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taylorRichie
05/22/2009, 08:19 AM
3) Picking up dog in Oregon (Boulder) see attached

2) I asked Brittany to Marry me at the Base of Mt. Shasta, in northern California

1) Brittany and I have a baby on the way, she's 5 1/2 months pregnant and can't be in an offroad vehicle... maybe not in the VX at all ;)

:)

So I kind of knew I wasn't going to be able to make it, but I was hoping I could work out to have my nephew to go with me instead, and then Brit and I could plan a different weekend to get the dog. Turned out my Nephew was running the Ogden Marathon the Weekend of Moab (his first ever 4:32 was his time) After knowing he couldn't go, and that I had no one else to bring, I scheduled "my" weekend for the same weekend as Moab... that way It would soften the blow of not being there. And no offense to you all :) It was worth it :thumbup:

The Image shows "Boulder" our new American Indian Dog, with "Breuer" our Dutch Shepherd we picked up 3 months ago, amazing amazing amazing dog. He's 13 months old, and damn near genius status ;)

LittleBeast
05/22/2009, 08:30 AM
3) Picking up dog in Oregon (Boulder) see attached

2) I asked Brittany to Marry me at the Base of Mt. Shasta, in northern California

1) Brittany and I have a baby on the way, she's 5 1/2 months pregnant and can't be in an offroad vehicle... maybe not in the VX at all ;)


WWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!

CONGRATS! :) That is awesome! Proud for you two :p

tom4bren
05/22/2009, 08:33 AM
Grats Dude - looks like you're set up for a Mega-Year.

My 'scuse for not going to Moab is that it just too far. One day I'll make it tho.

WormGod
05/22/2009, 08:42 AM
A few really....

My life is mostly all work and no play. Gotta do what I gotta do if I wanna retire by 45.

I live light years away from MOAB. The FTL drives on my VX aren't working so well and throwing a CEL 011101100011X. I haven't used them in a while as to prevent effects seen in and around an event horizon. Neat looking, but very disorienting.

I don't relish the idea of parking my VX to ride shotgun with another VXer. I have dent-scrape-breakage-dirt-dust-flat-aphobia with her. She was simply never set up for any offroad use and it would be stupid to pretend she was. :p

Procrastination. I am King.

Moncha
05/22/2009, 08:46 AM
I will not make anyone feel guilty for not going to Moab, life happens. I just want to say CONGRATULATIONS on the news! When time is right, what you want to do, will happen.

taylorRichie
05/22/2009, 09:10 AM
Dude, you didn't even say if she said yes or not! ;)

I'm still waiting for an answer ;) HA!

She said yes before even thinking about it... She'll probably claim temporary insanity and bail on me.

:) Thanks for the Congrats all! We're very very excited!! Crazy crazy crazy year for me!

We need to get Menace and my Buds together for play time!

Scott Harness
05/22/2009, 09:17 AM
Congrats!!:clap::yes:

kodiak
05/22/2009, 10:17 AM
Nice!!! Congratulations, Dog Wife and Baby all in the same year.:jump:

tomdietrying
05/22/2009, 11:33 AM
Congrat! Congrat! Congrat!

Brittany is a wonderful person. I'm happy for you.

Peace.
Tom

nfpgasmask
05/22/2009, 11:35 AM
Hey, Congrat's dude! A puppy and a baby! Nice!

;) Bart

taylorRichie
05/22/2009, 11:38 AM
In the last 8 months I have:
Lost a dog
Made a baby
Got a dog
Got a puppy
and Gotten engaged :)

by the end of the year, I will have gotten 2 dogs a baby and a fiancÚ

Life is good!

Thanks again all... HOpefully we'll be in Moab next year, So Brittany and Berlynn can roll down the sand hill out of the Cowboy Caves on Dome Plateau together ;) eh Tom?

vt_maverick
05/22/2009, 11:41 AM
Sounds like a replay of the last six months of my life... Got engaged on New Year's Eve, had our daughter Mahalia in February... you are in for one heck of a ride bud! But it'll all be worth it when you get to hold the baby for the first time.

Congrats!!!

...and my excuse is the same as Tom's. Utah is way the @#%! too far for those of us on the east coast (Marlin excluded ;)). The pictures are incredible and I hope to come some day, but until then, hoping for another mega event within a 1500 mile radius.

Gussie2000
05/22/2009, 01:38 PM
Hey rich congrats !

Your heart beat must be at 100 + per minute.
Let me resume all again:
1 Got engaged
2 New puppie
3 Soon to be daddy
4 Did you ask for any thing else ?

Congrats both you & britt !

