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Old 03-16-2013, 02:52 AM   #1
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Escaping Communist California

Howdy my name is Patrick, the Wife and I are going to be escaping the communist state of California for an opportunity in South Texas. Mission to be exact. Anyways I am originally from Montana and have recently discovered my original family in the true southland. We are planning to be down there hopefully by the end of October to help out on the ranch and start a new chapter. Yeah we will miss the Rubicon and Fordyce but look forward to the parks in Texas as well as trails in NM, CO, AZ and UT. Nothing like family to bring positive change!

My heep started as an '03 Rubicon which cut its teeth on its first weekend at the loon entrance to the Rubicon. It has come a long way I must say!

Specs:7.5 RELA with Hi9 rear and high pinion D44 front both locked and loaded. Front was out of early bronco so I am running EB radius arms w/j joints with custom drag and TB, am running 37" MTR's with a ton of armor under and on the sides. Looking to do a V8 swap soon after getting to South Texas hopefully. We shall see. I look forward to the opportunity to wheel with some of you all in the not so distant future.

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California sucks pretty bad. Especially if you came from Montana.
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Welcome. The weather sucks, but way less commie bastards here. Make sure you buy a gun or two on the way in.......
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Welcome to the land of the free. X2 on buying a gun. Buy one that says "not legal in California" on the box just to say f-u to them.
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Thanks for the warm welcome!

We are ready for the heat but I am sure I will complain about it anyway! I spent some time working in the DFW area as well as Austin. Managed to show up from MT in a car with no AC which worked well as it was February. What a rude awakening the summer of 94 was for me!!! They are telling me that the Valley has less humidity than Austin or DFW? I am a hoping for that!

Actually being from MT we have guns and I am really looking forward to hunting again since it is next to impossible to do that here. Well unless you like hunting the little dinky Sitka black tail deer we have. They are around the size of a big dog. As for the elk... well I have a better chance of winning the mega millions than drawing an elk tag in this state.

Once again thanks for the warm welcome!!
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Well I only live about 30 minutes from Mission, so whenever you get down here look me up. Whoever told you we had less humidity than Austin or DFW, lied to you. What kinda work you do that brings you to South Texas?
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Lots of good LS tuners in the area for your V8 swap. Congrats on the move, this area is very different from California lol
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:36 PM   #17
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My grandma told me my grandpa called the ranch "El fundio del diablo"!! If that does not tell me what it will be like I guess nothing will! I am sure there will be some sweat and tears but hey that is what life is all about! Is all good, just another thing to get used to! Will miss having topography, but hey this is a great opportunity to get to know my roots as well as my grandma and mom.

Actually we are starting over from scratch. My wife is into accounting and HR. I am a mechanic, metal fabricator, DC power specialist, UPS tech, telecom tech and probably a half a dozen other things at this point in my career. I just need to start sending out resumes here in a month or so as we are shooting for a late summer early fall move.

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With that kind of resume you shouldnt have an issue finding a job. Look forward to grabbing a with ya.
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If you have alot of stuff to move, plan on spending more than you planned on for moving expenses. If you have a trailer you're gonna use, plan on blowing tires in the middle of nowhere West Texas. If you're gonna hire a moving company, go with a national carrier that wont screw you around on weight and price. I learned my lesson going with a cheaper company that told me a semi with a 53ft van trailer would be showing up and I got a couple Bosnian dudes in a 28ft box truck that was half full and couldnt fit all my stuff. Then when they delivered it, wanted $1000 more than they quoted me because "the weight was much more than you estimated". And wouldnt unload the truck until I paid them.

Its cool that you have family with a ranch. Im pretty jealous of that.
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If you have alot of stuff to move, plan on spending more than you planned on for moving expenses. If you have a trailer you're gonna use, plan on blowing tires in the middle of nowhere West Texas. If you're gonna hire a moving company, go with a national carrier that wont screw you around on weight and price. I learned my lesson going with a cheaper company that told me a semi with a 53ft van trailer would be showing up and I got a couple Bosnian dudes in a 28ft box truck that was half full and couldnt fit all my stuff. Then when they delivered it, wanted $1000 more than they quoted me because "the weight was much more than you estimated". And wouldnt unload the truck until I paid them.

Its cool that you have family with a ranch. Im pretty jealous of that.
Thanks for the advice! I will keep all of that in mind. I think we will most likely rent a truck and do it ourselves. Also looked at Pods but they are pretty spendy! Gonna ship a couple of the rigs, will have to see how it pans out.

I am stoked about the ranch and the new family I never new I had!! Glad that my biological mom came looking for me after all these years! And especially glad to be moving somewhere I am needed!
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:47 PM   #21
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Whooot!! just under 4.5 months to Mission!!!! The thrill may be gone but the thrill of leaving this hell hole of a state behind me is just to exciting not to share!!!





The only reason to come back here will be to poach the Fordyce and the Dusy since the Rubicon is gone (paved)!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:25 AM   #22
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Holy crap the time is short and my socks are loose!!

Gave notice on Friday, last day is the 31st. Then on the second of J will be driving the van down with a load of cats, flyback and then come down with the rest of the animals and the household and garage. Gonna ship the heep. Then I gotta find a job and figure out which caliche pit at the ranch is gonna get abused!!

Anyway we have gone from a plan to reality in under a year. No matter how much the valley throws at me I have the will to make this work!!

Hoping to meet some of y'all over the next year on a trail or in a park!

Just wanted to close by wishing you all a Merry Christmas, Happy New year and most of all just plain happiness!! We can all use some of that after this crazy year!!
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