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During the week of April 15th, 2007, about 40 Jeepers got together once again to enjoy the trails in Moab, Utah and visit with friends. For some of us, it was the 7th straight year we've joined our friends in Moab. For others, it was their first and but hopefully not their last trip to Moab.
Dome and Detour helped keep track of who was coming and were this year's flag makers. They did a great job in both departments! Thanks guys! The flags withstood the highway test on several occasions and held together. Nice design too.....the talent in that family is pretty good to say the least (flag shown on a later page).
I want to take this opportunity to thank the vendors and manufacturers who donated door prizes for this year's giveaway. Your support is appreciated by all of us. For those folks that haven't attended one of our Moab runs, we usually have a pot luck dinner on Wednesday evening. This year, in spite of the 50 MPH wind gusts, we all got together for a slightly modified potluck.....a tail gate potluck party. Since we were quite sure the food wouldn't stay on the picnic tables with the prevailing winds, we put a couple of rows of Jeeps together, tail gate to tail gate, and folks strolled up and down the row grazing on what ever food was sitting in the back of the Jeep. It worked out pretty well. Afterward the food fest, we had the drawing for the prizes.
Here, in alphabetical order, are the names of those companies and individuals
that contributed prizes for this year. Again, a BIG thanks goes out to you
for your support.
Alloy USA/Precision Gear
Applied Innovative Technologies
Buchanan Precision Machine
Steve Szanto (Chili's)
Tom Wood's Custom Drive Shaft
Tough Stuff Products
Toys by Troy
One good thing about getting a bunch of Jeepers together with a whole lot of food....everyone enjoys the meal and Jeep is the only topic of conversation. How can you have a better time than that?
I think we had more food this year than in past years, which was good. We had some pretty healthy appetites as some of us had spent a goodly amount of time on the trail earlier that day.
I don't recall what was in the back of the pickup truck (tow vehicle) but what ever it was, there were several folks interested in it.
And of course, about the time you just loaded up a big scoop of potato salad, one of those hurricane force gusts would blow in a couple cubic yards of Moab sand and dirt. The chicken fingers I was eating just didn't taste the same after the 3rd or 4th one of these blew threw. But the way I look at it, if we can get a rolled TJ off of a difficult trail, what's a little grit in your dinner, right?
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