We lend a helping hand keep on exploring south!
Howdy, kids. It’s been quite a while since I rapped atchya’. So, what’s been happening over in Botswana since, uh... checks notes... March? Well, quite a lot, I’ll tell you.
Is there a 4Runner wave? You know, like anyone who drives a Subaru (WRXeses mostly). It is the obligation to wave at any other person driving a 4Runner that you pass in this place we call Earth? If there is, I haven’t noticed or tried to start the trend. What I did notice is that 10% of the vehicles on my Sierra…
Finally, we get to my favorite section of Baja. So many beaches and... almost nobody there.
I sat down with Andy Dacey at Overland Expo and put together this walk through of the recovery ring.
Enough mountains, we head to the beach and stay there for a few weeks.
We put together a little unboxing and review video while we’re on the road. Although I hadn’t used it out of necessity as of the videos completion we’ve now had a flat (Big chunk of metal from the Mexican highway) and we used it down in a wash a minute later to change a flat. Worked well for us. The jack was short…
We did it! We spent 3 whole days in one spot and now we know we’re READY to move on. The city is not for us, but we also enjoyed walking to get tacos and margaritas. Tomorrow we hope to visit the historic Cabo San Lucas Costco to try some authentica pizza.... Don’t judge me.
You cannot achieve full-offroading under capitalism
Time to play catch up. We head to Canada to cut our roof off of Goose. NO REALLY, WE DO IT. ;-)
Saturday morning 6/6/18 at 9am. Charles, Matt and I head for Las Vegas.
Well, it was another blur, but longer! We showed up the Saturday before Overland Expo. Being jobless means that we’ve been working until we pass out at night to get the house and truck ready for our trip (that sounds like bitching, it’s not. This is all worth it, this is all worth it). So many of life’s little details…
Come stop by tomorrow through Sunday.
Now before you pick up torches and pitchforks... this 1991 GMC Suburban 4x4 5.7l, was worn out, broken, and crusty rusty. With nearly a quarter million miles, many years lived in the snow, an arterial oil leak, and an almost smoked transmission, it felt easier to let it live out its days as a parts ‘Burban. It lived a…
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
It’s high time to show my pops what I’ve been wasting my free time and money on for the last 20 something years.
Technically it’s an RV, if you live in it temporarily... right? Ah, well, whatever it is we’ve been putting in a lot of work on our truck since we drove to Canada over a weekend in January to cut the roof off and graft on a Campteq poptop.
So, pretty simple. Fly to Las Vegas. Pick up my vehicle for the week. (1991 FJ80). Drive to Red Rocks state park. Spend the week zigging and zagging over dirt tracks to Phoenix, AZ while training some military folks.