Mabry Mill Run

What a GREAT drive – long, but great. The Tar Heel MINI Motoring Club (THMMC) did our annual run to Mabry Mill, on the Blue Ridge Parkway. We had a small group leave from the Raleigh/Durham area, meet up with a larger group in Winston-Salem, and continue up to the Mill – almost a 12 hour day of driving, hanging out and picnic-ing. Thanks to Twister for leading a great run!
It was great fun running with about 25 MINIs through some small towns in NC and VA – folks on the roadside were actually taking pictures with their camera phones as we went by – I guess they don’t get much excitement in some of those places…  then again, you don’t see this show up at your gas station every day…
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We found an empty lot where we could line up at the Mill:

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The kids had a great time at the Mill – watching them make apple butter (yum) and seeing touring the old mill. And, of course, the gift shop…

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Then we had a fantastic picnic under the blue sky at Rocky Knob – again, we got lucky and found room to park all the MINIs and spread out.

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Van entertained us with his super-cool traveling electric guitar rig.

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Great drive – beautiful day – highly recommended for anyone who can make it next year!

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