Tag Archives: Spaldam

Hello world!

Welcome to my new site! This will hopefully make it easier for everyone to follow what I’m doing!  Be sure to sign up for notifications so you can get an e-mail every time I add new content! I know my FJ is noisy on the freeway, but I’ve redone my website and wanted to give […]


Reinforce Lower Link Mounts on an FJ Cruiser

Installing Trailworx Lower Link Skids by welding them is the best way to reinforce the weak lower link mounts on the frame of an FJ Cruiser. We only had one very minor issue caused by one of the stock mounts being tweaked slightly, but with a little grinding on the mount and shaving of the […]


Young Single Adults Video

This video was created in early 2002 or late 2001, I don’t remember exactly. It’s basically a slideshow from when I was in a Young Single Adult Ward, which is basically a Church congregation for Young Single Adults. It contains images from the many adventures and fun things we did together as a Ward Family. […]


Doran Canyon – Calico Ghost Town California

Doran Canyon of the Odessa / Doran Loop has more of a desert feel. When traveling this area, you will notice that the mostly desert landscape is very different than its counterpart Odessa Canyon. Doran does have one big difference when it comes to the trail drive, “Doran Gate Keeper”. Doran’s Gate Keeper is an […]


Happy Valentines Day

The three kids are wishing you a Happy Valentines Day as they prepare their Valentines gifts for their classmates. They show off Elena of Avalor, Cars, Avengers, and Fun Dip! O, and I show the kids how to do a Power Point! Music: Love – bensound.com


How to Build a Budget Gaming or Video Editing Computer

I built up my computer so I could have something better to game on, and edit videos on.   How to Build a Gaming Computer on a Budget: My Parts list: Old Computer with monitor, keyboard, and mouse = $50 (HP 2210m monitor, 6 year old Costco Computer) EVGA 500W – $40 ASUS mother board – […]


Best Smartphone Components for 2017, and Goodbye Note 7

Having to deal with the Note 7 fiasco was hard, but here’s what I eventually did about it: I say good bye to my Samsung Galaxy Note 7 after trying to destroy it, and give you clues as to what phone I now have. All while talking about what we can expect to see in […]


Cleaning Up FJ After Mud Bath North of the Mogollon Rim

Spaldam is cleaning up his FJ Cruiser after getting in the mud near Flagstaff Arizona just north of the Mogollon Rim the day after a big rain storm.


Fry Lake, Coconino National Forest, Arizona

Fry Lake is a very scenic area, and popular place for cattle grazing in the summer time. The cows are typically brought up form the Verde Valley via Jerome Road. It’s a beautiful meadow full of flowers in the summer time, and typically snowed over in the winter. Get the trail details and download a […]


Jerome Road, Coconino NF, Arizona

Out in the deep depths of western Coconino National Forest is an old off-road dirt trail called Jerome Road. Today it is primarily used as a connecting trail to and from Casner Mountain Trail. I can only speculate that the origins of this road have something to do with the old ghost town of Jerome […]


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