How we coped with the first Big Sickness Continue reading First Real Sickness
One of the most common modifications done to an offroad vehicle is the tires, and like many things in life, modifications on a vehicle have consequences. When our rig rolled off the assembly line it was equipped with a 285/70/r17 AT tire which specs out to 32.7 inches or a small “33”. For a factory tire, it is a pretty respectable size and on a short wheel base vehicle, they can be quite capable, but we don’t have a short wheelbase vehicle. This is one of a number of reasons that we went to a much larger 37×12.5r17 Falken Wildpeak MT01 tire, and that change lead to a lack of sleep. Continue reading “How the Wilco Hitchgate helped me sleep like a baby.”
We have started to play with video a bit and that means we have added a Youtube Channel to go along with the Family Off The Map blog. Though we are learning, and the videos may not be as beautifully executed as the Falken Tire video that we posted about last week, they are pretty decent. Continue reading “Youtube Channel? Yeah, we got that!”
Giving birth and raising a child is intimidating enough, WITHOUT worrying about the financial ramifications. We were concerned about money, but that’s really not any different from how we were before, and we knew that we would make it work. Our little bundle was worth every bit of the struggle. I am a die hard bargain hunter, and pretty darn good at stretching a buck, so I knew I could help save in places that Cris wasn’t familiar with, without much trouble. Besides, if we could save a little on things like toys, clothes, and diapers, we could have some extra for memory making trips.
Here are some of the ways we have come up with thus far.
I was very lucky to be part of an amazing trip with our partner Falken Tire traveling across Arizona en … Continue reading Falken Tire – The Journey is the Adventure
Last weekend saw us heading up to Pismo Beach, with my dad, my brother, and my dad’s newly restored jeep, dubbed the Purple Buggy. It was a very exciting day for me and my brother because we spent a LOT of time in the back seat of this jeep when we were little. I still remember how excited I would get when dad would bring us to school in this baby. There are countless camping adventure memories that come to mind.
Just a short video from Hunter’s First Birthday up at the Mt. Baldy Lodge. It is hard to belive that … Continue reading Hunter’s First Birthday