We had a great time celebrating fall travel and seasonal drives with our Hertz Gold Plus Rewards contest. From coast to coast, you told us about some amazing routes to see the changing seasons, catch up on some shopping and rediscover some off-the-highway adventures. And now we have three winners who can hit the road armed with Hertz Gold Plus Rewards.
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Congratulations to Anne Klein, Linda Wefler and Sue Cameron.
Anne takes home Second Prize of 1,000 Hertz Gold Plus Rewards with this answer:
Mother Nature has outdone herself with a palate of golden Aspens, Red oaks and mountain-scapes on the San Juan Skyway. It’s the most romantic time to drive the 236-mile, breathtaking loop of winding highways through the San Juan Mountains. Enjoy the charming mountain towns along the way, hot springs, breweries, great restaurants.
Linda takes home First Prize of 2,000 Hertz Gold Plus Rewards with this answer:
Nothing is as beautiful in the fall as the Missouri Ozarks near Branson. Even though the summer of 2011 was hot and dry like this summer, we had a GORGEOUS fall, and a long one at that. I’m expecting the same this fall because I have scheduled 7 fall festivals for this month and next (which are among many more festivals) that are excellent day trips from Branson. All feature something different for each one. The one I think that sounds unique is Nathan Boone Homestead Days Festival in Ash Grove October 20-21. It is excellent for history buffs (Nathan was the son of Daniel Boone.) It features a mountain rendezvous camp, frontier military demonstrations and living history demonstrations as well as typical fall festival activities and fare. Stockton sports the Black Walnut Festival September 26-29 and Fair Grove Heritage Reunion, September 29-30, has the Wommack Mill, one of two working mills in the United States which is open and working during the festival.
Sue takes home the Grand Prize of 3,000 Hertz Gold Plus Rewards with this answer:
Our favorite drive is in the Adirondacks of New York State. From Lake Placid, south following Rt. 73, through the Cascade Lakes to Keene, NY, then head North on Rt. 9N, meandering along the East Branch of the Ausable River, to Jay. In Jay, take a left on Rt. 86 heading to Wilmington. In Wilmington take a break from the main road and drive up the Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway to the summit of Whiteface Mountain, with its many scenic lookouts along the way. The summit is the 5th highest Adirondack peak at 4,865 feet. Governor Franklin Roosevelt was responsible for the creation of this highway, to enable the handicapped to be able to see the vistas that, until then, only those physically able could experience from the top of one of the highest peaks in the Adirondacks. At the bottom of the Memorial Highway again, take a right and follow Rt. 86 along the spectacular West Branch of the Ausable River back to Lake Placid. The entire route offers spectacular vistas of the mountains and is surrounded by the hardwood forests of Maple, Beech, Poplar, Oak and Birch trees, which make for dramatic sweeps of brilliant fall colors. This driving loop is also known as the Ironman Loop, as it follows much of the cycling route for the annual Ironman Lake Placid event. For photos along the drive go to http://www.lakeplacid.com/do/a… and http://www.lakeplacid.com/do/a…
Check back this afternoon for the return of our fall favorite contest, Where in the World is Peter Greenberg.