December 17, 2013 6:30 AM
As we are in the spirit of the holiday season, it is a time
to reflect upon a year past and find a kernel of truth to be
grateful for. Often times, it is the simplest of things in our own
lives that take precedent. For example, the wheels that take us to
the places we must go and the people we must see. Again, we find
ourselves celebrating the robust heritage of the Jeep Cherokee, an
iconic American Legend.
Ashley and I have been lucky enough to travel together since an
early age. Yet what we value most about the journey is not always
the destination, but the sense of familiarity that we feel when we
return home. We frequent the same places during our days at home
and consequently, our community has watched us grow and has become
Therefore, when Ashley’s phone rang in September and our
grocer relayed the message that our mother was taking delivery on a
new refrigerator…we weren’t surprised. Likewise, we
were not surprised when shortly after she felt compelled to connect
us, as Jeep enthusiasts, with another of similar interests.
Brittany Hill, Sharon Kase, Ashley Hill
Kristen an employee of Trader Joe’s connected us with Sharon
Kase, a fellow Jeep owner. Relocating from the East to the West,
the odometer in her Jeep tells the story of her life.
Sharon’s Jeep Cherokee Pioneer has been one constant in an
ever changing life. In 1987 at 24, she along with her then husband
purchased a new Cherokee Sport. 27 years later, the memories spent
in this vehicle have spanned the raising of two children, teaching
them to drive the 5 speed and celebrating over 300,000 miles!
For this Jeep, the story began in Pennsylvania on top of a
mountain. With a trusted 4x4 system, Sharon could not imagine
driving anything other than a Jeep! “I bought a bike rack and
off we went traveling around for my triathlons. I always called her
my baby or my first born and I thank her all the time for being so
good to me” reminisces Sharon.
As The Jeep Girls, Ashley and myself were honored to celebrate this
incredible milestone with our new friend Sharon and our community
members! Pink Jeep Tours of Sedona joined the party and provided
Sharon with an off-roading experience down the famous Broken Arrow
Trail! For us, this is what the Jeep community is about, sharing an
experience with new friends that become part of the Jeep
Until next time, celebrate those treasured moments! The journey is
part of the adventure! A Jeep will take you anywhere!
The Jeep Girls