Franklin Five

Let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:18

Monday, March 01, 2010

Off Roadin' with the Boys! (in Mommy's Truck)

Several of the Dads from church that take the kids camping decided to go to a local off-road park last Saturday. It was great fun for all, and it felt good to get out of the house after many days of cold.
Nice day for exercising the Discovery. As most people know, I have a higher than average love for cars and trucks. Life is too short to drive boring cars! With our new little girl coming this year, we needed a vehicle that could seat 3 car seats and handle our family adventures. After looking for nearly a year, I found this 2003 Model Land Rover Discovery with only 36k miles on it. It met our needs, the price was right, and the seller was motivated.
Jo's favorite feature is the winch built into the front bumper! If any of you get stuck in the mud or snow - give her a call.

Wesley was the official judge of which mud puddles were too deep. "Dat pud dul was too deep Daddy. . . too deep"

Snack Time - Mr. Brent has a neat folding picnic table. The crew stopped for a snack break at the top of a hill. We got several interesting looks as other drivers passed us. I don't think they had seen that many kids on the trail before.

Axle Articulation - Loaded with 4 Car Seats and 2 Dads, the Disco still soaked up the bumps with ease. With solid front and rear axles, a 2" suspension lift, a 9000lb winch, and rock sliders, the Disco is ready for the trail.
I don't think boys ever tire of getting muddy - it just looks a little different as we get older. I know Jo feels that way lately. The Franklin boys were voting to leave the truck muddy for a few days, but Jo made us clean it off on Sunday - bummer.
I wish my Dad were still here to go with us. I know he would have had a blast driving over the rocks, through the puddles, and up the hills while listening to the the kids giggling and asking to go again. Among many other things, he taught me that life is too short and to have fun. We are ready for the next trip . . . . .
This post is from Tim...


Jonathan's Mom said...

Jonathan and Jeff would have loved to be a part of your adventure! And I love that Tim posted. Do you think you could get Jeff to post? :)

Perpy said...

What fun! And, yes, your daddy would have been right there with you! There's just something about boys and their toys--or should I say their trucks!! Glad you shared, Tim! Jo would have done a great job, but she probably wouldn't have expressed it exactly the same!! I know she loves having her boys having fun together!

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