Ldub
05/22/2009, 11:16 PM
3) Picking up dog in Oregon (Boulder) see attached

2) I asked Brittany to Marry me at the Base of Mt. Shasta, in northern California

1) Brittany and I have a baby on the way, she's 5 1/2 months pregnant and can't be in an offroad vehicle... maybe not in the VX at all ;)

:)

So I kind of knew I wasn't going to be able to make it, but I was hoping I could work out to have my nephew to go with me instead, and then Brit and I could plan a different weekend to get the dog. Turned out my Nephew was running the Ogden Marathon the Weekend of Moab (his first ever 4:32 was his time) After knowing he couldn't go, and that I had no one else to bring, I scheduled "my" weekend for the same weekend as Moab... that way It would soften the blow of not being there. And no offense to you all :) It was worth it :thumbup:

The Image shows "Boulder" our new American Indian Dog, with "Breuer" our Dutch Shepherd we picked up 3 months ago, amazing amazing amazing dog. He's 13 months old, and damn near genius status ;)

Big CONGRATS to You & Britt !!!...:dance:

I'm very happy for you!

You were both missed this year in Moab, hope to see you 2 + 1 next year...:yes:

Marlin
05/23/2009, 06:00 AM
My reasons for missing Moab:
It was awesome, the scenery was incredible, the people were cool (mostly, some were just strange....... well, not some, just one), wheeling the VX is as good as it gets. The weather was perfect...there are a lot more reasons for missing Moab I am sure.

don moore
05/23/2009, 08:59 AM
My reasons for missing Moab:
cause LDUB was there..........lol:p

J/K no it was money..for some reason the feds needed the money more then me ......and my Boss (GRRRRR):mad: took that week off ..so you know what that means.

MSHardeman
05/23/2009, 09:04 AM
Heck, dub was one of the main reasons the I DID go to Moab. It sure isn't boring with "The Dude" around.

Mark B
05/23/2009, 01:55 PM
Congrat's. Nice to see the family growing.

pbkid
05/23/2009, 04:04 PM
wow richie....congrats man!!!!

all i gotta say to you other people...you only excuse is because its too far???

there are plenty of shotgun spots open...poor excuses, you gotta come up with something better than that...

vt_maverick
05/23/2009, 05:08 PM
...all i gotta say to you other people...you only excuse is because its too far???

there are plenty of shotgun spots open...poor excuses, you gotta come up with something better than that...

... says the guy from one state away. :rolleyes:

If only it was about the mileage... Unless these driving partners can donate the additional four days of vacation time that it would cost me just to get out there (let alone the week actually spent there), shotgunning won't help. I love you guys, but it's hard to carve out that much time when I need most (if not all) of it just to visit family at the holidays, let alone take a day or two off here or there for other events.

Triathlete
05/23/2009, 06:02 PM
and my Boss (GRRRRR):mad: took that week off ..so you know what that means.

That means he won't know if you're there or not!:bgwo:

don moore
05/23/2009, 06:03 PM
That means he won't know if you're there or not!:bgwo:


lol that means I do his work...lol

Ldub
05/23/2009, 10:51 PM
My reasons for missing Moab:
It was awesome, the scenery was incredible, the people were cool (mostly, some were just strange....... well, not some, just one), wheeling the VX is as good as it gets. The weather was perfect...there are a lot more reasons for missing Moab I am sure.

Talk about missng the Moab point...:rolleyesg
Within the original context of this thread, MISS Moab was originally intended to mean why you weren't there...:rolleyesg
May I assume you are referring to me when you mention "well, not some, just one"...:confused:
If so, thank you, I consider that pretty high praise coming from you...:thumbup:...:laughgray
In any event, it was good to meet you & all your gang! Especially my "little wheelin' buds"...great kids!:thumbup:


My reasons for missing Moab:
cause LDUB was there..........lol:p

Now Don...play nice, you know you want to come & hang out on the stoop...:naughty:
Once you get past all the BS, I'm almost tolerable...:laughgray

don moore
05/23/2009, 11:22 PM
Now Don...play nice, you know you want to come & hang out on the stoop...
Once you get past all the BS, I'm almost tolerable...


ok ..fine......lol:p

Ldub
05/23/2009, 11:31 PM
Now Don...play nice, you know you want to come & hang out on the stoop...
Once you get past all the BS, I'm almost tolerable...


ok ..fine......lol:p

:laughgray...:laughgray...:laughgray

taylorRichie
05/24/2009, 02:37 PM
Hello from Moab brewery... You guys made me miss being here. So I jumped on the motorcycle and came down. Headed home tomorrow then back Thursday for 3 days :)

Definitely need to make it next year to see y'all

Anyone need a souvenier?

Sent from iPhone please forgive any errors ;)

don moore
05/24/2009, 03:11 PM
i want moab stickes for my vx..i can dream

Anita
05/24/2009, 04:47 PM
After two campaigns to Moab, I retired the beloved Ebony from off-roading. I do miss the beautiful scenery, the great company of my fellow Isuzoo mates and the excitement of gathering so many VX's in one place from around the country. I dont wish for trail trophies or putting huge amounts on mileage on the girl.

