Apparently, a bunch of cars hang out every Sunday at the Kohls in Fair Lakes and they aren’t just MINIs! There’s been a thread about it on the #DCMM forum for a long time but it was short on details. Since Alicyn, Melissa and I have been busy organizing the #EPICMINIRALLY and needed some planning time, we decided to drop in and check it out before we got started.
I picked up Ali for the ride over. As soon as we arrived we spotted a few club members standing around. Sadly, there were no extra spaces next to them so I have to park between an old truck and some sort of dirty SUV.
Brad and Catalina were there for a little while, but they had homework and couldn’t stick around for long. Also, it was exciting to finally meet Nick (Kickenwing84) and his beautiful MINI in real life!
And see his super cute stickers!
Unfortunately our friend in the yellow MINI left before I got a chance to meet him, but I did move right up into his spot, so thanks friend!
Corey and Brandi arrived and Brandy, Ali and I headed over to Starbucks for the coffee portion of the event while the rest of the group wandered off to look at cars. That gave Brandy and I the chance to discuss logistics for MINIs on the Mack now that she’s decided to ride with me.
We returned to the parking lot and looked over a few of the cars. I didn’t think any of them looked as fun as the MINIs.
Melissa arrived and was able to park near the rest of us.
Nick and Corey wandered off to look at Nick’s car and Ali, Melissa and I tried to talk Rey into posing for a few Men And Coffee photos we could share on Instagram on behalf of the club. You know, for membership.
Eventually we migrated over to the shade by our cars to chat with Nick and Corey. Corey told me how I could add some happy face lights to the front of my car (and I’m going to try to order all the parts and assemble it when we have our Plasti Dipping Party! You should join us!)
There was a lot of buzz about the #EPICMINIRALLY and how much fun it was going to be. There was also a bit of conversation about how to position someone to monitor Corey to prevent any creative mileage counting (looking for some volunteers who can’t be bribed, if you know anyone looking for a ride!)
Melissa and Ali and I climbed into my car to go and scout some of the #EPICMINIRALLY locations. To reach our destination, we took the twistiest roads, because Minis… And as the temperature rose to about the same temperature as the surface of the sun, Melissa might have had a bit of sun stroke in the back of My Precious Flower (notice her new name? I’m going to call her Flower for short. I don’t know why, but it fits…)
So as Melissa suffered from heat stroke in the back, I barreled over a hill and around a curve and took out some poor little squirrel. I felt horrible, but my mourning period was interrupted when it occurred to me Ali could report “roadkill” on Waze so I could at least get a few more points. I think that’s part of the healing process, don’t you? Did you know they’d removed that feature?
We decided to grab a quick lunch in Fair Lakes before Ali and Melissa had to leave for the DCMM board meeting so we pulled into the parking lot for a noodle shop. It’s a perfect timing too, because Alex and his car Shadow showed up at the same time!
Small world, no?