Our first adventure of the day was a quick stop at International Autos to check out the new MINI Countryman at MINI Rocks the Rivals. I got a t-shirt, a lot of info on a car that only gets you from point A to point B if you don’t have a fancy phone, and firm resolve that I’m sticking with my Bessie for a good while longer. Really MINI, by now you should have worked out how to get even better gas mileage on the new ones, or is it a really big phone charger? Thanks International for giving us the grand tour. I really do appreciate it!
Next, we were on our way to meet up with the Milwaukee Minis – just in the nick of time. Our convoy flew down the highway to meet up with the Chicago club at the Fox River Park. After a quick set of directions, a few hellos, and quite a few photos between raindrops, we wandered the countryside once again. The fields and trees were just beginning to show their green. The rain trickled down, just enough to make the nearly impossible task of taking photos while moving a little more insurmountable. Our final destination was a welcome respite from the cold and damp. A round of grilled cheese, soup and french fries hit the spot at the Bristol 45 Diner. Yum!