Hey everbody. I have 2 Fall Drives planned for the next few Weeks. This first drive is planned for Sunday October 30th.,2005. We did it last Year and it was really nice. Not Far. Not really long. We will meet up at "Mack's Golden Pheasant" Restaraunt at the S.W. Corner,(basically) of North Av. and IL.RT.83 in Elmhurst,IL. They Open at 10:00AM,so,try to get there as soon after as you can. They have really Great Food, Their Brunch is $9.95 Per Person. Which includes a very Large array of Breakfast and Brunch Foods. And,sometimes even BBQ Ribs. Omelets made to order. And a Dessert Buffet....well,all I can say is this. If you have seen my size,you KNOW that I KNOW what I am talking about.... The food is Very much like Eurpean Home Cooking. (Like me old Great Grandma used to make.... ) So,I'm sure that everyone will like it. Ask anyone who attended last Year. If you don't want Brunch,then just meet up with us at the Arboretum. There is a very Big Parking Lot just inside after you go in. Then we head over to the Morton Arboretum in Lisle,IL. It is on IL.RT.53,just South of I-88. It's only about a 15 minute Drive from Mack's. Check out their website at: www.mortonarb.org/ For a nice,scenic Fall Color Drive. Lots of Beautiful,Colorful Trees and Shrubs from all over the World. Narrow,Winding Roads meandering through the Beautiful Colors of the Forests and the Meadows. Photo Ops of the Fall Colors. Ponds,Lakes,Your Car,or just of Friends. There is an Admission charge at the Arboretum. But,if there is a small turnout,it will be covered. Bring a Bottle or Two of you Favorite Wine along. I know that I am... And,if anyone is up to it after the Drive. We can stop by my Friends' Italian Restaraunt on Roosevelt Rd,in Lombard called "Ciao Bella" for some Snacks and a Cocktail or Two... If you want to go,please post so that I can reserve enough tables at Mack's. Both places are very easy to get to from anywhere. If you need Directions,Just ask me and I'll tell you how to get to either place. This is an open invitation to all FOC,FCA and FChat Members. Does not matter what your affiliation,or what you drive. Just Come! Thanks! I know that you will enjoy this Drive. We really did last Year!