I's just a city gurl and so is my VX.

taylorRichie
05/25/2009, 12:15 AM
Just got back from delcate arch... Nothing like a midnight hike during new(no) moon ;)

Marlin
05/25/2009, 06:50 AM
Talk about missng the Moab point...:rolleyesg
Within the original context of this thread, MISS Moab was originally intended to mean why you weren't there...:rolleyesg

I thought it was a very clever and equally valid interpretation of the thread title:)

You wheelin buds did miss you guys on the last day when we went to Top of the World. The backseat of a VX is not the best place to be when its 90 degrees and bouncing around. But they may be the only kids to ever wheel in the front seat of a VX at Moab. They are gonna have some stories, thats for sure.

Yes I was talking about you...

Ldub
05/25/2009, 02:11 PM
I thought it was a very clever and equally valid interpretation of the thread title:)

You wheelin buds did miss you guys on the last day when we went to Top of the World. The backseat of a VX is not the best place to be when its 90 degrees and bouncing around. But they may be the only kids to ever wheel in the front seat of a VX at Moab. They are gonna have some stories, thats for sure.

Yes I was talking about you...

That's Ok Bro, I'm used to being the "strangest guy in the room"...:laughgray

After this many decades, it comes naturally.

Ldub
05/25/2009, 02:19 PM
After two campaigns to Moab, I retired the beloved Ebony from off-roading. I do miss the beautiful scenery, the great company of my fellow Isuzoo mates and the excitement of gathering so many VX's in one place from around the country. I dont wish for trail trophies or putting huge amounts on mileage on the girl.

I's just a city gurl and so is my VX.

So...whattya sayin'?...:confused:
I'm gonna have to drive all the way to LA to meet you & hubby?

You're NEVER gonna come to Moab?...C'mon Sister Nita, you know there are plenty of shotgun seats open...:thumbup:...:smilewink

Excuse stamped as "INVALID"...:laughgray

pbkid
05/25/2009, 05:05 PM
So...whattya sayin'?...:confused:
I'm gonna have to drive all the way to LA to meet you & hubby?

You're NEVER gonna come to Moab?...C'mon Sister Nita, you know there plenty of shotgun seats open...:thumbup:...:smilewink

Excuse stamped as "INVALID"...:laughgray

x2!!!

Jolly Roger VX'er
05/25/2009, 11:10 PM
1) Paid for last years trip (2008) with O.T.----no O.T. this year w/slumping economy.
2) Bought Mustang GT....refer to #1
3) got 90+K miles now on VX....my faith in her making it there; banging on rocks (surviving trails) and making it back intact is alot lower than @ 70k.
See #1
4) Loved the VX'ers...('cept one! :eek: ); Loved the scenery; too much a loner to enjoy traveling with others (i.e. convoys); absolutely hated driving in (city of) Denver .......see #1!

*Loved the dunes though!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dunes Rock!!!!!!!!

http://www.vehicross.info/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/11305/cat/fav

crotchrocket
05/26/2009, 03:05 AM
Simple,

I'm about 6000 miles away :D

BigSwede
05/26/2009, 06:54 AM
3) got 90+K miles now on VX....my faith in her making it there; banging on rocks (surviving trails) and making it back intact is alot lower than @ 70k.

Bah. Almost every Isuzu there has more than 90K miles...mine has 130K, many have more than that too.

Marlin
05/26/2009, 06:58 AM
Simple,

I'm about 6000 miles away :D

eh, not a problem, you can fly out and ride shotgun with someone, they might eve let you drive their ride, that would be crazy for you, being a RHD and all...

nfpgasmask
05/26/2009, 03:51 PM
So...whattya sayin'?...:confused:
I'm gonna have to drive all the way to LA to meet you & hubby?

Sounds like a good idea though! Central Cali meet up with Sir Dub as the long range guest of honor???

:D Bart

CrnCnn
05/26/2009, 04:51 PM
CONGRATS man!!

Jolly Roger VX'er
05/26/2009, 10:57 PM
Bah. Almost every Isuzu there has more than 90K miles...mine has 130K, many have more than that too.

Just look @ Gil's carnage this year... much easier if you can trailer it there..run the trails..than trailer it back!

Ldub
05/26/2009, 11:04 PM
4) Loved the VX'ers...('cept one! :eek: );

Hey...I resemble that remark...:rolleyesg

Jolly Roger VX'er
05/26/2009, 11:06 PM
Hey...I resemble that remark...:rolleyesg

your safe...this time!

Ldub
05/26/2009, 11:14 PM
your safe...this time!

Pheeew...I'd hate to be on my pirate brother's "long list"...:laughgray