May 30, 2018
Our members may have earlier read the plans for the “Show Me” Missouri Convoy taking place Sept. 29 – Oct. 7 of this year in ARMY MOTORS #163. Here is an update: After touring Augusta (the USA’s 1st designated Wine District) and the Daniel Boone Home, we resolved the issue of camping for that night (Tuesday) as the town of Augusta has agreed to allow any of our campers to spend that night at the ball field.
After a rendezvous at Washington’s Best Western Plus we head south for the Ozark hills, Old Route 66 and Missouri’s Buried Treasure-Meramec Caverns. Following our cave tour we’ll get some kicks on Route 66 and then head deep into Mark Twain National Forest on our way to Montauk Resort, noted for its trout fishing, where we will spend two nights. While at Montauk you will have the opportunity to tour Bo’s Hollow Auto Museum and their Ozark town and ride one of their restored Model A Fords. We will then cross the Current River at Akers Ferry located in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. The next day (Friday) we will stop at Missouri’s most photographed place, Alley Spring Mill and have lunch at Missouri’s newest state park, Echo Bluff and spend the night in Eminence. Here, as in most of our stops, you will have the option of camping, staying in a lodge room or cabin.
The final Saturday of the convoy will find us going to Viburnum’s Old Miners Days for a parade and the opportunity to tour the Doe Run Mine. Next, we will see the best preserved and operating old water-powered mill in the Missouri-Dillard Mill. Veterans of our 2014 MO Convoy will be pleased as they have approved our request to allow those who are mobility challenged to park near the mill. This night our campers may stay at beautiful Maremac Spring Park while our leader stays at the St. James Greenstay Hotel & Suites. Being our final night together, a banquet is planned at the upscale Sybil’s Restaurant in St. James.
Our final day of the 650 mile convoy has us leaving St. James for our starting point, the Auto World Museum (where we left our trailers and rigs) in Fulton, MO but not before returning to romantic Hermann for lunch at the Wurst Haus for some best of the wurst that Hermann has to offer. Convoy goers will, at this point, have the opportunity to drop out for a prolonged stay at Hermann as the town will be holding their annual Octoberfest!
At this time the convoy is still only half full and for those who want to join in should contact long-time MVPA member Terry Johns at firstname.lastname@example.org If you are considering signing on, you can go onto YouTube and watch some of Trooper Tyree’s previous tours and the 2018 “Show Me” Missouri Convoy Promo video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m6un9B6bQg Veterans of our past tours can apply for a 25% discount!
Terry Johns/Trooper Tyree