I finally got a new bumper installed.
There was nothing wrong with the stock bumper except if I hit a Kangaroo, I would be toast.
Right after I purchased my FJ, I did put on a winch mount that was beefier than the stock bumper and it was perfect for my needs.
LSTJ put this out on their facebook page today. It kind of highlights the whole weekend last month.
If you’ve ever thought about coming to Texas for this event, you should do it. It’s tons of fun!
Well, it’s that time of year again... All of us Toyota Fan Boys are excited about the Lone Star Toyota Jamboree coming up May 3rd - May 6th at Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area. Tom Gormley and crew from the Toyota Trail Riders put on an outstanding event, and this year is sure to be just as exciting. They work hard…
Vince & Gene are at it again:
So I have chatted with a guy off the internet that now lives in Guatemala.
He’s got an FJ and a Nissan Patrol.
He likes to drive through the jungle.
He has fun video’s to watch.
October 13th will find me driving toward the Oxford Ranch Campgrounds near Llano, TX. in the heart of the hill country of Texas.
July and August have been a good last half of summer for wheeling and exploring.
It’s been awhile (Middle of May) since I had been out on the dirt. That’s two whole months!!! [Note: This event took place July 22nd]
Ok, so I’m lame... I didn’t go anywhere special except the local auto parts store to pick up some synthetic oil.
I’d been putting off my oil change for about 3 weeks once my dash light started blinking. Right before the 4th of July weekend, it went solid telling me “IT’S TIME, WILLY!” I would have done it last…
This year the Lone Star Toyota Jamboree fell on Star Wars Day & Cinco de Mayo! I didn’t bring my lightsaber or a bottle of Tequila, but I still had a blast! (I did bring some cigars and a bottle of whiskey, though)
“Travel in Texas is measured by hours, not miles”
Sticker Mule had a sale the other day. 50 stickers for $29.
I figured I’d have something to hand out to folks I wheel with.
Tomorrow I’m leaving after work to head to one of the best Toyota events of the year: The Lone Star Toyota Jamboree!
My sticker arrived Thursday, and I applied it Saturday. It seems to drive faster.
In a few days I’ll be heading out this way.
A Fellow from Texas Overland, by the name of Mike Teavee Smith, produced this wonderful video of his last trip out there. These are some of the places I’ll be going next week. Yeah, I’m not excited... Just 6 more hours of work, then a weekend of loading up the rig and I’m…
Last year I put out the word that I would be doing an expedition across the Big Bend Ranch State Park in Texas for the week between Xmas and New Year’s Eve. I’ve had some friends show interest in going the last 8 months, some still are iffy, others can’t due to family matters, job, etc.
So last week I was playing tourist in the state of Maine and Massachusetts.
While driving around I’d try to catch some FJ’s and other vehicles to pose or photograph.
These are the Gem’s I found and was able to capture.
A Month or so ago, right when the HEAT settled into North Texas, I joined some friends of mine on Barnwell Mountain for some camping & wheeling over the weekend.
Back in my younger years I used to camp a lot more than I do now.
Used to be, we’d go find a bush or a tree or some other obstruction. We’d dig a hole, balance on our feet and do our business.
Well I’m a little older now and not so well balanced. I’ve been scouring the internet and seen a few ideas, even some homemade…
So last weekend was the Lone Star Toyota Jamboree.
320 Registered vehicles and who knows how many people made this yet another fantastic weekend of wheeling the trails, camping and camaraderie. It’s been a week of trying to keep busy at work, editing video in the evenings, and jonesing for another great weekend like…