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1/7/2023: 13th Annual Holiday Party Trail Ride BBQ Gift Exchange Cookie Contest: near Nothing, AZ: 4x4 Easy It's time for Offroad Passport's Annual Holiday party after the Holidays! Join us for an easy trail ride and big time fun with your Offroad Passport friends! We'll be grilling burgers & dogs for a potluck lunch, plus there's the infamous cut-throat white elephant gift game, kids gift exchange, and the annual cookie contest (and judging, yummy)! We're returning to Nothing, AZ again this year, with an easy desert trail ride to see some neat mining ruins before the party starts! Meet-up: 9:30 AM at Nothing, AZ (an hour north-west of Wickenburg). Map link here... Note there's literally nothing there (just a dirt pull-out), so fuel up & stock up on the way (in Wickenburg for most of you). Trail Info: Easy 4x4 trail with a couple small obstacles (see here for more info...). A high clearance street-legal 4x4 is required. We'll run the trail to visit some mining ruins and then head back out closer to Nothing for the actual party. We should be airing up back at Nothing by mid-afternoon. Other Important Info: Sorry, No Pets! With the large group, mingling, food, fire, grilling, and eating, this event is not suitable for pets. Please leave your dogs/cats/falcons/etc. at home this time! This is a Potluck event! Please see the sign-up list below and let us know what you can contribute. Subject to cancellation or postponement due to rain. CB channel 4, or GMRS channel 17 (462.600 Mhz), or ham simplex 146.460 Mhz Bring your cash if you'd like to get one of the new style ORP shirts at a discount! Click here for details... Bring a White Elephant Gift! Bring a wrapped gift to participate! $20 suggested gift value. 4x4 or outdoor/travel related gifts, or just something fun, but please bring something you'd actually love ❤️ to win!! Take a number for each gift you bring. The highest number goes first by opening any present. The next highest number may steal the first gift or open another one and so on until all the gifts are open. A gift may be stolen no more than 1 time per round, and is completely frozen on its 3rd owner (i.e. after its 2nd steal). Kids Gift Exchange: Please let us know the number of children you are bringing and their ages! Bring 1 wrapped gift for each child you bring (let us know the ages when you sign up). Try to bring a somewhat age/gender neutral gift that costs around $10. Adults will randomly number the gifts, and put all the numbers in a hat. Kids will each draw a number to see which gift they get. No stealing or anything, just a fun surprise gift. Trading is allowed after all the gifts are open, if any of them want to. Enter the Cookie Baking Contest! Bring your homemade cookies! Everyone gather to eat cookies and cast votes NOM NOM NOM!! The cookie with the most votes wins a NEW Offroad Passport T-Shirt! Potluck Sign-up: When you sign up, please let us know what potluck item you'll be bringing. Suggested foods listed below. Remember, ORP brings the burgers and hot dogs, and there's no dessert category because the Cookie Baking Contest covers that! Hamburgers & Hotdogs, A Grill, Charcoal & Lighter Fluid: - Provided by Team Offroad Passport Potluck Items Needed Hamburger Buns & Hotdog Buns: @Scott and Kim Miller 4 packages hamburger buns @Jbjr 3 packages hot dog buns Condiments (Ketchup, mustard, relish, mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, etc.): @Riddler ketchup, mustard, relish and mayo Cheese for the Hamburgers: @Jeep XO Sides/Salads/Appetizers: @4x4tographer & @Yodamom Potato Salad and Pasta Salad @Ladybug broccoli salad @Bradywgn71 Mac & Cheese @mbuckner 7 layer dip and tortilla chip appetizer @Riddler chips and homemade salsa Chips, etc.: @Mick Bowers Milk to go with cookies (duh): Soft Drinks: @Kenneth Johnson Ice: @SonoranWanderer Paper Plates, Plastic Cutlery, Napkins, etc.: @theksmith Bottled Water: @Curly Trash Bags: @Jeep XO Tables: @4x4tographer @Curly @Riddler @theksmith EZ-Ups: @4x4tographer @Curly Comment in this thread to let us know you are attending. Please include the number of people in your party. @Number7 & @dzJeepChic (Leaders) 2 @theksmith (Leaders) 4 @4x4tographer & @Yodamom + kids = 4 @Curly 2 @Ladybug & @ob1jeeper 2 @Jeep XO 1 @Bradywgn71 2 @Mick Bowers 2 @SonoranWanderer 1 @mbuckner 1 @Kenneth Johnson 1 @Riddler 3 @Jbjr 2 . . .
