The Colors of Fall Mississippi River Tour
By popular request we are going to repeat last year’s wonderful tour of The Colors of the Mississippi. Please join us on a color-rich tour through northeast Iowa and southwest Wisconsin to enjoy the enchanting colors of fall along the Mighty Mississippi River and beyond.
Enjoy a wonderful buffet lunch with all the trimmings at the famous Breitbach’s Country Dining in Balltown, IA.
Iowa’s oldest food and drinking establishment was opened in 1852 by federal permit issued from President Millard Fillmore. Jacob Breitbach, Great-Great Grandfather of the present owner worked for the original owner and purchased the tavern in 1862. Since that time, the Breitbach family has been in continuous ownership of the historical establishment which is now in its sixth generation. The original structure, which was destroyed by fire in December 2007 had been nominated to the Register of Historic Buildings.
Breitbach’s Country Dining, which has been rebuilt for the second time, abounds in turn of the century furniture, magnificent handmade quilts, and country crafts. Mike and Cindy Breitbach work hard to maintain that Home Town Hospitality started by their ancestors more than 150 years ago. Many visitors have visited Breitbach’s Country Dining over the years including a visit by gangster Jesse James, George Wendt (Norm) from Cheers, Brook Shields, and many politicians including Governor Branstad.
On from Balltown to Gays Mills, Wisconsin. (We will take the Millville / Cassville ferry across the Mississippi. What fun… enjoy the little cruise across the river. A photo op for sure!) Gays Mills “apples” are the thing of beauty. Our motorcoach bay doors will be open to stash all of your edible treasures.
On to historic Prairie Du Chien, WI for dinner at Huckleberry’s. Refreshments to satisfy everyone’s tastes will be served en route from our “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” beverage cart.
Now it’s nap time or enjoy the ride back to the realities of East Central Iowa. Either way you will be transported via luxury, air conditioned, restroom-equipped motorcoach.
THIS TOUR WAS SOLD OUT FOR 2017. PLEASE BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.
9:30 AM - Depart Cedar Rapids Sam’s Club parking lot behind Burger King
11:30 AM – Arrive Balltown, IA
1:30 PM – Depart Balltown, IA
4:00 PM – Arrive Gays Mills, WI
5:00 PM – Depart Gays Mills, WI
6:30 PM – Arrive Prairie Du Chien, WI – Huckleberry’s
8:00 PM – Depart Huckleberry’s
10:00 PM – Arrive Cedar Rapids Sam’s Club
$135.00 All Inclusive, Transportation, Meals
You can’t have this much fun, food and refreshments for the money anywhere.
Don’t forget your camera!