12th EIM Border Skirmish Drive (BSD) – 4/27

This year’s EIM Border Skirmish Drive (BSD) is a three-state “skirmish” with incursions into Wisconsin and Minnesota. The 2019 BSD is scheduled for Saturday, April 27th. Our drive starts at 9:00 am sharp from the scenic overlook in Marquette, IA and ends (by popular demand) ~3:00 pm at the Toppling Goliath Brewery near Decorah, IA. We’ll include rest stops and a lunch stop at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe cafe near Shelby, WI.

More detailed route information and times, including a link to the Google Maps route map, are provided below (click on the Read More button from the home page).

Looking forward to some MINI motoring!

The overlook in Marquette is on the hill directly behind the Cobblestone Inn & Suites. Simply head inland on North St one block and take a right. There is parking along the sides of the road near the overlook. The Caseys General Store is a good spot for pre-departure coffee and a bathroom break. Please arrive fueled up and in time for our 9:00 am departure.

Our route takes us across the bridge and along the river towards the north, with a few side trips east to take advantage of the challenging and fun twisties in this area. There is a pit stop planned for ~10:15 am in Desoto, WI.

We arrive for lunch at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe near Shelby, WI, arrival time ~11:15 am. After taking advantage of the fine cafe on the site, we’ll have time to visit the historic buildings, shop in the gift shop, etc. Planned departure time is 12:45 pm.

From there we head west across the river from La Crosse to La Crescent, then on some MN bluff country backroads west and south to a pit stop in Caledonia, MN at ~1:45 pm. Then it’s back into Iowa trout stream territory, with a planned arrival time at Toppling Goliath ~3:00 pm. TG now has a full service kitchen and a fabulous menu for anyone looking to top off their day with a great meal (in addition to serving what are still considered by many to be some of the best beers in the world).

Useful links follow:

Google Maps BSD Route Map

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Toppling Goliath Brewery

You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a Reply

IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)

What is 7 + 4 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:

Powered by WordPress | Designed by: MMO Games | Thanks to Browser Games, VPS Hosting and Shared Hosting