safely arrived back at the banquet hall, and it was chow time! The
room was full of hungry Jeepers just waiting to be fed the good home
buffet-style cookin' of Hazleton, Pennsylvania. The servers allowed
one table at a time come up to the buffet table, as to avoid congestion
problem. Our table got sorely reprimanded for going up to the buffet
table before we were called. Those servers are tough, and they mean
don't think this story would be complete without an excellent grub-shot
such as this. The only other way to experience this fine cuisine is
to sign up for the All American Jeep Trail Ride in October. It sort
of makes one's mouth water to look at it. When everyone filled their
plates, the participants retreated back to their designated tables.
dimly lit auditorium full of masticating Jeepers was buzzing with
conversation. No doubt people were telling storys of the day's recent
misadventures. Stories were passed around about white-water streams,
and gigantic monoliths that needed to be scaled in order to be granted
passage to the next obstacle. Laughing, and chattering about stories
with your new friends after a day on the trail is one of the most
rewarding experiences four-wheeling has to offer.
group grew silent as they focused their attention to the All American
Staff at the front table. They called out participants' names so that
the people could come up to the table and select an item of their
choice. Jen and I were called toward the end, and we selected a set
of clear and red Jeep(tm) disposable flashlights! Perfect center-console
hats and t-shirts went quickly, but rest assured, after the event
was complete, everyone was dressed a little more for 'wheelin, whether
it was clothes drenched in mud, or a brand new Eugene the Jeep t-shirt.
Overall, the Spring All American Jeep Trail Ride was a great success!
It is my hope, and the hope of SUV owners across the country that
more new car dealers follow in the footsteps of this fine organization.
One-by-one, off-road friendly dealers are emerging from the woodwork,
but we have a long way to go, and many obstacles to overcome to make
this a reality.
new SUV owners about driving off-road for recreation, we can open
up new doors for our sport. This will help people to further understand
it, and respect it. It will also make four-wheeling safer, and more
enjoyable for entire families. Local commerce will be greatly affected
by those communities that fully embrace our sport. More private
and public land will be opened up specifically for the use of four-wheel
drive vehicles, just like Paragon Adventure Park. Environmental
impact will be minimized because people will be taught what is right,
and what is wrong.
Thank you, All
If you would
like more info about All American Jeep, or the All American
Jeep Trail Ride event, please call (570) 668-1320.
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