I am a member of many MINI clubs because
I’m an all or nothing kind of girl I love hanging out with other MINIacs any chance I get! I’d joined the C3M (Central Maryland MINI Motorists) club right after I discovered how much fun MINI clubs were. I have no idea why I haven’t participated in any of the C3M events until now, big mistake!
My friend Will, who is much more active in C3M, suggested that I attend the second annual Cupcake Run and mentioned there’d be clings. Everyone knows how I feel about stickers and clings! Sadly, work sometimes gets in the way and after I signed up I learned I had to fly to Cincinnati that afternoon. I refused to let that stop me!
I got up super early since they were meeting up in Elkridge, MD (and we might as well just call that Baltimore). It was a beautiful 45 minute drive away from my house and the weather was glorious. I put the top down and rolled out a little after 8 because I had dirty wheels.
I stopped to fill up my tank and roll through a car wash and then, because I am now obsessive about having clean wheels, I found myself on my hands and knees in a gas station parking lot rubbing off residual brake dusk and polishing my daisies. Those of you who know me can really appreciate how far I’ve come…
All my hard work paid off when I rolled into the parking lot and found a spot right next to Craig Baron! Of course his car was shiny, especially his new exhaust!I found Will dealing in clings so I got mine right away! And naturally I applied it immediately. There’s a reason this was called a cupcake run, because cupcakes! The run started at Kupcakes & Co and lots of people took advantage of the location to score some delicious treats! I saw lots of friends and chatted with Mike Pumphrey and his lovely family about our adventures at #minionthemack2015. I also wandered around the parking lot looking at MINIs. And Minis! Eventually it was time to have the drivers meeting. The first stop was in Frederick, MD where motorers could acquire their cupcakes at the Frederick Coffee Company & Cafe, Stone Hearth Bakery, or Frederick Fudge & Ice Cream Co. The run would end at the Washingtonian Center in Gaithersburg where cupcakes were available at Lily Magilly’s Cupcakery. I was going to drop out when they got to Frederick so I would have enough time to make it back to National Airport before my 3:45 flight. I was at least 10 or 12 cars back and I think there were about 20 in our group altogether. The drive was super fun with beautiful countryside and a few random twisties along the way. I even managed to capture a bit of video because my new phone holder is awesome and somehow I seem to have figured out how to keep it from twisting sideways when it gets a bit top heavy.
I was having such a great time, I hated to leave!Eventually all good things must end and as we neared Frederick I saw a sign that would lead me back to the freeway. I said my goodbyes to the group on the radio (and warned the MINIs behind me not to follow unless they wanted to come to Cincinnati as well) and peeled off.
I was bitterly regretting my decision not to indulge in a cupcake or two by the time I arrived and parked at the airport.The worst part of my entire day wasn’t that the “food” in the sky club is pretty lame or even that my flight was delayed an hour and I could have stayed with C3M longer. It was this… And as I drove my Ford Focus down the Ronald Reagan Highway, I was comforted by the fact that at least I could indulge in a few Jack in the Box tacos and C3M would be having another run very, very soon!