three days of work (fun?) it was considered "finished"
and is now the "Best Landscaped
Backyard in America," according to Ed.
Dave gets stuck while test-running
and Ed got on the phone and invited the gang over to play
on the rocks and celebrate Mr.Ed's birthday. Ed says,
"Boy was that fun to watch. Broken parts, totally
stuck vehicles. It proved to be tougher than the toughest.
We were winching, fixing, the loader was lifting 4x4s
all over the place. We loved every minute of it. Dave
wanted it to be hardcore and it is."
called just about every hardcore wheeler in Arizona to
come and celebrate Ed's birthday. Some drove a couple
hundred miles just to be there. Of course, everyone had
a great time, with free food, drinks, fun, and two birthday
cakes with Ed's Jeep on them.
date, there have only been a few to do Dave's backyard
from beginning to end without winching or breaking something.
Those known to have done it include Randy (Driven Auto
Parts), Keith Melendy (Ed's son), and Dave Hickman in
his Campbell Enterprise rig.
Ed would like to thank everyone who attended, and, of
course, Dave Hickman for being such a great friend and