Loess Hills Fall Driving Tour @ KMart Shopping Center
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Loess Hills Fall Driving Tour @ KMart Shopping Center | Council Bluffs | Iowa | United States

We invite you to join us for a driving tour that will celebrate some of the great roads and wonderful scenery that we have available to us here in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.

This event will allow each of us to enjoy our cars as we tour some of the less traveled roads in our area.  We will also have the opportunity to see geologic formations that are unique to our region.

The event will include an organized drive through the Loess Hills.  The format of the drive has changed this year.  Participants will be provided with a list of suggested destinations, and can choose which destinations to visit, and in what order.  Maps of western Iowa and/or a GPS navigation system will be needed to create and follow the routes chosen.  Having a co-driver/navigator to use the maps and/or input locations into the GPS navigation system is highly recommended.  In addition, participants are welcome to drive as part of a group, and lead or follow the group.

We plan to gather in the morning at a shopping center that includes a gas station, a convenience store, and a popular diner (Sugar’s Diner) so we can all meet, catch up with each other, get provisions, and of course kick tires and see each others’ cars.  We will also distribute list of suggested destinations at that time.  The Driving Tour will likely take about 3 hours, and we will all end at a restaurant where we will all meet up for a mid-day dinner.

The plan is to meet at 9:00 am at the K-Mart Shopping Center on U.S. Route 6 in Council Bluffs.  From Omaha, follow U.S. Route 6 East through Council Bluffs; the shopping center is located 6.4 miles east of the Missouri River.  From I-80 in Iowa, take Exit 8, and proceed west on U.S. Route 6 for 1.3 miles to the shopping center.  Address is:  2803 E Kanesville Blvd, Council Bluffs, IA 51503.  Please park in the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the shopping center entrance.  We will have a Driver/Navigator meeting at 9:30 a.m.

RSVP:  RSVP to Dave Gannon at: by October 2 with the number of cars, number of people attending, and if you want to lead a group or be part of a group.

We look forward to seeing you, and your car!


Microbrewery and Microdistillery Tour and Tasting @ Brickway Brewery & Distillery
Nov 12 @ 2:00 pm

Please join us for a truly unique Drive & Dine event.  This event will be a guided tour of a popular, creative, and innovative local microbrewery and microdistillery, with an opportunity to taste beers and spirits that are made on site and cocktails that are individually crafted.  The venue will be Brickway Brewery & Distillery in Omaha’s Old Market.

We will meet at 2 p.m. inside the Brickway tasting room, and then embark on a guided tour of the brewery and the distillery.  The tour will be led by one of the knowledgeable brewers and distillers who create the beers and spirits.  Questions will be encouraged!  After the tour, we will gather in the tasting room to sample some of the unique craft beers and craft spirits that are made in this brewery and distillery.  Participants will also be welcome to order food.  Feel free to come early and stay late!

Brickway Brewery & Distillery
1116 Jackson Street
Omaha, NE 681022
(402) 933-2613

Please remember that Omaha parking meters are active on nights and weekends.  You will need to have the ParkOmaha App on your mobile device in order to pay the meters (the Zone is 115, but not all meters are marked with the zone number).  There is a parking garage one block east of Brickway, at the southeast corner of S 11th St & Jackson St.

Reservations are required for the tour.  Please RSVP to: by November 6.