Official TCG Tour 2016 - Aug 26-28/29 - The Gang Goes to Kentucky

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This year we are doing a 3 day route WITH AN OPTIONAL 4TH DAY. The two routes are below. Routes are subject to change and slight nipple tweaking.

Total three-day route is 966 miles.




TCG Tour Day 1 (3-day)
The tour’s kick-off day with a long haul to Louisville including a lunch stop in Indianapolis: 344 miles; 5 hours, 23 minutes.

Start: 9:30 am departure. Hooters Schaumburg 1110 Perimeter Dr, Schaumburg, IL 60173. Meet in the parking lot south of Hooters, highlighted below.



Lunch: Big Lug Canteen, 1435 E 86th St Indianapolis, IN 46240

From Hooters to Big Lug Canteen: 3 h 8 min (204 mi). The route is simply plugging Big Lug Canteen into Google Maps.

From Big Lug Canteen to Holiday Inn Express: 2 h 18 min (143 mi)

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Louisville Northeast 3711 Chamberlain Ln, Louisville, KY 40241

Dinner: On your own. Grab some food, wash the car and prepare your butthole for parking lot shenanigans at 8 pm. Bring booze and a lawn chair to the hotel parking lot at 8 pm and we’ll all hang out.

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/The+Streets+of+Woodfield,+601+N+Martingale+Rd,+Schaumburg,+IL+60173/Big+Lug+Canteen,+East+86th+Street,+Indianapolis,+IN/3711+Chamberlain+Ln,+Louisville,+KY+40241/@40.1260995,-89.0316217,7z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m20!4m19!1m5!1m1!1s0x880fafc79b282d67:0xe94d7cbadafe8245!2m2!1d-88.0334288!2d42.0403992!1m5!1m1!1s0x886b532a1a158039:0x390132469909274b!2m2!1d-86.1361112!2d39.9116898!1m5!1m1!1s0x88699e916f3f3dfd:0x8b9cb6b04de52afa!2m2!1d-85.5474484!2d38.3015236!3e0

TCG Tour Day 2 (3-day)
Day 2 includes stops at the Maker’s Mark Distillery for an hour-long tour of the facility and tour of the National Corvette Museum. Total drive time is 157 miles; 3 hours, 9 minutes

Start: 8 am departure. Holiday Inn Express Louisville Northeast 3711 Chamberlain Ln, Louisville, KY

Leg 1: Hotel to Maker's Mark Distillery, Inc., 3350 Burks Spring Road, Loretto, KY 40037. 1 h 17 min (58.8 mi)

The hour-long tour is $9. There are no set tour times but they run 9:30AM- 3:30PM. Plan to be there for the 9:30 am tour.

Lunch: Arrowhead Archery & BBQ. 195 Lee Oak Dr, Hodgenville, KY 42748. From Maker’s Mark to Arrowhead it’s 41 min (28.0 mi). This place is an archery range and BBQ restaurant so they are going to set us up on the range.

Stop 2: From Arrowhead to National Corvette Museum. $10 entry. 350 Corvette Dr. Bowling Green, KY 42101 1 h 2 min (63.1 mi)

Hotel:
Hampton Inn by Hilton Bowling Green, 233 Three Springs Road, Bowling Green, KY 42104. From the museum it’s 10 min (6.8 mi) to the hotel.

Dinner: On your own. Grab some food, wash the car and meet at 8 pm. Bring booze and a lawn chair to the hotel parking lot at 8 pm.

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/3711+Chamberlain+Ln,+Louisville,+KY+40241/Maker's+Mark+Distillery,+Inc.,+3350+Burks+Spring+Road,+Loretto,+KY+40037/195+Lee+Oak+Dr,+Hodgenville,+KY+42748/National+Corvette+Museum,+350+Corvette+Drive,+Bowling+Green,+KY+42101/Hampton+Inn+by+Hilton+Bowling+Green,+233+Three+Springs+Road,+Bowling+Green,+KY+42104/@37.5794172,-85.746182,990a,20y,198.8h,44.76t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m32!4m31!1m5!1m1!1s0x88699e916f3f3dfd:0x8b9cb6b04de52afa!2m2!1d-85.5474484!2d38.3015236!1m5!1m1!1s0x886846a4012edf35:0xdd663c3db5ee547b!2m2!1d-85.349505!2d37.648108!1m5!1m1!1s0x8868f2b75ca668ed:0x5f949844ee5d8b47!2m2!1d-85.7502012!2d37.5721802!1m5!1m1!1s0x8865e4367e69442d:0x5d4ad89350a49c8a!2m2!1d-86.3745286!2d37.0040383!1m5!1m1!1s0x8865e87f28b7ad4d:0x81bb2f5aa062fad0!2m2!1d-86.422435!2d36.938192!3e0

TCG Tour Day 3 (3-day)
The haul back home. Taking Interstate 57 to avoid Interstate 65, which is always a cluster and especially on a Sunday. 465 miles; 7 hours, 21 minutes.

