7 States and 2,500 miles this week

  • Hi Guest, you may choose a LIGHT or DARK theme that works best for you with the "Style Chooser" button at the bottom left on this page!

J.W.

Rank V
Member

Pathfinder I

1,479
Cincinnati
First Name
J
Last Name
W
Member #

17839

Ham Callsign
KE8AYE
We have a friend who works down on the Space Coast in Florida who asked us to visit so, with a few days free, we decided to pack up the Jeep and take a ride down south. Any excuse to get on the road and eat seafood for days on end is a good one, right? This was not a camping trip but it was our first long range trip in the new ride. We ended up going through 7 states and had fun driving on the beach as well as seeing some of the sites around Cape Canaveral.

Did I mention eating all the seafood?

Yes, we still love the Cherokee Trailhawk. It’s comfortable on the highway but very capable off the pavement. My only complaint is that the gas tank is too small for my taste. My previous rig had a 25 gallon tank with a few for reserve. The Cherokee has close to a 300 mile range but it’s a 15 gallon tank. I’ll be adding a couple of fuel packs over the winter to fix that minor complaint.

We ended up going through KY, TN, GA, FL, SC, NC, and back through to OH. Right at 2,500 miles with a quick stop in Savannah on the way back. Good time all around.

Since we weren’t doing any serious off roading, I was terrible about getting pics but no post is complete without a few so here are a few quick snaps.

146F40DC-87AE-4BC7-8446-DC4B1B509082.jpeg

The NASA Vehicle Assembly Building in the background here

BD784F83-DE03-4A50-B9DE-324B65F847A3.jpeg

The shore at the Cape

CB32828B-FB4B-484C-89D9-ADA9FDDABFB2.jpeg

The dinner view did not suck

5F2410DE-FE2B-45D0-8EA6-6885F2D13218.jpeg

The flags were still out because of Humberto but the weather was perfect.

AC012927-A1E2-41E0-8F37-3B9CFB709E51.jpeg

Forgot to get a pic on the beach, went back the next day and it was high tide. DOH!!

AE712130-EDB4-4551-9AAA-E03218B32527.jpeg
 
Last edited: