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The Rental ‘Stang


The Rental ‘Stang, originally uploaded by Big DumpTruck.

Earlier this summer we promised Junior we would rent a convertible and just drive it around for the day, thus getting that need to feel the wind in our hair and bugs in our teeth right out of our systems.

So Sunday we went up to the Manchester Airport and rented this Mustang for the day – total price approx. $125. (If you decide to do this near you, the new rules say you have to either have return flight information or a utility bill in order to use a debit card. Just FYI.)

We took the car over to Maine for the day – it was a big chilly at first, especially driving on the highway, but by the time we got to Kittery it really started warming up. And because we have a new TomTom navigation system, we decided to just drive on any road that looked interesting, knowing that we’d be able to plug in Jane (we call our TomTom the same thing my brother-in-law calls his – Jane is the voice they use) and she’d get us home no matter how “lost” we were. It really makes road trips MUCH more interesting. In fact, we took a road we’d never been on (route 103) and stumbled upon Fort McClary, a fantastic, fabulous find. See my flickr photostream for some cool shots taken at the Fort.

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  1. Anonymous

     /  August 21, 2007

    That’s a nice idea.. glad you enjoyed it. Son should be in Thur’s Champ paper btw.. Did u grab any pics of the red sky last nite ? Jerry

  2. Christine

     /  August 21, 2007

    Sweet wheels. On Saturday, I was taken for a ride in a red Mitsubishi Spyder convertible on Route 2. You should have seen my hair!

    Sounds like a nice takein.

  3. Anji

     /  August 21, 2007

    What a great idea for a day out. i like the idea of getting lost ‘safely’.

  4. Bill

     /  August 21, 2007

    Ummm … top speed? After all, it is supposed to be a muscle car.