MOA IV: Route
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ROUTE
SAN FRANCISCO TO NEW YORK


The Morgans Over America organizers (Steve Roake, Elaine Fisher and I, Jeremy Harrison) contemplated doing Route 66 for MOA IV in 2005, but we decided against it since it didn't meet our criteria of keeping off Interstates and driving on as many scenic "Morgan" roads as possible.
Route 66 also seems to be commercialized, and a trip that one could easily do on ones own using the readily available literature. We understand many people want to drive on Route 66, especially ME, so we are including some of the most interesting parts of it on our adventure.

We carefully plan each day to be certain that it meets our ideals. We chose the name The Great Route, because we are covering areas which have been described as Great....such as the Great Southwest, the Great Plains, the Great Mississippi, the Great Lakes, the Great City, New York, etc.

We try to ensure that each day is an adventure for all participants. We are working with Morgan Clubs across America to meet with them where ever possible on the trip.

We will ship the European cars into San Francisco and ship back from Newark. We have allowed three extra days at the start and end of the trip to collect the cars from the shippers in San Francisco and to ship back from the Newark docks.

 This preliminary route, shown below, may be subject to detail changes.

 

MORGANS OVER AMERICA IV, 2005

The Great Route as of February 27, 2005

 

DAY

DATE

2005

START DAY AT

GREAT ROUTE

MILES (about)

NIGHT AT

LODGING

P-3

Mon    May 9

Heathrow

  HOME

Europeans arrive at SFO @ 1:50 PM, Virgin Airlines Flight ?

Welcome at Airport

Transfer to Hotel by bus

Registration & Regalia

20

San Francisco, California

Fisherman’s Wharf Holiday Inn

P-2

Tues  May 10

SF

Europeans- Pick up cars in Oakland & return to SF. Clean cars.  Registration & Regalia. Sightsee.

30+

San Francisco

Fisherman’s Wharf Holiday Inn

P-1

Wed May 11

SF

DRIVE THE CITY BY THE BAY

Morgan drive around SF and across Golden Gate Bridge. Optional to Isis (Bill Fink’s) at Bodega Bay.  Registration & Regalia. The Great Start Banquet 6:30 PM with NCMCC Members - Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf

20+

San Francisco

Fisherman’s Wharf Holiday Inn

1

Thurs May 12

SF Hotel

 

DRIVE THE PACIFIC HWY

8 AM Begin Official Tour- SF

Drive 280 to Highway 1 at Pacifica and south on HWY 1

261

San Luis Obispo California

Apple Farm Inn

2

Fri May 13

San Luis Obispo

Rte. 101 to Santa Maria, Rtes 166, 32, 126 to Santa Clarita

BBQ by Dennis Glavis - Morgan West in Valencia

193

Valencia, (LA) California

 Hyatt Valencia

3

Sat May 14

Valencia CA (LA)

9 :30 AM Nethercutt Collection.

4PM  Fiesta- Club Skyline, Morgan Memorabilia Museum– Garrett Capune, SCMSCC

80

Fullerton, California

Fullerton Marriott at Cal State Fullerton

4

Sun May 15

Fullerton

DRIVE THE MOTHER ROAD

I-10, I-15 to Victorville, Rte. 66 , Victorville Rte 66Museum. Rte 66 to Barstow, I-40 & Rte 66 to Needles.  

290

Needles, California

Best Western Colorado River Inn

5

Mon May 16

Needles

CA

Rte. 66 to Kingman, I-40 Rte. 66 to Ash Fork, Rte. 89 to Prescott.

233

Prescott, Arizona

Hassayampa Hotel Historic

6

Tues May 17

Prescott

AZ

Rte. 89A, 89 to Jerome, Red Rock Canyon, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Flagstaff; Rte.180 to Grand Canyon Village.

