Not the way to end a day. I stopped at my mailbox when I got home and Rojo died when I tried to drive again. Starts and idles fine, but as soon as you go into reverse or drive it stalls. Had to back Pongo down to pull her up to the house with the help of my neighbor.
Burning off energy.
Saying goodbye at the airport.
Another new topper for Rojo.
For 10 years, we do a family picture here.
How do you occupy grand kids? Wash cars……
and play with cars.
I went to Toyota to buy oil filters and the parts guy said my truck was on the wall at the mall. I had to go see…
Pongo turned 200,000 miles today
I did pull over this time.
Almost stock and JD driving.
JD didn’t leave Pongo stock long and make a couple trips west. Notice ARB front bumper and stock rear bumper.
Then front bumper was replaced with a CBI bumper
Then one day, JD and I were having lunch and he mentioned he was selling Pongo, we ate without talking about it much (we both always talk about what is the perfect vehicle for our hobbies) but as we left, I asked if he was serious and what was he thinking of for a price…. he was and I had a deal within an hour after checking with my CFO.
and I got to finally make my trip west last summer.
It was time to delete the rear seat delete. I built this platform last year for my trip west and Kodak, but with family coming, I needed my rear seat.
What was under the platform, 2 puffy jackets and a puffy vest, a fleece jacket and sweatshirt. First aid kit, shave kit, 2 camp chairs, tools, rain gear, winch stuff and a complete change of cloths.
Seat is back with dog hammock.
We headed to Uwharrie to play with James and Elizabeth’s new drone. A Skydio with an amazing tracking function.
My boss needed a quick test photo for EXIF and Photo Mechanic so I shot a picture of Pongo. I do love BFG AT tires.
and in morning light
Pongo in her virgin state.
Then I got a call to go “snow wheeling” with Tony and Kat
Not as much snow as we hoped, but still fun to exercise the truck!