This page contains the 2020 tour list and the maps we used for the tour group. Road conditions may have changed or destinations may no longer be present (ie, restaurant has closed or changed hands). Enjoy our past tours or look for some ideas for your future road travels.
This list may change through out 2020 but here is what is currently planned as of 1/2/2020:
Wed, 1/1: Hair of the Dog Tour 9:00a. Ringing in the New Year, we’ll head out for a morning enjoying some twisty roads. We’ll start out from Texas Smokehouse II (3313 S Burleson Blvd Alvarado, TX 76009) and then enjoy some of the roads along the way to Glen Rose and then onward to Del Norte Tacos in Godley. Maps
Sat, 1/11: Short Tour from Sewell to Decatur for lunch at Sweetie Pie’s Ribeyes in downtown. Starting from Sewell BMW of Grapevine at 9:00a (come early to look some of the new cars), we’ll head up north along some interesting roads and enjoy a great time together.
Sun, 2/9: Gimmick Rally 1p-5p from Downtown Denton, TX. A Gimmick Rally is a scavenger hunt looking for the answers to clues along a pre-defined route. We’ll set a time-limit to the event and keep us within reasonable distance of the city. The winner is the one that answers the most Gimmicks with arrival time being the tie-breaker.
Sat, 3/7: Rockett Café Tour. Starting from Denny’s (400 US-175 Frontage Rd, Seagoville, TX 75159) at 9:00a, we’ll head out and around and end up in Rockett, TX and Rockett Café for lunch (5790 FM 813 Waxahachie, TX 75165)
Fri, 4/3-Sun 4/5: Return to the Twisted Sisters. To change this up this year, we’re going to head a little further South away from Fredericksburg. This year, we’ll stay in Kerrville, TX. We should definitely get to have a preview of the Texas Blue Bonnets and enjoy the twisty roads known as the twisted sisters (RR 337, 336, 335). Sunday, we’ll have an enjoyable return trip back to the DFW area. This out-of-town trip typically costs about $600 for budget purposes.
Sat, 4/18: Bluebonnet Tour 9:00a-lunch. Starting from Shell in Palmer, TX (1639 N I-45 Palmer, TX 75152), Dennis will lead our group along the Ennis Blue Bonnet Festival route, enjoying the sites along the way. This will be much closer to a cruise along the route to take in the beauty of nature. If there is rain, this will move to Sun, 4/19.
Sat, 5/23: Join us for a short(ish) morning drive starting from the QuikTrip in Mansfield, TX (1590 E Broad St, Mansfield, TX 76063) at 8:30a and we’ll head down and around to Zur Autobahn in Meridian for lunch.
Fri, 6/26 – Sun, 6/28: Palestine and East Texas overnight touring. We’re making plans to join with other Texas Chapters to have an interesting East Texas driving tour.
Sat, 7/18: Caddo Lake Tour: Our trip to Caddo Lake will taking us through some twisty roads along the way. We’ll head over the border to Oil City, Louisiana and look over Caddo Lake from the East. Then we’ll circle around and have lunch on the West side of the Lake. After lunch, we’ll make an easy stop in Jefferson, TX and then head back toward Tyler. For those joining us from DFW area, the group will meet up at Buc-ee’s in Terrell, TX in the west side parking lot at 8:00a. We’ll stop at BMW of Tyler around 9:30. The return route will end us in Rockwall. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to add your name to the list.
Sat, 8/8: Half-Day Tour
Thus, 9/10: Potential Tour leading up to O’fest in Palms Springs, California.
Sat, 10/10: Texas Forts Trail & Perini Ranch. We’ll take a tour along the Texas Forts Trail and explore some of our Texas history along the way. We’ll plan to visit 3 of the 12 Forts along the trail.
Thu, 10/15-Sun 10/18: Fall Colors tour to Push Mountain in Arkansas. Plan to join us for an interesting new destination along Push Mountain in Arkansas. We’ll see some fall colors and enjoy some twisty roads.
Sun, 11/8: Afternoon drive from Valley View along FM 455 toward McKinney.
Sat, 12/5: Toy Run. Watch for details on where we will donate toys and enjoy some roads.
Wed, 12/16: Christmas Lights tour and dinner. Plan to join us as we celebrate Christmas looking at different lights and then having a dinner after looking at lights.