LJ Meet Awards

We are planning an LJ meeting in Colorado for June 21-23, 2005.

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LJ Meet Awards

Post by KDKG » Fri Jun 24, 2005 7:33 pm

For most dedicated camper, we nominate Mrs. IdahoPaul for washing her hair in the icy cold river. :ohno: (But boy was that hair mountain fresh afterwards) :cool:
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Post by KDKG » Fri Jun 24, 2005 7:36 pm

For the most physically fit person, we nominate ArtZuk for running :ohno: up hill at over 12,800 feet and not even breaking a sweat. (BTW, he was also the oldest event participant, dang it you made the rest of us look bad)
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Post by KDKG » Fri Jun 24, 2005 7:38 pm

For the most understanding camper, we nominate spooky ole Alice for being a good sport while camping in a "very" small tent :ohno: while her "very" nice 5th wheel was left at home. All in order for Smuz to bring his two LJs. :cool:
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Post by KDKG » Fri Jun 24, 2005 7:42 pm

For the most dedicated traveler, we nominate RussMehl for finishing his travels, to the event, in time to sleep, pose for the group photo, and then load up to head home. :ohno: This is a man that loves his LJ's and his daughters. :cool: Dang Russ, that RV was bigger than my first apartment.
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Post by KDKG » Fri Jun 24, 2005 7:45 pm

For the best looking guy in a skirt, we nominate Jeff. :ohno: So what exactly were you wearing under that kilt? Besides blue? :oops:
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Post by KDKG » Fri Jun 24, 2005 7:48 pm

For the best LJ to resemble a monster truck,:shock: we nominate Smuz for Mouser. But dang did that rig drive great :cool:
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Post by KDKG » Fri Jun 24, 2005 7:51 pm

For the most fire orientated camp site, we nominate penguin and crew. :Fire: Let's count, exploding rocks, fire balls, and what was that clear liquid again? My chest is still burning. :cool:
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Post by KDKG » Fri Jun 24, 2005 7:53 pm

For the most expensive LJ event travels, we nominate stevec. :ohno: Dang them Ford trucks and their expensive trannys. :shock:
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Post by KDKG » Fri Jun 24, 2005 7:57 pm

For the best "potluck" contribution, we nominate IdahoPaul. :cool: How can you put a price on well seasoned wood from idaho. :cool: Dang that wood burned hot. (Mighty Nice Wood you got there and it stayed hard and hot even when wet) :oops:
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Post by KDKG » Fri Jun 24, 2005 8:08 pm

And to make fun of our selfs, we nominate ourselfs for several awards. Most dogs :shock: , best campsite to resemble a bunch of squatters :? , First to arrive (which may explain the previous) :P , second to last to leave :roll: , only LJ to not have an engine under the hood :?: , only LJ owner not of legal driving age in any state :hippi: , best terrorizing of the camp with a electric scooter (our son) :devil: , and worse running 3 wheeler in the country :Crying: .

And, in my own mind, the best joke to pull on Smuz... "So what is that thang, some kind of Jeep?"

All in all, was nice meeting all of you. Was a memorable week. And boy I need a shower.
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Post by vidar » Sat Jun 25, 2005 3:09 am

PICS & VIDEOS pliiizzz :D

Vidar, who just nearly went on that flight to the US :?:
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Post by Smuz » Sun Jun 26, 2005 9:19 am

I agree whole-heartedly with the awards. This was a great get-together. I can't wait for next year.
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Post by stevec » Mon Jun 27, 2005 10:39 am

KDKG wrote:For the most expensive LJ event travels, we nominate stevec. :ohno: Dang them Ford trucks and their expensive trannys. :shock:
Yeah, cost more than all my LJ's put together! We did have a GREAT time though, and it was great meeting everyone!!!
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Post by Jimny » Mon Jun 27, 2005 10:58 am

PICS & VIDEOS pliiizzz
I second that!!!!

