The MINI Takes the States 2022 began on a bright summer morning in Farr’s Field, just south of Burlington. I couldn’t sleep so I was up and on the way well before seven!
By the time I arrived so had a lot of other cars! I ended up halfway back in the second row.
I walked over to get some breakfast and found a bunch of my old friends!
Everyone had a great time catching up and eating pancakes.
When we rolled out I was ahead of everyone I knew so I just tried to follow the MINIs ahead of me. Sadly, that meant I missed the first few photo spots on the App. I blew right by them but got to drive on some super fun twistys.
I kept driving it I saw a group of MINIs turn off and thought they must have been going somewhere fun so I tailed them.
We drove around a prison and suddenly turned down a gravel lane. The road climbed a hill behind the prison and I began to worry we were there to bust someone out. They turned into a tiny path that appeared to be part of an old cemetery. I was still trying to play it cool like I was down with whatever (I’m a follower!) when they suddenly began backing out. That’s when I realized my friend Christine (@minitreking on the Instagram) was involved!
Turns out they thought they’d found a twisty road but it had been closed off and converted to private land. All in all it was a super fun adventure!
The final stop for the day was a gas station with a car wash (necessary after the graveyard caper!) I had a low key night to rest up for the next day.