We are announcing the return of the Friday morning gathering at Yankee Candle in South Deerfield, MA on June 22nd for those folks coming from western MA, western CT, and NY. The Yankee Candle caravan has long been a tradition for many MINIs On Top attendees and offers a chance to socialize, shop, and create a large “pod” of MINIs/Minis traveling together to the White Mountains.
Again this year we will leave the Yankee Candle lot at 11:00 am and travel to Bedford, NH to meet-up with the Boston Caravan at the new MINI of Bedford facility.
MINIs/Minis will begin to arrive at Yankee Candle at 9:00 am for a 10:30 am route meeting and then an 11:00 am departure for MINI of Bedford. Travel time to MoB should be a little over two hours. The caravan will not stop en-route, so make sure your MINI’s tank is full and that your own tank is not. We should arrive at MoB around 1:00 pm.
UPDATE: The fine folks at The Lyon-Waugh Group will be handing out goodie bags at MINI of Bedford to those who registered. So what are you waiting for, register today!
From Bedford, NH, the combined Yankee Candle and Boston caravans will depart about 2:00 pm with an anticipated arrival at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel around 4:30 pm. While most of the combined caravan will be taking the direct route to Attitash, you are free to devise your own routes from MoB to Attitash and hoodwink other folks into following you!
NOTE: Traditionally, the combined caravan stopped at a rest area in Canterbury, NH nicknamed Area 51. This year, because of the MINI of Bedford event, we will bypass Area 51.
Registration is closed.
Things to consider:
- No route maps will be provided on the day of. Please review or print the Google Map driving directions from Yankee Candle to MINI of Bedford before meeting us at Yankee Candle.
- You may want to bring a bag lunch for when we stop in Bedford, NH.
- Fill up with gas before meeting us at Yankee Candle. We will not be stopping en-route.
- If you have a FRS/GMRS walkie-talkie radio, we will be on channel 7 (sub-channel 0).
25 Greenfield Road
South Deerfield, MA 01373
10:30am route meeting, 11am departure
Steve Lee (Trail Boss)
Jeff and Patty West (Caravan Coordinators)
Paul and Kari
Christine and Jason Hurley
Doug Yoder and Maureen
Manny, Bev, and Tom Garcia
Marcus and Antonia DaSilva
Eric and Scott Nelson
Monika and Gary Montgomery
Mike and Inge
John (JP MINI)
Paul and Samantha Tartaglia
Mike, Teri, and Erika Francolini
Kennen Sandall +3
Jeff Perkins +1
Dan Dykas +3
Jesse Byrd and Stacey
Woody and Mike
Maggie and Chuck
Steve and Erika
Suditi and Nick
Ric and Lois