Thursday, October 25, 2007

More info

Thanks to the many of you who have replied about the car. I really appreciate your willingness to help, pray, look, etc. You are awesome.

As a general "heads up" here are a few things I'm looking for:

- A 4-door car or small SUV.

- Good gas mileage (27mpg+)

- I don't care if it has dents, different colored panels, etc... I only care that it is reliable. I drive about 50k miles per year, and I need something that will survive the 12-hour drives across deserts and mountains and long, lonely highways where I don't have cell phone service.

- While minivans are usually spacious and get good mileage, they are a bad option for two reasons:
1. Parking in NYC is tough. The smaller the car, the better.
2. They don't have trunks. I keep a lot of stuff in my trunk when I travel, and if it is visible, it's more likely to be stolen.

- SUVs tend to have the same problem, although some SUVs have a panel that you can pull down to cover the stuff in the trunk. Jeep Libertys are pretty great because of the window/storage-space layout.

- Ideally, I would just get another Camry, because well, it was perfect. But I'm open.

- Also, I am poor.

I'm leaving tomorrow morning to head out west on tour, but I'll be flying, so I don't need a car. If you're anywhere near Portland, OR, or Seattle, WA, you should come and catch a show!


Monday, October 22, 2007

I Thought We Had Something Special...

My dear traveling companion, Trigger (i.e. the Lone Ranger's means of transportation), bit the dust this weekend. He has served me well, taken me around America, and carried me to so many of you over the years. He has survived the streets of New York City, the 405 Freeway in L.A, and the mile-high meandering highways of the Rocky Mountains. But he could not survive a failed transmission, so now... he is going to The Big Interstate in the Sky, if you get my drift. He was a fine Toyota Camry.

If any of you have an affordable, reliable car for sale (preferably one that gets good mileage), let me know... I'm in the market for one and will travel to pick it up! I can promise to give it a good home where it will get to see America and meet lots of wonderful people along the way!

Here's a video of Trigger's last moments... back when we were still hopeful.

R.I.P. Trigger: 1996-2007

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