This holiday season we the Southern Four Wheel Association want to say Thank You! To each of our Individual Members, Premium and Clubs Members alike, and of course a huge thanks to each of our supporting Business Members. It would never happen without your support, and together we expect to strive forward through 2016. Our mission to continually educate enthusiasts on the safety, environmentally impact to improve off road habits and techniques, as well as proactively working as a larger voice within our Governments and OHV Parks to preserve the ability to recreate in such a beautiful part of the country.
Now we hope you will enjoy this Holiday Poem,
that we can all appreciate.
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from the
Southern Four Wheel Drive Association
"The Winch that Saved Christmas"
The wind was quite heavy on one Christmas Eve,
Santa traveled by ground, behind schedule, if you believe.
He was cruising through California in his mighty red sleigh,
And said, "If I don't hurry, there will be no Christmas Day."
Blitzen turned around and said, "Santa, you won't fail,
We Reindeer found a short-cut called the Rubicon Trail."
They headed for the trail, but when they got there,
The rocks looked much bigger than they did from the air.
Up hill the reindeer struggled to make the sleigh go,
And getting around those rocks made the progress quite slow.
They tried really hard but there just wasn't a way,
To get axle articulation from an old wooden sleigh.
Where the rocks are quite steep, Santa ran out of luck,
Even with nine reindeer, he finally got stuck.
The Rubicon Trail is no place for a sleigh full of toys,
Santa sighed, "I've failed all those good girls and boys!"
"They'll rise in the morning, leave their rooms and say,
'Under the tree, it is empty, is there NO CHRISTMAS DAY?'"
They couldn't budge the sleigh, no matter how hard they tried,
Santa felt so hopeless he sat down and cried.
Suddenly in the distance came a loud clanking sound,
Like an old wind-up toy that's been too tightly wound.
They saw it come over a boulder with a creep,
A rock crawlin', mud boggin' Jeep.
It's fenders were dented, and it's sides were all scratched,
The top had big holes that hadn't been patched.
But its tires were big ones, 37 inch,
And on it's front bumper was a shiny new winch.
"If you're taking the Rubicon," the Jeep started to say,
"Go with a group and get mud tires for that sleigh."
Santa said, "I'm sorry, I feel like a jerk,"
The old Jeep said nothing, it just went to work
The sleigh was unstuck and free in a cinch,
Thanks to that Jeep and it's shiny new winch.
Santa went on to fulfill Christmas day,
With the old Jeep leading the way.
Now many years have passed and the reindeer are older,
They don't fly very well when the weather gets colder.
But Santa's still out there every year without fail,
Fulfilling his promise in the air and on the trail.
On Christmas Eve, if you chance to look in the sky,
You just might see him in that old Jeep.