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In all, the longest trek of Greg Miller's life took three years.
He completed 58,196 miles over 33 countries and all seven continents. He literally drove the world in his Toyota Land Cruiser.
It took Miller 218 days, and required a significant financial commitment. 47 different individuals, and five different photographers chronicled the journey of Miller, the principal owner of the Utah Jazz.
The trip was draining. It was exhilerating. He made friends that he'll keep for life. He visited significant worldly landmarks. When he thought of the trip over a random breakfast with his good friend Scott Brady in 2011, Miller never dreamed that it would turn out so taxing, yet so rewarding.
But on Friday, Expedition 7 officially ended at Miller Motorsports Park. Four of the five vehicles used throughout the journey will go on permanent display at the Land Cruiser Heritage Museum. It officially concludes a trip to be remembered and held sacred.
"We have one vehicle that has been on all seven continent's and that will probably not see any more adventure," Miller said. "It has too much equity. But we think the other vehicles have a lot of life remaining."
Most know Miller, the son of Larry H. Miller, who became CEO of the Jazz when the elder Miller passed away.
What many don't know is that the younger Miller has always had a love for Land Cruisers, and that lifelong love led to the trip around the world.
Along the way, he and his crew drove across Antarctica at an average of 18 miles per hour. They drove through the famous Andes Mountains in Chile. Driving through the Outback of Australia, they picked up a man stranded on the side of the road and drove him 50 miles to his father's funeral.
"That was probably as deeply immersed as I've been with the culture," Miller said. "There were so many people who befriended us and helped us along the way. I have friends in so many places now."
Miller balanced all of this with work and family. As rewarding as the project was, he says that he won't miss it. Simply put, it was fun while it lasted, but that it was time for it to end as well.
But as memories go, this was a life accomplishment for Miller and his crew. Something that he can never forget.