Alternative Leisure Company
& Trips Unlimited

165 Middlesex Turnpike, Suite 206,  Bedford, MA 01730  781-275-0023



 

 

Everyone needs a vacation! A.L.C. is your travel and recreation company. Scholarships, payment plans, are all available. No one will be denied a vacation because of financial needs. Everyone will have a blast with Drew and his staff.

We welcome people who use walkers on our trips.

CELEBRATING 33 YEARS IN BUSINESS!
Drew has worked with Special Needs people for over 40 years.
He started in September 1974.

A.L.C. is a Family......We Want You To Be A Member Of Our Family

Drew's office team includes Caroline Mallard - Marketing & Budget Director,
and Donna Johnson - Executive Office Administrator
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See pictures from other trips on the
photos page.

A.L.C. has an L.P.N. that will accompany us on a lot of our day trips and weekend trips. We also have an R.N. that can also join us on longer trips, as well as a number of one-to-one staff members available!

A.L.C. has a staff person that is fluent in sign language!

***** SPECIAL DEALS *****


 $200. off all "BIG TRIPS" leaving January 1 or later (Expires Dec. 1)

 $50. off all "WEEKEND TRIPS" leaving Jan. 1 or later (Expires Dec. 1)

 Sign up for 4 days trips, take off $40

PAYMENT PLAN BOOKLETS ARE AVAILABLE

 

** ALC JOB POSITIONS AVAILABLE **

Drew is always looking for Tour Directors and Assistants who want to provide fun and leisure day trips and overnight trips for people with disabilities. These are part time positions usually on the weekend, holidays, and summers. Please call Drew at (781) 454-6463 to inquire about these positions.

TRIP OF THE MONTH - DECEMBER

THE HOLIDAYS WITH KENNY ROGERS AT MOHEGAN SUN
Friday December 19 - Saturday December 20, 2014   Almost Sold Out

Celebrate the Holidays with a one night trip to the Mohegan Sun Casino to see everyone's  favorite country singer… KENNY ROGERS LIVE. You will have excellent seats, enjoy a fast food dinner on the way there and a delicious buffet brunch the next day.  Plenty of time on the slots on Saturday before we head home.  We haven’t seen Kenny in years.

TOUR PRICE: $449.

DREW'S "BEST OF THE BEST" TOUR OF 2015

SPRING IN SAN FRANCISCO & THE 31ST WRESTLEMANIA
Thursday March 26 - Monday March 30, 2015
 
Drew invites everyone in the ALC Family to join him as he tours the West Coast- San Francisco, Napa Valley, Yosemite National Park. Drew will take everyone to Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39 to see the Sea Lions, take a tour of the "Jelly Bean Factory", Alcatraz, and then into Napa Valley and Wine Country. You'll be treated to lunch at Drew's son's New Restaurant- "SOUVLA", and enjoy a tour of a real "Fortune Cookie Factory" in San Francisco's Chinatown. Plus we will take you to Yosemite National Park and ride the GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE in a FIRE TRUCK!!!! And Drew has great seats to "WrestleMania" 2015 to be held in San Francisco this year.
 
TOUR PRICE: $2,099. (Early Bird Special - Sign up by Dec. 1, 2015 take off $200. and make it $1,899.)
Payment Plan Booklets Are Available.

BOSTON BRUINS - THANKSGIVING WEEKEND

THE BRUINS ON THANKSGIVING WEEKEND
FRIDAY November 28, 2014   Sold Out

Our Annual Event is back!!!! The Bruins over the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend and we have tickets. This will be our one and only game for the season… so please register early. We will have excellent seats and provide a fast food casual dinner prior to the game. Wear your Bruins hats, shirts, and get ready for a fantastic game. This game will be held early evening at the Garden.

TOUR PRICE: $199.

