The toy run
was a great sucess! While we may not have had the FSJ parade
we hoped for, the turnout was more than the Marines had expected.
Due to some unfortunate weather, I was unable to meet Bullfrog
on time...Colorado drivers really don't know how to drive
in snow, 6 accidents between Cheyenne and the big D.
I wound up
being almost an hour late, and Bullfrog had prior commitments..Jason
showed up in BRUTUS his 74 J-10 and Michael in his white warrior
Wagoneer. Great prizes were raffled off and no, the Off Road
Jeep didn't get to come north with me... I couldn't even win
the 12,500 lb winch...Maybe next year. If we plan for next
year now maybe we can have a FSJ caravan!
We did manage
to park the 3 of our vehicles together. There was a pretty
clean 88, charcoal gray Wagoneer for sale. And Nate showed
up with his slightly deformed ULTIMATE ADVENTURE Wagoneer.
Thanks Nate for representing the FSJ's
While I was
waiting for everyone to show up, I spoke with the Marines
and Thanked them for their service. I let them know how much
I as a veteran appreciated their sacrifices. They thanked
me, and you could see it in their eyes, they were moved by
the jesture. They told me they had already filled 4 trucks
by the time I had gotten there.
The rigs were
out in force and I'll bet there were 3-400 vehicles that came
through. Only about half stayed. The line of 4x4's was bent
clear around the parking lot several times. Time to start
planning for next years run...Maybe we could start our own????
Christmas to all.