169

Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

Maswik North Lodge- ˝ mi to the Rim


 

DAY

DATE

2005

START DAY AT

GREAT ROUTE

MILES (about)

NIGHT AT

LODGING

7

Wed May 18

Grand Canyon

AZ

Rte. 64 to Cameron, Alt 89 toward Marble Canyon, Rte. 64 to Page, Lake Powell

140

Page, Arizona

Courtyard by Marriott

8

Thur May 19

Page, AZ

Optional activities- boat ride on Lake Powell, visit  Glen Canyon Dam, side trip to North Rim Grand Canyon, Monument Valley.

varies

Page, Arizona

Courtyard by Marriott

9

Fri May 20

Page AZ

DRIVE THE GREAT SOUTHWEST

Rte. 98 & 160 to Kayenta, Rte. 59 & 191 to Chinle, Visit Canyon de Chelly (du shay) & cliff dwellings

171

Chinle, Arizona

Holiday Inn Canyon De Chelly

10

Sat May 21

Chinle, AZ

Rte. 191 to Mexican Water, Rte. 140 & 64 to Chamas, NM

248

Chama, New Mexico

Branding Iron Motel or Del Rio Inn- Split.

11

Sun May 22

Chama, NM

Rte. 84 & 64 to El Prado, Rte. 522, 68, & 285 to Santa Fe.

Visit Santa Fe Museums before 5PM (some closed Monday).

Southwestern Reception by Ben & Judy Fryrear at La Fonda Hotel.

157

Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

La Fonda on the Plaza Hotel

12

Mon May 23

Santa Fe NM

Visit Santa Fe- talk at Packards across the street on katsinas. Galleries, museums, shopping or Tour 52 –Jemez Mountain Trail.

0- 170

Santa Fe, New Mexico

La Fonda on the Plaza Hotel

13

Tues May 24

Santa Fe NM

Rte. 285, 503,76, & 518 to Taos; Rte. 522 & 38 to Eagles Nest, Rte. 64 to Raton, NM

188

Raton, New Mexico

(Ra tone)

Holiday Inn Express

14

Wed May 25

Raton   NM

Rte. 64 to Guymon, OK; Rte. 54 to Liberal KS. Visit “Dorothy’s” home and the Midwest Air Museum.

235

Liberal, Kansas

The Liberal Inn

15

 

Thurs May 26

Liberal, KS

DRIVE THE GREAT PLAINS

Rte. 54 to Dodge City; Rte. 54, 183, 484, 14, 56 to McPherson, KS. Plan to visit McPherson College- School of Auto Restoration- Pending

268

McPherson, Kansas

BW Holiday Manor

16

Fri May 27

Memorial Weekend

Mc Pher-son KS

Rte. TBD- thru Dodge City

Eat Kansas Beef .Visit Jazz Clubs.

Meet Kansas City Morgan Owner(s)

220+

Kansas City, Missouri

Quarterage Hotel- Westport

17

Sat

May 28

Memorial Weekend

Kansas City

 MO

Rte. 24 to Monroe City; Rte. 36 to Hannibal, MO. River Art Festival Weekend. Visit Mark Twain Home. Group Riverboat Dinner Trip

197

Hannibal, Missouri

Hotel Clemons- Historic Downtown

DAY

DATE

2005

START DAY AT

THE GREAT ROUTE

MILES (about)

NIGHT AT

LODGING

18

Sun May 29

Memorial Weekend

Hannibal MO

DRIVE THE GREAT MISSISSIPPI RIVER

Rte. 61 to Davenport, IA; I 280 & I80 to Rapids City; Rte. 84, 4 & 67 to Galena, IL.  Windy City members invited to join us.

253

Galena, Illinois

Eagle Ridge Inn & Resort

19

Mon May 30 Memo-rial Day

Galena    IL

Rte. 20 to Dubuque, IA; Rte. 35, 133, W, X to Prairie du Chien; tbd to Winona

180

Winona, Minnesota

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites

20

Tues May 31

Winona  MN

Group meet at the Waterstreet Inn, Stillwater, MN for lunch  with Minnesota Morgan Club Members. Contact Tom Politiski

258

Duluth, Minnesota

 

Comfort Suites of Canal Park

21

Wed Jun 1

Duluth

 MN

DRIVE THE GREAT LAKES

Car Show with Trophies. Tour Duluth.  Group Great Lake Superior Buffet Dinner at the Blackwoods Grill & Bar . Contact Tom Politiski -MMC

0+

Duluth, Minnesota

 

Comfort Suites of Canal Park

22

Thurs Jun 2

Duluth, MN

Rte. 53, 13, 2, 47, & 70 to Eagle River, WI

225

Eagle River, Wisconsin

Chanticleer Inn- Voyager Lake

23

Fri Jun 3

Eagle River

 WI

Rte. 70 to Florence, WI, Rte. 141 & 2 to Escanaba, MI; Rte 2 & 41 to Marquette, MI; Rte 28 to Munising, MI

227

Munising, Michigan

Best Western of Munising

24

Sat Jun 4

Munising, MI

Rte. 28 & 94 to Manistique, MI, Rte. 2 to St. Ignace, MI, I-75 to Mackinaw City, MI. Dinner with Michigan Morgan Club site TBD. Contact Jervis Webb.

