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How to Plan a Successful Jeeping Year

Every year, millions of people around the world set New Year’s resolutions…and more than 50% either give up on or forget about their goals withing the first three months.  We asked ourselves, “Why? Why aren’t more people sticking to their guns and following through with their resolutions?”

The answer: We think people give up on their New Year’s resolutions because they simply aren’t fun.

OUR RESOLUTION for 2016 is to have a blast and spend more time on the trails and at off-road events than we have in the past decade!!  It’s going to be great.  Here’s a list of 7 things to consider if you want to share our resolution this year:

Step 1:  Determine which events you want to participate in.

  •  Intro to Off-Road with Mid West Jeep Thing (MWJT)
  •  Jeepstock at SMORR
  •  Jeep Blitz in Bushnell, IL
  •  Jeep Jamboree(s)
  •  Other: _____________________

Step 2:  Factor in any destinations you would like to see.

  • Colorado Rockies
  • Rubicon Trail
  • Moab
  • Logging roads of the Pacific Northwest
  • Fill in the blank: ____________________

Step 3:  Give employer appropriate notification for time-off request.

  • Standard two weeks
  • Eh…I didn’t really like that job anyway
  • Weekend warriors don’t need to give notification
  • I’m retired and leave whenever I want…sucka!

Step 4:  Make necessary modifications to your Jeep.

  • Suspension (a little extra lift does wonders for flexibility)
  • Bigger tires & new wheels
  • Body armor & skid plates
  • Upgrade Axles, gears, lockers
  • Install CB radio
  • Add recovery gear (Winch, tow straps, D-rings, etc)
  • Additional field-repair tools (Hi-lift, gloves, wrenches, spare parts, etc)
  • Roof top tent systems

Step 5: Map out locations and distance between gas stations.

  • It’s no secret that your Jeep can go just about anywhere…except past a gas station.  We don’t want you to get stuck in the middle of Oklahoma with an empty tank and 50 miles to the nearest gas station, and neither do your passengers.

Step 6:  Gather up your friends or family and hit the road.

  • It’s always more fun when other people are along for the ride.  Somebody’s gotta get out to take the pictures, right?

Step 7:  Enjoy the ride…and make it back to work by ___________.

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5 Fantastic Places to Eat: Off the Beaten Path

So you’re out and about running errands or just tooling around St. Louis and your stomach starts letting you know that it’s ready to be refueled.  You’re not ready to go home and dig around in the refrigerator but you also don’t want to spend a lot of cash eating out.  What do you do?

Do you swing by a Mickey D’s or head to the nearest White Castle?  At Axleboy, we may not be hipsters or trendy urbanites, but living in such a culture rich place and being Jeep fanatics, we see nothing wrong with trying something off the beaten path every now and then.

Check out these 5 suggestions for deliciously affordable and casual dining around St. Louis.  Try them out, and tell us what you think.

 

Adriana’s on the Hill

This charming family-owned Italian Deli is located on the Hill at 5101 Shaw Ave and has absolutely raving reviews for their sandwiches.  Their casual, family friendly atmosphere makes it a perfect place to meet up with old friends or swing by for lunch.  Adriana’s is open Monday thru Saturday from 10:30am – 3:00pm and has a mouthwatering menu that is sure to have you coming back for more.

 

Mama Toscano’s Ravioli

St. Louis is known for quite a few things including frozen custard, Cardinals fans, and the Arch…but one thing that really sets us apart from any other city is…Ravioli. You may we’re kidding, but once you go to Mama’s no other ravioli will ever be so satisfying.  This quaint little shop on the Hill is located at 2201 Macklind Ave and is open Tuesday – Saturday from 7:00am – 6:00pm.  We love the fact that all their products are made fresh with just the right combination of dough and meat to send your taste buds into a paradise of perfectly blended flavor.

 

Urban Eats Café & Bakery

Located at 3301 Meramec (just east of Grand), in the Dutchtown neighborhood, Urban Eats is a little off the beaten path, but well worth the trip.  If you are in the mood for rice bowls, wraps, flatbread pizza or Panini then please allow us to introduce you to a small taste of heaven.  When you go out to Urban Eats, we suggest either wearing a belt or pants with a stretchy waist band because their menu will not only fill your mouth with a perfect blend of flavors, but also fill your stomach, almost to the point of bursting.

 

Banh Mi So 1

Also located in the Dutchtown neighborhood is this little Vietnamese gem, located at 4071 S. Grand.  Banh Mi is a true mom and pop shop that offers an assortment of authentic Vietnamese lunch and dinner dishes at a reasonable price (less than $10 each).  If you are in the mood for a mouthwatering treat, we recommend the Banh Xeo, their signature pan fried crepe that is stuffed with deliciousness.

 

Seoul Taco

If you happen to be in or near the Loop, stop by 571 Melville and grab lunch, dinner or even a late night snack at Seoul Taco.  This business got its start serving a blend of Korean and Mexican food out of a taco truck that grew so popular that they decided to set up a brick and mortar shop.  If you’re looking to spice up your taco or burrito experience, head over to Seoul and get there early because seating is limited.  Open 11am-10pm Monday – Saturday and 11-8pm on Sunday.

 

Whether you are just passing through St. Louis or you’ve managed to get lost in the concrete jungle, when meal time hits try something new.