Sold my beloved “Old Blue” about five years ago. Unfortunately I saw her on the news today. Picture from 2011 for reference.
News report said that the 18 year old occupants escaped unharmed before the collision.
Times change and the wheels are different now(bigger wheels and low profile tires), the toolbox is gone. But a huge part of my “figuring it out” years was crushed by a diesel electric locomotive yesterday. Spur of the moment roadtrips. Camping trips. Fishing. Hiking. Backpacking. Mt biking. Kayaking. I picked my wife(and the mother to my children) up for our first date in that little pickup.
I know it’s not that big of a deal and its just a truck. But that Ranger got me through my early-mid 20s. I took care of it. And Old Blue took care of me.