The Avalon Rides Again!
The Avalon rides again…happily, I am driving off to Boston/Logan airport in a newly inspected state certified luxury automobile. And for the next year, I shall not speak of buying a new car, I shall be content to drive this one now that it has passed this milestone/hurdle.
I am fond of this beige bomber. She has lasted so long and been so reliable, the true pedigree of Toyota, her now tarnished nameplate. I heard that it’s five billion so far in damages, and it could reach higher. Out of control Priuses are scary, expensive images. I noticed a new commercial they are running, with the good hearted auto mechanic saying ‘thanks for sticking with us. Toyota. ‘ People will still sue.
I am ready for this trip…flying about 4 1/2 hours toward Portugal. But then we’ll land at the Azores, eight islands located about 500 miles out from the shore of Portugal. We have a trip planned which will include hiking bird watching, horseback riding, wineries hopefully some fishing and meeting interesting people who live there.