Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Jeep Momma's Overland Adventure Journal

Day 1 Saturday, October 12

The day I had been waiting for finally arrived. I loaded up my Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, gave a heart wrenching, tear-filled goodbye to my two boys, and then headed out for my Adams Extreme Off Road Adventure. 
The original plan was to head to Virginia for the Overland Expo East but my travel partner broke down so I need to pick him up in Missouri. It was the beginning of my learning to let the Adventure lead me and my lesson's in adapting. 

As I drove through West Virginia, I came across a fellow Maryland Jeeper Joe, GetMudy. A quick selfie with Joe and it was back on the road. Fourteen long hours later I finally arrived. 

Day 2 Sunday Oct 13
Sunday morning we unloaded all my gear and downsized to fit a my passenger, his dog and his gear into my Jeep. Instead of car camping we are tent camping for the first part of the adventure. 

Always looking for a silver lining, we decided to hit some sites not originally on the agenda. We stopped by the St. Louis Arch, camped in Illinois, then hit the road for Ohio.

A great meal of sausage, rice and fresh green beans! 

It was time to get back to Plan A. Unfortunately we missed
the Overland Expo East, but were able to take the tour of L.T. Wright Knives

DAY 3 Monday Oct 14

We had a whole State Park to ourselves, Salt Fork State Park in Ohio. We did some primitive camping, toured the Kennedy Stone House and took a short hike to a cavern.

This adventure will be amazing and life changing. I am already learning the hard skill of adapting. I am also turning negatives into positives and looking for the silver lining.  

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