This has been one “Wild and Crazy” month! More things going on than a juggler at a lumberjack log rolling contest!
No service on my phone traveling through the back of beyond. My phone locked up on me a couple times. Posting on this blog was difficult at best sometimes. Before I knew it a whole week flew by!
Well, you don’t need to hear my excuses. So on to the reason for this post. We rented a car in Salt Lake City, Utah for driving to Colorado to be with our daughter at her wedding.
The “Full Size” vehicle we rented was more like a motorized skateboard! I’m used to our pickup and the relatively high ground clearance. The car was a bit difficult to get used to. See how much lower the car is to our pickup! Also notice the ground clearance between the two.
I got a taste of how the rest of the world sees big trucks. No wonder you guys fear being sucked under a tractor trailer combination while driving next to one.
These two pictures were taken by me as Joe drove back up to Salt Lake City on our return.
We rented a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu. This car was extremely difficult to get in and out of. To get in, either the driver’s or passenger seat, I found it a bit more manageable to get sat first then swing my legs in. It has been forever since I’ve acted like a lady and had to relearn that bit all over again.
The seats, both driver and passenger, are uncomfortable! The front bucket seats are hard and the back support is in the wrong place.
I have become too accustomed to the oversized seats in our pickup and the air ride seats in the big trucks. This car, in my opinion, is not good for long distance traveling.
Road noise was distracting for the first 200 miles. The car sounded as though the wheel bearings were about to seize up.
The road experience was another thing all together. Being so close to the ground 70 mph felt more like 100 mph. The steering on this car was tight. A heavy hand at the wheel of this car made for a couple of frightening moments.
Both Joe and I are used to the extra play in the steering wheels of the used trucks we drive. You have to get a grip on the wheel and work that thing to get the response needed. This car only needed a light touch. Handling this car like our pickup or one of the trucks was the wrong thing to do….as I found out when leaving a parking spot at the airport long term parking area. Thank goodness we were in an area far from the other cars parked.
One major complaint I had about the car was the headrests. They were too far forward when the seat back was upright for my preferred seated position. I found the headrest was not so much of a problem when the seat back was at a more rearward angle. This made my back and neck ache after 10 hours in the car.
We drove to Estes Park, Colorado on Saturday. This car handled well on the twisting roads and hairpin turns. As long as I used a gentle touch on the wheel.
This was one of the times I had trouble with my phone. Most of my pictures were out of focus or blurred. Except for these three.
My two girls – Loreli and Carissa – reconnecting after too many years apart.
That is all for now.
P.S. Lynn, I have read the comment you left on my previous post. Due to phone problems I have been unable to respond. I will remedy that tomorrow.