JEEP LIFE AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS
"Not all those who wander are lost"
Some of the best feelings in life come from hoping in my Jeep and seeing what I can find. I love being out there taking in every inch of the beautiful scenic backdrop of different places. It doesn't matter where or when, give me some open air in the middle of nature and I'm a happy guy, but in the past few weeks something happened that will change the way I hit the trails forever.
My wife bought her very first Jeep. Don't get me wrong, she's been out plenty, but it's always riding shotgun or occasionally getting behind the wheel of mine. There's something different when it's your own though. The dreams of overlanding across the red sand dunes of St. George Utah start to settle in to your mind at the craziest times. The mountain tops begin to call you by name every time you even look north. Owning a Jeep is like having your very own key to a doorway that always leads to adventure. It starts to change the way you view yourself, the way you view the world and its for the better! Jeep ownership is fun, and it doesn't matter if your conquering the Rubicon Trail or fighting through the jungle of knuckleheads on your way to work, you are behind the wheel of YOUR Jeep now and that means the adventure has begun.
Now, if you live alone or this is the first Jeep in the family, things are going to seem a little weird for a while. For or those of you two Jeep families out there you'll understand. Theres no easy way to say this, but...you will now be limited to rest stop and CB communication with your significant other on trips, because there's no way they are riding shot gun with you anymore. Don't get me wrong, you'll still go on vacations together...just driving separate, it's not a big deal. For the ones that have to be around the more..."extreme" personalities, you might find your spouse making up excuses to meet you places, or even forcing you to call them by the HAM handle instead of their name. Just stay calm, and don't panic! Things will settle down soon and you'll be once again making grocery runs together, instead of you having to go get the milk in your Jeep while she gets the bread in hers. Life is different me now and whatever the next chapter brings I know one thing for sure, I'm glad she didn't by a Camry. Uh...no offense Camry owners, Camry's are cool too...sorta...in a very practical, good gas mileage kind of way...I guess.
Yup, owning a Jeep isn't for everyone, but I know it is for me...and now I know it's for her!
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