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December 2019 Holiday Run Recap

December 9, 2018

Hosts Gordon and Alison Lee

We started bright and early at Mini of Steven's Creek with 21 minis.  There was a group photo of all of us holding our donation for Toys for Tots.  Huge THANK YOU to everyone for loading up the collection barrels with toys for the kids! And Thank you to Mini of Steven's Creek for offering breakfast and swag. 

We headed up Interstate 280 for a while and then taking the back-roads through highway 84, where the conditions were foggy and slippery.   On highway 84, there were 2 hairpins and lots of twists.  We saw joggers, walkers and even a large bicycle group who waved at our mini convoy.  As we approached highway 92, the sun started to stream out through the clouds and our run became smoother. 

Driving on 280 traffic became congested as we merged from highway 380.  We were able to keep together on highway 35, until we came to the beach by the Great Highway in San Francisco.   Someone blurted out "windmills, just like in Solvang".  Two windmills and the infamous Cliff house. 

When driving on Geary Blvd, we became separated by the traffic lights.  As we approached Mini of San Francisco, all of the Motoring advisors came out to greet us as we drove past Mini of San Francisco.  Thank you to Mini of San Francisco for offering the grand prize swag for our giveaway. 

Past the San Francisco City Hall, we were able to see the following:  Sales Force building, Transbay terminal, San Francisco skyline, and the Bay Bridge, to name a few.   As we approached the edge of Chinatown, we were able to form half of our group.  Even though we were separated by traffic lights and stop signs, we all had fun. 

As we headed towards our last resting stop in the Marin Headlands, we managed to come together as one unit when we met part of our group who had taken the scenic route.  We took a group photo and we conducted raffle prize drawings.  The lucky winner had won a Mini Penny skateboard.  

Our final stop, we enjoyed brunch at Sam’s Anchor Cafe in Belvedere Tiburon.

For some great photos and videos click on the link below.

Holiday Run Around The Bay December 9, 2018


Being that it is the SEASON TO BE JOLLY... and to get into the spirit of the holidays... Instead of wearing our normal MINI logo t shirts and hats. Dust it off and wear your UGLIEST SWEATER proudly.. And anything else everyone can come up with for fun on this great day!

Let’s gather to join in on the fun driving to see the sights from a MINI perspective.  

This is a NorCal MINIS paid members event only.

Please bring an unwrapped toy for “Toys for Tots" (MINI of Stevens Creek will be collecting the gifts) 

Your Hosts For The Event
Gordon and Alison Lee

Meeting Time/Departure Time
8:00am/9: 00am

MINI of Stevens Creek - 4201 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95051

We shall start from MINI of Stevens Creek and have some bagels, yogurt, and coffee.  Visit some back roads and highways to see the San Francisco beach, windmills, City Hall, Ferry building, edge of Chinatown, Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, Marin headlands  and Tiburon.

MINI of Stevens Creek to San Francisco

San Francisco to Marin Headlands Visitor Center

Marin Headlands Visitor Center to Sam’s Cafe

Sam's Anchor Cafe Tiburon Arrive at 1:30pm -  
27 Main St, Belvedere Tiburon, CA 94920

Parking lot is down the street on right past Sam’s Cafe
Cash or credit card is accepted at parking lot exit.