As we've noted before, we spend A LOT of time in
whatever vehicle or vehicles we rent, and we get to know the insides of them
very well. So it's important, for no reason I can think of, to commemorate them.
This year, like last year, we had the
maximum number of people you could have and still all fit in one
15-passenger van. By using the back seat and the space
underneath it for luggage, we can all fit in.
This year we had a Ford E350, and it
was for the most part fine. Towards the end of the week,
though, we began to have trouble starting it after it sat overnight
as though there was some kind of small drain on the battery.
But we never found the problem before returning it at the end of the
When we did return it, we had put
exactly 1,825 miles on it. To give you some idea of just how
many miles that is, you could get in the van in Athens, DRIVE all
the way to Las Cruces, New Mexico, and still not have gone 1,825
miles (you'd be about 160 miles short).
You can see all the vehicles we've
rented over the years on our special
page dedicated to them.