Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Jeep Momma's Overland Adventure Journal

Day 1 Saturday, October 12

The day I had been waiting for finally arrived. I loaded up my Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, gave a heart wrenching, tear-filled goodbye to my two boys, and then headed out for my Adams Extreme Off Road Adventure. 
The original plan was to head to Virginia for the Overland Expo East but my travel partner broke down so I need to pick him up in Missouri. It was the beginning of my learning to let the Adventure lead me and my lesson's in adapting. 



As I drove through West Virginia, I came across a fellow Maryland Jeeper Joe, GetMudy. A quick selfie with Joe and it was back on the road. Fourteen long hours later I finally arrived. 


Day 2 Sunday Oct 13
Sunday morning we unloaded all my gear and downsized to fit a my passenger, his dog and his gear into my Jeep. Instead of car camping we are tent camping for the first part of the adventure. 


Always looking for a silver lining, we decided to hit some sites not originally on the agenda. We stopped by the St. Louis Arch, camped in Illinois, then hit the road for Ohio.



A great meal of sausage, rice and fresh green beans! 







It was time to get back to Plan A. Unfortunately we missed
the Overland Expo East, but were able to take the tour of L.T. Wright Knives





DAY 3 Monday Oct 14

We had a whole State Park to ourselves, Salt Fork State Park in Ohio. We did some primitive camping, toured the Kennedy Stone House and took a short hike to a cavern.



This adventure will be amazing and life changing. I am already learning the hard skill of adapting. I am also turning negatives into positives and looking for the silver lining.  

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Adding More Purple Highlights! Route 66 Mods

Finding purple accessories for my Jeep has always been a struggle. I finally just resorted to spray painting what I want purple. But lo and behold one company gets it and offers purple accessories.




I was so excited when another Jeeper shared the company Route 66 Mods with me. A company specializing in colorizing faseners for you Jeep.




Route 66 Mods is a small family owned and operated business based in Kingman, AZ. A great source for powder coated fasteners. They have developed a process that makes powder coating fasteners work. 

A multi-step process they developed over a course of years of trial and error. The coatings hold up to all the rigors that a fastener receives, from tightening to daily service and all weather conditions.



Another easy way to accessorize you Jeep. It's simple and easy, just remove the factory bolts and replace them with the new colorized bolts. 





You just need a torx screwdriver and allen wrench. A great way to add a splash of color to your Jeep. They have all colors to chose from.    

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