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    Thumbs up Sand Blast 10!

    OK, it's time to start things rolling for Sand blast 10! The dates will be July 31rst through August the 6th. Several of us will be there the preceding weekend of July 29th & 30th. We are planning on a lot of the events we've had the past several years such as the Tuesday evening Pitch-in dinner. the "Two Track" ride with Jeff, Country Dairy, and of course our Friday night dinner at The Hearth. We may add a few things and will keep you posted as we get a little closer. Get those VACATIONS scheduled! This is our 10th so lets make it our greatest.


    The Host Campground once again will be Sandy Shores Campground. For reservations (after March 15) phone: 231-873-3003. They can be found on the web: sandyshorescampground.com

    Cabins are available at Silver Sands Resort, phone: 231-873-3769. Motel rooms availible also. They can be found on the web: silversandsresort They have several good photos of Silver Lake.

    Sierra Sands Resort motel, phone: 231-873-1008. Their web page, sierrasands.com

    Dunes Waterfront Resort, phone: 231-873-5500. They can be found on the web at: duneswaterfrontresort.com

    Additional Camoing at SilverLake State park, Phone: 800-44PARKS Online reservations: midnrreservations.com

    Jellystone Park Camp Resort, phone 231-8734502 Their web page: silverlakejellystone.com

    Hideaway Campground, phone: 231-873-4428 Their web page: hideaway campground.com

    Extra info added by bigwalton:

    Campground link, Sandy Shores:
    http://www.sandyshorescampground.com/

    To be 100% honest, if you come and you don't stay here you miss out on a ton of the socializing as we get a large group of sites set aside for us and everyone camps together. The mornings and evenings (and some late nights) are some of the best parts of the event, getting to see everyone and just hang out.

    Dunes info links, note the rear seat rollbar/helmet rule if you have a stock rollbar and back seat passengers!!:
    http://www.thinkdunes.com/

    http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7...4760--,00.html

    Here's some past event threads for your viewing pleasure until we post up this year.

    '16
    http://www.cj-8.com/forum/showthread...9-Sand-Blast-9

    '15
    http://www.cj-8.com/forum/editpost.php?p=333891

    '14
    http://www.cj-8.com/forum/showthread...-Sand-Dunes-MI

    '13
    http://www.cj-8.com/forum/showthread.php?37521

    '12
    http://www.cj-8.com/forum/showthread.php?33265

    '11
    http://www.cj-8.com/forum/showthread.php?t=31913

    '10
    http://www.cj-8.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24683

    '09
    http://www.cj-8.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22008

    '08
    http://www.cj-8.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19723

    This is a fun, laid-back family event and we always have a blast.

    Some of the pics from last year:













    There's always fun to be had in repairs at Mr. Beep's shop at his place at the lake:
    Last edited by bigwalton; 01-08-2017 at 04:14 PM.

    If "WE ARE" the result of our past paths,
    we need to pay attention to who "OUR PRESENT WALK" is with,
    to prepare us "FOR OUR FUTURE DESTINATION"

    Toby

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    Planning on making the trip this year. See ya all there.

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    We will be at our seasonal camper at Silver Lake Resort and Campground. They have a full campground and cabins also.



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    1981 Scrambler (returned 25 years later) http://www.cj-8.com/forum/showthread...25-years-later
    1968 Wagoneer "The Beast" (Crawler on 40's) (PARTED AND SOLD)
    1998 Jeep TJ (wife's toy)

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    Some more pictures from last year:



    The outing to Country Dairy for the best chocolate milk anywhere and great food.


    We try to take in sunset every night.


    Ludington reservoir sightseeing trip:




    Spanks getting his junk ready for the sand


    Top of Test Hill


    The Lunar Lander! Aka timothy's rig. The fun goes past sunset.


