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    Posted: May/06/13 at 10:21pm
I've had my Mini for 8mos and in that time I've honked, waved, thumbs upped, flashed lights etc...and not even one time has any Mini driver responded to me Cry  I was starting to lose faith in Mini drivers and beginning to believe that I was alone in the quest for Mini madness...when all of the sudden, from out of nowhere, as I pulling out of Costco in Smokey Point, there it was...a perfectly gorgeous blue convertible Mini in all her glory, staring right at Big Red and I, just across the intersection!! It was a stand off...what do I do? Do I wave? Do I flash lights? Do I honk? Sheer panic was setting in. Do I bother to do anything at all?

Then suddenly...without warning and to my amazement...I see FOUR arms, yes FOUR arms, waving at me with all the Mini madness one could expect...waving at me and Big Red. The pilot and co-pilot were anything but shy about their excitement in seeing a Mini staring back at them. It was all I could do to not get out of Big Red and run across the street and kiss them both!! I think I have bugs in my teeth now from all the smiling I did as I continued my drive home WooHooBowDown

My faith in Mini owners has been restored!!  
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Excellent intro to the wave!
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awesome!
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It's always exciting getting a return wave!  I get one every now and then. Keep waving!
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I'm going to have to take a drive up north just so Julz can have a very enthusiastic return wave!  I'm always looking for an "excuse" to drive the Mini somewhere....anywhere....any time....all the time.  Sometimes I just pull off the freeway when I am passing through Fife, just to wave at the people coming and going from Northwest Mini!
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And, do those NW MINI folks wave back?  Big smile
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Well over half the people pulling in or out (while I am on my way to Costco) wave back.
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Originally posted by Sixate Sixate wrote:

I'm going to have to take a drive up north just so Julz can have a very enthusiastic return wave!  I'm always looking for an "excuse" to drive the Mini somewhere....anywhere....any time....all the time.  


Wow, how awesome would that be!!??  

I too look for any reason to take Big Red out. I've put 300 miles on her over the past 4 days!! I took some great/funny pics of her today, I'll post in a bit. 
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Originally posted by Genie B Genie B wrote:

And, do those NW MINI folks wave back?  Big smile

Today I saw 4 Mini's on my lil adventure and all 4 waved!! Not quite as enthusiastically as I did, but I'll take it!
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So that was us you saw at Costco. Glad to surprise you and make your day. I'm glad I had washed the car the day before to make a good first impression. And kudos to you for waving and having the top open.
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Originally posted by EAR2EAR EAR2EAR wrote:

So that was us you saw at Costco. Glad to surprise you and make your day.


It was such an awesome moment, you two are awesome! If the sun is shining I've got the top down, so much more fun that way!
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Is you need to recharge you wave batteries, go visit Lopez Island, everyone waves to all motorists.
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I went to Wenatchee and back today via hwy 2 and I waved at a mini with flames, a gold mini, and a red and black mcs. My arm is tired

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Awesome!! I'm easily amused apparently, I just get so excited when I see a MINI on the road!

I seem to see the most MINI's at Costco!! Handed out two cards there today and saw two other MINI's on my way there. If ever I am in need of a MINI "fix", I just drive to Costco Approve
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