Born and raised and still living in rural New Hampshire but I'm looking for a change and looking at going to AB Tech for the spring semester. I already have a Bachelors in IT but looking to go back to school just for more hands-on experience, and I'd also like to get involved in the auto program as well as a backup. As a jeep owner, you know I love to wrench on things lol.
Anyway everything I've heard and read is pointing me there. Having a tech school that I've read only good reviews of helps seal the deal. The geography of the area seems similar to here. Asheville is a little smaller than Manchester (NH's largest city, 45 minutes from me) and I like how it quickly gets rural outside of city limits, and the close proximity to the mountains. I also like how there are still 4 seasons, but winter is not nearly as harsh as up here. I'd rather be hot in the summer than freezing my *** off under 3 feet of snow for 4 months. I've also heard good things about the strong culture and music in the city/area. I'd prefer to end up in one of the small towns in the area but it'll take some more looking into to find a good balance between practicality, money, and the small-town living I'm used to.
One thing I'm not too keen on is that it seems there's a lack of wheeling trails down there. In NH we have over 1400 miles of public "Class VI" (unmaintained) roads (27 miles in my town alone), in addition to private land if we have permission. I'm big into the wheeling scene up here and know most people that go wheeling all over the state. I've done a lot of work with researching & documenting the places to ride, doing trail clean-ups, and working with towns, landowners, etc on keeping these places open for us. But hopefully not wheeling as much will help me save some money on gas and repair bills. haha
So hopefully I can get everything straightened out in the next couple months and get on down there and meet up with some of you. It'd be good to make some new jeep friends. In the meantime if anyone has any tips and advice on the area I will definitely take it into consideration.
The "Mall Crawler" - 1998 ZJ Grand Cherokee 5.2 V8, 5.5" LongArms, 32s, 12000lb winch & more.