jphuard Don't even remember the last time I went to a baseball game... 1d

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jphuard Decided to take a day trip up to Sacramento today to visit @sonsofcars and @garagestar... Now having some #garagestareats because the burger Ken mentioned sounded too good to resist (Gold Rush, added a fried egg on top) 1d

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jphuard Took Beau on a hike, needless to say he loves running around off leash on the trails... #germanshepherd #gsd #husky #dog #rescuedog #dogsofinstagram #phillybhatesme #ccvt #ruffwear #california #ca 2d

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jphuard 54 weeks ago, I met this guy for the first time. 50 weeks ago, he became my first dog. Happy national dog day Beau, you're the best. #germanshepherd #gsd #husky #dog #dogsofinstagram #rescuedog 6d

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jphuard Had a nice afternoon doing lunch and a wine tasting at a local winery... Will admit that the weather was nice today, even though I prefer cooler temperatures. #california #ca #wine #winery #winetasting 1w

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jphuard Skyline Boulevard is no Skyline Drive, but this view of the bay is fantastic.
#ccvt #sanjose #sanfrancisco #california #ca #Mazda #mazdaspeed #mazdaspeed6 #speed6 #phillybhatesme
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jphuard A couple days off the road, a good bit of TLC, and the cars better than ever. Still need to do a few things to it, but it runs and drives great. Feels good to be back in the drivers seat and not just looking at it on jack stands (of course, I say that and the things left to do require it to be on jack stands, but they can wait a little). #Mazda #mx5 #miata #eunos #roadster #phillybhatesme #ccvt #california #ca #crosscountry #roadtrip #theend 1mon

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jphuard Did a lot of car part cleaning today since we're waiting on parts to come in. Painting the valve cover (since its off to do the water pump and timing belt) quickly turned into more disassembly and painting quite a few other parts. We'll likely end up painting the wheels tomorrow too (the same aluminum color as the exhaust heat shield), but the main goal for tomorrow will be replacing the water pump and timing belt. Once those are done, we'll be able to start the car up and see that we're not leaking from anywhere else, at which point we can bolt the front end all back together and get the back end lifted up to do those wheels/brakes and get the exhaust sitting properly in the hangers. Have had a lot of fun so far making sure my dad knows what's going on with this new car of his and sees how to do some of the simple maintenance on it. So for those who were wondering what happened with the car, it's looking like simultaneous water pump and radiator failure.
#Mazda #mx5 #miata #eunos #phillybhatesme #ccvt #sanjose #california #ca #crosscountry #roadtrip #theend #carrepairs
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  •   sleepysteve72 So the water pump went out, car over heated, and cracked one of the radiator end tanks?.... thoughts on an aftermarket coolant gauge for it? 1mon
  •   jphuard @sleepysteve72 not quite. The radiator has had a slow leak for at least a year now, which I didn't bother fixing before getting on the road. Not sure which failed as I was getting to the house, but the radiator had no coolant in it the next day, so I started taking it apart to inspect stuff. Found coolant on the timing belt down by the crank gear, directly below the water pump (with a trail of coolant above it). Car didn't get a chance to overheat 1mon

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jphuard Oh man. In absolute proper form and timing, our cross country trip ended with a pop and a bang. At a mere 0.2 miles from the final destination, 4400 miles into the road trip, I'm pulling away from a stop light and hear a loud pop as the engine slams back due to the bad motor mounts. I'm watching the temperature carefully, thinking the radiator could have finally given up after seeping for who knows how long. Doesn't rise. I pull in front of the house and quickly shut it off. I hop out of the car and stand behind it with a smile growing on my face as I take note of the coolant trail and the puddle in front of the car taking shape. I looked over at Beau with my shit eating grin and manage to say "well, we made it." before I start laughing.

#Mazda #mx5 #miata #eunos #roadster #germanshepherd #gsd #husky #dog #rescuedog #dogsofinstagram #phillybhatesme #ccvt #ruffwear #california #ca #crosscountry #roadtrip #theend
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jphuard Yesterday was a pretty cool day of driving and exploring with Beau... Left New Mexico, stopping at Four Corners (to say we did) and continuing on to the Grand Canyon and ending up in Las Vegas, where I got to have dinner with a Miata friend I made couple months ago selling some parts to and getting to know. Today's long stretch of road will put us at our stopping point for the trip out to the west coast, in San Jose at my parents' house.

#Mazda #mx5 #miata #eunos #roadster #germanshepherd #gsd #husky #dog #rescuedog #dogsofinstagram #phillybhatesme #ccvt #ruffwear #newmexico #nm #clolorado #co #arizona #az #utah #ut #fourcorners #grandcanyon #lasvegas #nevada #nv #sanjose #california #ca
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jphuard Colorado has been amazing, got to see and catch up with friends I hadn't seen in a few years. Ian twisted my arm a little and I ended up staying in Colorado for a second day. Started the day out doing some maintenance/repairs on the car (new front brakes, oil change, tightening loose exhaust) and then went on a little hike. As far as I could tell Beau loved it but it wore him out pretty good. We then took the time to explore Golden and the surrounding are a little more, which we followed up with this gorgeous mountain drive right around sunset to test out the car. Today, as I head down to New Mexico to see another friend, I'll be taking the opportunity to drive Pikes Peak (nothing special, just something I've wanted to do since the first time I ever drove a Miata). I have no doubts today will be as enjoyable as the past two days here in Colorado, and I'm looking forward to the next time I'll get a chance to be here #Mazda #mx5 #miata #eunos #roadster #germanshepherd #gsd #husky #dog #rescuedog #dogsofinstagram #phillybhatesme #ccvt #ruffwear #denver #golden #boulder #colorado #co #hiking #driving #pikespeak 1mon

