the fall of 2006 I attended the local dealership's "Wheels" event with
my Freelander at Alberta Safari Park. There were two distinct groups
of Land Rovers there. The new shiny ones and the collection of "Real
Land Rovers". My introduction to the Land Rover Enthusiasts of Alberta!
A varied crew of motley gentlemen and a motley group of some dented,
dirty, and lovely older "Real Land Rovers". No two exactly alike. After
introductions and a great play day at Alberta Safari Park, I was a new
member of the club! This has become a fantastic source of knowledge,
experience, encouragement and advice that has become invaluable. Not
to mention a way to access parts and accessories with ease!
decided to tag along on a club trip to Cypress Hills in May 2007. This
turned out to be the first major journey in my Series and one of the
last trips with my old dog and best friend Buz. A great trip where the
journey home turned into a 10 hour odyssey fighting head winds and rain
almost all the way home. Pulling my Iltis trailer, speeds ranged from
60kms up the slightest of hills to an amazing 90-100kms on a good down
hill run! This trip showed me the capabilities and also the limitations
of my Series.