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2014 MINIs On The Dragon - MOTD - Photos

Paddy and I are back from MINIs On The Dragon 2014.  This was my fourth year and each year I find myself "refining" what things I like to do and what things I don't.  

My first year was pretty much just trying to figure out what MOTD was all about!  Is it a driving event, is it a social event, or ???.  Luckily a veteran MOTD "local" (Harold Hall) took me under his wing and really helped me understand what's what.

The second year, armed with my previous experience, I knew that I wanted to do more dinners and events where I could MEET people . . . since I was traveling by myself.  Those that travel with a spouse/friend/group really have an advantage.   

The third year, since I had done the "social" thing, I signed up for more DRIVES.  I found that I needed to be more selective on which drives I take and when I take them!  There are always those that think this area is a "closed course race track" and just don't use common sense when speeding down unknown roads in a group.   We're in the beautiful Smoky Mountains!  Slow down a bit and ENJOY them! (wink)

THIS YEAR . . . I really had a GREAT time.  I did lots of NEW things that I hadn't tried before including:

  • The car show (won 1st place in the Classic Mini category)
  • The panoramic group photo
  • The Bridal Veil Falls drive and lunch
  • The Cherokee and Clingmans Dome drive 

Here are a few photos (I'll put more in an album on this site)


Paddy On The Dragon


Paddy on Lake Fontana


Paddy at Bridal Veils Falls - North Carolina


Italian Job gathering at the Lake Fontana Resort


Clingman's Dome Drive (NC/TN)


Old Friends after the Car Show