1/9/2021: 11th Annual Holiday Party Trail Ride BBQ Gift Exchange Cookie Contest: near Carefree, AZ: 4x4 Easy Hey everyone!!! It's time for Offroad Passport's Annual Holiday party after the Holidays! Join us for a short easy trail ride and big time fun! There's BBQ'd burgers & dogs and a potluck lunch, the infamous cut-throat white elephant gift exchange, and the annual cookie contest (AND JUDGING - YUM!)! After all the fun and excitement we'll exit to Bartlett Dam Rd, probably airing up by mid-afternoon. It's a fun day with your Offroad Passport friends! MEET UP: 9:30 AM at the Shell gas station on Dynamite Road & Alma School Rd. Map link here... Note: You may want to get gas at a different place first though since that Shell is SO 'spensive! Trail Info: we'll be heading to the same spot as last year, but taking a slightly different route. i think this will make for about a 1 hour trail ride. the trail is still rated "easy", but you do need 4-wheel-drive. we'll exit towards Bartlett Dam Rd again which means the air-up spot is only about 20 minutes away after the party is over. This is a Potluck event! Offroad Passport supplies Hamburgers and Hotdogs (not the buns). Let us know what you can bring to contribute to the lunch (see sign-up below)! We'll also need tables, trash bags, etc. NOTE: There is no 'Desserts' category since the Cookie Baking Contest covers that! Potluck Sign-up: Hamburgers & Hotdogs: The Offroad Passport Team + brats/sausages from curbjumper Charcoal & Lighter Fluid: The Offroad Passport Team Hamburger & Hotdog Buns We estimate that we need 5 packages each of Hamburger and Hotdog buns. 1. Shellback91 - 3 Packs Hamburger Buns 2. KC4X4 - 3 Pack Hotdog Buns 3. 4. . Condiments (Ketchup, mustard, relish, mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, etc.) 1. Scottl - ketchup, mustard, mayo 2. KtroubleA - Onions, tomatoes, lettuce 3. Trail Toy - dill pickles & sweet pickle relish . Cheese for the Hamburgers: 1. johnpa 2. . Sides/Salads/Appetizers: 1. 4x4tographer 2. ob1jeeper 3. Curly 4. Bradywgn71 - sweet BBQ meatballs 5. . Chips, etc.: 1. Shellback91 2. GetNout . Soft Drinks: 1. spencerhahn 2. GetNout 3. . Ice: 1. GetNout - 2 bags 2. . Paper Plates, Plastic Cutlery, Napkins, etc.: 1. Trail Toy - paper plates and plastic cutlery 2. . Bottled Water: 1. 4x4tographer 2. Bradywgn71 . Trash Bags: 1. lofreqjeff - trash barrels, trash bags, trash hauling when we're done. Basic rock star! 2. . Tables: 1. 4x4tographer 2. ob1jeeper 3. Curly 4. Trail Toy 5. lofreqjeff 6. KC4X4 Enter the Cookie Baking Contest! Bring your homemade cookies! The cookie with the most votes wins some Offroad Passport Swag (1 T-shirt & 2 Round Decals!) + Mystery Prize! NEW THIS YEAR - Kid's Gift Exchange!!! Bring 1 wrapped gift per kid that costs around $10. The big people will randomly number the gifts, and put all the numbers in a hat. The kids will each draw a number to see which gift they get. No stealing or anything, just a fun surprise gift. Trading is allowed after all the gifts are open, if any of them want to. See Attendee's list below for kid's ages. Gift Exchange: Bring wrapped gift(s) to participate! $20 suggested limit. No limit on number of gifts per person. 4x4, Expedition, Camping or White Elephant! Have fun with it but please bring something YOU'D love to win. Take a number for each gift you bring. The highest number goes first by opening any present. The next highest number may steal the first gift or open another one and so on until all the gifts are open. A gift may be stolen no more than 1 time per round, and is completely frozen on its 3rd steal. Additional Info: This trip is subject to cancellation or postponement due to rain CB channel 4 -or- GMRS channel 17 (462.600 Mhz) -or- ham simplex 146.460 Mhz No Pets! With the large group, mingling, food and BBQ grill, this trip is not a suitable place for pets. Please leave your dogs/cats/falcons/etc. at home for this event! Holiday Party Merch Specials: Since the cookie contest winner gets to pick out a shirt, we're bringing all of the ORP schwag! Let us know if you want to buy something. Men's Light Weight ORP Tshirts - 2 side print: Gray $13 White $10 Attending: @dzJeepChic & @Number7 @theksmith @4x4tographer & @Yodamom + 2 Girls 6 & 10 Yrs. @shellback91 & Mrs.Shellback @ob1jeeper& @Ladybug @Curly @Bradywgn71 & @kaspily @lofreqjeff & Mrs.lofreq & 1 Girl - 9 Yrs. @KC4X4 @johnpa +1 @scottL +1 @KtroubleA +3 @curbjumper @spencerhahn @GetNout +1 Just post a reply in this thread saying you'd like to go and we'll put you on the roster!