I got a call this weekend from a young couple who are traveling from Miami to Alaska in their Mil-Spec D110 2dr. They, along with another couple, set out for Alaska along the Trans America Trail under the name BrokeButRichOverland on Instagram (and you can learn more about them on their blog).
Long story shorter, we have followed their progress on Instagram and reached out to say "if you are in the Bay Area let us know". Well, they did. They made it as far North as Cape Kiwanda Oregon before the schedule caused them to turn back south bringing them through SF. They wanted to meet up and also had a wiring problem and were looking for a place to trouble-shoot. Who knows more about electrickery in a D110 that ElSolis?
A few phone calls later and Chris and Kylie rolled out the welcome mat. Driveway, garage, tools, experience, pizza, beer, margaritas and plenty of sharing Defender tips & tricks.
Problem solved (for now) late night, I head home and Chris further offers a place to stay, warm shower and indoor plumbing.
Breakfast with Family Solis the next morning and they headed off to Yosemite reppin' NCLR gear!
I have a longer write up on our Facebook page but what impressed me most was something Gato said about Rover People. Essentially, "there is no other group quite like them, no matter where you go". Yup, the support and camaraderie in the Rover Community is pretty special and NCLR earned a Gold Star on Saturday.
Gato y Maca en Yosemite (More photos on Facebook)