Yes it was awesome! Getting to meet Randy and David and their beautiful wives was a real cool deal. I think everyone had a blast. David drove Stouttrouts big Jeep all day and Randy and I took turns with a soldier in my Cherokee. We wheeled Saturday with I think, 12 jeeps in our group and we took on some 3,4,5 rated trails. There was a double amputee warrior that wheeled with us in his own Jeep with hand controls. Amazingly, we had zero breakage or flats in 2 1/2 days of hard wheeling. We suffered some cosmetic scratches and stuff but no real equipment failures, which is rare. My little Cherokee impressed a lot of folks.....we went up over all the obstacles and barely spinned a tire.
The group of wounded from Fort Hood was first to arrive escorted by a group of Combat Vet mororcyclists. The escort guys jumped in some Jeeps and rode on the trails as well. There was a lot more wounded from San Antonio that had signed up but, the ball got dropped because the liason retired last Wednesday. Her replacement had no idea about the event so we only got 11 from SA. A total of 56 wounded with their extended families and all the veterans and families made a large group of warriors. We had close to 200 offroad vehicles and they were all filled with smiling faces.
This was our largest event ever and like Dan said......we could not have done it without the support of all you fine folks here at Bullionstacker. We were well represented at the event and I talked with many about precious metals and "real money". We sold well over $650 in prints and the silver BS bars made with donated silver was a huge hit. Not one single soldier wanted to seel one back....even at a price over 2x spot!
Just got home and will decompress and I know Randy will be posting up a ton of pictures. Be watching for them.