July 2010 found Mother Nature to be in a cranky mood indeed. The flooding rains and high waters on the Mighty Mississippi prevented us from answering the burning question…
“How many MINIs can you embark at one time on an advertised 9 car capacity ferry?”
And thus the rationale behind this reprised EIM Cassville Ferry Drive which starts and ends in Dubuque, IA on Saturday, July 23rd with an initial rendezvous time of 9:15 am. We need to know the answer!
We’ll be heading up the Iowa side of the river to the Cassville Ferry Iowa Landing for embarkation. The ferry fare is $15 per vehicle. Lunch is planned at the superb Potosi Brewing Company, followed by outstanding MINI motoring on the great back roads of Grant County, WI. The day will wrap with group photos at the Dubuque Town Clock followed by dinner at the Shot Tower Inn. All of the details are available to you by clicking on the Read More button below including sign-up instructions and hyperlinks to information on the restaurants and the ferry. Route maps will be available in advance of the drive.
**UPDATE** The full route map for this drive can now be accessed via our NAM Discussion Thread for this event.
To ensure a proper count for the restaurant, please let us know you plan on coming (and how many) by completing any one of the following steps using the links provided:
Remember to bring along your camera and your GMRS/FRS radios if you have them so we can stay in touch along the way.
9:15 am…Rendezvous at the Port of Dubuque Star Brewery
600 Star Brewery Drive, Suite 200 Dubuque, Iowa 52001
Pass the Diamond Jo Casino on your left, turn left on Bell St., and go all the way to the end of the block.
Meet up, chat, take photos, and discuss the route. There is no restroom here so you may want to make a pit stop just prior to your arrival
10:00 am…Depart Dubuque for the Cassville Ferry (Iowa Landing) via Sherrill, Balltown, and North Buena Vista
11:00 am…Cassville Ferry crossing to Cassville, WI – one or two 20 min trips, depending on the number of cars
$15 fare per vehicle
~12:00 pm…Lunch at the Potosi Brewing Company in Potosi, WI
209 South Main Street, Box 177
Potosi, WI 53820
Lunch is preplanned off the group menu (two entrees, two sides, tea or coffee for $9.95 per person)
There should be time to visit the brewery museum (very interesting), visit the art gallery across the street, or just relax and enjoy the venue
1:30 pm…Depart Potosi for superb afternoon MINI motoring in Grant County, WI; afternoon rest stop in Lancaster, WI
4:30 pm…Group photo at the Dubuque Clock Tower
Corner of 7th and Main St., Dubuque
5:00 pm…Dinner at the Shot Tower Inn in Dubuque
4 Locust St
Dubuque, IA 52001