GET IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT

THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT COMES ALIVE OVER THANKSGIVING WEEKEND
--Yankee Candle, Bright Lights, and the Basketball Hall of Fame--
Sunday November 30, 2014   Almost Sold Out
 
This is a day trip not to miss!!! Our first stop is Yankee Candle's Flagship Store in Deerfield, Ma. This place is huge- they have Holiday gifts, candles, "Make Your Own Candles", candies, and lots of Holiday gifts to select from. This is a great store to do your Holiday Shopping. Then off to Springfield to take in the Basketball Hall of Fame with its indoor practice basketball court. Then out to lunch- you pick- The Golden Corral, Olive Garden, the Ninety-Nine, and more. Finally , we drive through the most beautiful park in the world: Forest Park-Bright Lights- decorated with millions of holiday lights, holiday statues, and the joy of the holidays. Don't miss this trip!!!

TOUR PRICE: $159.

DREW'S BARGAIN TRIP

SHOP TILL YOU DROP
The Wrentham Outlets, Twin Rivers, Patriot's Place, the Christmas Tree Shop, and the Olive Garden
Saturday December 6, 2014   Almost Sold Out

Join Drew, Donna, and Marty, as we head south for a "Thanksgiving Weekend Special". We will take you shopping at the Wrentham Outlet Stores. Then off to Twin Rivers Casino for some "Slot Fun". Then off to Patriot's Place for the Bass Store, the Christmas Tree Store, the Patriot's -NFL Store, and a delicious lunch at The Olive Garden Restaurant. All this for $99.! Drew must be crazy!!!!
 
TOUR PRICE: Only $99.

BOSTON CELTICS

THE GREEN TEAM BOSTON CELTICS
Sunday December 7, 2014

The World Famous Celtics invite everyone to a Sunday afternoon game at the Boston Garden.  This 1:00pm game against the Washington Wizards will be fantastic!  We will include a FAST FOOD LUNCH and everyone will receives a CELTICS Hat to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the Irish!

TOUR PRICE: $199.

JUSTIN TIMERLAKE "LIVE" AT MOHEGAN SUN

MY CHRISTMAS GIFT.....TICKETS TO SEE JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AT THE MOHEGAN SUN CASINO
Saturday December 13 - Sunday December 14, 2014   Sold Out

We just bought 8 tickets to see the famous performer Justin Timberlake perform "Live" at the Mohegan Sun Casino on Saturday December 13th. We have excellent seats for this one night musical Extravaganza. Don't miss it with time at the Mohegan Sun slots, a Sunday Brunch and Slot Time at Foxwoods, and game time at Dave & Busters.  What a great Christmas Gift!!!! This show is Sold Out and Drew has tickets.

TOUR PRICE: $649.

RUDOLPH THE RED NOSE REINDEER

"RUDOLPH THE RED NOSE REINDEER" AT THE SHUBERT THEATER
Sunday December 14, 2014   Sold Out
 
Drew has great HOLIDAY SEATS to see a new show coming to Boston for the Holidays. Its "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer" - and we have our seats already. Enjoy lunch in Boston, a great show to get everyone in the Spirit of Christmas, and a fun day with ALC. We will take everyone out to lunch before the show. This show is a the Shubert Theater in Boston.

TOUR PRICE: $165.

DISNEY ON ICE

DISNEY ON ICE SLIDES INTO BOSTON
Saturday December 27, 2014
 
We have great seats to see DISNEY ON ICE "Worlds of Fantasy" to be held at the Agganis Arena on Saturday Dec. 27. You will get to see all your favorite Disney characters as they skate and entertain you on a Saturday afternoon. Lunch is included. 

Tour Price: $139.

THE CHRISTMAS HIT OF THE YEAR

DONNY AND MARIE OSMOND'S BIG CHRISTMAS SHOW AT FOXWOODS
Sunday December 28, 2014
 
Join us right after Christmas as we celebrate a "Christmas Brunch" at Foxwoods followed by Casino Time at those "LUCKY SLOT MACHINES" followed by the GREATEST CONCERT EVER! Direct from Las Vegas and the strip the real DONNY & MARIE OSMOND singing all their popular hits including a melody of Christmas Songs. This is a 4:00 p.m. Show so we will get everyone home by 8:00 p.m.

