WRAPUP: 19 MINIs met up at the Beloit rest stop on a cold and drizzly morning. The weather alternated from sunny to cloudy to rainy, but the roads were 100% fantastic the whole time. Lots of twists and turns, ups and downs and very little traffic. We pulled into Monroe and filled up the top level of the parking garage, and then proceeded to enjoy the Chili festival and other area attractions. After lunch and picking up a few more MINIs, we headed off to more twisty back roads. A fun attraction on this portion was a herd of cows galloping around the field, excited to see a herd of MINIs zipping past. Our end of the day stop was a tour of New Glarus Brewery. The following morning we said goodbye to a few people spending the day in the area, and welcomed a few new MINIs along for the drive. After a fun and twisty drive to Mount Horeb, we enjoyed another town festival for a while, and off for the final leg to Monroe and a stop at a cheese factory.
Huge thanks to Paul and Barbara for the tremendous amount of planning and organizing that he put in to make this such a fantastic event!! It was great to have so may people involved from all the area MINI (and Mini) clubs. Thanks for coming out for a really fun weekend!!
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WHEN:Saturday October 3rd and Sunday October 4th
THINGS TO BRING: A full tank of gas, clothes for the weather, a camera, optional FRS radio tuned to Channel 1, Subchannel 1 (to help with car to car communication), and a smile!!
Times are approximate:
9:00 AM – Depart Beloit Information Center
11:00 AM – Arrive Monroe
Map of downtown Monroe with important locations for our arrival and departure
Lunch on your own. There will be a chili cook off on the square in Monroe. We’ll also suggest some places (Baumgartner’s)
1:00 PM – Photo op with all the MINIs on top of the Monroe parking garage or at alternate location depending on parking situation. If you are joining us in Monroe, please arrive before 1:00 PM.
1:30 PM – Depart Monroe
3:00 PM – Arrive New Glarus Brewing Company, and another photo op
Dinner on your own
Breakfast at the Chalet Landhaus Inn. Those not staying at the inn, $12.50 a person
10:00 AM – Depart Chalet Landhaus Inn
Join us for a scenic back roads drive to Mt Horeb and the world famous Mustard Museum, about a 1 hour drive
11:00 AM – Arrive Mt. Horeb
Lunch on your own
12:30 PM – Depart Mt. Horeb
We depart for a 2 hour drive back to Monroe via more back country roads
2:30 PM – Arrive Roth Käse Cheese Factory in Monroe