This page will contain the 2017 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.
1/1/2017: Hair of the Dog Tour
We have a drive scheduled for Sunday, 1/1/2017 at 9:00a from Starbucks (5731 S Hulen St Fort Worth, TX 76132) (Near Hulen Mall). We’ll end up at Del Norte Tacos in Godley, TX after about 4.5 hours of driving the South of Fort Worth area.
If you are interested, please email Raymond at email@example.com so we can get you our list to watch for you. Last year was a great day. Early forecasts show potential rain. We’ll still do the drive unless there is snow and ice.
Raymond Mimick is organizing this drive (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please let him know if you will be attending.
2/11/2017: Mineola Tour
We have a drive scheduled for Saturday, February 11 at 9:00a from Allen Cafe (302 E Main Street, Allen, TX 75002). We’ll end up at East Texas Burger Company (126 E Broad Street, Mineola, TX 75773) after about 4.5 hours of driving. If you are interested, please email Ray Mimick at email@example.com so we can get you on our list to watch for you. We’ll still do the drive unless there is snow and ice.
3/3/2017 – 3/5/2017: Fredericksburg Tour
When: Friday, March 3rd, 2017 to Sunday, March 5th, 2017
Where: Fredricksburg and the twisted sister roads
Departure point: Home Depot in Cleburne, 10am (trying to avoid rush hour Friday traffic)
We will be using the Sunday House Inn again this year for our hotel. We have reserved 15 rooms (2 Queens or 1 King) at 124.95/night for the King and 129/night for the 2-Queens. Rooms will remain available at this rate until February 15, 2017. Please call Judy at 830-997-4484 to reserve your room. Our rooms are reserved under the Lone Star BMW. Last year we were able to get ahead of Spring Break and that is the current plan for this year. We will probably still miss out on the Blue Bonnets but you never know with Texas. As an alternative, Fredericksburg Inn & Suites has been renovated but the rates for the same weekend were 189/night.
Day 1 (Fri): Utilizing our past tour’s routes (without the gravel detour, sorry), we’ll have a quick trip down to Fredericksburg arriving about 4pm. Pit-stop schedules: Cleburne to Hico, Hico to lunch in Goldthwaite. Goldthwaite to Llano. Llano to Fredericksburg. Hotel Check in, Wine Tasting tour if desired and then dinner at our favorite German restaurant.
Day 2 (Sat): Starting about 8:00a, we’ll follow last year’s drive (which was marked by hitting all 3 twisted sister roads and a few extras thrown in), we’ll stop in Leaky for lunch and gas. We’ll return to the hotel about 4:00p. Dinner plans are still being determined
Day 3 (Sun): Return trip to DFW (10a) following some twisty roads. Last year we stopped in Glen Rose for BBQ but I’ll look for some additional locations along the route home.
Please let me (Raymond Mimick) know (via firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) when you make your reservations and we’ll get a list together for everyone.
4/15/2017: Cranfills Gap Tour
Join us the Saturday of Easter Weekend for our 3rd Annual Trip to The Horny Toad Bar and Grill (http://www.hornytoadbar.com/) and The Old Rock Church (http://rockchurch-gap.com/) in Cranfills Gap, Texas. We’ll meet at 9:30 am at the QuikTrip in Burleson at 2690 SW Wilshire Blvd, Burleson, TX 76028. Make sure you show up at the correct QuikTrip as there are two of them in Burleson on this same road. This is the one closest to Joshua, Texas. From QT, we will wind through the countryside hitting some of the most twisty roads this part of Texas has to offer. If you plan on joining us for this event, please email Brian George (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that we know to look out for you.
5/27/2017: Let’s Eat Cafe Tour
To all: YOU MUST RSVP BY EMAIL TO ATTEND THIS TOUR
We have a nice afternoon drive followed by a gourmet meal at the
Let’s Eat Café in Bluffdale, Texas, scheduled for May 27. We’ll meet at the Home Depot parking lot in Cleburne, TX at 2 pm with tanks full and bladders empty. (HD is located at 212 W Katherine P Raines Rd, Cleburne – nw corner of hwy 174 and hwy 67)
Our circuitous tour is 158 miles of beautiful north Texas roads with a planned 15 minute “nature break” in Dublin. We’ll arrive in Bluffdale at 5:30pm for our 6pm seating.
Curren Dodd is the proprietor and is a classically trained chef. His establishment seats 28 and we’ve reserved the entire restaurant for this first seating.
You must RSVP to Brian George (email@example.com) by 5:00 pm on Saturday, May 20th, in order to join us!!!
6/10/2017: Hutchins BBQ Run
Starting from SMU’s Plano Campus (5236 Tennyson Pkwy, Plano, TX 75024), we’ll be on the Democracy Dr side parking lot about 9:30a (Saturday, 6/3/2017). We’ll take our trip up the tollway to Celina and then start with the twisty roads. We’ll stop in Van Alstyne and then head out to Greenville, TX. We’ll return a slightly different way and end up at Hutchins BBQ in McKinney for a late lunch (we did not reserve any seats and this place is busy but good). You can download the route map here (https://lscbmwcca.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/hutchinsbbq-20171.pdf) and if you can join us, let Raymond Mimick know via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
7/8/2017: Driving Tour to Waco
Join us for a full day tour to Waco! We’ll meet up at QuikTrip in Mansfield at 1590 E Broad Street at 8:00 am. After a brief Driver’s Meeting, we’ll hit the road for a 97 mile tour through the countryside to Waco. There will be a stop mid-way there in the town of West.
