#51 - Our Overland Expo East 2018 Experience


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Wow! It was an experience, for sure! This is our 4th Overland Expo experience so far. We’ve attended two out West and two out East. Each one is its own adventure.

The night before we were to check in for our volunteer duty, we stayed in a little cabin about three miles from Reeb Ranch to stay up late for work and enjoy a nice long hot shower.

The roosters woke us up at our little AirBNB cabin at the crack of dawn. Instead of going right to Reeb Ranch, we backtracked a bit to Brevard to make sure we caught up on laundry. After our laundry chore, we received an unexpected message on Instagram from Dirt Sunrise saying they were on their way to eat.

We took a little detour and enjoyed lunch with friends at Magpie Meat & 3. A terrific meal before we set up camp for several days at Overland Expo.

Have a listen to this episode as we talk about our volunteer experience at Overland Expo East 2018. It was a chilly and muddy time, to say the least. When we arrived, we couldn’t set up camp right away because of muddy conditions from the rain the night before.

Once set up, we weren’t going to move until the event was over. That’s why we went ahead and attached our annex room to the tent to have extra living space.

Wednesday was a beautiful day as we helped with miscellaneous tasks to help with set-up. Thursday, we helped in the HQ tent with check-in. Friday was the first day the event was open to the public. And, oh boy did it rain! We didn’t let it dampen our spirits though.

The grounds at Reeb Ranch were a muddy mess. In many spots, it was like walking around in chocolate pudding. Several people got stuck. Little rivers formed. It got quite cold Saturday night…mid 20’s. Brrr!!

Even though the weather played havoc on the event, there’s nothing you can do about it but make the best of it.

We hope you enjoy this episode describing our time at Overland Expo East 2018.

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