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1/5/2013 holiday trip

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Ken, great pics. thanks for sharing

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Great trip! Really enjoyed the present exchange. (especially the stealing!) ha ha Good seeing old aquaintences & meeting new people that share in our great sport. Hope to do more trips with this club....Al

PS Ken any pin stripes???:D

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Nope. No pin stripes..................yet!!;)

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Looks like a fun time, wish I could have tagged along but had out of town company. Next year!

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Here are our photos from the party. Complete set at: https://picasaweb.google.com/110968346826086888564/ChristmasParty2013?authuser=0&feat=directlink

 

Highlights....

 

The air-down gathering with 25+ vehicles:

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Looking back down the valley towards the beeline highway:

 

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Almost to the top....Count the jeeps....

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Quartz Hill.

 

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Waiting on lunch...

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Man makes fire....feeds women :D

 

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Moose strategically placed for food dropage and cover....

 

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Satisfied customers:

 

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Dianne showing off her balls...

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What could it be......MINE!! Let the stealing begin!

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Promptly stolen but not for long:

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Crown Royal was wrestled back...

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Last item after many steals....A Jeep hat for a Toyota guy :eek:

 

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After our fun and lots of food we made our way back to the highway while suffering a food coma...

 

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Thanks to everyone for making this so much fun. Just like Christmas morning, it was all over too soon!

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Nichelle and I had a great time on Saturday! Everyone was friendly and fun, making us feel very welcome on our first trip with this group. We look forward to many more! Also, notice that I now have a more appropriate profile name, JKSandman. I became Sandman a couple of decades ago when we were wheeling a lot in Death Valley and Anza Borrego, Tacked on the JK for the new vehicle. Here are some pics my wife snapped from the passenger seat.

 

https://picasaweb.google.com/116444879437751095602/January6201302?authkey=Gv1sRgCJzNy_Smzu2nLQ

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Marcia packed the cooler and Evan tried to haul it out to the Jeep.

 

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Moose!

 

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So much fun, he passed out.

 

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I counted 22 rigs altogether including 3 brand-new 2013 JK Rubicon's, an almost new 2012 Dodge Ram, a Classic Stock Jeep CJ7, a wide variety of station wagons and other assorted 4x4s. By far this is the largest group at the Holiday Party and it made for some awesome photography! Here are some pictures I took, and you can see the entire collection HERE.

 

Air-down:

 

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George did the driver's meeting

 

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Then he made us introduce ourselves and our rigs all down the line. Mike & his CJ7 'Mr. Blue':

 

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Ready to go!

 

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One of the best things about being a trail leader is when you can get pictures like these:

 

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In some of the pictures Dan's Dodge looks ginormous in the foreground! :eek:

 

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This hilly terrain makes for some terrific pictures!

 

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George took a picture of each rig's final descent into the wash while I drove forward and created a huge traffic jam. :rolleyes:

 

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Johnpa

 

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Saltman

 

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Ladybug

 

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gearhead

 

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In-A-Rut (literally!)

 

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JKSandman

 

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Thank you everybody who contributed and participated in the event. Soon after arriving at our destination tables, chairs, food, drinks, grills, cookies, and presents appeared as if by magic and the party got going!

 

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The Cookie Contest entries (YUMMO!)

 

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And the Winner is Marcia's Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookies!

 

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Gift exchange fun!

 

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Tha Machete!

 

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Ooohh!

 

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Tha Book!

 

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Yeah!

 

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What a great group - when the festivities were over everybody helped clean up and pack up. Not a scrap of evidence that we had converged on the desert. Strong work people! Wrapping it up and heading out:

 

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What a fun start to the new year! I hope it's an indication of the wheeling adventures in store! :rolleyes:

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