Across the Border

The EIM Border Re-Skirmish Drive, re-scheduled from its original April date due to weather, finally came to fruition this past Saturday. A good-sized and spirited group of EIMers departed from Bellevue enroute Dubuque via some great Illinois backroads, Mississippi Palisades State Park, and the towns of Sabula, IA; and once in IL Savanna (twice), Mt. Carroll, Elizabeth, Hanover (twice), and Galena. We managed to skirt the worst of the rain for most of the day, although our MINIs received a thorough washing by Mother Nature at the tail end of our extended stop in Galena. Even the rain had a silver lining, because a seat-of-the-pants diversion due to a road blockage on our way out of town led to the discovery of another fun stretch of motoring road.

Thanks to everyone who came out and motored with us, and a special nod to the first-timers. As expected, we were able to check out the sparkling new Volcanic Orange F56 of recently joined EIMer Kerry M.— but to our surprise and delight, Steve and Bobbie M. showed up in their own brand new Volcanic Orange F56! These two F56 MINIs — “Yellow Hornet” and “Lil Chedda” — grace this post in the photo above.

It was particularly great to have Mike R. and Pam H. join us again, after recovering from their own personal “modifications” over the past few months. So glad to have them back with us!

Feel free to browse the photos from this event in our Photo Gallery — you can skip to this set of pictures directly by using the following link:

Photos of the EIM Border Re-Skirmish Drive, 6-20-15

Keep your calendars open for a Iowa City area Meet-n-Eat on Saturday, July 11th (details coming soon). After that, it’s world record time at the Mack!

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