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Crew Filming Latest ‘Jeep’ Commercial Driving Around In A Mercedes Benz Van!

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The German wagon being used by the crew. You can see that they (like I did a few years ago) drove it across the sandbar when the tide was coming in or going out (i.e., when part of the sandbar was under water).


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This was kind of disappointing, ironic and amusing in equal measures.

I guess Jeep does not bother to impose criteria on the film crews they hire.

In the early 1980s when I worked as the Customer Support Manager for ‘ITT Data Systems (UK)‘ ‘British Leyland‘ was one of our big customers (as was ‘Ford‘). I used to have to go visit them often at their various locations — many of them manufacturing plants. A few of these plants, especially up north, would NOT allow non-Leyland cars into their main parking lot. You had to park across the road and walk over. They wanted their main parking lot Leyland only. I had no problem with that since I liked Leyland and owned Triumphs (Spitfires & a TR7) at the time. But, most often I would be driving my company car — which was often a Ford. I thought this was cute on the part of British Leyland. Some of my field support engineers thought otherwise — and, to be fair, unlike I they usually had to lug some ‘heavy’ diagnostic equipment with them (e.g., datascopes). So, they would swap company cars with a colleague, if they could, just to get around the restriction.

Maybe Jeep, now part of ‘Fiat Chrysler‘ should think about a similar policy. I am sure you could find Chrysler vans that could fit the bill.


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‘Jeep’ Commercial Being Filmed in Bar Harbor (Acadia) On The Famous Sand Bar.

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This was Tuesday morning, June 25, 2019, on the tidal sandbar between Bar Harbor and Bar Island.

Going to the sandbar is one of the first things we do on our visits. The sandbar, at low tide, seemed unusually busy. Part of that was the Jeep commercial being filmed. We did not wait to see all of it. I assume they will have the Jeeps clamoring over the rocks. Would be fun to see it on TV and say “we saw that being shot“.

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‘Canyon de Chelly’ A Jeep On The Canyon Floor.

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We were on our 3-hour riding trip with “Justin’s Horse Rental” when we ran into this Jeep. Looks like it was a Canyon tour jeep. From what I can see it maybe even driven by a tourist. Pretty cool. The Canyon floor, which is mainly a dried up river bed, is the place to be.


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The Raw, Rugged Grandeur Of ‘Canyon de Chelly’ — The Sweep Of The Canyon From Navajo ‘Long Walk’ Monument.

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From the same vantage point, i.e., the supposed ‘Navajo Long Walk’ memorial, as yesterday’s picture, but on a wider scale. You can see both the North Rim (foreground) & South Rim (further out) roads. The river bed in the center of the picture, as I explained yesterday, is the main entrance to the Canyon.


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The Raw, Rugged Grandeur Of ‘Canyon de Chelly’ — Entrance To Canyon From Navajo ‘Long Walk’ Monument.

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This is what the entrance to Canyon de Chelly looks like from across the road — from a small hill. That is how you enter the Canyon by ‘jeep‘ or horseback. You can see the tire-tracks very clearly on what is really a dried up river bed. The ‘Junction’ where the Canyon splits into North and South is about 2-miles in from here.

I took this from the supposed ‘Navajo Long Walk’ memorial. It is a small tower of stone. I was told that locals build it over time by just putting stones on top of stones. I will show you that and talk about it in another post. Check out my link for the ‘Navajo Long Walk‘. Very sad. It started pretty close to the Canyon given that the Canyon lies in the very heart of Navajo land.


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The Haunting History Of ‘Canyon de Chelly’ — The ‘First Ruins’, Close To Entrance.

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Continuing the series on Canyon de Chelly but now on the historic side as opposed to its undeniable grandeur.

The name tells it all when it comes to these ruins and they are, as such, the second best known of the ruins, after the easily accessible ‘White House’ ruin. These ruins are prior to the ‘junction‘ when the Canyon splits into ‘North‘ and ‘South‘. It is about 45-minutes on horseback and about 10 by jeep.


