A Safely Social Drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway

We always enjoy drives in our beautiful, western North Carolina mountains, and even more so with our MINI clubs.  We actually belong to two, one based in North Carolina and one based in the Upstate of South Carolina.  This time, the Upstate group planned a safely social drive where the route came very close to …

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Cruisin’ on a Spring Day

Last weekend, our car club decided it couldn't wait another week to get the cars out for a drive, in spite of the chilly morning.  The idea was to drive around the apple orchards, but it was too early for blooms.  Still, the excuse was good, so we gathered at a local parking lot to …

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Christmas Party Weekend at 1927 Lake Lure Inn

Our Mini Cooper club had a fabulous Christmas event last weekend, with several meals and events planned from Friday night to Sunday afternoon.  We caught up with them on Saturday morning in a local parking lot to decorate our cars for the Christmas parade.  The weather did not cooperate, and it began raining while we …

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Mountain Living – Panthers, Cars and Fiber Art

August has had lots of fun things to do, so much that I can't get to it all to talk about on the blog. Settle in for a long and picture heavy post!  The highlight of the month so far was a trip down to Spartanburg for a day to see the Panther's at their …

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Car Club Weekend Fun and Gardens

It was one of those weekends where everything went just right.  We had two car club events scheduled for Friday night and Saturday morning, but the remnants of a tropical storm threatened to scuttle our plans.  On Friday nights all summer long, our small town does free band concerts called Music on Main.  People bring …

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First Drive of the Season

Warmer weather has come, and we eagerly anticipated the first drive of the season with our car club yesterday.  We weren't the only ones, seems like a lot of members had cabin fever, and were glad to get the cars out. That is our blue TVR on the left. We met up at a parking …

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Spring Drive with the Car Club

Saturday was a spectacular day, warm and sunny with lazy clouds drifting around.  The car club had planned a drive along the French Broad River and its tributaries, ending at a member's home for a home smoked barbeque dinner with all the fixin's.  We met at one of our rural grocery stores, lining up in …

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