Dinner Spectacular Day Trip!

Day 1

Day 1

Hello Camp Courageous!

The Travel Group had a wonderful time at Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse this evening! Our day began meeting traveler Mary Ann Chatterton and volunteers Sarah Bruce, Diane Sneed and Jim and Mary Zimmerman at Camp. Our next stop was Marion, where we picked up traveler Buell Christensen and volunteer Mary Johnson. Next up was Coralville, where we met travelers Mary Hanson, Rachel Villhauer, Sally Crawford, Sondrea Taylor and Brian Buelow and volunteers Jean Gryp and Tara Roehrig. Once we got everyone loaded onto the bus we made our way to the Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse in Rock Island, IL. We met traveler Kathy Crowley at the playhouse and then made our way to our seats.
Once we were seated our servers came right over to introduce themselves before inviting us to head to the buffet for our dinner! We enjoyed a delicious meal of mixed vegetables, rice pilaf, scalloped potatoes, tilapia, pasta, chicken, roast beef, ham and pot roast! We also had a choice of soup, salad or cottage cheese! We sure had our fill of food! After dinner the pre-show began. The pre-show was performed by our servers! They sang and danced along to songs from movies that they feel will be turned into future musicals. These movies included La La Land, Toy Story, Blues Brothers, Blazing Saddles and National Lampoons Vacation.
After the pre-show, dessert was served to those who chose to purchase one of the many options. Travelers Mary Hanson and Sondrea Taylor enjoyed the “Death by Chocolate: dessert which included chocolate cake with chocolate icing, chocolate ice-cream topped with chocolate syrup!! They sure loved their chocolate! Traveler Mary Ann Chatterton enjoyed a delicious ice cream sundae!
Before we knew it, it was time for the main performance, Freaky Friday, to start. This was a story of a mom and daughter, who didn’t always see eye to eye, end up arguing while holding an hour glass. The hour glass broke and they discovered that they had switched bodies! The mom was trapped in her daughter’s body and the daughter was trapped in her mom’s body! This made for an interesting day as the mom was preparing to get married the next day so she had a lot of things to take care of while the daughter had to go to school or she would fail the 11th grade. So the mom and daughter got to experience the day in each other’s shoes and gain insight of each other’s lives.
They figured out that they would need another hour glass in order to switch back to their normal selves. Well, the hour glass that they needed was in a second hand store in Chicago but they had no idea which one! The daughter’s school has a game called the “Hunt”, where the students go out on a wild scavenger hunt looking for clues to hard to find items. They managed to get the hour glass on the list of items the students needed to search for and in the end they found the hour glass! They managed to switch back to their normal selves right before the mom was supposed to get married. They had a new found respect for each other and their families and lived happily ever after. 🙂
During the show, the little brother told a funny joke that we wanted to share with all of you. What do you call a nose with no body?…..No body knows!! After the show, we made our way to the bus and on our way out we received a box of chocolate chip cookies to enjoy on the ride home! The travelers loved this surprise treat!
The travelers really enjoyed the show! First time traveler, Sondrea Taylor, said she loved the show!! Traveler Brian Buelow gave it “two thumbs up”! Traveler Rachel Villahuaer thought the story was “very cute”. So all in all, it was another great trip! This was our first visit to Cira 21 and we had a wonderful time! Thanks to all of the Cira 21 cast and employees for making this a great experience for our group! We also would like to thank our volunteers Sarah Bruce, Diane Sneed, Mary Johnson, Jim and Mary Zimmerman, Jean Gryp and Tara Roehrig for all of their help today and for making this a great trip for the travelers! We appreciate all of you!