Do you know what I did last summer?

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I bought a new car!

Well, almost new. A 2019 Ford Fusion, with 2,600 miles. A “lease return”, whatever that means.

I’m really loving this car. It has a bunch of bells and whistles that I’m still figuring out how to use, but I’m getting there.

Took it on a road trip earlier this month, put 4,100 miles on the car, and couldn’t be happier. It averaged 35 mpg, with sections of the trip hitting 40 mpg. It’s very comfortable to drive, and I’m ready to go on another trip. I just have to decide where. Fires and smoke have limited the choices here in California, but I’ll figure something out. Maybe Oregon and Washington before the rainy season starts. Oh, wait… is there a rainy “season” there? Or do they just call that “a year”?

If you see me on the road, give me a wave. If you’re a HAM radio operator, call me on 146.520 MHz. I might even be listening on CB, on channel 17 or 19 or whatever the highway (trucker) channel is in that area.

Happy motoring!

Road Trip pictures

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So here are the pictures I took on the road trip to Yuma.  I didn’t take too many, and most of them are of the prison museum at Yuma.

Three days, 900 miles, snow on the Grapevine (the highway, not the plant), huge, towering dust storms starting in Palm Springs and continuing to Yuma, wrong turns in Indio and El Centro, seeing the border fence from I-8 west of Yuma, seeing Border Patrol units all over the place…


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