MINI’s Invade ATT Park!

From Norm Nelson at Redwood Empire Mini Enthusiasts:

The Mini Invasion of AT&T Park gathered together at Larkspur Landing in Marin at 10:30AM on Saturday morning as members of REME (Redwood Empire MINI Enthusiasts) drove from as far away as Redding, Woodside, Salinas, Carson City NV, and Sacramento. Although many of us had decided to make our assault by sea, taking the Golden Gate Ferry across San Francisco Bay, we did have some coming by Mini, bus, train, and BART.

It was a clear, sunny, and cool morning as we left Larkspur. We spread ourselves out all over the ferry, taking tables on the main deck, upper deck, bar, and the sun deck. As we sailed by Tiburon and Angel Island, we could see the blanket of fog covering the Golden Gate Bridge and the tall San Francisco sky-scrapers. But as we neared AT&T Park the fog had lifted and we had a clear view of the park.

We disembarked and made our way to section 314 in the Upper View Level. There all 50 of us sat together and watched a very exciting game between two arch rivals, the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers. It was a full house with over 43,000 screaming fans. Hot Dogs! Cotton Candy! Cold Beer! Peanuts! Ice Cream! We had it ALL. The game was tied at 7-7 in the bottom of the 9th inning and went to the 12th inning before the Dodgers pulled out an 8-7 win over the Giants.

We had a great view and a fun day. On our way back we all started planning next years REME Day in SF. We will plan a REME Mini Day & Giants Day for a weekend in SF next summer. This will be an overnighter with visits to China Town, Fisherman’s Warf, a evening Mini run (including the crookedest street, Treasure Island, Twin Peaks, Ocean Beach), Coit Tower, a cable car ride, a Giants game, and more.

Here is a link to Will Anzenberg’s Photos
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