I met some of my friends there and made new ones over the 3 day event! It was kind-of-like a “Woodstock” for overland-vehicle lovers, minus the drugs and nudity…. darn! I participated in some great classes, with particular interest in the motorcycle ones in order to prepare for a possible trip through the Americas starting in the next 12 months! The only down-side to the entire weekend was when I ate the dreaded “Navajo Nachos” for the first time! What are “Navajo Nachos” you ask…. well they are a large piece of “Fry Bread,” covered with refried beans, ground beef, cheese, lettuce and tomato of course. They tasted great but after about an hour, I felt like I had swallowed a helium-ballon! I could have squeezed about a cup of oil out of the “Fry Bread,” which may have contributed to the “bloated” feeling. As you can imagine, the best way to pass the “bloated” feeling is to…. well…. let the methane escape…. and boy did I….. I was afraid my tent-cot was going to float away like the Goodyear Blimp! Lucky for me, I had strapped the cot down to my vehicle running board because of the high winds and I was safety-strapped to the ground and suffered no unintentional flights!
All joking aside, the best part of the Overland Expo was meeting so many great people, eager to offer their expertise in overland vehicular travel, regardless of your level of experience….
It was just the motivation a guy needs when contemplating a 6000 mile motorcycle ride south of the border!
|My Tacoma with Tent-Cot and Kelty Carport.|
|Breakfast of Overlanders must include BACON!|
|The cot – awning set-up.|
|A few GXVs ready to road trip!|
|An Earth Roamer negotiating the obstacle course.|
|A nice innovative truck cap.|
|Lots of motorcycles attended!|
|A new GXV ready for a new owner,|
|An XP Camper.|
|An Earth Cruiser.|