WRAPUP: A beautiful fall day drew 40 MINIs and a Morgan on a great drive along some fun back roads.. A bunch of new members and first-timers came along as well as a bunch of club regulars. Unfortunately the good weather brought out too big a crowd at Starved Rock State Park, so there was only limited parking ability.. Many people headed out to a fantastic lunch at MJ’s Pub and Grill in nearby Oglesby. Special thanks to Rus for planning, pre-driving and leading the drive route and to Chris for coordinating all the food arrangements!!
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It’s fall, so time again for our annual trip out to Starved Rock State park.. This drive has been a club favorite since 2004!
This year after stopping off at the park we will be taking an optional side trip to MJ’s Pub and Grill in Oglesby for a late lunch for anyone who is interested.
WHAT: A MINI drive exploring a bunch of fun roads out to Starved Rock State park. After we arrive, people can hang out, visit, explore the park on your own or take a trip out to Oglesby to MJ’s Pub and Grill for a late lunch (more details updated soon)…
WHERE: Start is at the BassPro parking lot in the Promenade Bolingbrook Mall 631 East Boughton Road,Bolingbrook, IL 60440
WHEN: Departure is at 10:00, rain or shine Remember this is the first day of Daylight Savings Time!!
WHO: All Chicago MINI Motoring Club members or anyone interested in the club.
WHAT TO BRING: This is typically one of our clubs longer drives, so plan accordingly.. A full tank of gas, appropriate clothing for the weather outside, a camera, lunch money, optional FRS radio for in-car communication? tuned to Channel#1 SubChannel #1, and a smile. Be prepared for a couple of tolls at the start of the drive..
WHY: Because it is fun!!
IMPORTANT: Let us know you will be attending.. If you are interested in heading out for our lunch stop after we get to the park, please add a comment and let us know.. We need an accurate headcount for planning.
Jim, Tracy, Captain & Chloe will be there.
Lunch too! 🙂
Beth and I will be there.
For lunch also
Amy and I are going to the drive and the lunch
Jenny and I will be there
Tawana and I can’t wait.
We’ll be there for the drive and lunch.
Drive out to Bolingbrook together? Maybe grab breakfast somewhere first?
We four (Lee, Phyl, Eric and Allie) will come on the drive, but we have another commitment later in the afternoon, so we will not be able to stay for the lunch =(. Still, looking forward to the drive!
Count us in and lunch too.
Kathy and I will Drive/Lunch
Lena and I are in for both, w/ a ? mark ;~/
Always look forward to the Starved Rock trip.. I’ll be doing lunch also
Shana and I will be there and we will do lunch as well. We look forward to another adventure!
Shawn and I will be coming for the drive
Carrie and I will be attending the drive.
I’ll be there and lunch also.
Pam and Phil will be there
Looks good for the Mosquito attending …
Just joined and this sounds like a fun trip! Count me in for drive and lunch.
we should be there and lunch also
I’ll be there for the drive.. Unfortunately no lunch.
I’m in plus one for the drive and lunch.
I will be there with Susan in tow. So please put me down for 2.
Count me in for two, lunch included!
Count Jen and I in for the drive and for lunch!
Yes I will attend the drive – Alice H
Hi all! We’re not members, (we live closer to Starve Rock than Bass Pro) We’ve owned our Mini just over a year now and love it. We’ll be making the 1 hour drive to Bass Pro to cruise with all the Minis. Carl and Joan. 2009 Clubman S. (british racing green) We’ll be having lunch also.
Looking forward to meeting you.. Sounds like you’ll have a shorter drive home than many of us 😉
Susan and I will be there and stay for lunch.
Cecilia and I will see you all at Bolingbrook; and staying for lunch…
Dave and I will be there & lunch! One of my favorite club events!!!!!
We will not be able to get away from the farm 🙁
So we will not be able to go….have some MINI FUN for us!!!!
Joy and I are planning to attend, and do lunch!
Nancy and I will be there also and for lunch
I plan to do the drive and lunch. My nephew Asconio and his friend Cole may join if they can rally in the morning.
Sadly, I received a letter today from MINI telling me that there is a problem with the chain tensioner that controls my timing chain. I regret that Joy and I will not be making the drive. Sorry!
We’ll be there. Still not sure about lunch.
New owners as of this summer. Did our first rally this summer (Mini on the Mack) Looking forward to meeting members of the club and joining. Count on 2 of us for lunch
Which part of the parking lot at the Bass Pro is everyone meeting
Hey Gregg.. not sure what part of the lot, but there are over 40 RSVPs, so we shouldn’t be too hard to find.
See you there
Are we going straight to lunch or will we have time walk around after we arrive?
If anyone is interested in a pre-event caravan, meetup at the Starbucks in Streets of Woodfield. We will be heading out by 9am.
see ya at bass pro
See everyone there and for lunch +1
This will be my first event and I am looking forward to meeting everyone. I will be bring my husband Sam and I am not sure about the lunch
Killer time – thanks to everyone!
Thanks Russ ! Anyone with photos of the Morgan playing with the MINI’S please forward to: firstname.lastname@example.org …
Thanks Everyone!! had a fantastic time yesterday..
What a great group of people. Thanks for making MJ’s a part of your Starved Rock adventure. It was our team’s pleasure to spend the afternoon with all of you. Hope to see you in 2014.
Jackie & Mike
And a big thumbs up to MJ’s!! We were a big crowd and you guys did a great job taking care of us. Food was terrific.
new guy here in the 06 Space blue MCS JCW checkmate this was my first event and my wife and I had a great time MJs was awesome and everyone we met was great I look forward to future events and becoming a member of the CMMC.
What a great event. Well planned. Fun was had by all. I heard a comment on why one of the members took the corner so fast and the response was BECAUSE I COULD! Special Thanks to Steve, Russ and all who set this up.
The Burgers were well worth the wait Thanks to All.