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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Click for pictures of other trips on our 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 April 1 or later (Expires March 1, 2015)

 $50. off all "WEEKEND TRIPS" leaving Apr. 1 or later (Expires Mar. 1, 2015)

 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.

TAYLOR SWIFT IN CONCERT

TAYLOR SWIFT "LIVE" at GILLETTE STADIUM
Saturday Night July 25, 2015

Drew just bought 10 excellent seats to see the famous Taylor Swift perform this summer at Gillette Stadium. They will go real fast and a fast food dinner is included. These seats and this concert will be a highlight this summer. Grab your seat     before we sell out. And we will sell out!!!!! Imagine Taylor Swift "Live".

TOUR PRICE: $299.

ST. PATRICK'S GETAWAY WEEKEND

ST. PATRICK'S GETAWAY TO THE REAL IRISH VILLAGE IN CAPE COD
Friday Afternoon March 6 - Sunday Afternoon March 8, 2015
 
Because of the recent snow we are combining the Big Valentine's Weekend with our Annual St. Patrick's Day Weekend in Cape Cod. Dress in green and get ready for 3 days and 2 nights at the REAL Irish Village in West Yarmouth. Everyone will be invited to watch and march in the Annual Cape Cod Parade on Saturday morning. On Saturday night we will attend the "Big Irish Dance Party" with corned beef and cabbage and dancing to a real Irish Band. Because we're also celebrating Valentine's Weekend we will take you to the Greatest Candy Store down the Cape and for Ice Cream Sundaes at Ben & Jerry's. Plus delicious breakfasts will be served at the Irish Village and Drew will present everyone with Red ALC Neck Key Chains. Don't miss this fun weekend.
 
Tour Price: $499.

ST. PATRICK'S DAY DANCE

FIRST ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY DANCE & VALENTINE'S CONTEST
Sunday March 8, 2015  (NEW DATE)
 
All our ALC members and their friends are invited to the First Annual St. Patrick's Day Dance and Valentine's King & Queen Contest. Because of the recent snowstorm, our Annual Valentine's Dance is being combined with our Annual St. Patrick's Day Dance Party. Cindy from Dance Force will play the tunes and hand out the prizes. Drew will buy the green shakes, burgers and fries, and green cake will be served for dessert. Donna & Deb will decorate the Bedford Town Center in red and green and two people will be awarded King & Queen.

TOUR PRICE: Still only $69.
TOUR PLACE AND HOURS: Bedford Town Center - 2:00 p.m.-4:40 p.m.Transportation Provided from our pick up spots.

HERSHEY PARK U.S.A.

BOOM......FIREWORKS OVER HERSHEY PARK, U.S.A.
Thursday July 2 - Sunday July 5, 2015
 
Join us as we visit "Chocolate World" and Hershey Park U.S.A. over the July 4th. Weekend! You will fly direct to Hershey, Pennsylvania. Stay very close to Hershey and tour where they make Hershey Chocolates, see the new Hershey Hotel, and spend a day riding the rides and seeing the shows at Hershey Park, U.S.A. You will love this summer trip over America's Birthday. Plus, you will also tour the Animal Zoo located at the Park. Let's make it happen!!!!!
 
TOUR PRICE: $1,599. (Early Bird-Sign up by May 1-Take off $200= $1,399.

THE PRICE IS RIGHT "LIVE"

COME ON DOWN TO "THE PRICE IS RIGHT"
Saturday Night, May 15, 2015
 
Join Drew and the ALC gang as we become STARS on the very famous "PRICE IS RIGHT SHOW" when it comes to Twin Rivers on SATURDAY NIGHT MAY 15. Excellent seats, and who knows, you could be the one that is picked to win all those prizes. Don't miss a fun trip! Dinner will be included. It's the real "PRICE IS RIGHT" at Twin Rivers.

Tour Price: $165.

THE BEACH BOYS AT TWIN RIVERS

THE BIGGEST  DAY TRIP TO SEE "THE BEACH BOYS" at TWIN RIVERS
Friday April 17, 2015
 
Get ready to drive to "TWIN RIVERS", have dinner at the new on site restaurant- "Shipyard", have time to play the slots, and then see the real "BEACH BOYS" perform "LIVE" on Saturday Night April 17 at Foxwoods. We will even have you home by 11:00 p.m ! Don't miss this concert.

TOUR PRICE: $199.

