My chariot for the next 31 days..
Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 10:14PM
[Raul Keally]

Avis didn't have a Chevy Aveo so instead I received a semi-upgrade from sub-compact to compact and will now be cruising the open road in a Ford Focus SE.  It has 26K miles on it and I'll probably need to get an oil change along the way.  The hardest thing to squeeze into this car was my mountain bike.  I had to remove the front tire, bar ends and had to flatten the rear tire to get it to fit.  At one point I thought one of the rear windows was going to shatter from using so much force to get the doors to close.  For all the stuff I had I was actually surprised that it all fit - thanks to the large trunk space.  I placed the first (San Francisco) of what will be many bumper stickers in the window and will snap a pic in the morning.  Early day tomorrow, picking up my Dad and the first stop is Ashland, OR.

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