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Overland Expo East 2022 "You know what we need to do next year is...."

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Viking1204

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Well said @Wellspring! It would be kind of cool if those of us that got to meet each other could plan a get together central to our locations in the Spring. Looking at Google Earth, Mount Cheaha in NE Alabama would be a pretty central place or even Cloudland Canyon in NW Georgia. I looked and it would be similar drive for you, @Ohio Valley Overland and me.
 

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Well said @Wellspring! It would be kind of cool if those of us that got to meet each other could plan a get together central to our locations in the Spring. Looking at Google Earth, Mount Cheaha in NE Alabama would be a pretty central place or even Cloudland Canyon in NW Georgia. I looked and it would be similar drive for you, @Ohio Valley Overland and me.
I’m down for sure!…I’ve been wanting to get to the Southeast for a while now…I’ve been thinking about the Georgia Traverse for a bit…
 

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While we can be upset over the fact that nobody from OB leadership was there, we must not overlook, but realize that specific topic blogs, and websites that promote input from outside from the general public that are interested in a myriad pf activities are also commercial ventures for those that start, and oversee them. We, the contributors and readers of such blogsites are the "product" that sell and make the money for the sites. We contribute our thoughts topical posts, and keep the website alive in our resultant comments, and topical interest headers for those that run the sites. I am not making excuses for why we didn't meet and see the "powers that be" there, but for whatever their reasons, they missed an opporuntiy to further their interests, and goals.

Aside from that, I must say that the few folks I met while attending shared many laughs, conversation, food, drink, and good times at Overland Expo East (at least for me), and made for the entire experience of joining this site worth it. "Management" not being there was slightly disappointing, but the few Overland Bound folks I met and hung out with the entire 4 days are I.M.H.O., friends for life, ones that share the mutual enjoyment in the outdoors and traveling as we all do in our style.

That is, and was the important take away for me in attending, and I hope that we can get more of us together next year if we can get our act together beforehand, to make it happen.

Just my 2 cents....

Cheers.
Your “2 cents” is priceless!
 

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This was my first year at Overland Expo East. I was able to make it over the weekend with my brother. I feel like I missed out on some things. I only really got a chance to look at the vendor stands and road test the broncos and utvs. Did they have anything else? I would like to find a group of people to meet up with next time. I follow a local group in Dayton but no one acted like they knew about this event. Trying to ease my way into some trails with my 4runner and not destroy it due to it being my daily driver.
 

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This was my first year at Overland Expo East. I was able to make it over the weekend with my brother. I feel like I missed out on some things. I only really got a chance to look at the vendor stands and road test the broncos and utvs. Did they have anything else? I would like to find a group of people to meet up with next time. I follow a local group in Dayton but no one acted like they knew about this event. Trying to ease my way into some trails with my 4runner and not destroy it due to it being my daily driver.
The classes and lectures they have at the Expos are great. I am sure you can find a topic, or two, or three while attending that would be of interest. The driving course is also fun to do with your vehicle. For me, there were so many things of interest that I couldn't do or attend due my already
signed up activities I had pre-planned/signed up for, that's why I look forward to next year to attend. Besides, "Happy Hour' is also a blast meeting new people and getting to know them and their stories. When we get near to the sign up for Overland Expo East for 2022, keep an eye on this site, and you will catch the posts about the show, and how many of us are starting to plan the who, what and wheres of getting together for an Overland Bound group before we enter the grounds so that we can camp in the same area on the Expo campground.

Cheers!