November 14th marks my dad's birthday. He would have turned 99 this year. We lost him to cancer 4 1/2 years ago, so supporting the American Cancer Society is near to my heart.
When my son and his girlfriend asked me to join them and 199 other Jeepin' folks for a weekend of wheeling in the woods to support the American Cancer Society's Wheelin' For Hope Jeep event in April, I said "Count me in!"
Playing in the mud and rain...
The event was held on private property at Oakridge Estate that is situated between Lynchburg and Charlottesville, VA along Rt. 29. The weather was rainy and downright chilly, which was going to make the event a bit wet and slippery. It was all for a great cause to support the American Cancer Society, so lots of Jeeps showed up... lots.... and lots... 200 in fact! Below you'll see all the Jeeps lined up and ready for the first trail of the day!
Rocks? What rocks? ...Oh, and trees, too!
What about the burritos??
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Remember the burritos on the engine? Oh yes! They were super hot and absolutely delicious! Bacon, eggs, and cheese never tasted so yummy!
Did you think that first stream was scary to cross? You should have been on this one! Here's the video of Ben, our guide, showing us the way.
Yikes! I had to hold on and couldn't video our crossing...Sheesh!
"Goat" managed very nicely to crawl up that rock!
Until Next Year!
Happy Birthday, Dad!
For more info on this event, please check out their website... Wheelin' For Hope