Who is going to the 2008 meet?

Our 4th annual meet, July 5-6, 2008, in Canada, eh?

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Who is going to the 2008 meet?

Post by stevec » Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:49 am

So far I have Myself and my family, Jimny, the Friesens, nick, and Ruby as going. Already that's 14 people and 7 LJ's (eight if nick has one by then!) Smuz had expressed a lot of interest in the Banff area, and deimos and Jr. I think were interested too. Idahopaul has been very quiet lately, but hopefully we can get him to show up too. TheSarg and gobig are going to try and make it too. If anyone else plans to go, please post up here or email/PM me, so we have an idea of how many to expect!
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Post by thesarg » Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:34 pm

More then try, both my wife and i have always expressed interest in driving across the country and this is a perfect opportunity. It also falls just after combine season at work so i can actually take the time off :cool:
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Post by stevec » Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:12 am

Ok then, thesarg is no longer on the "maybe" list. Any kids coming with you? Also, please let me know what you'll be bringing as far as two rig, camping facilities (i.e. tent, motorhome) so we'll know what to expect.
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Post by stevec » Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:31 pm

Smuz is now officially on the "confirmed" list, so that's 20 people and 10 rigs already! :cool:

Note: Jimny, I have you down for one rig, and I have Smuz down for two people and two rigs. I figure these numbers may change between now and the meet, depending on how much Smuz can fit behind the Xena-pig, but that's what I have you down for. :D
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Post by Ruby » Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:36 pm

stevec wrote:Smuz is now officially on the "confirmed" list, so that's 20 people and 10 rigs already! :cool:
:cool: Smuz, better get ready for our Canadian beer. :D
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Post by stevec » Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:43 pm

Oh yeah, Canadian beer...

I don't need to make homebrew! :D :beer:
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Post by Frankenstein » Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:45 pm

I would love to come but not until I win the lottery :pissed: I just looked at the prices of planetickets... 750 euro for a 2 way ticket x 2 + rental car + a place to stay = 1 restored lj... But when I win the big prize I'll be there :cool:
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Post by thesarg » Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:44 pm

CrewCab Diesel 4x4, camper in the bed n the car trailer. We will be self contained short of my Timmies® fix in the mornings. We will be brining our youngin with us who will be...lesse....2.5 years old by then.

She's why Orange crush is gettin cagework from hell n tons of saftey things...wont catch me doin anything errr stooopid with her in it. Just light scenic trail rides. However if a mountain comes up they might get out n film while i try n climb it lol

fawk im soooooo excited, 11 months and 3 weeks away!
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Post by Jimny » Sat Jul 21, 2007 5:12 am

frankenstein: We can save you the rental by coming to pick you up at the local airport, the place to stay is easy, I'll bring an extra tent and sleeping bags, and you can drive Dakota...


Steve: I will be bringing two LJ's and maybe two or three of us will be going.


Ruby: Can't WAIT to try some good Canadian beer! :beer:
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Post by Frankenstein » Sat Jul 21, 2007 8:11 am

Jimny wrote:frankenstein: We can save you the rental by coming to pick you up at the local airport, the place to stay is easy, I'll bring an extra tent and sleeping bags, and you can drive Dakota...
I know, but when we come to Canada we want to do a 3 week tour trough the country and I don't think we have enough money saved up by then. And my wife probably can't take time off of work in that month...
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Post by Jimny » Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:01 am

3 week tour... now THAT'S the way to do it. I'm thinking about doing at least a one + week of a tour while up there.
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Post by stevec » Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:16 am

thesarg wrote:CrewCab Diesel 4x4, camper in the bed n the car trailer.
Sounds like my rig!

We're taking two weeks off, so we can spend some time up there. My mom and stepdad bought that LJ20 over the weekend (they're picking it up today), so I need to convince them to haul it up there for the meet. They are thinking of making it a 2-3 month trip (must be nice to be retired!), and don't want to haul the LJ around the whole time.
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Post by tweeder » Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:21 am

mebby i can bum a ride up with Jimny. gotta see how that can be arranged with my vacation time and all. :cool: then i'd only hafta talk someone out of a LHD open :D
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Post by Jimny » Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:38 pm

Tweeder - hope you can make it! I'm sure Jimny will give you a ride, he'll need someone to push when he breaks down!
I'm buying a 2003 Toyota Tundra, I won't break down (knock on wood) again! :wink:

Well we drink what we can down here, but when we come up we will be drinking REAL beer!!!
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Post by Ruby » Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:01 pm

Jimny wrote:I'm buying a 2003 Toyota Tundra, I won't break down (knock on wood) again! :wink:

Well we drink what we can down here, but when we come up we will be drinking REAL beer!!!
I'm leaning towards a Tundra as well. :beer: Should be a good time up here :beer:
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Post by Jimny » Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:02 am

All I have heard is great things about them. A friend of mine has one and he loves it.

I owned a 1979 Toyota Celica back in 84 and I gave that car hell for 3 years and all I replaced was the battery once and one wheel where I bent it going sideways around a corner and hit the curb.
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Post by woodchopper » Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:48 am

well since its close I'll see if I can make it down.

I've got a fair bit of work to do on my LJ before its ready for the open road. :D
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Post by stevec » Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:15 am

woodchopper wrote:well since its close I'll see if I can make it down.

I've got a fair bit of work to do on my LJ before its ready for the open road. :D
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It's only what, a couple of hours drive? And you have almost a year to get your LJ in shape!
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Post by redsnodog » Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:53 am

Barring some unforeseen disaster,my wife and I and our new addition[the LJ] would love to come out and meet you folks!Sounds cool.
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Post by stevec » Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:00 am

Sounds great, I'll add you to the list! :cool:
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Post by Ruby » Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:03 pm

Updates, who's comin'. I actualy drove through Lake Louis / Banff a few weeks ago. Sure is a nice place. The thing to be aware of is that it's all park land so you can't really just go offroading and camping wherever.
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Post by stevec » Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:15 pm

Yeah, there's no wheelin' in the park... There are a couple of ORV areas between Banff and Calgary though (i.e. Waiparous), I thought we could have the meet in one of these ORV areas, then if some want to tour the area, they can.

I'm planning to spend a few days in Glacier/Waterton Lake park, and also head up to Jasper, and anywhere else I have time to go, but most of the time the LJ's will be on the trailer.
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Post by Ruby » Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:06 pm

We did the dinosaur provincial park and the royal terrell museum. Also stopped at head smashed in buffalo jump. Great places to see.
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Post by stevec » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:34 am

I looked up those places, they all look neat! We did Dinosaur National Monument on th eway to the 2005 meet (while waiting for a new transmisssion), but didn't know there was one in Canada too.

The buffalo jump looks like it's on our way between Waterton Lake and Banff/Calgary, so I'm sure we'll stop there!
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Post by nick » Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:22 pm

Looks like I might have a zuk now!
My buddy is selling his 87 long wheel base sammi.
Not and LJ I know. But he is selling it for a great price.

I will post pics and description and everything if I get it.

To bad he rebuilt the tub. A LWB sammi would be a great base for a LJ stretch. Maybe a troopie or 4 door. :) It would be a lot of work,. but with the LJ's being so sqaure, and just metal (no trim), I think it would be worth tackling. Anyways, I will just leave it as a sammi, its a 87 so it has the nice dash. I really dislike the later ones (88.5+)

Anyways, if I get a sammi can I stay in the club? :wink:
I know this is a LJ club. But the SJ's are here, and there is a sammi section?

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