2020 will be the year of more adventures for us. My wife and I enjoy taking weekend trips and vacations, but in the past, they’ve involved mostly hotels, classic bed and breakfasts, and Air BnB’s. Soon, when the 2020 4Runner TRD Pro arrives, we’ll be adding camping to the list.
My wife and I had a discussion the other night about my motivations for overlanding, as she was concerned we were going to leave behind the world of comfort in hotels, B&B’s, and Air BnB. I told her that nothing could be further from the truth, but that I wanted to add another dimension or element to our adventures. I wanted to open up more parts of our amazing country to our trips. Mountain biking or trail biking, hikes in remote areas, and visiting and exploring outdoor areas that would otherwise be inconvenient to travel to without camping on-site.
Overlanding, to me, isn’t just about camping. It’s about adventure. It’s about freedom. It’s about having options to choose where you will spend the night without limitations. Want to spend the night in a hotel? Go ahead. No hotels around but want to ride on the trails in the morning at first light? Camp in the park (if it’s legal/allowed). Want to visit that small town with the cute Bed and Breakfast? Do it! Having an overlanding vehicle doesn’t mean I need to camp everywhere I go. It just means I’m more ready for anything than I was before.
Side note: I was told yesterday by my dealer that my 4Runner is again delayed until February 12th through the 17th. Sometime within that window, I should finally receive delivery of my 2020 4Runner TRD Pro in Army Green. By that time, it will have been a five month wait since I put a deposit down on this vehicle. I’m very anxious to finally take receipt of this vehicle and start working on all the mods and add-ons I have already purchased in anticipation of this project.