Saturday, August 20, 2016


From black to silver.   I traded in my 2011 Wrangler with 72k miles in for a 75th Anniversary Edition 2016 Wrangler.  This go around I will have heated leather seats (no more dog hair in the fabric!!!), touch screen and about 1/3 more horsepower in a newer model.  It was bittersweet to let go of my black beauty but the added horsepower and easy to care for silver color makes it all worthwhile.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Bluegrass at the Lake

 What a great place to camp and canoe to the other side of the lake to see local bluegrass bands like Sizzle Biscuit and Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy.  Time does stand still at the lake.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Bully Hitch Step

I saw this hitch step on a truck and knew I needed one for when I camp. An air mattress in the back makes it really high to get up into. I usually use a folding stool or cooler so this is going to work perfectly. I chose stainless without LED lights.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Mother's Day 2016

On the road with Momma for Mother's Day weekend. There was margaritas and shopping in Santa Fe.
A festival in Taos and a trip out to the Rio Grande Gorge bridge. Early morning driving back home through scenic state parks watching the sun rise above the mountains leaves me missing New Mexico over and over again.

Monday, February 22, 2016

5 Happy Jeep Years

We celebrated five Jeep years by changing out a burnt bulb.  She's out of the dealership service contract but we still have the lifetime power train warranty for as long as she's mine.  Just the other day someone asked me what my dream car would be and I responded -- I have it! Such a feeling of contentment to still have exactly what I want.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A New One

My girl Melanie was so tired of her Jeep cloth upholstery attracting dog hair, she just went out and got a new one with leather interior!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Dog Hair Gone

I've been going out of my mind with all the dog hair that weaves itself into my seat upholstery then I saw this at Bed Bath & Beyond. It really does work in brushing it right off!

Monday, June 15, 2015

To the Mountains

Happiness is not having to rent a o|||||||o in Colorado because I drove my own!

The mountains is our most favorite place to be!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Just Drive

Sometimes I just feel the need to drive. Anywhere. This time road trip'n for a quick weekend to Texas to visit family in the perfect t-shirt I found at

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

New Shoes

At 52,000 miles, it's time Edy got some new tires. Still going with the all-weather Goodyear Wranglers we initially switched out over the stock tires at purchase. I could go with a more aggressive tread but these have a pretty good ride. 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Festival Camping

You could call me a Happy Camper!  And just another reason to love my Jeep...five days of camping.  I stay high and dry sleeping in the cozy back.  I do have a bit of clean up on her when I get home but it's all worth it -- and time will take care of venting out the smell of campfire and beer. 
Life is Good for a girl with a Jeep!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Bike Rack Modification

That bicycle rack I got for Christmas didn't fit over my aftermarket rear tire so my husband purchased metal tubing and fittings to modify it.  Basically, he had to make a sleeve to extend out wider across the top of the tire and down lower to rest on the bottom of the tire.  Then he painted the new metal black and it now looks and works as it should.  My uni-sex bicycle rides a little wonky on the back but it's secure and will get me where I need to go.  Great for freeing up space in the back for more camping gear.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Gold Accents

This one caught my eye parked at my grocery store.  I thought the gold accents on the grill and wheels make it unique.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Boxer Love

I've got another Jeep Dog on my hands! 
Puppy Pearl doesn't miss a chance to go for a ride. 

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Accessories

He always gets me the best gifts for Christmas.  This time a rear tire mounted bicycle rack from Quadratech.  For several years I've had to pile my bicycle on top of all my camping gear in the back and it didn't always fit very well.  Sometimes requiring two trips loads so this will be perfect for my summer plans.  The t-shirt came from ATJ.

Monday, December 23, 2013

A Peek in my Stocking

He said it was okay to peek into my stocking and this is what I found.  It's a water bottle from ATJ.  That means there could be many more ATJ
gifts under the tree!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

In Good Company

Best Compact SUV/Crossover (Kelly Blue Book)

2014 Jeep Wrangler
American as apple pie and as rugged as the Rubicon trail that it can conquer in stock form, the Jeep Wrangler boasts a proud heritage that dates back to its ancestors helping win World War II. All that and the Jeep still has an ace in its pocket: resale value that's as resilient as it is.
Available with two doors or in extended length with four doors as the Unlimited model, the 2014 Jeep Wrangler is ready for adventure right out the gate with standard 4-wheel drive and a stout 285-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine. The Wrangler is also one of the few remaining SUVs that can be had with a manual transmission for those who want ultimate control.
Priced at just over $23,000 for a basic model to around $40,000 for a loaded Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon X, Jeep's go-anywhere vehicle fits a variety of budgets, from collegians who'd rather be camping to empty-nesters ready to see the world in a whole new way. The beauty of the Wrangler is that it can go where most other vehicles can't. So while the Jeep Wrangler will do the job shuffling you around the city with attitude, its true character surfaces in the wild. With a sturdy frame, generous ground clearance and available hard-core off-road features like locking differentials, the Wrangler can take you to amazing new places, with or without the roof, door panels or even windshield in place.
The Wrangler is built to provide years of such enjoyment, and will put a smile on your face even when it's time to part, thanks to a fabulous resale value.


Monday, December 2, 2013

Oh, Christmas Tree!

It's good to have the option of hauling just about everything I need to.  This time, a trip to Lowe's for holiday greenery and a Christmas tree that I let hang out of the top back window.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Nice Wheels

Don'tcha know I just had to park by this beauty at the grocery store.  Dude, nice wheels!


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Running Wild in Dallas

ROAD TRIP!! Mom and I spent a weekend visiting a cousin who lives in downtown Dallas. That skyline is always exciting to me.

Friday, August 23, 2013

It All Started With a Jeep Ride

Here we go again! I'm back in Washington State for a road trip with my BFF, Laura! 
Taking off for a camping weekend.
Oh, my, how I LOVE THIS LIFE!! Heading to the mountains!

We make it to the campsite for several nights where time stands still.
Loaded up to go tubing down the river! That's Dr. Dan at the wheel.
 My cup runneth over!
Leaving and wishing I could do it all over again.
 A new key chain that says it all.
Forever Jeep.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Bluegrass Camping

I spent four nights camping out of the back of my Jeep.  Notice the nice ambiance a battery powered candle chandelier makes hanging from my tent? The kids sure enjoyed it, too.  I did have one rain filled, chilly night but I was high, dry and comfy in the back listening to the rain and music as I knitted by a lantern light.  It was another wonderful music filled weekend.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Resale Value

My dealership called to convince me to purchase a new Jeep and guaranteed to lower my current payment.  But there's no way I'm parting with my Edy.  Sure, I could switch out my wheels and special options but I just get too attached and content with my own things to the point they have their own identity.  It's good to know she's keeping her value - another reason to love the Jeep brand.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Envy This in CO

While riding my Harley around Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs was enjoyable, I couldn't help but notice all the Jeeps.  Most with the tops and doors off proving there's so much to be envious of in the colorful state of Colorado.