This is where it all started…
I’ve always loved to explore and to find adventure. I used to own a VW Jetta and I took that thing places a small car shouldn’t go! Poor poor Jetta. Miraculously it’s still around & running!
I loved that Jetta, but I’ve always dreamed of having a jeep. It started with the Comanche Pickup truck & continued with the Renegade and just kept growing. But I could never buy one. Fast forward a bunch of years & a bunch of kids and I kept on dreaming about having a jeep… and planning… and saving… and then in August 2012 I finally did it.. I ordered a 2013 Gecko Pearlcoat Jeep Wrangler!
Two full months of angst and gut wrenching anticipation passed before I got the call from my dealership 2 hours away that my jeep was in! My daughter Emma & I raced out in the good old Jetta to pick up my jeep. I bought champagne for the dealership staff and we had a mini celebration. (They said that nobody had ever done that before).
Once the jeep was officially mine, Emma & took off the sun panels over the two front seats and soaked up the October sunshine as we cruised up the dirt road to a friend’s cabin at Hudson’s Bay ski resort. Fiona’s first offroad adventure. She handled like a pro and I was in my glory. Emma & I hung out at the cabin for a while & I took photos of the breathtaking view over the sprawling Bulkley valley and of course, Fiona.
On the road home I marveled at the journey. The journey from so long ago when that inkling of buying a jeep to the road I was driving on, finally driving my neon green adventure machine.