2017 Day Trips:

Friday, August 18, 2017 -- "Grease" at The Muni, Springfield, IL

You know the music and the moves. Relive the toe-tapping 1950's based Rock-n-Roll musical that has the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies from Rydel High (a.k.a. Howard Taft High School, Chicago, IL) dancing and singing their way into our hearts.  Watch as Danny and Sandy finally say “You’re the One That I Want.”  We will travel to Springfield where you can enjoy dinner on your own at Cooks Spice Rack & Chili Co. before we make our way to The Muni, an outdoor theater, to enjoy "Grease, The Musical."

Cost: $46

Fee Includes: Show, associated transportation fees, taxes and tips.

Pick-Up Schedule:  Depart Rt. 18 & 251 at 3:30 p.m. and Schnucks in Normal at 4:30 p.m.  Return approx. 11:15 p.m. at Schnucks and 12:00 a.m. at Rt. 18 & 251

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 -- Calvert Metzler Senior Expo, Bone Student Center at IL State University, Bloomington, IL

Stop by our booth and win a prize at this popular expo!  More details to follow in our newsletter.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 -- "Hamilton," Private Bank Theatre, Chicago, IL

Vista Club is offering an opportunity to see the show that has taken the world by storm!  Our departure time is designed to arrive in Chicago to allow you plenty of time to dine on your own at a preferred restaurant near the theater.  A list of options will be passed out on the bus for you to view before we arrive.

Cost:  Varies - WAIT LIST ONLY AT THIS TIME.

Fee Includes:  Performance, transportation, fees and taxes

Pick Up Schedule: Depart Schnucks in Normal 7:45 a.m., 18 & 251 at 8:25 a.m., Flying J /LaSalle, at 9:00 a.m.  (Note: Show starts at 1:30 p.m. and lasts 2 hrs & 45 minutes.) 

Friday, October 6, 2017 -- "Tuesdays with Morrie" Starring Jamie Farr of M*A*S*H* at Dixon Theatre, Dixon, IL

Tuesdays with Morrie is the autobiographical story of Mitch Alborn, an accomplished journalist  driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor.  Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie’s appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life.

Jamie Farr, best known as the cross-dressing Klinger from M*A*S*H* is the star of this performance.  Tuesdays with Morrie is the story of the lives of two men, a magical chronicle as Mitch shares the wisdom of Morrie Schwartz with the world.

 More details to follow

Thursday & Friday, October 12 & 13, 2017 -- Ladies Get Away, Dubuque and Galena

Join us this coming fall for our Ladies Get-Away trip to a wonderful scenic location - Galena, IL.  Gather your gal pals and come along as we begin our trip with a stop in Dubuque, IA for a private lunch at Tony Roma’s over looking the fall foliage featured along the Mighty Mississippi.  After lunch, we will make our way to the National River Museum & Aquarium  where we experience an array of displays from historical collections to living  exhibits to possible entertainment in the 4-D Theater.  A local step-on guide will join us on the bus after we depart the museum.  Our drive will feature the majestic fall beauty featured along the Mississippi River as we hear about the rich history unique to Dubuque.  The bus will stop at Cable Car Square where you can enjoy a ride on the Fourth Street Elevator (which is known as the world’s shortest and steepest scenic railway) or visit some of the eclectic shops featured around the square.  Then is it off to Galena where we will spend the night in historic downtown Galena at the DeSoto House.  Once we are settled, we will dine together at the Green Street Restaurant located at the hotel.  Finish the evening by relaxing and visiting with your friends  before retiring for the night. 

We begin the next day with a relaxing tour of Galena as we board the local trolley to learn about the rich history which put Galena on the map.  After our trolley tour, tickle our taste buds as we stroll along Main Street taking in the sights and smells of the various chocolatiers on our own customized Chocolate Crawl.  You can continue to enjoy this time exploring the array of eclectic stores along Main St. as well as enjoy lunch with your friends before we board the bus in the     afternoon.  Our final stop will be at the Galena Cellars Winery for a private tasting party.  Consider taking your favorites home with you  when you visit their gift shop afterwards.  Now you can sit back and relax visiting with your friends or share the hidden treasures you found. 

Cost:  $266 for a double room, $343 for a single

Fee Includes:  All tours, meals as listed above, hotel, transportation, taxes and tips.  Any cancellations will be refunded if we can fill your vacancy.

Pick-Up Schedule:  To be determined 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 -- "Beautiful:  The Carol King Story," Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago, IL

Join us as we celebrate our December trip traveling to Chicago to see "Beautiful, The Carole King Story."  Carol was one of the most prolific song writers who is credited for creating the timeless songs that have become the sound track to an entire generation such as:  (You Make me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, I Feel the Earth Move, You've Lost that Lovin' Feeling and Happy Days are Here Again.  We begin our trip by enjoying a delicious family-style meal at Maggiano’s in Chicago.  Afterwards, we will enjoy an afternoon matinee performance at the Cadillac Palace Theatre before returning home.

Cost: $121

Fee Includes:  Lunch, performance, transportation, taxes and tips.

Pick-Up Schedule:  Depart Bloomington/Schnucks in Normal at 8:15 a.m., Rt. 18 & 251 at 8:55 a.m., LaSalle/Flying J at 9:20 a.m. (Play ends at 4:30 p.m. so boarding the bus and traffic will determine drop off times.)


For more information on the Bloomington departures please contact:

  • Evon Long:  309.663.6300 or elong@firststatebank.biz