june 2021

04junAll Day06Spring Driving Tour - Shawnee National Forest(All Day) Shawnee National Forest

Event Details

Our Summer Driving Tour starts at McDonalds in Sugar Grove (Route 47) and proceeds south to southern Illinois. We will not drive on any interstate highways, just the good old back roads, Porsche roads!

We will have lunch Friday at the Hickory Point Golf Course in Forsyth, IL (Decatur area.) Following lunch we will head south to Carbondale and the Hampton Inn Carbondale. This is our host hotel for the weekend!

Friday night is a free night with no planned activities. Time to relax after your nearly 7 hour drive!

On Saturday, we will travel by motor coach from our hotel to the Shawnee National Forest.

We will split our group into two and travel on separate motor coaches. Each coach will stop at several vineyards and breweries and we will meet up at the Von Jakob winery/brewery for lunch! After lunch, we split up again and stop at a couple wineries before we all head back to the hotel.

You will have time to rest, relax and clean up for dinner.  We will drive our cars to the Walker’s Bluff Restaurant    (4 miles away) which is an amazing dining venue.

We will dine as a group and enjoy the evening! After dinner we head back to the hotel for a peaceful night’s sleep!

On Sunday, you are free to depart at your leisure and drive home on the highways, back roads or whatever suits your fancy!

I reserved a block of 57 rooms at the Hampton Inn Carbondale. The block is under the name: PCA. (Original huh?)

Rooms with queen beds and king beds are available as well as some swanky king deluxe rooms!

Once you make your reservation, e-mail me and provide the names of the attendees.  J.diwik@comcast.net

Depending on the status of the Covid-19 virus, breakfast may or may not be served in the lobby. Will update later.

I suggest that you reserve your rooms as soon as possible. Call the hotel at 618-549-6900.

This event is limited to 112 attendees (each bus holds 56 people). My point, if you snooze, you lose!

If you have any questions let me know. J.diwik@comcast.net  or  630-962-9224    Much more info to follow later.


John DiwikJ.diwik@comcast.net


june 4 (Friday) - 6 (Sunday)


Shawnee National Forest

Health Guidelines for this Event

Other Health Guidelines COVID-19 guidelines will be based on requirements in effect at the time of the event