200,000 Miles!

200,000 Miles!

Bessie achieved a major milestone on May 5, 2017. She made it to 200,000 miles! Special thanks to my boyfriend, Allen, who’s hard work has kept her going these last 50,000 miles. Bessie’s automatic transmission received a much needed overhaul to keep running without a complete replacement. Plus, Allen keeps her fit with oil changes, brake jobs and other maintenance. Here’s to her next 200,000! I hope Allen is ready. Bessie and I sure are!

Mini on the Mack 2015 + Sadie’s Ice Cream Parlor

Bessie missed out on a chance to break the world record! Luckily, we were over a hundred short at 1,319 Minis making their way to the Mackinac Bridge for the World’s Longest Parade of Minis. Whew! Allen, my boyfriend, and I travelled back to St. Ignace for our anniversary of our first impromptu date. Allen even won me a ring from the Gold Mine jewelry store of the Mackinac Bridge. We also took the ferry over to Mackinac Island where no motorized vehicles are allowed. Sorry, Minis – no ice cream escapades photos for you! However, we did enjoy the ice cream at Sadie’s Ice Cream Parlor, Mini golf on real grass and butterflies, lots of butterflies.

View photos of Mini on the Mack…

View photos of Sadie’s Ice Cream Parlor and Mackinac Island…

The Drive Starts
The Mackinac Bridge
Into St. Ignace

Mini on the Mack

Sadie’s Ice Cream Parlor

British Car Field Day 2015

A gorgeous day for looking at gorgeous British cars, plus a few invaders from across the channel. Bessie took video of our classic Mini and Allen’s Coupe on the way to the show with our new GoPro Camera. Good news! It didn’t fall off! Allen’s MINI Coupe and tear-drop camper stole the hearts of the voters again winning first place in the New MINI category. Enjoy photos of the show…

Bonus! Enjoy this video of the Chicago MINI Motoring Club + Milwaukee MINIS Spring Drive 2015. Watch it on Youtube…

Getting creative with Mini!

Spread some Mini love with these designs I created over at Spoonflower.com and Zazzle.com. You can purchase them on fabric, wallpaper or wrapping paper. Want something custom? Let me know at caren@cpilgrim.com. Enjoy!

MINI Takes the States 2014

A MINI roadtrip without Bessie? Can it be true? Yes. Bessie stayed home while her owner, Caren, went gallivanting off to MINI Takes the States with her boyfriend.

We took the journey in an unlikely pairing of Allen’s MINI Coupe with tear-drop camper in tow. Our maiden roadtrip from Madison, Wisconsin, to Memphis, Tennessee and back via St. Louis and Chicago went wonderfully. From truck stops and camping grounds, the biggest adventure was where we would call home after a long day on the road. Allen and I enjoyed taking in the city lights of Memphis, playing vintage video games, go-karts, pink lemonade and trying to figure out how a baseball game works. But best of all, enjoying it all with so many other fellow MINI friends. View photos…