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Sunday, September 11, 2005


Meet our 2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.

Craig wanted to name her after an infamous female outlaw but after watching the movie "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" for like the 100th time he decided to name her "Zoot" after a character in the movie.

Craig has dreamed of owning a Jeep ever since he was 5 years old or younger (when he was 5 he wanted a CJ-5, when he was 7 he wanted a CJ-7). Just over a year ago, that dream came true.

She is our baby right now. We feed, clothe and bathe her--haha! We have given her a bikini top, waterproof seat covers, a steering wheel cover and heavy duty floormats. She will get more improvements over time as we can afford it. Fun!

On her first adventure (a Sunday afternoon about 2 weeks after we bought her), she got stuck in some deep mud and she was REALLY stuck good! It took over 6 hours of hard labor, problem solving, phone calls and prayer before we got her out. What finally pulled her out of there were 2 Jeeps (one with a winch and the other with a tow strap). Whew!

Her next adventure was showing off her skills in the mountains of Colorado (Ouray area). We hit trail after trail all day every day for 4 days, just stopping at night to camp. The scenery was amazing and so was the ease with which she climbed the narrow mountain roads and large rocks! You go girl!


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