I posted in my "Feeler" thread about a trip I made a month or so back where I drove from the Elgin IL area to Dubuque and then South to Savanna IL.
It seemed like I had some interest in some members here to do it in the spring, but it is too nice out not to spend some time out on the road so I am planning on doing a dry run this coming weekend that includes a little loop in Iowa that was recommended by Scrambles.
Times are tentative and up for adjustment if it works better with anyone's schedules but here is my plan...
8:45a : Start at Rt. 20 in Marengo - Depart at approximately 9am
Drive Westbound on US 20 through Galena IL to Dubuque IA. (approx 2:15)
11:15a : Arrive Dubuque IA. Meet with MT.net member(s?) and have a late breakfast.
12:00 : Depart Dubuque for "Scrambles" loop. (1:40)
1:40p : Arrive Little Maquoketa State park or abouts. We can either stop here for a water and bathroom break or find a rest stop somewhere nearby.
2:00p : Depart Little Maquoketa for Savanna IL
3:20p : Arrive Savanna
We can either eat again or just stop for a bit before splitting up and heading towards home.
3:50p : Depart Savanna for Marengo via Morrison, Sterling, Dixon, Oregon, Byron and Rockford
6:30p : Arrive Marengo
Obviously if you don't want to take my route back after Savanna you are free not to, but I will be going that way because I know the roads are great and I will be heading that general direction anyhow.
Let me know if you can come.