Start: Hampton Inn by Hilton Bowling Green, 233 Three Springs Road, Bowling Green, KY 42104

Lunch: Gabby Goat American Pub & Grill. 303 E Fayette Ave Effingham, IL 62401

End: The Streets of Woodfield, 601 North Martingale Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Hampton+Inn+by+Hilton+Bowling+Green,+233+Three+Springs+Road,+Bowling+Green,+KY+42104/303+E+Fayette+Ave,+Effingham,+IL+62401/The+Streets+of+Woodfield,+North+Martingale+Road,+Schaumburg,+IL/@39.3896571,-91.9723236,1159393m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m20!4m19!1m5!1m1!1s0x8865e87f28b7ad4d:0x81bb2f5aa062fad0!2m2!1d-86.422435!2d36.938192!1m5!1m1!1s0x8873973e7bf453ed:0xdbe6c23d7eff1b3b!2m2!1d-88.5393007!2d39.11963!1m5!1m1!1s0x880fafc79b282d67:0xe94d7cbadafe8245!2m2!1d-88.0334288!2d42.0403992!3e0

Total four-day route is 1,097 miles.

here's the route in a GPX file for download to use on navigation devices.

http://www.thechicagogarage.com/forum/tcg-tour-2016/156120-tcg-tour-gps-route-download.html



TCG Tour Day 1 (4-day)
The tour’s kick-off day with a long haul to Louisville including a lunch stop in Indianapolis: 344 miles; 5 hours, 23 minutes.

Start: 9:30 am departure. Hooters Schaumburg 1110 Perimeter Dr, Schaumburg, IL 60173. Meet in the parking lot south of Hooters, highlighted below.



Lunch: Big Lug Canteen, 1435 E 86th St Indianapolis, IN 46240

From Hooters to Big Lug Canteen: 3 h 8 min (204 mi). The route is simply plugging Big Lug Canteen into Google Maps.

From Big Lug Canteen to Holiday Inn Express: 2 h 18 min (143 mi)

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Louisville Northeast 3711 Chamberlain Ln, Louisville, KY 40241

Dinner: On your own. Grab some food, wash the car and prepare your butthole for parking lot shenanigans at 8 pm. Bring booze and a lawn chair to the hotel parking lot at 8 pm and we’ll all hang out.

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/The+Streets+of+Woodfield,+601+N+Martingale+Rd,+Schaumburg,+IL+60173/Big+Lug+Canteen,+East+86th+Street,+Indianapolis,+IN/3711+Chamberlain+Ln,+Louisville,+KY+40241/@40.1260995,-89.0316217,7z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m20!4m19!1m5!1m1!1s0x880fafc79b282d67:0xe94d7cbadafe8245!2m2!1d-88.0334288!2d42.0403992!1m5!1m1!1s0x886b532a1a158039:0x390132469909274b!2m2!1d-86.1361112!2d39.9116898!1m5!1m1!1s0x88699e916f3f3dfd:0x8b9cb6b04de52afa!2m2!1d-85.5474484!2d38.3015236!3e0

TCG Tour Day 2 (4-day)
Day 2 includes stops at the Maker’s Mark Distillery for an hour-long tour of the facility and tour of the National Corvette Museum. Total drive time is 157 miles; 3 hours, 9 minutes

Start: 8 am departure. Holiday Inn Express Louisville Northeast 3711 Chamberlain Ln, Louisville, KY

Leg 1: Hotel to Maker's Mark Distillery, Inc., 3350 Burks Spring Road, Loretto, KY 40037. 1 h 17 min (58.8 mi)

The hour-long tour is $9. There are no set tour times but they run 9:30AM- 3:30PM. Plan to be there for the 9:30 am tour.

Lunch: Arrowhead Archery & BBQ. 195 Lee Oak Dr, Hodgenville, KY 42748. From Maker’s Mark to Arrowhead it’s 41 min (28.0 mi). This place is an archery range and BBQ restaurant so they are going to set us up on the range.

