NORTH OF THE BORDER 4 (THE COVERED BRIDGE TOUR TO LITIZ, PA)

This is a full day journey which will take us through the back roads of Lancaster and York counties in Pennsylvania. We will launch our adventure from White Marsh and weave our way up to Lititz ,PA. http://www.lititzpa.com/index.php We will spend a few hours in town. You will have a chance to picnic in the beautiful Lititz Springs Park, http://www.lititzspringspark.org/ visit WilburChocolate http://www.wilburbuds.com/docs/store.html ,conveniently located next to the park, take a walk to a pretzel bakery http://www.juliussturgis.com/ or just explore the town.

After our visit is through, we will take more twisties back down to Maryland and end our run at Broom's Bloom Dairy.

The roads on this run vary from rolling, hilly curves to nice, tight twisties. We will also travel through 9 covered bridges.

http://www.meetup.com/Central-Maryland-MINI-Motorists/photos/1376502/#23198671

Besides the plethora of covered bridges, there is a lot of beautiful rural scenery to take in. Lots of old, stone farm buildings and green fields to enjoy during the less twisty areas.

The actual mileage is probably closer to 170-175.

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  • Mell ❤Mini❤

    It was a 1st for us and a great experience and adventure!

    June 25, 2013

    • Mell ❤Mini❤

      GM Heather, are you coming out tomorrow?

      July 13, 2013

    • Heather

      I am in NY this weekend, but I will be at the potluck next weekend, and hopefully both Bay & Mountain drives the final weekend of July...

      July 13, 2013

  • Michele Gowen

    It was fun even though I didn't have my Mini. Looks like a problem with spark plugs. Dave had a hard time keeping up in his Pontiac on those back roads! Lol. MINIS RULE!

    June 23, 2013

  • Heather

    Thanks to whoever was calling out the turn-by-turn on the radio!

    1 · June 23, 2013

    • Bill Wolf

      That was Marion and Sherm, and yep, they did a great job as relay people!

      1 · June 23, 2013

  • Genna

    this was a great route and beautiful weather... the detailed planning was evident!

    June 22, 2013

  • Mell ❤Mini❤

    Bill, thank you for putting together an awesome event! A lot of work and planning went into bringing everything together and it made for a successful tour! It was great meeting fellow Mini owners and enthusiast as well as learning new things about the Mini and Club along the way. We had a wonderful time!

    June 22, 2013

  • Ishmael

    It was fun today for sure! Keep in touch Heather!

    June 22, 2013

  • Ishmael

    Ok I just have one thing to add... MINIs RULE! That was a fun 300 miles today for me without a fire suit or racing leathers on !

    June 22, 2013

  • John

    Good Times today everyone thanks, I had a blast. Ish and I made fantastic time on the highway coming back! Triple digits never hurt anyone....except a little pride from some of the non-MINI types trying to keep up! haha

    June 22, 2013

    • Ishmael

      Sorry I dusted you in the end but that Audi pissed me off and needed to be taught a lesson in maneuvering your car through traffic like you were on the track! Poor Audi somehow got trapped all the time trying to pass The Phoenix! When will they learn it isn't just power it's finesse and being able to "feel" the gaps a mile before you get there! Meep meep!

      1 · June 22, 2013

  • Obsessive

    Bill did a great job as always-we had a lot of new folks, hope we didn't scare them off with one of our longer runs-thanks to Bill for leading and Rab and Celia for sweeping!

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Deborah McMullin

    Great people, great MINIs! Thanks, Bill!!

    June 22, 2013

  • Bruce & Laurie

    A big thanks to Bill and everyone who helped organize today's covered bridge, Lititz PA tour! What a fun outing & great drive! Good seeing everyone.

    June 22, 2013

  • stephanie

    What time is the group planning to depart? I remember the rain threw things off a bit last year, and we left a little later than scheduled. I might be a few minutes late.

    June 22, 2013

    • Bill Wolf

      Hopefully, by 9:30

      June 22, 2013

    • stephanie

      Thanks Bill, I don't think that'll be an issue. Just trying to squeeze in one last errand.

      June 22, 2013

  • Mell ❤Mini❤

    New mini owner here! Gonna try n make it, may not be able to go the whole distance but see you guys there!

