The term "overland" has become enormously popular these days, and it seems that it's been settling, in the US, on some idea of doing modestly rough off-highway driving in massively overbuilt and over-ornamented vehicles with a strong focus on appearances sleeping and cooking facilities.
This has led to a lot of innovation, and has attracted a huge array of "tinkerers" and "makers" and other intellectually active folk - so I can't say it's a bad thing. I just also don't find myself as drawn to the idea as I once was, for some reason I always think most fondly of adventures and travel done with little or no equipment, in generally not-at-all specialized vehicles, and with no particular word to describe what we were doing. It's been said that it's more fun to drive a slow car fast than to drive a fast car, and perhaps there is a correlation here.
Still this group is "kin" to my own pursuits, and my jeep does have this word on little emblems on the door so I'll be up there, checking out the goodies people have come up with and enjoying what will undoubtedly be a ton of great conversations with like minded or similarly minded folks.
The real question is, will any of the AZ Crew be camping out that weekend?
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