After carefully packing the Mini for the trip (it doesn’t hold very much), we head out on the afternoon of Tuesday January 15th. Snow is coming to the Northeast and we miss it by just a few hours. We both quickly find that the Mini is far more comfortable for the long trip than we expected. Driving well into Tuesday evening we manage to get below Washington DC and just into Virginia, this will allow us to miss the morning DC traffic. We continue our trek southward on Wednesday and make it to Daytona Beach around dusk. The Mini is averaging about 29mpg and we can’t seem to stretch it further.
Thursday morning is a beautiful day and we head off for the short trip to Orlando to get Miss Adventure out of storage and dust her off.