The Great Ice Cream Run is Back for 2015

Discussion in 'The Great Ice Cream Run (July 26 - 30, 2015) VA-MI' started by Nathan, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. Nathan

    Nathan Founder

    Mar 30, 2009
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    #1 Nathan, Feb 23, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2015
    This year, the ice cream run will be heading to a new destination, Mackinaw City, Michigan. At the end of the run, we will join up with other MINIacs for the MINI On The Mack event. In addition to the awesome motoring and at least 2-3 ice cream stops daily, we will be visiting the New River Gorge, the Air Force Museum and the Ford Museum along the way to our destination. So mark your calendar July 26 - 30 for the Great Ice Cream Run 2015. You can do the entire run or just join us for a day or two as we pass through your area.

    Please find tentative TGICR plan below.

    Day 0 - Saturday July 25th, Driving day to Staunton, VA. Greet & Meet at hotel. Dinner: Rowe's Family Restaurant, Ice cream: The Split Banana

    Day 1 - Sunday July 26th, Staunton VA to Charleston WV: Visit New River Gorge (walk under the bridge and drive Franklin Station Rd.) Ice cream: King Tut Drive-In and Ellen's Homemade Ice Cream

    Day 2 - Monday July 27, Charleston, WV to Dayton, OH: Drive along US 52 Ohio River scenic byway. Ice cream: Buona Terra Gelato, Aglamesis Brother and Graeter's Ice Cream

    Day 3 - Tuesday July 28, Dayton, OH to Dearborn, MI: Visit US Air Force Museum (3 hrs). All highways driving today. Ice cream: Dietsch Brothers Findlay, OH, Mr. Freeze, Perrysburg, OH and Shatila Bakery

    Day 4 - Wednesday July 29, Dearborn, MI to South Haven, MI: Visit Ford Museum (4 hrs) then a short drive across to South Haven, MI. Ice cream: Bella Creamery @ Portage, Sherman's Ice Cream. Sweetwater's Donut Mill looks really good too. Also South Haven lighthouse looks interesting for sunset photos.

    Day 5 - Thursday July 30th, South Haven, MI to Mackinaw City, MI: It will be our longest drive of the week. scenic roads along Lake Michigan from Manistee to Mackinaw City. Ice cream: Hometown Creamery, Moomers and A&W Drive-In Frankfort, MI.

    Day 6 - Friday July 31st, Free day, I am thinking of doing St. Ignace to Marquette and do lunch at Vierling. Some people will be heading to the Soo Locks, Sault Sainte Marie at US/Canada border. You can do ferry to Mackinac Island or sunset cruise or do whatever you like. It is your free day.

    Sat Aug 1st, MINI On The Mack

    The registration will be open on March 1, 2015. Stay tuned.

    You can follow The Great Ice Cream Run on the Facebook or Tar Heel MINI Motoring Club website. Hope to see all of you on TGICR5.
  2. wmwny

    wmwny Well-Known Member

    May 29, 2009
    Piqua, Ohio
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    I seriously doubt the ability to see much of the Air force Museum in just 3 hours, unless you use a Segway or roller skates, and they are not allowed. :frown2:
  3. Metalman

    Metalman Well-Known Member
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    Sep 29, 2009
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    We don't need no stinkin Segways.....

    They are allowing the MINI's to be driven inside the museum since.... "Smaller than Actual Size"...:cornut:

    Edit: However the F56 is excluded.... Because TOO BIG....
  4. Crashton

    Crashton Club Coordinator

    Jun 4, 2009
    Retired old fart
    Hooterville Ohio USA
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    Yep 3 hours may not be enough, but it would be a fine 3 hours looking at planes. I'd guess one could spend more time there & catch up with folks in Dearborn.

    Hey Chuck if they can fit a C-133A in there they just might be able to squeeze in an F56. :wink:
  5. wmwny

    wmwny Well-Known Member

    May 29, 2009
    Piqua, Ohio
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    It would be a speedy 3 hours...better wear your track shoes if you plan on touring that place in 3 hours and still get to Dearborn the same day. It's almost a guarantee that more than 3 hours will be spent at the is THAT interesting!
  6. Detroit Tuned

    Detroit Tuned Well-Known Member
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    May 5, 2009
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  7. zinvestor

    zinvestor Active Member

    Jan 4, 2010
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    Ditto to all above regarding Air Force Museum applies to 4 hours at Greenfield Village. I grew up in the area and 4 days is not enough.
  8. BSQ

    BSQ New Member

    Jan 25, 2014
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