Saturday, August 29, 2020

Me And My Jeep



Ever since I met Errol, he wanted a Jeep. He finally got this one in 2007. I had my own SUV at the time, but it was later totaled by a really dumb driver. At the time, we also had a pickup truck, so we didn't need another car. But then driving the Jeep back and forth to Los Angeles, over 100 miles one way, when Errol was ill in the hospital there, was really difficult for me. I so resented the Jeep, blowing in the high desert wind, noisy with its soft top. 


I no longer have the truck and I bought Rachael's old Honda CRV, so the Jeep is now my country car. Most mornings, I take it for a spin around the lower part of my property. I also use it to go to the dump. When Samson needs to go to the vet, or anywhere, he rides in the Jeep. The back is covered in his white fur that's sort of stuck to the bottom and the sides and I don't want that in the Honda, if I can prevent it.


People in the canyon recognize me in the Jeep. When I drive the Honda, I think I'm completely incognito. Just one more driver in a white car. The Jeep is British racing green, a color I've loved since my younger days when cool British sports cars were abundant on the roads around Princeton, N. J. where I lived. 

The point of this little story is that I have now become fond of my green Jeep and enjoy driving it around here. We ride up the hill to see Joyce; we ride to the dump; after it rains, we drive on our muddy road, dirt splashing and sticking to the wheel wells. In the winter, we get in 4-wheel drive and ride through the snow, my Jeep and I. 

There's just something about a Jeep! Makes you feel young, I think. Fun and adventurous, perhaps.







19 comments:

  1. it is a nice jeep and i would like to drive it too. you are looking great in your selfie. bob's niece in PA has two jeeps, both bright red. they have two labs, one of which died day before yesterday. both jeep sare full of hair in the back, but who cares about dog hair. no one rides in our cars but us and we are lovers of dog hairs.... glad you have a happy jeep

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  2. Hi Inger - they iconic vehicles ... and Errol's choice of this one - seems perfect for you and colourwise ... and obviously really useful. Samson's own car - in racing green - reminding me,as you say, of British racing green colour.

    You are looking really happy in your jeep ... I can understand the difficulty of that drive through to LA when you would have wanted comfort and quiet - time to think ... but so useful now.

    Stay safe and take care with hugs - Hilary

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  3. A jeep offers performance and practicality; it makes you look cool and stlish.
    Keep on enjoying riding it!

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  4. Looks as if your Jeep is your casual wear! Dogs, farms, local dumpstering. Very cool. BRG is one of those iconic colors, though I'm more used to seeing it on the track than on a Jeep!

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  5. I think you look cool and adventurous with the cap on in your Jeep. A Jeep is rugged and I bet the dogs love to ride with you on your daily trip around the property.
    Enjoy the weekend.
    Hugs, Julia

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  6. I love it! And they are so popular around here. I am seriously considering a trade. But I haven't even driven one yet so I need to think long and hard about getting one. I'm worried I won't be able to get in and out of it! lol Happy weekend!

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  7. Years ago my husband wanted a Jeep Wrangler and we bought one, new, in 1993. It is still in the family as our younger son bought it from us a decade ago. He is upgrading it including changing the soft top to a hard top. They are fun vehicles and you driving it in the country makes sense.

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  8. We had a Jeep pick up at one time and I loved driving it, I felt so independent and ungirlish. :)

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  9. There must be a comfort level with the Jeep knowing there is little chance you will ever get stuck. It is perfect for back country and short hops. Not sure I'd want to take a long trip in one. Enjoy.

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  10. Your Jeep is so right for round the local area, in the snow, and those long trips to hospital will colour how you felt driving it back then.Now you can relax, love the selfie, you so look the part in a hat and glasses, and that high clearance above the tyres makes it so much easier to clean away any thick sticky mud or caked on snow. Built to be used as it is right now.

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  11. Yes, I sure think it would come in really handy where you live! I have been wanting a four wheel drive, they are so safe.

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  12. We've all had jeeps in my family. Fun cars to drive around.

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  13. I love your jeep. I've always wanted one.

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  14. Everyone should have something fun to drive! I think you no doubt get a lot of "cool points" for driving that jeep! :-) ---I don't get any in a Dodge Caravan! :-)

    But this post reminds me of this week that when a patient in our office, who is reserved, quiet, the quintessential business professional left our office, I saw out the window that he got into a jeep with the top off. I had to grin at that fun side of him that I didn't think he had.

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  15. I don't have a car...just a Jeep Wrangler. I love it, fur and all! :~)

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  16. I love this post! and I think you should always smile in your pictures!
    you have a beautiful smile. and yes! you do look younger. whether the jeep or not!
    xo

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    1. I learned a long time ago that when you get a certain age, you must smile when you have your picture taken.

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  17. I love that jeep! It sounds like a lot of fun to drive around your property!

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  18. We have a jeep also - bought it in 2012 when we moved to the mountains. We love it when other cars can't get out in snow but our four wheel drive can. You have an adventurous spirit it seems.

    I also like the post above about Sweden.

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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