Sounds like you all had a great time!! :cool: :cool: :cool:

I take it steves tranny went on him on the way there? How much? and how long did it take for them to replace it?

I know Russ had some troubles that took some visits to the parts store but he didn't have time to tell me when he called me to ask directions to the camp site.
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Post by stevec » Mon Jun 27, 2005 11:25 am

Okay, I'm only gonna tell this once...

The trip started out great: Yellowstone was beautiful (this is the first year it snowed on our wedding anniversary, June 12th). LJ's got a lot of attention driving around, and didn't miss a beat.

Tranny went out about 10 miles from Vernal, Utah, Friday night before the meet (June 17th). I unloaded the V and drove it into town, called a towtruck, and went back to wait with the girls. After an hour, I went back and called again to check the status. The tow truck driver didn't get the message from dispatch, but I got a hold of him directly, and he met me a few minutes later and we towed ewverything in (truck, camper, trailer with one LJ). Ford dealer in Vernal had a service dept. open Saturday, but with only a skeleton crew (oil changes, etc.). We camped at the dealer Friday night, then Sat. morning, we unhitched the trailer, and took the camper to a KOA campground a couple of miles away. The Ford dealer gave us a loaner car (a little Escort but it had A/C!) so we explored Dinosaur Nat'l Monument and swam in the campground pool. Made a few calls, including to smuz to tell him we were going to be late, but cell phone reception was poor. Monday they put a new tranny in, and we left about 4:30pm. Drove to Montrose and stayed in the WalMart parking lot (didn't want to do Red Mountain Pass at night!) and went the rest of the way Tuesday. Helped out an older couple at the top of Red Mountain Pass with car trouble (it's amazing how sympathetic you can be right after YOU'VE had problems!) and arrived in Silverton around 1:30 or 2:00. First thing I see is penguin and his friend driving their LJ's, then smuz driving Wilson. Smuz pulls up, and shouts "WHERE THE HELL 'VE YOU BEEN!!!!" Guess he couldn't hear my message too well.

I'll talk more about the meet in another thread, but the rest of our trip went fine. Total cost: $3,078 for trnasmission and towing, plus $189 for the prepaid Durango-Silverton train tickets we had to forfeit.

Linda should be downloading pics today, if she has time. I'll post them as I get them! BTW KDKG, Linda really wants to see the pics (video? :wink: ) of that fox!
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Post by Smuz » Mon Jun 27, 2005 1:51 pm

Smuz pulls up, and shouts "WHERE THE HELL 'VE YOU BEEN!!!!" Guess he couldn't hear my message too well.
I thot you'd prolly figgure out who I wuz by the gentiel salutation. Besides, I'd been real worried!

Couldn't hear yer message too well???? I couldn't hear the sunday-witch at ALL!!! All I heard was "Smuz <garble> saturday you mite have left <garble, garble,........garble>". After you didn't show up, I suspected that might have been you on the horn, but I didn't know the circumstances.

Boy, am I glad you showed up, tho.
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Post by penguin » Sat Jul 02, 2005 12:32 am

Oh, that clear liquid, Good 198 proof Everclear from Mexico. So how was Paul the next day after those two shots. When we left he was still in bed. Sleeping it off I think. Its all in good fun. Oh yeah, how was the Daves Ultimate Insanity Hot Sauce. mmm mmm good.
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Post by Idahopaul » Sun Jul 03, 2005 10:06 am

ya, those two "shots" knocked me on my butt, my wife says she has never seen me that wasted! guess I should have eaten before I drank huh? that hot sauce is good stuff! if anyone wants hot sauce thats the stuff to get. we are getting some for our parents! :twisted:
ok, someone is screwing with me here! I didnt type (UH HUH HUH) in here and its not in ther when I try to edit either! :shock:
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Post by KDKG » Sun Jul 03, 2005 3:53 pm

It is a auto correct. It happens every time you type B U T T

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