Thursday, May 20, 2010


After 12 long years...I finally have a truck again! Yes, this is my 2nd official post on the blog, but it's a great moment I'd like to share. So why 12 years? Well, the story goes like this. Before the mission I had a 1990 Toyota Truck (before they called them Tacoma's) that was my pride and joy. I would take it 4 wheeling regularly (even though my family still to this day thinks I got stuck in the mud in that truck more than anything). I was so excited to come home and take my truck to the next level. Well, about half way through my mission I get a letter from my my brother Joel informing me that they are selling the truck! I couldn't believe it! I just read the letter I sent my family after I found out and I was in total pain. I was affected more from that letter than I was my Dear John letter! Anyway, I'm just happy to have my truck back. And boy is it TOTALLY AWESOME! (think of the way Rhino on Bolt says it) Here are some highlights:
  • 2009 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 Double Cab
  • V6 - 236 horsepower
  • Back up camera - in the review mirror
  • Bed liner and cover
  • 6,500 lbs towing capacity
  • TRD Off Road package (shocks, locking rear differential, downhill assist, etc.)
  • 31" tires - BFGoodrich Rugged Trail tires
  • A sweet interior! AUX input, radio controls on the steering wheel, etc.

Michal keeps telling me that I am acting like a child with a new toy. Well, I must admit I am ready to get my new toy covered in mud. In fact, I've even considered starting a 4x4 wheeling club that explores the Southeast wilderness. Anyone want to go? Let me know! Although I will miss my Honda Accord (we've been together since the mission) I'm sure I'll get over it. Eric Thompson and Todd Eggertson now have another family member with a Tacoma. I think it's time to resurrect the Jeep trips of years past!


meech said...

Suh-weet!! You get the thumbs up from the Thompsons on Kristie Lane! Enjoy it. xo

The Coxes said...

Congrats, Connor!! I'll have to tell Brady - he would be excited for you, too!

Jameson King said...

I'm having a hard time seeing how this will be your "work" car and I'm sure it gets great gas mileage. It looks really sweet though!!! I hope you're having fun finding some off-roading locations!