It’s time once again for those who are Touring this season, to begin to prepare for our Memorial Day Tour to Montpelier, ID. This is a drive that was chosen from the feedback that we received regarding previous Tours. After last year’s marathon drive to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, this year’s Tour is much shorter and more laid back. In fact, the Tour is shorter than a couple of the drives we’ve had this season!!
For those members in the Salt Lake Valley and points south, we will meet on the east side of the State Capitol, at 9:30am for a 10am departure. This will be the same place as we met for the State St cruise, last season.
The members north of Salt Lake, should gather at the Bicentennial Park in North Ogden, 2600 N 400 East. The group from the south should arrive there at approximately 11:15-11:30am. The Bicentennial Park is unique in that there is a spring that has been flowing since 1930. That’s even older than our Britmobiles!
This will be a brief stop, but if you’d like, bring a jug to fill from the spring.
The route is one which all drivers and passengers should enjoy. There is beautiful scenery, quaint towns, and twisty roads for everyone to appreciate. Perhaps the best news is that our route does NOT have any freeway sections. We have found and driven the paved back roads to get us to Montpelier. The route uses US highways and State highways from Utah and Idaho; even a portion of the Oregon Trail!
If you have not signed up for the Memorial Day Tour, I encourage you to do so next season when our destination is announced. You are welcome to join us and drive a portion of the route, or just show up at the meeting point to see us off. Driving part of the route with us, will give you a feel for how travel with the seasoned Tourers is a bit different than our normal driving events.