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Looks good.

I see most people are getting to Big Bend on the 26th. That sounds great.

Who are those getting there on the 27th? I plan to get there about noon or 1 pm on the 27th.

I hope I see some of you guys on the way. I must say I drive fast when I am traveling. So, if I zoom past one of you guys on the freeway on my way there, feel free to honk. When I pass you I can guarantee you will know it is me. You have only about a 60 seconds window from the time I appear in your rear view mirror to the time I disappear in front of you to honk and then I can slow down to wave and caravan with you.

Safe travels to all.
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Re: 2014 Dec Texas Big Bend Trip

I think @Texas nielson has been packed for the last two weeks, lol.
This time tomorrow we'll be on the road.
I'll post a photo of the packmule all loaded up later today
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Got back from celebrating around 5pm and spent 2 hours packing the FJ.
I'm ready to grab my bag of electronics, mug of coffee and hit the road
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My son and I filled up 4 Rotopax containers around 1:30 today. I've been "prepping" for packing for 6 hours: changed windshield washer blades, cleaned windshield in & out, emptied out trash and rocks, mounted the hi-lift jack & 2 of the Rotopax containers, pulled out everything that's going in the FJ and threw some Christmas lights on the roof rack. I just stopped to eat dinner and am about to get back after it. I hope I can get it all done in 2 hours as well!

Then, when my son gets home, we have to figure out where we're putting the other 2 Rotopax on his truck and where his huge tire is going. He got a 6" lift and new 35s for his Tahoe and that's a huge spare tire! He has a roof rack with cross bars so we might do that. Talk about top heavy! He knows he won't be able to go on some of the trails with us. I'm just extremely happy that he's FINALLY coming with me to Big Bend! He goes into the Army in July and I want to spend as much time with him as I can before he leaves. I'm one happy mama!!!

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Good luck with all that!
You put lights on? Cool!
See y'all tomorrow or sat morning!
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My son and I filled up 4 Rotopax containers around 1:30 today. I've been "prepping" for packing for 6 hours: changed windshield washer blades, cleaned windshield in & out, emptied out trash and rocks, mounted the hi-lift jack & 2 of the Rotopax containers, pulled out everything that's going in the FJ and threw some Christmas lights on the roof rack. I just stopped to eat dinner and am about to get back after it. I hope I can get it all done in 2 hours as well!

Then, when my son gets home, we have to figure out where we're putting the other 2 Rotopax on his truck and where his huge tire is going. He got a 6" lift and new 35s for his Tahoe and that's a huge spare tire! He has a roof rack with cross bars so we might do that. Talk about top heavy! He knows he won't be able to go on some of the trails with us. I'm just extremely happy that he's FINALLY coming with me to Big Bend! He goes into the Army in July and I want to spend as much time with him as I can before he leaves. I'm one happy mama!!!
So happy for you Tanya. Haven't been able to camp/explore together since my three sons became adults. Should be a great time for everyone.
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Looks good.

I see most people are getting to Big Bend on the 26th. That sounds great.

Who are those getting there on the 27th? I plan to get there about noon or 1 pm on the 27th.

I hope I see some of you guys on the way. I must say I drive fast when I am traveling. So, if I zoom past one of you guys on the freeway on my way there, feel free to honk. When I pass you I can guarantee you will know it is me. You have only about a 60 seconds window from the time I appear in your rear view mirror to the time I disappear in front of you to honk and then I can slow down to wave and caravan with you.

Safe travels to all.
It's all about the journey. Slow down and join us as we saunter along smelling the roses as they say ... :
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Re: 2014 Dec Texas Big Bend Trip

Safe journey for those heading out tomorrow.

Are there any people traveling the 27th?

I am locked and loaded. When I get off work tomorrow, I will start the first leg of my own journey.

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BTW any DFW people heading out on 12/26. @TexasNielson & I are meeting at 6am on Exit 418 of I-20
It is the 2nd exit after I-20 & I-30 merge.
There is an Exxon on the northwest side of the intersection and looks like a Whataburger right behind it.

If y'all want to join the caravan, please feel free to meet up with us here.
Is this meeting still on? I will be coming from north Dallas and join you.
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Re: 2014 Dec Texas Big Bend Trip

Just a heads up...I'm watching the detailed forecast discussions and if there is a risk of icy roads on Saturday I'll adjust our schedule if necessary to ensure that we get back to camp before the roads get bad.

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