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My first NWA meet-and-greet trail ride with @kodiakisland ended with copious amounts of Mexican food and no broken parts! :cool:

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That's @kodiakisland's 2-door Black Diamond, and the 4-door Badlands is mine.

@kodiakisland and I first met online here on the forum over a year ago. He is a few years younger than me, but we both grew up in small towns in southwest Arkansas less than 30 miles apart. I have been fortunate to travel all around the world, visiting 28 countries and living in 5 over the last 30 years. Yet despite my extensive travels, he is still one of the most interesting people I’ve ever met. He used to live on Kodiak Island in Alaska, is an accomplished private pilot whom I have flown with on multiple occasions, and is a lifelong hunter -- also a favorite past-time of mine. So we have a lot in common, and we have developed a pretty cool friendship in real life. 👍

Now that we both have Broncos, we met this morning at his home for a little off-road exploring down Cove Creek Road near Farmington, a little southwest of Fayetteville.

This is the formal study in his house -- the first room you see when you walk in the front door, with French doors and clear glass panels...

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Yes, that's right. The focal point of the entryway to his home is a hunting trophy room with a reloading bench. Definitely my kind of guy! :cool:

But wait, there's more... including a few in the living room! 😍

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And this is his beautiful silver Labrador Retriever, Foxy, the lovely dog in his avatar…

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Foxy is obviously @kodiakisland's baby...

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Since neither of us have had a chance to install GMRS radios in our brand new vehicles (i.e., General Mobile Radio Service), and we were going off the beaten path and well outside of cell tower coverage today, communication between vehicles would have been difficult, so we decided to just go together in the 2-door BD, which allowed us to talk throughout the journey, and also allowed me to snap some pics to share.

We didn’t tackle any great, technical challenges today, but we got the Bronco dirty, played around in 4x4, tested the Crawler gear, and scraped the bash plates.

Below are a few of my pics of the gravel roads, trails, bluffs, and creeks that we saw this morning, just to give you a sense for the Cove Creek Road area….

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After we explored for about 3 hours, we headed back to civilization for a late lunch of some hearty Tex Mex enchiladas at Gabriela's Mexican Grill Restaurant. 😋

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All in all, it was a wonderful day enjoying the great outdoors with a good friend. :cool:


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I am in Eldorado, AR. Have a cyber orange Badlands as well (build date Jan 10th). I’ll be looking for people to wheel with once it’s here. Are there any others that you all are aware of? A group perhaps?
 
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I am in Eldorado, AR. Have a cyber orange Badlands as well (build date Jan 10th). I’ll be looking for people to wheel with once it’s here. Are there any others that you all are aware of? A group perhaps?
Hi, Wes. Welcome to the forum. Check out the Arkansas Bronco Owners thread, where you can meet other members in the state.
 

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My first NWA meet-and-greet trail ride with @kodiakisland ended with copious amounts of Mexican food and no broken parts! :cool:

87082BAB-D18E-4601-B056-93EA0C46EF4D.jpeg


That's @kodiakisland's 2-door Black Diamond, and the 4-door Badlands is mine.

@kodiakisland and I first met online here on the forum over a year ago. He is a few years younger than me, but we both grew up in small towns in southwest Arkansas less than 30 miles apart. I have been fortunate to travel all around the world, visiting 28 countries and living in 5 over the last 30 years. Yet despite my extensive travels, he is still one of the most interesting people I’ve ever met. He used to live on Kodiak Island in Alaska, is an accomplished private pilot whom I have flown with on multiple occasions, and is a lifelong hunter -- also a favorite past-time of mine. So we have a lot in common, and we have developed a pretty cool friendship in real life. 👍

Now that we both have Broncos, we met this morning at his home for a little off-road exploring down Cove Creek Road near Farmington, a little southwest of Fayetteville.

This is the formal study in his house -- the first room you see when you walk in the front door, with French doors and clear glass panels...

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Yes, that's right. The focal point of the entryway to his home is a hunting trophy room with a reloading bench. Definitely my kind of guy! :cool:

But wait, there's more... including a few in the living room! 😍

8BD798E6-7DD0-46A4-A723-4120FE0CDA55.jpeg
5A0DD764-4687-4C2D-8718-D12820D72D16.jpeg


And this is his beautiful silver Labrador Retriever, Foxy, the lovely dog in his avatar…

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Foxy is obviously @kodiakisland's baby...

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Since neither of us have had a chance to install GMRS radios in our brand new vehicles (i.e., General Mobile Radio Service), and we were going off the beaten path and well outside of cell tower coverage today, communication between vehicles would have been difficult, so we decided to just go together in the 2-door BD, which allowed us to talk throughout the journey, and also allowed me to snap some pics to share.

We didn’t tackle any great, technical challenges today, but we got the Bronco dirty, played around in 4x4, tested the Crawler gear, and scraped the bash plates.

Below are a few of my pics of the gravel roads, trails, bluffs, and creeks that we saw this morning, just to give you a sense for the Cove Creek Road area….

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After we explored for about 3 hours, we headed back to civilization for a late lunch of some hearty Tex Mex enchiladas at Gabriela's Mexican Grill Restaurant. 😋

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All in all, it was a wonderful day enjoying the great outdoors with a good friend. :cool:
Looks like my kinda day. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Looks like a fun day, and that two door VB BD is sweet! (Not to mention your own BL)

But what in God’s name has Arkansas done to my dearly beloved Tex Mex...😱 (sorry it’s the Texan pride lol 🤪 don’t take me seriously)
 

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I'll be ready to head to Hot Springs Off Road Park when ours arrives........if not and you folks are ready to go I'll just bring the 71'!
 

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Heading to NWA to see the fam for xmas, was hoping my bronco would get here in time to drive it up but looks like it is not going to make it. Was up there in Oct and saw a CO 4dr in Bentonville, one of only two I've seen not at a dealership.
 

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Heading to NWA to see the fam for xmas, was hoping my bronco would get here in time to drive it up but looks like it is not going to make it. Was up there in Oct and saw a CO 4dr in Bentonville, one of only two I've seen not at a dealership.
I think McLarty Daniel Ford in Bentonville got a CO 4-door Badlands as one of their two demo units, which may have been the one you saw. Their other demo was a blue WildTrak. I heard the owner or GM was driving the Badlands demo, but I don’t know that for certain.
 

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Thanks for the post. You both have been on the forum for a while. Good to see good things can come from the forum.

My brother lives in northwest Arkansas so I’ll keep my normal Arkansas jokes to myself! 😎
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