In 2003 I did a 8,500 roundtrip with my father in my 01 TJ. We spent three weeks on the road farting and belching or way to sequim Washington to work on my aunts lavender farm for there upcoming festival from Hershey , PA and back again. It was the first time westward for me , but not for my dad went to college in Colorado. I went through 15 states stood on the 4 corners, attended a Native American festival in Taos NM and drove up the garden of the gods overlooking the valley 13,000 feet below. We camped, fished and had a beer in dodge city Kansas saloon. I believe we even stayed in a honeymoon cottage with a heart shape bed because it was the only one open. I saw where Custer made his "not so successful" last stand and even met some presidents at Mount Rushmore. We out drove some forrest fires along the way and suffered through 100 degree weather without air condition. I even got to make hot dogs in a can of beer over the fire. I collected license plates from all the states we travelled through at the worlds largest yard sale. I lost my mirror, ripped my top, and cracked a windshield in the process. At 23 it was absolutely the coolest trip I ever could take. It has led me to make the drive 3 more times and for my wife and I to relocate to Washington this summer.
1979 CJ7: Gone,but not forgotten
2001 TJ Sport: locked and loaded