Secrets of Jo Daviess
“Nostalgic” Tour Information
As mentioned in the March Driveline, the Jo Daviess Tour this year is scheduled for Friday, June 26th through Sunday, June 28th. Ray Hansen and Dan Kerkman with guidance and route revisions from Dan Herman have agreed to fill-in for Dan and Nancy this year. The planned route will be a duplicate (or as near as possible) of the very first route planned by Dan from August 19th and 20th 2006. A big “thank you” to Dan for providing us with this nostalgic tour. We hope that Dan and Nancy will be able to participate in all or part of the tour with us.
A block of 25 rooms is being held at the Country Inn and Suites, 200 Dillon Ave. (enter from route 20) in Stockton, IL. for both Friday and Saturday nights. The rate is $85.50 + tax per night. Please call them at 815-947-6060 and mention the Chicagoland MG Club block of rooms to reserve your space.
If you are staying both nights, the festivities will begin with the traditional fish fry on
Friday night. Saturday morning’s tour will begin with the usual driver’s meeting on the front porch of the Country Inn and Suites. Saturday’s routing includes, without a doubt, beautiful roads throughout Jo Daviess County, lunch at the famous “Poopies” in Savanna (don’t forget, besides a pretty good burger, you can also get a piercing and a tattoo of your liking all in one stop), a visit at the Galena Cellars Winery, as well as a brewery tour and tasting at the Lena Brewery just before dinner at the Rafters in Lena, Illinois. If you are staying Saturday night, Sunday will not have a planned tour. There will be a list available of suggested drives to explore and to visit local attractions in the Jo Daviess area.
If you are attending, please e-mail Ray Hansen email@example.com to let Ray and Dan know for restaurant counts etc. and to keep you in the loop on additional information regarding the tour.
Hope you will join us, Ray & Dan
|~~Ray Hansen & Dan Kerkman