Stop 2: From Arrowhead to National Corvette Museum. $10 entry. 350 Corvette Dr. Bowling Green, KY 42101 1 h 2 min (63.1 mi)

Hotel: Hampton Inn by Hilton Bowling Green, 233 Three Springs Road, Bowling Green, KY 42104. From the museum it’s 10 min (6.8 mi) to the hotel.

Dinner: On your own. Grab some food, wash the car and meet at 8 pm. Bring booze and a lawn chair to the hotel parking lot at 8 pm.

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/3711+Chamberlain+Ln,+Louisville,+KY+40241/Maker's+Mark+Distillery,+Inc.,+3350+Burks+Spring+Road,+Loretto,+KY+40037/195+Lee+Oak+Dr,+Hodgenville,+KY+42748/National+Corvette+Museum,+350+Corvette+Drive,+Bowling+Green,+KY+42101/Hampton+Inn+by+Hilton+Bowling+Green,+233+Three+Springs+Road,+Bowling+Green,+KY+42104/@37.5794172,-85.746182,990a,20y,198.8h,44.76t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m32!4m31!1m5!1m1!1s0x88699e916f3f3dfd:0x8b9cb6b04de52afa!2m2!1d-85.5474484!2d38.3015236!1m5!1m1!1s0x886846a4012edf35:0xdd663c3db5ee547b!2m2!1d-85.349505!2d37.648108!1m5!1m1!1s0x8868f2b75ca668ed:0x5f949844ee5d8b47!2m2!1d-85.7502012!2d37.5721802!1m5!1m1!1s0x8865e4367e69442d:0x5d4ad89350a49c8a!2m2!1d-86.3745286!2d37.0040383!1m5!1m1!1s0x8865e87f28b7ad4d:0x81bb2f5aa062fad0!2m2!1d-86.422435!2d36.938192!3e0

TCG Tour Day 3 (4-day)
Day 3 is all about cruising the scenic roads and soaking in the southern Illinois sights, including driving “Land Between The Lakes” and taking a half-mile hike through “Garden of the Gods Observation Trail.” 372 miles; 6 hours, 58 minutes

Start: 8:30 am departure. Hampton Inn by Hilton Bowling Green, 233 Three Springs Road, Bowling Green, KY 42104

Leg 1: From hotel to Parker’s Drive-In, through Land Between The Lakes. 3 h 22 min (173.2 miles)

To get to Land between the lakes, navigate to 1501 Donelson Pkwy Dover TN 37058. Fill up at this BP and head up through the curvy roads.

Lunch: Parker’s Drive-In 2921 Lone Oak Rd Paducah, KY 42003.

Stop 1: Garden of the Gods Observation Trail. Picnic Rd, Herod, IL 62947. GPS coordinates: 37.604853, -88.384699. Here, we’ll hike a half-mile trail and see some super sweet rocks.

Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites Effingham, 1305 North Keller Drive, Effingham, IL 62401. From trail to hotel, 2 h 25 min (140 mi).

Dinner: On your own. Grab some food, wash the car and meet at 8 pm. Bring booze and a lawn chair to the hotel parking lot at 8 pm.


https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Hampton+Inn+by+Hilton+Bowling+Green,+233+Three+Springs+Road,+Bowling+Green,+KY+42104/1311+Donelson+Parkway,+Dover,+TN+37058/2921+Lone+Oak+Road,+Paducah,+KY+42003/Picnic+Rd,+Herod,+IL+62947/Hampton+Inn+&+Suites+Effingham,+1305+North+Keller+Drive,+Effingham,+IL+62401/@37.6029675,-88.3845661,550m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m32!4m31!1m5!1m1!1s0x8865e87f28b7ad4d:0x81bb2f5aa062fad0!2m2!1d-86.4224893!2d36.9381854!1m5!1m1!1s0x887b18e83d9611bf:0x9bc340e33354b80d!2m2!1d-87.8831082!2d36.4816859!1m5!1m1!1s0x887a1a28aa1d069b:0x5dcc5a546d202476!2m2!1d-88.6631057!2d37.0372683!1m5!1m1!1s0x88709315280eae87:0xb4e728b916e217a8!2m2!1d-88.3817853!2d37.6033699!1m5!1m1!1s0x887390a59540b5d1:0xc7c23f82da70dd1!2m2!1d-88.5672892!2d39.1391027!3e0

TCG Tour Day 4 (4-day)
The haul back home. 229 miles; 3 hours, 24 minutes

Start: 9 pm departure.
Hampton Inn & Suites Effingham, 1305 North Keller Drive, Effingham, IL 62401

Lunch: From Hampton Inn to JT Walker’s Restaurant and Brewery. 401 E Main St Mahomet, IL 61853, 1 h 17 min (85.9 mi).

