Summer Vacation Photos
I realized that I've been doing a poor job this summer of more personal blog posts, not that you're all on pins and needles or anything wondering what exactly Jeffy has been doing with his summer, but it's always fun for us to share what it is we do in our personal (non AC) lives, so you can get to know us and thus some of the reasons we do what we do and make what we make. We'll confine this post to the last few weeks, after our 2015 street launch at Saddle Drive.
This is my beloved '85 Volkswagon Vanagon, aka The Goose, at a reservoir in Utah where we like to go swimming when we're in town. Prior to the trip I was shattered to find that both of my front wheel wells are rusted through, like pick up the carpet and you're staring at the tire through. My solution was to cut apart a hydro pack bladder put some cardboard in the middle of it and tape it to the wheel wells. It's a temporary fix, but so far so good, while I try to find a homie to cut the rust out and weld in some new metal.
After Saddledrive we headed to Jackson, to climb Middle Teton. The last time we were on the mountain we participated in a rescue (getting supplies to a climber who was going to stay with his friends body over night, after she fell to her death), and witnessed 14 folks heli-vacced (sp?) out after being injured in lightning strikes (2 more died). It's a long story, that if you wish can read about on my personal blog. Anyway, the point is, we had some deeply personal unfinished business with that mountain, and four years on from the first attempt, it was time to get up it.