TOUR PRICE: ONLY $199.

CELEBRATE NEW YEAR'S IN BOSTON AND FOXWOODS

NEW YEAR'S EVE "FIRECRACKER CRUISE" OVER BOSTON HARBOR and FOXWOODS FOR BRUNCH AND TOAST ON  NEW YEAR'S DAY
Wednesday December 31 - Thursday January 1, 2015
 
For our friends that don't want to travel to Las Vegas or Disney World during the New Year's vacation - escape with Drew and his staff on a "Dinner-Party Boat Cruise" sponsored by Boston Harbor Cruises that will dine you, provide party noisemakers, and see the fireworks over Boston Harbor as the clock strikes midnight. Then Drew will have you stay at a beautiful hotel overnight and then drive you to Foxwoods where you will get to enjoy a New Year's Brunch and Toast with plenty of time at the casino. All this for one price and ready for New Year's 2014-2015.
 
TOUR PRICE: $599.

CHRISTMAS CRUISE

CHRISTMAS CRUISE WITH A.L.C.  FROM NEW YORK
"I HATE TO FLY CRUISE"

Sunday December 21 - Sunday December 28, 2014  Sold Out
 
A.L.C. will offer a "Special Cruise" over the Christmas Holiday for those members that want to do something "Special" for Christmas this year. You will board a motorcoach from Braintree that will take you to New York City. There you will board the largest ship in the world- THE BREAKAWAY. Your ship will take you to Orlando, Florida, Nassau-Paradise Island, and Gilligan's Island for a fun and exciting 7 day cruise. You will take in one of your favorite Disney Parks or Sea World, spend Christmas Day in Nassau, and have a huge barbecue on NCL's  Island. One price covers everything!!!!  Sign up today and get ready to spend the Holidays in a HOT, HOT, Place.
 
CRUISE PRICE: $2,099.

THE FAMOUS WINTER CLUBS

CLUB A- LEXINGTON and ANDOVER - Mara and Marty

 
 
Saturday November 22  - Movies and Dinner
Saturday December 6  -  Rainforest Café- Laser Tag
Saturday January 3       -  King's Bowling & Pizza
 
CLUB B- CONCORD, BEDFORD, STONEHAM, PEABODY - "Erin & Friends" Erin & Patti
    

Saturday November 15  - Dave & Buster's-Arcades and Dinner
Sunday (DAY)  December 21 - Biggest Holiday Dance Party
Saturday January 10  - The Rainforest Café & Laser Tag/Arcades
 
BROOKLINE-CAMBRIDGE CLUBS - Eric and Cindy Schofield

    

Saturday Evening November 22  - The Best Bowling Night Ever/Dinner
Sunday (Day) December 21  - The Best Holiday Party in the World
Saturday January 17   - The Best Movie & Dinner Night

 ----DREW'S CRAZY & WILD AUTUMN & WINTER DAY TRIPS----

The Bruins Thanksgiving Game  Friday Nov. 28  $ 175.   Sold Out

Basketball Hall of Fame and Bright Nights in Springfield Sunday November 30  $175.

Shop Til you Drop and Twin Rivers Casino  Sat. Dec. 6 $99.

The Celtics vs Washington Wizards 1:00 p.m. Game  Sun. Dec. 7 $199.

LaSalette Shrine & Cheesecake Factory  Sat. Dec. 13  $149.

"Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer"  Sunday December 14  $165.   Sold Out

"The Nutcracker"  Sat. Dec. 20  $175.

The Red Dream Dance  Sun. Dec. 21  $69.

Disney on Ice "Worlds of Fantasy"  Sat. Dec. 27  $139.

Donny & Marie at Foxwoods  Sun. Dec. 28  $199.

Foxwoods  Sun. Jan. 4  $139.

Boston with Drew  Sa. Jan. 10  $139.

Chunky's & Budweiser Plant Tour  Sun. Jan. 11  $139.

Greatest Magic Show in the World  Sun. Jan. 18  $175.