End: From JT’s to The Streets of Woodfield, 601 North Martingale Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173, 2 h 24 min (140 mi)

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Hampton+Inn+&+Suites+Effingham,+1305+North+Keller+Drive,+Effingham,+IL+62401/401+E+Main+St,+Mahomet,+IL+61853/The+Streets+of+Woodfield,+North+Martingale+Road,+Schaumburg,+IL/@40.6341988,-88.7827815,172260m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m20!4m19!1m5!1m1!1s0x887390a59540b5d1:0xc7c23f82da70dd1!2m2!1d-88.5672892!2d39.1391027!1m5!1m1!1s0x880cc69f9d6f113f:0x7b6fe8c94d01e5e1!2m2!1d-88.4039886!2d40.1949666!1m5!1m1!1s0x880fafc79b282d67:0xe94d7cbadafe8245!2m2!1d-88.0334288!2d42.0403992!3e0
 
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TCG Preferred Hotels -

Day 1 - Holiday Inn Express Louisville Northeast 3711 Chamberlain Ln, Louisville, KY 40241
Day 2 - Hampton Inn by Hilton Bowling Green, 233 Three Springs Road, Bowling Green, KY 42104
Day 3 - Hampton Inn & Suites Effingham, 1305 North Keller Drive, Effingham, IL 62401

Tentative list of who is in -

Mook - Hotel booked. 4 days
[MENTION=60]greasy[/MENTION] - Hotel booked. 4 days
[MENTION=288]Jack[/MENTION] - Hotels booked. 4 days
[MENTION=73]tinfoilhat[/MENTION] - Hotels booked.
[MENTION=12]Bru[/MENTION] - Hotel booked. 4 days
[MENTION=85]EmersonHart13[/MENTION]
[MENTION=340]Eagle[/MENTION] - Hotel booked. 4 days
[MENTION=127]wombat[/MENTION] - Hotels booked.
[MENTION=2693]Great White Drake[/MENTION] - Hotel booked. 3 days
[MENTION=239]Turk[/MENTION]
[MENTION=16]PANDA[/MENTION]
[MENTION=1909]utryd2[/MENTION] - Hotel booked. 4 days
[MENTION=387]firemandan1700[/MENTION] - Hotels booked. 3 days
[MENTION=1835]JDHedman[/MENTION] - Hotels booked. 4 days
[MENTION=12571]rorytothemax[/MENTION]
[MENTION=4762]LoveSpank[/MENTION] - Hotel booked. 4 days
[MENTION=22]syP[/MENTION]
[MENTION=126]Dasfinc[/MENTION] - Hotel booked. 4 days
[MENTION=4700]Miss Esa[/MENTION] - Hotel booked. 4 days
[MENTION=2616]Chester Copperpot[/MENTION]
[MENTION=11473]JBruno88[/MENTION] - Hotels booked. 4 days
[MENTION=12014]CntrlFreak[/MENTION] - Hotels booked. 4 days?
[MENTION=206]skeezer[/MENTION] - Hotel booked. 4 days
[MENTION=11102]Venomous[/MENTION] - Hotel booked. 4 days
[MENTION=2933]Thirdgen89GTA[/MENTION] - Hotels booked. 4 days
[MENTION=10779]Omicron[/MENTION] - Hotels booked
[MENTION=111]OffshoreDrilling[/MENTION] - Hotel booked. 4 days
[MENTION=240]c5z06speedjon[/MENTION] - Hotel booked. 4 days



Maybes

[MENTION=1937]SmokedOutZ28[/MENTION]
 

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I'm in pending college work load. I think I may have packed the summer months like an idiot and taking 2-3 classes each session.
 

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Well duh, in.
 

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Tentative list of who is in -

Mook
[MENTION=60]greasy[/MENTION]
[MENTION=73]tinfoilhat[/MENTION]
[MENTION=111]OffshoreDrilling[/MENTION]
[MENTION=12]Bru[/MENTION]


Maybes (translation - probably not)

[MENTION=2616]Chester Copperpot[/MENTION]
I dont follow.
Get me on the cool kid list ASAP!
 

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I'm in pending college work load. I think I may have packed the summer months like an idiot and taking 2-3 classes each session.
college classes are always almost WAY completed this late in august...
 

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PTO has been approved for Friday the 26th.... Chester better wash those shorts!
 

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The TCG Tour To Get KY Jelly - version gettin' lucky in kentucky
 

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keeping this marked on the calendar, id love to make this trip. will have to post later. hopefully my junk wouldn't break down! haha
 

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