The wheeling season is chalk-full of calendared club runs and penciled-in camping trips, but part of the fun of the off-season is throwing together non-club runs on the spur of the moment. And last week, we were able to join … Continue reading Saran Wrap/Eagle Rock: An Impromptu Off-Season Run
On Sunday, September 28th, Skot and I celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary. We had a wonderful weekend together, and took the day before to escape all alone to jaunt around Colorado Springs to do some shopping, bowling, and dining. We … Continue reading The Backyard Tent Test
WOW! October is here already, leaves are changing, nights are getting frosty, and believe it or not, it’s less than 3 months till Christmas! Now is the time to take stock of where your Jeep sits, uncover hidden damage that … Continue reading Winter Build Plans
Camping has long been a type of therapy for me. Having camped since I was a kid, I’ve always loved it, and when life goes haywire, it becomes a necessity. When my brother died in 2008, I asked my husband … Continue reading Labor Day Getaway
Some days are more memorable than others out on the 4X4 trails. We’ve had days with rollovers breakdowns, pregnancies, and just about any other thing you could imagine. Saturday was not one of those days, but it was memorable in … Continue reading A Memorable Trip in the Sangres
It is a shame to say that I do Minivan with kids sometimes, but I gotta to what I gotta do to enjoy outdoor with whole family! Just whatever it takes to bring them out there, right folks? 🙂 Continue reading Camping with Style
I belong to this community and no one will deny my right. This community will be my home for many years and will be my kids hometown. I want my kids to have the same sense of belonging, so that when they grow up and wherever they might be, they could have a place to call home. Continue reading Home Is Where Happy Memories Grow
You can boast how more American you are than me on my face, but you will never take away my right to raise my children as a proud American. They will grow up to be a law-abiding, tax paying, God-fearing, contributing member of this society, and I will make sure of that until I die. Continue reading I am an American!
If you’re looking for some healthy, alternative homemade recipes you can throw together the night before you go, you have come to the right place. The following five recipes are great sources of fiber and protein, and they all have a scratch-made healthy guarantee. Continue reading 5 Great Snack Recipes for the Trail
Well, my kids are still in the progress of making, but one thing that I’m so proud of my kids is that they love outdoor activities! Both of my older kids are actively involved with Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America. Although the scouts earn their highest respect by accomplishing tasks and earning badges, they could never overlooked a fun part of being a scout, Camping! 🙂 Continue reading 2014 Memorial Day Weekend at Oso Lake
See, with 2.5 inches of height added to my Jeep, I might have better chance of attacking higher rated offroad trails. That means John Bull or Dishpan, my friend. I might truly know what it means to “flex” after all. Continue reading Can Average Dad Win?
I’m not a fan of being awakened at 5:30 am. Even on Christmas morning as a kid I didn’t want up before 6:00 (or was it that my parents wouldn’t let me wake them up before 6??). Whatever. Either … Continue reading Jeeping: Not Just For the Boys
Camping season is about to unfold in many areas around us. Every year when this time of a year comes around, I get this itch wanting for a getaway. If you’ve been following my blogs in the past, you would know what I meant by wanting for a “getaway,” setting my course to the road less traveled! Continue reading By Every Means of Travel
Last Saturday was the day. A few weeks ago I wrote a post titled Training to go Solo, about my intention to take Lil’ Bruiser, my mom, and Peanut on a CSC4W trail run without my husband, Skot. And … Continue reading Girls Day Out
My wife is not the first person when I think about going camping. She is not much of a camping person. She’d do this to make me happy. This was her way of giving me a birthday present. Whatever the occasion was or how it started, I wasn’t going to waste it. I had to take all the advantage I could! 🙂 Continue reading Desert Camping, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
There are certain protocols that you must learn when you enter a cult of Jeep. You just bought a Jeep? Then you are in it whether you intended or not. Having a Jeep doesn’t automatically make you a Jeeper. There are certain behaviors that are not adequate to be called a Jeeper. Some of us just don’t take Jeep ownership lightly. Some ignores it and pays the price. Continue reading A Cult of Jeep
I mentioned in a post a few weeks ago that I’m getting excited about the 2014 wheeling season, but now I’m both excited and nervous. That’s because I just asked my husband if I could take Lil’ Bruiser … Continue reading Training to go Solo
This is one story that you must hear. There’s tons of cool picture and it contains information that you find useful. See how a fellow Jeep got out the “situation” which we all can find ourselves in it someday. *knock … Continue reading Big Bend National Park Jeep Adventure by Toxic Crush
I learned a big lesson last year about which type of sunscreen you should use on kids. I always keep a small tube of baby sunscreen in my hiking backpack and have since Peanut was a baby. But on our annual trip to Moab last year, I just expected it to be there without checking before we headed out on the hot, dusty desert trails. Continue reading Bring on the Sun!