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jphuard Well we've made it to Colorado and are about an hour out from Denver, where we're making pilgrimage to the original Chipotle location before getting to see some friends I haven't seen in far too long... #Mazda #mx5 #miata #eunos #roadster #germanshepherd #gsd #husky #dog #rescuedog #dogsofinstagram #phillybhatesme #ccvt #ruffwear #webmaster #harness #chipotle #pilgrimage 1mon
  •   jphuard @andras26 what're you up to? Have plans for lunch? 1mon
  •   andras26 I'm free. What time and where? Chipotle? 1mon
  •   jphuard @andras26 GPS is giving me an ETA of 12:10 at the original Chipotle (on Evans) 1mon
  •   andras26 Ok. I think that's by Denver university. See you there 1mon
  •   jackieopup awww! 1mon

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jphuard Welcome to Kansas. It's exactly what I was led to believe it would be like: cornfields and nothingness all around. Currently boring myself to death as I approach l/enter Wichita.
#Mazda #mx5 #miata #eunos #roadster #germanshepherd #gsd #husky #dog #rescuedog #dogsofinstagram #phillybhatesme #ccvt #kansas #ks #nofilter
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  •   andras26 Where are you headed? Going through Denver? 1mon
  •   jphuard @andras26 somewhere west of Salina KS tonight and then Golden tomorrow 1mon
  •   andras26 Well stop by if want. We are only 20 min from golden. 1mon
  •   notheothertyler Its so cool seeing this car go cross country 1mon
  •   jphuard @notheothertyler it's holding up pretty well hah. When I park tonight I'll have done about 2300 miles in the past five days (first day was a lazy day). I think I might do the front brakes and change the oil again tomorrow when I get to Colorado (before I head out into the desert) 1mon
  •   notheothertyler Glad to hear she's doing well, such a great car. I'm sure its an awesome experience taking it all the way there and i hope your dad loves it. 1mon

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jphuard As far as the driving today, Beau and I have been on an especially convoluted route, taking a combination of back roads and interstates to see some smaller towns. Neither of us was particularly impressed by Arkansas or Oklahoma, but Missouri has been a bit more interesting with its mountainous roads and rock formations (this pic). I also don't have especially high hopes for Kansas, our stopping point for today... #Mazda #mx5 #miata #eunos #roadster #germanshepherd #gsd #husky #dog #rescuedog #dogsofinstagram #phillybhatesme #ccvt #arkansas #ar #oklahoma #ok #missouri #mo #kansas #ks #rockformation #countryroad 1mon

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jphuard I'm not usually one to geek out over trains but I couldn't help it today. Saw this old Kansas City Southern locomotive within minutes of having seen a current one on the tracks and instantly missed the days where I'd go down to the tracks and take pictures of passing trains while exploring. #Mazda #mx5 #miata #eunos #roadster #germanshepherd #gsd #husky #dog #rescuedog #dogsofinstagram #phillybhatesme #ccvt #kansascitysouthern #kcs #train #trainporn #locomotive #artdeco 1mon

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jphuard Had a great time in New Orleans, enjoyed being shown the city by my brother while Beau had an overnight play date. Another day another adventure, we're now in the middle of nowhere en route to the middle of nowhere. #Mazda #mx5 #miata #eunos #roadster #germanshepherd #gsd #husky #dog #rescuedog #dogsofinstagram #phillybhatesme #ccvt 1mon

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jphuard Leave it to me to meet the guy riding around Bourbon street high on a bike and find out he's from Wytheville, then get the honor of a picture with him without being harassed for money simply because I knew where Wytheville was and how to pronounce it correctly. #cantescapevirginia #wiffle 1mon

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jphuard I don't think I could be any happier with the #Ruffwear #SwampCooler cooling vest I picked up for Beau this morning at REI... It's kept him cool all day through the 95*+ heat with 50%+ humidity we've had all day driving through Alabama and now he's sleeping like a baby as we're crossing through Mississippi to end up in New Orleans #Mazda #mx5 #miata #eunos #roadster #germanshepherd #gsd #husky #dog #rescuedog #dogsofinstagram #phillybhatesme #ccvt 1mon

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jphuard Seeing the U.S. with Beau, one day at a time. On the way to Georgia, stopped to see the sunset over Chattanooga. #crosscountry #roadtrip #Mazda #mx5 #miata #eunos #roadster #germanshepherd #gsd #husky #dog #rescuedog #dogsofinstagram #phillybhatesme #ccvt #atlanta #georgia #ga #chattanooga #tennessee #tn #sunset 1mon

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