2017 COUNTDOWN!

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Re: 2017 COUNTDOWN!

Postby REDONE » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:05 am

Well, there's no way in heck Money Badger will be ready, but my dad is planning to bring Yepa again so at least there will be FSJ glory in my site! Wife and daughter are headed to Kentucky that week for a wedding of two people I don't know and didn't expect to follow through, so it'll be a father-son trip again, like 2012. :-bd
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Re: 2017 COUNTDOWN!

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:16 am

fulsizjeep wrote:I used to think AC was a luxury. It has been in the upper 90s and hit 102 on Tuesday in Cortez. I am driving my GW w/o AC. That just plain sucks between noon and 5-6pm. It was nice last night because I was at work until 9:30 and the windows were all down for the ride home.


It's a luxury but not far removed from a requirement now days. We had no AC in the tank (M1A1) back in the Persian gulf. Kuwait was hotter than Satan's ball sack but we just kept drinking water and suffering through. Now that I'm almost 30 years older I have no idea how I did it and doubt I still could. Driving in the war wagon, a flat black Suburban with non-functional AC, I complain. Guess I'm getting soft in my old age.

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Re: 2017 COUNTDOWN!

Postby will e » Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:01 pm

three weeks if my plan to arrive on Saturday works out!
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Re: 2017 COUNTDOWN!

Postby shimniok » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:41 am

No AC here either but we have those spray bottles with a fan on 'em as our climate control :)

Gah. Four weeks? I better get off my tail!

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Re: 2017 COUNTDOWN!

Postby fulsizjeep » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:24 am

I have been to Ouray a bunch of times thinking my Jeep is not ready. No wipers, no defroster, fog lights don't work, no AC, no windshield squirters (damn Texans), no turn signals, windows won't go down, windows won't go up, ash tray is dirty. I still went. The older I get, the less I care if BEEP does not work if it is not critical. If I can drive it, I drive it. I am not being grumpy about this, just stating facts. ;)
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Re: 2017 COUNTDOWN!

Postby REDONE » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:52 am

fulsizjeep wrote:I have been to Ouray a bunch of times thinking my Jeep is not ready. No wipers, no defroster, fog lights don't work, no AC, no windshield squirters (damn Texans), no turn signals, windows won't go down, windows won't go up, ash tray is dirty. I still went. The older I get, the less I care if BEEP does not work if it is not critical. If I can drive it, I drive it. I am not being grumpy about this, just stating facts. ;)

Yeah, my interior is still gutted, wiring harness is only half installed, and I still need to get registration current. Between school, honey-dos, and limited GI bill income, being there is more important than being there in Money Badger this year. Yepa turns more heads anyways! :D
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I've got 3 weeks in August between summer and fall semesters where the only thing I've got going on is getting in the path of totality for the eclipse, so progress should be made on MB then. :-bd

Not that anyone cares or can even relate, but Ouray is finals week for the summer semester too. Like an idiot, I took 12 credits for the summer (full schedule is 9), so I'm busting my nuts trying to get far enough ahead that I can still go. :o
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Re: 2017 COUNTDOWN!

Postby will e » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:38 pm

You thought I would miss it.. Not a chance! THREE WEEKS till the 'offical start'!!
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Re: 2017 COUNTDOWN!

Postby derf » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:11 am

15 days before I get there for the weekend before.

We'll see how things work out this weekend to see if I'm bringing the truck or the XJ.

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Re: 2017 COUNTDOWN!

Postby will e » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:21 am

Yep, showing up Saturday so close to just two weeks before arrival. Craig might 'caravan' up with me so that would be cool.
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Re: 2017 COUNTDOWN!

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:35 am

derf wrote:15 days before I get there for the weekend before.

We'll see how things work out this weekend to see if I'm bringing the truck or the XJ.


I've been driving my XJ back and forth to school... I guess they are an option but it sure would be disappointing.


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Re: 2017 COUNTDOWN!

Postby will e » Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:08 am

All right people! We are in July. Invasion happens this month! How do you like the sound of that.
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Re: 2017 COUNTDOWN!

Postby will e » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:22 am

Two weeks to the 'official start'. Yeah!
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Re: 2017 COUNTDOWN!

Postby will e » Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:37 pm

I will he chill'n in KOA next week at this time!
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Re: 2017 COUNTDOWN!

Postby Riverrat » Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:40 pm

will e wrote:I will he chill'n in KOA next week at this time!


Us too! :) we're planning to take Owl Creek Pass over on the way from Cimarron to Ridgway for something different. Something we talked about in the days when we were still driving the Explorer and not towing a trailer. This will be a prime year to finally take the opportunity with the Jeep! It will put us at camp a little later than if we took the highway but I'd like to see the scenery.
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Re: 2017 COUNTDOWN!

Postby will e » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:33 pm

Oh so close! I am so looking forward to my week in Ouray. I am arriving Saturday so by the time the 'offical' invasion begins I will be in my Ouray Groove. I have even decided I am just going to sit back and enjoy the drive up and think about how great it is going to be.


The ride home will suck. hahah
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Re: 2017 COUNTDOWN!

Postby derf » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:55 am

Two days and I'll be chillin at the KOA.

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Re: 2017 COUNTDOWN!

Postby shimniok » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:07 pm

One week hence we will be going nite nite in Gunnison, ready for a 2 hour drive to Jeep paradise the next morning.

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Re: 2017 COUNTDOWN!

Postby will e » Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:44 am

I will be on the road in about 48 hours. Arrive Saturday afternoon!
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Re: 2017 COUNTDOWN!

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:16 am

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Re: 2017 COUNTDOWN!

Postby will e » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:22 pm

All right! Today was the last day of work. I am taking tomorrow off to prepare. I picked up the trailer today and will borrow the tow rig tomorrow. I have a few lists made and am excited about getting going. It's going to be hot tomorrow and I have stuff to do outside. But Saturday in Ouray will be nice and cool...
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