It all started on Friday afternoon with our first truckload (no really a truckload see out photos) of minis and the trusty red ute led the way.
We unloaded them at the Australian Homestead Motel and traveled back to Tumut to get the next load ready for saturday.
Another truckload and the Wolseley are ready to go.
We’re up early again for a 6:30 get away and coffee of course. We arrive in Wagga and leave the truck at the motel then headed to maccas for another coffee oh, and to catch up with the other mini folk.
We all drove to the Temora aviation museum (a total of 14 minis) and it rained most of the way there… I pity the guys in the convertibles, not that mini convertibles leak… much…
At the aviation museum we had a great reception (that was sarcasm) sadly there was basically no one there. The flights had been canceled due to the rain. We ran into our fellow mini nut Lex in Temora, had a coffee and went our seperate ways. Lex traveled back to Tumut and we traveled back to Wagga in the pouring rain.
Gloria Jean’s for one more coffee, then off to to the motel for the afternoon and dinner at the motel restaurant. 25 mini nuts from all over the state in one place. The conversation was of course about the weather…
Off to bolton park with the whole collection for the show and shine along with 24 other minis (a total of 33 for the day).
1 O’clock we loaded the truck back up and managed to find enough drivers to take the extras back to the motel. Then headed back to tumut to drop some mini’s home. I Picked up Janice and headed back to Wagga for dinner at the Red Steer. Then we headed off to bed for some well earned rest.
We had a BBQ breakfast with the mini crew at the botanical gardens.
Then travelled back to Tumut for the last time (for this trip) with the Truck fully loaded and the Wolseley.
We had all the minis unload and back in bed by 1pm.
What a great weekend! Thanks to the Riverina Mini Club for a great time and we look forward to next years!
It starts like every Mini trip, early, too early… Apparently old people just don’t sleep, or maybe they’re just that excited!
Picture Tumut on a crisp spring morning and 4 silver topped men (Doug, Dave, Geoff and John) scuffling around in the fog that masks the frost. Trying to limber up before the lucky few get to drive a mini for 310KM.
On the road by 5:30am and we’re on our way to West Wyalong, The convoy cruises into Cootamundra almost 100KM from Tumut and everything’s going great… wait! The Wolseley has a fuel problem.
The good news is Frosty (John), has us back on the road in 10 Minutes.
We roll into West Wyalong at 9:00 for a Coffee and Fuel. This is about 3hrs overdue by Doug time. No time to muck about here, so back on the road to Ungarie.
Arrive in Ungarie at 9:50 and are greeted by a bloody horrible wind and proceed to setup shop. An hr later and we are again overdue for a coffee and a bacon and egg roll. What a bacon and egg roll! We consider a second then decide the additional weight may not bode well for our minis.
We were joined by the Condobalin Car Club which consisted of 6 cars including two minis!
As with all small country towns the show struggles to attract a lot of exhibiters due to its size but the organisation and local participation is a testament to the community.
I think we were well received and we had a great day. At 4PM we packed up and head back to our accommodation where we settled in for a meal and a few drinks, a few to many some might say…
Up bright and early on sunday morning (some brighter than others) and off the the Bowlie for breakie.
We had a great Breakfast and headed on to Temora for fuel, then Wagga for coffee.
Back into Tumut and the Minis are tucked in safe and sound by 2:30.
The end of another great weekend with a great group of people!
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