    June 22, 2013

  • Ishmael

    You meeting up at the bakery Erica?

    June 21, 2013

    • erica

      Yes. I didn't realize this was such a long day, though. I might drive with you guys part of the way up and then turn around. 4 hours one way is a long one for me!

      June 21, 2013

  • erica

    Can someone please give me a guess as to what time we'd be getting to the end point? And if possible, what time we might be getting to Lititz?

    June 21, 2013

    • Bill Wolf

      As a very rough estimate, we should get to Lititz around 1-2:00-ish. When we get there, we'll have 3 hours of free time to check out the town, eat, buy pretzels and chocolate, etc. You can also leave on your own earlier if you desire. The ride back to Broom's Bloom should be between 1 1/2- 2 hours.

      1 · June 21, 2013

    • Deborah McMullin

      Sounds perfect. Thanks, Bill!

      June 21, 2013

  • Suzanne

    Darn - can't go. Really bummed. Have a blast!!!

    June 21, 2013

  • John

    Got my baby back from passport mini today. We will be rolling!

    1 · June 21, 2013

  • Ishmael

    Wait for me!

    June 21, 2013

  • erica

    51 are attending? Nice--even with the dropouts that's going to be a big group!

    June 21, 2013

  • John

    I look forward to this. Hopefully my mini is out of the shop tomorrow. I also have an obsession and am a firm believe in the mini wave or the headlight flash but I almost never get reciprocated. :(

    June 21, 2013

  • Dano

    have to work all day. that bites. and i just got a new POV HD for the Mini to.

    June 20, 2013

  • Bill Wolf

    I just finished the pre-run for Saturday. Made a couple of tweaks and changes to hopefully get us through Strasburg a little easier and back to Broom's Bloom a little quicker.
    Just like last year, one of the covered bridges is closed for reconstruction, so the actual count is 8.
    Please come to Yia yia's with a full tank and radios if you have them. Also, it may behoove you to bring along a cooler for your goodies from Wilbur Chocolate ;-)

    June 20, 2013

  • Nikki

    I hate to cancel but we are packing up our house this weekend. Ugh! Buying a house has gotten in the way of my Mini Cooper fun. We miss you all. Have fun and eat lots of goodies.

    June 19, 2013

  • Claudia

    So sorry but have too much going on right now with trying to list my house next week. See you all next time, have fun everybody.

    June 18, 2013

  • Deborah McMullin

    Ok, I live in Carroll County and would prefer to meet the group closer to home, as you are headed more or less in my direction. What will be the first stop? Thanks!

    June 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't have a mini, but, a z4.. still in the family..;

    June 18, 2013

  • Deborah McMullin

    Where is the Bakery meeting p,ace for this run? Looked up directions and its near Middle River. Thought we met up in Ellicto City last year!

    June 18, 2013

  • Aunt Nanc Di

    This was a great run last year, can't wait to go again!

    June 18, 2013

  • Steve-LUXOR

    :-( Was hoping I could make it as I need a restock of Chocolate Covered Pretzels :-/ Too much work prepping for the baby though.

    June 15, 2013

  • Bob & Joni Cummings

    Count us in for the fun. Is there a run map available?

    June 9, 2013

  • Bert

    @ MOT

    May 24, 2013

  • Genna

    Bringing my mom and will need to drive at the back of the pack cause she likes the scenery at or below the speed limit!

    May 23, 2013

  • Anthony Harding

    Sounds like a nice day!

    April 20, 2013

  • Tom Leonard

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    April 17, 2013

  • PAMELA J LANDIS

    IM trying to rsvp & system wont accept it

    April 17, 2013

  • Stephen Price

    Sounds like a nice day...we'll be there!

    April 16, 2013

  • Bill Leavitt

    Drat! I'll be away on a motorcycling weekend that day. But if that falls through, I'll be there. I love covered bridges!

    April 15, 2013

  • robottgirl

    pretzels!

    April 14, 2013

  • Will S

    Dang nabbit! I'm out of town (again) :-(

    April 14, 2013

  • Bruce & Laurie

    Sounds like fun drive!

    April 14, 2013

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