Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
I was born and raised in Southampton, NY. I left when Hollywood and the dotcom crowd discovered The Hamptons. What is left of my family is still there. All of the potato farms, sweet corn fields and Duck Farms are gone, replaced with condos and huge, ugly houses. Not my cup of tea. Awesome place to grow up in, with both the Peconic Bay and of course the ocean. That is the part I really miss. The Air Force placed me in Indiana. Since I have lived here for 7 years, I am now officially a Hoosier, but still a Yankee in my heart! My ideal place to live would be somewhere near Salt Lake City. There is something about that area that draws me in. But, my wife passed away of Breast Cancer, and I cannot even think of leaving this house. The memories are too close and too real to even consider moving. I love being out on the water. That is my real home. There are plenty of lakes and reservoirs around here to keep me home!
There are two places that I know of around here in which to "off road", but both are 2-3 hours away. And, there are the sand dunes up in Michigan, on the west side of the lower peninsular by Lake Michigan. I took my Hobie Cat out on Lake Michigan a few times. It is so hard for me to believe that this is all fresh water, with no tides!
You are correct in stating the different climates out in California. I drove from the hot central valley (Merced) up to Yosemite, in the snow where 4wd or chains were required. Lucky I was driving my Subaru or I would have never made it to the Park. My final exam in becoming a Boom Operator was refueling a B-52 while flying over the Sierra Nevada Mountains. That picture is engrained in the back of my head.
2016 Cherokee Trailhawk: Mango Tango Pearl Coat over Black.
OPTIONS: Every Available Factory Option/Package Except Remote CD Player.
MODS: Whispbars; Mopar Cargo Cover; Mopar Cargo Mat; Mopar/KICKER 9 Speaker Upgrade; KICKER Sub and Amp; Ziebart Undercoating; aFe CAI.
FUTURE MODS: Remote CD Player; Mopar Rock Rails; Rear Fog Lights.