DMA Fall Foliage Tour 2008 

Fall Foliage Tour 2008
, October 17th, 18th, and 19th 2008

Details are subject to change.  Check back often for updates.

CLICK HERE for hotel accommodations or call 1-800-424-8052

 Donít forget your folding chair and FM two way radios we will be on channel 12! 
(please bring an extra radio if you have them).

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Get your cars ready and pack your cameras, this is definitely one event you don't want to miss! The DMA Fall Foliage Tour 08. In 2006, the Tour began in Morrisville, PA and ended up at the Delaware Water Gap in PA. I wanted to go up further north, but we simply didn’t have enough time. So this year we’re going to start where we left off! It’s Part II of the DMA Fall Foliage Tour 06!!! This is quite possibly the most scenic and event packed Fall Foliage Tour ever put together. I did the dry run (or should I say “wet run” thanks to the Hurricane) this past weekend of the entire route and the scenery is beyond gorgeous. Every stop is going to be unique in every way, and the prices are the best yet. In today's economy where all prices are going through the roof, the DMA FFT event prices have GONE DOWN!!! Yes, DOWN! For all info, see below.

Friday, October 17th:

First we start by meeting at the Dansbury Depot at 7:30 for dinner. The Dansbury Depot which used to be a Train Station so it’s pretty cool looking inside. Price $20 (includes tax and tip. This dinner is only good for 30 people or more. If we have less than 30, we'll be ordering from their main menu.) Please bring $20 cash to pay at the dinner.
Choice of House Salad or Caesar Salad
You will have a choice of 1 of 4 Entrees:
1) Chicken Parmigiana with Marinara Sauce over Linguine
2) Half Rack of BBQ Pork Ribs with Mashed Potatoes
3) Pan Seared Tilapia with Garlic Butter Accent and Mashed Potatoes
4) Grilled Ribeye Steak Brushed With Garlic Butter, with Mashed Potatoes
All dinners include poppy seed muffins, steamed vegetables, non-alcoholic fountain beverages, coffee, tea, and dessert.

After dinner, we return to the hotel where the bar and indoor heated pool will be open late for us.
Hotel Info: The Shannon Inn or call 1-800-424-8052 (Note: Hotel is changing to a Days Inn between now and FFT and being fully renovated) The hotel has a big indoor heated pool which was a major hit back in 2006.

Address: Seven Bridge Rd, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301, Exit 309 off Rt. 80, just north of exit on the left.
Price is ONLY $74/night!!!

Includes Continental Breakfast and free Wifi. When reserving, group ID code is "DELCAR". You WILL NOT get a lower rate there than that and you must use the code when reserving. We will be there for Friday and Saturday nights (17 th and 18th). Contact info: 800-424-8052 You MUST reserve before 10/10/08. The discounted rate WILL NOT be good after that date and there’s no guarantee that rooms will be available. Contact the Hotel for their cancellation policy.

Saturday, October 18th (morning):

Leave hotel at 8:30AM SHARP! We need to leave on time. We’ll take a very scenic drive along the Delaware River where we will arrive at Gillinder Glass in Port Jervis NY at 10am. We’ll take a 1.5hr tour of the factory and see how glass art is made. Cost is $3. (Please bring cash to pay for the tour.) The tour is not normally this long, but on this day specifically, the tour will feature special guest glass artists. This is a special event at Gillinder Glass and they are coming in early just for us! Members will then have 30min to browse the gift store.

We depart Gillinger Glass for the Erie Hotel and Restaurant. Arrive around 12:15pm. Parking is in the municipal lot across the street from the restaurant. Lunch is ONLY $10.00!!! (tax and tip included. Please bring cash to pay the day of lunch.) We'll be watching Back to The Future on one of their many TV's in the bar, and maybe even on their 100" screen! The owner and her son are SO EXCITED to have us; they CAN'T WAIT for us to get there with our cars!

Lunch menu (entrée choices):
Chicken Teriyaki Caesar Salad
Chef Salad
Fish & Chips (Battered Cod)
 Hot Roast Beef Sandwich with Fries
Cheeseburger Platter (Fresh Angus)
Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich with Fries
Coffee, Tea, Soda

We'll leave Port Jervis at around 1:30pm and take a very scenic tour through NY and the Poconos in PA on our way to Callie's Candies and Pretzel Factory stores. You're definitely going to want to have your cameras fully charged for this part of the trip. The scenery is amazing.

We'll arrive at Callie's at around 3:30. At Callie's Candies and Callie's Pretzel factories, you’ll see how candy and pretzels are made. They’ll be doing demonstrations for our group. The factories are about 3 miles apart and you're welcome to go to either place, or both. There are a lot of interesting places in between the two Callie's locations so feel free to stop and check out anything you want.

We'll meet up back at Callie's Candie’s to depart for a quick photo opportunity. (If you’re a photographer, you’re gonna love this spot!) It’s a surprise!

Then we’re off to dinner at the Fairway Grille. This is a very exclusive Country Club and the food is amazing and homemade. Just look at the below menu. (cost for dinner is only $25.00. Includes tax & gratuity. Please pay the DMA via check or Paypal on website by the 10/16/08.)

1) Soup; Pumpkin Soup or Ten Bean Soup
2) Fresh Tossed Salad with choice of dressing, Bread & Butter
3) Entrée (Choose one):
  a) Pan Seared Norwegian Salmon with a teriyaki, citrus sauce with mushroom risotto.
  b) Char-Grilled NY Strip Steak with Pinot Noir Demi and yukon gold mashed potatoes
  c) Tuscan Lasagna...smoked chicken, hot sausage, ricotta pesto, spinach and roasted peppers baked in a bechamel fontin
a sauce

$25.00 Saturday Night Dinner at Fairway Grille (One Person)  
$50.00 Saturday Night Dinner at Fairway Grille (Two People)  

Dessert and MORE FUN:

After dinner, we're heading over to the Casino Theatre in Mt. Pocono PA. The Casino Theatre is not a gambling casino, it's a uniquely designed fun place that has TWO full-size movie theatres (where you can have food or dessert served WHILE you're watching the movie), over 50 flavors of Hershey's Ice Cream for dessert, miniature golf, and a game room. They are very excited to have the DMA there and have been gracious enough to give everyone that shows up in our group, $5 in free tokens, unlimited miniature golf (19 holes), and they reduced their movie ticket prices just for us to only $4!!! These are current movies too! Not only that, but they've developed a special "DeLorean Sundae" just for the DMA! So this is not a place to miss! Members can stay as long as they want. When you're ready to leave, the hotel is just 15min down the road.

Sunday, October 19th:

We’ll leave the hotel at around 9:00am to go to Shawnee Mountain where they’re holding their annual Balloon Festival. Everyone that drives their DeLorean to the Balloon Festival will be able to put it on display for everyone to see. Everyone that does this will receive free parking (a $5 value), get into the festival for free (a $20-$24 value for 2 people), and will have a chance at winning a “People’s Choice Award”. The winner will receive a prize from Shawnee! (Still working on the prize details but I can assure you it’s gonna be a big one!) The DeLoreans will be in a sectioned off area in the parking lot and will be on display to all that attend the festival. You don’t need to stay by your car if you don’t want to, but you’re more than welcome to hang out and answer everyone’s questions; and we all know there will be A LOT OF QUESTIONS! Our DMCs will be on display for thousands of people to enjoy.

You may stay as long or as short as you like at the Balloon Festival. I have a feeling that the DMA is going to steal the show this year!

This is going to be the best FFT yet! You don’t want to be left out of this one. Book your room and register for dinner ASAP!

Thanks and see you then!

Questions?  Info?