Funspot & Hart's Turkey Farm  Sat. Jan. 24  $149.

Bon Jovi Tribute Show  Sat. Jan. 31  $165.

"MOTOWN", The Musical  Sun. Feb. 1  $175.

Sweetheart Valentine's Dance  Sun. Feb. 8  $69.

Limousine Sweetheart Ride  Sat. Feb. 14  $175.

Chunky's & Bowling  Sun. Feb. 15  $139.

Disney on Ice "Frozen"  Sun. Feb. 22  $149.

Old Fashion Sleigh Ride  Sat. Feb. 28  $149.

 ----AMAZING VACATIONS IN 2015---

ENJOY THE WARMTH AT DISNEY WORLD

GET OUT OF THE COLD AT DISNEY WORLD, FLORIDA
Thursday January 15 - Monday January 19, 2015
Martin Luther King Holiday
 
Get ready to leave the cold of Boston behind and head for the warmth and fun of Disney World, Florida. You will be in heaven with chocolate flowing everywhere, and red hearts all over Cinderella's Castle. We will take you to the parks of your choice- Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Universal, Sea World..........all your favorite parks in one big trip. This will be our first Winter Trip in Disney and everyone is invited. Get out of the cold and bask in the HOT, HOT, SUN.
 
TOUR PRICE:  $1,999.
 (Sign up by Dec. 1, 2014 and pay in full take off $200. Bargain Price- $1,799.)Payment Plan Booklets Are Available.

DISNEY CRUISE

THE FAMOUS & BEST DISNEY CRUISE EVER "LAND & SEA TRIP"
Friday February 6 - Monday February 9, 2015
 
We escape the cold of Massachusetts and head to Orlando, Florida for a 4 day-3 night cruise to the Bahamas and Castaway Cay. Get ready to dine with the Disney Characters, take in all those Disney Shows, have a real "Hot, Hot, Barbecue on the Beach ", and swim in the warm waters of the Caribbean. On our last day we will take you for a day at the parks- you pick- Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios.
 
TOUR PRICE: $1,899. (Sign up by Dec. 1, 2014 and pay in full take off $200. Bargain Price- $1,699.)
Payment Plan Booklets Are Available.

CARIBBEAN CRUISE

A VALENTINE'S DAY CARIBBEAN CRUISE
A HOT CRUISE WITH NO AIR
New York....San Juan.... St. Thomas....St. Maarten.....Tortola

Wednesday February 18- Friday February 27, 2015
 
Imagine NINE DAYS on NCL'S NEW SHIP GEM as we take a motorcoach from Boston to the Port of New York. You will cruise from New York to San Juan, Puerto Rico, then to the Virgin Island of St. Thomas, and then a day at St. Maarten with its blue-green waters. Finally we spend a day at Tortola. All this plus all your meals, all your entertainment, parties, dancing, and enjoying the HOT,HOT, SUN as Boston shovels out of snow and cold.

Cruise Price: $2,099. (Pay in Full and Sign Up by Jan. 1, 2015 take off $200.= $1,899.) Payment Plan Booklets Are Available

RED SOX SPRING TRAINING

THE RED SOX GANG GOES TO SPRING TRAINING
Saturday March 14 - Tuesday March 17 2015
 
Batters up.....as we fly with Jet Blue for our Annual Red Sox Training Trip in Ft. Myers, Florida. Believe it or not, its August and we already have 6 people signed up. Drew will get us great seats to (3) fantastic games. You will have a blast as you stay on the beach at an Hampton Inn. This year we might even make it over to Mike Greenwall's Batting Cages and Fun Center. Great meals, great friends, great staff, and great seats make this a WINNING TRIP!!!! Go SOX!

