This month’s Meet and Greet was hosted by Passport MINI of Montgomery County and though the day began with heavy showers, everyone had a great time!
I met Melissa at her house so we could caravan up. Originally we’d planned to hit up a car wash on the way, but because of the heavy downpours we decided there wasn’t much point. We rolled into MINI and found a big crowd had already arrived!
We met Lisa, who was new to the MINI family and a member of C3M.
Quitta arrived and we all chatted for a while.
Melissa and Quitta checked out the new JCW 5 door.
I found the new Paceman.
We wandered over to the parts department to say hi to Celia. She’d been in the back waiting for us to Periscope our visit. Sadly I had a weak signal. Thanks T Mobile. Celia told us the wifi password so Melissa and I both streamed a bit.
Then we wandered back to the parts department to browse through the MINI goods. Several people picked up some new MINI swag. We all realized it was close to lunch time and decided to have an impromptu After Burger. Since Dice Burger loves MINIs and the rain had stopped and we all love driving, we decided to head to Annandale.
Melissa led the way. I pulled out right behind her and the caravan was off!
Unfortunately, Melissa had avoided the Express Lanes since Nick doesn’t have an EZ Pass and Arnold Schwarzenegger got confused. Suddenly we were all weaving in and out of traffic and exiting the 495. We traveled around a few pothole laden roads and ended up on the 66 which took us back around to the 495. One of my favorite thing about MINI drivers is that we generally don’t get upset when the leader makes a wrong turn and we end up going the wrong way because MINI…
When we finally arrived at Dice Burger, there was plenty of room to park.
They were really happy to see us, but wanted to know why Ali wasn’t with us! We ordered and got a table.They’ve added some new items to the menu, I got the shrimp sandwich.
None of us were successful at rolling the dice for free burgers, but we didn’t care because the food was delicious and the company was outstanding!
Lisa asked about driving a MINI in the snow. Lt. Dan said he only drives his jeep in the winter and then told me about the Lava Jacket (which I am going to totally look into…)
We also reminisced about our adventures on the Dragon. MINIs Slay the Sleeping Dragon is coming up this fall. Although I will be out of town and will have to miss it, it looks like a LOT of fun.
Eventually the party ended and we said out goodbyes until the event next weekend… MINIs at the Drive In!