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Camping Madness!

Posted in Jeeping., Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2008 by thrownhammer

I knew we were in for quite a weekend when my friend Gabe shows up to camp with a pile of pallets, a few sheets of cardboard, and a screwgun. He forgot he didn’t have a tent, and we were camping on his land. He screwed the pallets together, and layed some cardboard on top. Later he found some garbage out in the woods. So one “tent” got some extra insulation care of a sheet of foam and a see through pool floatie. Out in the wild these are “tents”. In New York City these are “homes”

Tent or home?
Tent or home?

We all brought our boys with us and really had a good time burning things and skipping rocks in the pond. Played alot of war, danced around the fire like any good savages would, and said “Dude” more times than any other word spoken. We also ate alot of hotdogs and smoky links. I slept in the woods in my hammock and the kids either slept in tents or homeless shelters. There are alot of things walking around in those woods after dark I can tell you that. Gabe’s dog was kind enough to bark his fool head off whenever something moved. In the morning while we broke down camp and started getting ready to wheel I decided it was a brilliant idea to put my son’s shoes over the fire to dry them out. When your shoes turn into liquid are they considered dry or wet?

Shoe Goo.
Shoe Goo.

Later in the day Gabe and I decided to wear matching T-shirts. That’s just how we roll. Nine wheelers showed up. Eight Jeeps and a Toyota. All loaded for bear.  The first obstacle was a sloppy stinky mud pit. I am not too embarrassed to say that I would rather not say if I bypassed that… Everyone that did try eventually made it, and collected flys the rest of the day. Next up the ravine swallowed a couple Jeeps but again we all made it through. Some just needed a little more help than others. Gabe decided to drive up the Ravine drop in again. He alleges he went up the drop in in a little Jeep with bald tires. The only witness is questionable at best. So he tried, he REALLY tried. But in the end the Ravine claimed another victim. Gabe blew up his ring and pinion gears in the front end. To add a little exclamation point on the day a tree fell on Matts XJ (Cherokee) for no apparent reason. He shook it off. He’s pretty tough that Matt guy.

Knock your teeth out at 12 Oclock.
Knock your teeth out at 12 O’clock.