THE FAMOUS WINTER CLUBS

CLUB A- LEXINGTON and ANDOVER - Mara and Marty

   
 
Sunday January 25 -  Chunky's  lunch, movie and make your own root beer or orange soda at  Incredbrew.
Saturday Night February 7 - The Omni Show  at the Museum of Science and dinner.
Saturday Night  February 28 - An Old Fashion Sleigh Ride and dinner
 

CLUB B- CONCORD, BEDFORD, STONEHAM, PEABODY - "Erin & Friends" Erin & Patti

   

Sunday January 25 - Chunky's- lunch, movie, and Make Your Own Root Beer or Orange Soda.
Saturday Night  February 7 - Rock and Roll Bowling at the New Kings Bowl. Members Choice for Dinner
Saturday Night February 28 - An Old Fashion Sleigh Ride" at Charmingfare Farm. Members Choice for Dinner
 

BROOKLINE-CAMBRIDGE CLUBS - Eric, Cindy and Karen

     

Sunday February 1 -  CHUNKY'S for PIZZA and a great movie
Sunday February 8 - "Sweetheart Dance"  Valentine's Party  Lunch and dancing
Saturday Night February 28 - The Comedy Show- "I Love Lucy" at the Providence Performing Arts Center  - Dinner too.

 ----DREW'S SPRING DAY TRIPS----

"I Love Lucy" Providence Performing Arts Center  Sunday March 1 

New Date St. Patrick's Day Dance  Sunday March 8

The Worcester Science Center and Buca Di Beppo Restaurant  Saturday March 14

New Date St. Patrick's Celebration and Mystic Aquarium  Sunday March 15   

Parker's Sugar Shack and the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium  Saturday March 21 

New Date Celebrate Drew's Birthday in Foxwoods  Sunday March 22

St Patrick's Day Party at Chunky's and Funworld Arcades & Mini Golf  Sunday March 22  

Those Crazy Harlem Globetrotters and Regina's for Pizza  Sunday March 29

Disney's Ice Show- "Passport to Adventure"Saturday April 4

Twin Rivers and Wright's Chicken Farm  Bargain Day-$ 99.  Saturday April 11

The One & Only Big Apple Circus and Quincy Market for Lunch  Sunday April 12  

Late Afternoon- The Real Beach Boys at Twin Rivers  Friday April 17

The Play "Shrek" at Wheelock Family Theater and IHOP  Saturday April 18

The Spring Fling and Patriot's Day Super Dance Party  Sunday April 19

Patriot's Day Red Sox Game at Fenway Park & Pancake Breakfast Monday April 20

The Greatest Musical Ever- "Dirty Dancing"  Sunday April 26

Mother's Day on the Spirit of Boston Cruise  Saturday May 2

The New Outlet Shopping & Foxwoods  Sunday May 3  

"The Price is Right" TV Show at Twin Rivers  Saturday May 16

 ----AMAZING VACATIONS IN 2015---

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. 
Payment Plan Booklets Are Available.

RED SOX SPRING TRAINING

THE RED SOX GANG GOES TO SPRING TRAINING
Saturday March 14 - Tuesday March 17 2015   Sold Out
 
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. Payment Plan Booklets Are Available

WASHINGTON DC SPRING WEEKEND

TRAINS, CHERRY BLOSSOMS, AIR & SPACE, ALL IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
Friday April 17-Monday April 20-PATRIOT'S DAY
 
We will board the AMTRAK TRAIN for a "ZOOM, ZOOM" Train ride to our Nation's Capitol- Washington, D.C. You will zoom into Washington's Union Station where your tour will begin. While in Washington you will tour the "Air & Space Museum, the U.S. Capitol, the Lincoln and Washington Memorials, the Ford Theater, Georgetown, the Tidal Basin with all the Cherry Blossoms. We will try hard to have a tour of the White House. For our Fire Station fans- you will visit the D.C. Fire and EMS Museum. Plus I can't forget the Washington Zoo with its Panda Bears. We will fly home on Monday.

Tour Price: $1,599. Payment Plan Booklets Are Available.

BEACH BOYS SPRING WEEKEND

THE BEACH BOYS SPRING WEEKEND EXTRAVAGANZA
Friday April 17- Saturday April 18, 2015
 
The Beach Boys come to New England early this year! We have tickets to see the BEACH BOYS perform at the Twin Rivers Casino on Friday Night April 17, 2015. This indoor event will be fabulous! Reserve your space now. We will have time on the slots, enjoy a Friday early dinner at the Olive Garden and stay in Newport, Rhode Island. On Saturday we will explore Newport, catch a Mansion Tour, have lunch at the Newport Creamery with dessert too.
 
