NOTE: This event is less than a month away, and the room block at St Ignace is only until next week, so if you are interested, please post SOON!

There are many MINI Motorists headed to Mackinaw City the first weekend in August to Break (not attempt!) the Guinness World Book Record - this post is for people who want to do a little sight seeing and eat some ice cream along the way!!

I am a former NC resident and long time THMMC member, now living in Maryland and through my local club, the Central Maryland MINI Motorists club (C3M) I'm co-ordinating a group event with hotels, attractions, dining, and of course, ice cream for as many or few who want to join up. Logically, for anyone from NC, VA, or south, it would make probably make most sense to join up in Cumberland, Ohio on Wednesday afternoon for a more direct meet up point. See below

The details:

Leave Frederick MD on Wednesday, August 2nd, 9am
(lunch/ice cream stop to be determined)

Arrive: The Wilds, Cumberland, Ohio in time for the 3:30pm Wild Side Tour or Open Safari Tour
Read More: https://thewilds.columbuszoo.org/hom...it/daily-tours

Depart: The Wilds 6pm for Zanesville, Ohio
Zanesville Dinner at the Muddy Miser Cool River Cafe
Link: http://muddymiser.com

Ice Cream: http://www.tomsicecreambowl.com
Zanesville Hotel (TBD - waiting on group rate)

Thursday AM: Depart Zanesville and head to St Ignace via Traverse City - lunch stop TBD, Ice Cream: Moomer's Best ice cream in the USA according to USA Today in 2016
Thursday PM: Arrive in St Ignace.
Group hotel rate at $125/ night*
(*the group rate on hold until Thursday, July 14th ONLY)

Friday day plan:
Pictured Rock National Park (2 hours from St Ignace)
Options: 1pm Classic Cruise or 2pm Spray Cruise
Details here: http://www.picturedrocks.com/fares-schedule

Or: Kayak option details: https://www.paddlingmichigan.com/trips/morning-delight

Friday evening / Saturday: MOTM MINI-USA sponsored events. MOTM events start and end in St Ignace

Sunday: Return drive east leaving St Ignace by 8am.
No specific plans since it will be a direct drive back.
Pit stops and gas and avoiding tolls if possible.

Please post here or the C3M MeetUp website https://www.meetup.com/Central-Maryland-MINI-Motorists/events/241211283 if interested in joining up for all or part of this agenda.
(Group rates may also be possible at The Wilds, Kayak, and Cruise options, but must have 20 committed)