Here is a writeup of the Galena drive from Dustin:
Saturday started out great with 11 MINIs, great roads out to Galena area, we picked up one Iowa MINI along the way and found 3 at Chestnut Resort.
After a nice lunch and passing out the Event Stickers, designed by Paul R., most of us hit the Alpine Slide (something Dustin should have skipped LOL), great fun was had by all.
A few of us hit Irish Hollow Rd and headed to the Tower for the group photo.
At the Tower we had a dozen or more MINI’s. A few groups went to dinner together and enjoyed Galena for the night.
We had a MINI from Bloomington, Peoria, a few from Iowa and the rest of us from Chicagoland.
Sunday found some of us downtown Galena for shopping and lunch. At 1pm we had a dozen MINI’s for the Sunday routes.
Fun roads, light traffic and great weather.
We passed by a cow that had found her way across the fence, only to cross over the next hill and find a herd of goats breaking free across the road to “greener pastures”.
On the leg back to Rockford we found a big bald Eagle in flight.
A great event, great friends, and YES we are working on next years event and will post dates below ASAP.
Three Important updates, Call the B&B’s this week and ASK for one night deals. We will have the Sunday Route Sheets for anyone that wants to drive them on Sat. On Sun we will have 5 group escort’s, drivers of different style’s that have driven the routes, yes you will have a route map. We think this will help you enjoy the area more with less reading, just follow the MINI in front of you. We found that this worked well in past events.
Looks like nice weather too.
There is still time to join up to the Galena drive on September 29th and 30th.
Come on out for Saturday or Sunday or both. Lots of fun roads and stuff to do..
All the details can be found HERE.
Please post up and let us know if you are attending.