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August 9, 2008, Summer Tour - Box lunch Mountain roads, and WinemyRT1("5/10/2008,14,updated.gif")

Brookmere Winery and Vineyard Inn, Belleville, PA

SPECIAL NOTICE:   There will not be any email response from the tourmeister if you complete the reservation form between July 11 and July 26.  After completing the form,
if you are planning on staying overnight on August 9, immediately telephone the Quality Inn (717-248-4961) and request a room.  Tell them you are with the BMW group
and ask for the special rate for August 9, 2008.  You will be contacted by the tourmeister on July 28.
Summer Tour
    A one or two day event – your choice
    Saturday, August 9, 2008
    Start – Urbana, MD
    Time: 9:00 AM

Time for a summer tour through the hills and valleys of Maryland and Pennsylvania to end with a gourmet box lunch and fantastic wines – this while sitting under a covered pavilion in the middle of fields of grape vines. Lunch at the vineyard will be wraps, salads, cheeses, deserts, and include a wine tasting and one glass of your favorite wine.  Your cost is $10 a person. For those who only want to tour one day – it is less than 3 _ hour highways run from the vineyard to Vienna, VA.

If you want to overnight in the Juniata River Valley, arrangements are being made for group hotel rates, a great dinner, and a train ride on Sunday, before going home. The Saturday evening and Sunday events cannot be subsidized by the NCC BMW CCA tourmeister’s budget.  
The tour will be self-guided using basic road rally instructions.  We start our trek at 9:00AM since it is slightly more than 4 hours to lunch.  A brief drivers’ meeting will be at 8:30 AM, so please be on time.

Start location is at the Park & Ride off I-270, exit 26 (Route 80), South of Frederick, MD.  A gas station with restrooms and snacks is located near our start.
The reservation form is below.  Please complete the form and send your money before August 2, 2008.  Your confirmation will include more information on the tour.  If you would like to overnight in the area with us, please contact the Tourmeister as soon as possible.

Directions to the Start:

From the Washington, DC, Beltway(I-495)
- Take I-495 to I-270 north to exit 26, Route 80.
- Meet at the Park & Ride 8:30AM
From the Baltimore Beltway (I-695)
- Take I-70 west to exit 62, Route 75.
- Turn left at stop sign to follow Route 75 south
- After 3.2 miles, turn right at stop sign onto /route 80 west
- Continue 4.3 miles, straight at traffic light, Route 355, and through traffic circle
- Turn left into the Park & Ride 8:30 AM. Note: The Park and Ride lot is on Route 80. If North on 270, the lot is facing you at the traffic light. South, it is on the right. NOT the one next to Exxon.FULL.

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