NOW, IS THIS ANY WAY TO TREAT A JEEP!!
By the time I had finished washing all the caked on dried mud off the Jeep this morning I knew that we would not be doing that again. Took me over an hour!! However, it was good experience for us Friday night as Pete led us along a local bush trail through a number of gully swamping water filled hog wallows. And, yes we did get temporarily stuck in one of the them. Pete made it through but we didn't. He's got bigger tires, a whole lot more experience & his Jeep sits much higher than ours, so there we were, out in the bush stuck in a swamp bog up to our underwear!!!! Pete started talking about getting a chain to pull us out & I started talking about how I wished I was home, stretched out in my recliner!! Took me about half a dozen runs at that oozing mess to finally slip, slide & slither our Jeep through the gumbo muck. I definitely understand the advantages of 4 wheel drive now.....10-4:))
THIS IS PETE'S JEEP.....& HE HASN'T EVEN GOT IT DIRTY YET!!
All & all it was good experience though & I have a better understanding into the gear changes, transfer case workings, 4 wheel drive, 2hi-12lo & 46 ahead, & half a dozen wheels going in 14 different directions or something. As we bumped, banged & jolted along the bush trail I kept asking myself, "what the hell have we got ourselves into!!!!" Also thought to myself......'nope, we will not be doing this again any time soon. Jeeping in the southwest is a horse of a different color & I think we'll just gear ourselves for that & stay off the swamper hog bush trails around here......for awhile!!
You will notice all the Jeep pictures are blurry. I never thought to bump up my camera's ISO in the darker forest with the fading light. And, steering through mud holes with one hand, shifting gears with the other plus trying to swamp a hot coffee down & take pictures all at the same time was just a bit much even for an old multi tasking driver wizard like myself. I would have got Kelly to take the pics but she was already bouncing around like a ping pong ball. Yep, we sure got some things to learn & some bugs to iron out alright!! And tomorrow I will tell you about the trials & tribulations of trying to put the soft top up on the Jeep Friday night.......................... #!!*%>>#+:#%@//
PETE'S SAYING...."HEY, WHEN'S THE LAST TIME YA HAD SO MUCH FUN EH"
Our handy guy Bruce came over to day & started work on the little project for the back of the Jeep while I began a big reorganization of our carport storage space.
BRUCE MEASURES UP THE 'JEEP PROJECT'
My Aunt Jean visiting from Florida dropped in around 3 this afternoon & we spent a couple hours organizing some bins of stuff belonging to my Uncle Harry. Kelly was home by 4 & we all went out for supper at 'The Docks.' Coffee back at home & about 7:30 Jean hit the road for Tavistock where she is staying. All & all a long kinda day & I am totally pooped, so here's the end of another day's post for........The Bayfield Bunch:))
CHATTING IT UP WITH AUNT JEAN ON THE FRONT PORCH TODAY
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Ever wonder why this country is in soooooo much trouble?? Well, here's why!!!!! The population of this country is 300 million. 160 million are retired. That leaves 140 million to do the work. There are 85 million in school. Which leaves 55 million to do the work. Of this there are 35 million employed by the federal government. Leaving 20 million to do the work. 2.8 million are in the armed forces preoccupied with killing Osama Bin-Laden which leaves 17.2 million to do the work. Take from that total the 15.8 million people who work for State and city Governments and that leaves 1.4 million to do the work. At any given time there are 188,000 people in hospitals leaving 1,212,000 to do the work.
Now, there are 1,211,998 people in prisons.
That leaves just two people to do the work.
You and me. And there you are
sitting on your butt, at your computer, reading this silly blog again.
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