When: Saturday, May 20, 2023
Arrive: 8:45 a.m
Driver's Meeting: 9:15 a.m.
Depart: 9:30 a.m. See NOTE below.
Where: Macungie, PA - WEIS Market parking lot
3440 Grandview Drive
Macungie, PA MAP
End: Eight Oaks Farm Distillery & Kitchen, PA 309, New Tripoli
Event Leaders: Dave Povenski, driver (a.k.a. the stig) & Michele Kane, navigator.
Limit of 20 people (4 people per table/booth) due to limited seating at Buddies Log Cabin. So in your RSVP mention if you will have a navigator or will be driving solo.
1st Priority to paid members that did not go on last October's Westward Ho.
2nd Priority to those paid member that went on last October's Westward Ho.
3rd Priority to non-paid members.
Respondents will be wait listed as necessary based on the above.
NOTE: We will be leaving precisely @ 9:30. Gas, restrooms and food are available at the WEIS and at the nearby Wawa and Turkey Hill. Plan accordingly. We want to get to Buddy's at a less busy time for brunch.
Because we use the facilities at Hawk Mountain for this drive, Polar Bear and occasionally others, I would appreciate each driver donating $5 to help them out with the wonderful work they do. I will collect during the driver's meeting. Thanks in advance!
Circle your wagons (or Miatas if you have no Conestogas lying around) for another edition of ...
THIS IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT. ONLY HEAVY SNOW, A TORNADO WARNING, AN EARTHQUAKE (min. 6.0), A VOLCANIC ERUPTION or ARMAGEDDON WILL CANCEL.
WHAT Westward HO doesn't have: Wagon trains and indigenous people shooting at us.
WHAT Westward HO does have:
Length: 176 miles. You may want to bring a snack and beverage - and you must have a full tank of gas.
Scenery: Some good, some great, some so-so and some coal crackin' ugly.
Ups & Downs: This route has more ups and downs than a whack-a-mole game. Over 31,500' worth! We're talkin' Mauna Kea from sea bed to summit!
Entertaining Roads: Part of PA 863 (including the corkscrew), Hawk Mountain, Lutz Valley, Ferebee/Flat Hill, Goldmine, PA125, Brockton Mountain/Moss Glen, and Gun Club (off of PA 309) to name a few of my favorites. There is also an appropriately named road called Wildcat, discovered by Michele last year because Heisler’s was closed. This road is so much fun we’re going to run it in both directions – which means we’re going to be doing a Louie Uie! 6 miles of giggle inducing madness.
Stops: Hawk Mountain (mi 30, for those who drank too much morning coffee), brunch at "Buddy's Log Cabin" (mi 59), Burger King (mi 103, to unload Buddy's coffee), and Heisler's Cloveleaf Dairy for ICE CREAM (mi 155), and finishing at Eight Oaks Farm Distillery & Kitchen (mi 176)
Buddy's is famous for its extra crispy, instantly artery clogging, deep fried bacon BACON BACON BACON! and its "bet you can't eat more than one" pancakes (ask Alison). Buddy's is worth the drive by itself! And did I mention ICE CREAM!?
Needless to say, this is an all-day drive. Figure around 4:15 of driving time and around 7:00 total time including stops & food.
We hope you'll join us!
This event will follow the current Pennsylvania rules for COVID-19 safety. To avoid common handling of materials, we will email the directions to participants, for home printing, and we will eliminate the usual paper sign-in sheet. Since the sign-in confirms your agreement with LVMOC’s standard Waiver and Release, we will consider your post to this event thread, stating that you intend to participate, to be your “electronic” signature, indicating your agreement with said Waiver and Release (copy available on request).
We will use FRS radios for communications.
- Dave & Michele
- Louie & Corrina
- Alan & Ari
- Lexie & TJ (New members!)
- Mike P
- Tony B
- Jim T
- Arnold & Than
- John P.
- Ron & Nancy
- Jordan W
People count: 18 of 20
Priority Wait List: 0 (These were on October's drive)
2002 HZ Yellow
with a few Modifications
- Jordan White
2016 Nissan Versa Note SR HB & 2020 Mazda MX-5 Club 6MT