Fox Body Success & Lady’s First Trip to the Ocean


I’m happy to report that I was finally able to complete the brakes on the Fox Body a few days ago. There are more details in my most recent video here:

Needless to say, it was quite a relief to drive the car for the first time in approximately two months. I have new suspension parts waiting to be installed but now that I can actually use the car, I’d like to drive it for a week or two before doing anything else. Next up will be a set of Koni orange performance shocks and struts, a new set of (OEMish) quad shocks, and accompanying hardware.

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In other news, my wife and I are visiting the Outer Banks for the third time. A close friend of ours is moving out here soon and we came to spend a couple of days with him while he’s in town doing some preparation for his new job. This is our second road trip with Lady and as far as we know, her first time visiting the ocean. She seemed a bit overwhelmed when we first arrived at the beach (ocean side), possibly because of the wind, but eventually she settled down and seemed to just enjoy being with us on the sand.

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The first day was fairly uneventful besides visiting the beach before due to a thunderstorm with some pretty crazy rain. Our second day was pretty eventful though. We went to Nags Head Woods Preserve in the morning and took Lady on a couple of the trails.

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Aside from almost walking into a few giant spider webs, it was a nice place to start the day. One of the trails ends on the sound, and after a little bit of convincing, Lady actually got her feet wet.

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We had lunch on the patio of Sooey’s BBQ (solid burger FYI), while watching a live stream of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, where my friend Derek Boyd set a personal best in his monster of a Mitsubishi Lancer EVO. Nice work Derek!

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Check out the in car feed here:

Other highlights of the day included a visit to the sand dunes of Jockeys Ridge State Park. In the parking lot, I spotted the first C8 Corvette I’ve seen in the wild. I dig this dark red/maroon color.

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The sand dunes were a nice place to watch the sunset, though we probably got there a little bit later than we should have.

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Lady seemed to enjoy the sand dunes as well. Our second full day of the trip was pretty uneventful as my wife and I both had work to do. We’re looking forward to some beach time before we head home though. Thanks for reading.

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