When Mary Alice Kennedy was asked to begin the Custom Motorcoach Tours program back in 2006, she knew that with her husband, Barry Kenney, by her side, she could accomplish it.

Custom Motorcoach is a tour program that takes senior citizens around various parts of the country.

“Barry and I both worked at the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP),” Kennedy said. “We were approached by our director and asked to start a travel program. It started with local places and day trips, then escalated into what it is today.”

Custom Motorcoach has taken trips over past few years to places like Frankenmuth, Michigan; Belle Meade, Tennessee; Lafayette, Louisiana; and many others.

The tours were previously guided by the Marshall Medical Center Gold Care 55+ program when they came to the Kenneys about doing tours they approved. But five years ago, Barry and Mary Alice decided to do their own thing and dictate where the tours would go.

Kenney said by setting out on this new path, they would still keep the same motivation and customer service they’ve been known for.

“We believe in treating people the way we like to be treated,” Kenney said. “Customer service is what we set above everything else at Custom Motorcoach. It’s not about how you travel, it’s about who you travel with.”

Kenney said the past few years have been a dream to her and she loves what she does.

“Custom Motorcoach means joy,” Kenney said. “The joy I get for perhaps making someone’s day brighter is unbelievable. I feel incredibly blessed and fortunate.”

Custom Motorcoach tours offers day and night tours and offers trips all over the country. They are members of the Alabama Motorcoach Association.

Kenney said they are currently sold out of most trips, but a few spaces for trips to Branson, Missouri and Houma, Louisiana are still available. She is currently working on trips for 2020. For more information, call 256-878-0324 or email Mary Alice Kenney at marykenney@charter.net.

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