What: Day trip to Chicago for live show taping
When: Thursday, May 8, 2014 - confirmed date
Time: 11:30am - midnight
Who: This trip is for adults age 18 and up. You must be 21 to consume alcohol.
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Theday trip to Chicago includes roundtrip bus transportation from Normal, a boxed lunch from Kelly's Bakery & Cafe for the ride up, shopping/sightseeing time in Chicago, dinner at the quaint authentic English pub Elephant & Castle, live taping of Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! and all gratuities.
We're partnering with Heartland Community College EDventures to bring you this excursion. An Elegant Limousine charter bus picks you up from the HCC parking lot at 11:30am. (There's plenty of free parking for you to leave your vehicle while we're in Chicago.) Relax in comfort for the ride up while enjoying your Kelly's lunch. When we get into the city, you'll have a couple hours of free time to shop State Street or visit Millennium Park. We'll be walking distance from both.
We'll meet up again at 4:30pm for a traditional pub meal at the Elephant & Castle on Wabash. You'll choose your entree from a selection of E&C favorites like fish & chips and shepherd's pie. Your dinner includes one pint of beer (they have an excellent selection on tap), glass of wine or soda, and dessert.
After dinner, we'll walk around the corner to the Chase Tower Auditorium for a live taping of Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! followed by the opportunity to meet Peter Sagal, Carl Kasell, and the trio of panelists. We won't know exactly who the panelists will be until much closer to the date, but you know whoever sits in that day will have you in stitches. And since it's a two-hour taping, you'll get in on all the hilarity that doesn't make it to the edited one-hour aired edition of the show.
The bus will pick you up at the front door of Chase Tower for the return trip. We'll end up back at Heartland's parking lot around midnight.
When you order tickets, you'll be asked to choose a sandwich from the three below. All choices come with regular chips, pickle spear, cookie, and bottled water.
Café Roast Beef
Freshly sliced roast beef, piled high with a horseradish cheddar cheese on pumpernickel rye bread. Served with mayonnaise, greens, tomato, and red onion.
Turkey & Pesto
Freshly sliced turkey and provolone served on Italian bread with a homemade red pepper & pine nut pesto.
Hummus & Roasted Veggies
A pita pocket stuffed with hummus, roasted seasonal veggies, and romaine lettuce, sprinkled with fresh rosemary.
NOTE: Due to Wait, Wait's reservation protocol, our requested date was rescheduled for Thursday, May 8th. If you are unable to attend based on this rescheduling, you will receive a full refund of your ticket purchase and shipping charges.
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