Sunday, October 16, 2011

Going Truckless in Vermont

We are a truck free family for the first time in 30 years. Toyota called us this summer asking to play "Let's Make A Deal". Their offer: take this envelope over here in exchange for your trusty rusty taco (warning: do not drive your taco Tacoma one more mile) or let us (Toyota) replace the taco's holey frame with a new one.
Let's see; bald tires, cracked windshield, squirrelly brakes, leaky exhaust and 2 weeks left on the inspection sticker... we take the envelope.

So what does my best friend bring home today?

"This is not a truck!" I shout exclaim.

"But honey, she's a diesel," he grins.

"But honey! Can she bring in the firewood, take out the garbage, cover the garden with loads of compost, move the kid's belongings from one home to another, and gather up treasures after a good day perusing yard sales?
"Can she carry our bikes, the skis, the canoe... our important STUFF?" that's what I'd like to know.

A truckload of important stuff!

She is small, kind of loud and rather stinky. However, she averages 40+ miles to the gallon. I reckon she will stay... as long as she carries her weight and then some.


  1. I love the Golf! It can hold lots of stuff, no problem.

  2. We took her out for a trip to Burlington and back, fuel gauge barely budged. I think she's a good fit.


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