NOTE: This event has been completely revamped. If your schedule allows you to head to Michigan on Wednesday, please read and see if it would work for you to meet up for any part along the way!

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 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 on Wednesday afternoon / evening (Grand Rapids) for a more direct meet up point. See below

The details:
Leave Frederick MD on Wednesday, August 2nd, 9am

Wednesday Lunch and Ice Cream: Solon, Ohio
Jims Open Kitchen - Trip Advisor
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g50980-d2518335-Reviews-Jim_s_Open_Kitchen-Solon_Ohio.html

Mitchell's HomeMade Ice Cream
http://mitchellshomemade.com

Afternoon enroute to Grand Rapids Ice Cream Stop
Moo-ville
https://www.moo-ville.com

Arrive Grand Rapids (Overnight*)
Wednesday Dinner: Cousins Tasty Chicken, Grand Rapids
http://www.cousinstastychicken.com

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Depart Grand Rapids Thursday AM
Stop: Silver Lake Dunes - Drive or Ride
http://macwoodsdunerides.com/ride
https://www.silverlakebuggys.com/index.htm

then on to
Sleeping Bear Dunes
https://www.nps.gov/slbe/index.htm

Afternoon Ice Cream stop: Moo-mers, Traverse City, MI

Arrive St Ignace (150 miles from Grand Rapids / 2.75 driving hours)
Check into hotel. On own dinner plans

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Friday day plan:
Pictured Rock National Park (2 hours from St Ignace)
Kayaking details: https://www.paddlingmichigan.com/trips/morning-delight
Or Classic Cruise or Spray Cruise
Details here: http://www.picturedrocks.com/fares-schedule

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Friday evening / Saturday: MOTM events / See Central Maryland MINI Motorists Meetup events for Upper Peninsula Tour option for Saturday afternoon if interested

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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.

There are just a couple of MINIs going on Wednesday, others welcome for all or part, including just to co-ordinate a caravan for the return east on Sunday.

Post your interest on the C3M thread if you will be joining us. Any further updates will be posted there.
Link: https://www.meetup.com/Central-Maryl...nts/241211283/

See you at the MACK!!