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.