OK, it’s time to get your LBC out of it’s Winter mothballs. This Saturday, March 28, we are having our first driving event of the season. We are taking a short cruise up to the small mining town of Eureka, UT. The town sits at approximately 6200+/- feet in altitude, so even though it may be warm in the valley, you may want a jacket when we stop for lunch.
Speaking of lunch, we have arranged for food to be ready for us, if you want, when we stop at the Filler-R-Up gas station and small convenience store in Eureka. It is also the ONLYplace to get food, in town. If you want to pack your own lunch, by all means do so. The parking lot is paved and gas is available.
If you would like to have something from the store, here are your options:
Hogies: Turkey or Ham. They have lettuce, meat and cheese on them. They are $3.00/each.
They also have a BBQ/smoker trailer with the following choices:
- Cheeseburger – $5.00
- Double cheeseburger – $7.00
- Pulled pork – $6.00
- Large order of fries – $5.00
There is a choice for a combo meal that will include: Cheeseburger, fries and a drink, but they didn’t have that price for us Monday. It will, of course, be more than just the cost of the sandwich.
Check with us before we leave and we’ll call ahead so that they will have enough food ready for us. They told us that the BBQ trailer will have plenty of food ready when we arrive. Count on a short wait for final prep.
There is one (1) small picnic table, so this will be BMCU tailgating at its finest. A blanket might be a good thing to have in the boot.
Meeting at 11010 S. Redwood Rd. at 10:00am to head south on Redwood Rd. between 10:15 -10:30am. We will head south on Redwood to the Chevron store on the NW corner in Saratoga Springs for a short “drain & gain”. We will be joined there by those from northern Utah County. (we should arrive there around 11am)
We will continue south on Redwood Rd, along the west side of Utah Lake. One of the most scenic, relatively flat, drives in the State. At the intersection of Redwood Rd and U S Hwy 6 in Elberta, we will be joined by members from southern Utah County and then turn to the west for the short climb up to Eureka. I’m not certain if the neat museum will be open, but if it is, it’s a great compilation of the early history and mining activity in and around Eureka.
After lunch, you will have a choice of either continuing on west to just outside of town and then head north on highway 36 to Tooele and back to SLC. Or, you can retrace the route back along Utah Lake.
We’ll see you Saturday for our Spring Fling to Eureka!