Easter Jeep Safari April 2017

Well,Ā  Iā€™ve been back from Moab for nearly two weeks and Iā€™m finally getting around to writing something up.Ā Ā  Bit of a novelā€¦sorry.

My Dad flew up from Dallas to do an 11 day road trip with me in my ā€˜90 YJĀ  for our first Easter Jeep Safari.Ā Ā  Iā€™ve mt. biked in Moab and weā€™ve both driven through several times ā€“ but this was our first 4X4 Moab experience. It was also the longest trip Iā€™ve done in the old jeep by far. Continue reading “Easter Jeep Safari April 2017”

Hefty Haul Out April 2017

Having left my rig pulled off up on the gravel – Iā€™m standing calf-deep in brambles and thorns off the steep downside of the main road ā€“

First note to self ā€“ ā€œBring leather gloves down with you instead of leaving them in the rig.ā€

Second note to self while barely able to move feet tangled and twisted up in brambles ā€“ ā€œA pair of pruning shears or a machete would be really handy right now.ā€Ā  (I now remember that from my last time in this positionā€¦.)

Third note to self ā€“ ā€œI need to remember to bring some of the younger buckaroos and buckaristas along with me and show THEM the lower side of the road where trash should be getting pulled out!ā€

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Tinkham Rd Jan 2017

We started off the day like any other run. The alarm clock ringing waking us up too dang early for even the birds to be singing, lol. We got ourselves wakened up and loading things as the daylight started to appear. Pretty soon Caseyā€™s phone started farting and we thought who the heck would be texting this hour. It was Eli and he was already up there and letting us know that Denny Creek road was closed. Eek gads! I wasnā€™t even fully awake yet and so we texted back letting him know we would be up there soon and he replied he would scout around till we got there.

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Christmas Tree Run Dec 2016

6:45 AM Melissa and I roll into the parking lot of the Everett Mall to see more Tamers standing around and talking in the rain than there were volunteers for NW Harvest setting up for their event. It was a great turn out for the Tamers to do there Rig Parade through the donation line where Dave W presented the Tamers donation to NW Harvest. Funny thingā€¦ before the Parade the Tamers were asked to help setup for the event because someone thought we were the Teamsters. We did of course help setup but made sure to let the crew for NW Harvest know that we were there to give a donation and not to actually work the event.

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Walker Oct 2016

Today, was not so usual for us.Ā  Our normally prepared events, were interrupted by another matter on Friday, so Saturday morning at Oā€™Dark Thirty, we discover neither rig had gas, and theĀ  Zuk had no spare tire or winch attached.Ā  OK, we will need to leave a bit earlier than planned to get gasā€¦.then, we discovered that both the trail rigs Disco passes had expired!Ā  Well, we certainly canā€™t go out without those, so I jumped online to purchase online, and have our confirmation #ā€™s on hand, if asked.Ā  At the disco pass website, I find a message saying ā€œIā€™m sorry, we are not able to offer Disco pass purchases online right now, please check back at a later timeā€.Ā  Well, this wonā€™t do as we need to be out of the house in a few minutes to get gas, and still get to WV before our 10am meet up time.Ā  So, out of the house we run, so we can gas up, then stop and get disco passes.Ā  At the gas station, we find that Gary has forgotten his wallet at home.Ā  Hoping this is not how the rest of our day will go, I run for Disco passes, while Gary runs for his wallet, and we meet back up at the Ace Hardware parking lot, to blow the Pop Cycle Stand! Continue reading “Walker Oct 2016”