Host: Charlotte Fellers
Jump in your Miata and get ready to "Spot That Thing." In this all-new route, you'll enjoy a fun rallye-type drive. You'll get a set of driving directions and a page of photos that correspond to sights you will see on the drive. You'll need to take note of the mileage when you "Spot That Thing." At the end of the drive, you'll have an opportunity to win a fun prize.
The drive usually takes about two hours, and ends in time for lunch (place TBD), where we'll reconnect and award the spoils to the winner! No need for speed here; just enjoy the scenery and keep your eyes peeled for the "things" along the route.
This will be mostly an urban drive, so make sure you are ready for a little traffic and most likely, some road construction.
We'll start from the Des Moines Waterfront Park near Anthony's Restaurant.
The Driver's Meeting is at 10 sharp and we'll pull out around 10:15.
Directions to Des Moines Waterfront Park:
From I-5 North or South, take Exit 149 (Kent-Des Moines Road) and go west toward the waterfront. Stay on Kent-Des Moines Road and get in the left lane. When you get to Marine View Drive, the road will curve to your right. You will see a Red Robin on the left. Get in the left turn lane (if you are in the left lane already, it turns into the left turn lane). Go all the way to the parking lot (you may see the Farmer's Market on your right).
There are restrooms at the park. If you arrive early you can check out the Farmer's Market before we leave.