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 December 15 or later (Expires Nov. 1)

 $50. off all "WEEKEND TRIPS" leaving Dec. 15 or later (Expires Nov. 1)

 Sign up for 4 days trips, take off $40

PAYMENT PLAN BOOKLETS ARE AVAILABLE

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

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 Feb. 1, 2015 take off $200. and make it $1,899.)
Payment Plan Booklets Are Available.

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   Sold Out
 
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.

MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE SHOW

THE BIGGEST TRIBUTE SHOW TO MICHAEL JACKSON
Saturday Night November 8, 2014  Sold Out
 
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.)

RUDOLPH THE RED NOSE REINDEER

"RUDOLPH THE RED NOSE REINDEER" AT THE SHUBERT THEATER
Sunday December 14, 2014
 
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.

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. (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----

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.  Sold Out

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 VACATIONS IN 2014 AND 2015---

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.  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 November 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.)

 ----SUMMER 2015 SNEAK PEAKS---

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 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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