Tour Price: $2,099. (Early Bird Special- Take off $200.= $1,899.) Payment Plan Booklets Are Available

THE KING MEETS THE KING

MEMPHIS & NASHVILLE IN SPRING
Thursday April 16 - Sunday April 19, 2015
 
This is your chance to experience two great cities! First you will visit Nashville: the Country-Western Hall of Fame, the Opryland Hotel, and take in a Musical Show at the Grand Olde Opry, and a tour of the City of Nashville plus all the country-western landmarks.  Then off to Memphis to hear the Blues on Beale Street, tour Elvis' House, plane, auto museum, and more. Take in the Memphis Zoo, and see where Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot. All this in Spring with ALC.
 
Tour Price: $1,799. (Early Bird Special- Take off $200.= $1,599.) Payment Plan Booklets Are Available

 ----SUMMER 2015 SNEAK PEAKS---

A DREW BARGAIN TRIP

THE GREAT NORTHWEST:
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON  and PORTLAND, OREGON

Thursday June 23- Monday June 29, 2015
 
Last June, ALC traveled to Phoenix, Arizona. This year we're visiting two sister cities- Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. In Seattle you will visit Pike's Place Market, the Famous Space Needle, the Woodland Park Zoo, Chilhuly Gardens and Glass Museum. The Sky View Observatory, Safeco Field, the Pinball Museum and more. In Portland you'll visit the downtown, some of the National Parks and Waterfalls, the Oregon Zoo, the Portland Police Museum, the Grand Kontrol Arcades, and Forest Park. What a great summer vacation at the end of June.

Tour Price: $2,199. (Early Bird- Sign up and pay in full by April 1 - take off $200. and make it A Bargain Price of $1,999. Payment Plan Booklets Are Available

THE SUMMER BEST TRIP OF 2015

THE OLD WEST-COWBOY COUNTRY "FRONTIER DAYS"
Thursday July 16 - Monday July 20, 2015
 
Drew announces "THE BEST TRIP OF THE SUMMER OF 2015". We fly to Cheyenne, Wyoming for their biggest event of the year- "FRONTIER DAYS". You will attend a real RODEO , see the "BIG BOY STEAM TRAIN", tour the TERRY BISON RANCH, and attend a real cowboy DINNER and MUSIC SHOW at the BIL-O-WYO RANCH. Then take in the INDIAN VILLAGE. You will get to see a real car race at the BIG COUNTRY SPEEDWAY. This trip will be a real OLD WEST experience!!! Get your cowboy hat on and cowboy boots and join us for all the festivities  of FRONTIER DAYS in Cheyenne.
 
TOUR PRICE: $2,099. (Sign up by May 1, 2015, pay in full, and take off $200.)  Final Price: $ 1,899.
Payment Plan Booklets Are Available.

COWBOY COUNTRY

COWBOY COUNTRY --  DENVER, COLORADO
Thursday August 20 - Monday August 24, 2015

Let's explore Denver and the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. You will visit a real Buffalo Reserve and Museum. Then take a train ride on the Georgetown Loop. Tour the Coors Beer Factory and take in a real "Cowboy Dinner and Show. Wow.........what fun!!! You will love Denver, the Rocky Mountains, and all the fun attractions. Don't miss this Summer Vacation.


TOUR PRICE: $2,099. (Sign up by June 1, 2015, pay in full, and take off $200.)  Final Price: $ 1,899.
Payment Plan Booklets Are Available.

DETROIT (with the RED SOX) & CLEVELAND

DETROIT TIGERS, CASINOS, RED SOX, MOTORCARS, and CLEVELAND SUMMER 2015
Friday August 7- Tuesday August 11, 2015
 
Get ready for ALC'S "Best of the Best" Summer 2015 trip. We fly to the Motor City-USA- Detroit. We take in two Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers Games in the Ford Stadium. We spend an evening at the New MGM Grand Casino Resort with all those lucky slots and great buffets. We visit GM World and see all the Classic Automobiles. We visit the Motown Museum where Motown Records were made and hear your favorite tunes. Then we go to Cleveland and tour the Famous "Rock 'N Roll Museum", the Cleveland Zoo, and the Cleveland Aquarium. What a great trip, plus Drew will take you to "Greektown".
 
Tour Price: $2,099. (Sign up and pay in full by June 1, 2015 take off $200. instantly and make it: $1,899.)
Payment Plan Booklets Are Available.

