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Old April 10th, 2013, 05:51 PM
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If you haven't left Iowa yet, The Iowa Machine Shed is a great place to get some lunch or pie. It is located along I-80 about 20 miles or so west of the Mississippi River.
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Old April 10th, 2013, 09:31 PM
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Yep that's us...the Rivera of the Midwest
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Old April 10th, 2013, 11:18 PM
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Jason, thanks for posting the pics and updates. I was coming across in the same storm system. I left Cody Wy early monday morning and got caught up in that same system. Going over the Big Horn Mtns peaking out at about 9700 feet was interesting. I thought I was getting clobbered by the weather through South Dakota and Minnesotta but your trip looked much worse. Hope you made it home ok. I just got home to Maryland this evening.

BTW, I was not in a rover, wish I was though. It would have been more fun.
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Old April 11th, 2013, 01:13 AM
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Called it a night in Mt Vernon, IL after getting hammered in the big thunderstorm in ST Louis. This has really been a week full of adventure based on weather. 470 miles till home......
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Old April 11th, 2013, 01:36 AM
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Called it a night in Mt Vernon, IL after getting hammered in the big thunderstorm in ST Louis. This has really been a week full of adventure based on weather. 470 miles till home......
After the last four days you should have definately got to know your new Defender well!!
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Old April 11th, 2013, 07:02 AM
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I took this route two years ago, in March (I've run it a too many times thanks to Uncle Sam). Ran into the same conditions, snow in Wyoming, Nebraska, and hail/tornados in St. Louis. Hope you didn't sustain hail damage. BTW, anyone know why there is a town called "Grand Island" in Nebraska? Stayed overnight there once, and never once saw the beach.

I can't think of too many other vehicle enthusiast forums where folks cheer for AND offer their mechanical services to their fellow forum members on road trips. Must be a testament to the mechanical excellence of Defenders.
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Old April 11th, 2013, 10:32 AM
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Called it a night in Mt Vernon, IL after getting hammered in the big thunderstorm in ST Louis. This has really been a week full of adventure based on weather. 470 miles till home......
You are in the home stretch now. Safe travels man.

I've done the drive from Maryland to Wyoming at least twice a year for the past several years. I actually enjoy the drive, this is the first time I've really been hampered by bad weather.
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Old April 11th, 2013, 09:33 PM
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Jason - U ok? Any updates?
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Old April 11th, 2013, 09:38 PM
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After going through a blizzard, through St Louis when downtown had the rainout, and tornado warnings. Drove 3000 miles in four days. Finally pulled in my driveway, and here is the best video yet.
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Old April 11th, 2013, 09:43 PM
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After that all the kids and my wife hopped in the car, then took it off road in the fields. The kids love the rear seats, and to my surprise my wife really liked it.

Took it by my dads, now be wants a double cab 130(Bryan), for farm work.

Now is sits safely in my garage. Thanks for going along with me on this insane adventure.
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Old April 11th, 2013, 10:17 PM
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Glad you made it, steam clean all that salt out of the rear crossmember and outriggers. Awesome thread thanks for sharing the videos and updates!
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Old April 11th, 2013, 11:33 PM
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Its the camaraderie. Its comforting to to know that there are others out there that are equally insane when it comes to the irrational infatuation with these damn things.

Looking forward to the driveway and 'new owner behind the wheel' pics.

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Yes, it is comforting!

Thanks for a great thread, glad you made it home safely.
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Old April 11th, 2013, 11:40 PM
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Were you more nervous at customs or during the storm?
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Old April 12th, 2013, 12:13 AM
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Jason thank you so much for the trip. And thank you for taking us along. My 11 yo daughter Elizabeth was really worried for a bit but she is happy you made it.

P.S. you didn't update fast enought for her. "Where is he now daddy?"
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Old April 12th, 2013, 07:02 AM
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Old April 12th, 2013, 08:15 AM
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Glad to hear you are home safe man. Thanks for taking us along on your trip.
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Old April 12th, 2013, 08:26 AM
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Old April 12th, 2013, 08:32 AM
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The video ends just before the money shot of the look on their faces.
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Very cool

Thanks for sharing!!
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Old April 12th, 2013, 09:35 AM
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My kids couldn't wait for me to take them to school this morning. So they could ride in the back and hop out of the back door.....
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