    Partial group shot


    Group dinner at the Chicken Shack

    '84 Alaskan Postal CJ-8: Right-hand drive, World Cab, 35s, outboarded BDS 5" CJ-to-YJ lift with add-a-leafs, XD9000i, PSC armor, Waggy 44/HD20, 4.0/AW4, KC HiLites reverse LED kit, Runck bumpers
    '05 Rubicon LJ: Magnum Powers Supercharger, MCE Fenders, JCR sliders, BDS belly-up skidplate, Borla headers & exhaust, , chromoly axleshafts, OR-FAB bumpers, WARN Zeon, JKS JSPEC 3" lift & ACOS Pro front spacers/bumps, 315/75 Duratracs, GR8TOPS Exogate and Safari Cab top, Kleinn OBA, PIAA RF3 cube lights, Inspired Engineering LED headlights, 6-speed, CB, GR8TOPS Safari Cab
    '77 Cherokee S 4-door "Mater": Aero Tank aux gas tank, part time kit in tcase, Warn lockouts, 360 with goodies, saggy springs, loads of patina
    '08 JK Unlimited: Stock, auto, heated seat
    '99 Ford E350 "the bus": Redneck camper/tow rig conversion

    All of the pics from the trip | Rockcrawler.com story of bringing the postal home from AK to NC


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    Last ones from last year:

    Two-track trip day:


    And with all of the events I've attended and group photos I've taken part in, this was the best one ever We had started having serious issues getting group shots with everyone visible AND being able to see that the Jeeps are Scramblers and not just CJs (necessitates a side angle.) Now that we know this spot (which is generally deserted at sunset), we have the forever fix!

    Note that this shot is missing a handful of Scramblers due to mechanical issues and early departures, so this wasn't even all of us.

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    '84 Alaskan Postal CJ-8: Right-hand drive, World Cab, 35s, outboarded BDS 5" CJ-to-YJ lift with add-a-leafs, XD9000i, PSC armor, Waggy 44/HD20, 4.0/AW4, KC HiLites reverse LED kit, Runck bumpers
    '05 Rubicon LJ: Magnum Powers Supercharger, MCE Fenders, JCR sliders, BDS belly-up skidplate, Borla headers & exhaust, , chromoly axleshafts, OR-FAB bumpers, WARN Zeon, JKS JSPEC 3" lift & ACOS Pro front spacers/bumps, 315/75 Duratracs, GR8TOPS Exogate and Safari Cab top, Kleinn OBA, PIAA RF3 cube lights, Inspired Engineering LED headlights, 6-speed, CB, GR8TOPS Safari Cab
    '77 Cherokee S 4-door "Mater": Aero Tank aux gas tank, part time kit in tcase, Warn lockouts, 360 with goodies, saggy springs, loads of patina
    '08 JK Unlimited: Stock, auto, heated seat
    '99 Ford E350 "the bus": Redneck camper/tow rig conversion

    All of the pics from the trip | Rockcrawler.com story of bringing the postal home from AK to NC


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    Good to see I am not the only one with a front parking lamp bulb burnt out....
    Maybe get that fixed this spring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbeemer View Post
    We will be at our seasonal camper at Silver Lake Resort and Campground. They have a full campground and cabins also.



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    Thanks Jeff, missed that one.

    If "WE ARE" the result of our past paths,
    we need to pay attention to who "OUR PRESENT WALK" is with,
    to prepare us "FOR OUR FUTURE DESTINATION"

    Toby

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    Spanks getting his junk ready for the sand




    We are in! I got time off from work already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeeperdd View Post
    We are in! I got time off from work already.
    YES!

    Now drag a bunch more of the VA peeps up with you!

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    This is our 10th Sand Blast I cant wait!
    And Ill do 2 bacons!

    If "WE ARE" the result of our past paths,
    we need to pay attention to who "OUR PRESENT WALK" is with,
    to prepare us "FOR OUR FUTURE DESTINATION"

    Toby

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    I'm definitely coming again, this time the wife is coming. We will most likely come Thursday through Sunday this time. Hopefully I get my jeep together more than one week ahead of time
    My Rides...
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    Worth saying that any extra time folks can add on before the "big weekend" (the second weekend) is time well spent. The weekdays have less crowds and are even more laid back and we've had some really fun destinations and excuseions that we've added to every year.

    Also, any opportunity to be out on the dunes for more sunsets and the gatherings around them is worth it (with much smaller crowds during the week)

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    15965968_1334330963255886_3423928495295278951_n.jpg

    Dunes are in the regeneration mode.

    If "WE ARE" the result of our past paths,
    we need to pay attention to who "OUR PRESENT WALK" is with,
    to prepare us "FOR OUR FUTURE DESTINATION"

    Toby

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigwalton View Post
    YES!

    Now drag a bunch more of the VA peeps up with you!
    Thats the plan Stan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBeep View Post
    This is our 10th Sand Blast I cant wait!
    And Ill do 2 bacons!
    A dancing bacon emoji would make for a great Sand Blast tenth logo on a T-shirt idea....

    Just sayin'.....

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