The chilly morning temperatures did little to curb the enthusiasm of the MINI Cooper faithful from Eastern Iowa MINIs and the Central Iowa MINI Club as our numbers climbed to 30 MINIs and over 50 participants for the 12th Annual MINICooperIowa Fall Tour on Saturday, October 4th. Our route kicked off with the morning rendezvous in La Porte City and passed by much Iowa fall scenery on the way to lunch in Anamosa and a superb buffet supper at the historic Decker Hotel 1875 Restaurant in Maquoketa, with fun stops along the way at Pleasant Creek State Park, the National Motorcycle Museum, cave exploring at Maquoketa Caves State Park, and the Hurstville Interpretive Center.
We enjoyed an added bonus upon our arrival in downtown Maquoketa, as our MINIs were extended an ad hoc invitation to join the “Muscle on Main” Car Show. We were enthusiastically ushered from our discrete parking spots near the restaurant to prominent show-off spots right along Main Street!
It was great to see lots of familiar faces, to catch up with friends we hadn’t seen in a while, and to meet and greet a bunch of new MINI friends. Sincere thanks to all who came out and joined us!
A few photos from the day are available in our Photo Gallery. You can access them directly by using the following link: