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 Welcomes CAROLINE MALLARD- Marketing & Budget Director to our Office Team. She joins Drew's Executive Office Administrator, DONNA JOHNSON, and ERIN M. SWEET- Executive Trip Administrator/Director


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 November 1 or later (Expires Oct. 1)

 $50. off all "WEEKEND TRIPS" leaving Nov. 1 or later (Expires Oct. 1)

 Sign up for 4 days trips, take off $40

PAYMENT PLAN BOOKLETS ARE AVAILABLE

 

 

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

THE TOP DAY TRIP IN OCTOBER

The Ringling Brothers, Barnum, and Bailey Circus
Saturday October 18, 2014
 
Get ready for the big top..........the circus comes to Boston and we have 13 loge seats to see the "Best Circus" on the East Coast. We have loge seats (real close to the three rings) for the 11:00 a.m. show. Plus after the show Drew takes everyone to- THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY for a delicious lunch. All this on Saturday October 18.

Tour Price: $139.

ALL ABOARD THE HOBO TURKEY TRAIN

HOP ON  DREW'S FAMOUS HOBO TURKEY TRAIN
Sunday October 19, 2014
 
Enjoy a day in Meredith, New Hampshire as we board the Lake Winnipesaukee Hobo Railroad for a two hour train ride around Lake Winnipesaukee in the middle of leaf season. As the train goes clickety clack you will be served a delicious "Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner" with all the fixings by the famous Hart's Restaurant of Meredith. Don't miss this fun day trip with Drew and the Gang!

Tour Price: $159.

TAKE THE TRAIN TO MAINE

THE DOWNEASTER GOES TO PORTLAND, MAINE TO CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN WITH THE ADDAMS FAMILY
Saturday October 25 - Sunday October 26, 2014   2 Spots Open
 
Get ready to take AMTRAK'S DOWNEASTER as it zooms from Woburn to Portland, Maine. In Portland you'll have a chance to shop in the "Old Port", have dinner at Becky's, take a drive if you want to the NEW CASINO in Oxford, Maine. A highlight will be to see "Lenny the Moose"- a large Moose made out of chocolate. Drew will also have excellent seats to see a Broadway play at the Ogunquit Theater- "The Addams Family" from TV days. On Sunday, after the train ride back, we will take you to the Annual ALC Halloween Dance at Bedford's Town Center. Bring a costume.

TOUR PRICE: $549. (Take off $50. for the Early Bird Special if you pay in full = $499.)

DREW'S FAVORITE TRIP IN OCTOBER

THE SANDWICH FAIR, THE TURKEY TRAIN, & GOLDEN POND
Columbus Day Weekend,Saturday October 11-Monday October 13, 2014
 3 Spots Open

 
Sign up today for (3) big events in Fall. First, the Great Fall Fair and Festival in Sandwich, New Hampshire. Lots of fun at this small country fair. Get your cotton candy and hot popcorn. Then board the Hobo Train in Meredith for an Old Fashion Train Ride around Lake Winnipesaukee while being served a delicious Turkey Dinner prepared by Hart's Turkey Farm. Then on Sunday afternoon go for a cruise of Squam Lake in Holderness, New Hampshire and view the changing of the leaves and beautiful homes. Shopping, swimming, and staying at the Black Bear Lodge will make this trip the best ever!!!!!!
 
Tour Price: $649. (Early Bird Special- take off $50. and make it only $599.)

MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE SHOW

THE BIGGEST TRIBUTE SHOW TO MICHAEL JACKSON
Saturday Night November 8, 2014
 
The Lynn Auditorium and ALC present the greatest night ever! One of the greatest Michael Jackson impersonators will perform all Michael Jackson's musical songs in a night that you will never forget. He looks like Michael, he acts like Michael, you will think that your with the real Michael Jackson. Tickets will go fast!!!!!

TOUR PRICE: $165.

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

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. (Early Bird Special-Take off $50. and make it $599.)

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. (Early Bird Special - Take off $50. and make it only $549.)

FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY NIGHT
SOCIAL PROGRAMS

CLUB A- LEXINGTON and ANDOVER - Mara and Marty


 
Saturday September 20 (Night) - Bowling or Movies/Dinner (your choice)
Saturday  October 4 (Day) - The Famous Topsfield Fair/Lunch at the Fair
Saturday November 1 (Night) - "Screamfest" at Canobie Lake Park/Dinner at park
 
CLUB B- CONCORD, BEDFORD, STONEHAM, PEABODY - "Erin & Friends" Erin & Patti

 
 
Saturday September 6  (Night) (Make Up) - Movies and Dinner Night
Saturday September 13 (Day) - Apple Picking, Hayride, Lunch at Applebees
Saturday October 16- (Day) - "Alice in Wonderland" and Casual Food
Saturday October 26 (Day) - The Big Halloween Orange Bash: Lunch, Prizes,Dress in Costume
Saturday November 1 (Night) - Screamfest at Canobie dinner at Park.
 
BROOKLINE-CAMBRIDGE CLUBS- Eric and Cindy Schofield

 
 
Saturday September 27- Bowling or Movies/Dinner- Members Choice
Saturday October 18 - "Alice in Wonderland" Wheelock Family Theater- (3:00 p.m. show)
Saturday October 26 - The Big Halloween Orange Dream Bash:  Lunch, Come in Costume

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

The Greatest Trip Ever. Portsmouth-Isle of Schoals  Sat. Sept. 20  $139

Disney's "The Lion King"  Sunday Set. 21, 2014  $165. Sold Out

Sail Newport & Visit a Mansion  Saturday Sept. 27  $ 149.

Chunky's and the Birthday Club  Sunday September 28 $129.

The Famous & Best Topsfield Fair  Saturday October 4 $ 139.

Foxwoods & Pizzeria Regina  Sunday October 5 $129.

The Ringling , Barnum, Bailey Circus Saturday Oct. 18  $139.

"Cinderella"  Saturday October 18  $165.

Drew's Famous Turkey Train  Sunday October 19  $159.

Spooky Salem and the Salem Trolley  Saturday October 25  $149.

The ALC Annual Spooky, Funny,Halloween Dance Sun. Oct. 26  $69.

The Breakfast Club and Chunky's   Sunday Nov. 2  $139.

The Greatest Arcade in the World  Saturday November 1 $149.

A Tribute to Michael Jackson  Saturday Night Nov. 8 $165.

Trains, Moose Pub, Shop Till You Drop  Sunday Nov. 9 $149.

Turkey Day at Foxwoods  Sunday Nov. 16 $ 129.

The Big Feast at the Plimoth Plantation & Edaville Railroad Sun. Nov. 23 $159.

The Bruins Thanksgiving Game  Friday Nov. 28  $ 175.

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

Twin Rivers Casino and the Outback Steakhouse  Sat. Dec. 6 $99

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

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

 ----AMAZING SUMMER VACATIONS 2014---

CLICKETY, CLACK RAILROAD IN VERMONT

THE CLICKETY, CLACK RAILROAD IN SCENIC, BEAUTIFUL VERMONT
COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND Saturday Oct 11-Sunday Oct. 13, 2014
 Sold Out

All aboard ......as we drive to Springfield, Mass. , take in the FAMOUS SIX FLAGS or the BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME (members pick one) and then board AMTRAK'S VERMONTER for a train ride through the Autumn leaves and the hills and mountains of Vermont. We will go through Brattleboro, Bellows Falls, White River Junction, and arrive in Ben & Jerry Country- Waterbury, Vermont. You will take in tours of Ben & Jerry's and the Teddy Bear Factory, visit the Chocolate Factory and have cold apple cider from the Hollow Apple Mill. You'll have lunch and dinner at Vermont Diners and search for pumpkins to bring home. What a great Fall Weekend escape.

Tour Price: $674.

VETERAN'S DAY IN DISNEY WORLD, FLORIDA

 CELEBRATE VETERAN'S DAY IN DISNEY WORLD, FLORIDA
Thursday November  6 - Monday November 10, 2014  2 Spots Open

Celebrate Veteran’s Day in DISNEY WORLD , FLORIDA. We will fly you down early Thursday morning  to Disney. You will pick the parks….Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, EPCOT, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Sea World. This will be a fun FALL  VACATION and you will stay at the Hampton Inn and enjoy our selection of great eating places. Sign up-remember 10 is the limit.

