We Outta Here!
Just about every vehicle based travel event has been cancelled this year. To some, this is heartbreaking, especially those who rely on the income from events and the stimulus it provides. We, too, are disappointed. Many friendships have been made over the last 10 years in fields, Walmart parking lots, campgrounds, and especially the trail meet ups where the exchange of greetings, handshakes, sarcasm and wit feed each other a much needed social elixir. This year we will forego much of that and meet in smaller groups along some barren intersection of highway where a gas station once hosted travelers from a time long ago. I'm OK with the solitude, I must say. I will be fine not attending the chaos of a rally where I might have stayed up too late, had too many festive libations, and stretched stories beyond their shelf life. I will do my best to promote my fellow gear manufacturers who work their tails off all year for this selling season only to be gut-punched by a wretched COVID-19 haymaker.
We're heading out on the trail this week. We are going to visit our favorite local spots and some new territories as well. We hope we see you out there, in smaller groups, where we can carry a meaningful conversation through the dying embers of a fading campfire.
Please support your Overland and Gear manufacturers during this travel season. If you have the means to do so, it will make a difference. Most of all, be kind to one another.