The first arrivals at MINIs in the Mountains (MITM) check in Thursday (8/7/08) at Copper Mountain Resort (Colorado).
Low clouds and intermittent rain storms keep the mountain temperatures cool -- a real break from the record temps in Denver.
David checks out the Wi-Fi situation.
Ronald's badges and lanyards from previous national MINI events.
Vendors installing MINI bits.
MITM is dog friendly.
Part of vendor row at MITM.
The top deck of the Copper Mountain Resort parking structure serves as MITM central.
MINI enjoys the nearby babbling brook.
MITM attendees are treated to a very bold rainbow Thursday (8/7/08) evening.
A panoramic photo of the rainbow, made by "stitching" several separate photos together. Not enough time to get the tripod.
Another panoramic photo of the rainbow. Notice the two Jonathans on the right (a side effect of multiple images stitched together).
Mike (Aesthetic Creations) has a slightly different vehicle marque.
Jacob is ready to lead a large group of MINI on the all-day Rocky Mountain National Park to Winter Park drive.
RMNP to Winter Park or bust.
Two lines of MINIs ready to do some motoring today.
A trailer belonging to Mini-Fini (vendor).
In between rain storms, chalk art begins to take place.
Sponge Bob Square Pants.