Rolling with the Punches

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Rolling with the Punches


Post by adventureduo » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:23 pm

We are stopped at an abandoned gas station. I spray the ground for Dixie to lay in. It's 108 in the shade. I turn on the heater, i pop the hood. The truck is over heating. The dog has puked. The adventure starts..


Sometimes trips don't pan out exactly the way we plan. Sometimes you don't have control over what the future has in store for you. You adapt, you overcome and in the end you still have a good time.

This was our latest trip where we were headed to Utah and ended up on the Pacific coast instead. Trip report here: ... s-101.html
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Post by BorregoWrangler » Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:24 pm

Nice report! You guys really couldn't catch a break on that one. I've had trips like that myself, but its like you said, better than sitting on the couch thinking about it. Glad you ended up making it work for you.
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Post by OLLIE » Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:47 pm

Great write up. I'd say you still have a great track record. Sounds like it all turned out in the end. I agree with you about pets being like our kids. We put ours at the same level. In my household the pecking order for my wife is kids, pets, and then me. I know where I stand. :lol:

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Post by jgorm » Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:21 am

Cool story! Too bad things didn't go smoother. With a bad ass rig like that i would have been far off the pavement. You camping situations also make me appreciate my truck camper even more. I will stealth camp pretty much anywhere.

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