On a personal note, Casey and I did a little camping last weekend!

Hi again everyone –  I have a lot of business to talk about today, but I wanted to break it up with a little personal blog so I don’t go “Smartphone” crazy😉

Last weekend, my son and I went to Southern Missouri Off-Road Ranch in Seymour, Missouri and spent 4 days camping and 4-wheeling. Since Casey is now 16, I gave him the opportunity to get behind the wheel (which he inevitably took over for the entire first day) as I showed him the ropes on the different trails that have been established there.

Casey making his off-roading debut!

Casey making his off-roading debut!

In fact, SMORR is a 1,000 acre park with excellent amenities, trails and even a cafe if you want fresh and hot biscuits and gravy in the morning if you’re too tired to cook for yourself! Casey and I disciplined ourselves to eat what we brought – oatmeal. MMMMMMMMMM yum🙂

There are many levels of trails, and we were able to tackle some of the most difficult ones in our Land Cruiser, and had a ton of fun doing it. I took over some of the more technical parts of the trail, like this short video shows…I mean I really did want to keep most of the paint on our truck!

Casey was my cameraman in this video and he did the narrating. My buddy Marty was the spotter and together we made several runs each day with success! I wish I had more videos…but the memories with my son are still there.

OK well, that’s enough “fun” for one day. I’m back at it and you’ll see some more interesting posts for my crew at Mission Repair today.

Take care, Ryan

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