November 4-5, 2006, Fall Tour
Destination: Southern Maryland, Northern Neck, WilliamsburgTurn about is fair play. Last year’s tour took us to Charlottesville and the University of Virginia, your guest Tourmeister’s alma mater. So, this year, we head to Mr. Jefferson’s alma mater (and that of the guest Tourmeister’s lovely wife) for the Fall Tour. This year’s overnight tour will take us through the southern end of Maryland, the Northern Neck of Virginia, and on to Williamsburg. Saturday’s events will include driving, lunch, and a tour of Robert E Lee’s birthplace, Stratford Hall. We will end up in Williamsburg at the Kingsmill Resort for a reception and dinner.
Departure Time: 9:00 am
Departure Location: Baysox Stadium, Bowie, MD
Kingsmill Resort has world class golf courses (home to several LPGA and PGA Tour events), a spa, tennis, sports club, and lots of other activities. In addition, the Williamburg area is host to Historic Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown (Virginia is already celebrating its 400th anniversary), Busch Gardens, and many other attractions.
Kingsmill has set aside a block of 35 rooms for us at the rate of $199 (plus tax). These guest rooms were all refurbished in the past few years and are very nice. Our block of rooms will actually be in Kingsmill's top tier, River/Deluxe, at the standard room rate of $199. The resort also has suites and efficiencies available. You are responsible for making and paying for your own room reservations. To make a reservation, please call 800-832-5665 or 757-253-1703 and mention the BMW Club Fall Tour event. Rooms should be reserved by Wednesday, October 4th in order to guarantee the rate and availability. Because this is Williamsburg, there are also other lodging options. If you do stay elsewhere, I’d suggest finding a property near Busch Gardens/Kingsmill (i.e., on the eastern side of Williamsburg).Sunday morning, there will be a breakfast at one of Williamsburg’s famous pancake houses (Mama Steve’s). Breakfast is optional and not included in the per person cost. Because of the plethora of things to do in the area, no specific plans for Sunday activities have been made. However, last year we did tour the University of Virginia grounds and if there is sufficient interest, we can arrange a similar tour of the historic William & Mary campus. On the registration form, there is a space to indicate if you are interested in a tour of the William & Mary College campus. If enough people indicate an interest, a tour will be arranged for Sunday morning. After that, you are on your own to enjoy the area, visit historic sites, theme parks, or just hop on I-64 and head home.
The total cost for lunch, tours, reception, and dinner is $80 per person, payable in advance. This includes a buffet lunch at Stratford, a tour of the historic Stratford Hall plantation, an evening reception (on a patio overlooking the James River, weather permitting, with a cash bar), and a wonderful buffet dinner (lunch and dinner menus below). You will need to fill out the form below, print your confirmation email, and send it along with a check made out to NCC BMW to:
2006 NCC BMW CCA Fall Tour
c/o David Costanza
14106 Wood Rock Way
Centreville, VA 20121
You must complete this form and send in your registration form and fee no later than Wednesday, October 20th, 2006 in order to eat lunch and dinner, attend the reception, and tour the plantation. As noted, hotel reservations are on your own, made and paid for individually. If you have questions, please e-mail the guest Tourmeister, David Costanza, at .
Lunch at Stratford Hall
Plantation Buffet (everything included)
- Fried Chicken
- Virginia Baked Ham
- Pasta Primavera
- Green Beans/Vegetables
- Corn bread (made from corn milled on the plantation)
- Non-alcoholic beverage
Reception/Dinner at Kingsmill
Peninsula Buffet (everything included)
- Roasted Corn, Black Beans and Tomato Salad
- Grilled Summer Squash and Zucchini Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette
- Sweet Melon Fruit Salad with Cranberry Spritz
- Crisp Romaine Lettuce with Herbed Croutons, Asiago Cheese and Kingsmill’s Caesar
- Bourbon Glazed Ham with Whole-Grain Dijon Mustard and Rye Rolls
- Beechwood Smoked Chicken Breast with Fried Artichokes and Yellow Tomato Coulis
- Black Pepper Bowtie Pasta w/ Plum Tomatoes and Garlic, Fresh Basil, and Aged Parmesan
- White Rice Pilaf
- Chef’s Choice of Seasonal Vegetables
- Homemade Rolls and Butter
- Oreo Style Cheesecake
- French Apple Pie
- Sour Cherry Cream Puffs
Gourmet Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee,
Herbal Teas and Iced Tea
Directions to the start:
FROM Washington DC, Northern VA, or Capitol Beltway [I-495]
Follow Capitol Beltway or New York Avenue to U.S. 50 East (Exit 19 A off Beltway). Exit U.S. 50 at MD 197 (South). Follow until it ends at U.S. 301. Turn left onto 301 North, then right at the first light into Ballpark Drive.
FROM Baltimore Beltway [I-695]
Take Exit 4 [Route 97 South] toward Annapolis. Proceed to Exit 7 [Route 3, South to Bowie/ Odenton]. Remain on Route 3 [approximately 11 miles]. After passing under the Route 50 Overpass, proceed to second traffic light and turn left into Ballpark Drive. [Note: Route 3 changes to 301 South at Route 50].
We’ll be meeting in the parking lot near the giant baseballs.
Food, fuel, coffee, etc. are available nearby.For more information on our destinations, go to:
Robert E. Lee Birthplace: http://www.stratfordhall.org
Kingsmill Resort & Spa: http://www.kingsmill.com/index.asp
Williamsburg Information: http://www.williamsburg.com
College of William and Mary: http://www.wm.edu
Additional lodgingDays Inn