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Tentative Road Home

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All good things must come to and end . . .This is our tentative road map for heading West following the Butler Festival:

Sunday 16th: Leave around noon, drive to the Packard Museum in Ohio, then stay somewhere.
Monday 17th: Head west, visit the Studebaker Museum in Fort Wayne, stay near Chicago
Tuesday 18th: Visit Jeff Weilers Theatre Organ restoration shop in downtown Chicago: visit volo museum in afternoon: drive to Madison, WI and spend the night.
Wednesday 19th: Visit the House on the Rock near Dodgeville, WI, Drive to Iowa (final destination undecided.
Thursday 20th: Visit Ann’s friends in Omaha.
Friday 21: Drive to Dinosaur National Monument.
Saturday 22: Drop into Salt Lake to get two of my kids
Sunday 23: Drive to Pasco (or stop at City of the Gods for overnight . . .TBD)

Here’s the rough map:



6 Comments on “Tentative Road Home

  1. Matt

    If your in Des Moines, IA around lunch or dinner hit up B&B Super Market for some amazing grub.

  2. steve

    if you come through ames iowa on wed the 19th, I think we could put you up for the night. will have to confirm with the inn keeper. Would cost me some willys points but I have some left. We are 3 hours from Omaha, maybe you want to get further down the road. just an idea. warning, we do have cats if you are allergic.

    Can take you out for bbq or make you a pizza on the cast iron skillet. hot coffee in the morning.

    two wagons and a cj to look at.

  3. mmdeilers Post author


    Always important to confirm with the ‘inn keeper’ 🙂

    That may work out well. We are waiting from some feedback from Ann’s friends in Omaha about when we should come through. We’ll know more by early next week. Whether we stay or not, I’d still like to drop by and say hello.

    – Dave

  4. Allan

    Lots of great “gearhead” stuff on your route from Dodgeville Wi. to Omaha. You will drive right by my home town of Cascade Iowa on the route. Just off Hwy 151 is the new Nationial Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa Ia. Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville Ia. is great for dirt racing fans on the grounds of the historic Knoxville Speedway. In Omaha Ne., the Union Pacific Railroad Museum is a really great stop with lots of history on Lewis and Clark trail and history not only of the railroad but the settlement of the entire west. Last but not least is the Bill Smith Speedway Museum in Lincoln Ne. Great collection of all sorts of racing stuff from primative Model T speedsters to modern Indy cars and Bonneville Land Speed Record stuff. Lot’s of really neat examples of older “hot-rodded” engines.

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