Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline June 2017
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MAY 19, 20, 21

The sky was grey when we reached our Friday morning rendezvous point but it didn’t look like rain yet. We were the first to arrive at theOmega Restaurant in Mundelein so we wandered in

Scotty Cole told Bill—’no rain is going to make me put in the side windows!’
and ordered a coffee and a bagel. It wasn’t long before in comes Bob Lee also a bit early. He mentioned it looked like rain when he left Palatine this morning but it wasn’t raining yet. No sooner than he spoke, an incoming customer acknowledged that a red vintage car was outside getting wet in the drizzle that just started. Bob went out to but on his side-windows. At that moment, the remainder of the tour group arrived in the parking lot. Soon we were all buttoning up for the wet trip and headed on our way to Oshkosh.

Driving through the Kettle Moraine

45 miles later we arrived at our first pit stop—a Shell station outside of Waterford, WI. It wasn’t long before we were again on our way to a buffet lunch at Pike Lake House In. The staff was waiting for us in our private upstairs dining room where we dined on burgers, brats, macaroni & cheese, and many side salads. We were soon on our way again heading north.

No roller skates but car service just the same.
Our next pit stop was a unique location in Gilles, WI

Penny L’Heureux in front of famous Gilles Frozen Custard Drive-in.
– the Gilles Frozen Custard drive-in. This unique mainstay of 79 years has kept the traditional setting of a drive-in including car service. Gilles's originally served only vanilla custard, root beer and hot dogs. Customers would walk up to a window at the front of the building to get their custard and soda. Hot dogs were served from the Dog House section of the building which had a replica of a dog on top of it.

Evening dinner at the Roxy Supper Club

Next stop, Oshkosh, WI to check into the AmericInn motel. I took advantage of the few hours before dinner to check out the fabulous indoor pool. Then it was off to dinner at a locally favorite restaurant in downtown Oshkosh---the Roxy Supper Club. The place was ornate and busy but the wait staff were on top of things and the food was excellent. I had the Friday fish combo dinner – cod and perch with fries and coleslaw --washed down with a cold local beer. Time to head back to the motel and prepare for the next day’s adventure.

Saturday morning clear and chilly, but no rain. Our first stop was the EAA Museum for a guided tour of the impressive facility. I have passed this way many a time never taking the time to visit. What a treat to see all the vintage aircraft.

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