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For many years, I told myself someday I’d just jump on a plane and fly to a Texas and/or Cali show. Well, last Thursday, I did just that… finally! Myself and six others left freezing-cold Ohio and headed south to the Houston area. We stayed from February 21-25 and enjoyed every minute of it! Here’s how it went down…
Upon arriving, we setup shop in a “sketchy hotel” near the airport called Baymont. We did out homework and read an online review that said something like, “I would never stay there again. The door locks were drilled out and all of our stuff was stolen out of our room.” Needless to say, we found a real Texas gem. This was our kind of place!
Last year was the first time I made it up to this show and I knew I had to go this year too. Great location, not too far from home, perfect time of the year, and a ton of badass rides from all over. Yup, those are the ingredients for a kickass weekend!
Speaking of an amazing weekend, my girlfriend was in town and she was down to experience her first truck show with me! She quickly became my Mini Truck Scene koozie saleswoman. Haha. The three hour drive in the rain wasn’t exciting, but pulling into a hotel parking lot full of minitrucks definitely lifts the spirits. We got all checked in, met up with some people, got the cooler filled up, ate too much food, then just hung out for a bit. Pretty chill night. Emphasis on chill. BRRRRR!
Click here to scroll to the bottom and see all of the badass pics now. 281 in total! I promise I won’t be mad if you skip these 1,745 boring words. But when you’re sitting on the toilet clicking on pointless Instagram hashtags, you might as well close the app and read about my 2012 RA experience.
It’s been 3 years since the last time I made it to the All Star Event. 2009 was actually the only time I’d ever been, and I’ve been wanting to go ever since. I must say, Relaxed Atmosphere sure knew how to put on a great show back then, and 2012 was no different!
It was pretty much a last minute decision to even go to this show. A bunch of us wanted to go and some backed out, but my buddy Paul had a Street Trucks under construction photoshoot setup at the show for his Cummins-powered, bodydropped Subrban. So needless to say, he was going, and a few more of us jumped on board and made our way down. We left around 7:00 Friday morning and headed for Millington, Tennessee.
Out of all the shows I go to every year, this one always stands out. Maybe it’s because it’s the only one I typically camp at, or maybe it’s because so many badass trucks from all over attend, or maybe it’s because I usually party too hard and forget much of the crazy weekend.
This year was no different, from all of the above! A good size group of trucks met around 9am Friday morning and we set off on our 3-4 hour excursion. Of course I drive slow and also got stuck at the first light, so I rolled solo the whole way. Haha.
I pulled into good ol Lake Waveland Park around 1pm and couldn’t wait to get in, get my tent setup, open up the cooler, and just “relax” with a campground full of minitruckers. Everyone in my crew had only been there for a short time, so we were all busy with tents, but before we knew it, the beer pong balls were flyin, and the moonshine was being consumed at a rapid rate.
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