Cool New Springs (Post #372) 7/29/2013

I just picked up the Big White Bus from Mickey’s Garage. We had her in to get my recently purchased Terrafirm medium duty springs installed and some air conditioning. The air conditioning has been out since RovErica was driving her back in 2009. 
The improved ride height took some getting used to on driving home. Fresh springs changed not only the ride height but how she “feels” on the road. I’m very pleased with the appearance too.
The air conditioning took some magic to get going. In the end a replaced compressor, dryer and expansion valve were needed. I’m sure the hoses will have to be replaced too. I can only imagine that the 20 year old hoses will leak. I’m optimistically hoping I can get through the heat of summer before buying any more parts.
I’ve already received some teasing from +The Evil German Dude . I sent the above picture to he and the former Titanium Hitch. 
EGD’s reply, “But will it start?” was expected. 
He ended the chat with, “Call me if you need a tow. It looks good…” 
I have great friends.
So today has been pretty good. I received my LEAN / Six Sigma Green Belt certification this morning and my Range Rover is once again sitting in my driveway. I’m doing pretty good.
Two more check boxes closer to Circumnavigating Oklahoma. Overlanding is where its at. I enjoyed this post about a legendary overlander Francis Birtles on Overland Live.
Thanks for reading and Happy Rovering.

Monument Rocks, Kansas (Post #371) 7/29/2013

Monument Rocks.
Quite possibly one of my favorite out of the way places. Best part is you can drive right up to the pillars. And there is a good chance you will be the only one there when you visit.

We stopped by on our way home from Denver, Colorado in 2006. From central Oklahoma it is probably a little more than a day trip. It is, depending on the route, 7 plus hours from OKC. We came home through the panhandle of Oklahoma the time we last saw it.

Thanks for reading, take the road less traveled, and Happy Rovering.