In addition to the obligatory functions of any family gathering, I’m going to do a bit of walk-about/drive-about in Northern Arizona in my rock truck, The Scorpion (below-right), a Toyota FJ Cruiser that I’ve modified to suit my needs.
The 2007 FJ has had a lot of adventures since it came into my hands, new off the lot. It’s also been a source of adventure for my children, who have followed me down the road less traveled. (below, when the rig was new and stock) Don’t fault my daughter for her grip on the rifle, I told her to keep her finger away from the trigger and that’s what she did. Rather than a correcting and training moment, I just snapped the picture. How time flies. Emile was 15 when the photo was taken.
|North of Flagstaff, AZ|
|Before modifications were completed.|
|It’s usually dirty. I didn’t want you to get the impression that I kept my
rig showroom new looking. (Location: somewhere between California and Arizona
in the middle of nowhere)
|Rescuing a stranded rock buggy in Martinez Canyon near Florence, AZ.|
|Tuweep, North Rim of the Grand Canyon in the Arizona Strip. That’ how
I set up camp…toss the pelican cases out and throw down the sleeping bag.
It’s not elegant but it works.