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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

                                                                                               Chicago Flower & Garden Show
                                                                                                       Thursday, March 19, 2020

The tradition of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show can be traced back to 1847 when it was created as an exhibition of prized fruits and flowers. Today the Chicago Flower & Garden Show is all about inspiring, educating and motivating the next generation of gardener. Whether in a backyard, kitchen or rooftop, this is where green lovers and families go to discover ideas while having fun. So join us when we welcome spring after a long and cold winter. We look forward to wowing you with new life-sized gardens, how-to workshops and instructional seminars that will give you a reason to enjoy the greener side on this First Day of Spring. I have just been informed that as a new added bonus to the show, Elkhart County will have a presence at the show with about 40 flower quilts and an indoor quilt garden. What a huge bonus for this show and the attendees! There will be volunteers who work on the quilts and quilt gardens from our area manning the booth and answering questions on how the quilts and quilt gardens are developed. There will be various eateries at the show and you can also take a stroll on Navy Pier where vendors and eateries are available. Prior to departing Chicago, we will stop for dinner on your own at Manny’s Deli. Manny’s offers a huge variety of food that is sure to satisfy everyone.               Walk Rate = 2
$76.00 per person
Includes: Admission to Flower & Garden Show, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.
Deposit: $15.00 per person
Final Payment Due: February 9, 2020


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
 

 

Shrine of Christ Passion, Albanese Candy, Chicagoland Popcorn, Tiebel’s Restaurant
Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Experience the story of Easter along the paved ½ mile Prayer Trail at the Shrine of Christ Passion depicted with magnificent bronze sculptures along the trail. We had visited the venue in 2017 and everyone was quite moved by the talent and the beauty of the grounds and thought Holy Week was the perfect time to go back. 

Our first stop is Albanese Candy. Filled with a huge array of candies, including their famous gummies, is a candy lover’s delight offering candy in bulk, gift sets, and a variety of all sorts. We hop across the street to Chicagoland Popcorn and its 250 varieties of popcorn to choose from, ranging from the common flavors to the bizarre such as dill pickle, cotton candy, cranberry, jalapeno, and many, many more. You can try as many samples as you’d like, happily given out by the funny business owner who looks exactly like Mohammed Ali. 

 

 

 

It’s then on to Tiebel’s Restaurant for lunch where fried chicken and lake perch will be served family style, along with their popular wonderful accompaniments. Their boned and buttered lake perch is the best I’ve ever had! Tiebel’s art deco décor has not changed over the years, giving us a nostalgic feeling of the 20’s and 30’s. Lastly we visit the Shrine of Christ Passion to stroll along their paved one-half mile Prayer Trail and visit the story of Christ with magnificent bronze sculptures, taking you through His life up to He Is Risen, There will be time to visit the gift shop with beautiful gifts and treasures of all sorts. A limited number of golf carts are available for those with mobility issues.          Walk Rate = 2 

$99.00 per person

Includes: Shrine admission, Lunch at Tiebel’s, Albanese Candy, Chicagoland Popcorn, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.
Deposit: $15.00 per person
Final Payment Due: March 1, 2020

 

Mystery in the Mansion
Jacob Henry Mansion – Joliet, IL
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Enjoy the mystery and intrigue of a murder mystery luncheon at the Henry Jacob Mansion and Victorian Ballroom in Joliet, Illinois, an 1873 National Historic Landmark., well known for its beauty, old Victorian charm and furnishings, as well as its homemade meals and entertainment. Have fun as we try to solve this whodunit. Will one of us be “the murderer”!? 

Walk Rate = 1 

$106.00 per person

 

Includes: Murder Mystery, lunch, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.
Deposit: $25.00 per person
Final payment Due: March 26, 2020

 

Gun Lake Casino – Wayland, MI
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Gun Lake Casino in Wayland, Michigan offers over 2,000 slot machines and 33 table games, as well as a wide variety of restaurants – Sandhill Café, Tim Horton’s, Coldstone Creamery, Villa Pizza, and Johnny Rockets. You will receive $10.00 in free slot play and a $10.00 voucher to be used toward food at the Sandhill Café or their marvelous buffet during our 4-hour stay. 

Walk Rate = 1 

 

Price $59.00 per person

Includes: $10 in slot play, $10 food voucher, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.
Deposit: $15.00 
Final Payment Due: April 1, 2020

 


"Right Bed, Wrong Husband"
Corrnwell's Turkeyville
Wedmesday, May 13, 2020

In order to increase his allowance, young bachelor Ted writes to his uncle to tell him he is married.  When his uncle shows up unexpectedly and mistake Ted's best friend's wife for his wife, things get a bit complicated.  Lots of fun and mayhem takes place.  A funny 70's farce.  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  

 

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



This is the only Cubs game we will be offering this year. Our seats are located in the Terrace Reserved Section between home base and first base,, Aisle 226, Rows 16 – 21, so they will be under cover to protect us from the sun. Even if you’re not a baseball fan, it’s exciting to experience the crowd, the surroundings, and a bit of baseball food from the concessions. You are allowed to take food into the ball park, but no liquids are allowed. Any bag you carry in will be inspected upon entry. Tickets will not be held without full payment.   Walk Rate = 3 – 4 

$121.00 per person 
Includes: Ticket, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.

