Sunday, December 25, 2011

A Very Merry Jeep Christmas

Santa really pulled through for me this year with the help of ATJ. I opened a huge box of Jeep goodies to find caps, t-shirts, seat covers, a belt buckle, a mouse pad, a chair with built in cooler, and my most favorite and most wanted gift of them all - a spiderweb shade that clips on to the top roll bars. It made for a great Christmas and will make for a nice, shady summer ahead. Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Ready for Winter

I keep meaning to order some slush mats before winter and it hits me to ask about them today while I was at the dealership. Wouldn't you know they had them in stock -- making it so easy! Besides just looking rugged cool, they are custom made for the Wrangler and have holes that connect them to the floorboard hooks. The stock carpet mats show every fleck of dirt (and dog hair) so I may end up using these year round.

I also talked the guys at the dealership out of a promo poster for our garage.


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Congratulations Laura

Congratulations to my BFF, Laura, on her Christmas present. She traded in her Rubicon for a sporty Sahara. Now we just need to meet halfway (say, Colorado!) for a Jeepers meetup.

Monday, December 5, 2011

10K Maintenance

It's time for Edy's 10,000 mile maintenance at the dealership. Jeep had an exhaust programming recall so that was taken care of as well as another oil change and tire rotation. I got some complimentary fresh baked cookies and she got a complimentary wash and vacuum. She's ready to roll!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Dear Santa

Dear Santa,

A Jeep accessory holiday catalog arrived in the mail today. You could close your eyes and point to just about anything and I'd be happy. Or if you have to know, the spare tire bike rack, cargo baskets, rugged floor mats, tube bumpers and bikini tops rank high on my list.

Love, L

Saturday, November 5, 2011

A Dry Summer

This year's drought has Cedar Creek Lake in Texas almost 8 foot low. There's no lily pad coves, the palm trees have dried up and died but the cactus continue to prosper.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Osage Hills State Park

We loaded up the Jeep with firewood, camping supplies and Molly. It was her first road trip weekend to my family reunion in Osage Hills State Park in Bartlesville, OK. When I was a kid, my grandfather was a park ranger here and now it's a nostalgic annual fall destination full of adventure -- for all of us.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Winfield Campout

I had no problem setting up my tent by myself along the Walnut River here at the Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival in Winfield, KS. It has rained all weekend which pretty much sucks for camping but I have stayed high and dry sleeping in the back of Edy. I just love my set up. The lows at night have been in the 50's but I'm almost too warm zipped up inside of my mummy sleeping bag.

I brought along a few luxury items this time to my campsite including a classy chandellier for inside of my tent (although there's no electricity) and a new ProBoil propane cooking system that works great for heating up water quickly for coffee, oatmeal, udon noodles (with prepared meatballs) making camplife complete and that much more enjoyable.

Although I love my tent, I still have a strong desire to own a "canned ham" retro camper like this one. It's adorable and if I had one it would be decked out in a Coronaville Cowgirl theme, for sure. Next year I will be sure to bring my bicycle as everyone rides around from campsite to campsite, to the stages scattered around and to the showers.

Note to self: I need to get myself a hitch bicycle rack.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Car Show

The 2nd annual Blacktop Nationals car show was in downtown this weekend. Made for a good picnic in the front of my office over lunch on Friday and a bicycle riding destination on Saturday. Several 1970's Jeeps were on display including this cool crawler. Makes me kinda want some mudders.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Car Wash

While I have to hold 9 week old Molly in my arms at the car wash while spraying off my Jeep, when I get home she's more than happy to help dry it off. Too cute.

Sunday, August 14, 2011


My new 8 week old boxer pup, Molly, went for her first ride today. She didn't really care to sit alone in the passenger seat, instead went from my lap to crawling up to lay on my shoulders. She's so tiny now, it's hard to believe one day she eventually fill the passenger seat.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Living My Fortune

I Had Company

We had a stray around the house for the weekend until I found her owner. Her name is Sasha but I called her Molly and fell in love with her instantly. She had a little weekend Jeep adventure and I secretly hope she can jump the fence again for another visit.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

A Top Hoist

OMG!!! I am married to the best man ever who will surprise me by installing a top hoist in our garage while I'm away on vacation. He sent me some text messages with the pics and I about lost my mind with excitement. I really like the look of Edy totally topless just like this -- and look how clean she is!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Island Treasure

While visiting my aunt who lives on Sauvie Island outside of Portland we took a tour of a local herbary where I caught sight of an oldie that probably hasn't seen the road in quite awhile.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Construction Zones

Who says a highway full of dead stop construction zones are a drag? Jeep girls love to find any opportunity to sunbathe, sing to the radio and eat some good snacks while everyone else suffers along in a car. It's all good!

Portland Bound

Our weekend at the beach eventually came to an end. We had an amazing time and Laura's dropping me off in Portland so that I can visit with family for the remainder of my vacation week. Thanks for the beautiful Highway 101 Jeep adventure, Laura!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Road Trip!!

Laura and I are heading for the Oregon Coast. Watch out Cannon Beach - we're coming your way and we're bringing a Jeep dog (Molly) along for the ride.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

To the Mountain

Laura, Dan and I loaded up in her Rubi and drove up to Crystal Mountain Resort for dinner. We had the tops off and the rock tunes blaring all the way up to the base at 4,400'. The gondola took us to the summit at 6,872' where we had a breath taking snow covered view of Mt. Rainier hovering above at 14,410'.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Back in Washington

Toto, I don't think I'm in Kansas anymore! I'm back in Washington for the holiday weekend visiting with my inspiration and best Jeep bud, Laura. She's smoke'n hot with her Rubi. Work it, Laura, you are super sporty cute!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Dog Days of Summer

A weekend at the lake turned out to be all about the dog. I took Sheba on a sunrise walk around the campground, we swam together, sat by the fire and slept quite comfortably in the back of Edy. Life really is good!