I think you will really enjoy the trip Kevin. As I said we were quite surprised at the comfort over a long haul in the Jeep. So, with comfort, and the ability to go just about anywhere that's allowed you can't go wrong with a JL. I hope your's arrives soon. We all know that "the waiting is the hardest part". (With respect to the late Tom Petty).Thanks for the trip report . Looks like you had fun and glad to hear the Sahara went so well . I live in Queensland Australia and have been waiting 7 months for my Sahara ( called an Overland here in Oz) to arrive . We have a big trip planned mid next year around the red centre of Australia where the JL will get to prove itself .