TOUR PRICE: $449. Payment Plan Booklets Are Available.

DUDE RANCH WEEKEND

WEEKEND AT THE NEW RIDIN-HY DUDE RANCH
Friday June 5 - Sunday June 7, 2015
 
Everyone loves riding horses , swimming, and bingo- so Drew found a New Dude Ranch located in the Adirondack Mountains right near Lake George in New York State. Your stay will include great accommodations, all meals, UNLIMITED HORSEBACK RIDING-instructed by real wranglers. Plus hay rides, rodeos, swimming in their new indoor pool, boating, indoor basketball, shuffleboard, and archery. Highlighting the trip will be 3 delicious meals a day, and plenty of horseback riding. What a fun Spring Trip.
 
TOUR PRICE: $899. (Early Bird Special- Pay in Full by March 1, 2015, take off $50. and make it only $849.) Payment Plan Booklets Are Available.

 ----SUMMER 2015 SNEAK PEAKS---

CAPE COD AND MARTHA'S VINEYARD

CAPE COD & MARTHA'S VINEYARD - 5 DAYS
Wednesday June 10 - Sunday June 14, 2015

Come and celebrate the beginning of Summer as we do some great island hopping. You will arrive on Cape Cod on Wednesday and leave on Thursday for a full day excursion to Martha's Vineyard. You will explore the Island, see where they filmed the MOVIE JAWS, and ride the oldest CAROUSEL in the WORLD. Then back to the Cape for a day trip to P-Town, Chatham, Falmouth, and time to shop, swim, and have fun. We might even catch a play at the Cape Cod Summer Theater or a concert at the Melody Tent. Sign up before April 1, 2015 and SAVE $200. We will stay at the Irish Village.

TOUR PRICE: $1,299. (Early Bird- Pay in full by April 1-take off $200.= $1,099.)
Payment Plan Booklets Are Available

THE RED SOX IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA

THE WORLD OF COCA COLA, THE RED SOX, & SHARKS in ATLANTA
Wednesday June 17-Sunday June 21, 2015
 
A new and exciting trip to the south- Atlanta, Georgia. Don't miss this NEW ALC TRIP as we fly to Atlanta, Georgia. You will attend two Red Sox vs. Atlanta Braves Games. You will tour the World of Coca Cola and see and sample how Coca Cola and their products are made. You will visit the Famous Atlanta Aquarium and see real live Sharks. We will take you to the Atlanta Zoo, CNN Center, College Football Hall of Fame, and shopping in Underground Atlanta. All this in 5 days of fun and excitement.

TOUR PRICE: $2,099. (Early Bird Special Take Off $ 200. if you Sign Up by May 1, 2015 and make it $1,899.) Payment Plan Booklets Are Available

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: $2399. (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.

THE BEACH BOYS ON CAPE COD

CALIFORNIA GIRLS, SURF BOARDS, & BEACH BOYS ON CAPE COD
Wednesday August 12 - Saturday August 15, 2015
 
Our most popular vacation comes alive again with THE BEACH BOYS LIVE at the CAPE COD MELODY TENT. Your vacation will begin Wednesday morning and conclude with THE BEACH BOYS afternoon show on Saturday August 15. You will stay at the popular Irish Village , have breakfast at the PANCAKE MAN, cruise Cape Cod on the CAPE COD DUCKS, and do day trips to P-TOWN and MARTHA'S VINEYARD. Our limit is 10 lucky people so use our $200. discount and sign up before June 1, 2015.
 
TOUR PRICE: $1,299. (Our Early Bird Special- Sign up by June 1, 2015 take off $200. and make it only $1,099.)

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.

DISNEY, RED SOX, BUSCH GARDENS

DISNEY, BUSCH GARDENS, RED SOX, & DOLPHINS
Thursday September 10 - Monday September 14, 2015
 
This is the trip for September 2015. We fly direct to Tampa, Florida. One day we spend at the Famous Busch Gardens where we ride the rides, see the animals, and have photos with the Clydesdale Horses.Then on Friday we take in a Tampa Rays vs. Red Sox Game. Saturday brings us to the Clearwater Aquarium and the Dolphin Tale that was in the movies. On Saturday we hit the "Magic Kingdom" in Orlando and on one of the nights we go on a Pirate Cruise. What a fantastic trip!!!

TOUR PRICE: $2,099. (Early Bird Special- Take Off $200. if we receive paymen  by July 1, 2015 in full. Bargain Price- $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.


DON'T MISS OUR COUPONS, GIFT CERTIFICATES, A.L.C. STORE,
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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