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Spending a Day in South Dakota

In 2006 I spent a day driving through SD during MINI Takes the States. It was one of my favorite days ever. This trip didn’t disappoint. I drove through Deadwood on my way out of town and then took the … Continue reading

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Peak to Peak

When I awoke, there was chill in the air, but it was over 40 so I put the top down and popped over to Starbucks for a flat white to keep me warm on the inside. My first stop was … Continue reading

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Seeking Higher Elevations on My Summer Vacation

Since I bought my new MINI and the 2021 MINI Takes the State event was cancelled I decided to plan my own event. It was cloudy day as I pulled out of Chicago but it wasn’t raining so I put … Continue reading

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Everything Started Out So Well…

In spite of the dreadful sensory overload and abundance of predators in the Wilderness Room, I slept like a baby. My car was nice and shiny after the car wash the night before so I loaded her up and headed … Continue reading

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Working My Way Towards the Wilderness Room

Day three of my vacation was less driving and more sightseeing! I got up early and headed to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The drive there was supposed to be the best scenic byway in Michigan, but the drive from … Continue reading

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SPRKL at Copper Harbor

I slept late because of the blackout blinds in my room so I missed the sunrise. That was just as well because it was only 36 when I pulled out of the hotel. I grabbed a coffee at the Kwik … Continue reading

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Getting SPRKL on the UP

The past year has been a nightmare and now that I’m vaccinated and have personal time to burn, it seemed like a perfect time for a road trip in my new MINI. Initially, I’d planned to drive to Greensboro and … Continue reading

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Minneapolis to Bismarck

One of the reasons I was so excited about this trip is because I only had three states left to visit and both North Dakota and Idaho were on my way to Portland. Cynthia and Robert took a little longer … Continue reading

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Kicking off My Summer Vacay

This summer MINI USA is sponsoring another MINI Takes the States and I have been looking forward to it for two years! My friend Cynthia Womble and her son Robert met me in Chicago so we could rally together towards … Continue reading

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A Day on the UP

After all the excitement of the record attempt, most of my DCMM friends went back to their hotels for a nap. Katie and I decided to spend our day instagramming the UP. Our first stop was Castle Rock. Brandy and … Continue reading

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