Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ole Glory and a Trip to the Mountains

 Ever since we bought the 5th wheel, I have been racking my brain trying to figure out how to mount a flag on her. As I have said before, sometimes the simplest solutions avaid me, then one day I'll have that Ah Ha moment!!  Well this week that Ah Ha moment came around, simply drilled and mounted the flag pole holder to the Kingpin box.

 A couple of metal screws and it's solid as a rock. Ole Glory's mount has even been tested pretty good, as we've had some pretty windy days lately as some cool fronts have been pushing through. I must say, I love the way the flag looks flying in the breeze mounted on the front of the rig!!!

 This week I also had some business to take care of over in Las Cruces, NM., so while I was there I thought I'd do a little exploring in the Dona Ana Mountains. The mountain lie just northeast of Las Cruces, between the White Sand Missle Range and I-25. The mountains are public land belonging to the BLM.

 I have been to the mountains before with the Jeep, but that was much farther north. I have never been to the southern area so that was this days adventure. I was ony out for a couple of hours and manly stuck to the easier trails as I was alone.

 All the trails out here are actually pretty easy, no real tech rock crawling reqired. What makes them give you alittle pucker factor is they can be very very steep both up and down as well as alittle sidways. I'll leave those for a later trip when I have some other folks around.

I love the vastness of the west, you can lose yourself for days out here and never see another sole, it's great when you just need to get away from it all. I must say ole Red performed very well out there, she's not the Jeep by any means, just have to get used to the stiff suspention and light rear end.

Just a quick update, it's been a crazy week or so as life hit us square in the face again, but we're fighting the good fight and thats all we can do.

Take Care and see ya next time.


Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Great mod with the flag, it does look great!

Hope you can beat "life" back a little and relax.

Mike and Terri said...

Getting caught up on your blog. Love how you mounted your flag.