This past weekend, we went on a road trip to Southern Arizona. Amado to be exact. This weekend that sleepy little town hosted the Overland Expo
Overland Expo is a three day event that encourages people to get outside and explore our great world. And I do mean explore! Explore as in crossing the Sahara. Explore as in going from Alaska to the southern tip of South America. Explore as in being reliant completely on oneself – no tour, no spa, sometimes…no map!
There were vehicles like the one above that left no doubt you would arrive at your destination. All the comforts of home, complete with solar powered shower and a GPS. This particular behemoth was even for sale! Asking price – a mere $179,000.
There were smaller ones, for people who wanted a bit more maneuverability, and didn’t need to be quite so self contained. Still all the comforts of home. A place for everything, all tucked away nice and neat. Heck, even the stereo wasn’t bad.
The Expo was an outdoor gear junkies heaven. I know what you’re thinking – it’s all stuff for guys! Not true!
There was Carla King, who journeyed around China on her trusty side-car motorcycle – a ChangChing! There was Lois Pryce, who rode her nimble little 225cc motorcycle from England to South Africa. Solo.
Very different and unusual. Nothing run of the mill. Am I likely to chuck corporate employment in favor of a two-wheeled adventure? No. Still, it’s fun to dream – and support those with the courage to do so.