NC4x4

We recently took our wide-open crew on a long strange trip... to Walt Disney World! We applied the best of our training and experiences from three Grand Tour adventures and mined the intarwebs for the cannot-be-missed rides and attractions to plan our attack on Mickey Mouse's Clubhouse.

We consider ourselves seasoned family road-trippers but I can say without hesitation that it is totally reasonable to plan a fun-for-everyone WDW vacation, drive there, not spend a ton on food, and have everyone wanting to plan the next trip before you're even back home!

I can't take all the credit, of course, I did have the help of one very special friend, all thanks to NC4x4! Despite what you may otherwise be lead to believe, @McCracken is a fine family man and his wife is lovely and knows a lot about planning for Disney World!

Lots to tell and, of course, lots of photos to come!

Here's our successful first morning at Epcot, arriving 3 hours ahead of schedule!

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A snack was in order after a crazy ride on Test Track. Sometimes the 4-year-old is tall enough but still not really big enough for the bigger rides. Mobile ordering was a game-changer, but more on that later...
As many of you know, Josh got selected for the 2019 Jp Dirt N Drive.

This thread is so we can share the experience!

We are leaving 4/7 Sunday morning early, we are driving his 17 JK Rubicon Recon all the way there and back, we will get off I 40 in Jackson TN and not touch interstate again! Taking 412 and 64 all the way!

Arriving Tuesday somewhere in NM.
Wensday is tech inspections in Farmington Nm and vendor show.
Thursday we head for another town on dirt and trail!!

FINAL DESTINATION MOAB!! sunday

Cant say the other towns, they asked not to reveal that info, radio frequencies are secret till we get there.
Stand by for and adventure!!
So..I've been wanting a rv for a while. Been looking and wishing and looking some more. With new ones selling for 70 80 90k and up, I could only afford to think about used ones. So when Chip placed his for sale on here, it caught my eye and as soon as I found time, I loaded up the family and we went to look at it. I could tell it needed some work, but we were excited about it. After a short inspection, a little negotiating, and lots of daydreaming of all the fun we could have, I handed off the cash and we headed to DMV for tags and title stuff. Brooke called our insurance company on the way. We were all set. I drove it home and immediately started packing it up for CTB fun Caravan.
It drove and towed fair enough. And it sure was nice not sleeping In a tent. But Ella woke up coughing like a barking duck and was having slight breathing problems. Kind of odd, but she is sensitive to air quality conditions more so than the rest of us.
The weekend went well and we headed home. Time for a real cleanup and to make this thing our own!
Here we go.....buy your tickets now

See the Jeep this weekend
MAY 5th 2018 - 15TH ANNUAL SFWDA TRAILFEST
The 15th Annual TrailFest 2018
Adventure Off Road Park
May 5, 2018
The Carolina Trail Blazers has a plan to help Scott with some money both via a grant from Southern 4 Wheel Drive Association (approved and $$ on the way) and matching club funds. This will support a vehicle purchase (his CJ7) which will then be raffled off to raise more money for him.
In addition anyone wanting to support him with a donation to offset his medical/living expenses can make a donation thru PayPal to:
payment@carolina-trailblazers.org
mark all payments "For Scott"
All money collected by Sunday April 22, 2018 will be given to Scott the following week.

I will provide an account of all additional money raised and post here.
Thank you on his behalf for the love and support.
The plan was simple. Ten days, nine nights. Drive from Raleigh to Asheville and back. Don’t drive further than 100 miles a day. Don’t leave North Carolina. Don’t drive on the highway. Camp every night. Dirt every day.