While a lot of
people started to arrive Wednesday night, Thursday morning was
when things really got going. The day started with a drivers
meeting at the campground outdoor theater, held by the days cruise master, Mike McMillan. His route was perfect for
the first day, starting with a drive up Deals Gap (The Dragon). We
had clear blue skies, starting in the 60's and warming up to the
upper 70's! The only chance of getting wet on this cruise was with
Super Soakers or a blown cooling hose (Mark's Moke saved that
trick for Saturday.).
Following the climb up the Gap, we continued
through the twisty mountain roads to lunch. Before lunch we only
had one Mini spin, the first of three for the weekend!
We went a total of about 175 miles with only one
Mini breakdown. But not to fear, a British car nut with a trailer
followed the route each day to pick up stranded Minis. He was
useful all three days, thanks for being there!
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