|02-09-2007 09:01 AM|
|Scout||I've read it all before and looked at all the photos. More than once!|
|02-09-2007 08:48 AM|
Have you had a chance?
|02-08-2007 09:08 PM|
|Scout||Poke poke poke... You're always nudging me huh?|
|02-08-2007 07:57 PM|
Here is a review from our last trip to the YO Ranch
YO Ranch teams with SW4WDA for tons of fun
Southwest Four Wheel Drive presents "YO Wheeling" in beautiful Mountain Home, Texas on September 29th - October 1st, 2006. The event was in memory of Jim Parker of the Lone Star Jeep Club. There were 145 registered and 25 trail guide vehicles. Over 300 guests attended the SWFWD Fall Quarterly event. Saturday evening Buzzie's BBQ fed 292 people.
Thanks to Buzzie's BBQ, Randy's Save Inn Restaurant, and the Divide Volunteer Fire Department no one went hungry over the weekend. There were 45 door prizes and 20 youth door prizes to include; Cooper tires, $650 Fab Fours custom stinger bumper, $500 Terra Flex gift certificate from Jeep Masters (Austin, Texas), $300 gift certificate from PSC Motorsports. The event was hosted by Austin Jeep Exclusive who designed and sold T-shirts. Thank you, someone finally thought of the small people and offered youth sizes. CJ's Adventure Flix's videoed and sold event DVD's.
Sam and Margo Davis coordinated the event for the ranch. They did an outstanding job. Not only did they make sure we didn't starve there was gasoline, limited parts for breakage and ice all available to purchase. Numerous organizations participated in the event to include Austin Jeep Exclusive, Lone Star Jeep Club, San Antonio Jeep Exclusive, Fritztown and last but not least, JeepTales.
The weather was fabulous. The ranch was covered in purple flowers and the wild life was out 'n about. Registration opened Thursday evening. The drivers' meeting was held bright and early Friday morning; then off to the staging areas where drivers were very eager to hit the trails. Below are few recaps of events throughout the weekend.
"The funniest story to me was getting a new owner in his 2005 Yellow Jeep Rubicon hooking up an un-locked Sammie on a tow strap to assist him in getting to the top of Lonnie's Lookout (the highest point on the ranch) on day one. The Trail guide said "Nice and Slow" The Rubicon owner must have thought he said "Gentleman Start your Engines". That light blue Sammie looked like a Coors Light can tide to the back of a wedding limo heading up the hill at 30+ miles an hour. Fortunately, we have a few pictures of this in the JeepTales albums. In some photos you can see all four wheels of the Sammie off the ground at the same time. I've spoken two both drivers since the event and both of them can hardly wait to get back to the YO." Greg Machado
One Jeep owner, "Les" rolled Friday afternoon. At camp that evening bruising began to appear on the side of his face, yet Saturday morning he had his ribs taped up and off on the trails again. The hood of his Jeep looked a little wrinkled, but it endured the tumble like a Wrangler should. His version of the story was very animated with great sound effects. If you catch him at a future event ask him to tell the story. He's a great story teller.
See you on the trail soon,
|01-27-2007 11:31 PM|
I'll keep you posted as things develop.
It would be cool to see you at the YO too.
|01-27-2007 09:27 PM|
Well I am a member of my local club but I don't think it really counts since I've never been to a meeting. They are nice enough to include me on their email list.
I'll pass the info on to the president of the club and see if anyone is interested.
Personally I'm thinking I could make this trip also. My mother lives in Kerrville 6 months and in Australia 6 months of the year. She would be back in Kerrville during those dates and I could knock out two birds with one stone. I'm working on it and I'll let you know.
|01-26-2007 11:26 PM|
It's a blast.
This is the ranch that first got me hooked on Jeepin'
I tought my daughter to drive on this ranch when she was only ten.
If you come out it will be one you want to come back to often.
Scout; do you know anyone from the West Texas Club?
I'm trying to get a lot of folks to come in groups.
I think it makes the event a lot more fun.
|01-26-2007 09:50 PM|
|Scout||Hmmm... That could be fun. I might just have to work that one out.|
|01-26-2007 08:11 PM|
|amy||Man, that looks fun!|
|01-26-2007 07:10 PM|
YO Wheelin' @ the YO Ranch in 2007
I have some Jeep news for you...
Just got off the phone with Missie from the YO Ranch in Kerrville, TX.
They have locked down a date and price point for one of the 2007 events.
The event will be a "Club Fun Run" for any full size 4x4.
It will be hosted by Austin Jeep Exclusive and San Antonio Jeep Exclusive.
The dates for the event will be July 6-8 2007
We will be able to use the Lodge and Pool during your visits.
Meals will be provided for all attendees.
As soon as the ranch has the registration link up I will let you know.
The YO Ranch is a 40,000 acre Resort offering plenty of wheeling opportunity from wild to mild.
I know how much all of you like hanging out at the pool and hot tub after a hard day of wheeling.
Make sure to tell everyone you know about this opportunity.
Let me know if there are any questions I can answer for you.
If you have never been to the YO Ranch here are a few links from past events.
2005 4th of July YO Wheelin'
2006 Fun Run YO Wheelin'
I'll get the Photos up from the 2006 SW4WDA Run from last september this next week.
This Ranch is a great place to wheel take time to read a few of our reviews.