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    As those of you that know me will recall I sold my 4Runner. I didnít make it very long before finding a replacement. When a guy finds a great truck he doesnít wander too far so I picked up a slightly newer one.
         

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    Oops, I wasnít done. This will easily conquer even the highest point in my new location. That means it will climb all 340 feet of Britton Hill! Yeah, itís 2wd.

    I guess itís safe to say this wonít be a Colorado truck in this lifetime.

    Looking forward to the write-up of the Anniversary Run and wish I was there to join it. Yíall have a great time!

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    2WD! Love it!! It's pretty; very cool that you got one, and a newer one, too! Enjoy!
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    Congrats!

    Hmmm - does it have actively cooled seats?


    Stirr'n-the-pot: Where's the nearest class 1 or 2 mud track?

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    Cooled seats? LOL! No but my A/C works! Funny to see ads for used cars that say things like 2008 Chevy Impala, a/c recharged and blowing cold - $3000. That’s the full ad. Does it run? How many miles? Co dition? Who cares, the a/c works!

    I guess we¬íre accilmating, today¬ís 82¬į with humidity at 60% and it feels a bit chilly! We haven¬ít needed a/c inside more than a couple times so far and that was to avoid breathing smoke from fires in the Everglades. Yes, I know what¬ís coming as summer moves in but have met enough people who get a kick out of the horror stories and joke about the wimpy snow birds that flee the cold and come down then head home when the heat comes.

    As far as mudding goes, no thanks. I’ve never liked mud and that won’t change being here, my 2wd is fine for my needs now. I did a quick look Jim but all I found were in northern FL, panhandle area, close to Alambama. That’s at least a 6 hour drive. If I find something close I’ll go to watch but that’d be as close as I get.

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    I'm with ya on mud - don't care for the cleanup (but flinging it high and far can put a grin on my face). As for mud pits / racing - the pictures you posted - that was of a place close to you, no?

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    Jim previously posted:
    "I'm with ya on mud - don't care for the cleanup (but flinging it high and far can put a grin on my face). As for mud pits / racing - the pictures you posted - that was of a place close to you, no?"

    Yep, the pics I posted are from a nearby place, maybe a 20 minute drive. Bummer was finding that season has ended for the year. That makes no sense to me and is disappointing. I found a 4Runner group in FL and looked at ďrun picsĒ which almost made me cry they were so sad. Then I realized they probably donít know anything else so I chuckled. Not a group calling to me!

    Maybe Iíll take up gator wrestling!

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    Nice ride.
    It funny how we stick with one type of ride c and stay with it.
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    Chris previously posted:
    "Maybe Iíll take up gator wrestling!"

    Yes indeed! All you have to do is roll them on their back and they go to sleep!

    Love the new truck! Have you taken it to Spook Hill yet?!!!
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    The StRanger previously posted:
    "Nice ride.
    It funny how we stick with one type of ride c and stay with it."

    Youíre right Sam, Iíve stuck with Yotaís since my first Hi-Lux that I bought in 1973!

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    Jackie previously posted:
    "Yes indeed! All you have to do is roll them on their back and they go to sleep!

    Love the new truck! Have you taken it to Spook Hill yet?!!!"

    Iím not sure Iím believing either of those comments Jackie! Iím sure Iíll try Spook Hill before rolling a gator onto its back though!

    Spook Hill is 150 miles away! I have an awful lot to check out down here first! Previewing the Everglades on Monday to see what visiting family would enjoy most. Been there a few times in previous years but have yet to ride in an air boat. Should be fun!

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    Chris previously posted:
    "have yet to ride in an air boat. Should be fun!"

    Never have - would be on my list.

    Pref:
    Boat with a few dings
    Boat with a big motor
    Boat with a loose nut for a pilot - one where "hold muh beer" is a frequent comment

    `you have a video camera, yes?

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    Chris previously posted:
    "have yet to ride in an air boat"

    bring your ear plugs! Maybe the new ones for tours are better, but the ones I grew up around were deafening loud.
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    How long ago was it that you lived down here James? You might have mentioned it before but I canít recall.

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    Born and raised in FL - early years were in Tampa/St Pete and middle and high school years north in McIntosh (if you can find it on a map - near Orange Lake and my experience with air boats) and eventually Gainesville. My fathers side of the family were all New Yorkers that had moved to south FL (Pompano, Ft Lauderdale) so that was a common place to go as well. I left FL in 96 to go to Colorado for college - only go back to visit friends and family since. My parents moved from Gainesville to Morrison, CO about 6 years ago so I rarely go back nowadays. I still have some good friends in Gainesville, St Augustine and Orlando area but tend to meet them places other than FL.
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    So youíve been gone 20+ years, I was curious. Doesnít sound like youíre real fond of the state which I can understand. It sure doesnít stand up real well to Colorado but few places do. Fortunately itís working out perfect for me.

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