Jim, we have to keep in touch......Ron & I will hopefully head to the rally from Nodine, MN....Our daughter lives there and we planned at least one night there before we head to rally........Just starting to figure things out.....first time I checked this site out .....so we will keep in touch !!! OK ????
ok, I had to look up and see where Nodine is... We could probably hook up in Rochester or so, we can decide a little closer to the trip time but sounds good to me!! With all the cars in the Minneapolis area, and the dealer in Rochester, I would think we could get a group together. A group from MPLS may zip down 35 easier than going to Rochester, but maybe we could meet up where 14 and 35 intersect or something...
I'm thinking we could meet (or converge) on the smart center in Rochester! Maybe around 10 and leave by 11. That would get us to Amana around 3 or so... Open to suggestions or comments.,, earlier? later?
Smart dealer is just off 63 south of 52, Amana is pretty much a straight shot down 63 (according to Mapquest)
i'll be heading out from chicago around 10-11am, taking I-55 to I-80 on thursday, i guess i'll be on my own. i'll be at the motel 6 in cedar rapids, about 15 miles from amana. rooms are $43 a night with free wi-fi for $45 you can have a room with a fridge and microwave.
June 6-8, 2014 Amana, Iowa
Located just north of Interstate 80 in east central Iowa, the seven villages of the Amana Colonies are home to Whirlpool (Amana Refrigeration), Amana Furniture & Clock Shop, Amana Woolen Mills, and Millstream Brewing Company.
The surrounding area has plenty of...
I just got a call from the Iowa Department of Public Health after jwight reported his and my apparent food poisoning incident. After a thorough going over of the meals I had eaten leading up to the intestinal issues, they said they would like to hear from anyone else who had (food poisoning...
It's way easier to just link you to the album I put on my facebook. 202 pics so far. Here ya go!
When the Rally stopped at the town square in Marengo some photos of the group were taken and posted in the newspaper. They thought my "for sale" sign was a joke but the new owner Bruce from Amana is looking at the Bee in the picture.
Thank you all for coming to Amana. This rally definitely exceeded my expectations. 56 smart rides. 99 smart lunatics.
I cannot express in words how much I enjoyed this rally. It was a pleasure making new friends and always a pleasure seeing old ones again.
The nicest friends, awesome smart...