THE A.L.C. BIRTHDAY CLUB

DREW WANTS TO KNOW WHEN IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY.
So, please tell us.

If you want to celebrate your birthday on a day trip, weekend trip, or weeklong trip Drew will get you your favorite cake- chocolate, vanilla, or marble with your name on it. Plus, you pick your gift: an A.L.C. Coffee Mug, a Fanny Pack, a T-Shirt, a Travel bag, or Sweatshirt.  This package is only $25., and if you want a sweatshirt then it's $50.

Let Drew celebrate your big day!!!!

THE ELIZABETH ANDRESS SCHOLARSHIP FUND



The family of Elizabeth Andress have set up a Scholarship Fund in her memory for clients of the A.L.C. Family . The family would like to give the opportunity to others to enjoy and have fun on day trips, social clubs, and overnight trips the way Elizabeth did for so many years. Please contact Drew at (781) 275-0023 to apply.
We will always remember Elizabeth "Liz" Andress.
LETTERS

Dear Drew,
     Thanks to you, your current and former staff for all your wonderful help over the years!  As much as I'd like to continue w/ ALC, I feel I've grown out of my social groups because I've gotten so independent and I go and hang out w/ people close to my social level.

     Here are are the top 10 incredible lessons that I've learned over my 17+ years in ALC:
 
    1) Being polite (i.e. "Can I please have some music" from one of my favorite group members from Club West in the late 90''s and/or early '00's))    2) Eating in Moderation (i.e. "...Start w/ a small amount of food and if you want more, you can get more...." from one of my favorite female staff members from the late 90's)
    3) Being on time for my social group activities (i.e. Brookline Club)
    4) Being flexible when plans change at the last minute (Having to choose another movie when another one sells out)
    5) Being patient when things take awhile (i.e. Restaurant service)
    6) Signing up early to guarantee our spots (i.e. weekend trips to a music concert)
    7) Feel free to ask questions
    8) Learning to compromise w/ other clients (ii.e. listening to different radio stations and/or listening to Red Sox games)
    9) ..."These Things happen sometimes" (From another one of my favorite male staff in the early '00s)  
  10) And most important, having a positive atttude about our trips (i.e. What we enjoyed most)
 
      Well there you have it!  Those were the top 10 things I learned during my years in ALC
      Finally, thanks once again, Beth
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Hey Drew-
 
Hope you and your family are doing well. I miss you (never thought I'd be saying that- just kidding) and I also miss all the clients. I am looking forward to attending the dance to say hello to everyone I love. I just wanted to say again, thanks for so many wonderful years working with you and all the clients. - ALC really has my heart and is always going to be special to me. Even though I don't work for you any longer, you can't get rid of me! I'll make sure I continue to touch base and drop by every now and then to see everyone. Look- I even enlarged this font so you don't have to squint to read this because you're getting OLD which I know you love to hear (see, I'm still making fun of you).
 
Love,
Adrianna

DOOR-TO-DOOR SERVICE
DOOR-2-DOOR SERVICE...."Drew's Limousine" will provide "door to door" service at anytime for an extra fee. This service is provided for day trips, weekend trips, and our big trips. Please feel free to call Drew on his Cell Phone at (781) 454-6463.
SCHOLARSHIPS

 We will beat anyone else's prices on trips and programs.

 Scholarships are available. Please Call Drew on his private line
(781) 454-6463.


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AND OUR A.L.C. SCHOLARSHIP FUND.

Alternative Leisure Co. accepts children, teens, adults, and seniors to all of our programs and trips. Children from preschool to elementary age attend our after school and summer day camp programs. These activities use the inclusion model. Children with disabilities are placed with children without disabilities. Teens and adults attend our social clubs on Friday and Saturday evenings. All teens, adults and seniors are welcomed on our trips. We serve people with mental retardation, physical handicaps, learning disabilities, and behavioral needs. Recently we have been also serving people with mental health issues and the homeless.

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