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Date and Location

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 11:54 am
by stevec
As we see pics and video start trickling in from the meet, it's time to start planning for next year's meet! (After all, I did put "1st Annual" on the plaques!)

Please vote on what part of the country you would like to see the meet held, and tell us if you know of a specific place where it could be held. The event should be held in a place that can accomodate a decent sized group, and have roads/trails that are suitable for a stock SUV, so any Carry's can drive it (or at least most of it) too. It should be a place that is fairly easy to find on a map, so that people won't get lost trying to find it. Great scenery or history is a definite plus too! I'm thinking about roughly the same time of year, but at this point we can be flexible. I'm partial to the northern states, to make it easier for the Canadians to join us, but I want to be flexible at this stage. If there is a specific date we should avoid, or a specific time when we should go to a certain area, please include it in your post.

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 11:58 am
by stevec
BTW, I voted for Pacific Northwest, because I know there are quite a few LJ owners in CA, OR, WA, ID, and BC, and I know of a few places around here we could hold a meet. I know that about half of the rigs at this year's meet came from WA, ID, and CA, and a lot of LJ80 owners in BC asked about having one closer. Also, I promised Linda a tropical vacation next year, so we may try and do two one-week trips: like a cruise for one week and camping/LJ meet for another week.

I realize that one difficult part of having a meet on one end of the country is that if you live on the other end, it's very difficult to make it. That's what this thread is for: to get those who are interested in attending to let us know where they are coming from, so we can plan accordingly.

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 12:02 pm
by Ruby
Easy vote for me!! Seeing the pics from your trip makes me want to get busy, so I have one year (ish) to be done. I'll think about details some more.

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 12:04 pm
by stevec
Ruby wrote:Seeing the pics from your trip makes me want to get busy, so I have one year (ish) to be done.
Better get going! :whip:

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:12 pm
by Smuz
I voted for the pacific northwest because that's where most of the LJ owners are. I dunno if I kin make it that far.

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 8:12 pm
by tweeder
umm....i votes for Midwest: specifically Hot Springs, AR. i think i can even arrange some rides for hardcore crawling if y'all so desire. :cool:

(don't think y'all wanna beat the hell out of the LJs on trails like Gorge, Can Opener, Slammer, Winch Hill, Dozer, Rock and a Hard Spot, etc.)

oh yeah, we gots scenic stuff, too :cool:

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:08 pm
by jock
Can you go somewhere warm?

Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 8:35 am
by Ruby
jock wrote:Can you go somewhere warm?
The Southern Interior of British Columbia. Even though we're in Canada, where supposedly we all live in igloos, it's a semi-desert around here where I live (pushes 40 degrees C). Then, in not much time, you could be in the Alpine. Long ways to go for most of you though.

Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:52 am
by stevec
Alright, who's pluggin' the votes? I see 8 votes for "midwest". but tweeder is the only one with a response...

Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 1:52 pm
by Smuz
Since we got such a diverse location base, mebbe we could have kinda regional meets too. Like one in Wa. and one in Ar.

Juss a thot.

Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 2:01 pm
by Ruby
Smuz wrote:Since we got such a diverse location base, mebbe we could have kinda regional meets too. Like one in Wa. and one in Ar.

Juss a thot.
Good idea, I agree.

Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 2:10 pm
by Smuz
Yeah, I been thinking about it since the Co. meet. We're about equally devided between East and West of the Rocky mountains. Seemed to make sense to my feeble brain.

Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 3:16 pm
by KDKG
Feeble mind? Right, there's a word that describes you. :))): I think the choice of two different places is a good idea. Then people could decide on which location would work best for them and how far they want to travel. Still haven't decided which way to vote yet though. Was thinking about the midwest and Disney, Oklahoma. But got to wait for the other half to weigh in on that.

Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 3:46 pm
by Smuz
Feeble mind? Right, there's a word that describes you. ROTFL
huh? Yeah, i thot it pretty well did.

Yeah, Disney, Ok. sounds really good. So does Hot Springs, Ar. What are they, 4 hours apart? I've been to Disney and it's AWESOME! I've never been to Hot Springs, mebbe I kin check it out this summer. Or Jimny can. How about it, Jimny, you awake?????

Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 5:05 pm
by golddigger
I voted for the midwest also. Needless to say I'm partial to the Black Hills of Dakota. Alot of historical sites to see around here and trails up the yin yang. Regional meets is a great idea. Pacific Northwest would be good, I've never been in that neck of the woods. Canada sounds great also. My 2 cents...

Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 7:56 pm
by tweeder
Smuz wrote:Since we got such a diverse location base, mebbe we could have kinda regional meets too. Like one in Wa. and one in Ar.

Juss a thot.
DAMN fine idea! :cool:

Jimny, if ya give me a holler a couple weeks before yer scouting run to Hot Springs, i'll see if'n i can't put something together to really show off all aspects of the park!

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 10:52 am
by stevec
Yeah, I thought about that too, but thought I'd see where everyone wanted to go first. Sounds like midwest and northwest are the two most popular, so we could go with that. Make 'em at least a month apart so people could do both if they wanted. Since I'm in the northwest, and Smuz and Jimny are in the midwest, we should be able to do both. If we do this annually, it wouldn't be too hard to do the west coast run in Canada too. (just not next year! :wink: )

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 2:15 pm
by Smuz
jock wrote:Can you go somewhere warm?
You want warm? How about 37 C and 80% humidity? Would that qualify?

Thass what it is here in late june and early july.

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 2:30 pm
by stevec
:freak: Fergit that...

It's 69* (~21* C) and partly cloudy here today, but at least it's a dry heat!

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 7:11 pm
by Smuz
You call 69 degrees heat?????????????

Jeeze! I call that sweater weather.

Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 12:24 am
by penguin
Heat, its 102 here today and yesterday. Its going to be this way for a while.

Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 12:32 am
by jock
Smuz wrote:
jock wrote:Can you go somewhere warm?
You want warm? How about 37 C and 80% humidity? Would that qualify?

Thass what it is here in late june and early july.
Yes that would do just fine. It is the middle of winter here and it is getting to around 23 C during the day. That is cold weather.

The main reason I asked is so that people can go light when travelling. Rather than having to bring heaps of stuff to stay warm with.

Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 4:54 am
by Smuz
penguin wrote:Heat, its 102 here today and yesterday. Its going to be this way for a while.
Yikes!

Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 5:05 pm
by stevec
Last year when we drove through Redding, it was 116*. A couple of hours leter we were on the coast, and it was in the 50's.

69* is about average for Seattle this time of year. I was thinking of having the meet on the east side (the dry side) of the mountains, as it'll be warmer (usually 80's), and it would be a little closer for most. Plus there's tons of trails around there!

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 3:11 pm
by lj20Colorado
just wonted to tell you all i hade a great time there and hope to see you all again at the 2nd annual lj series meet and this time i will bring my lj20.