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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

                                                                                            Million Dollar Quartet
                                                                                  Paramount Theatre – Aurora, Illinois
                                                                                          Sunday, October 29, 2017
                                                                                             *SOLD OUT - WAIT LIST*

There was no plan for Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins to record together on December 4, 1956, but as fate would have it, they did! Million Dollar Quartet tells that story with the raw energy and monumental talent you’ve come to expect from these music giants. Take a trip down memory lane and relive some of the biggest and best songs of all time, including “Peace in the Valley”, “Blue Suede Shoes”, “Folsom Prison Blues”, “I Walk the Line”, “Hound Dog”, and “Great Balls of Fire”. I have personally seen this show several times and it ranks right at the top of my list of favorite shows. We will enjoy a buffet lunch prior to the matinee performance at Ballydoyle Irish Pub, just 1 block from the theatre, consisting of House Salad, Shepherd’s Pie, Chicken Pot Pie, Harp Battered Fish & Chips, Housemade Donuts, and Soft Drinks & Coffee.                        

Walk Rate = 1 

$105.00 per person

Includes:
Show, lunch, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.
Deposit:
$40.00                                Final Payment Due: September 19, 2017

 

Eli’s Cheesecake Dock Sale, Superior Nut & Candy,
Gene’s Sausage Shop & Red Apple Restaurant
Saturday, November 18, 2017

We head out to the Chicago area for our annual “goodies shopping” trip with our first stop being Superior Nut & Candy retail store where you can purchase nuts and candy in bulk, as well as gift sets.  Our next stop is Eli’s Cheesecake for their annual 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.  We then stop at Gene’s Sausage Shop, a great store featuring 2-floors with a full deli, imported European gourmet foods, bakery, liquor, and of course, a wide variety of fresh sausage, meats, and ready-made entrees. We will enjoy an included dinner at Red Apple Restaurant, which serves a lovely buffet, including many Polish dishes.  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 = 2       

$84.00 per person

Includes:  :  Dinner at Red Apple Restaurant, motor coach transportation & driver tip

Deposit:  $15.00 per person                
Final Payment Due:  October 8, 2017
 

 

FireKeepers Casino & Essenhaus
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

* SOLD OUT - WAIT LIST *

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 do not hesitate in securing your spot – this trip always sells out early.               Walk Rate = 1            

$66.00 per person

Includes:   $20 in slot play, $5 extra, Amish dinner, motor coach transportation, and driver tip. :   $20 in slot play, $5 extra, Amish dinner, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.

Deposit:  $15.00 per person                
Final Payment Due: 
October 26, 2017

Elf – A Very Merry Musical
Paramount Theatre – Aurora, Illinois
Saturday, December 9, 2017

When he was a baby, Buddy crawled into Santa’s sack of presents and was whisked away to the North Pole where he lived as an elf.  But Buddy soon realizes the truth and goes in search of his father.  Based on the hilarious movie, Elf is one of those rare holiday shows that will have kids and adults lighting up with laughter, singing loud for all to hear.  Join us this holiday season for the perfect feel-good (not just for kids!) show that will turn even the grumpiest of grinches into a happy-go-lucky bearer of Christmas cheer.  Of course, the kids are also very welcome to come along and join in the fun!  Lunch is included at Fireside Grille prior to the matinee performance.  Please submit your entrée choice when making your reservation:  Half fire-grilled chicken, or Sauteed tilapia with lemon-butter sauce, or French onion meatloaf, or ¼ rack BBQ baby back ribs.  Served with garden salad, bread & butter, vegetable, mashed potatoes, vanilla ice cream, and non-alcoholic beverages.             

 

Walk Rate = 1             $115.00 per person

Includes:  Show, lunch, motor coach transportation, and driver tip. Includes:  Show, lunch, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.

Deposit:  $40.00                                 Final Payment Due:  October 25, 2017

 

Horseshoe Casino – Hammond, IN
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

We head to Horseshoe Casino again in Hammond, Indiana! It is anticipated that you will receive a free meal at their fabulous buffet. Since Horseshoe is no longer giving a voucher for free slot play, be sure to watch your email for offers you may receive if you have gone to Horseshoe previously. Get at least your deposit in early. This trip always sells out! (Please note that the casino giveaways are always subject to change by the casinos.)        Walk Rate = 1                  Price: $37.00  
Includes: Buffet, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.

Deposit: $15.00 
Final Payment Due: December 13, 2017

 


 

                                                                                                    Gun Lake Casino
                                                                                          Monday, February 19, 2018


Being this trip is scheduled on President’s Day, some of you who may be working and have the day off will be able to join us. 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. It is anticipated that 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 new marvelous buffet during our 4-hour stay. (Please note that the casino giveaways are always subject to change by the casinos.)               


