How do you know if you are the guy on the lawn or the guy telling people to get off his lawn?
3,300 miles, 60-ish hours of driving plus 18 hours of working on our truck later we’d driven from Arizona to Canada and back to Arizona ...and we’d cut the roof off our Land Cruiser.
Nothing too fancy, just a day trip to central CO just a smidge into the Rockies. The weather was absolutely perfect. I tried to enjoy it and not think about reasons why it’s been 60 degrees in the Rockies in January and why there was almost no snow.
Truthfully as much as we like to limit screen time, they aren’t going to get the same kinds of pleasures from these trips as we will, so you have to suit their entertainment to them. I took my then 4 year old on the white rim 2 years ago and she and her friend watched a lot of movies. They have fun playing when…
Great vids, love the truck.. aww, makes me want to look at a weekend truck.
UPDATE - Toyota to the rescue!
This brings me back to camping with the kids when they were younger (granted, not THAT far back, my youngest is 4). Don’t feel bad about movies, thats the life of trips with kids. They just don’t “get” the outdoors in the same way adults do but they will have great memories of being with you and playing in the sand.…
My pleasure, looking forward to having you here!
Deal, just bear in mind its not a content dump zone. Come for the chips stay for the conversations.
I already done it.
Now you’re making me want a Land Cruiser built out for this. DANGIT.
This guy...this is the guy. This is the short version of this interview with Dan who is both family and friend as well as o&e member. Enjoy his enginerd walkthrough courtesey of overland bound. Long version here.
I’ve got two SAS pick ups, an ‘84 regular can, long bed and an ‘85 ex-can pick up, both have minimal rust, straight bodies and clean titles. I’m building the ex cab, parting out the long bed if you need SAS components. I’m in NM so not too far away. I got the trucks for next to nothing and would love to see you…
I like that ‘hi-lux’ and I’ve always thought the Wildernest was very cool. Think in ever-widening circles... Southern Utah is perfect for that rig... or vice versa.
I did. If it weren’t for the paychecks I’m getting, I’d be back in a heartbeat.
Dang, I miss living in Texas.