I just checked the forecast, and we're looking at 27 degrees and sunshine for Saturday.
Wash the car, and come on out for some cruising!
Anyway, I've driven the route a few times, made a few improvements, corrected a detour, etc... The handouts are just about finished, and will be distributed right before we leave Hutch's on Saturday... I'm looking at a 6:30pm start time, leaving Hutch's for 7:00ish. We will eat by 8-8:30 if we stay on schedule.
We are ultimately going to end up in Niagara Falls, but I still need some suggestions on what everyone wants to do once we get there. We have a few options... and I can finish up the directions once the final destination is chosen.
1. Casino for gambling, rooftop photoshoot and Midnight Buffet
2. Clifton Hill for amusements, view of the Falls, etc...
3. Cruise along the Niagara River Expressway into Fort Erie.
4. Butterfly Conservatory for a quick run, and cruise back along the river through Niagara on the Lake.
a. Show up with a full tank of gas... I will post the location of the nearest gas stations for those that need to top up. This will save us time, and avoid a bunch of unplanned stops.
b. Bring FRS radios if you have them/can borrow them. They're helpful for communication road hazards, police, detours, etc... I'll see if I can bring an extra one or two, but don't count on it.
c. Have a handful of cash with you. I'm not talking about hundreds of dollars here, but have some actual cash on hand. The stop for dinner doesn't take debit/credit cards. Besides... it's always quicker to pay with cash when you have a large group placing orders, and ten people lining up for the ATM just slows everything down.
d. Bring a camera if you like...you never know when a photo opportunity will arise!
Directions to Hutch's and Closest Gas Stations
From the West
Take the 403 west, and take the QEW Niagara cutoff. Follow this over the Skyway bridge, and take the Centennial Pkwy exit. At the lights on Centennial, make a left turn, go OVER the highway, towards the lake. You will run into a 3-way intersection, this is Van Wagner's. Make a left, and follow it along the water. Hutch's will be on your right hand side. If you need gas, take a right instead of a left on Centennial Pkwy. There is a Sunoco, Pioneer, and Petro-Canada about 2 blocks up. Backtrack from there.
From the East
Take the QEW Toronto, and exit on the Centennial Pkwy exit. This will put you onto Confederation drive. At the first lights you come to, continue straight through the intersection, and Confederation will become Van Wagner's Beach Road. Follow Van Wagner's along the water. Hutch's will be on your right side. If you need gas, take a left at the first lights, instead of going straight through. This is Centennial Pkwy. Gas Stations are 2 blocks up the road. Back track on Centennial, and make a left on Van Wagner's to get back.
Anyway, I hope to get some more feedback on the final destination for the night, and possibly an updated list of those who will be attending. That way I know what to expect, and can foresee any issues. If anyone has any issues, or concerns, don't hesitate to post or send me a PM.
BTW*** My cell # is (905) 981 5895 if you get lost or something the day of the cruise. Dave