157

Mackinaw City, Michigan

BW Dockside Waterfront Inn

25

Sun Jun 5

Mackinaw City

Ferry to Mackinac Island (no cars) and back, I-75 to Sault Ste. Marie, MI, Cross border to Canada.

60

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada

Days Inn Downtown

26

Mon Jun 6

Sault Ste. Marie,

Free day-

Opt-Boat Lock Tour, laundry and more.

0

 

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Days Inn Downtown

27

Tues Jun 7

Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Canada

8 AM PROMPT start to catch Ferry. Rte. 17 to Rte. 6 to South Baymouth Chi Che-Mann 3:50 PM  Car Ferry to Tobermory- 2 hours

Dinner at the Princess Hotel with other Morgan owners from all over.

210

Tobermory Ontario, Canada

Harbourside Motel or Princess Hotel- Group split

DAY

DATE

2005

START DAY AT

GREAT ROUTE

MILES (about)

NIGHT AT

LODGING

28

Wed Jun 8

Tobermory

Ontario

Drive Bruce Pennisula, Rte. 6 , Rte. 29, Niagara Escarpment

Route to Niagara by MSCC Canada

Hospitality room after dinner hosted by MSCC Canada

278

St. Catherines, Ontario Canada/ Niagara Falls

Four Point Sheraton Suites

St. Catherines

29

Thurs, Jun 9

St. Cather-ines Ontario, Canada

Visit Niagara on the Lake, Niagara, Lake Eerie, and more.

Tours/Arrangements by MSCCC.

Group Dinner- Sheraton Falls View Hotel Buffet overlooking Niagara Falls- MSCCC Contact Sharon Roden.

0-??

St. Catherines, Ont. Canada/ Niagara Falls

 

Four Point Sheraton Suites

St. Catherines

30

Fri Jun 10

St. Catherines Canada

Rte- TBD by MSCCC

The Great Lakes Pub Crawl by Desi Benet as a member of the MSCCC

75 +

Toronto, Canada

 

Holiday Inn on King

31

Sat Jun 11

Toronto, Ontario Canada

Free Day-

CN Tower. Tour Toronto

The Great Lakes Dinner at the Holiday Inn on King. Arrangements & wine by MSCC Canada, - Contact Vern Dale Johnson

0-?

Toronto, Canada

Holiday Inn on King

32

Sun Jun 12

Toronto, Ont.

Either drive around the Lake (Plan B) or the The  Breeze Fast (Car) Ferry (Plan A-currently not operating) from Toronto to Rochester, NY. Visit the Gorge, drive Old Race Course, Group Dinner then Seneca Lodge Bar. Arrangements by Western NY Morgan Club. Contact Desi Benet.

270 or less

Watkins Glen, New York

Seneca Clipper Inn or the Longhouse Motel & Manor or  Seneca Clipper Inn

33

Mon Jun 13

Watkins Glen, NY USA

Continental Breakfast at the International Racing Museum with speaker arranged  by Western NY Morgan Club.

Route to NY TBD by 3/4 Morgan Club. Evening Party hosted by MOPS & 3/4 Morgan Club at Burton Hunters Home. Contact Stu Ross.

218

Baskings Ridge, New Jersey

The Olde Mill Inn

34

Tues Jun 14

Baskings Ridge

Baskings Ridge is 1 1/4 hour by commuter train to New York City.

Statue of Liberty excursion.

The Great Finish Banquet at the Olde Mill Inn arranged by MOA IV.

 

35

Baskings Ridge, New Jersey

The Olde Mill Inn

35

Wed Jun 15

 

Baskings Ridge

Tour New York City on your own (so far)

 

Basking Ridge, New Jersey

The Olde Mill Inn

36

Thurs Jun 16

Baskings Ridge

Deliver Morgans to Shipper.

Pick up US cars for shipping

Evening- Europeans departure at Newark 2125 . Arrival in Heathrow at 09:05 Friday June 17

 

 

 

For Further Information- Contact moa2005@attglobal.net

 

 

 

 

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