The Alpine Mini Tour was held on the weekend, and Mike and I participated for the second year running. Father-in-law Ray was kind enough to loan us his Citroen DS, my wedding car, for the event. (He and Julie were there in their Mini, as well as brother-in-law Steve and his mate Blake who have been doing the tour together for years.)
It was such an odd feeling being in the car again as we drove to Bairnsdale Friday night; so many wedding thoughts circling in my head. The DS is not without it's quirks, as befitting a classic Citroen, but the seats are incredibly comfy and Mike became quite fond and was sad to hand her back at the end of the weekend.
We covered over 1000km I believe, from Bairnsdale to Bruthen to Omeo to Mt Hotham to Falls Creek, our over night stop, then Anglers Rest to Swift Creek to Nicholson, where we finished after Sunday lunch. It was a fun weekend, full of curvy roads and beautiful scenery that we'd never otherwise see.
Although Mike and I will not be coming first place anytime soon - some of those questions are fiendish! - my thanks to the Crawf's and sponsors,Cooper S Imports and Link Automotive, for putting on an incredible event. It was the 14th year of the Alpine Mini Tour and they've said this will be the last, but they've been saying that for a few years now. ;)