Here we go, again. For those who've been, you know why we do this one. For those who haven't, come find out. Arkansas has some of the best twisties I've driven. We hit the Ozarks before the leafs turn so we have a lot of miles of great roads with little traffic.
SolNut started a FB event, too. https://www.facebook.com/events/170457053107554/
WHEN: Thursday-Sunday, October 17-20
WHERE: Russelville, Arkansas
HOTEL OPTIONS: I'll call and try to get something lower for Fairfield where I just booked online. We tend to split up based on points and other discounts.
Fairfield Inn, 120 East Harrell Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, (479) 967-9030
Hampton, 2304 N Arkansas Ave, Russellville, AR 72802, 1-479-858-7199
LaQuinta, 111 East Harrell Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, (479) 967-2299
Super 8, 2404 N. Arkansas Ave., P.O. Box 2436, Russellville, AR 72802 , (479) 968-8898
Radios: bring 'em.
Octane boost: if you need 93 bring it. Gas stop options are limited and not all have 93.
DFW Departures: (early birds Thursday, latecomers Friday)
Thursday, Oct 17 or Friday, Oct 18: Depart from McKinney IHOP at 9:00 AM
Dinner at Dixie Cafe, 6:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM Briefing at Fairfield Lobby, Depart when ready. Stage at Dixie Cafe: maybe two groups if numbers warrant this year.
Mt. Nebo, Mr. Magazine, 23, 215, 103, 123, 7 We'll reverse course to hit the mountains at the end of the run when it's a little warmer and give us a new look at the roads from the other direction.
Friday Mountains Cruise - 235 miles 120 E Harrell Dr, Russellville, AR 72802 to N Arkansas Ave - Google Maps
Same as last year only backwards (counter clockwise)!
Lunch: Wiederkehr Wine Cellars, Inc.
SolNut - let 'em know we're coming.
Dinner: Ruby Tuesday, 6:00 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM Briefing at Fairfield Lobby, Depart when ready. Stage at the Dixie Cafe: Run and Cruise Groups
Since we do the up and back on 123, that puts us into the Subway in Marshall a little later so we'll just eat there instead of toting it up to Norfork Dam.
Ozark Fun - 327 miles E Harrell Dr to E Harrell Dr - Google Maps
Back to the standard. Last year was little long, so dropped the southern return loop.
Dinner: Ruby Tuesday deja vu, 6:00 PM (unless we can find another high quality option to try out)