Vacationing out West

Our first vacation westward included: a visit to my sister’s home in Wyoming, visiting my half-brother in Utah, and stops in Arizona and New Mexico before heading back to Colorado.

On our way to my sister’s we passed Colorado State University for an obligatory pic

Posing by a sign on the CSU campus with my CSU RamCard

Posing with a massive CSU logo

Visiting my sister, Julie, in Rock Springs, Wyoming.

Alex, myself, and my sister, Julie.

Checking out Utah Olympic Park in Park City, Utah with my half-brother and his wife.

Alex and I with my half-brother Jan and his wife, Beth, at Utah Olympic Park

Jan, Beth, and myself with the Utah Olympic Park sign

Utah Olympic Park visitors centre

Last shot of the day – Jan, Beth, and myself with Jan’s truck

Off-roading w/ Brooks in New Hampshire

I went out with my friend Brooks for some -slightly- more intense off-roading (after finishing our rear bumper install) including a good amount of mud and rock-crawling. It was my first experience with rocks and I couldn’t ask for a better guide.

Utilizing the Motobilt registration plate & camera relocation kit we relocated the registration place and the factory JL camera – the Jeep has eyes again!

An exterior shot of the mount

The Hooke Road rear bumper from Ubox Offroad

My Jl Rubicon climbing the rocks at Devil’s Pass

My JL on the trail with front-deck LEDs powered on

Brooks climbing ahead of me

Brooks climbing ahead of me

Video of our day of fun – credit to Brooks

Family from Missouri & Virginia Visit Massachusetts

Family visiting from Missouri and Virginia spent a week with us here in Massachusetts.

During our time, we visited friends in New Hampshire, learned about Witchcraft at the Witch Museum in Salem, and went off-roading in the JL Rubicon at Monument Rd.

My mother and I by our JL Rubicon

My mother with her friend, Sandy in New Hampshire.

Barbara Jean, myself, my mother, and her friends, Sandy & Dennis eating ice cream at the beach

My mother and I at the Witch Museum in Salem, Massachusetts

Barbara Jean and my mother at the Witch Museum in Salem, Massachusetts

Barbara Jean and my mother at the Witch Museum in Salem, Massachusetts

A monster museum in Salem, Massachusetts

Alex and my mother grilling out at our home in Massachusetts

Working on the Jeep JLRU and off-roading w/ Brooks in MA

Yesterday my friend Brooks and I spent the morning finishing the bumper and winch install on my 2018 Jeep JL Unlimited Rubicon. After everything was installed, we headed out to explore some trails in Massachusetts and even came across a monument to the mother of Andrew Garfield.

Working on the JL in Keene, NH

Bumper containing 5 LED light units and winch ready to be installed

Brooks next to my JL

Everything except the license plate on the JL

Standing between my Jeep and Brooks’ Xenomorph

Brooks between his Xenomorph and my yet unnamed JLU Rubicon

Brooks leads the way in his Xenomorph

Xenomorph on the trails

My JLU Rubicon

A nifty water shot taken by Brooks

Another water shot with my JLU

A video put together by Brooks from his recordings of our ride.

All in all, it was a fantastic day and I couldn’t have asked for a better friend & guide to spend it with. Bonus – the weather was spectacular as well!

Hell, Michigan

Elected & Impeached

On 16 November 2018, I was elected as Mayor of Hell, Michigan. Later that same day, I was impeached. During my time in Hell, I met with the locals (my constituents), enjoyed some food and toured the town.

Video of my appointment as Mayor of Hell, Michigan.

My time as Mayor begins

My tour of Hell begins at the Gates of Hell

My tour continues beyond the chapel and weather station near the Lovers Bridge and river.

During lunch the founder of the town, John Colone, presented me with my Deed for 1 square inch of waterfront property in Hell, Michigan – complete with soil analysis indicating high concentrations of sulfur, brimstone, and human bone.

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After hearing rumours of my impending impeachment, I snapped a shot near the Hell, Michigan sign at Screams Ice Cream.

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Video of my subsequent impeachment and removal from office.

Centralia, Pennsylvania

Centralia, Pennsylvania is an (almost entirely) abandoned former mining town in Pennsylvania and, most famously, the inspiration for the Silent Hill franchise

Formerly Route 61 – this location is now known as Graffiti Highway

The underground coal mine fires burning since the late 60s made the highway unusable

Anthony & Zin – our companions for our adventure!

Alex & myself exploring

The Ukrainian Catholic church is the only church still open in Centralia

Service was being held during our visit

Family from Wyoming and Missouri

Family from #Wyoming and #Missouri came by #Massachusetts it was great seeing my mother, sister, and Danny again :) @ Marlborough, Massachusetts

Off Roading w/ Brooks!

A couple of days ago, I went on a 2-state off-roading trip with my good friend Brooks.

We started in New Hampshire and worked our way through Mount Ephraim and then Bellows Falls culminating in an awesome overlook of the state borders.

Video of our trip:

A few still shots:

Brooks w/ the Jeep & the most capable Subaru in New England!

My Jeep JLU at the overlook

Brooks’ Subaru and my Jeep at the start of our journey

On the trail:

Off-Road Mode Pitch & Roll Gauges

Sway Bar: Disconnected Axles/Transfer Case: Locked

We even met a friend (with a bullhorn!) up near the overlook (video below)

The JK is sold!

After nearly a decade of fun, the Jeep JK is sold. It’s headed to a new life in Wyoming. I hope the new owners have as many wonderful adventures as we’ve had with it.

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