La Tortuga Debuts at Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival

Two days after taking delivery of our new camper we headed out on our maiden voyage starting with the Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival. Thank goodness I am a compulsive packer and had almost everything we needed already staged in the house for loading in.

We had a Four Wheel Camper encampment next to the Mainline Overland vehicles and each of the five campers was a different model and vintage. La Tortuga was a big attraction which we gladly showed off when we were near it, which wasn’t often since we spent most of our time at workshops and visiting with other overlanders.

It was great to meet people of all ages with all kinds of vehicles and especially nice to spend time with other Four Wheel Camper owners.

We attended workshops on a variety of subjects including photography, personal safety, traveling with children, off-road driving, first aid, and self-rescue. There were more interesting workshops than we could attend which I consider to be a sign of a good event.

Each day started with great coffee and ended with happy hour, a speaker or live music and a bonfire. I was delighted that my film festival submission received many complements.

Many thanks to Mainline Overland and the Henwood family for hosting such a great event. We will definitely plan to attend again next year.


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