Most everyone arrive on Friday afternoon, but a few hearty souls rolled into Dawson Creek after midnight. On Saturday it was awesome to wake up and see all the jeeps around the motel.
We spent much of Saturday swapping stories. Much of the action was out front of the motel. That in turn caused locals to drop by, say hello and share their own jeeps stories.
Four of those that stopped by were local police. They were very enthusiastic about the trip, so much so, that we had them sign jeeps and pose for photos.
We had Hugo pose with the officers.
After the police left, we gathered for a meeting to discuss how we expected the trip to unfold and address any questions. David led the meeting.
After we adjourned, most of us spent the afternoon fixing jeeps and running errands. At 3:30pm, we all gathered again and drove to Alaska Highway sign for group pics. Once we lined up the jeeps, a small crowd started to form. We asked them to come over and sign Patterson’s or Rob’s hood.
Once they were done, we took some pics:
From the sign, we ate some dinner, then went back to the motel. I finally got a to test drive Patterson, but the alignment was too squirrelly. Busy with group things, several guys stepped in and fixed the alignment for me. It took nearly the whole group.
Mortimer also need some TLC, as the engine kept overheating:
Both jeeps got the attention they needed. Hopefully, both Merlin and I will get to drive some good miles with our jeeps. I guess we’ll see this morning. We leave at 8am.
Here are some more pics:
More Patterson signees:
Saturday’s night’s dinner: