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Holiday Run Around The Bay December 9, 2018

Paso Robles/Solvang Weekend Run (w/a-MINI-zing Race 2) Run Recap

by Dolores Sanchez - Run Coordinator


We began our journey to Solvang at Mini of Stevens Creek with Danish and coffee, very apropos.  A contingent of our drivers took a tour of the service area/bays, other talked with our Host Gary Wilson.  The drivers meeting was held since it was a long drive several stops were planned, maps were handed out and the 2 groups lined up (20 lovely Minis).  We headed out to 280 and went slow so all Minis could be grouped together, we regrouped in Morgan Hill.  Our lunch stop in San Luis Obispo had us all going in different directions, but no complaints about the food, it was all good.  This is where we went off 101 and on to the back roads, through Pismo Beach, historic Gonzales and farm lands to Lompoc.  We round the drive with a pass by Buellton into Solvang.   Solvang welcomed us with some other beautiful unique cars “Datsun” from the 60s.  The town square was packed and we mingled with the other car enthusiasts at the Solvang park and we admired their cars.  Everyone had the afternoon to wander and do as they please.  Some ventured to the casino, other wine and beer tasting, or a tour of Old Mission Santa Ines.  All in all a wonderful day was had by all. With good friends and company!  After an amazing day, we had an A-Mini-Zing Race.  We all met at Kronburg Inn on Sunday morning, the rules and envelopes were handed out, as well as a surprise, think “Hagar the Horrible”, that’s right a Viking hat.   The teams were set off on their journey to find Phil!  Imagination and adventure was evident with each group that participated and the winner was crowned, team Stitch&Co, with plenty of honorable mentions, like first to find Phil (team LrgeMini),  and best teamwork shot (team LuxAway).  Rick and I were so happy you all enjoyed your weekend run with NorCal Minis and hope to see you all on many more runs.  Thank you all for joining us! I borrowed some of the clubs amazing photos.

Dolores & Rick Sanchez











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