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Our Mail In Alton, N.H., Was Delivered At 8:05 PM By The USPS Mailman!

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I am not complaining. I feel BAD for our mailman — who I consider a friend. He still had about 3-hours of delivery ahead of him! That meant he wouldn’t get home till close to midnight. That is crazy.

Yes, yes, yes. I know him. I know him well. Yes, he doesn’t normally finish his round till 7 or 8pm, but even for him this was LATE.

Appears that another Alton delivery person walked-out at 1pm. ‘Quit’ is what I was told.

We have had a lot of turnover.

I was expecting some copies of my latest meditation book, from Amazon, in the mail. Amazon said it was out for delivery. We had gone out for dinner and didn’t get back till 8pm. I checked the mailbox. No mail. So, I assumed my books had been delayed till the next day. Then I was out, with the dogs when I saw the headlights of the Jeep approaching. I knew immediately who it was. We talked. I told him to be ‘careful’. It is a tricky route — at night.

I hope they fix whatever the issues are at the Post Office. Nice crew — the last time I visited.


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The Picture Of The Day (Sony a7 II) + 6 Also-Rans: August 23, 2017.

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New Hampshire: Buying Car Out-of-State & Transporting It Back.

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As far as I can see, and I have spoken at length with DMV folks at Concord, N.H. and our (always extremely helpful) Tax collection ladies at Alton Town Hall here are the only valid LEGAL options for purchasing a car out-of-state and bringing it back to New Hampshire.

1. Have it transported to N.H. via a transport service.

2. Trailer it yourself using a flatbed trailer.

3. Go buy the car, out-of-state, bring the title, bill-of-sale and odometer statement back to N.H., get PERMANENT plates, go back, out-of-state, PUT the plates on and drive back.

4. Get valid ‘Transit Plates‘ in the state of purchase and use those to drive the car back.

5. Convince the seller to drive to N.H., with the plates they have, go to a DMV or to your town, complete the purchase and then get plates.


Things that will not work and those that are NOT legal.

** Contrary to what the seller might tell you, you CAN NOT just take N.H. plates from an existing car and use them on the out-of-state car, temporarily, to bring it back. That can land you in some very hot water. A number of sellers that I have spoken to have told me to do this BUT I am not that stupid — contrary to what I may look and act. DMV and others have confirmed that this falls under misuse of plates and is considered a serious crime — as it should be.

** Massachusetts State Troopers (depending on their whim) will refuse to recognize N.H. 20-day Temporary Plates and ticket you! This came as a surprise to me. I know that during my last 30 years in N.H. I have been to MA in cars that had temp plates. I wasn’t stopped BUT it appears that this happens. Check it out.

** N.H. Towns, like Alton, cannot issue 20-day temp. plates. Only DMV locations can do so and you have to have registration, bill of sales etc. in order to get one.


I have been finding all of these to my costs because I have been looking at buying a car out-of-state.

Over the years I have bought a few cars in MA, a Jeep Cherokee in 1989 in Lowell, a red Camaro Z28 in 1987 in Lowell and a Cadillac. I bought a black, fully-loaded Cadillac STS from ‘Cadillac of Norwood‘, in MA, on Thanksgiving eve in 1996. I had done the whole deal over the telephone. Drove down in a Green Firebird that I was trading in and drove back in my black ‘Rocket Ship‘ STS. Can’t remember how the plate situation worked. This was a long time ago and I bought all of these from large dealers. I guess they put some kind of dealer plates. Never had any problems.

But now I was looking at private out-of-state sales.

Transportation is not as bad as it sounds. You can get a car from the East Coast for between $250 and $500. If you have AAA you can get it trailered relatively inexpensively.

Going out-of-state buying the car coming back with the paperwork, getting the plates and going back only really works if the distance is not that great. Once you get to around 100 miles it becomes impractical because you are talking two full round-trips.

The seller driving up to N.H. works but as you can imagine many will not be motivated to do so UNLESS they start getting desparate. I did have a seller who was willing to drive up from Plymouth, MA — but only after he realized that I had ruled him out.

Thought that this might help you.