When every car you own is over twenty years old, you’re going to be dealing with some smells. After you’ve eliminated every possible source of the odor, it’s time to get a little help in freshening up the car.
Someone hands you the keys to a 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum and tells you to go out and explore….it seems like a dream, right? But that’s exactly what happened to me recently when I participated in a unique event to get to know the newest Ford Explorer first hand. The 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum Adventure Tour was an opportunity for me to experience this new vehicle among some our country’s most beautiful scenery.
When you drive a 1995 van it’s easy to be impressed by the style and features of a new car. But with the 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid it’s a chance to experience pure luxury on the road. We were loaned this beautiful vehicle to make the trip from our home near Seattle, Washington, across the Snoqualmie and Blewitt passes to Wenatchee, Washington.
When Ford asked if I’d like to participate in their Explorer Platinum Adventure Tour, I didn’t hesitate for a moment in saying yes. It’s a chance to be among the first to drive this new vehicle and on some of the most stunning roads in the US and Canada.
I can’t remember that last time we took a summer driving trip. I know it can’t have been that long ago. It seemed like, for our first 20 years of marriage, that was the only type of trip we could afford. We traveled from Washington to California, Oregon, and British Columbia often. While we may have scrimped on vacations back then, one thing we never pinched pennies on was our car tires.
I’ll admit it. I know a lot about tires, but I’ve never even checked my tire pressure. My husband maintains my car, it’s something he enjoys doing for me. At this time of my life, it’s not likely I’ll start doing car DIY, so it’s comforting to know that should I ever require new tires, Sam’s Club can take care of me.