June 15, 2003 Fathers Day fun
We met some new friends today. Got Beth's Cherokee (XJ for those that don't know) stuck in a river.
Going up Waldorf, above Georgetown, CO, we made it through the first river crossing, the .3 mile section of the river romp, but got
stuck in the 2nd crossing. and had to be towed out. 2 ATVs tried, but the XJ was stuck on a bolder wedged between the rear axle, the
drive shaft and the exhaust system. It was "Large and in Charge
." These new friends with a YJ not only towed us out, but towed us up
the hill and back down into town. Then, they actually wanted to go out with us the next weekend !!! The river filled the gas tank with
about 10 gallons of water through the vent tube. I burned out the fuel pump and tweaked a few other goodies along the way (drag link,
body, exhaust, etc. We spent the night in a motel and towed 112 miles home the next day. After a few bucks and a few days, it's back
on the road.