This morning I was suposed to go to the Badlands, in Attica Indiana, for the Toys-4-Tots run, which would be Jeeps Going Wild's first event, since the name change / re-organization.
This is what I woke up to....
The snow wasn't going to stop me, and actually it didn't.
I stopped at a local stop-n-rob for some pops and poptarts...you gotta eat someting along the way, after all it's a 3.5 hour drive on a good day.
The trouble started while I was filling my little cooler. The jeep was running, and apparently when I put the cooler in the jeep I also put my extra key in the jeep....
I tried to open it myself (after all I have acquired a certain set of skills....that's another story) but it wasn't to be. I ended up calling a lock smith. Whoever said a jeep was easy to break into must be a professional car thief.
He ended up having to pick the lock.
By the time I was back in the jeep it was an hour and a half later....I should have been half way to the Badlands. The snow was now heavier and the roads sucked. The plows were just coming out.
I decided to cut my losses and go home. I figured it'd take me at least an extra hour, if not two, to get to the Badlands...and I'd lose an hour due to the time change on the way. I figured I wouldn't get there until 11:30 or noon, which wouldn't leave me with about 4hrs wheeling time, and then have to drive back home. Driving 8 hours or more, round trip, in the snow, on Illinois roads, to wheel for 4 hours no longer sounded like fun to me.
Add to the above two jerk off drunks came into the stop-n-rob while I was there and started mounthing off. Things didn't go too well for them, I was in a mood by then. Only words were exchanged, but I can't type them here..
Oh well I guess the next time my jeep hits the trail it won't be stock.
I was supposed to drop off some parts as well as pick up a skid plate today, so that has me bummed a bit.
I think I might go take some pictures of the snow......