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 2019 Dodge Brothers Club Northwest Region Annual Tour

The Dodge Brothers Club Northwest Region annual tour will be held July 29 thru Aug 1, 2019 at Ferndale, WA.  Three days of touring and sightseeing are planned with an optional run to Artist’s Point at the end of the Mt. Baker Highway, SR-542, on Monday, July 29, for those who are interested.  The Mt. Baker run was part of the Whatcom County tour in 2011, but the weather was foul and the mountains were socked in.  This optional day will give those interested an opportunity to enjoy the magnificent views at the end of the Mt. Baker Highway during summer weather.


Accommodations:
Rooms have been reserved at the Super 8 Motel, 5788 Bartlett Road, Ferndale, WA 98246 (I-5 exit 262).  Room rates will be $84 including tax per night for single or dbl queen rooms.  King and handicap rooms are also available.  Children 17 and under are free when staying with parents.  Room rate includes free breakfast, pool and hot tub.  Pets are allowed for an additional fee of $15 per night per pet.

Rooms will be held until June 29th, but early reservations are strongly advised.
For reservations, call 360-384-8881 and specify Dodge Brothers Club Tour.

Registration: 

Registration will begin Monday afternoon, July 29 at 4:00 pm in the motel lobby area.  The tour fee is expected to be around $45 per person and will cover entry fees, one catered lunch and the dinner meeting.  This may change as we approach the date and details are nailed down. 

Itinerary: 

Monday, July 29:   optional tour to Artist’s Point at end of Mt. Baker Highway.  Leave Super 8 Motel at 9:00 am, lunch at Artist’s Point, arrive back at motel by 4:00 pm. 

Monday afternoon, July 29:  registration at motel; dinner on your own. 

Tuesday, July 30:  Tour to Farm Power of the Past, an impressive private collection; lunch in Edison, WA; back to Ferndale via Chuckanut Drive and then a stroll through Pioneer Homestead Park before heading back to the motel.  Dinner on your own. 

Wednesday, July 30:  Tour to Black Mountain Forestry Center for a tour of the grounds; on to Glen Echo Gardens where a catered lunch will be served; tour to Mike Yeakel’s private brass car collection.  Dinner meeting at (to be determined). 

Thursday, Aug 1:  Tour to Birch Bay State Park and continue on to Peace Arch Historical State Park.  Tour to Berthusen Park for the 2019 Annual Puget Sound Antique Tractor and Machinery Show.  Here we will have lunch, show our cars to the public, and enjoy the displays, demonstrations, tractor pull and flee market.   

Other Events of Interest:   The annual Old Settlers Picnic, a summer highlight for this area, will be held at Pioneer Park in Ferndale, July 26-28th,  if anyone would like to tack a couple of days onto the front end. 


Web sites of destinations: 


Black Mountain Forestry Center http://www.whatcomtalk.com/2015/08/03/black-mountain-forestry-center/ 

Glen Echo Garden http://www.glenechogarden.com/ 

Peace Arch Historical State Park https://www.peacearchpark.org/home.html 

Whatcom Old Settlers Assoc. http://www.whatcomoldsettlers.com/ 

Puget Sound Antique Tractor and Machinery Assoc. http://www.psatma.com/ 

Berthusen Park https://www.bellingham.org/insider-blogs/berthusen-park-is-filled-with-great-trails-and-history/ 

Mt. Baker

https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mbs/recreation/scenicdrivinginfo/recarea/?recid=17522&actid=105