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Overland Expo West

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by swettysblazer, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. swettysblazer

    swettysblazer Swetty The Yeti Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Anyone going? Just found out today I will be driving out there from Jersey for work, and I have never been.
     
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    I'm trying to make it the Sunday, but not sure how long I can stay sense it's mothers day.

    Hopefully the mall crawler will be making the trip.
     
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    swettysblazer Swetty The Yeti Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    If you are let me know. I will be working
     
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    Babaganoosh 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    What do you do for work?
     
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    swettysblazer Swetty The Yeti Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I work for OK 4 Wheel Drive. Our main draw out there is the James Baroud and Alu-Cab products we import.
     
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    Babaganoosh 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Sweet, I'll be looking for you.
     
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    what is it with them? the NW Overland Rally is on Father's day. I guess if you love your parents, you are just not worthy to be called an overlander.
     
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    Not sure seems more people would come not on a holiday.
     
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    my own thing is I simply am leaving early on Sunday - but I think you're right. That said, it's the ultimate paradox. People who gear up to camp away from other people get together and camp right next to each other in a field.
     
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    That is pretty funny....

    I really just want to check out the vendors and setups.
     
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    I'm a definite maybe. :confused1:
     
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    swettysblazer Swetty The Yeti Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Well if anyone is going let me know. Not sure how much time I will have to meet up as I'll be working, but come say hello
     
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    I wish I could make it this year, we have a big BBQ catering gig that weekend.
     
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    This is how I feel about campgrounds. You're jammed between strangers and everybody can hear each other. If I want some space and enjoy the outdoors I have to go home. Fine for staying near a natural wonder or other destination, but not the single thing I'd choose to do for a week.
     
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    Left today, should be there sometime Wednesday.
     
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    they provide craft beer, everyone is really friendly, and they give thousands of dollars of stuff away - I suffer through.... a real trooper, I am.... yeah. :D
    it isn't my first choice but for a weekend (and there is wheeling away from the camping area) it's okay.
     
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    I'm going with a buddy that's never been and will be there Thursday to Sunday. Hopefully camping off site, even though I paid for camping. My buddy hasn't been and needs to see it.

    Agree with all the above comments. I hate camping next to people and will try to just camp close and go in as we feel, hike and do trail runs. Will be in a copper and tan 77 Jimmy.
     
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    That's a badass rig.
     
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    swettysblazer Swetty The Yeti Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I wish it was mine!
     

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