After all, I drag myself to a desolate wasteland for a reason. This is my way of getaway from all the craziness I have to deal with in daily basis. When I’m out here, I want to be able to hear winds, trees, birds, rains, the sound of nature! Continue reading “Well, If You Ever Plan to Motor West,”
Those who live in warmer climates get to wheel all year round, but here in Colorado, many of our mountain trails are dangerous when icy or blocked by snow. While we are blessed to have a few open trails and … Continue reading Spring Jeeping Fever
She was named by my husband, D, who brought her back to life in 2010, and named her for our daughter, Claire Ann. She now sits proudly as part of the Battle of the Bulge Diorama, where thousands of visitors see her each month, none of whom are aware of her namesake…but the conception of the Claire Ann started many years before, in a nowhere town in West-Central Pennsylvania. Continue reading The “Claire Ann”
What does that mean in “general” population? Not only I have to be careful not to cut off anyone or honk at anyone in my town, I have to deal with my neighbors and friends waving at me while passing each others on the road. Continue reading Jeeper’s Problem #112
“First comes love, then comes marriage,” so the saying goes, “then comes the baby in the baby carriage!” So what do you get when a Jeep Guy falls in love with and marries a Jeep Girl? A Jeep Baby! When … Continue reading It’s a Jeep Baby Thing
We’ll call her “Phoebe”. He spends his days and nights with her. She can get him on his back, in a feverish sweat, as his lusty cries rise from their greasy little love nest in the basement. He would rather spend time under her hood than mine, if you know what I mean (nudge, nudge). I am a jeep widow. Continue reading Jeep Widow’s Lament
Not being able to engage in 4×4 gear for over 3 months and half is okay for a regular people, but for a guy who runs a blog called, Jeep With Kids, and for who has been an advocate of kids involving in a nature, this was unacceptable behavior. Continue reading The Perfect Furlough
I wasn’t sure how many hills I drove up and down until I got to this spot where I start recording the video below, just about 5 minutes before the video recording started, both of my kids were chanting, “We’re gonna die!” in laughter. Continue reading Keep Calm and Carry On
My joy ride ended rather too quickly when I found myself stuck on a tight trail where I couldn’t make a turn nor go forward. I realized at that point that I was on the wrong trail. I had to drive backward to gain access to the right path, but the tires started slipping when I had to make a sharp turn. I tried to rock my Jeep by shifting forward and backward, but it kept pushing my Jeep to the cliff! Continue reading 2 Minutes of Terror, an Untold Story
“I would go anywhere”, Actor Johnny Lee Miller once said,”…so long as it’s worth it.” Jeeping with kids is not always easy, but it is well worth it! Nerves of steel, however, are required. 🙂 Continue reading Jeeping With Kids, Nerves of Steel Required
Although we didn’t get to play in the mud or snow on this day, it wasn’t total loss after all. There had to be something positive about this trip, an effort to drag kids out of house full of electronics and gadgets. I counted three and here they are. Continue reading Daddy 3 – 0 Life, A Complete shutout!