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Re: Getting ready for the meet...

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:12 am
by Smuz
Pulling out right now.

See y'all at the meet.

Re: Getting ready for the meet...

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:15 am
by Frankenstein
Have a safe trip and a good meet!

Re: Getting ready for the meet...

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:07 pm
by stevec
See you there!

Looks like Cheez Whiz will be sitting this one out. We had a friend come over last night, so I didn't have a chance to work on him any more.

Re: Getting ready for the meet...

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:43 pm
by Smuz
Sitting in a Comfort Inn in Cheyenne, Wyoming. 650 uneventful miles today. Long 14 hour day, but everything is peachy.

EXCEPT coming across Nebraska on I-80. That piece of I-80 is a 400 mile state-wide construction zone. Took me over 2 hours to get thru Lincoln at 20 mph or less. Ain't going back that way.

Going to bed now and get an early start in the am.

Re: Getting ready for the meet...

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:01 am
by stevec
I believe the first time I ever met Jimny in person was in the parking lot of that there hotel.

Re: Getting ready for the meet...

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:07 pm
by Ruby
Have fun guys. And please, someone take some video so the rest of us get a taste of being there. :hail:

Re: Getting ready for the meet...

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:58 pm
by Smuz
Sitting in a Day's Inn in Jerome, Idaho. 625 uneventful miles today. Long 12 hour day, but everything is still peachy.

Only got 160 miles to go tomorrow. Should have the campsite all set up and be chilling with Meyers about noon. :whiskey:

The TPMS is working awesome. No more worrying about trailer tires. :cool:

Re: Getting ready for the meet...

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:30 am
by stevec
Mom & Stephen should be arriving today, with Amber and Hallie. Linda and I are leaving this afternoon (hopefully these thunderstorms go away so I can finish hitching up!) and should be there around lunchtime tomorrow.

LJ's are loaded on the trailer, and I should get a box of parts this afternoon, including those straps that Myers wanted.

Re: Getting ready for the meet...

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:28 pm
by Smuz
Well, the meet's over for me, I'm on the way home. So is Meyers.
Steve, Tweedy Bird, Steve's step father and Dion aren't leaving until tomorrow.

It was hot. And then it got hotter. More details later, I'm in a Motel in Price, Utah and I'm going to bed.

Re: Getting ready for the meet...

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:04 pm
by Smuz
Made it to Colby, Kansas. 600+ miles today. Be home tomorrow afternoon.

Although, after looking at KC's weather forecast (104* tomorrow), I almost turned around and headed back for the mountains.

Re: Getting ready for the meet...

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:38 pm
by Tweedy bird
Arrived Moab about 6:00 pm mt rainy last 100 miles temp low 80s headed to low 50s tonite. Who would of thaught it ( a wet desert) oh well .

Re: Getting ready for the meet...

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:03 pm
by tweeder
Tweedy bird wrote:Who would of thaught it ( a wet desert) oh well .
Me. I got rained on in Moab, LAST year.


And since you'll be wondering: I got home from work in the last half hour and I go in "late" (0900), tomorrow.

Re: Getting ready for the meet...

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:52 pm
by Smuz
Just rolled in to home. It's 105*.

Jeeze!

Re: Getting ready for the meet...

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:57 pm
by Tweedy bird
Well did my good deed for the day Wed. while riding arround in Arches NP. Did a tour of all the paved roads then took to the back country crossed the rock ridge and into the blowsand 100 yards arround the first curve is a long bed crew cab Chevy sitting on its frame in the sand. Mom and Dad with 2 kids trying to dig it out with no luck. Got him aired down and helped with the digging. That just was not going to work, it just kep sinking deeper. Time to try the LJ 2nd jerk with my light weight towstrap got him off high ctr. towed him on out. he chose to turn around and go back the way he came. Good thing trail much worse than 3 years ago now almost 11 miles of deep sand. Edie said that was more than enough for her

Re: Getting ready for the meet...

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:40 pm
by Smuz
Well crap! I didn't expect Stevec to get home until Sun, the 29th and Tweedy to get home until at least Tues, the 31st. but WHERE THE HELL IS MEYERS???

I'm a bit worried.

Re: Getting ready for the meet...

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:02 pm
by tweeder
Smuz wrote:...and Tweedy to get home until at least Tues, the 31st...
They got here at about 7pm, tonight.

Re: Getting ready for the meet...

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:21 am
by Smuz
Well good. And Meyers' are back. I can quit worrying so much,now.

Re: Getting ready for the meet...

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:51 pm
by stevec
We got home last night; decided to do a straight shot from Crater Lake. Unloaded LJ's and put them and the trailer away. Today washed the truck and camper, and I'm beat.

BTW, it cooled off about 20 degrees the day you left, never got above the mid 80's. Probably cooler at the campground Monday than it was up at Silver City on Sunday. We did some trails out of Hemingway Butte, which was only about 15 miles from camp. Found one spot that would've made Mouser drool!

Re: Getting ready for the meet...

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:58 am
by Smuz
Don't that just figger. :pissed: