, consisting of salad, an assortment of pizza, and soft drinks.  Don't hesitate - we believe this show will easily sell out.  Seats are located in the Dress Circle.   Walk Rate = 2

$168.00 per person

Includes:  Lunch, theatre ticket, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.

Deposit:  $50.00 per person
Final Payment Due:  October 1, 2018

 

Eli’s Cheesecake Dock Sale, Superior Nut & Candy,
Kurowski’s Meat Market & Red Apple Restaurant
Saturday, November 17, 2018

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, 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 since this will be our last trip to Eli’s, we will go back to Kurowski’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 

 

$86.00 per person

 


Includes: Dinner at Red Apple Restaurant, motor coach transportation & driver tip 
Deposit: $15.00 per person Final Payment Due: October 7, 2018

 

Drury Lane – “Beauty and the Beast
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Based on the beloved Academy Award winning Disney film, this nine-time Tony nominated musical continues to win the hearts of people all over the globe. Trapped in her provincial town life, an intelligent, young beauty risks everything to become the heroine of her own story and break a wicked spell imprisoning a castle full of enchanting misfits and a terrifying beast. Please submit your entrée choice when making payment: 

1. Lake Trout: Citrus caper sauce, served with roasted shallot mashed potatoes......OR

2. Lemon-Thyme Grilled Chicken Paillard (Dairy free, Gluten free): Kale, sugar snap peas, sweet corn, avocado, tomato, and hearts of palm.........OR

3.  Vegetable Linguine Pomodoro (Vegetarian):  Zucchini, yellow squash, broccoli, peas, tomatoes, basil, Pomodoro sauce.

Walk Rate = 1

$107.00 per person

Includes: Lunch & show at Drury Lane, motor coach transportation, and driver tip
Deposit: $25.00 per person 
Final Payment Due: October 19, 2018

 

FireKeepers & Essenhaus
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

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           
$68.0
0 per person 

Includes
:  4 hours at FireKeepers, $20 in slot play, dinner at Essenhaus, motor coach transportation, and driver tip
Deposit:  $15.00                                 
Final Payment Due:  November 1, 2018

 

 

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