Walk Rate = 1 

Price $49.00

Includes: $10 in slot play, $10 food voucher, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.
Deposit: $15.00 
Final Payment Due: January 9, 2018


“Love Never Dies”
Phantom of the Opera sequel
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The year is 1907. It is 10 years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House and the Phantom has escaped to a new life in New York where he lives amongst the screaming joy rides and freak-shows of Coney Island. In this new electrically-charged world, he has finally found a place for his music to soar. All that is missing is his love – Christine Daaé. Now one of the world’s finest sopranos, Christine is struggling in an ailing marriage to Raoul. So, it is with excitement she accepts an invitation to travel to New York and perform at a renowned opera house. In a final bid to win back her love, the Phantom lures Christine, her husband, and their young son Gustave from Manhattan; to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island.  Lured by the bright lights and financial rewards of Coney, Christine and her family flee Manhattan to perform on stage for one last time, but Christine soon discovers the true identity of her mysterious impresario and that all is not what it seems.  Our seats are located in the Dress Circle at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in downtown Chicago.  Prior to the matinee performance, we will be enjoying lunch at Revival Social Club.  We took a private group there early in 2017.  The food was great and the service outstanding.  

Please submit your lunch choice when making your reservation.  
1.  Cobb Salad: Grilled chicken, spinach, tomato, avocado, cucumber, egg, bacon, bleu cheese, balsamic vinaigrette.  
2.  The Cubano Sandwich: Roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, Dijon mustard, served with black beans and rice.  Or….. 
3.  Pumpernickel Grilled Cheese: Pumpernickel, house cheese blend, arugula, tomato jam, served with fries.  (Bacon may be added).  

Walk Rate = 1           $159.00 per person
Includes:  Theatre ticket, lunch, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.
Deposit:  $80.00 per person                                                
Final Payment Due
:  January 18, 2018


Cabaret
Paramount Theatre - Aurora, Illinois
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Life is a cabaret, old chum! Cabaret is one of the most well-known Broadway musicals of all time, nominated for a total of 26 Tony Awards over three decades and winning a total of 12, including Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical. This groundbreaking musical was unlike anything audiences had seen when it first premiered; you’ll feel the same way when you witness this spellbinding performance. We will enjoy lunch prior to the musical matinee performance consisting of Caesar salad, rolls & butter, Italian sausage lasagna, green beans, and cannolli for dessert. 

Walk Rate = 1 

$104.00 per person

Includes: Show, lunch, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.
Deposit: $40.00 
Final Payment Due: February 4, 2018

 

                                                                                           FireKeepers & Essenhaus
                                                                                           Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Celebrate the first day of spring! 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 do not hesitate in securing your spot – this trip always sells out early. (Please note that the casino giveaways are always subject to change by the casinos.)                  Walk Rate = 1 

$68.00 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: February 10, 2018

 

                                                    Fair Oaks Dairy, Albanese Candy, Chicagoland Popcorn, and Teibel’s 
                                                                                                  Thursday, April 12, 2018

We will visit Fair Oaks Dairy - a fabulous farm experience where between 80 and 100 calves are born a day! We board their “cow bus” for a narrated drive to the milking parlor with a slow rotating “merry-go-round” which milks 72 cows in one rotation. Beyond the parlor, you will see the cows filing in to be milked. They are well trained and need no encouragement to get onto and off of the milking station. Upon return, you may go into the Birthing Barn, where there are concrete benches theatre-style and watch calves being born through their ceiling to floor windows. It is quite an event to witness. Then enjoy a wonderful lunch at Teibel’s, with an atmosphere which will take you back to the 1940s. Their famous fried chicken and boned and buttered perch will be served family-style – both to die for! 

We have two more stops to make before heading home – Albanese Candy and Chicagoland Popcorn. Albanese Candy is famous for the world’s best gummies. Grab a bag and pick and choose from their huge variety of hard candies, as well as chocolates and gift boxes – all made right here in the U.S. And if you feel like nibbling on the way home, pick up some popcorn at Chicagoland Popcorn, a family-owned business located across the street from Albanese. Are you brave enough to try their Dill Pickle popcorn?                                         Walk Rate = 2                        

$130.00 per person

 

 

Includes: Fair Oaks Dairy, lunch, Albanese Candy, Chicagoland Popcorn, motorcoach transportation, and driver tip.
Deposit:  $25.00 per person
Final Payment Due:  March 2, 2018

 

                                                                                               Cornwell Theatre/Turkeyville
                                                                                                 “Savannah Sipping Society”
                                                                                                     Thursday, May 10, 2018


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

He was a singer about to give up his dream. She was a woman entranced by his music. 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. 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

 

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Friday, June 8, 2018

We have made a deposit on the Cubs vs Pirates afternoon game.  The final cost of the tickets have not yet been determined, so the final cost of the trip will be forthcoming when we receive the price from the Cubs.  We are giving you the opportunity to put in your reservation now.  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

$60.00 per person deposit

 

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

 

                                                                             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

We have made a deposit on the Cubs vs Diamondbacks afternoon game.  The final cost of the tickets have not yet been determined, so the final cost of the trip will be forthcoming when we receive the price from the Cubs.  We are giving you the opportunity to put in your reservation now.  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

$60.00 per person deposit

 

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

 

 

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

 

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds
Friday, August 24, 2018

We have made a deposit on the Cubs vs Reds afternoon game.  The final cost of the tickets have not yet been determined, so the final cost of the trip will be forthcoming when we receive the price from the Cubs.  We are giving you the opportunity to put in your reservation now.  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

$60.00 per person deposit

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

 

 

 

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