One spot remains -- June 18-19 tour to Galena for hot-air balloon races

PCA Milwaukee members are invited to join the group traveling to Galena, Ill., for a fantastic drive and hot air balloon race on June 18, 2021. This tour is limited to 20 cars. As of 4/4, one spot remains.

The tour to Galena will be an overnight stay. We will depart Milwaukee on June 18.

The first day we will be traveling to Galena by way of twisting roads with elevation changes and beautiful scenery.

The destination will be our hotel for the evening, the Desoto Hotel of Galena. The hotel's deadline to reserve a room is April 18 due to the popularity of this event. Act now. To reserve your room for the night of June 18, call 800-343-6562 and ask for leader number 221866.

June 18 is the first day of the big balloon race. We will arrive in time to travel to the launch area and watch them take off for the first flight of the race.

Afterward there will be time to eat before enjoying the glow, where the hot air balloonists heat the air in the balloons at dusk to show off the beautiful colors of their balloons.

Then we will travel back to our hotel. The next day, Saturday, is yours. You can shop till you drop, enjoy a breakfast or lunch, or travel back to the balloon race. Your trip home will be on your own.

Two-step sign up process

1. To sign up, contact tour leader Jim Lindenberg via email:

Jim will provide further details to all who sign up, including the starting location and time.

2. All participants – driver and any occupants – must each sign this Speedwaiver.

Posted on Monday, March 22, 2021 9:39 AM, updated on Sunday, April 4, 2021 8:40 AM
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