We finally got to do an event with Overland Bound! My good buddy John and I joined along on a camping trip with some good people of the Rocky Mountain Region of Overland Bound. It really was a great time getting to test the Jeep for the first time, enjoy some outdoors, and meet some wonderful people. Hopefully we will be able to attend more of these in the near future.
I don't really do New Years Resolutions anymore. I have found that they mostly do not work. What I try to focus on instead is changes of mindset and routine that can lead to more permanent change. This year my focus is going to be on improving my skillsets. I want to become proficient with my handgun, I want to learn first aid skills, and I want to become healthier. All of these things will require discipline and I think the best way to acquire discipline is to do things that take discipline. So the first thing I am going to work on this year is getting up before the sun everyday....starting today.
I woke up and drove to the prettiest place I could find to watch the sun rise and welcome in the new year. It was a perfect start to 2018 for me. I hope to do a lot more exploring this year, it is one of the few things that brings peace to my soul. I hope you had a great start to the new year and I hope you have the discipline to make some awesome things happen for yourself this year.
My alarm went off at 3:40am. I had a deadline to meet. I had a made a promise, a promise to myself that I had to keep.
Life has changed a lot for me over that last couple years. In less than two years I went from being a married 20-something to being a thirty year old father of two. It has been the most amazing 2 years ever and I wouldn't change a thing about it. But one part of my life that has gone away a little bit is my ability to seek adventure. I need adventure in my life. I actually think every man does, it is part of what makes us men. I made a promise to myself that I would again start to seek adventure.
With that promise I also agreed to myself that I would not sacrifice my role as a husband and father for adventure. It will need to supplement my responsibly and keep me refreshed and recharged to keep being the husband and dad I am called to be. I figured out that the best way to do this is to use the hours of the day that most people don't. So this morning Scott and I loaded up the Jeeps and headed west.
We originally planned on doing Middle Saint Vrain trail but it was a bit too snow packed for two open-diff Jeeps. We ended up doing Bunce School Road. It was challenging, windy, cold, beautiful, and exactly what I needed. I ended up only getting one good picture. I will document future trips a little better. This was just about getting out into the wild for a little bit.
Adventure is necessary, especially for men. I am learning to find it where I can.
Scott and I install a Rough Country 2.5" lift and 32x11.50 R15 BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO2s on his 1996 Jeep Wrangler TJ and then go find a dirt road to get some footage of it with the DJI Mavic.
All of this is in preparation for our expedition to Moab this fall.
Taking a car where most cars can't go, seeing sights that few get to see, breathing fresh air, hearing almost nothing but the sound of your engine and the wind blowing...these are some of the reasons I love Jeeping. Colorado never ceases to amaze me with its beauty and opportunity to just have fun.
Get out! Go explore! You never know what you might find.
Fuji X100s + WCL-X100 | VSCOfilm Portra 160 | September 2015 | Mammoth Gulch, Colorado
We lifted Zander this week! My dad and I spent a couple days installing a 2" lift and 1.5" wheel spacers on my 07 Commander. It was not an easy job but it was so fun and really rewarding. It looks pretty freakin' cool now too.
This is what it looked like after installing the lift and spacers but on the original tires.
After installing the lift we went on down to Discount Tire where our good friend Jimmy hooked us up with some 265/70 R17 Cooper Discoverer ATPs. This definitely completed the look. It is ready for adventures now. I love how big it looks. This is definitely my favorite car I have ever owned.
When we were all done my dad and I headed to the car wash to get them both cleaned up.
And of course had to grab a couple pictures of them together. It may be kinda nerdy that we both have similar cars, but I think it's pretty awesome.
Now to get them up in the mountains...