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Ladies Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show
Thursday, July 16, 2020

                                      The above photos are from a previous trip when we attended this event.

We had a trip to this event a couple of years ago and proved to be quite interesting. It is held in the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois and is set up flea market style with individual booths and tables with great bargains to be had. The merchandise ranges from socks to casual clothing to coats. You will find faux furs, costume jewelry, diamonds and other precious gems. You will also find gourmet food, home décor, and health and beauty products. It’s a ladies’ shopping delight in over 1 million square feet of exhibits at prices you will not find at the malls. So grab your mothers, daughters, sisters, and girlfriends for a fun-filled girls’ day out! An eatery is also available on the premises.                        Walk Rate = 2 

Price:  $56.00 per person
Includes: Admission, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.
Deposit: $15.00 per person
Final Payment Due: June 6, 2020

 

                                                           Chicago Architectural Cruise & Museum of Science & Industry
                                                                                              Tuesday, July 21, 2020


Explore the wonders of what the Museum of Science & Industry holds inside the walls of this magnificent museum. You will be on your own in the museum with a chance to visit the areas and exhibits of interest to you. If you have not been to the museum for years, refresh your experience of going to the museum as a child. Since we will all be going in different directions at the museum, lunch will be on your own. There are 3 eateries in the museum: 1. The Brain Food Court offering fresh-made pizza, hand pressed burgers, cage free chicken tenders, artisan sandwiches, and gourmet pasta; 2. Museum Café offering Starbcks coffee, gourmet sandwiches, snacks, salads, and pastries; 3. Finnigan’s Ice Cream Parlor featuring Hyde Park ice cream offering sundaes and shakes. 

 

 

Then the afternoon takes us on “The First Lady” architectural cruise on the Chicago River narrated by excellent trained docent volunteers from the Chicago Architectural Foundation sharing fascinating stories behind more than 50 buildings along the Chicago River. Hear how Chicago grew from a small settlement into one of the world’s largest cities in less than 100 years. In just 90 minutes, you’ll get the best overview of Chicago’s architecture and its history.  This proves to be a very informative tour being it is hosted by the Chicago Architectural Foundation.    Walk Rate = 2 – 3
 

Price:  $101.00 per person

Includes: Museum entrance, cruise, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.
Deposit: $25.00 per person
Final Payment Due: June 11, 2020

 

                                                                                                    "Steel Magnolias"
                                                                                   Drury Lane Theatre - Oakbrook Terrace, IL
                                                                                              Thursday, August 20, 2020

In a beauty parlor in northwestern Louisiana, life is anything but boring. Steel Magnolias follows six women over the course of three years as they face life’s challenges together and find comfort in one another. Embracing both laughter and tears, this story celebrates the power of female friendship. The play received one Drama Desk Award nomination, and the popular film adaptation was nominated for an Academy Award and two Golden Globes. 

Prior to this matinee, we will enjoy lunch in their lovely on-premises dining room. Please indicate your entrée preference when making your reservation. 1. Grilled Chicken Breast with Roasted Garlic Red Wine Sauce, or 2. Grilled Salmon with Roasted Shallots, Black Garlic, Beurre Blanc, or 3. 6 oz. Filet Mignon with either a Bordellaise or Chimichurri Sauce. Also included is Freshly Baked Bread, a Mixed Green Salad, Mixed Berry Pie, and non-alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase on your own. Drury Lane is a very easy theatre to navigate if you have mobility issues, as you are dropped off right at the entrance and the facility is all on one level.                          Walk Rate = 1 – 2 

$144.00 per person


Includes
: Lunch, matinee performance, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.
Deposit: $40.00 per person
Final Payment Due: July 10, 2020

 

                                                                               Dear Evan Hansen
                                                                       Saturday, August 22, 2020

NOTE: Due to a prior commitment, we have had to change the date.

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.  DEAR EVAN HANSEN has struck a chord with audiences and critics everywhere, including The Washington Post who says DEAR EVAN HANSEN is “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theatre history.” The New York Times calls it “a gut-punching, breathtaking knockout of a musical.” And NBC Nightly News declares the musical “an anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond.”  This show is being held in downtown Chicago’s CIBD Theatre, formerly known as the Shubert Theatre, and has housed Hamilton most recently.  Our seats are located in the Mezzanine.  

Prior to the matinee performance, we enjoy lunch served family-style at one of our favorite restaurants – Connie’s Pizza – serving all you can eat salad, homemade bread, pizza, and beverages.  Walk Rate = 2                             Price:  $190.00

Includes:  Lunch, performance, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.
Deposit:  $65.00 per person
Final Payment Due:  July 15, 2020

 

                                                                     

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