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Fun with Rental Cars
July 14th, 2011 by Jessica

We’ve traveled to some incredible destinations over the past decade together.  Some of those trips have created the memories to cherish for a lifetime.  Ironically, many of those instances were tied directly to the cars we rented at our destination’s airport.

It’s seems like a funny thing to do doesn’t it?  Who would generate a blog entry dedicated to rental cars?  Cars are a big part of our life.  From my husband’s love of Transformers to my father’s career with General Motors to our travels to auto museums throughout the country, cars are always a big part of our adventures.

I’ve chosen three cars in particular that have played an integral part of three very special vacations, and I’d like to share with you why.

2004 Jeep Cherokee

2004 Jeep Cherokee

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee – We rented this Wonder Jeep on the Big Island in Hawaii and used it to circumnavigate the island multiple times.  This vehicle took us where no other rental car could dream of.  Its 4×4 action climbed lava rocks, sandy beaches and even suffered a coconut concussion.  Without it, we never could have made it to the Green Sand Beach.  This Jeep made our trip amazing, and we still talk about today!

2009 Mustang GT

2009 Mustang GT

2008 Ford Mustang GT – We rented this beautiful blue convertible Mustang in Vancouver to enjoy in our days prior to board our cruise to Alaska.  Much to our dismay, it rained almost the entire trip.  Just before we were about to take it back, the sun broke free from the sky and we rejoiced!  This little beauty took us around and around Stanley Park with the top down, wind in our hair and spirits finally free.  This Mustang was one of the best things that happened to us in Vancouver.  I also loved the “butt warmers” which made for an especially pleasing ride.

2009 Camaro

2009 Camaro

2009 Chevrolet Camaro – Cliffjumper (from the Transformers) is what this red beauty is known by in our household.  Arriving in Denver for the Fourth of July was the last thing Andrew wanted to do.  Sick to his stomach and exhausted from travel, you can imagine the brain crunching that had to occur when I gave him the keys to our secret rental.  Driving around Denver in a real live Cliffjumper may have just made that trip bearable for him.  We quickly determined that we both pretty much hated the vehicle, but it was really fun to rent one.  We were both scared of harming it in any way.  Getting dirt on the floorboards was some kind of sin.  The blind spots in this car were absolutely horrendous.  People stopped in the parking lots to take their picture with our rental car.  It garnered a massive amount of unwanted attention from the public in Denver.  This rental car definitely made the trip a memorable one.

Here’s hoping that our future holds many more destinations, and more incredible rental cars.

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