Took delivery of my new Escape
17 today. "Toad" is in the driveway and I'm just resting after bringing her home.
Tammy and Reese are pure pleasure to deal with. Tammy, somehow, managed to get the "Toad" decal and had it applied in the last couple days. I tried to video the orientation, but there were too many distractions to do a proper video and if I'm looking through the camera, I'm not paying attention to the information. Have to arrange a date to do that video, without people interupting and distracting noises.
Toad is everything I expected and more. One of the mores is the screen door that I thought was an option. Fridge
is even bigger than I remember. A buddy came over to have a look. He does corporate interior design. He noted the quality materials, the clean and tasteful appearance of materials and fit and finish. Somehow, I think he'll be a customer before long.
Tried to take it easy coming home. Started out at 80 kph on the freeway and soon crept up to 90 and then 100. The RAV4 V6 Sport handles "Toad" with ease. On the big hill I took the slow lane and dropped into 3rd. Ended up passing a Dodge Caravan that was in the middle lane.
Made the hour and a half trip with the license
plate for the trailer sitting on the back seat.
Next week we'll pack the trailer, trying to keep it as light
as possible. I think I'll have to get those polycarbonate wine glasses from Williams and Sonoma for Leslie ( the Old Bag ). I already got myself the beer mugs.
Week after, we head for Princeton, Merritt, maybe Salmon Arm on our maiden voyage.