Can you feel it yet?

The Christmas Spirit has hit me hard and early this year. I’ve already updated the plan for our yard to reflect new items built or bought since last season. It’s comical, how much time I spend thinking about it!

I’m also preparing for this year’s Center City Electric Light Parade. I’d like to do some new things to decorate Smokey. It’s a toss-up, really, which I put more energy into preparing to decorate — the Jeep or the house!


I couldn’t help but notice tonight this Hummer H2. Its owner is running chrome steps — UNDERNEATH his tube rocker guards. 🤦🏻‍♂️

Semper Fi, Marine, but please pick one!

A brief, but fulfilling, outing

My family is in town visiting this week, so we ventured to our local off-road playground today so they could, hopefully, understand a little better what this “Jeep thing” is all about. We’d barely launched into the sand along the Canadian River, when we came upon an early ’90s Dodge Ram, complete with low-profile tires on large-diameter wheels, buried in the sand. 

I hopped out and offered my tow strap, then pulled them out and went on our way. On the return trip, we came upon the same truck again stuck in the sand. After a quick pull, I encouraged the driver to feather his throttle and avoid the deep sand. Then, we went on our way. 

We didn’t stay long, but it’s always nice to feel like you’ve made even a minor difference to brighten someone’s day. I guess my folks got to see what Jeeping is all about, after all.