Sure, Tim! Even Nebraskans are welcome!
You know the date now, and the location is The Badlands Offroad Park in Attica, Indiana. It's just off Interstate 74 at the Illinois border.
It's an annual thing we've been doing for about six years now. Usually about 40 Jeeps and twice that many people get together to play at the park and blow the winter stink off. A few get there Thursday and a lot are there by Friday.
There's a little wrenching, a tiny amount of imbibing of adult beverages, and a whole lot of BS-ing. Saturday night there's a big potluck dinner under a tent, a huge raffle drawing, and usually some awards given out, like The Best Stuck, The Best Body Damage, The Nancy-Pants Driver, and Bozo of the Weekend. Then Sunday some go back and play some more while others head home.
People come from all over the country - East Coast, Arkansas, Minnesota . . . Last year Jeep Dawg came all the way from Southern California, and a few years ago LEVE came from eastern Washington. Those guys wussed out and flew in for the occasion, but they were here.
So, yeah, you and JDog and any other of your flatland buddies ought to try to make the trek. It's a lot of fun, great fellowship and a chance to put faces and rigs with the names you've been seeing on the board. And for you guys a chance do do some wheeling with more than five feet of elevation change.
It's not an exclusive Jeep affair, although they're in the majority. There have been full-size pickups, Scouts, Broncos, a Suzuki, small pickups, and Andy's buggy, whatever it is.