Tour Price: $1,999. (Early Bird Special- take off $ 200. -now only $1,799.) Payment Plan Booklets Are Available.

THE ELVIS ESCAPE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

THE ELVIS ESCAPE
AMTRAK TRAIN.....ARCADES.....DINERS
Saturday November 8 - Sunday November 9, 2014
Veteran's Day Weekend
 
This is a "Drew Bargain Trip" and a "CLUB $399" Special! This one night trip- "Downeaster AMTRAK TRAIN" to Dover, N.H. and on this trip we will stay at the Black Bear Lodge. We have great seats to "ALL SHOOK UP" an Elvis Musical at the Palace Theater. We hit the arcades near Portsmouth and Funworld in Nashua. Have lunch at JOEY'S 1950's Diner in Amherst. And take in a great movie at CHUNKY'S. All this on the Veteran's Day Weekend and for only $399.

CHRISTMAS CRUISE

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

Sunday December 21 - Sunday December 28, 2014  3 Spots Open
 
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. (Sign up by October 1, 2014 and take off $200.  Bargain Price Now- $1,899.)

NEW YEAR'S EVE IN PARADISE ISLAND/BAHAMAS

NEW YEAR'S IN PARADISE ISLAND /BAHAMAS
Wednesday January 14- Saturday January 17, 2015
Martin Luther King Holiday
 
Get ready to experience PARADISE as we fly into Nassau, Bahamas. You will be guests of the Comfort Inn located right on the Exclusive Paradise Island. Your vacation will include a visit to the "Straw Market"- to shop, to the many, many, Casinos, to the beach and pools, Dining at one of the BEST BARBECUE RESTAURANTS on the Island, and an Italian Night at Camilla's of New York. We will take you on a boat cruise and a Special New Year's Dinner and Dancing Spot. Leave the cold of Boston and spend your Winter Vacation on Paradise Island.
 
TOUR PRICE: $2,099. (Early Bird Special- Take Off $200. = Only $1,899.)

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:  $2,099. (The Early Bird Special is $200. off) to make it to    $1,899.)
Payment Plan Booklets Are Available.

VALENTINE'S WEEKEND IN LAS VEGAS

 CELEBRATE VALENTINE'S WEEKEND WITH THE STARS IN LAS VEGAS
Thursday February 5 - Sunday February 8, 2015
 
We will fly you direct to Las Vegas, Nevada. Stay at the Hampton Inn on the famous Dean Martin Blvd. right next to the strip. Drew will take you for a tour of all the resorts on the strip. Take in two big shows- we can get tickets to see Celine Dion, Donny & Marie Osmond, the Beatles or Michael Jackson, maybe Brittany Spears, Elvis, or a Country Western Superstars show. In honor of Valentine's Day we will take you for a tour of a real chocolate factory. Plus the restaurants, the buffets, the shopping, - Las Vegas is AMAZING!
 
TOUR PRICE: $2,099. (Early Bird Special- Take off $200. and make it $1,899) Payment Plan Booklets Are Available.

CARIBBEAN CRUISE (NO FLYING)

WHAT NO AIR?..........."THE GEORGE WASHINGTON CRUISE"
NEW YORK CITY TO THE CARIBBEAN.......EXPRESS
Wednesday February 18 - Friday February 27, 2015
 
Imagine a 9 day cruise! Celebrate our First President, George Washington, as we take you by Motorcoach to New York City for a 9-day Winter Cruise to the Caribbean. You will cruise from New York City down the Eastern Coast to San Juan, Puerto Rico, then to St. Thomas, then to St. Maarten, and finally to Tortola. The beautiful sun in the middle of February as you cruise on the luxurious ship by NCL"The Gem". This great price includes everything! Imagine- you don't have to fly.

Cruise Price: $ 2,099. (Early Bird Special- Sign up by January 1= $1,899.)

RED SOX SPRING TRAINING

THE RED SOX GANG GOES TO SPRING TRAINING
March 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 Dates: To be announced in December (probably late February/Early March.)

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

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.)

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.
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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