View Full Version : Fall Colours Run/HR MINIs - This weekend!

October 25th, 2011, 10:19 PM
This event was posted on the calendar but I didn't realize did not have any additional details on this forum .. this is the 8th annual Fall Colours Run and the 3rd that I have attended and it is a wonderful time. The Highland Inn is reserved exclusively for MINIs .. there are 19 rooms and all but one (as of this AM) have been sold out. Overflow at several area B&B's or the Montvalle Motel which is owned and run by the same people that own the Highland Inn .. all the club members dine together at the Inn .. MAACODALE does a great job organizing, and each year the event attracts more and more MINIs ..

A few details posted below, and more can be found on the HRMINIs website. http://www.hrmini.com/index.php

Someone should grab this last available room (available due to a THMMC club member having to cancel) and get one last long weekend event in before the holidays and cold weather set in ...

(I'm leaving Raleigh early afternoon Friday by way of Richmond - not as direct, or scenic as via Lynchburg - if anyone is attending and wants to caravan, just send PM)


Once againHR MINI and our band of MINI owners will take over the historic Highland Inn in Monterey VA!
Don't miss this great opportunity to motor through some of the finest twisties western Virginia and West Virginia has to offer. Friday, enjoy some MINI bench motoring on the covered porches of the Inn. Who knows, there may even be some midnight motoring around Monterey .
Saturday's lunch will be at C.J. Maggies again in Elkins, WV (remember those sandwiches)? then a neat little road the motorcyclists rave about followed by a quick stop by Seneca Rocks and then back to the Inn for dinner by Chef Lisa. There may even be some late night motoring Saturday night before rocking the night away on the rocking chairs on the porch.

Sunday will bring even more motoring this time heading south through some of the greatest roads the Old Dominion has to offer as well as a few historic locations. Lunch Sunday will be in Paint Bank at the Swinging Bridge restaurant. And yes, Route 678 will be on the schedule again. If you ran last years event; you'll remember 678. If you didn't, you'll fall in love with this road. To say it's gorgeous in a gross understatement.

October 26th, 2011, 07:53 PM
More details on the HR MINIs home page .. join us even if it's just for a day! Sunday's drive and lunch at Swinging Bridge restaurant is sure to be a good time!
Pack warm tho! Looks to be a cool (though recent reports, dry, weekend!)


October 27th, 2011, 08:22 AM
If you don't have plans to go, then the Thursday reminder as posted on the HRMINIs website might not mean much ... but if you aren't planning to go, perhaps thinking about the LAST LINE will change your mind!

Thursday's reminder is simplier but just as important. Charge your BATTERIES! Batteries in your FRS radios (Buy some radios if you don't have any!), Charge your camera batteries, charge your cell phone batteries and bring along your charger. There isn't much cell coverage in some areas and when your cell is looking for connection, it can use up a lot of battery power FAST! Also, charge up your fuel tank! Yea, that means fill the gas tank up! Lastly, get ready to charge up YOUR battery. A weekend on some twisties in your MINI with a buncha other MINI friends may be just what the doctor ordered!