We expect to arrive in Waco around 10:00 am where we’ll tour the Magnolia Market area and other points in downtown Waco. Lunch will be at the food trucks in downtown. At approximately 2:00 pm, we’ll leave downtown and head to the Mammoth National Momument in Waco. Dinner will be at 6:00 pm at an undisclosed location at this time.
If you have other interests than those above, there are many options available in Waco including Dr. Pepper Museum, Texas Ranger Hall of Fame, Texas Sports Hall of Fame, Mayborn Museum Complex, Cameron Park Zoo, and more.
After a full day of fellowship and sightseeing, we’ll head back to the MetroPlex after dinner.
If you would like to join us, RSVP to Ray Mimick at email@example.com so that we know you are coming.
8/5/2017: Muenster Run and Horton’s Cars
We’ll meet at 9:30 am in Sanger, TX at the Chisolm Trail Elementary School at 812 Keaton Rd N. It is at the corner of Chapman Rd and Keaton Rd N. From there we will wind through the countryside taking a very scenic route to Meunster. We will stop at approximately the halfway point in St. Jo. The only facilities in St. Jo are at the local Dairy Queen.
Once we arrive in Muenster, we will have lunch at Rohmer’s restaurant. After lunch we will head out for a scenic drive to the town of Nocona where we will visit Horton’s Classic Car Museum. The cost of the museum is roughly $12 per person. Check out their website for more details. http://www.hortonclassiccarmuseum.com/index.html
To join the tour, please email Brian George at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we know you are coming.
8/20/2017: East Texas Tour
Join us Sunday, August 20th for a driving tour starting at Walmart (220 US-175 Seagoville, TX 75159) at 2:00p and taking a trip down to Palestine in the non-direct, twisty-style roads. We’ll make a few stops along the way (about every hour) to catch up with new and old friends. Once we reach Palestine, we’ll head back to Canton, TX and have dinner at The Bunker Restaurant in the Van Zandt Country Club about 6:30p. For those in the DFW area, we’ll head back on Interstate-20.
9/20/2017 – 9/25/2017: New Mexico & Arizona Driving Tour
Join us for an epic road trip with great friends. We’ll be travelling through a variety of locations throughout New Mexico and Arizona over a 6 day period. We’ll leave the Metroplex at 7:00 am from Sewell BMW in Grapevine on Wednesday, September 20th and return to the Metroplex at approximately 9:00 pm on Monday, September 25th. We’ll hit a lot of amazing sites including but not limited to Carlsbad Caverns, White Sands, Coronado Trail, Tonto National Forest, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, 4 Corners, and Santa Fe. The following is a listing of the day by day events that are scheduled.
- Problem with Day 2 – Carlsbad was closed for maintenance; we ended up traveling to Sunspot, NM (overlooking White Sands) and a great twisty road
- After Sunspot, we went to Ruidoso, NM for lunch and then Dennis led us around the mountain areas.
Fri, 9/22 – Coronado Trail and Tonto National Forest (Day 3)
Sat, 9/23 – Grand Canyon and Monument Valley (Day 4)
Sun, 9/24 – 4 Corners and Santa Fe (Day 5, Opt 2: Day 5) (we did Opt 2)
Mon, 9/25 – Return to DFW (Day 6)
To get more information, contact Ray Mimick at email@example.com.
10/21/2017: Northeast Texas Tour
The Northeast Texas Tour will start at Buc-ee’s in Terrell (506 I-20, Terrell, TX 75160) at 9:30 am and end in Sherman at La Placita Salvadorean Cocina. We will meet around 9:30 am and be in Sherman for lunch. Email Brian George at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance and for more details.
10/30/2017-11/5/2017: O’fest in New Orleans
Tour group heading to the annual Oktoberfest in New Orleans in Louisiana.
11/11/2017: Fall Tour
Join us this Saturday, Nov 11th, for an afternoon drive from Frisco (2:00p start time) to Roanoke with dinner plans to stop at Reno Red’s Steakhouse off 377 about 5:30p. We’ll take a northerly route around Lake Ray Roberts and head west before turning south to Roanoke. Come and share the roads and your experiences with the group. Email email@example.com and let us know if you will join us on the drive and/or if you will join us at the dinner destination. Maps and a member roster will be sent out Friday evening for the participants.
12/2/2017: Toy Run
Join us for our Annual Toy Run in conjunction with Cars and Coffee at Classic BMW on Saturday, December 2nd. This year we will meet up at 9:45 am in the Northeast corner of the IKEA parking lot in Frisco. The address is 7171 Ikea Dr, Frisco, TX 75034. From Classic BMW in Plano, take Parkwood Road North into Frisco and turn left onto IKEA Drive. From there, we’ll head straight North into the country then traveling to the East for a short 90 +/- mile drive. We’ll end our tour at Clark’s Outpost BBQ in Tioga. Be sure to drop off your new, unwrapped toy at Cars and Coffee prior to meeting us at IKEA. To sign-up for the tour, please email Brian George (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that we know you are coming.
12/20/2017: Christmas Lights Tour
Join us Wednesday the 20th for a fun filled evening touring the fabulous Christmas lights in the famous Interlochen neighborhood located in Arlington! This will be a great evening of looking at lights followed by fellowship and dinner in Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth. This will be a great family friendly event that you won’t want to miss. We will meetup promptly at 6:30 in the parking lot behind Wendy’s at 1500 Eastchase Parkway, Fort Worth. To sign-up for the tour, please email Raymond Mimick (email@example.com) so that we know you are coming.