In the Corps, we have a term “the Line of Departure”. It refers to the starting point for an attack on an enemy position. It’s your last chance to get your shit together or make changes before the attack kicks off. Well, this weekend the line was crossed for me. I had my first event as an ambassador to Mission 22 and The Weekly Fight. I made my 1st assault on an enemy that has been viciously attacking me and so many of my brothers and sisters in uniform.
Saturday, Nov 11th, I attended the Jeeps in the Vineyard hosted by Grass Roots Jeep Club. Although cold, the weather at Valenzano Family Winery was beautiful. It was an amazing showing at this Veteran’s day event. Continue reading “The Line of Departure:”
Jeeps in the Vineyard:
I will be attending the annual event at Velenzano Winery in Shamong NJ. This is their 9th year hosting the event and expect over 300 Jeeps in attendance. It is designated to honor Veterans and show off Jeeps. It’s said to be the biggest one day Jeep show in the North East. So if you’re a Jeep lover this is an event for you. Jeeps, American pride, and wine. I will be in attendance with a table and some free Mission 22 swag. I will also be providing information for The Weekly Fight. This is my first event on a path to many more.
I have finally set up a Go Fund Me page. All funds raised will go to support my trip via, fuel, tolls, some camping costs and event entry fees. I will be looking to keep costs low and I am still actively seeking sponsorship in order to ensure a majority of donated funds go to these outstanding organizations and the programs they have in place. I will supply further details in a followup blog and video.
Until then, hit the road, thank a vet and officer.
Semper-Fi & God Bless
On the first day of the Expo, I began walking through the vendor area and found all kinds of really cool gear I never knew I needed. Well, at least, at that moment I needed it. I did rethink a lot of the gear and, although it is really cool and useful, I knew I didn’t need it right now.
On the top of my list to look at were rooftop tents and an overland trailer. Like I’ve mentioned before, I am so done with sleeping on the ground when I don’t have to. Sleeping in a hammock every night while traveling with a dog, and at times, 3 kids just isn’t practical either. So a roof top tent fits in with my picture of traveling, giving me the camping feel, but with more sleeping comfort.
There are an unbelievable number of different companies out there putting out rooftop tents. I personally plan to
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