Fun Monday~My Wheels

fun_monday This week’s hostess Tiggerlane says she wants CARS.  She says  it can be your current car, the first car you ever had, maybe your first new car with that new-car smell, a car you wrecked once, or even the dream car you would drive – given all the money in the world! Oh – and if you have a truck, SUV, lawnmower, whatever the local authorities allow you to drive, let’s see it!

Too many choices! I’m going to just keep it current.  Let’s see, you’ve already seen my lawnmower.  I could talk about the…yawn….MomMobile.  Surely there’s got to be something around here with a little sizzle.   Oh…wait, there is that Big Orange Jeep out front!

It started out as a regular orange jeep when we first bought it.  In fact, the jeep we were first looking at was very black or some other subdued color.  As we readied the paper work,  I couldn’t help but notice the look of longing that my beloved kept throwing at the bigger, better orange jeep near the one we had chosen.  I had barely finished  asking  if we should consider getting that one instead when Shaun started jumping up and down in glee. 


I have to admit, it’s fun tooling around in a jeep. Especially on a warm day with the “lid” as we call it down.  One of Shaun’s favorite places to go is off the beaten track.  Places that an ordinary car couldn’t make it to. 

We knew that we were bigger and badder then anyone else out there.  It was a simple pleasure, but it was ours. Then one fateful day, it happened.  We were at the top of a huge knoll when Shaun, being the friendly guy that he is, started talking to some folks that had already made it there.  One of them happened to mention that he was amazed we had made it all the way up there with that “stock” jeep. 

Shaun’s eyes glazed over and steam started pouring out of his ears.  He was aghast that someone had dared to talk that way about his treasured jeep.  The seed had been planted.  Shaun set about slowly creating the most awesome jeep ever.  Well, at least from certain (mostly male) perspectives!

big jeep

If you ask me, I’d tell you that the jeep was done a long time ago. He still considers it a work in progress.  I never know what essential part he’s going to order next.  (Did you know that the post office will deliver gas cans to your door with just a label on them?). 

Ah well…isn’t there some sort of saying about boys and their toys?

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31 Responses to Fun Monday~My Wheels

  1. Cazzie says:

    Ohhhh my favourite oragne color!!! What cool Jeep…my mum and dad had a jeep when I was a kid, we loved it as we lived outcback ya know.

  2. Joy T. says:

    I don’t usually like Jeeps but that is such a cool colour. It looks like it would be a ton of fun!

  3. That’s a COOL jeep. The color is awesome too, Susan!

  4. Willowtree says:

    Sweeeeet ride!!!!!!!

  5. Jeff says:

    That Jeep is FREAKING AWESOME!. I have always wanted one of those!

    I think you have just convinced me what I want for my mid-life crisis that is fast approaching!

  6. Cheryl says:

    We all need to find our kicks. Sounds like Shaun’s little boy fantasy, you know, trucks and machinery, came true for him. That’s fantastic. And you get to drive a vehicle with a lid. You go girl.

  7. Hey… that’s a pretty handsome jeep you have 🙂

  8. mjd says:

    I like the orange Jeep, and Shaun’s Muscle Jeep does seem like fun. With those big tires, is the car difficult to enter?

  9. Shauna says:

    Oh, you have one of those that likes to personalize too! ! ! All 3 of my boys do! ! ! Need-less-to-say – I’m that way too! ! !

    Nice set of wheels!

  10. Kell says:

    That is a good lookin’ Jeep! Look at the size of those tires! You can go anywhere in that thing!

  11. Carol says:

    OK, I definitely saw this drive by the other day! Next time, stop and say HI! 🙂


  12. Robinella says:

    Way cool. I can smell the testosterone.

  13. Tink says:

    Sweet ride! That’s what I need to get. That way if the AC breaks down, I can just take off the “lid.” 🙂

  14. barnmouse says:

    Wow. I could have saved y’all a lot of trouble. If your hubby had been willing to settle for red instead of orange, you could have bought our Jeep. It only had a few more toys on it…not to mention the custom doodads in the cab. 😉 What is it with boys and their toys? We bought ours “stock” and when we went to trade it in, the salesman at the Jeep dealership wanted to buy it. Hee!

  15. Tiggerlane says:

    I love your Jeep – and I can sooooo tell it will have flames or something on it, just so no one will ever dare mistake it for a “stock” Jeep! Men and their egoes…

    Thanks for participating!

  16. beccy says:

    Boys and their toys indeed…and it keeps him out of mischief!

  17. chrisb says:

    Cool jeep; my daughter who lives in San Francisco had a red jeep when she first moved there and I got my first tour of the city in it including being driven down some of those hilly streets at speed. I felt like I was in a movie!

  18. pastorrick says:

    Oh I want a jeep too! Do you think I can trade my Rockin girl thing in for the jeep? Maybe next time mom and Dad see you you can hitch it on to their rig. Talk it over with Shaun and let me know.

  19. Debbie says:

    That is a JEEP!!! Very cool ride!

  20. Keshi says:

    I love Jeeps.


  21. Newt says:

    That’s my secret dream car. A jeep, an ocean side drive and a dog. Oh, and throw in Gerard Butler and honey, that’s a fantasy dream right there!

  22. gawilli says:

    That’s a pretty cool jeep. My brother had one back in the day. I have fond memories of him coming in godforsaken weather in that jeep to pick me and the kids up for Christmas.

    If PastorRick can trade his Rockin girl thing for a jeep, can I do that too? Not that I don’t treasure my award and all, but I’m just sayin…

  23. Kaytabug says:

    I think everyone deserves a fun car!

    I’m with ya’ about boys and their toys!

  24. Pamela says:

    the P.O. will deliver?? what do you do, declare it as a dangerous substance or what??

    I vaguely remember riding in my brothers old Model A pick up truck. I don’t know why the jeep reminded me of that……

  25. Jay says:

    Jeeps rock! They are lots and lots of fun to drive.

  26. theotherbear says:

    I can honestly say I would never let my hubby buy an orange vehicle. But it somehow looks good on a jeep!

  27. my4kids says:

    That is an awesome looking Jeep! My hubby would be gaga over it!

  28. Karina says:

    What a great jeep! I don’t know what it is with boys and their toys, but that is a pretty cool looking ride! 😉

  29. Swamp Witch says:

    We had a jeep once and I absolutely loved it. What a great vehicle and that color.
    Oklahoma State Cowboy Orange.

  30. jill says:

    we have a big orange bronco. and we aren’t even close to being done with it. about every 2-3 years we’re replacing old, pre-used parts that we could afford then, with new, or newer parts to make it better. i kind of want it to be all over with, but i’m not willing to shell out for another new vehicle. mine is bad enough. hopefully another year to pay on it and we’ll be done..

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